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1. US20190245955 - Foldable device and method for controlling the same

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United States of America
Application Number 16263332
Application Date 31.01.2019
Publication Number 20190245955
Publication Date 08.08.2019
Grant Number 10645205
Grant Date 05.05.2020
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06F 1/16
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
16Constructional details or arrangements
H04M 1/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
02Constructional features of telephone sets
G06F 3/0488
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces
0487using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser
0488using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
CPC
G06F 1/1616
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1615with several enclosures having relative motions, each enclosure supporting at least one I/O or computing function
1616with folding flat displays, e.g. laptop computers or notebooks having a clamshell configuration, with body parts pivoting to an open position around an axis parallel to the plane they define in closed position
H04M 1/0216
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
02Constructional features of telephone sets
0202Portable telephone sets, e.g. cordless phones, mobile phones or bar type handsets
0206Portable telephones comprising a plurality of mechanically joined movable body parts, e.g. hinged housings
0208characterized by the relative motions of the body parts
0214Foldable telephones, i.e. with body parts pivoting to an open position around an axis parallel to the plane they define in closed position
0216Foldable in one direction, i.e. using a one degree of freedom hinge
G06F 1/1624
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1615with several enclosures having relative motions, each enclosure supporting at least one I/O or computing function
1624with sliding enclosures, e.g. sliding keyboard or display
G06F 1/1641
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1633Constructional details or arrangements of portable computers not specific to the type of enclosures covered by groups G06F1/1615 - G06F1/1626
1637Details related to the display arrangement, including those related to the mounting of the display in the housing
1641the display being formed by a plurality of foldable display components
G06F 1/1643
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1633Constructional details or arrangements of portable computers not specific to the type of enclosures covered by groups G06F1/1615 - G06F1/1626
1637Details related to the display arrangement, including those related to the mounting of the display in the housing
1643the display being associated to a digitizer, e.g. laptops that can be used as penpads
G06F 1/1652
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
16Constructional details or arrangements
1613for portable computers
1633Constructional details or arrangements of portable computers not specific to the type of enclosures covered by groups G06F1/1615 - G06F1/1626
1637Details related to the display arrangement, including those related to the mounting of the display in the housing
1652the display being flexible, e.g. mimicking a sheet of paper, or rollable
Applicants SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
Inventors Jung Hun Lee
Agents Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Title
(EN) Foldable device and method for controlling the same
Abstract
(EN)

A foldable device includes: a panel support unit including a first support plate, a second support plate, and a multi-joint member connecting between the first support plate and the second support plate; and a display panel on the first support plate, the second support plate, and the multi-joint member, and the multi-joint member includes a plurality of joint units, each including a fixed end supporting the display panel and a free end extending from the fixed end and rotatable about a hinge shaft, and distances between the free ends of at least two adjacent first joint units among the plurality of joint units are regular when the display panel is in a folded state and an opened state.

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