Samsung Electronics has been granted a patent for a display device with a unique coupling film that electrically connects circuit boards. The film includes multiple coupling parts overlapping the display panel, enhancing connectivity and efficiency. GlobalData’s report on Samsung Electronics gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Samsung Electronics, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Samsung Electronics's grant share as of February 2024 was 57%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Display device with coupling film connecting circuit boards and display panel

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11924969B2) discloses a display device with a unique design for improved functionality. The device includes a display panel with a display area defined by two directions, a first circuit board, and a second circuit board positioned apart from the display panel. A coupling film electrically connects the circuit boards and the display panel, featuring three coupling parts that overlap in a top plan view. The design allows for efficient electrical connection and flexibility in assembly, enhancing the overall performance of the display device.

Furthermore, the patent details additional features such as adhesive members for secure attachment, a control unit on one of the circuit boards, and the use of flexible circuit boards for electrical coupling. The coupling film's bendable nature along a folding axis adds to the device's versatility and ease of use. With a focus on practicality and innovation, this patented display device showcases advancements in display technology that could potentially impact various industries requiring high-quality visual interfaces.

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