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KR20130079019A
KR20130079019A KR1020120000257A KR20120000257A KR20130079019A KR 20130079019 A KR20130079019 A KR 20130079019A KR 1020120000257 A KR1020120000257 A KR 1020120000257A KR 20120000257 A KR20120000257 A KR 20120000257A KR 20130079019 A KR20130079019 A KR 20130079019A
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엘지전자 주식회사
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01QANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS
    • H01Q1/00Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas
    • H01Q1/12Supports; Mounting means
    • H01Q1/22Supports; Mounting means by structural association with other equipment or articles
    • H01Q1/24Supports; Mounting means by structural association with other equipment or articles with receiving set
    • H01Q1/241Supports; Mounting means by structural association with other equipment or articles with receiving set used in mobile communications, e.g. GSM
    • H01Q1/242Supports; Mounting means by structural association with other equipment or articles with receiving set used in mobile communications, e.g. GSM specially adapted for hand-held use
    • H01Q1/243Supports; Mounting means by structural association with other equipment or articles with receiving set used in mobile communications, e.g. GSM specially adapted for hand-held use with built-in antennas
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
    • H04M1/02Constructional features of telephone sets
    • H04M1/0202Portable telephone sets, e.g. cordless phones, mobile phones or bar type handsets
    • H04M1/026Details of the structure or mounting of specific components
    • H04M1/0262Details of the structure or mounting of specific components for a battery compartment
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
    • H04M1/02Constructional features of telephone sets
    • H04M1/0202Portable telephone sets, e.g. cordless phones, mobile phones or bar type handsets
    • H04M1/026Details of the structure or mounting of specific components
    • H04M1/0266Details of the structure or mounting of specific components for a display module assembly
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
    • H04M1/02Constructional features of telephone sets
    • H04M1/0202Portable telephone sets, e.g. cordless phones, mobile phones or bar type handsets
    • H04M1/026Details of the structure or mounting of specific components
    • H04M1/0277Details of the structure or mounting of specific components for a printed circuit board assembly

Abstract

PURPOSE: A mobile terminal is provided to arrange electronic devices while using a high capacity battery and to extend the size of a battery accepting unit. CONSTITUTION: A display unit is arranged on a part of a battery accepting unit. The display unit outputs visual information. A flexible printed circuit board (220) is electrically connected to the display unit between the battery accepting unit and a main body. The flexible printed circuit board is extended along the battery accepting unit. A circuit board (210) is arranged between the battery accepting unit and the main body. The circuit board is connected to the flexible printed circuit board in order to control the display unit.

Description

[0001] MOBILE TERMINAL [0002]

The present invention relates to a mobile terminal in which a circuit board and a display unit are connected to each other by a flexible circuit board.

The terminal can move And can be divided into a mobile / portable terminal and a stationary terminal depending on whether the mobile terminal is a mobile terminal or a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal can be divided into a handheld terminal and a vehicle mount terminal according to whether the user can directly carry the mobile terminal.

Such a terminal has various functions, for example, in the form of a multimedia device having multiple functions such as photographing and photographing of a moving picture, reproduction of a music or video file, reception of a game and broadcasting, etc. .

Various new attempts have been made in terms of hardware or software to implement the complex functions of such multimedia devices. For example, a user interface environment is provided for a user to easily and conveniently search for or select a function. In addition, mobile terminals are regarded as personal items for expressing their individuality, and various design forms are required.

In this way, as the new approach is applied in software, the battery of the terminal becomes increasingly large, but this is a limiting factor in making the terminal design compact. Therefore, a method of compactly configuring a terminal design while using a large capacity battery may be considered.

One object of the present invention is to provide a mobile terminal in which electronic devices are compactly arranged while using a large capacity battery.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a mechanism for connecting the circuit board and the display unit with each other in a limited space.

In order to achieve the above object, the mobile terminal according to the present invention includes a terminal body, a battery accommodating portion formed in the main body and configured to accommodate a battery, and at least a portion of which is overlapped with the battery accommodating portion. A display unit configured to output visual information, a flexible circuit board electrically connected to the display unit between the battery accommodating unit and one end of the main body and extending along one side of the battery accommodating unit toward the other end of the main body; And a circuit board disposed between the battery accommodating part and the other end of the main body and connected to the flexible circuit board to control the display part.

As an example related to the present invention, the mobile terminal is configured to receive a radio signal and includes an antenna device disposed to overlap the flexible circuit board. The antenna device includes a housing and a plurality of conductors.

The housing is fixed to the main body, is disposed in parallel to one side of the battery accommodating portion, and at least a portion of the housing is formed to overlap the flexible circuit board. The plurality of conductors are sequentially received from each other in the housing, and can be drawn out of the main body. The antenna device is disposed between one side of the battery accommodating part and the side of the terminal.

As another example related to the present invention, the flexible circuit board may include a first connection part formed in a direction crossing one side of the battery accommodating part and electrically connected to the display part, and electrically connected to the first connection part. And an extension part extending along one side of the battery accommodating part, and a second connection part bent from the extension part and electrically connected to the circuit board.

The flexible circuit board may include a third connection part spaced apart from each other in the thickness direction of the first connection part and the main body, and formed between the first connection part and the extension part and electrically connected to the electronic device.

As another example related to the present invention, the battery accommodating part is formed in a frame mounted to the main body, and the shield member is formed to cover the antenna device. The shield member includes a mounting portion mounted to the frame, a protrusion protruding from the mounting portion in the thickness direction of the terminal, and a bent portion bent from the protrusion to cover the antenna device.

The shield member is formed of a conductor and is connected to the flexible circuit board and the ground for the ground extension. The mounting portion and the bent portion are connected to the frame and the flexible circuit board by welding, respectively.

According to the present invention, since the flexible circuit board is formed along one side of the battery accommodating part to connect the circuit board and the display part, the size of the battery accommodating part can be expanded without increasing the width direction of the terminal. Furthermore, since the antenna device and the flexible circuit board overlap, a large capacity battery can be applied to the terminal while maintaining a compact structure.

In addition, according to the present invention, since the shield member is formed in a two-layer structure, it is easy to overlap the antenna device and the flexible circuit board. In addition, as the shield member is grounded to the flexible circuit board, the extension of the ground may be easily implemented.

1 is a front perspective view of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention;
2 is a rear perspective view of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention;
3 is an exploded perspective view of the mobile terminal of FIG.
4 is an exploded perspective view of the mobile terminal of FIG. 2;
5 is a cross-sectional view of the mobile terminal along the line VV of FIG.
6A and 6B are exploded perspective views showing another embodiment of the present invention.
7 is a block diagram illustrating a portable terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention.

EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION Hereinafter, the portable terminal which concerns on this invention is demonstrated in detail with reference to drawings. The suffix "module" and " part "for the components used in the following description are given or mixed in consideration of ease of specification, and do not have their own meaning or role.

The mobile terminal described herein includes a mobile phone, a smart phone, a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a digital broadcasting terminal, a personal digital assistant (PDA), a portable multimedia player (PMP), navigation, and the like. Can be. However, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that the configuration according to the embodiments described herein may be applied to a fixed terminal such as a digital TV, a desktop computer, and the like, unless the configuration is applicable only to a mobile terminal.

1 is a front perspective view of an example of a mobile terminal 100 according to the present invention.

The disclosed mobile terminal 100 includes a bar-shaped terminal body. However, the present invention is not limited thereto, and can be applied to various structures such as a slide type, a folder type, a swing type, and a swivel type in which two or more bodies are relatively movably coupled.

The terminal body includes a casing (casing, housing, cover, etc.) forming an external appearance. In this embodiment, the case may be divided into a front case 101, a rear case 102, and an intermediate case 103. Various electronic components are embedded in the space formed between the front case 101 and the intermediate case 103 and between the intermediate case 103 and the rear case 102. The case can also consist of the front case 101 and the rear case 102 only.

The cases may be formed by injecting synthetic resin or may be formed of a metal material, for example, a metal material such as stainless steel (STS) or titanium (Ti).

The display unit 151, the sound output unit 152, the camera 121, the user input units 130/131 and 132, the microphone 122, the interface 170, and the like may be disposed in the front body 101 have.

The display unit 151 occupies most of the main surface of the front case 101. A sound output unit 151 and a camera 121 are disposed in an area adjacent to one end of both ends of the display unit 151 and a user input unit 131 and a microphone 122 are disposed in an area adjacent to the other end.

The user input unit 130 is manipulated to receive a command for controlling the operation of the mobile terminal 100 and may include first and second manipulation units 131 and 132. The manipulators 131 and 132 may also be collectively referred to as manipulating portions, and may be employed in any manner as long as the user is tactile in a tactile manner. According to this embodiment, the first manipulator 131 is disposed in the front case 101, and the second manipulator 132 is disposed in the intermediate case 103.

Content input by the first or second manipulation units 131 and 132 may be variously set. For example, the first operation unit 131 receives a command such as start, end, scroll, and the like, and the second operation unit 132 adjusts the volume of the sound output from the sound output unit 152 or the display unit 151. Commands such as switching to the touch recognition mode may be input.

The interface unit 170 may be disposed in the intermediate case 103. The interface unit 170 serves as a path allowing the mobile terminal to exchange data with an external device. For example, the interface 170 is wired or wirelessly, a connection terminal for connecting with an earphone, a port for short-range communication (for example, an infrared port (IrDA port), a Bluetooth port, a wireless LAN port ( wireless Lan port), or at least one of power supply terminals for supplying power to the mobile terminal.

2 is a rear perspective view of the mobile terminal shown in FIG.

Referring to FIG. 2, a camera 121 ′ may be additionally mounted on the rear of the terminal body, that is, the rear case 102. The camera 121 'may have a photographing direction substantially opposite to the camera 121 (see FIG. 2A), and may be a camera having different pixels from the camera 121.

For example, the camera 121 may have a low pixel so that the face of the user can be photographed and transmitted to the other party in case of a video call or the like, and the camera 121 ' It is preferable to have a large number of pixels. The cameras 121 and 121 'may be installed in the terminal body so as to be rotatable or pop-upable.

A flash 123 and a mirror 124 are further disposed adjacent to the camera 121 '. The flash 123 illuminates the subject when the subject is photographed by the camera 121 '. The mirror 124 allows the user to illuminate the user's own face or the like when the user intends to shoot himself / herself (self-photographing) using the camera 121 '.

An acoustic output 152 'may be additionally disposed on the rear surface of the terminal body. The sound output unit 152 'may implement the stereo function together with the sound output unit 152 (see FIG. 2A), and may be used for the implementation of the speakerphone mode during a call.

In addition to the antenna for talking and the like, a broadcast signal reception antenna 116 may be additionally disposed on the side of the terminal body. The antenna 116 constituting a part of the broadcast receiving module 111 (see FIG. 7) may be installed to be pulled out from the terminal body.

The terminal body is equipped with a power supply unit 190 (see FIG. 7) for supplying power to the mobile terminal 100. The power supply unit 190 may be a battery built in the terminal body or configured to be directly removable from the outside of the terminal body. The battery cover 191 for covering the power supply unit 190 is detachably mounted to the terminal body according to the present embodiment.

The present invention proposes a mechanism in which electronic devices are compactly arranged while using a large capacity battery. This mechanism will be described in more detail below.

3 is an exploded perspective view of the mobile terminal of FIG. 1, FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of the mobile terminal of FIG. 2, and FIG. 5 is a cross-sectional view of the mobile terminal along the line VV of FIG. 1.

Referring to FIG. 3, a display module 151 for outputting visual information is mounted in a space formed between the front case 101 and the intermediate case 103. The circuit board 210 is mounted in a space formed between the intermediate case 103 and the rear case 102. A plurality of electronic devices 211 / 211a and 211b are mounted on the circuit board 210, and any one of them may be a device for controlling the display module 151.

The intermediate case 103 may be a frame in which various electronic devices may be mounted while forming the exterior of the terminal. However, the present invention is not necessarily limited thereto, and the frame may be built in the terminal.

The front case 101 has a button hole 104 in which the first manipulator 131 is disposed. The first manipulation unit 131 may include a key button 131a disposed in the button hole 105 so as to be pressed, and a switch unit 131b for inputting information as the key button 131a is pressed. . Here, the button case 105 may be formed in the intermediate case 103, and the switch unit 131a may be mounted on the rear surface of the intermediate case 103.

Referring to FIG. 4, the intermediate case 103 is formed with a battery accommodating portion 293 configured to accommodate the battery 292.

The battery accommodating portion 293 is formed in a recessed shape on the main surface of the intermediate case 103 and is disposed in the middle portion of the main surface. The rear case 102 has a through hole corresponding to the battery accommodating portion 293, and the through hole forms a part of the sidewall of the battery accommodating portion 293. The battery 292 accommodated in the battery accommodating part 293 is covered by the battery cover 294 (see FIG. 2). The battery cover 294 is provided as an example of a case forming an appearance of the terminal body, and covers the entire rear surface of the terminal.

According to the figure, at least a portion of the display module 151 overlaps the battery accommodating portion 293 in the thickness direction of the terminal, and is electrically connected to the circuit board 210 by the flexible circuit board 220.

More specifically, the flexible circuit board 220 is electrically connected to the display module 151 between the battery accommodating part 293 and one end of the terminal body and toward the other end of the terminal body. Extends along one side of the. In addition, the circuit board 210 is disposed between the battery accommodating part 293 and the other end of the terminal body, and is connected to the flexible circuit board 220 to control the display module 151.

According to this structure, the widthwise size of the battery accommodating portion 293 can be expanded without increasing the widthwise size of the terminal, and thus a large capacity battery can be employed.

4 and 5, an antenna device 230 configured to receive a radio signal is disposed at one side of the frame. The antenna device 230 includes a housing 231 and a plurality of conductors (not shown).

The housing 231 is fixed to the frame and is disposed parallel to one side of the battery accommodating portion 293. More specifically, the housing 231 is disposed between the side of the terminal body and one side of the battery accommodating portion 293. A plurality of conductors are sequentially received in each other in the housing 231, and can be drawn out of the terminal body. That is, the antenna device 230 may be operated in a telescopic form. As such an example, the antenna device may be an antenna for DMB reception.

However, the present invention is not limited thereto, and the antenna device may be an antenna for wireless communication, data reception, GPS reception, or the like, or may be an internal antenna that is not drawn out to the outside.

Referring to the drawings, the antenna device 230, for example, the housing 231 is disposed to overlap with the flexible circuit board 220. More specifically, the flexible circuit board 220 includes a first connection part 221, an extension part 222, and a second connection part 223.

The first connector 221 is formed in a direction crossing the one side of the battery accommodating portion 293, and becomes a part electrically connected to the display module 151. For such a connection, a through hole penetrating toward the display module 151 may be formed in the frame.

The extension part 222 is electrically connected to the first connection part 221 and becomes a part extending along one side of the battery accommodating part 293. The extension part 222 overlaps the antenna device 230 in the thickness direction of the terminal, thereby allowing the size of the battery accommodating part 293 to be expanded without increasing the width direction as well as the thickness direction of the terminal. .

The second connection part 223 is bent from the extension part 222 and becomes a part electrically connected to the circuit board 210. In particular, the second connection part 223 may be completely out of the battery accommodating part 293, and may be connected to the circuit board 210 between the battery accommodating part 293 and one end of the terminal body.

The flexible printed circuit board 220 is spaced apart from each other in the thickness direction of the first connector 221 and the terminal body and is formed between the first connector 221 and the extension part 222. ) May be included. The display module may be directly connected to the third connector 224. As another example, the display module 151 may be directly connected to the first connector 221, and another electronic device such as a speaker may be electrically connected to the third connector 224.

Referring to the drawings, a shield member 240 formed to cover the antenna device 230 may be mounted on the frame. The shield member 240 includes a mounting portion 241, a protrusion 242, and a bent portion 243, and is configured to protect at least a portion of the antenna device 230.

The mounting part 241 is a part to be mounted to the frame, through which the shield member 240 may be mounted to the frame. The mounting portion 241 may be mounted by welding (W1). For this purpose, the mounting portion 241 is formed to be parallel to the main surface of the frame, and a specific portion of the frame contacting the mounting portion 241 is made of metal. Can be done.

The protrusion 242 may be a portion protruding from the mounting portion 241 in the thickness direction of the terminal, and the bent portion 243 may be a portion bent at the protrusion 242 to cover the antenna device 230. That is, the shield member 240 is made of a two-layer structure in the terminal thickness direction. As described above, as the shield member 240 is formed in a two-layer structure, the antenna device 230 and the flexible circuit board 220 may be easily overlapped.

According to the illustration, the shield member 240 is formed of a conductor, and is connected to the flexible circuit board 220 to the ground to extend the ground. In this example, the bent portion 243 may be connected to the flexible circuit board 220 by welding (W2) or soldering. As described above, as the shield member 240 is grounded to the flexible circuit board 220, the ground is easily expanded.

The mechanism using the large capacity battery related to the present invention described above may be modified in various forms. In the following modifications or embodiments, the same or similar reference numerals are assigned to the same or similar components as the foregoing examples, and the description is replaced with the first description.

6A and 6B are exploded perspective views showing another embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 6A, the flexible circuit board may be replaced with a coaxial cable 320.

In order to arrange the coaxial cable 320 between the antenna device 330 and the battery accommodating part 393, the inclined portion 344 is formed on the shield member 340. The inclined portion 344 is formed between the protrusion 342 and the bent portion 343 of the shield member 340, the coaxial cable 320 may be disposed in the space secured by the inclined portion 344. .

Referring to FIG. 6B, the flexible circuit board 420 is erected perpendicular to the width direction of the terminal. According to this structure, the flexible circuit board 420 overlaps the antenna device 430 in the width direction of the terminal. More specifically, the flexible circuit board 420 is folded so that the extension part 422 of the flexible circuit board 420 is perpendicular to the first connection part 221 (see FIG. 4) and the second connection part 223 (see FIG. 4). It can be configured to.

According to the illustration, the flexible circuit board 420 may be grounded to the protrusion 442 of the shield member 440. The ground connection is implemented by welding (W2) or soldering, it can be easily fixed even if the flexible circuit board 420 is arranged vertically.

7 is a block diagram of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention.

The mobile terminal 100 includes a wireless communication unit 110, an audio / video input unit 120, a user input unit 130, a sensing unit 140, an output unit 150, a memory 160, A controller 170, a controller 180, a power supply 190, and the like. The components shown in FIG. 7 are not essential, so a mobile terminal with more or fewer components may be implemented.

Hereinafter, the components will be described in order.

The wireless communication unit 110 may include one or more modules for enabling wireless communication between the mobile terminal 100 and the wireless communication system or between the mobile terminal 100 and the network in which the mobile terminal 100 is located. For example, the wireless communication unit 110 may include a broadcast receiving module 111, a mobile communication module 112, a wireless Internet module 113, a short range communication module 114, and a location information module 115 .

The broadcast receiving module 111 receives a broadcast signal and / or broadcast related information from an external broadcast management server through a broadcast channel.

The broadcast channel may include a satellite channel and a terrestrial channel. The broadcast management server may refer to a server for generating and transmitting broadcast signals and / or broadcast related information, or a server for receiving broadcast signals and / or broadcast related information generated by the broadcast management server and transmitting the generated broadcast signals and / or broadcast related information. The broadcast signal may include a TV broadcast signal, a radio broadcast signal, a data broadcast signal, and a broadcast signal in which a data broadcast signal is combined with a TV broadcast signal or a radio broadcast signal.

The broadcast-related information may refer to a broadcast channel, a broadcast program, or information related to a broadcast service provider. The broadcast related information may also be provided through a mobile communication network. In this case, it may be received by the mobile communication module 112.

The broadcast related information may exist in various forms. For example, it may exist in the form of Electronic Program Guide (EPG) of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) or Electronic Service Guide (ESG) of Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H).

For example, the broadcast receiving module 111 may be a Digital Multimedia Broadcasting-Terrestrial (DMB-T), a Digital Multimedia Broadcasting-Satellite (DMB-S), a Media Forward Link Only And a Digital Broadcasting System (ISDB-T) (Integrated Services Digital Broadcast-Terrestrial). Of course, the broadcast receiving module 111 may be adapted to other broadcasting systems as well as the digital broadcasting system described above.

The broadcast signal and / or broadcast related information received through the broadcast receiving module 111 may be stored in the memory 160.

The mobile communication module 112 transmits and receives radio signals to at least one of a base station, an external terminal, and a server on a mobile communication network. The wireless signal may include various types of data depending on a voice call signal, a video call signal or a text / multimedia message transmission / reception.

The wireless Internet module 113 is a module for wireless Internet access, and may be built in or externally attached to the mobile terminal 100. Wireless Internet technologies may include Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), Wireless Broadband (Wibro), World Interoperability for Microwave Access (Wimax), High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), and the like.

The short range communication module 114 refers to a module for short range communication. Bluetooth, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), infrared data association (IrDA), Ultra Wideband (UWB), ZigBee, and the like can be used as a short range communication technology.

The position information module 115 is a module for obtaining the position of the mobile terminal, and a representative example thereof is a Global Position System (GPS) module.

Referring to FIG. 7, the A / V input unit 120 is for inputting an audio signal or a video signal, and may include a camera 121 and a microphone 122. The camera 121 processes image frames such as still images or moving images obtained by the image sensor in the video call mode or the photographing mode. The processed image frame can be displayed on the display unit 151. [

The image frame processed by the camera 121 may be stored in the memory 160 or transmitted to the outside through the wireless communication unit 110. [ Two or more cameras 121 may be provided depending on the use environment.

The microphone 122 receives an external sound signal through a microphone in a communication mode, a recording mode, a voice recognition mode, or the like, and processes it as electrical voice data. The processed voice data can be converted into a form that can be transmitted to the mobile communication base station through the mobile communication module 112 when the voice data is in the call mode, and output. Various noise reduction algorithms may be implemented in the microphone 122 to remove noise generated in receiving an external sound signal.

The user input unit 130 generates input data for a user to control the operation of the terminal. The user input unit 130 may include a key pad dome switch, a touch pad (static pressure / capacitance), a jog wheel, a jog switch, and the like.

The sensing unit 140 senses the current state of the mobile terminal 100 such as the open / close state of the mobile terminal 100, the position of the mobile terminal 100, the presence or absence of user contact, the orientation of the mobile terminal, And generates a sensing signal for controlling the operation of the mobile terminal 100. For example, when the mobile terminal 100 is in the form of a slide phone, it may sense whether the slide phone is opened or closed. In addition, whether the power supply unit 190 is supplied with power, whether the interface unit 170 is coupled to the external device may be sensed. Meanwhile, the sensing unit 140 may include a proximity sensor 141.

The output unit 150 is for generating output related to the visual, auditory or tactile sense and includes a display unit 151, an audio output module 152, an alarm unit 153, and a haptic module 154 .

The display unit 151 displays (outputs) information processed by the mobile terminal 100. For example, when the mobile terminal is in the call mode, a UI (User Interface) or a GUI (Graphic User Interface) associated with a call is displayed. When the mobile terminal 100 is in the video communication mode or the photographing mode, the photographed and / or received video or UI and GUI are displayed.

The display unit 151 is a liquid crystal display (LCD), a thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT LCD), an organic light-emitting diode (OLED), a flexible display (flexible) and at least one of a 3D display.

Some of these displays may be transparent or light transmissive so that they can be seen through. This can be referred to as a transparent display, and a typical example of the transparent display is TOLED (Transparent OLED) and the like. The rear structure of the display unit 151 may also be of a light transmission type. With this structure, the user can see an object located behind the terminal body through the area occupied by the display unit 151 of the terminal body.

There may be two or more display units 151 according to the embodiment of the mobile terminal 100. For example, in the mobile terminal 100, a plurality of display portions may be spaced apart from one another, or may be disposed integrally with one another, and may be disposed on different surfaces, respectively.

When the display unit 151 and a sensor for detecting a touch operation (hereinafter, referred to as a touch sensor) form a mutual layer structure (hereinafter referred to as a touch screen), the display unit 151 may be configured in addition to an output device. Can also be used as an input device. The touch sensor may have the form of, for example, a touch film, a touch sheet, a touch pad, or the like.

The touch sensor may be configured to convert a change in a pressure applied to a specific portion of the display unit 151 or a capacitance generated in a specific portion of the display unit 151 into an electrical input signal. The touch sensor can be configured to detect not only the position and area to be touched but also the pressure at the time of touch.

If there is a touch input to the touch sensor, the corresponding signal (s) is sent to the touch controller. The touch controller processes the signal (s) and transmits the corresponding data to the controller 180. As a result, the controller 180 can know which area of the display unit 151 is touched.

Referring to FIG. 7, the proximity sensor 141 may be disposed in an inner region of the mobile terminal surrounded by the touch screen or near the touch screen. The proximity sensor refers to a sensor that detects the presence or absence of an object approaching a predetermined detection surface or a nearby object without mechanical contact using the force of an electromagnetic field or infrared rays. The proximity sensor has a longer life span than the contact sensor and its utilization is also high.

The sound output module 152 may output audio data received from the wireless communication unit 110 or stored in the memory 160 in a call signal reception, a call mode or a recording mode, a voice recognition mode, a broadcast reception mode, and the like. The sound output module 152 also outputs sound signals related to functions (e.g., call signal reception sound, message reception sound, etc.) performed in the mobile terminal 100. [ The audio output module 152 may include a receiver, a speaker, a buzzer, and the like.

The alarm unit 153 outputs a signal for notifying the occurrence of an event of the mobile terminal 100. Examples of events that occur in the mobile terminal include call signal reception, message reception, key signal input, touch input, and the like. The alarm unit 153 may output a signal for notifying the occurrence of an event in a form other than the video signal or the audio signal, for example, vibration. The video signal or the audio signal may be output through the display unit 151 or the audio output module 152 so that they may be classified as a part of the alarm unit 153.

The haptic module 154 generates various tactile effects that the user can feel. A typical example of the haptic effect generated by the haptic module 154 is vibration. The intensity and pattern of vibration generated by the haptic module 154 can be controlled. For example, different vibrations may be synthesized and output or sequentially output.

In addition to vibration, the haptic module 154 may be configured to provide a pin array that vertically moves with respect to the contact skin surface, a jetting force or suction force of air through an injection or inlet port, grazing to the skin surface, contact of an electrode, electrostatic force, and the like. Various tactile effects can be generated, such as effects by the endothermic and the reproduction of a sense of cold using the elements capable of endotherm or heat generation.

The haptic module 154 can be implemented not only to transmit the tactile effect through the direct contact but also to allow the user to feel the tactile effect through the muscular sensation of the finger or arm. At least two haptic modules 154 may be provided according to the configuration of the mobile terminal 100.

The memory 160 may store a program for the operation of the controller 180 and temporarily store input / output data (e.g., a phone book, a message, a still image, a moving picture, etc.). The memory 160 may store data on vibration and sound of various patterns outputted when a touch is input on the touch screen.

The memory 160 may be a flash memory type, a hard disk type, a multimedia card micro type, a card type memory (for example, SD or XD memory), a RAM (Random Access Memory), SRAM (Static Random Access Memory), ROM (Read Only Memory), EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory), PROM A disk, and / or an optical disk. The mobile terminal 100 may operate in association with a web storage that performs a storage function of the memory 160 on the Internet.

The interface unit 170 serves as a path for communication with all external devices connected to the mobile terminal 100. The interface unit 170 receives data from an external device or supplies power to each component in the mobile terminal 100 or transmits data to the external device. For example, a wired / wireless headset port, an external charger port, a wired / wireless data port, a memory card port, a port for connecting a device having an identification module, an audio I / O port, A video input / output (I / O) port, an earphone port, and the like may be included in the interface unit 170.

The identification module is a chip for storing various information for authenticating the use right of the mobile terminal 100 and includes a user identification module (UIM), a subscriber identity module (SIM), a general user authentication module A Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM), and the like. Devices with identification modules (hereinafter referred to as "identification devices") can be manufactured in a smart card format. Accordingly, the identification device can be connected to the terminal 100 through the port.

The interface unit 170 may be a passage through which power from the cradle is supplied to the mobile terminal 100 when the mobile terminal 100 is connected to an external cradle, or various command signals input from the cradle by a user. May be a passage that is delivered to the mobile terminal. Various command signals or power input from the cradle may be operated as signals for recognizing that the mobile terminal is correctly mounted on the cradle.

The controller 180 typically controls the overall operation of the mobile terminal. For example, voice communication, data communication, video communication, and the like. The control unit 180 may include a multimedia module 181 for multimedia playback. The multimedia module 181 may be implemented in the control unit 180 or may be implemented separately from the control unit 180. [

The control unit 180 may perform a pattern recognition process for recognizing handwriting input or drawing input performed on the touch screen as characters and images, respectively.

The power supply unit 190 receives an external power source and an internal power source under the control of the controller 180 to supply power for operation of each component.

The various embodiments described herein may be embodied in a recording medium readable by a computer or similar device using, for example, software, hardware, or a combination thereof.

According to a hardware implementation, the embodiments described herein include application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), digital signal processors (DSPs), digital signal processing devices (DSPDs), programmable logic devices (PLDs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and the like. It may be implemented using at least one of processors, controllers, micro-controllers, microprocessors, and electrical units for performing other functions. The described embodiments may be implemented by the controller 180 itself.

According to the software implementation, embodiments such as the procedures and functions described herein may be implemented as separate software modules. Each of the software modules may perform one or more of the functions and operations described herein. Software code can be implemented in a software application written in a suitable programming language. The software code is stored in the memory 160 and can be executed by the control unit 180. [

The mobile terminal described above can be applied not only to the configuration and method of the embodiments described above but also to the embodiments described above so that all or some of the embodiments may be selectively combined have.

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A terminal body;
A battery accommodating part formed in the main body and configured to accommodate a battery;
A display unit at least partially disposed to overlap the battery accommodating unit and configured to output visual information;
A flexible circuit board electrically connected to the display unit between the battery accommodating unit and one end of the main body and extending along one side of the battery accommodating unit toward the other end of the main body; And
And a circuit board disposed between the battery accommodating part and the other end of the main body and connected to the flexible circuit board to control the display part.
The method of claim 1,
And an antenna device configured to receive a radio signal and disposed to overlap the flexible circuit board.
The method of claim 2,
The antenna device includes:
A housing fixed to the main body, disposed in parallel to one side of the battery accommodating part, and at least a portion of which overlaps with the flexible circuit board; And
And a plurality of conductors sequentially received in the housing, the conductors being retractable out of the body.
The method of claim 2,
The antenna device is a mobile terminal, characterized in that disposed between the side of the terminal and the battery receiving portion.
The method of claim 1,
The flexible circuit board includes:
A first connection part formed in a direction crossing the one side of the battery accommodating part and electrically connected to the display part;
An extension part electrically connected to the first connection part and extending along one side of the battery accommodating part; And
A mobile terminal which is bent at the extension part and includes a second connection part electrically connected to the circuit board.
The method of claim 5,
The flexible circuit board includes:
And a third connection part spaced apart from each other in the thickness direction of the first connection part and the main body, and formed between the first connection part and the extension part and electrically connected to the electronic device.
The method of claim 1,
The battery accommodating part is formed in a frame mounted to the main body, characterized in that the frame is equipped with a shield member made to cover the antenna device.
The method of claim 7, wherein
The shield member,
A mounting part mounted to the frame;
Protrusions protruding from the mounting portion in the thickness direction of the terminal; And
A mobile terminal including a bending portion bent from the protrusion to cover the antenna device.
The method of claim 7, wherein
The shield member is formed of a conductor, and the mobile terminal, characterized in that connected to the ground and the flexible circuit board for extending the ground.
10. The method of claim 9,
And the mounting portion and the bent portion are connected to the frame and the flexible circuit board by welding, respectively.
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