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KR20140036625A
KR20140036625A KR1020120102948A KR20120102948A KR20140036625A KR 20140036625 A KR20140036625 A KR 20140036625A KR 1020120102948 A KR1020120102948 A KR 1020120102948A KR 20120102948 A KR20120102948 A KR 20120102948A KR 20140036625 A KR20140036625 A KR 20140036625A
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M1/00Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers; Analogous equipment at exchanges
    • H04M1/02Constructional features of telephone sets
    • H04M1/0202Portable telephone sets, e.g. cordless phones, mobile phones or bar type handsets
    • H04M1/0249Details of the mechanical connection between the housing parts or relating to the method of assembly
    • 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

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A mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a case having a window mounting portion, a frame coupled to the case and supporting the electronic elements, and a fastening boss formed to penetrate the frame and the case, The fastening boss is coupled to the frame to be spaced apart from the window mounted on the window seat.

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[0001] MOBILE TERMINAL [0002]

One embodiment of the present invention relates to a coupling structure of a terminal.

As the functions are diversified, the terminal is implemented in the form of a multimedia device having a complex function of, for example, taking pictures or moving pictures, playing music or moving picture files, receiving games and receiving broadcasts have.

The terminal can move And may be divided into a mobile terminal and a stationary terminal depending on whether the mobile terminal is a mobile terminal or a mobile terminal. A portable terminal is a portable device having one or more functions capable of performing voice and video communication, capable of inputting / outputting information, and storing data, which can be carried while being portable.

In order to support and enhance the functionality of such terminals, it may be considered to improve the structural and / or software parts of the terminal.

In particular, the case of the mobile terminal is coupled to each other the front case and the rear case to form the appearance of the terminal, the frame may be coupled to the case is formed to support the inside of the terminal.

Since the frame has a certain stiffness, a method of extending the function of the terminal or increasing the stiffness of the terminal body using the frame may be considered. That is, a coupling structure between the respective components of the improved terminal using a frame may be considered.

One object of the present invention is to provide a coupling structure that can prevent damage to the window when coupling between the frame and the case using a screw.

In order to achieve the above object of the present invention, a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention, a case having a window seating portion, the frame and the frame and the coupling to the electronic device is formed to support the case and the It includes a fastening boss formed to penetrate the case, the fastening boss is coupled to the frame so as to be spaced apart from the window mounted to the window mounting portion.

According to an example related to the present invention, the frame may be formed of a metal material.

According to an example related to the present disclosure, the window may be disposed on one surface of the case, and a carrier constituting the antenna device may be disposed on the other surface of the case.

According to an example related to the present invention, a fastening screw may be inserted through the carrier and the fastening boss to couple the carrier and the fastening boss.

According to an example related to the present invention, the fastening boss may be integrally formed by being welded to the frame.

According to an example related to the present invention, a hole formed along the inner circumference of the fastening boss may extend in a first direction, and the frame may include a stepped portion extending in a second direction crossing the first direction. .

According to an example related to the present invention, the stepped portion may include a through hole, and a part of the fastening boss may be inserted into the through hole.

According to an example related to the present invention, the stepped portion and the window may be disposed to be spaced apart from each other.

According to an example related to the present invention, the case, the frame and the fastening boss may be integrally formed by injection molding.

In addition, another embodiment of the present invention, the window is seated on one surface, the coupling member is mounted on the other surface of the case, the frame integrally formed in the case and the frame and the case And a fastening boss coupled to the frame formed to penetrate through the coupling member, and the fastening boss is supported by the frame to prevent the case from being deformed due to the fastening screw inserted into the fastening boss through the coupling member. Initiate a mobile terminal.

The mobile terminal according to the at least one embodiment of the present invention configured as described above is supported by the frame to which the fastening boss is fixed due to the load that can be applied to the window due to the insertion of the fastening screw. Damage can be prevented.

In addition, the fastening screw is inserted through the hole of the carrier and the hole of the fastening boss, so that the carrier, the flexible circuit board, and the case may be integrally assembled, and thus, between the carrier, the flexible circuit board, the case, the frame, and the window. Tight couplings can be made.

1 is a block diagram of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention;
2 is a front perspective view of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention;
3 is a rear perspective view of the mobile terminal of FIG. 2;
FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of FIG. 3; FIG.
5 is an enlarged view of a portion A of FIG. 4.
6 is a conceptual diagram illustrating a fastening boss and a frame according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken along line IV-IV of FIG. 5.
8 shows an example of comparison with respect to the embodiment shown in FIG. 7.
9 and 10 are a cross-sectional view and a perspective view of the case and the carrier coupled.
11 is an exploded perspective view of FIG. 9;

Hereinafter, a mobile terminal according to the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the 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. In the present specification, the same or similar reference numerals are given to different embodiments in the same or similar configurations. As used herein, the singular forms "a", "an" and "the" include plural referents unless the context clearly dictates otherwise.

The mobile terminal described in this specification may include a mobile phone, a smart phone, a laptop computer, a digital broadcasting terminal, a PDA (Personal Digital Assistants), a PMP (Portable Multimedia Player), and navigation. 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.

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. 1 are not essential, and a mobile terminal having 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, an EPG (Electronic Program Guide) of DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) or an ESG (Electronic Service Guide) 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 Broadcast-Handheld (ISDB-T), Integrated Services Digital Broadcast-Terrestrial (ISDB-T), and the like. 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. WLAN (Wi-Fi), Wibro (Wireless broadband), Wimax (World Interoperability for Microwave Access), HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) and the like can be used as wireless Internet technologies.

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. 1, an A / V (Audio / Video) 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 communication mode or the photographing mode. The processed image frame can be displayed on the base portion 265 (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 may be a liquid crystal display (LCD), a thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT LCD), an organic light-emitting diode (OLED), a flexible display display, and 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 each other, or may be disposed on different surfaces.

(Hereinafter, referred to as a 'touch screen') in which a display unit 151 and a sensor for sensing a touch operation (hereinafter, referred to as 'touch sensor') form a mutual layer structure, It 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. 1, a proximity sensor 141 may be disposed in an inner region of the mobile terminal or in the vicinity of the touch screen, which is surrounded by 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.

Examples of the proximity sensor include a transmission photoelectric sensor, a direct reflection photoelectric sensor, a mirror reflection photoelectric sensor, a high frequency oscillation proximity sensor, a capacitive proximity sensor, a magnetic proximity sensor, and an infrared proximity sensor. And to detect the proximity of the pointer by the change of the electric field along the proximity of the pointer when the touch screen is electrostatic. In this case, the touch screen (touch sensor) may be classified as a proximity sensor.

Hereinafter, for convenience of explanation, the act of recognizing that the pointer is positioned on the touch screen while the pointer is not in contact with the touch screen is referred to as "proximity touch & The act of actually touching the pointer on the screen is called "contact touch. &Quot; The position where the pointer is proximately touched on the touch screen means a position where the pointer is vertically corresponding to the touch screen when the pointer is touched.

The proximity sensor detects a proximity touch and a proximity touch pattern (e.g., a proximity touch distance, a proximity touch direction, a proximity touch speed, a proximity touch time, a proximity touch position, a proximity touch movement state, and the like). Information corresponding to the detected proximity touch operation and the proximity touch pattern may be output on the touch screen.

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. Vibration is a representative example of the haptic effect generated by the haptic module 154. The intensity and pattern of the vibration generated by the hit module 154 can be controlled. For example, different vibrations may be synthesized and output or sequentially output.

In addition to the vibration, the haptic module 154 may be used for stimulation such as a pin array vertically moving with respect to the contact skin surface, a jetting force or suction force of air through an injection or inlet, grazing to the skin surface, contact of an electrode, and electrostatic force. 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. The haptic module 154 may include two or more haptic modules 154 according to the configuration of the portable 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 port for connecting a device with a wired / wireless headset port, an external charger port, a wired / wireless data port, a memory card port, an identification module, an audio I / 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.

When the mobile terminal 100 is connected to an external cradle, the interface unit 170 may be a path through which power from the cradle is supplied to the mobile terminal 100, or various commands A signal may be a path through which the signal is transmitted to the mobile terminal. The various command signals or the power source input from the cradle may be operated as a signal 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 controller 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 external power and internal power under the control of the controller 180 and supplies power necessary for operation of the respective components.

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. [

FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention, and FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of the mobile terminal shown in FIG. 2. Referring to FIG.

Referring to FIGS. 2 and 3, the mobile terminal 200 includes a bar-shaped terminal body 204. However, the present invention is not limited thereto, and can be applied to various structures such as a slide type, a folder type, and a swing type in which two or more bodies are coupled to be movable relative to each other. Further, the mobile terminal described herein may be any portable electronic device having a camera and flash, for example, a mobile phone, a smart phone, a notebook computer, a digital broadcast terminal, a Personal Digital Assistants ), A PMO (Portable Multimedia Player), and the like.

The mobile terminal (200) according to the present invention includes a terminal body (204) constituting its appearance.

The casing (casing, housing, cover, etc.) constituting the external appearance of the terminal body 204 is formed by the front case 201, the rear case 202, and the battery case 203. The battery case 203 is formed so as to cover the rear surface of the rear case 202.

Various electronic components are embedded in the space formed between the front case 201 and the rear case 202. The cases may be formed by injection molding a synthetic resin, or may be formed to have a metal material such as stainless steel (STS) or titanium (Ti) or the like.

The display unit 210 includes a display unit 210, a first sound output unit 211, a front camera unit 216, a side key 214, an interface unit 215, and a signal input unit 217 .

The display unit 210 includes an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) module, an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) module, and an e-paper for visually expressing information. The display unit 210 may include touch sensing means for inputting data by a touch method. Hereinafter, the display unit 210 including the touch sensing unit will be referred to as a 'touch screen'. If any one of the touches on the touch screen 210 is touched, the contents corresponding to the touched position are input. The content input by the touch method may be a letter or a number, an instruction in various modes, a menu item which can be designated, and the like. The touch sensing means is formed in a translucent manner so that the display portion can be seen, and a structure for enhancing the visibility of the touch screen in a bright place may be included. Referring to FIG. 2, the touch screen 210 occupies most of the front surface of the front case 201.

The first sound output unit 211 may be implemented as a receiver for delivering a call sound to a user's ear or a loud speaker for outputting various alarm sounds or multimedia playback sounds.

The front camera unit 216 processes an image frame such as a still image or a moving image obtained by the image sensor in the video communication mode or the photographing mode. The processed image frame can be displayed on the display unit 210. [

The image frame processed by the front camera 216 can be stored in the memory 160 or transmitted to the outside through the wireless communication unit 110. [ The front camera 216 may be provided in two or more depending on the use environment.

The signal input unit 217 is operated to receive a command for controlling the operation of the mobile terminal 200 and may include a plurality of input keys. The input keys may also be referred to as a manipulating portion and may be employed in any manner as long as the user has a tactile sense and operates in a tactile manner.

For example, a dome switch or touch screen capable of receiving a command or information by a push or touch operation of a user, a touch pad, or a wheel, a jog type or a joystick for rotating a key . The contents input by the signal input unit 217 can be variously set. For example, to enter start, end, scroll, and the like.

Side keys 214, an interface unit 215, a sound input unit 213, and the like are disposed on side surfaces of the front case 201.

The side key 214 may be collectively referred to as an operation unit, and a command for controlling the operation of the mobile terminal 200 may be input. The side key 214 may be employed in any manner as long as the user is operating in a tactile manner with a tactile impression. The content input by the side key 214 can be variously set. For example, by the side key 214, it is possible to control the image input units 216 and 221, adjust the size of the sound output from the sound output unit 211, or switch the display unit 210 to the touch recognition mode Command can be input.

The sound input unit 213 may be implemented, for example, in the form of a microphone to receive a user's voice, other sounds, and the like.

The interface unit 215 is a channel through which the mobile terminal 200 related to the present invention can exchange data with an external device. For example, the interface unit 215 may be a wired or wireless connection terminal for connecting to an earphone, a port for short-range communication (for example, an IrDA port, a Bluetooth port, a wireless LAN port A wireless LAN port) or the like, or power supply terminals for supplying power to the mobile terminal 200. The interface unit 215 may be implemented as a socket for receiving an external card such as a SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) or a UIM (User Identity Module) or a memory card for storing information.

A power supply unit 240 and a rear camera unit 221 are disposed on the rear surface of the terminal body 204.

A flash 222 and a mirror (not shown) may be disposed adjacent to the rear camera unit 221. The flash illuminates the subject toward the subject when the subject is photographed by the rear camera unit 221.

The mirror allows the user to illuminate the user's own face or the like in the case where the user intends to photograph (self-photograph) himself / herself by using the rear camera unit 221. [

The rear camera unit 221 may have a photographing direction substantially opposite to that of the front camera unit 216 disposed on the front side and may be a camera having different pixels from the front camera unit 216. [

For example, the front camera unit 216 has low pixels so that it is easy to capture a face of a user in the case of a video call or the like and transmit the face to the other party. The rear camera unit 221 photographs a general subject and immediately transmits It is preferable to have a high pixel. The front and rear camera units 216 and 221 may be installed in the terminal body 204 to be rotatable or pop-upable.

The battery 240 supplies power to the mobile terminal 200. The battery 240 may be embedded in the terminal body 204 or may be detached from the terminal body 204 directly.

4 is an exploded perspective view of FIG.

Referring to FIG. 4, the mobile terminal includes a window 210a and a display module 210b that constitute the display unit 210. Referring to FIG. The window 210a may be coupled to one surface of the front case 201. [ The window 210a and the display module 210b may be integrally formed.

A frame 260 is formed to support electrical elements between the front case 201 and the rear case 202. The frame 260 is formed to support at least one of the display module 210b, the camera module 221, the antenna device, the battery 240, and the circuit board 250 .

The frame 260 may be partially exposed to the outside of the terminal. In addition, the frame 260 may constitute a part of a sliding module that connects the main body and the display unit to each other in a slide type terminal, not a bar type.

4 shows that the circuit board 250 is disposed between the frame 260 and the rear case 202 and the display module 210b is coupled to one side of the frame 260 . The circuit board 250 and the battery may be disposed on the other surface of the frame 260 and the battery case 203 may be coupled to the rear case 202 to cover the battery.

The window 210a is coupled to one surface of the front case 201. A touch sensing pattern 210c may be formed on one side of the window 210a to detect a touch. The touch sensing pattern 210c is formed to sense the touch input and is made of light transmissive. The touch sensing pattern 210c may be mounted on the front surface of the window 210a and may be configured to convert a change in a voltage or the like occurring in a specific portion of the window 210a into an electrical input signal.

The display module 210b is mounted on the rear surface of the window 210a. In this embodiment, a thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) is disclosed as an example of the display module 210b, but the present invention is not limited thereto.

For example, the display module 210b may be a liquid crystal display (LCD), an organic light-emitting diode (OLED), a flexible display, a three-dimensional display .

As described above, the circuit board 250 may be formed on one side of the frame 260, but may be mounted on the lower side of the display module 210b. At least one electronic device is mounted on the lower surface of the circuit board 250.

A recessed receptacle is formed in the frame 260 to receive the battery 240. A contact terminal connected to the circuit board 250 may be formed on one side of the battery receiving part to supply power to the terminal body.

An antenna device may be formed on the upper or lower end of the mobile terminal. Also, the plurality of antenna devices may be disposed at each end of the terminal, and each antenna device may be configured to transmit and receive radio signals of different frequency bands. The antenna device may include a conductive pattern 271 (see FIG. 10) formed on one side of the carrier 270.

The frame 260 may be formed of a metal material so that sufficient rigidity can be maintained even if the frame 260 is formed to have a small thickness. The metal frame 260 may operate as a ground. That is, the circuit board 250 or the antenna device may be grounded to the frame 260, and the frame 260 may operate as the circuit board 250 or the ground of the antenna device. In this case, the frame 260 may extend the ground of the mobile terminal.

The circuit board 250 is electrically connected to the antenna device and is configured to process a wireless signal (or radio electromagnetic wave) transmitted and received by the antenna device. For processing of the radio signal, a plurality of transmission / reception circuits may be formed or mounted on the circuit board 250.

The transceiver circuits may be formed including one or more integrated circuits and associated electrical components. In one example, the transceiver circuitry may include a transmit integrated circuit, a receive integrated circuit, a switching circuit, an amplifier, and the like.

A plurality of transceiver circuits are simultaneously powered by conductive members formed of a conductive pattern that is a radiator, so that a plurality of antenna devices can operate simultaneously. For example, while either one is transmitting, the other can receive, both transmit or both receive.

The coaxial cable may be formed to connect the circuit board and each antenna device to each other. In one example, the coaxial cable may be connected to a feeder that feeds the antenna devices. The power feeding devices may be formed on one surface of the flexible circuit board 242, which is formed to process signals input from the operation unit 217. [ The other surface of the flexible circuit board 242 may be combined with a signal transmission unit formed to transmit a signal of the operation unit 217. [ In this case, a dome may be formed on the other surface of the flexible circuit board 242, and an actuator may be formed in the signal transmission unit.

5 is an enlarged view of a portion A of FIG. 4, and FIG. 6 is a conceptual diagram illustrating a fastening boss 262 and a frame according to an embodiment of the present invention. 6 illustrates a case 201 integrally formed with the frame 260, in order to more specifically illustrate the frame 260.

The display module 210b and the window 210a may be stacked on the top surface of the front case 201. That is, the display module 210b may be disposed on the top surface of the front case 201, and the window 210a may be disposed to cover the display module 210b and the case 201. The window 210a is coupled to the window seat 205, which is a portion recessed inward from one surface of the case 201. The window 210a and the case 201 may be bonded to each other by double-sided tape or adhesive or may be coupled to each other by fastening means such as screws. The window seat 205 may be formed to support the window 210a while being coupled with the window 210a.

The frame 260 is integrally formed with the case 201. For example, the frame 260 and the case 201 may be integrally formed by injection molding. Injection molding process the inner surface to correspond to the shape of the case 201 in the mold divided into upper and lower, and then fixed the frame 260 to the mold and press the molten synthetic resin to a mold at a predetermined pressure to the case 201 Say that to form.

The frame 260 is formed to have a constant rigidity. To this end, it may be formed of a metal material. As such a metal, an alloy or stainless steel may be used.

The display module 210b may be coupled to one surface of the frame 260, and the frame 260 may be formed to support the display module 210b. The battery 240 and the circuit board 250 may be coupled to the other surface of the frame 260. As such, the frame 260 is coupled to a plurality of members, and the frame 260 is formed to support the members to be coupled. In addition, when the frame 260 is formed of a metal material, the frame 260 may be electrically connected to electrical elements among the members to be coupled to thereby extend the ground of each electrical element.

The frame 260 is formed to have a predetermined area, and the frame 260 may include a frame body formed to support the display module 210b and a stepped portion 261 extending outward from the frame 260 body. have. The fastening boss 262 may be coupled to the stepped portion 261. When the stepped part 261 and the fastening boss 262 are each formed of a metal material, the stepped part 261 and the fastening boss 262 may be integrally formed by welding. The stepped part 261 may include a through hole, and a part of the fastening boss 262 may be inserted into the through hole.

The fastening boss 262 is a portion in which a screw groove corresponding to the thread is formed on the inner circumference thereof and is formed to penetrate the frame 260 and the case 201.

A touch sensing pattern 210c including conductive lines is formed on the rear surface of the window 210a. The mobile terminal according to the embodiment of the present invention is formed so that almost the front surface of the window 210a enables touch input. As illustrated in FIG. 6, a touch sensing pattern 210c is formed in the window 210a from the first area to the second area. The touch sensing pattern 210c may be formed of transparent electrode lines that cross each other, and may detect a touch by an electrostatic method.

When the information is displayed through the display module 210b, the first area may be a touch input such as a tap, drag, or flick for selecting the information, and the second area may be displayed on the second area. A region in which a tap operation is performed on a mark associated with information of an area to manipulate information of the first area.

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line IV-IV of FIG. 5, and FIG. 8 is a diagram illustrating an example of comparison with respect to the embodiment illustrated in FIG. 7.

In particular, FIG. 7 and FIG. 8 illustrate a lower assembly structure of the mobile terminal, and illustrates a coupling relationship between the window 210a, the case 201, and the frame 260.

According to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the window 210a having the touch sensing pattern 210c formed on the bottom thereof is disposed at the bottom thereof, and the case 201 is disposed thereon. The window 210a is seated on the window seat 205 of the case 201. The frame 260 is integrally formed with the case 201, and as shown in FIG. 7, the stepped portion 261 of the frame 260 is integrally formed with the case 201. The fastening boss 262 is coupled to the frame 260, and in particular, the fastening boss 262 is coupled to the stepped portion 261 of the frame 260. Coupling of the stepped portion 261 and the fastening boss 262 may be made by welding.

The hole formed along the inner circumference of the fastening boss 262 extends in the first direction, and the stepped portion 261 is formed to extend in the second direction (X-axis direction) crossing the first direction (Y-axis direction). . When the fastening screw 275 is inserted into the fastening boss 262, a load is applied to the case 201. That is, when the fastening screw 275 is inserted into the fastening boss 262, the case 201 in contact with the window 210a may be deformed toward the window 210a.

However, if the step portion 261 is formed in the second direction crossing the first direction to which the load is applied, the step portion 261 may support the load applied to the case 201. If the stepped part 261 is not present, the case 201 may be deformed due to the fastening screw 275 inserted into the fastening boss 262 to damage the window 210a. That is, the fastening boss 262 is coupled to the frame 260, so that the frame 260 can support the load applied toward the window 210a.

The stepped part 261 is disposed to be spaced apart from the window 210a. The case 201 may be formed at the side end of the stepped part 261 to fill a space spaced between the stepped part 261 and the window 210a. Since the stepped part 261 is spaced apart from the window 210a, the fastening boss 262 may also be disposed to be spaced apart from the window 210a. An empty space may be formed between the stepped portion 261 to which the fastening boss 262 is coupled and the window 210a.

Looking at the comparative example shown in Figure 8 it can be better understood the advantages of the present invention. As shown, the frame 260 ′ is integrally formed on the case 201, and a window 210a is disposed on the bottom surface of the case 201. In addition, a fastening boss 262 ′ is integrally formed with the case 201. When the fastening screw 275 is inserted into the fastening boss 262 'in this state, the case 201 disposed below the fastening boss 262' is deformed. When a part of the case 201 protrudes toward the window 210a, the window 210a and the case 201 may be separated from each other, and the touch sensing pattern 210c may be formed on the rear surface of the window 210a. This can be damaged.

9 and 10 are cross-sectional views and perspective views in a case in which the case 201 and the carrier 270 are coupled, and FIG. 11 is an exploded perspective view of FIG. 9.

When the window 210a is seated on the top surface of the case 201, the carrier 270 constituting the antenna may be coupled to the bottom surface. A plurality of conductive patterns 271 may be formed on one surface of the carrier 270. Each conductive pattern acts as an emitter in the antenna that emits radio signals in a particular frequency band. The carrier 270 may be coupled to the case 201.

Holes may be formed to penetrate the carrier 270. A fastening screw 275 may be inserted into the hole to couple the carrier 270 to the case 201.

The flexible circuit board 242 is mounted between the carrier 270 and the case 201. The flexible circuit board 242 is formed to transmit the touch signal sensed in the second area of the window 210a to the circuit board 250. In addition, the flexible circuit board 242 is connected to the socket 219. The flexible circuit board 242 may also be provided with a feed connection part and a ground connection part for feeding or grounding the conductive patterns, respectively.

The flexible circuit board 242 becomes a path for signals generated on the second area of the window 210a, signals transmitted and received through the antenna, and signals transmitted and received through the socket 219.

As shown in FIG. 9, the carrier 270, the flexible circuit board 242, the case 201, and the window 210a are sequentially stacked, and the fastening screw 275 includes holes and fastening bosses of the carrier 270. The carrier 270, the flexible circuit board 242, and the case 201 may be integrally assembled by being inserted through the hole of 262. As a result, a firm coupling may be achieved between the carrier 270, the flexible circuit board 242, the case 201, the frame 260, and the window 210a.

In addition, since the load that can be applied to the window 210a by the insertion of the fastening screw 275 is supported by the frame 260 to which the fastening boss 262 is fixed, damage to the window 210a that may occur in the assembling process may occur. Can be prevented.

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

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  1. A case having a window seat;
    A frame coupled to the case and configured to support the electronic devices; And
    A fastening boss formed to penetrate the frame and the case;
    The fastening boss is coupled to the frame so as to be spaced apart from the window mounted on the window mounting portion.
  2. The method of claim 1,
    The frame is a mobile terminal, characterized in that formed of a metal material.
  3. The method of claim 1,
    The window is disposed on one surface of the case,
    The mobile terminal, characterized in that the carrier constituting the antenna device is disposed on the other surface of the case.
  4. The method of claim 3,
    A mobile terminal, characterized in that the fastening screw is inserted through the carrier and the fastening boss to couple the carrier and the fastening boss.
  5. 3. The method of claim 2,
    The fastening boss is welded to the frame, characterized in that the mobile terminal is formed integrally.
  6. The method of claim 1,
    Holes formed along the inner circumference of the fastening boss extends in the first direction,
    And the frame has a step portion extending in a second direction crossing the first direction.
  7. The method according to claim 6,
    The stepped portion has a through hole,
    Mobile terminal, characterized in that a part of the fastening boss is inserted into the through hole.
  8. 8. The method of claim 7,
    The stepped part and the window are mobile terminal, characterized in that spaced apart from each other.
  9. The method of claim 1,
    The case, the frame and the fastening boss is a mobile terminal, characterized in that formed integrally by injection molding.
  10. A case in which a window is seated on one surface;
    Coupling member mounted on the other side of the case;
    A frame formed integrally with the case; And
    A fastening boss coupled to the frame formed to penetrate the frame and the case;
    A mobile terminal, characterized in that the fastening boss is supported by the frame to prevent the case from being deformed due to the fastening screw inserted into the fastening boss through the coupling member.
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