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349 - Liquid crystal cells, elements and systems

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349114000 Dielectric mirror (i.e., in devices excited other than by photoconductive layer) or transflector 134
349115000 Cholesteric reflector 26
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20100014031LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Transflective-type and reflection-type liquid crystal display devices having a high image quality are provided at low cost.01-21-2010
20080259258Reflex Liquid Crystal Display Device, Display Apparatus, Projection Optical System, and Projection Display System - A superior reflex type vertically-aligned liquid crystal display device wherein the refractive index anisotropy Δn of its liquid crystal material is controlled to be more than 0.1, and the transmissivity of the liquid crystal is saturated with facility at a low voltage below 5 to 6V despite a reduction of the thickness of the vertically-aligned liquid crystal layer to less than 2 μm, hence achieving satisfactory driving at a practically low voltage while attaining another advantage of remarkable improvement in the transmissivity itself. Therefore, the display device indicates a sufficient transmissivity, an excellent low-voltage driving characteristic and a fast response. Further improvements are realizable in a display apparatus, a projection optical system and a projection display system by the use of such display device.10-23-2008
20130038825DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a pair of substrates, a display medium interposed between the pair of substrates, and a pixel including a reflective region for performing reflective display and a transmissive region for performing transmissive display. A voltage is applied to the display medium through at least a pixel electrode and a common electrode, at least one the pixel electrode and the common electrode being provided with a slit. The pixel electrode can be provided with the slit in at least the reflective region, and the common electrode is provided with the slit in the reflective region and/or the transmissive region.02-14-2013
20130038826OPTICAL SYSTEM - An optical system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a reflective imaging element having a first principal face which is struck by light emitted from a display panel, a second principal face parallel to the first principal face, and two mutually-orthogonal specular elements being perpendicular to the first principal face, and causes an image displayed on a display surface of the display panel to form an image at a position of planar symmetry with respect to the reflective imaging element as a plane of symmetry. A transparent substrate which is disposed on at least either the first principal face side or the second principal face side of the reflective imaging element is further included, and first light striking the transparent substrate is linearly polarized light, with a large proportion of p-polarized light.02-14-2013
20090185119LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display device includes a reflection region for reflecting incident light toward a display surface, wherein, the reflection region includes a metal layer formed on a substrate, a semiconductor layer formed above the metal layer, and a reflective layer formed above the semiconductor layer; and the reflection region includes a first recess formed on a surface of the reflective layer, a second recess formed on the surface of the reflective layer in the first recess, and a third recess formed on the surface of the reflective layer in the second recess. The liquid crystal display device provides a low-cost transflective-type or reflection-type liquid crystal display device having a high image quality.07-23-2009
20130070190DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF LC PANEL PROTECTION - A display device uses a multilayer film (03-21-2013
20130070189LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display (LCD) device is disclosed. The LCD device comprises an LCD panel, a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) disposed at a side of the LCD panel, and a chip disposed on the FPCB to drive the LCD panel. The LCD device further comprises a heat dissipating element, and the chip is covered by the heat dissipating element so that heat generated by the chip is dissipated via the heat dissipating element. Thereby, damage to the chip due to an overhigh temperature can be avoided, thus prolonging the service life of the LCD device.03-21-2013
20120218498OPTICALLY CONTROLLED DEFORMABLE REFLECTIVE/REFRACTIVE ASSEMBLY WITH PHOTOCONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE - An optically controlled deformable reflective/refractive assembly includes a deformable membrane structure (08-30-2012
20100171912LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display includes: a transparent first substrate placed on the display plane side; a transparent second substrate opposed to the first substrate; a cholesteric liquid crystal that is placed between the first and second substrates and whose selective reflection color is yellow; and a reflector for white/blue display opposed to the second substrate. The angular dependence of scattered light intensity of the reflector for white/blue display is equivalent to the angular dependence of scattered light intensity of the cholesteric liquid crystal.07-08-2010
20110037931Fringe-Field-Switching-Mode Liquid Crystal Display and Method of Manufacturing the Same - Provided are a fringe-field-switching (FFS)-mode liquid crystal display (LCD) and a method of manufacturing the same. The FFS-mode LCD includes a transparent common electrode, a conductive reflection structure electrically connected to the transparent common electrode, and a transparent pixel electrode formed on the conductive reflection structure and including a plurality of slits. The transparent common electrode is formed on a region including a data line and a gate line so that respective unit pixel regions can be electrically connected to one another.02-17-2011
20100118239REFLECTIVE DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A DISPLAY PANEL - The invention relates to a reflective display panel (05-13-2010
20110285946LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device including a first substrate, a second substrate facing and spaced away from the first substrate, a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first and second substrates, a switching device formed on the first substrate, a first electrically insulating film randomly patterned on the first substrate, a second electrically insulating film covering the first electrically insulating film therewith, and having a wavy surface, and a reflection electrode formed on the second electrically insulating film, and electrically connected to an electrode of the switching device, wherein a light passing through the second substrate and the liquid crystal layer is reflected at the reflection electrode, and the second electrically insulating film extends outwardly from the first electrically insulating film by a certain length at an end of a display region in which images are to be displayed, such that a step formed by the first and second electrically insulating films in the vicinity of the end of the display region is smoothed.11-24-2011
20110285945LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In the liquid crystal display device in which a guest-host liquid crystal layer is provided between a first substrate having a reflective film which is a pixel electrode layer (also referred to as a first electrode layer) and a second substrate having a common electrode layer (also referred to as a second electrode layer), the reflective film which is a pixel electrode layer is projected into the liquid crystal layer, and a micron-sized first unevenness and a nano-sized second unevenness on the first unevenness are provided.11-24-2011
20100265441LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a transmissive or transflective liquid crystal display device in which interference fringes due to reflective light is suppressed and display qualities are improved.10-21-2010
20090195740LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device, which can be a transflective-type or a reflection-type, includes a reflection section arranged to reflect incident light toward a display surface, wherein the reflection section includes a reflective layer provided on a substrate, and includes a first recess formed in a surface of the reflective layer and a second recess formed in the surface of the reflective layer in the first recess. The first recess corresponds to an aperture of a Cs metal layer, and the second recess corresponds to an aperture of a semiconductor layer. The transflective-type or reflection-type liquid crystal display device has a high image quality at low cost.08-06-2009
20100007824REFLECTION TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - A reflection-type display device (01-14-2010
20080316400Liquid crystal display apparatus - A liquid crystal display apparatus includes pixel electrodes each supplied with a video signal from a drain bus line through a thin-film transistor driven by a scanning signal from a gate bus line. The pixel includes at least a light reflection film within its area, the light reflection film is flush with the drain bus line, having its surface formed with concave and convex ruggedness segments, the pixel electrode is formed on the top of an insulator film formed to cover the light reflection film and having its surface flattened or leveled and an electrode overlapping the light reflection film and insulated from the pixel electrode is intervened in the insulator film.12-25-2008
20080239216Optical device, labeled article, optical kit and discrimination method - Increased is the variety of changes of an image in accordance with observation conditions displayed on an optical device including a solidified liquid crystal material. An optical device includes a layered structure including a recess-forming layer with light-transmitting property, a main surface of which includes one or more recess-forming regions each provided with first grooves equal in longitudinal directions to one another and adjacent to one another in a direction crossing the longitudinal directions, and a liquid crystal layer supported by the main surface and made of a solidified liquid crystal material, and a reflection layer facing the layered structure.10-02-2008
20090033847LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE WITH VARIOUS REFLECTIVE PATTERN ARRANGEMENTS - A method for arranging reflective patterns for a liquid display (LCD) device. A substrate having at least one first pixel region and one second pixel region is provided, in which the first and second pixel regions have a reflector thereon, respectively, and the first pixel region is adjacent to the second pixel region. A first pattern is formed on the reflector on the first pixel region. A second pattern is formed on the reflector on the second pixel region, in which the second pattern is formed by dividing the first pattern into at least two pattern regions according to a predetermined direction and rearranging the pattern regions.02-05-2009
20100321618LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A transflective-type and a reflection-type liquid crystal display device having a high reflection efficiency and a high image quality are provided. A liquid crystal display device of the present invention is a liquid crystal display device including a reflection region, wherein the reflection region includes an insulating layer, a semiconductor layer and a reflective layer formed on a metal layer having a plurality of recesses therein; a plurality of protrusions of the metal layer, each having a bottom surface, an upper surface and a slope, are formed between the plurality of recesses of the metal layer; and a width a of a bottom surface of at least one of the plurality of protrusions in the metal layer satisfies a≦2(x+y)/tan θ, where a denotes the width of the bottom surface of each of the plurality of protrusions, x a thickness between the bottom surface and the upper surface, θ a tilt angle of the slope with respect to the bottom surface, and y a total thickness of the insulating layer, the semiconductor layer and the reflective layer.12-23-2010
20080284956LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY MODULE PACKAGE - A liquid crystal display module (LCM) package applies the light absorber with thermal conductivity and the light reflector with thermal conductivity to bind the liquid crystal panel and the backlight module respectively to dissipate the internal heat effectively. Besides, the light reflector with thermal conductivity can be used for improving the light efficiency of the backlight module and the light absorber with thermal conductivity can be used to avoid the ambient light from causing the reflection interference.11-20-2008
20080316399LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A liquid crystal display includes an element substrate, pixel electrodes and a common electrode that are formed on the element substrate, a counter substrate, a liquid crystal layer that is formed between the counter substrate and the element substrate, first and second polarizing plates that are provided on an emitting side of display light and an opposite side, respectively, and a retardation film that is provided in a reflective region to be disposed between the liquid crystal layer and the first polarizing plate. Each pixel has a transmissive region where transmissive display light is emitted and a reflective region where reflective display light is emitted. The retardation of the retardation film has smaller temperature dependency than the retardation of the liquid crystal layer.12-25-2008
20090079919DISPLAY DEVICE, AND PORTABLE DEVICE AND TERMINAL DEVICE INCORPORATING SUCH DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device comprises a plurality of pixels arrayed in a first direction and a second direction, each of the pixels having a reflective area in at least a portion thereof. The reflective area comprises a surface-irregularity film that is a film having a plurality of surface irregularities, a light reflecting film disposed as an upper layer over the surface-irregularity film, and an electrode group disposed as an upper layer over the light reflecting film. The electrode group in each of the pixels that are arrayed in at least the first direction comprises at least two types of electrode patterns having different layouts.03-26-2009
20110141414LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a semi-transmissive liquid crystal display device that presents excellent display quality in the reflective display, and that can be easily applied to high definition. The liquid crystal display device of the present invention includes a first substrate, a liquid crystal layer, and a second substrate, in this order. The first substrate has pixel electrodes having a structure composed of a trunk portion and a plurality of branch portions that branch off from the trunk portion. The liquid crystal display device has a display region that includes a region where the branch portions and slits are alternately disposed. The display region has a reflective region and a transmissive region. The reflective region has a pixel electrode, a reflective film disposed under the pixel electrode, and a λ/4 retarder plate. The first best-fit curve, which is obtained from the gamma curve of the reflective display, is above the second best-fit curve, which is obtained from the gamma curve of the transmissive display, except in the regions where the reflectance of the first best-fit curve and the transmittance of the second best-fit curve are both 0% and 100%. The first best-fit curve does not have a gradation reversal and has an inflection point.06-16-2011
20090079918Liquid crystal display device and method of fabricating the same - A liquid crystal display device including a first substrate, a second substrate facing and spaced away from the first substrate, a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first and second substrates, a switching device formed on the first substrate, a first electrically insulating film randomly patterned on the first substrate, a second electrically insulating film covering the first electrically insulating film therewith, and having a wavy surface, and a reflection electrode formed on the second electrically insulating film, and electrically connected to an electrode of the switching device, wherein a light passing through the second substrate and the liquid crystal layer is reflected at the reflection electrode, and the second electrically insulating film extends outwardly from the first electrically insulating film by a certain length at an end of a display region in which images are to be displayed, such that a step formed by the first and second electrically insulating films in the vicinity of the end of the display region is smoothed.03-26-2009
20090066894OPERATIVE REFLECTION AND ABSORPTION PLATE AND DISPLAY ELEMENT USING THE SAME - An operative reflection and absorption plate including a substrate having a moth eye structure on its surface is used, whereby an absorbing status and a reflecting status can be realized without using a polarizing plate, and a display element exhibiting a bright and high contrast can be obtained.03-12-2009
20090066893PIXEL STRUCTURE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A pixel structure disposed on a substrate and electrically connected to two scan lines and a data line is provided. The pixel structure includes a reflective electrode, a first transparent electrode, a second transparent electrode and a semiconductor layer. The first transparent electrode is electrically connected to the reflective electrode and is insulated from the second transparent electrode. The semiconductor layer has two first conductive regions, a second conductive region and two first channel regions, wherein the first conductive regions are respectively electrically connected to the reflective electrode and the second transparent electrode, the second conductive region is located between the first conductive regions and electrically connected to the data line, a part of the semiconductor layer overlapped with the scan lines is defined as first channel regions and each of the first channel regions is respectively electrically connected between the second conductive region and each first conductive region.03-12-2009
20110228202LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE THAT INCLUDES BOTH A TRANSMISSIVE PORTION AND A REFLECTIVE PORTION - A liquid crystal display device includes, in sequence, a first substrate, a liquid crystal layer, and a second substrate. The first substrate, the liquid crystal layer, and the second substrate are disposed in a subpixel having a transmissive portion for performing transmissive display and a reflective portion for performing reflective display. The first substrate includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The second substrate includes a third electrode. The first electrode and the second electrode are disposed in the transmissive portion and at least the first electrode and the third electrode are disposed in the reflective portion. Alignment of the liquid crystal layer is controlled by an electric field occurring between the first electrode and the second electrode in the transmissive portion and by an electric field occurring between the first electrode and the third electrode in the reflective portion.09-22-2011
20110128484LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first and second substrates. The first substrate includes first to N-th 1st retardation plates arranged on the first transparent substrate, and the second substrate includes first to N-th 2nd retardation plates arranged on the second transparent substrate. Assuming that a retardation plate among the first to N-th 1st retardation plates has an optical axis arranged at a first angle relative to a reference direction and a retardation plate among the first to N-th 2nd retardation plates, corresponding to the retardation plate among the first to N-th 1st retardation plates, has an optical axis arranged at a second angle relative to the reference direction, the first and second angles are different from each other by about 90 degrees.06-02-2011
20100220270METHOD FOR FORMING REFLECTION ELECTRODE, DRIVE SUBSTRATE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE - A method for forming a reflection electrode is provided which includes the steps of: forming a first catalytic layer in a first region of an electrode forming region of a substrate; forming a first plating layer on the first catalytic layer by performing a first electroless plating treatment; forming a second catalytic layer at least in a region (second region) of the electrode forming region other than the first region; and forming a second plating layer on the second catalytic layer by performing a second electroless plating treatment, so that the reflection electrode is formed to have a concave-convex surface.09-02-2010
20100225861LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display panel (09-09-2010
20100118238LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Reflection-type and transflective-type liquid crystal display devices having a high image quality, in which moiré or coloration is reduced, are provided at low cost.05-13-2010
20090115948Pixel Structure of Transflective Liquid Crystal Display Array Substrate and Method for Fabricating the Same - A pixel structure of a transflective liquid crystal display array substrate includes a first patterned conductive layer, a second patterned conductive layer and a transparent patterned conductive layer. The first patterned conductive layer is formed on a substrate and includes a first part coupled to a pixel electrode voltage. The second patterned conductive layer includes a first part coupled to a common electrode voltage. The transparent patterned conductive layer is coupled to the pixel electrode voltage. The first part of the second patterned conductive layer and the first part of the first patterned conductive layer form a first storage capacitor. The first part of the second patterned conductive layer and the transparent patterned conductive layer form a second storage capacitor. A method for fabricating the pixel structure of the transflective liquid crystal display array substrate is also disclosed.05-07-2009
20090073359Liquid Crystal Display Device - Reflective electrodes having unevenness are formed on a resin layer of a TFT substrate. A coating-type ITO film having a film thickness of 0.5 μm to 1 μm which constitute a pixel electrode is applied to the reflective electrode. A surface of the coating-type ITO film is leveled. A capacitive insulation film is formed on the pixel electrode, and a comb-teeth-shaped common electrode is formed on the capacitive insulation film. When a voltage is applied between the common electrode and the pixel electrode, liquid crystal is controlled by a leaked electric field. Since the common electrode is formed in a planar plane, a thickness of a liquid crystal layer can be made uniform.03-19-2009
20100296035DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A display substrate includes a transparent substrate, a pixel layer, an organic insulating layer, a transparent electrode and a reflective electrode. The pixel layer is formed on the transparent substrate, and includes a plurality of pixel parts. Each of the pixel parts includes a transmission region and a reflection region. The organic insulating layer is formed on the pixel layer. The transparent electrode is formed on the organic insulating layer corresponding to each of the pixel parts. The reflective electrode is formed on the transparent electrode corresponding to the reflection region. The reflective electrode includes a silver alloy that includes silver (Ag) and impurities having a low solubility in the silver.11-25-2010
20100315579COLORED LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A colored liquid crystal display includes a transparent substrate, a transparent conductive layer, a planar liquid crystal cell, and a backplane substrate in sequence of receiving an incident light. The backplane substrate includes a first conductive reflector, a second conductive reflector and a third conductive reflector, tiled in a planar arrangement perpendicular to the incident light and electrically connected to a driving circuitry in the backplane substrate. The driving circuitry electrically drives the first conductive reflector, the second conductive reflector and the third conductive reflector individually as well as the transparent conductive layer to form spatially colored reflective light modulation.12-16-2010
20100315578LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A transflective-type and a reflection-type liquid crystal display device having a high reflection efficiency and a high image quality are provided. A liquid crystal display device of the present invention is a liquid crystal display device including a reflection region for reflecting incident light toward a display surface, wherein the reflection region includes a metal layer, an insulating layer formed on the metal layer, a semiconductor layer formed on the insulating layer, and a reflective layer formed on the semiconductor layer; a plurality of recesses are formed in at least one of the metal layer, the insulating layer and the semiconductor layer; a plurality of dents are formed in the reflective layer in the reflection region according to the plurality of recesses; and a shortest distance a between edge portions of at least two of the plurality of recesses is 4 μm or less.12-16-2010
20110032459LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display is disclosed. In one embodiment, the display includes i) a lower substrate comprising a lower transmissive region and a lower reflective region, wherein a reflecting layer is formed in the lower reflective region, and wherein the reflective layer has a lens shape which comprises a first concave portion and a first convex portion, ii) an upper substrate comprising an upper transmissive region and an upper reflective region, wherein a first overcoat layer is formed in the upper reflective region, and wherein the first overcoat layer has a lens shape which comprises a second concave portion and a second convex portion and iii) a liquid crystal layer positioned between the lower substrate and the upper substrate.02-10-2011
20110019136LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device capable of providing improved display characteristics in each of transmissive display and reflection display while suppressing an increase in costs and a module thickness. The present invention is a liquid crystal display device, comprising: 01-27-2011
20110242467DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device is disclosed. The display device includes: a display panel including a display surface and a peripheral area surrounding the display surface, a transparent plate covering the display surface and the peripheral area, a resin layer disposed between the display panel and the transparent plate, and hardened by light, and a reflective layer provided between the transparent plate and the resin layer, along the peripheral area of the display panel.10-06-2011
20100039593TRANSFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A transflective liquid crystal display device includes first and second substrates facing each other, a gate line and a data line on the first substrate, the gate and data lines intersecting each other and defining a pixel region having a transmissive region and a reflective region, a thin film transistor at an intersection between the gate line and the data line, a pixel electrode in the pixel region connected to the thin film transistor, an organic insulating layer on the second substrate, the organic insulating layer including a through-hole in the transmissive region, a reflective electrode on the organic insulating layer in the reflective region, a black matrix on the second substrate, a color filter layer on the second substrate in the pixel region, and a liquid crystal layer between the first and second substrates.02-18-2010
20100053517LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - Transflective-type and reflection type liquid crystal display devices having a high image quality are provided with a good production efficiency.03-04-2010
20100053516COLOR PIXEL, COLOR DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAYING METHOD - A transflective layer is inserted in between a light modulator and a specific-color reflector to allow partial transmission and partial reflection of the light transmitted through the light modulator. The specific-color reflector is arranged to reflect a light component of a designated color of the transmitted light.03-04-2010
20110176096REFLECTOR, AND A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING SUCH REFLECTOR - A reflector for reflecting incident light from outside includes an insulating film being formed on a substrate and including multiple concavities and convexities, and a metal film formed on the insulating film. Respective convex portions constituting the multiple concavities and convexities are formed into shapes in which positions of peak portions relative to the entire convex portions are tilted in one direction when viewed from a direction of a normal line of the substrate.07-21-2011
20120120353MULTIDIMENSIONAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - A multidimensional display apparatus includes a main display screen divided into at least three display areas including a first centre display area and at least two surrounded display areas, at least two reflective elements, and at least three display surfaces. The reflective elements are arranged above and inclined with respect to the second display areas, and a reflection surface of each of the reflective elements faces the corresponding second display area. One of the display surfaces is above the first display area, and the other two are corresponding to the second display areas, facing the reflection surfaces of the reflective elements. The contents displayed on the first display area is viewable on the display surface above, and the contents displayed on the second display areas are reflected by the corresponding reflection surfaces of the reflective elements and viewable on the other two display surfaces.05-17-2012
20110069261METHOD AND RESULTING STRUCTURE USING SILVER FOR LCOS DEVICES - An LCOS device includes a semiconductor substrate and a plurality of MOS transistors that is formed on a portion of the semiconductor substrate. The LCOS device includes a first dielectric layer overlying the plurality of MOS transistors and a patterned metal layer overlying the first dielectric layer. The patterned metal layer exposes portions of the first dielectric layer that form borders surrounding the patterned metal layer, wherein the patterned metal layer includes a plurality of electrodes. The LCOS device further includes a second dielectric layer overlying the exposed portions of the first dielectric layer. In an embodiment, the patterned metal layer comprises a silver bearing material. Each of the plurality of electrodes has an upper surface having a surface roughness of less than 5 Angstrom and a surface reflectivity of greater than 97% for a light having a wavelength of 500 nanometers and greater.03-24-2011
20100302485LOW LOSS TRANSFLECTIVE DEVICE DISPLAY - A device display includes a light guide with an optical fiber embedded in an optically transparent material, a pixel array that has a pixel aligned with a first end of the optical fiber, and a reflective mechanism provided at a second end of the optical fiber. The reflective mechanism is capable of reflecting light, received by the pixel, back to the pixel via the optical fiber.12-02-2010
20100259710REFLECTION TYPE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE FOR REFLECTION TYPE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - In order to provide a reflection type liquid crystal display apparatus where, even when the pixel size is small, the crosstalk between a signal line and an end of a capacitor can be decreased, thus resulting in a good output image, by forming a signal line 10-14-2010
20100253891LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a LCD device providing wide viewing angle display and having an improved transmittance and contrast ratio. The present invention is a liquid crystal display device including: 10-07-2010
20100097548LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a liquid crystal display device, including: a first substrate; a second substrate; a plurality of spacers disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a liquid crystal layer filled between the first substrate and the second substrate supported by the plurality of spacers; wherein each of the plurality of spacers has a multiple step structure having one or more steps.04-22-2010
20100097547REFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - A reflective liquid crystal display that comprises: a first substrate; a common electrode formed on the first substrate; a second substrate corresponding to the first substrate; a pixel electrode formed on the second substrate; partitions formed between the common electrode and the pixel electrode; red, green, and blue cholesteric liquid crystals formed in regions separated by the partitions; and sealing lines formed on the outer peripheries of the partitions and having three liquid crystal injection holes.04-22-2010
20120033166PIXEL ARRAY SUBSTRATE - A pixel array substrate is disclosed. The reflective pixel array substrate can be made by utilizing five photo masks only. The reflective pixel array substrate includes a substrate, a thin film transistor, a reflective electrode, an insulating layer and numerous protruding bumps. The step between the protrusion bump and the substrate cause the reflective electrode thereon to have a corrugated structure. The gate electrode of the thin film transistor and the protruding bumps are made of a same conductive layer. The drain electrode connects the reflective electrode, and the drain electrode and the reflective electrode are made of a same conductive layer.02-09-2012
20120169978REFLECTIVE STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS EMPLOYING THE SAME - According to example embodiments, a reflective film includes a plurality of first concave-convex elements having a curved surface and a plurality of second concave-convex elements on the curved surface. The second concave-convex elements may be a smaller scale than a scale of the plurality of first concave-convex elements. The reflective structure may further include a color purity control element configured to reduce degradation of a color purity expressed by the reflective film. The color purity control element may be configured such that at least a complementary light with respect to a color light reflected by the reflective film travels in the same direction as the reflected color light.07-05-2012
20120147306LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed in the present invention is a transflective liquid crystal display device that has high light transmittance and reflectance, an excellent visibility, and suitable display characteristics achieved by the sufficiently controlled liquid crystal orientation. A liquid crystal display device according to the present invention includes a thin-film transistor array substrate, an opposite substrate, and a liquid crystal layer sandwiched therebetween. The liquid crystal display device includes a pixel having a reflective display region that performs a reflective display, and a transmissive display region that performs a transmissive display. When the substrate surface is viewed from the normal direction, the transmissive display region is disposed in a center section of the pixel. In the thin-film transistor array substrate, an insulating film is formed on a primary surface of a supporting substrate on a side facing the liquid crystal layer, and columnar spacers protruding toward the liquid crystal layer side are disposed at corners of the respective pixels. The insulating film has a recess formed in the transmissive display region. The opposite substrate has a common electrode on the primary surface thereof on a side facing the liquid crystal layer.06-14-2012
20110317113LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device capable of suppressing alignment disorder of liquid crystal and having satisfactory VR characteristics. According to the present invention, a liquid crystal display device includes a pair of substrates and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the pair of substrates, the liquid crystal display device having a reflective region and a transmissive region. One of the pair of substrates includes a longitudinal projecting portion and a liquid-crystal-layer-thickness adjusting portion for setting a liquid crystal layer thickness in the reflective region to be smaller than a liquid crystal layer thickness in the transmissive region. At least a part of the projecting portion is arranged without a gap along at least a part of a step portion of the liquid-crystal-layer-thickness adjusting portion.12-29-2011
20110317111LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device includes: a first substrate and a second substrate opposed to each other; and a liquid crystal layer placed between the first and second substrates. The device has a plurality of pixels each having a transmission region configured to transmit light coming from the first substrate side and a reflection region configured to reflect light coming from the second substrate side at the first substrate. A transparent layer is provided in the reflection region for rendering the liquid crystal layer thinner in the reflection region than in the transmission region. A groove is formed between the pixels on the surface of the first substrate facing the liquid crystal layer.12-29-2011
20110317112LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - An ultraviolet-absorbing layer is provided between an insulating substrate and a transparent electrode, the ultraviolet-absorbing layer having a transmittance ratio (T (365 nm)/T (315 nm)) of not less than 6.3 where (T (365 nm)) is a transmittance at a wavelength of 365 nm and (T (315 nm)) is a transmittance at a wavelength of 315 nm.12-29-2011
20120154726LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device including a liquid crystal layer disposed between a first substrate and a second substrate, a pixel electrode in a reflection region and a transmission region over the first substrate, a film for adjusting a cell gap in the reflection region over the first substrate, and an opposite electrode in the reflection region and the transmission region over the second substrate. The pixel electrode in the reflection region is provided over the film and reflects light. The pixel electrode in the transmission region transmits light. The pixel electrode in the reflection region and the transmission region includes a slit. The slit is overlapped with at least a part of a step portion which is provided by the film between the reflection region and the transmission region.06-21-2012
20120206679LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME RELATED APPLICATION DATA - A liquid crystal display includes a pair of substrates and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the substrates and has a reflective area and a transmissive area. At least one of the substrates is provided with a retardation film whose phase difference differs between the reflective area and the transmissive area. Alternatively, at least one of the substrates is provided with a retardation film whose slow axis differs between the reflective area and the transmissive area.08-16-2012
20110102718LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - A liquid crystal display apparatus includes a plurality of pixels. Each of the pixels includes a first liquid crystal display device including a first region for reflecting a light of a first reflection wavelength band and a second region for reflecting a light of a second reflection wavelength band, and a second liquid crystal display device including a third region for reflecting a light of a third reflection wavelength band and a fourth region for reflecting a light of a fourth reflection wavelength band, the second liquid crystal display device being stacked over the first liquid crystal display device.05-05-2011
20120249938LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL - A Liquid Crystal (LC) panel includes a substrate and a plurality of metal layers. The substrate has a reflective area, and the metal layers are formed on the substrate. A first reflective metal layer is formed on a surface of the metal layers within a reflective area, and is processed by a mask procedure to form a plurality of first reflective bumps. A second reflective metal layer is formed on the first reflective bumps, and is processed by a mask procedure to form a plurality of second reflective bumps located between the first reflective bumps. The second reflective bumps are higher than the first reflective bumps, so as to form a reflective metal layer having an uneven surface with vertical mismatch.10-04-2012
20100245739Liquid Crystal Display Device - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device which can reduce the difference in brightness between an image obtained from a reflection region and an image obtained from a transmission region. The liquid crystal display device includes a pixel electrode and a counter electrode in each pixel region on a liquid-crystal-side surface of one substrate out of respective substrates which are arranged to face each other with liquid crystal therebetween. The pixel region includes a transmission region and a reflection region. A gap between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode in the reflection region is set larger than the gap between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode in the transmission region.09-30-2010
20120127406REFLECTIVE DISPLAY - A reflective display includes a display cell having a light incident wall, a second wall, and a reflective layer. A cholesteric liquid crystal fluid is disposed within the display cell between the light incident wall and the reflective layer and a plurality of pigment particles are movably suspended within the cholesteric liquid crystal fluid.05-24-2012
20110122349LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device capable of efficiently obtaining a high brightness with reduced unevenness in brightness using a single light-emitting section is provided. The liquid crystal display device includes: a liquid crystal panel for controlling display by changing orientation of a liquid crystal composition; a single cylindrical light-source section (05-26-2011
20100328590BACK SUBSTRATE AND REFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A back substrate and a reflective liquid crystal display are disclosed. The back substrate comprises: a first substrate; a reflective electrode layer, formed on the first substrate, at least comprising a first reflective electrode, a second reflective electrode and a third reflective electrode which are electrically isolated; wherein the first reflective electrode is an electrode of reflecting light of a first spectrum band of incident light, the second reflective electrode is an electrode of reflecting light of a second spectrum band of the incident light, and the third reflective electrode is an electrode of reflecting light of a third spectrum band of the incident light. The structures of the back substrate and the reflective liquid crystal display are simplified, the problems associated with inter-pixel color blur and degradation of optical efficiency owing to inaccurate alignment of pixelated color filter array film and the pixelated reflective electrodes, and electrical field drop from thick dielectric color filters can be solved.12-30-2010
20120320322REFLECTIVE IMAGE FORMING ELEMENT AND OPTICAL SYSTEM - A reflective imaging element includes: a plurality of holes penetrating through the plate-like substrate along a thickness direction thereof; two orthogonally-disposed specular elements on inner walls of the plurality of holes; a first principal face on which light from an object is received; a second principal face parallel to the first principal face; and two taper elements opposing the two specular elements. The two taper elements each have a first side parallel to the first principal face, a second side orthogonal to the first principal face and to the first side, and a hypotenuse meeting the first and second sides and constituting an angle β with the second side. An angle constituted by a normal direction of the first principal face and an incident direction of light striking the first principal face defines an incident angle θ, such that, in a range of 0°<θ<90°, the angle β satisfies (90°−θ)/4≦β.12-20-2012
20110292327Light reflecting structure in a liquid crystal display panel - A method for producing a light reflecting structure in a transflective or reflective liquid crystal display uses one or two masks for masking a photoresist layer in a back-side exposing process. The pattern on the masks is designed to produce rod-like structures or crevices and holes on exposed and developed photoresist layer. After the exposed photoresist is developed, a heat treatment process or a UV curing process is used to soften the photoresist layer so that the reshaped surface is more or less contiguous but uneven. A reflective coating is then deposited on the uneven surface. One or more intermediate layers can be made between the masks, between the lower mask and the substrate, and between the upper masks and the photoresist layers. The masks and the intermediate layers can be made in conjunction with the fabrication of the liquid crystal display panel.12-01-2011
20100214515PIXEL STRUCTURE OF REFLECTIVE DISPLAY - A pixel structure of a reflective display includes a first sub-pixel for reflecting a first color light, a second sub-pixel for reflecting a second color light, and a third sub-pixel for reflecting a third color light. The first color light, the second color light, and the third color light have different colors. The second sub-pixel and the third sub-pixel are aligned side by side and arranged on the same side of the first sub-pixel. A position of the first sub-pixel is corresponding to positions of the second sub-pixel and the third sub-pixel. A pixel area of the first sub-pixel is greater than that of the second sub-pixel, and is greater than that of the third sub-pixel.08-26-2010
20110157529REFLECTION TYPE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal layer 06-30-2011
20080231781TRANSFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A transflective display includes pixels each including a first electrode, a second electrode, a liquid crystal layer associated with the first and second electrodes, and a conductive reflective layer between the liquid crystal layer and the second electrode to reflect ambient light. The conductive reflective layer is insulated from the second electrode and covers less than all of the second electrode to allow backlight to be transmitted through a portion of the pixel not covered by the conductive reflective layer.09-25-2008
20130176519SUBSTRATE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, AND SUBSTRATE TESTING METHOD - A liquid crystal display panel (07-11-2013
20080198315Liquid crystal display device and method of fabricating the same - A liquid crystal display device including a first substrate, a second substrate facing and spaced away from the first substrate, a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first and second substrates, a switching device formed on the first substrate, a first electrically insulating film randomly patterned on the first substrate, a second electrically insulating film covering the first electrically insulating film therewith, and having a wavy surface, and a reflection electrode formed on the second electrically insulating film, and electrically connected to an electrode of the switching device, wherein a light passing through the second substrate and the liquid crystal layer is reflected at the reflection electrode, and the second electrically insulating film extends outwardly from the first electrically insulating film by a certain length at an end of a display region in which images are to be displayed, such that a step formed by the first and second electrically insulating films in the vicinity of the end of the display region is smoothed.08-21-2008
20110234951Multi-Pole Optical Signal Switch - An optical switch having multiple input and output ports directs any number of WDM signals, each arriving at a respective input port, to any one of the output ports. The optical switch includes an array of LC pixels, each positioned to receive a WDM signal transmitted through one of the ports, and an array of reflective elements, each associated with one of the LC pixels. The LC pixels are controlled to cause a WDM signal incident thereon to attain an attenuation state while an output of the WDM signal is being switched by an associated reflective element, such that when an output for a WDM signal is switched from a first port to a second port, the switching can be performed in a hitless manner.09-29-2011
20110255039LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate having a plurality of pixels defined thereon, each of which is provided with a reflection layer, a second substrate disposed opposite the first substrate, and a display surface which displays images by the pixels, where the display surface is curved in one direction, and each of the reflection layers is formed so that a reflectance of light reflected from each of the reflection layers in a direction normal to the display surface is higher in both edge portions in a curvature direction than in a middle portion in the curvature direction on the display surface.10-20-2011
20120281171LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device having a sufficiently improved reflectance. The liquid crystal display device of the present invention is a liquid crystal display device including a pair of substrates and a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the pair of substrates, at least one of the pair of the substrates including an insulating layer and a reflective pixel electrode for reflective display, the insulating layer including a flat part surrounding the reflective pixel electrode, convex portions under the reflective pixel electrode, and a bevel part inclining downward from the flat part between the flat part and the convex portions, the convex portions having an average diameter of 1 to 50 μm, and vertex points of the reflective pixel electrode layer on the convex portions being not lower than the flat part.11-08-2012
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20120019750ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - The active matrix substrate includes: a plurality of switching elements provided on an insulating substrate; a plurality of lines provided on the insulating substrate and connected to the switching elements; an interlayer insulating film covering the switching elements and the lines; a plurality of pixel electrodes formed on the interlayer insulating film; and a plurality of terminals connected to the lines and placed with a predetermined spacing. At least part of each of the terminals is not covered with the interlayer insulating film. A reflection layer configured to reflect light is provided in a region that is at least part of each gap between the adjacent terminals and includes an edge of the interlayer insulating film, as viewed from the normal to the surface of the insulating substrate.01-26-2012

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