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349 - Liquid crystal cells, elements and systems

349056000 - PARTICULAR STRUCTURE

349084000 - Having significant detail of cell structure only

349122000 - Particular nonoptical film or layer (e.g., adhesive layer, barrier layer)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
349124000 Formed by particular technique (e.g., Langmuir Blodgett, stretching, etc.) 109
349129000 With plural alignments on the same substrate 61
349128000 With different alignments on opposite substrates 29
349130000 For perpendicular alignment 19
349127000 Formed of a liquid crystal material 14
349132000 For parallel alignment 6
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20100157220Display Substrate, Liquid Crystal Display Device Having the Display Substrate and Method of Manufacturing the Display Substrate - A display substrate includes a lower base substrate, an organic insulation layer, an insulation protrusion, a pixel electrode and a lower alignment layer. The lower base substrate comprises a plurality of unit pixel areas, the plurality of unit pixel areas being divided into a plurality of sub-pixel areas arranged in a matrix pattern. An organic insulation layer is formed on the lower base substrate. An insulation protrusion is formed on the organic insulation layer corresponding to a boundary of sub-pixel areas. A pixel electrode is formed on the organic insulation layer and the insulation protrusion. In addition, the lower alignment layer is formed on the pixel electrode and irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light to provide different alignment directions that correspond to the sub-pixel areas.06-24-2010
20130083277OPTICAL FILM, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, TRANSFERRING MATERIAL, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL FILM - An optical film, which exhibits a high, optically compensatory function and can be stably manufactured by continuous production, can be provided. The optical film comprises an optically anisotropic layer comprising discotic liquid crystal fixed into a hybrid alignment, an adhesion layer having no alignment controllability and a substrate in that order, wherein the hybrid alignment is conditioned such that an angle defined by a director of the discotic liquid crystal in a region close to an interface with air and the normal to the film is larger than an angle defined by a director of the discotic liquid crystal in the vicinity of an interface with the adhesion layer and the normal to the film, and the total thickness of the film is 0.1 μm to 70 μm.04-04-2013
20120162588LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT AGENT, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT FILM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY ELEMENT FORMED FROM THE LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT AGENT - Disclosed is a liquid crystal alignment agent which includes: a polymer obtained by subjecting a diamine compound and a tetracarboxylic dianhydride compound to a polymerization reaction; an epoxy group containing compound; and a curing promoter. The curing promoter is at least one compound selected from secondary amines, tertiary amines, quaternary ammonium compounds, organic phosphines, imidazoles, and tetraphenyl borates, and is in an amount ranging from 0.5 to 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the polymer. A liquid crystal alignment film formed from the liquid crystal alignment agent and a liquid crystal display element including the liquid crystal alignment film are also disclosed.06-28-2012
20090002617Bistable nematic liquid crystal device - A liquid crystal device comprises a layer (01-01-2009
20130044283LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - An orientation controller which divides a pixel into a plurality of different priority alignment regions and an additional orientation controller are provided in a pixel. The additional orientation controller is provided at least at an end of a pixel of a long-side alignment region formed along the long side of the pixel among the divided alignment regions, for example, around a center position of the long side of the pixel. The additional orientation controller can be realized, for example, by forming a cutout pattern in a side of a first electrode (pixel electrode) forming a part of the pixel. Because the alignment direction is also controlled by the additional orientation controller, the alignment of liquid crystal in this region is stabilized.02-21-2013
20080259260LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - Disclosed is a liquid crystal display comprising a first substrate including wiring, which intersects to define unit pixels, and a first electrode formed in each unit pixel; a second substrate provided opposing the first substrate at a predetermined distance and including a second electrode formed over an entire surface of the second substrate, the second electrode generating an electric field with the first electrode; and a liquid crystal layer injected between the first substrate and the second substrate and including liquid crystal molecules that are horizontally oriented in one direction, the liquid crystal molecules, as a result of the electric field generated between the first and second substrates, having a symmetrically bent alignment about an imaginary center plane parallel to the first and second substrates at a center position therebetween, wherein the first electrode is protruded in a direction toward the second substrate at edges where orientation for the liquid crystal molecules starts.10-23-2008
20130077035LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A first substrate includes a wiring layer formed on a support substrate, and an insulating film covering the wiring layer on the support substrate and having a surface which is located opposite to the support substrate and partially and directly covered with an alignment film. As seen perpendicularly to (i.e. as seen in the direction of the normal to) a surface of the support substrate, a recess portion formed on the insulating film at least partially overlaps the wiring layer. A bank of the recess portion has such a shape that a tangent plane of the bank increases in inclination toward the support substrate as the tangent plane is shifted toward a bottom of the recess portion, and supports an edge end of the alignment film.03-28-2013
20130033665LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - An LCD includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer between the first and second substrates, first and second alignment films respectively disposed on the first and second substrates. The first substrate comprises multiple scanning lines and multiple data lines intercrossed with the multiple scanning lines to define multiple pixel areas. Each pixel area comprises multiple electrically interconnected first electrodes and multiple electrically interconnected second electrodes. The first electrodes and the second electrodes are disposed on different layers and mutually intersected to define multiple sub-pixel areas. Each sub-pixel area further comprises two protrusion-shaped patterns facing each other on two adjacent first electrodes where the first electrodes and the second electrodes are not overlapped. An angle within a range of 5-20 degrees is defined between the vertex connection direction of the two protrusion-shaped patterns facing each other and the rubbing direction of the first and second alignment films.02-07-2013
20100045913Liquid crystal display - A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate and a second substrate. A liquid crystal layer is located between the first and the second substrates. A first transparent heating layer is attached on the first substrate. A second transparent heating layer is attached on the second substrate. Each of the first and second transparent heating layers includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes.02-25-2010
20100103357LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display device includes an array substrate, an opposite substrate and a liquid crystal display layer. The array substrate includes a pixel electrode and a lower reactive mesogen layer. The pixel electrode includes a plurality of slit portions disposed on a plurality of domains in different directions. The lower reactive mesogen layer is disposed on the pixel electrode to induce an inclined direction of liquid crystal molecules. The opposite substrate includes an upper substrate. An upper reactive mesogen layer is disposed on a common electrode of the opposite substrate. The liquid crystal layer includes liquid crystal molecules arranged to have a pretilt angle between a surface of the lower reactive mesogen layer and a surface of the upper reactive mesogen layer.04-29-2010
20100110355LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - Disclosed is an OCB mode liquid crystal panel (05-06-2010
20130027647LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A region of the first substrate and the second substrate enclosed by a sealant is a rectangle. The rectangle includes a central region, a pair of first regions between which the central region is interposed in a major-axis direction of the rectangle, a pair of second regions between which the central region is interposed in a minor-axis direction of the rectangle, and a peripheral region that surrounds the central region, the pair of first regions, and the pair of second regions. The spacers are disposed in the central region and the peripheral region except the pair of first regions and the pair of second regions. In the peripheral region, a width from each of the first regions to one long side of the rectangle in an outward direction is larger than a width from one of the second regions to the one long side in the outward direction.01-31-2013
20120182509LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - In one embodiment, a first substrate includes a pixel electrode having a first main electrode in a belt-like shape extending along a first cross line direction which crosses at an acute angle in a counterclockwise direction with respect to an initial alignment direction of liquid crystal molecules, and a second main electrode in the belt-like shape extending along a second cross line direction which crosses at an acute angle in a clockwise direction with respect to the initial alignment direction of the liquid crystal molecules. A second substrate includes a counter electrode having a pair of third main electrodes in the belt-like shape arranged above a pair of regions sandwiching the first main electrode extending along a first cross line direction and a pair of fourth main electrodes in the belt-like shape arranged above a pair of regions sandwiching the second main electrode extending along the second cross line direction.07-19-2012
20120182508LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display is provided that includes: a first substrate; a second substrate facing the first substrate; a switching element disposed on the first substrate; a pixel electrode connected to the switching element; a common electrode disposed on the second substrate; a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; an alignment layer disposed on at least one of the pixel electrode and the common electrode; and alignment aids in at least one of the liquid crystal layer and the alignment layer. The pixel electrode includes a first cutout, the common electrode includes a second cutout, and the first cutout and the second cutout are alternately arranged.07-19-2012
20130208222REACTIVE MESOGEN COMPOUND, LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION INCLUDING THE SAME, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY PANEL - A reactive mesogen compound, a liquid crystal composition including the reactive mesogen compound, a method of manufacturing a display panel, and a display panel are disclosed. The reactive mesogen compound may be activated by light having a wavelength between about 300 nm and about 700 nm.08-15-2013
20130208221LCD Panel, LCD Device, and Method for manufacturing Panel - The invention provides an LCD panel, an LCD device, and a method for manufacturing a panel. The LCD panel includes an upper substrate and a lower substrate which are arranged opposite to each other. Opposite inner sides of the upper substrate and the lower substrate are respectively provided with a layer of alignment film, a sealant is arranged between the upper substrate and the lower substrate, the alignment film is arranged to extend outside the sealant area, and a surface of the alignment film exposed outside the sealant is provided with a sealing layer. In the invention, the alignment film is arranged to extend outside the sealant, which enable a narrow frame to be used to the LCD panel, and improves the utilization rate of the substrate; moreover, the alignment film exposed outside the sealant is sealed, to completely isolate the alignment film from the outside air; thus, the alignment film cannot be hydrolyzed because of absorbing the outside vapor, thereby ensuring the display quality.08-15-2013
20130070191LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a gate line and an auxiliary capacitance line extending in a first direction, a source line extending in a second direction orthogonally crossing the first direction, and a pixel electrode having a main pixel electrode arranged on the auxiliary capacitance line and extending in the first direction. The second substrate includes a common electrode having a main common electrode arranged above the gate line and extending in the first direction. A liquid crystal layer is held between the first substrate and the second substrate having liquid crystal molecules. The liquid crystal molecules are initially aligned in the first direction in a splay alignment state between the first substrate and the second substrate in a state where electric field is not formed between the pixel electrode and the common electrode.03-21-2013
20130088674LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display according to the present disclosure is provided. The liquid crystal display of the present disclosure includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate, two data lines, two gate lines, a pixel electrode, a common electrode, a counter electrode, a homeotropic alignment liquid crystal layer, a first alignment film, a second alignment film and a bias electrode. The liquid crystal display with the bias electrode according to the present disclosure may reduce the occurrence of disclination lines.04-11-2013
20130088676TRANSFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND COLOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A vertical alignment liquid crystal layer is sealed between a first substrate having a first electrode and a second substrate having a second electrode, each pixel region has a reflective region and a transmissive region, and a gap adjusting section is provided on one of sides of the first substrate and the second substrate which sets a thickness (gap) d of the liquid crystal layer which controls a phase difference of incident light to the liquid crystal layer so that a gap dr in the reflective region is smaller than a gap dt in the transmissive region. An alignment controller which divides alignment of the liquid crystal within a pixel region is provided in the pixel region on at least one of the sides of the first substrate and the second substrate. It is also possible to optimize by changing the gap in red, green, and blue.04-11-2013
20130088675LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device having an alignment layer stopper which is formed external to a display area to suppress the generation of an electric field between signal lines and the alignment layer stopper, wherein the alignment layer stopper includes a second conductive layer SP formed above the first substrate when the alignment layer stopper is formed by coating and a first conductive layer SH formed below the second conductive layer SP through an insulating film and arranged in such a manner that its marginal parts in the longitudinal direction of the second conductive layer SP are exposed when viewed from the plane direction from the second conductive layer SP, and the first conductive layer SH is formed in a thin film layer between signal lines arranged in the side parts of the display area and the second conductive layer SP.04-11-2013
20120218499LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display panel, which can prevent a Mura from forming at the time of physical impact or vibration for improving a display quality. The liquid crystal display panel can include an upper substrate having a plurality of column lines formed thereon, a lower substrate having a plurality of row lines formed thereon perpendicular to the plurality of column lines, a pixel region formed at each crossed region of the plurality of column lines and the plurality of row lines, and column spacers each formed between the upper substrate and the lower substrate for maintaining a cell gap between the upper substrate and the lower substrate, wherein the column spacers formed at a first region of a display region adjacent to a liquid crystal injection have dot shapes.08-30-2012
20090040445SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - There is provided a high quality liquid crystal panel having a thickness with high accuracy, which is designed, without using a particulate spacer, within a free range in accordance with characteristics of a used liquid crystal and a driving method, and is also provided a method of fabricating the same. The shape of a spacer for keeping a substrate interval constant is made such that it is a columnar shape, a radius R of curvature is 2 μm or less, a height H is 0.5 μm to 10 μm, a diameter is 20 μm or less, and an angle α is 65° to 115°. By doing so, it is possible to prevent the lowering of an opening rate and the lowering of light leakage due to orientation disturbance.02-12-2009
20130128200LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A liquid crystal display, including a first substrate and a second substrate, each having a plurality of unit pixel areas and facing each other, and a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate, in which the plurality of unit pixel areas each have a plurality of domains. In a first domain of the plurality of domains, a first alignment layer of the first substrate and a second alignment layer of the second substrate are photo-aligned, and in a second domain of the plurality of domains, the second alignment layer of the second substrate is photo-aligned twice and the first alignment layer of the first substrate is not photo-aligned.05-23-2013
20130057815LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - In one embodiment, a first substrate includes a main pixel electrode and a first alignment film formed on the main pixel electrode having vertical alignment characteristics. A second substrate includes a pair of main common electrodes and a second alignment film formed on the main common electrodes having vertical alignment characteristics. A liquid crystal layer is held between the first substrate and the second substrate having positive dielectric anisotropy. The main pixel electrode is arranged extending in a first direction. The pair of main common electrodes is arranged in the first direction, respectively, so as to sandwich the main pixel electrode.03-07-2013
20130057816LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device includes first and second substrates. The first substrate includes a pixel electrode covered by a first alignment film and having a belt-shaped main pixel electrode. The first alignment film is alignment processed in a first alignment treatment direction substantially in parallel with an extending direction of the main pixel electrode. The second substrate includes a common electrode arranged on both sides sandwiching the pixel electrode and extending substantially in parallel with the extending direction of the main pixel electrode. A sub-common electrode extends in a direction crossing the extending direction of the main pixel electrode on one end side of the main pixel electrode located on a starting side of the first alignment treatment direction. A second alignment film is processed in a second alignment treatment direction substantially in the same direction as the first alignment treatment direction.03-07-2013
20130057817PHOTO-ALIGNMENT FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An embodiment of the invention provides a manufacturing method of a photo-alignment film including: providing a photo-alignment material layer having at least one portion corresponding to a pixel; and performing a full exposure process and a partial exposure process with an alignment direction different from that of the full exposure process to the portion, wherein the full exposure process includes exposing the potion fully to light, and the partial exposure process includes exposing the portion partially to light, wherein the portion processed by the exposure processes has a single exposure region exposed to light one time and a dual exposure region exposed to light two times, and the portion exposed in the partial exposure process is located in the dual exposure region.03-07-2013
20130057814Alignment Layer for Display Device, Liquid Crystal Display Device Including the Same and Method and Apparatus for Treating the Same - An alignment layer for a display device may include a plurality of rubbing patterns formed on its surface, wherein each of the rubbing patterns includes a first pattern intersecting a center axis at a first angle, and a second pattern connected to the first pattern and intersecting the center axis at a second angle, and the first pattern and the second pattern are alternately repeated. A liquid crystal display device includes the alignment layer, and a method and apparatus for treating the alignment layer are provided.03-07-2013
20090268140LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A liquid crystal display device with a vertical alignment mode in which a high image quality and a wide viewing angle are secured includes a liquid crystal layer having an initial state of vertical alignment interposed between a pair of substrates opposite to each other. A plurality of alignment control structures including a dielectric protrusion protruded toward the liquid crystal layer from the inner surface of the substrate is provided in a dot area constituting one unit of display. When that the dielectric constant of the dielectric protrusion is ε10-29-2009
20090268139Liquid crystal display - A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate, a first alignment layer, a liquid crystal layer, a second alignment layer, and a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, a first electrode and a second electrode. The liquid crystal layer is sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first alignment layer is located on the first substrate and face the liquid crystal layer. The second alignment layer is located on the second substrate and face the liquid crystal layer. Furthermore, at least one of the first and second alignment layers comprises a carbon nanotube structure, and the carbon nanotube structure is electrically connected to the first electrode and the second electrode.10-29-2009
20090268138FILM WITH ALIGNMENT FILM AND OPTICAL DEVICE - A film with alignment film which stably causes liquid crystal alignment and is excellent in adhesion between its constituting layers so as to give a high endurance and an excellent re-workability, and further to provide an optical device using the same. The film with alignment film contains at least a resin substrate and an alignment film, wherein the film is provided with a photocurable resin layer between the resin substrate and the alignment film, the photocurable resin layer being formed by use of a photo-cleaving type photopolymerization initiator. The optical device contains at least a resin substrate, an alignment film, and an optically functional layer, wherein the device is provided with a photocurable resin layer between the resin substrate and the alignment film, the photocurable resin layer being formed by use of a photo-cleaving type photopolymerization initiator.10-29-2009
20120224127Method of producing spatially variable pretilt angles across a liquid crystal cell - A method of producing spatially varying pretilt angles across a liquid crystal cell coats a substrate with a polyimide alignment layer and a layer of photoalignment material on top of the polyimide layer. An applied beam with variable light dosage spatial or temporal profiles is then used to achieve a corresponding pretilt angle distribution.09-06-2012
20130063688LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other, an alignment layer disposed on at least one of the first substrate or the second substrate, the alignment layer including at least one vertical alignment monomer and a photo-alignment layer separated from the at least one vertical alignment monomer, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The photo-alignment layer includes a main chain and at least one side chain connected to the main chain, and the at least one side chain includes at least one vertical photo-alignment material.03-14-2013
20090244458LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - [Problem] In the present invention, it is an object to improve display quality by improving response speed of a liquid crystal element in a liquid crystal display device, in particular, response speed in the case of falling.10-01-2009
20090009703LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a liquid crystal display including substrates, a liquid crystal, an orientation layer, and electrodes. The orientation layer includes a base layer having a principal surface provided with a plurality of grooves in parallel, and a coating film covering the principal surface. The coating film has a horizontally orienting ability to orient in parallel the molecular major axes of the liquid crystal molecules in the condition where no voltage is impressed on the principal surface. The grooves each extend along a predetermined direction, and are arrayed repeatedly at a given pitch along the direction orthogonal to the predetermined direction.01-08-2009
20120113370Liquid Crystal Display Panel and Process for Production Thereof - To provide a liquid crystal display panel that has high contrast and reduced display deficiency, a liquid crystal display panel of the present invention includes: a pair of substrates (05-10-2012
20120236240Liquid crystal devices having reduced electrode-gap visibility - Liquid crystal devices may include electrode segments that are spaced apart and have a gap therebetween. A bridge layer may be disposed in the gap and configured to have a resistance that is operable provide a substantially equipotential region proximate to the gap portion while still allowing the electrode segments to be substantially isolated electrically. The disclosed liquid crystal devices may have reduced visual artifacts and may be configured to be a liquid crystal display, a polarization control panel, or a switch having liquid crystal cells.09-20-2012
20120236239LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - In one embodiment, a liquid crystal display device comprises a pixel electrode including a first main electrode disposed between a first line and a second line and extending like a belt in a first extending direction. A first counter electrode includes a second main electrode extending like a belt in the first extending direction, a second counter electrode having a third main electrode extending like a belt in the first extending direction. The second and third main electrodes are disposed on both sides of the first main electrode, and an initial alignment direction of the liquid crystal molecules is parallel with a direction passing through an interstice between the first end side of the first main electrode and the second line, and through an interstice between the second end side of the first main electrode and the first line.09-20-2012
20120236238LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In summary, when the alignment layer aligns the adjacent liquid crystal molecules while producing the pretilt, the present invention basically forms a different pretilt of the alignment layer of the upper substrate or the alignment layer of the lower substrate, or basically forms a different pretilt of the alignment layer of the high gray subpixel and the alignment layer of the low gray subpixel in one pixel, and as a result, the visibility is improved in the sides (the upper side or the right and left sides).09-20-2012
20130162937HOMEOTROPIC ALIGNMENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEROF - According to embodiments of the present invention, there are provided a homeotropic alignment liquid crystal display and a manufacturing method thereof The homeotropic alignment liquid crystal display comprises: a color filter substrate and a TFT array substrate bonded together; liquid crystals provided between the color filter substrate and the TFT array substrate, wherein the TFT array substrate comprises a common electrode layer and a pixel electrode layer, and wherein in the case where a driving voltage is not applied to the pixel electrode layer, the liquid crystals are aligned perpendicularly to the color filter substrate and the TFT array substrate.06-27-2013
20120212696VARIABLE OPTICAL ELEMENT COMPRISING A LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT LAYER - In some embodiments, a first optical device may be provided. The first optical device may include a first substrate, a liquid crystal alignment layer comprising a controlled pattern of features each having a dimension of at most 2 microns, and a liquid crystal layer disposed adjacent to the alignment layer that includes liquid crystal molecules.08-23-2012
20110149221LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A PSA-type liquid crystal display device is provided in which occurrence of display unevenness in the vicinity of the injection hole of the seal section is prevented.06-23-2011
20120099064LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - To provide a liquid crystal display panel that has high contrast and reduced display deficiency, a liquid crystal display panel of the present invention includes: a pair of substrates (04-26-2012
20120099063ALIGNMENT FILM FOR SPONTANEOUSLY ALIGNING LIQUID CRYSTAL - An alignment film for spontaneously aligning liquid crystal is used to align a plurality of liquid crystal grains and comprises a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer, a first transparent conductive layer, a second transparent conductive layer, a first alignment film and a second alignment film. The first and second alignment films are made of anodic aluminum oxide and have a plurality of nanometric pores respectively. The liquid crystal layer is interposed between the first and second alignment films. The nanometric pores of the first and second alignment films induce the liquid crystal grains to align spontaneously. Thereby, the problems of contamination, denatured material and non-uniform alignment, which are caused by the conventional liquid crystal alignment technology, can be solved. Further, the fabrication process of the alignment film can integrate with the current LCD process to fabricate a large-size LCD panel.04-26-2012
20120105782LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY ELEMENT - A liquid crystal display element comprises a pair of substrates facing each other with a predetermined gap, strips of first electrodes formed on one substrate, strips of second electrodes formed on another substrate and crossing the first electrodes, an alignment film formed on at least one of the substrates and treated with an alignment process in a direction not perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the second electrodes, a vertical alignment mode liquid crystal layer placed between the substrates and having a pretilt angle, and a pair of polarizers sandwiching the substrates, wherein the fist and the second electrodes cross each other to form pixels, and non-uniform alignment regions where liquid crystal molecules in a center of a thickness of the liquid crystal layer are aligned in a different direction from the direction defined by the alignment process appear near an edge of each pixel.05-03-2012
20110299019LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING ALIGNMENT CONTROL FOR BRIGHTNESS AND RESPONSE - A liquid crystal display apparatus including a pair of substrates having electrodes and vertical alignment layers. A liquid crystal having a negative anisotropy of dielectric is inserted between the substrates. Each substrate has linearly arranged alignment control structures for controlling the alignment of the liquid crystal. The alignment control structures are formed in the form of projections or slits. Each alignment control structure is formed of a plurality of constituent units. In addition, means for forming a boundary of alignment of liquid crystal (singular point in director field) to control the liquid crystal located on the alignment control structures.12-08-2011
20110299018LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A method for producing a liquid crystal display device (12-08-2011
20090284701LIQUID-CRYSTAL ELECTRO-OPTICAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal device comprising: 11-19-2009
20100091229Compositions and Methods for Alignment Layers - Compositions, devices, and methods are provided for a switchable alignment layer coated on a substrate for a liquid crystal device comprising an attachment layer and an adjustable side-chain, where an electric field is capable of changing orientation of the adjustable side-chain between a first state and a second state.04-15-2010
20100033662LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display including a first substrate; a second substrate facing the first substrate; a first field generating electrode disposed on the first substrate; a second field generating electrode disposed on the second substrate; and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, the liquid crystal layer including a liquid crystal and an alignment assistant, wherein the alignment assistant includes a mesogen and two or more photo-polymerizable groups.02-11-2010
20090122245Liquid crystal display device - There is provided an MVA type liquid crystal display device having high brightness and excellent display quality. The liquid crystal display device includes a pair of substrates disposed to be opposite to each other, a liquid crystal sealed between the pair of substrates, plural pixel areas each including a pixel electrode 05-14-2009
20120140157LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A method of producing a liquid crystal display device according to the present invention includes: a step of providing a liquid crystal panel (06-07-2012
20090141226LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - In a liquid crystal display device, liquid crystal molecules are oriented in a vertical direction to the first substrate and the second substrate by the first molecule orientation film and the second molecule orientation film, respectively, in a non-driving state. A structural pattern is formed so as to extend in a first direction parallel to a surface of the liquid crystal layer and so as to form, in a driving state, an electric field periodically changing in a second direction that is parallel to the liquid crystal layer and vertical to the first direction. The liquid crystal molecules substantially tilt in the first direction in the driving state.06-04-2009
20100225865LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A liquid crystal display is provided which is capable of reducing the occurrence of defective display due to variations in the initial alignment direction of a liquid crystal alignment control film in a liquid crystal display of an IPS scheme, realizing the stable liquid crystal alignment, providing excellent mass productivity, and having high image quality with a higher contrast ratio.09-09-2010
20120033167LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, COMPOSITION FOR FORMING POLYMER LAYER, AND COMPOSITION FOR FORMING LIQUID CRYSTAL LAYER - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device capable of reducing the probability of image sticking. The liquid crystal display device comprises a pair of substrates, and a liquid crystal layer between the substrates, wherein at least one of the substrates comprises an alignment film and a polymer layer on the alignment film, and the polymer layer is formed by polymerization of a polymerizable monomer triggered by a polymerization initiator existing at a concentration of 1 mol % or lower relative to the polymerizable monomer.02-09-2012
20090284700SUBSTRATE FOR DISPLAY PANEL, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL HAVING THE SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A substrate for a display panel includes a transparent electrode layer and an alignment layer. The transparent electrode layer is disposed on an insulating substrate, the transparent electrode layer being electrically floated. The alignment layer is disposed on the insulating substrate on which the transparent electrode layer is formed, and the alignment layer having a pre-tilt angle tilted about 85° to about 90° form the insulating substrate.11-19-2009
20090290109PHOTOALIGNMENT MATERIAL, DISPLAY SUBSTRATE HAVING AN ALIGNMENT LAYER FORMED USING THE SAME, AND TO A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE DISPLAY SUBSTRATE - A photoalignment material includes an alignment polymer, a photoalignment additive including a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 and an organic solvent.11-26-2009
20090262291SELF-COMPENSATING, QUASI-HOMEOTROPIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE - Self-compensating, quasi-homeotropic liquid crystal devices (10-22-2009
20110222005LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display device (09-15-2011
20110194058LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT LAYER - A photopolymer mixture is capable of use for a liquid crystal alignment layer. An alignment layer is formed from such a photopolymer mixture. The mixture comprises at least two polymerisable materials which are blended together in proportion so as to give a predetermined, preferably low, surface energy. A low surface energy, e.g., less than 4×1008-11-2011
20100060835LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device in which alignment control in a vertical-alignment-type liquid crystal layer is excellent at a side portion or a corner portion of a pixel electrode.03-11-2010
20100060834COPOLYIMIDE, LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNING LAYER COMPRISING THE SAME , AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY COMPRISING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a novel polyimide copolymer, a method of preparing the polyimide copolymer, a liquid crystal aligning layer including the polyimide copolymer, a method of producing the liquid crystal aligning layer, and a liquid crystal display including the liquid crystal aligning layer. The liquid crystal aligning layer that includes the polyimide copolymer according to the present invention is advantageous in that when ultraviolet rays are radiated on movable chains of the polyamic acid copolymer to perform alignment before a polyimide copolymer is imidized and heat treatment is then performed to conduct imidization, thermal stability is excellent, residual images are not formed, and alignment of liquid crystals is excellent.03-11-2010
20080239222Substrate for liquid crystal display device and fabrication method thereof - A substrate for a liquid crystal display device having a structure capable of preventing fur of the rubbing roller from being in disorder, and a fabrication method thereof is disclosed.10-02-2008
20090002615DISPLAY DEVICE - To manufacture display devices with improved image quality and reliability or display devices with a large screen at low cost with high productivity. An electrode layer containing a conductive polymer is used as an electrode layer of a display element in a display device and an inorganic insulating film serving as a passivation film is provided between the electrode layer and a display layer. Ionic impurities in the electrode layer are easily ionized and become mobile ions and thereby deteriorating a liquid crystal material or the like which is included in a display layer in a display element. Ionic impurities in the electrode layer are prevented from moving into a display layer by the inorganic insulating film. Thus, the reliability of the display device can be improved.01-01-2009
20090002614Liquid crystal display panel - A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel includes a first substrate, a first electrode, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer. The first electrode is disposed on the first substrate. The first electrode has a main slit, a first sub-slit and a first pinhole. The first sub-slit is connected to the main slit and the first pinhole is separated from the main slit. The second substrate is disposed over the first substrate. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate.01-01-2009
20110141417ALIGNMENT LAYER, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A method of fabricating an alignment layer comprises depositing an alignment material on a substrate, the alignment material including reactive mesogens and a photoinitiator, the reactive mesogen having a mesogen, flexible spacers at ends of the mesogen, and photo-reactive end groups formed at ends of the flexible spacers, applying an electric field to the alignment material in a predetermined direction, and applying UV light to the alignment material applied by the electric field applied thereto to polymerize the photo-reactive end groups with each other.06-16-2011
20080316406LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - When radiating light onto a liquid crystal composition containing a photosensitive material, the alignment of liquid crystal molecules is adjusted by applying a voltage to the liquid crystal composition layer, to achieve substantially orderly alignment of the liquid crystal molecules, or the alignment of the liquid crystal molecules is made uniform by adjusting the structure of the liquid crystal display device, or any display defect is driven out of the display area. When radiating light to the liquid crystal composition containing the photosensitive material, the alignment of the liquid crystal molecules can be adjusted so as to achieve substantially orderly alignment of the liquid crystal molecules, and the liquid crystal display device can thus be driven stably.12-25-2008
20080316405DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - A display substrate includes an insulation substrate, a common electrode, a cell gap maintaining part, a liquid crystal (LC) alignment support part and an oxide alignment layer. The common electrode is formed on the insulation substrate. The cell gap maintaining part is formed on the common electrode. The LC alignment support part of an organic material is formed on the common electrode. The oxide alignment layer is formed on the LC alignment support part. Therefore, the alignment speed and response speed of liquid crystal molecules may be enhanced.12-25-2008
20080284958LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME - A liquid-crystal display device makes it possible to attach an optical element to a liquid-crystal display panel with high positional accuracy while avoiding or minimizing the enlargement of the picture-frame region (i.e., the non-display region) induced by the formation of markers on the panel and the increase of the fabrication cost. The panel comprises a main substrate, an opposite substrate, and a liquid crystal enclosed in a gap between the main and opposite substrates, wherein a polarizer plate is attached at least to the opposite substrate. Markers for attaching an optical element to the panel are formed at positions that overlap with the polarizer plate in a non-display region on the main or opposite substrate. Alignment direction regulators regulate the alignment of the liquid crystal molecules to a predetermined direction in the vicinities of the markers, allowing light to pass through at least the opposite substrate.11-20-2008
20110007254COMPOSITION FOR FORMING A LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT FILM, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides: a composition for forming a liquid crystal alignment film capable of forming a liquid crystal alignment film excellent in evenness; and a liquid crystal display device. The present invention provides a composition for forming a liquid crystal alignment film, wherein the composition comprises: a material for forming a liquid crystal alignment film; diethylene glycol diethyl ether; diisobutyl ketone; and at least one of γ-butyrolactone and N-methyl-01-13-2011
20110007255ALIGNMENT FILM FOR LIQUID CRYSTALS OBTAINABLE BY DIRECT PARTICLE BEAM DEPOSITION - The invention relates to a process of preparing an alignment film for the alignment of liquid crystals (LCs) or reactive mesogens (RMs), by a direct particle beam deposition process, to an alignment film obtainable by said process, to the use of said alignment film for the alignment of LCs or RMs, especially in the form of thin layers, to a multilayer comprising said alignment film and one or more LC and/or RM layers, and to the use of the alignment film and multilayer in optical, electronic and electrooptical applications.01-13-2011
20100141880LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a liquid crystal panel and a liquid crystal display device allowing reliability deterioration due to external pressure to be suppressed without yield rate degradation. The liquid crystal panel includes: a pair of substrates facing each other with a space in between; a liquid crystal layer disposed in the space between the pair of substrates; and a plurality of pairs of pillar structures, each pair of pillar structures being arranged on opposing faces of the pair of substrates, respectively, to face each other along a normal to the opposing faces.06-10-2010
20110267567PIXEL ARRAY, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, AND ELECTRO-OPTICAL APPARATUS - A pixel array including first scan lines, second scan lines, data lines, and sub-pixels is provided. Each sub-pixel includes a first switch, a second switch, a first pixel electrode electrically connected to the first switch, a second pixel electrode electrically connected to the second switch, a third switch, and common lines connected with each other and disposed under the first and the second pixel electrode. The first and the second switch are electrically connected to the same first scan line and data line. The first scan line is located between the first and second pixel electrode. The third switch is electrically connected to the second scan line and the first pixel electrode and has a floating terminal. The floating terminal is capacitively coupled to the common line under the second pixel electrode to form a capacitor.11-03-2011
20090128762LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal mixture. The first substrate includes a pixel electrode, which includes a first domain forming unit, and a first vertical alignment layer arranged on the pixel electrode. The second substrate faces the first substrate and includes a common electrode and a second vertical alignment layer arranged on the common electrode. The liquid crystal mixture is interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and includes liquid crystal molecules, an ultraviolet-curable monomer, and an ultraviolet-curable initiator. A distance between the first substrate and the second substrate is 3.6 μm or less, and a rotational viscosity of the liquid crystal mixture is 130 mPa·s or less.05-21-2009
20120069280Liquid Crystal Display Device - A liquid crystal display device includes an array substrate including a pixel electrode which is disposed in each of pixels, a counter-substrate which is disposed to be opposed to the array substrate and includes a counter-electrode which is common to a plurality of the pixels, and a liquid crystal layer which is held between the array substrate and the counter-substrate. The pixel electrode includes a first major electrode portion having a strip shape, and the counter-electrode includes second major electrode portions each having a strip shape, the second major electrode portions being disposed in parallel to the first major electrode portion in a manner that the first major electrode portion is interposed between the second major electrode portions and that the first major electrode portion and the second major electrode portions are alternately arranged.03-22-2012
20090051862LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A liquid crystal device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, a first alignment layer disposed on the liquid crystal layer side of the first substrate, and a second alignment layer disposed on the liquid crystal layer side of the second substrate. At least one of the first alignment layer and the second alignment layer is made of an inorganic porous film having pores exposed at its surface and grooves to control the orientation of the liquid crystal layer.02-26-2009
20110141418LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOUNDS - The present invention relates to improved liquid crystal compounds which contain a mesogenic core which comprises a group of sub-formula (i) wherein R06-16-2011
20090086140PHOTO ALIGNMENT FILM AND RETARDATION FILM, AND THEIR APPLICATIONS, AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING THEM - Disclosed is a composition comprising at least one polymer compound represented by formula (1) below, and at least one polymerizable compound.04-02-2009
20090079922ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - An electro-optical device includes a pair of substrates, an electro-optical material sandwiched between the pair of substrates, an electrode on one of the pair of substrates, an inorganic alignment layer disposed on the one of the pair of substrates, and a heat-dissipating layer disposed between the electrode and the inorganic alignment layer on the one of the pair of substrates.03-26-2009
20110228204LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display is provided including: a display section including a plurality of pixels, a first substrate and a second substrate which are disposed opposite to each other with liquid crystal therebetween in the display section, pixel electrodes which are provided over one of the first substrate and the second substrate on a pixel basis and which each do not have a slit or opening in plan view, and a common electrode which is formed over the pixel electrodes, with an organic interlayer film composed of an organic film therebetween, and which has a plurality of slits.09-22-2011
20110141416LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A liquid crystal display includes a first display panel and a second display panel facing each other; a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first display panel and the second display panel and including pre-tilted liquid crystal molecules and a first compound derived from a reactive mesogen ; and an alignment layer positioned between the first display panel and the second display panel, wherein the alignment layer includes a polyimide derived from a composition including a dianhydride-based compound, and a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1.06-16-2011
20110141419LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device, which can minimize display non-uniformity even when driven by capacitive coupling, and also provides a method for fabricating such a device. A method for fabricating a liquid crystal display device according to the present invention includes the steps of: providing an LCD panel that includes a photopolymerizable compound in its liquid crystal layer; and forming alignment sustaining layers by polymerizing the photopolymerizable compound in the liquid crystal layer of the LCD panel with the liquid crystal layer irradiated with light and supplied with a voltage simultaneously. The step of forming the alignment sustaining layers includes the steps of: i) applying a predetermined voltage between a pixel electrode and a counter electrode while a switching element is in ON state; and ii) changing the voltage at a storage capacitor counter electrode into a voltage, of which the polarity is opposite to a voltage at the storage capacitor counter electrode in the step i), after the switching element in ON state has been turned OFF.06-16-2011
20090086141LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Each pixel region includes two subpixel regions, in which different voltages are applied to a liquid crystal layer with respect to a signal voltage supplied from a source bus line by way of TFTs. A first substrate includes a first electrode provided for the two subpixel regions. A second substrate includes a second electrode that faces the first electrode with a vertical alignment liquid crystal layer interposed. A liquid crystal capacitor is provided for each of these subpixel regions. Each subpixel region includes at least one liquid crystal domain that produces a dark area, which looks darker than a gray scale tone being presented for a viewer located in front of the device, inside of, and substantially parallel to, an edge portion of the first electrode. At least a part of the edge portion of the first electrode is arranged so as to overlap with a gate bus line and selectively shield at least a part of the dark area. Two TFTs associated with the two subpixel regions have substantially equal drain-gate capacitances Cgd, thus providing a VA mode liquid crystal display device that achieves good display quality.04-02-2009
20090231529LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal disposed between a first transparent substrate and a second transparent substrate, a first electrode and second electrode which overlie the first transparent substrate and which are used to drive the liquid crystal, one or more layers overlying the first electrode, and one or more layers overlying the second electrode. The correlation between layers disposed between the first electrode and the liquid crystal agrees with the correlation between layers disposed between the second electrode and the liquid crystal.09-17-2009
20090207356Method of aligning alignment layer and liquid crystal display device having alignment layer aligned by the same - A liquid crystal display device includes: a first substrate having a black matrix, a color filter layer and a common electrode; a second substrate having gate lines, data lines and thin film transistors connected to pixel electrodes; a first alignment layer on the first substrate; a second alignment layer on the second substrate; and a liquid crystal layer having a plurality of liquid crystal molecules and positioned between the first and second alignment layers, wherein each of the first and second alignment layers has a first area with ion-altered side chains and a second area with non-altered side chains.08-20-2009
20090213315Liquid crystal on silicon display panel and electronic device using the same - A liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) display panel and an electronic device using the same are provided. The LCOS display panel includes a silicon substrate, a transparent substrate, a color filter layer, an over-coating layer, an alignment layer, and a liquid crystal layer. The transparent substrate is opposite the silicon substrate. The color filter layer is on the silicon substrate and between the silicon substrate and the transparent substrate. The over-coating layer is on the color filter layer, and the alignment layer is on the over-coating layer. The liquid crystal layer is between the alignment layer and the transparent substrate.08-27-2009
20090207357LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - This invention provides a liquid crystal display device which can contribute to the stabilization of alignment of a liquid crystal and can improve the response speed. The liquid crystal display device comprises a pair of substrates and a liquid crystal layer held between the substrates. At least one of the pair of substrates has a polymer on its surface in contact with the liquid crystal layer. The surface shape of the polymer is in a substantially saw form as viewed from the cross-sectional direction of the substrate. The inclination azimuth of the inclination surface of the polymer is substantially the same as the liquid crystal alignment upon the application of the voltage. Preferably, the surface of the polymer has an approximately wedge shape as viewed from the vertical direction of the substrate, and the azimuth of the apex is approximately opposite to the liquid crystal alignment upon the application of the voltage.08-20-2009
20090244457LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device includes a TFT substrate and a CF substrate arranged to face each other and a liquid crystal layer sandwiched therebetween, wherein a plurality of first supports are arranged to extend from one of the substrates to reach the other substrate and a plurality of second support, which are shorter than the first supports, are arranged to extend from one of the substrates to the other substrate.10-01-2009
20120105781LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An LCD device includes a substrate including a gate line, a data line, and a thin film transistor at a crossing region of the gate line and the data line, wherein the gate line and the data line define a pixel region, the LCD device also includes a pixel electrode, a common electrode separated from the pixel electrode, wherein the pixel electrode and the common electrode are alternately arranged in the pixel region, and an alignment layer on the pixel electrode and the common electrode, between the pixel electrode and the common electrode, and in a region adjacent to the pixel electrode, wherein the alignment layer has an upper surface having a substantially uniform height.05-03-2012
20120194770VERTICAL ALIGNMENT LAYER AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display includes: a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other; a pair of field generating electrodes disposed on the first substrate; a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and including liquid crystal molecules having positive dielectric anisotropy; and at least one alignment layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the alignment layer includes a main chain and at least one side chain connected to the main chain, and the side chain includes a vertical functional group or a polar group.08-02-2012
20100149475LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING IMPROVED ALIGNMENT OF LIQUID CRYSTALS - A liquid crystal display device provides for improved alignment of its liquid crystal molecules by having an alignment layer with polymer branches that are cured so as to reinforce a predefined orientation of the liquid crystal molecules even when no voltages are applied to the pixel-electrodes and/or common electrode of the device. Bruising of the screen can thus be rapidly repaired. In one embodiment, the device includes: first and second substrates opposed to each other; a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules interposed between the substrates; a gate line formed on the first substrate; first and second data lines formed on the first substrate and connected for transmitting first and second data voltages having different polarities; a first and second switching elements respectively connected to the gate line and the first or second data line; first and second pixel electrodes that are connected to the first and second switching elements, respectively; an alignment layer formed on the first and second pixel electrodes; and a polymer layer including a plurality of cured prepolymers that are cured so as to prearrange the liquid crystal molecules in a desired orientation.06-17-2010
20110228203DISPLAY DEVICE PROVIDED WITH SPACER PARTICLES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In one embodiment, droplets of a spacer dispersed solution are provided on portions of a surface of a substrate which is provided with electrode films with a space provided between the electrode films. The portions are above the space between the electrode films. The spacer dispersed solution is obtained by dispersing spacer particles in a solvent produced by mixing first and second solvents at least. The second solvent has a higher boiling point and a larger surface tension than those of the first solvent. The substrate is heated at a temperature lower than the boiling point of the first solvent so that the first solvent evaporates. The substrate is heated at a temperature higher than the boiling point of the first solvent and lower than the boiling point of the second solvent so that the second solvent evaporates so as to leave the spacer particles on the substrate.09-22-2011
20090086139Liquid Crystal, and Liquid Crystal Material Combination and Liquid Crystal Display Each Containing the Same - A liquid crystal is provided, which can be used in a liquid crystal display (LCD) to provide an LCD exhibiting a good transmittance. The liquid crystal according to the invention has the following properties:04-02-2009
20100157221LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A liquid crystal panel includes: first and second substrates arranged to be opposite each other at a predetermined gap; a liquid crystal layer filled between the first and second substrates; a counter electrode pattern formed on the first substrate; a pixel electrode pattern formed on the first substrate; and alignment films formed such that the alignment direction of the liquid crystal layer crosses the extension direction of a slit of the pixel electrode pattern at an angle of 7° or larger.06-24-2010
20100157222IN-PLANE SWITCHING TYPE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device comprises a pair of substrates subjected to an aligning treatment in mutually parallel but opposite directions, a liquid crystal layer interposed between the pair of substrates, a first electrode bent into a “<” shape, and a second electrode formed via an insulating film with the first electrode. The first electrode comprises one linear section and another linear section that extend in directions that intersect the alignment treatment direction at different angles, a bent section that is provided at each end where the one linear section and the other linear section adjacent to each other and that extends in a direction that intersects the alignment treatment direction at an angle that is greater than each of the intersecting angles of the one linear section and the other linear section and the alignment treatment direction with respect to the alignment treatment directions.06-24-2010
20100165278LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a liquid crystal display device including: a plurality of column spacers and a first alignment film which are formed above the first substrate; an insulating layer which is formed on the second substrate and a second alignment film which is formed on the insulating layer; and column spacer receiving members which are provided between the insulating layer and the second alignment film in places opposed to the plurality of column spacers, the column spacer receiving members each being made of a material different from both of a material of the insulating layer and a material of the second alignment film, in which a thickness of the second alignment film in places above the column spacer receiving members is ⅓ or less of a thickness of the second alignment film in places in which the second alignment film is formed directly on the insulating layer.07-01-2010
20100165277IN-PLANE-SWITCHING MODE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - An in-plane-switching mode liquid crystal display device is disclosed. The LCD device includes: first and second substrates opposite to each other; a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first and second substrates; a passivation film formed on the first substrate in which a thin film transistor is disposed; pixel and common electrodes arranged alternately with each other; and a first alignment film formed on the pixel and common electrodes. The liquid crystal layer and the passivation film are formed to have lower non-resistances than that of the first alignment film.07-01-2010
20100220275LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other, a pixel electrode disposed on the first substrate and including a first sub-pixel electrode and a second sub-pixel electrode spaced apart from the first sub-pixel electrode by a gap, a common electrode disposed on the second substrate, a shielding member disposed on the first substrate or the second substrate and overlapping the gap between the first sub-pixel electrode and the second sub-pixel electrode, an alignment layer disposed on at least one of the pixel electrode and the common electrode, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate.09-02-2010
20110176097LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a liquid crystal display device small in the size and having a narrow frame, an alignment film can be coated by ink jet printing, by coating a rapidly drying peripheral alignment film 07-21-2011
20120242941LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display device includes: a first and a second substrate; and pixels having first electrodes provided on the first substrate which face the second substrate; first alignment control sections provided in the first electrodes; a first alignment film covering the first electrodes, the first alignment control sections, and the first substrate; second electrodes provided on the second substrate which face the first substrate; second alignment control sections provided in the second electrodes; a second alignment film covering the second electrodes, the second alignment control sections, and the second substrate; and a liquid crystal layer provided between the first and the second alignment films and containing liquid crystal molecules. In the above device, the liquid crystal layer further contains a polymerized high molecular compound, and pretilts are provided to the liquid crystal molecules by the polymerized high molecular compound in contact with the alignment films.09-27-2012
20110032464LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME - A liquid crystal display according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other and a liquid crystal layer formed between the first substrate and the second substrate and including liquid crystal molecules. The liquid crystal layer includes a first sub-region and a second sub-region having different alignment azimuth angles of the liquid crystal molecules, the liquid crystal molecules of the first sub-region are aligned to have a first azimuth angle and a polar angle of less than 90° near the first substrate and are vertically aligned near the second substrate, and the liquid crystal molecules of the second sub-region are aligned to have a second azimuth angle and a polar angle of less than 90° near the second substrate and are vertically aligned near the first substrate.02-10-2011
20090109386LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPLYING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display panel is provided. The liquid crystal display panel includes an active device array substrate, an opposite substrate, a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data patterns, a plurality of connecting patterns, a plurality of active devices, a plurality of transparent pixel electrodes, a plurality of common lines, at least one polymer layer, and a liquid crystal layer. The opposite substrate is disposed above the active device array substrate. The scan lines, the data patterns and the connecting patterns are disposed on the active device array substrate, and the data patterns and the connecting patterns form data lines via contact holes. The common lines are disposed between the transparent pixel electrodes and the data lines, and a part of each common line overlaps the corresponding data pattern. The polymer layer is disposed on at least one of the active device array substrate and the opposite substrate.04-30-2009
20100296038Liquid Crystalline Medium and Liquid Crystal Display - The instant invention relates to liquid crystal media comprising one or more bimesogenic compounds, one or more chiral dopants and one or more additives, liquid crystal displays comprising these media, in particular displays exploiting the flexoelectric effect and to a method of improving the response time of such displays.11-25-2010
20130135570COMPOSITION FOR FORMING LIQUID CRYSTAL LAYER, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a composition for forming a liquid crystal layer from which a liquid crystal display device hardly generating image sticking can be obtained. The composition for forming a liquid crystal layer according to the present invention contains a liquid crystal material and one or two or more monomers, wherein at least one of the monomers is a phenanthrene derivative represented by the following chemical formula (1):05-30-2013
20090002616OPTICAL FILM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY USING THE SAME - Disclosed is an optically anisotropic film used for a liquid crystal display of a vertical alignment liquid crystal mode comprising a fatty acid cellulose aster film, a retardation value (Rt value) in the thickness direction of the fatty acid cellulose ester film is from 60 to 300 nm, and the number of luminescent points having a size exceeding 50 μm is zero per 250 mm01-01-2009
20110128487MULTI-DOMAIN LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a liquid crystal layer may be aligned by using an alignment layer including an alignment base layer having a horizontal alignment base layer and a vertical alignment base layer, and an alignment control agent. Accordingly, a multi-domain liquid crystal display having an excellent viewing angle for all grays may be provided. Also, a multi-domain liquid crystal display having a fast response speed as well as an excellent viewing angle for all grays may be provided.06-02-2011
20110128486LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A liquid crystal display includes: a first panel; a second panel facing the first panel; a first electrode and a second electrode formed on the first panel; a liquid crystal layer provided between the first panel and the second panel; and a first alignment layer formed on the first panel and contacting the liquid crystal layer. The first alignment layer includes a first alignment base layer and a first alignment control agent, the first alignment base layer represents a material for vertically aligning liquid crystal of the liquid crystal layer, and the first alignment control agent comes out of the first alignment base layer and provides alignment force to the liquid crystal. Accordingly, when the liquid crystal of the IPS mode liquid crystal display has a pretilt, the liquid crystal that is near the facing panel on which a linear common electrode and a linear pixel electrode are not provided is immediately tilted according to the pretilt, and hence, the response speed is very fast and the afterimage problem of video is solved.06-02-2011
20110116027LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A liquid crystal display device where both improvement in light transmittance of a liquid crystal display panel having a photo alignment film and suppression of occurrence of after image can be achieved. The liquid crystal display device has a liquid crystal display panel including pixels each having an active device, a pixel electrode, a common electrode and a liquid crystal layer arranged in a dot matrix array. The liquid crystal display panel has a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first substrate has the active device, the pixel electrode, the common electrode and a first alignment film. The second substrate has a second alignment film. The first alignment film and the second alignment film are respectively a photo alignment film formed by irradiating a photo decomposition type insulating film with light. The second alignment film is thinner than the first alignment film, and has a thickness of equal to or greater than 10 nm and equal to or less than 50 nm.05-19-2011
20100149474LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device according to the present invention includes a picture element region defined by a first electrode 06-17-2010
20100253894LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME HAVING SPACER IN ALIGNMENT GROOVE IN WHICH THE GROOVE WIDTH IS GREATER THAN THE SPACER DIAMETER - A liquid crystal display device, and a method for fabricating the same is described, in which an alignment film is formed divided into a plurality of sub-alignment films spaced from each other, and a column spacer is formed in the space between the sub-alignment films. The liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, and a second substrate opposite to each other, a first alignment film on the second substrate, the first alignment film having a first alignment film groove in a predetermined portion, a first spacer in the first alignment film groove, and a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate.10-07-2010
20100039595LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE - A liquid crystal device including a pair of electrodes provided with a vertical alignment film and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the pair of electrodes and including a liquid crystal composition containing a liquid crystal with positive dielectric anisotropy, a dichroic dye and a chiral reagent, with a ratio (P/G) of a chiral pitch length (P) of the liquid crystal composition to a gap (G) between the pair of electrodes being from 0.06 to less than 1.0.02-18-2010
20110090442TRANSFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND COLOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A vertical alignment liquid crystal layer is sealed between a first substrate having a first electrode and a second substrate having a second electrode, each pixel region has a reflective region and a transmissive region, and a gap adjusting section is provided on one of sides of the first substrate and the second substrate which sets a thickness (gap) of the liquid crystal layer which controls a phase difference of incident light to the liquid crystal layer so that a gap in the reflective region is smaller than a gap in the transmissive region. An alignment controller which divides alignment of the liquid crystal within a pixel region is provided in the pixel region on at least one of the sides of the first substrate and the second substrate. It is also possible to optimize by changing the gap in red, green, and blue.04-21-2011
20120120357ELECTRO-OPTIC DEVICE AND PROJECTION-TYPE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An electro-optic device is provided with an substrate, in which a stress relieving film formed of a doped silicon oxide film is formed between a third interlayer insulating film formed of a non-doped silicon oxide film and a pixel electrode formed of an aluminum film or the like. The stress relieving film is formed of the doped silicon oxide film, has a thermal expansion coefficient different from that of the third interlayer insulating film, comes in contact with the third interlayer insulating film, has a thermal expansion coefficient different from that of the pixel electrode, and comes in contact with the pixel electrode. The thermal expansion coefficients are in the following relation of Third Interlayer Insulating Film05-17-2012
20110075082LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A first substrate (03-31-2011
20120147308LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND PANEL THEREOF - A liquid crystal panel according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a substrate, and a pixel electrode arranged on the substrate. The pixel electrode includes a first subpixel electrode and a second subpixel electrode separated from each other, and the second subpixel electrode includes a first electrode part disposed above the first subpixel electrode and a second electrode part disposed below the first subpixel electrode and connected to the first electrode part. At least one first notch is arranged on at least one edge of the first subpixel electrode or the second subpixel electrode.06-14-2012
20110043739LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNING AGENT, LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT FILM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed is a liquid crystal orientating agent which contains a liquid crystal orientating polyorganosiloxane obtained by reacting a specified reactive polyorganosiloxane typified by the hydrolysis condensate of 2-(3,4-epoxycyclohexyl)ethyltrimethoxysilane and a reactive compound which includes a specified compound typified by stearic acid. The liquid crystal orientating agent of this invention can form liquid crystal orientating films which have excellent liquid crystal orientating properties, a high level of heat resistance and light resistance, exhibit little reduction of voltage retention even in high temperature environments and when irradiated with light of high intensity, and excellent residual image characteristics, and it also has excellent storage stability.02-24-2011
20110043738Liquid crystal device including an alignment grating with breaks therein - This invention relates to a liquid crystal device wherein the surface profile of a surface alignment grating stabilises at least one stable state. The invention involves the introduction or breaks (02-24-2011
20090237603PHOTOALIGNMENT MATERIAL, DISPLAY SUBSTRATE HAVING AN ALIGNMENT LAYER FORMED USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE DISPLAY SUBSTRATE - A photoalignment material includes a photoalignment polymer having a photosensitive portion represented by the following Chemical Formula 1,09-24-2009
20110255040LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A liquid crystal display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, an active layer, a first alignment film, a second alignment film, a liquid crystal layer, and a sealant. The first substrate includes a display region and a sealant region encompassing the display region. The second substrate is disposed oppositely to the first substrate. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first alignment film and the second alignment film. The liquid crystal layer includes a plurality of liquid crystal molecules, wherein the dielectric anisotropy of the liquid crystal molecules is substantially equal to or greater than 7, or substantially equal to or less than −4. The sealant is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and is disposed in the sealant region. The sealant includes acrylics, wherein a weight percentage of acrylics is substantially between 50 wt % and 90 wt %.10-20-2011
20100302488LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display device 12-02-2010
20110211148NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND BISTABLE NEMATIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A nematic liquid crystal composition of the present invention includes at least 20% by weight of one, or two or more compounds selected from compound group A; and 5 to 50% by weight of one, or two or more compounds selected from compound group B, wherein the relative proportions of the above-mentioned compounds used in the nematic liquid crystal composition is determined to simultaneously obtain the specific physical characteristics for the composition, and an anchoring breaking voltage U09-01-2011
20120200815DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A display panel and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The display panel includes: a first substrate, a touch spacer formed on a first substrate, a common electrode formed on the touch spacer, a second substrate opposing the first substrate, a sensing electrode facing the touch spacer on the second substrate and an alignment layer on the sensing electrode or the touch spacer, wherein the alignment layer has a thickness equal to or less than 500Å.08-09-2012
20110255041LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - According to a liquid crystal panel 10-20-2011
20100302489LIQUID CRYSTAL LAYER FORMING INK COMPOSITION, AND OPTICAL FILM, POLARIZING FILM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PRODUCED WITH THE INK COMPOSITION - The present invention provides: an ink composition capable of forming a liquid crystal layer even on a base material with no alignment treatment applied, capable of obtaining a high contrast display when viewed from the front side, having a low Haze, capable of satisfying the physical properties required for the optical characteristics of an optical film, having a high production yield, and efficient and stable in terms of the industrial productivity; and an optical film, a polarizing film and a liquid crystal display produced using the ink composition. The liquid crystal layer forming ink composition comprises a liquid crystalline molecular material, an organic solvent for dissolving or dispersing the molecular material, and an alcohols solvent. By applying the ink composition on a base material 12-02-2010
20080204645LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Bead spacers, which are disposed on at least one principal surface of a pair of substrates forming a liquid crystal display device, are bonded to the principal surface by an alignment film or an organic material film. Specifically, the bead spacers disposed on the principal surface are covered with the alignment film, or the bead spacers are bonded by the organic material film to the alignment film formed on the principal surface of the substrate.08-28-2008
20110261307LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - In a liquid crystal display, a first alignment layer formed on a first substrate includes a first region aligned in a first direction and a second region aligned in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a second alignment layer formed on a second substrate facing the first substrate includes a third region aligned in a third direction different from the first direction and a fourth region aligned in a fourth direction opposite to the third direction. The liquid crystal molecules interposed between the first and second alignment layers are aligned in different directions in different domains defined by the first to fourth regions. A pixel electrode includes an extension part extending in at least one of the first to fourth directions. The aperture ratio and the light transmittance of the liquid crystal display are improved.10-27-2011
20110075081LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - Disclosed herein is a liquid crystal display panel of a transverse electric field system, including: a liquid crystal layer; and a pair of substrates configured to be so disposed as to be opposed to each other and sandwich the liquid crystal layer. In the liquid crystal display panel, a first electrode and a second electrode for applying an electric field to the liquid crystal layer and an alignment film are formed in a plurality of pixel areas that form a display area in one of the pair of substrates, a planarization insulating film is formed on a surface of at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode and across an entire surface of the pixel areas, and the alignment film is formed on a surface of the planarization insulating film.03-31-2011
20100220274POROUS SILICA PRECURSOR COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE PRECURSOR COMPOSITION, POROUS SILICA FILM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE POROUS SILICA FILM, SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT, APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AN IMAGE, AS WELL AS LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A porous silica precursor composition is herein provided and the precursor composition comprises an organic silane represented by the following chemical formula 1:09-02-2010
20110096277LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device includes: a pair of substrates at least one of which is transparent; a liquid crystal layer disposed between the pair of substrates; an electrode group formed on at least one substrate of the pair of substrates, for applying an electric field to the liquid crystal layer; a plurality of active elements connected to the electrode group; and a liquid crystal alignment film disposed on at least one substrate of the pair of substrates, in which the liquid crystal alignment film, which is formed by a photo-alignment process, contains polyimide formed using tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride and/or diamine each having a specific chemical structure.04-28-2011
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20100079712LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A liquid crystal display panel includes: a pair of substrates which are opposed to each other; and a liquid crystal layer which is interposed between the pair of substrates, wherein one of the pair of substrates is provided with a plurality of scanning lines and a plurality of signal lines which are arranged in a matrix shape in a display area, lower electrodes which are each formed in each of sub-pixel areas partitioned by the plurality of scanning lines and the plurality of signal lines, an insulating film which is formed in the display area so as to cover the lower electrodes, upper electrodes which are formed in the display area through the insulating film and each have a plurality of slits in each of the sub-pixel area, and an alignment film which is formed on the upper electrodes and slit-shaped openings close to the liquid crystal layer, wherein the other of the pair of substrates is provided with light-shielding films which are formed at locations overlapping with the scanning lines and the signal lines in plan view, wherein each of the upper electrodes overlaps with each of the light-shielding films in at least a partial portion in plan view, wherein each of the slit-shaped openings extends along any one of the signal line or the scanning line and has a main portion extending in an direction inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to a rubbing direction of the alignment film and a front end portion, and wherein an edge of the circumference of at least one of the slit-shaped openings formed on both sides of the light-shielding film so as to dispose the light-shielding film therebetween in plan view does not overlap with the light-shielding film disposed between the slit-shaped openings in plan view.04-01-2010
20110199566ORIENTATION FILM, ORIENTATION FILM MATERIAL, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY HAVING ORIENTATION FILM, AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME - An alignment film material according to the present invention includes: a precursor of a first polyimide (p08-18-2011
20110199565LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - This invention enables forming a photo-alignment film having a large LC anchoring strength in an IPS type liquid crystal display device. An alignment film is adapted to have a two-layer structure including a photo-alignment film and an alignment film with enhanced film strength. The photo-alignment film is formed of a precursor of polyamide acid ester, 80 percent or more of which is polyamide acid ester including cyclobutane. The alignment film with enhanced film strength is formed of a precursor of polyamide acid. After irradiating the substrate with ultraviolet light for photo-alignment, the substrate is heated. Thus, it is possible to achieve a high LC anchoring strength of the alignment film as the whole for photo-alignment, without degrading the mechanical strength of the alignment film with enhanced film strength.08-18-2011
20100066959LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL MIXTURE - A liquid crystal panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, a counter electrode, a pixel array structure, at least one alignment layer and at least one polymer layer is provided. The counter electrode is disposed between the liquid crystal layer and the first substrate. The pixel array structure is disposed between the liquid crystal layer and the second substrate. The alignment layer is disposed between the counter electrode and the liquid crystal layer and between the pixel array structure and the liquid crystal layer. The polymer layer is disposed between the alignment layer and the liquid crystal layer, and a material of the polymer layer includes polymer monomers and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). A content of PMMA in the polymer layer is greater than 1 ppm and smaller than 15000 ppm.03-18-2010
20110149220VERTICAL ALIGNMENT LAYER AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME - An alignment layer according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a polyimide, wherein the polyimide is derived from a composition including a dianhydride-based compound, and a compound represented by a Chemical Formula 1:06-23-2011
20110187974LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE TREATED BY UV IRRADIATION - A liquid crystal display device includes a pair of substrates, a liquid crystal between substrates and alignment layers disposed on the inner surface sides of the substrates. The alignment layer is made from a material including polyamic acid containing a diamine component and polyimide containing a diamine component different from the diamine component of the polyamic acid. The alignment layer is subjected to alignment treatment by irradiation of light. UV light can be irradiated in the oblique direction onto the alignment layer through a mask having openings. A reflecting plate can be arranged between a UV light source and the mask. Also, bank structures having a thickness from 0.1 to 0.15 μm can be provided on the alignment layer of the TFT substrate.08-04-2011
20110109855POLYAMIC ACID AND A POLYIMIDE OBTAINED BY REACTING A DIANHYDRIDE AND A DIAMINE - A polyamic acid and a polyimide obtained by reacting a dianhydride and diamines. A substrate having a film of such polyimide or polyamic acid deposited thereon. A liquid crystal display containing a film of such polyimide as an alignment layer. A method for reducing the response times of a liquid crystal display and/or for improving the on-state- and off-state-transmission and/or the voltage holding ratio of a liquid crystal display, the method involving incorporating the polyimide as an alignment layer in the liquid crystal display. A method of producing a liquid crystal display involving depositing a film of the polyimide on a substrate.05-12-2011
20110051065LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - A liquid crystal display and a manufacturing method are provided. A liquid crystal display according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a field generating electrode disposed on at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate, an alignment layer disposed on the field generating electrode, and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, including liquid crystal molecules and a second alignment polymer, wherein the first alignment polymer is formed by light-irradiating the alignment agent and the first alignment aids and the second alignment polymer is formed by light-irradiating the liquid crystal molecules and the second alignment aids, and the first alignment aids and the second alignment aids include a mesogen and a photo-polymerizable group coupled to the mesogen.03-03-2011
20110051064LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a liquid crystal display device includes: a first substrate (03-03-2011
20100060837COLOR WASHOUT REDUCING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL AND LCD DEVICE USING THE SAME - A color washout reducing LCD panel including a first substrate, a second substrate and a liquid crystal layer sealed between the first and second substrates is provided. The first substrate includes several thin film transistors (TFTs) arranged in an array and several pixel electrodes each electrically connected to one TFT. Each pixel electrode has a first and a second electrode blocks. The first electrode block has several first slits, wherein a first interval of the first electrode block is perpendicular to the first slits, and a first width of the first electrode block is between any two neighboring first slits. The second electrode block has several second slits, wherein a second interval of the second electrode block is perpendicular to the second slit and not equal to the first interval, and a second width of the second electrode block is between any two neighboring second slits.03-11-2010
20120307187METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A method for producing a liquid crystal display panel (12-06-2012
20100053525LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display, using a ferroelectric liquid crystal exhibiting mono-stability, which makes it possible to control the direction of the spontaneous polarization of the ferroelectric liquid crystal. The liquid crystal display includes: a first alignment treatment substrate having a first alignment layer which is a rubbed layer; a second alignment treatment substrate having a second alignment layer which is a photo alignment layer using a photo-dimerization type material; and a liquid crystal layer containing a ferroelectric liquid crystal and held between the first alignment treatment substrate and the second alignment treatment substrate. The ferroelectric liquid crystal exhibits mono-stability, and when a negative voltage is applied to a second electrode layer of the second alignment treatment substrate, a molecular direction of the ferroelectric liquid crystal is changed by about 2 times a tilt angle of the ferroelectric liquid crystal parallel to a surface of the substrate.03-04-2010
20110304808LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate and a second substrate facing the first substrate. A first alignment layer formed on the first substrate includes a first area aligned in a first direction and a second area aligned in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a second alignment layer formed on the second substrate includes a third area aligned in a third direction different from the first direction and a fourth area aligned in a fourth direction opposite to the third direction. Liquid crystal molecules in a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first and second alignment layers are aligned in different directions from each other in plural domains defined by the first to fourth areas. Thus, the liquid crystal display may have improved aperture ratio and transmittance.12-15-2011
20090033853Liquid crystal display comprising improved switching means at the display periphery - The invention concerns a liquid crystal display comprising two substrates (02-05-2009
20110063553LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - The invention relates to a liquid crystal display based on an MVA mode of multi-division alignment in which alignment states of liquid crystal molecules having a negative dielectric anisotropy are made different from each other, and provides a liquid crystal display in which a drop in transmittance is suppressed and response characteristics are improved. The liquid crystal display is constructed so as to include a pair of substrates having a predetermined cell gap and arranged opposite to each other, vertical alignment films formed between the pair of substrates, a liquid crystal layer sealed between the vertical alignment films and having a negative dielectric anisotropy, an alignment regulating structural member arranged on at least one of the pair of substrates, for regulating a total alignment direction of liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer at a time of voltage application, and a cured material provided in the liquid crystal layer and including a liquid crystal skeleton for tilting the liquid crystal molecules.03-17-2011
20110317116LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - In a liquid crystal display apparatus 12-29-2011
20110317115LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A liquid crystal display device is configured such that the liquid crystal display device detects a pressed position by having contact regions, which are a part of the first substrate and a part of the second substrate, in contact with each other when the first substrate or the second substrate is bent by being pressed and in each of the contact region of the first substrate and the second substrate, a conductive film that repels an alignment film before hardening is arranged such that the conductive film is exposed from the hardened alignment film.12-29-2011
20090219475ELECTRICALLY TUNABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS WITH CENTRAL ELECTRODE - A liquid crystal lens cell comprises a pair of flat layers with the liquid crystal lens supported between the layers. One of the layers supports a planar electrode made of ITO. The other electrode, also formed of ITO, is supported in the center of the opposing substrate and projects downwardly toward the center of the liquid crystal layer. A power supply creates a potential difference between the two electrodes and accordingly imposes a non-uniform electric field on the liquid crystal modules which aligns them in which a way as to act as a lens. By varying the voltage between the two electrodes the focal length of the lens may be controlled. A central electrode may be in the form of a beam or of a pointed tip. In other embodiments of the invention an electrode having a central hole may be associated with the central electrode or the planar electrode.09-03-2009
20120044445Liquid Crystal Device and Manufacturing Method Thereof - The object can be achieved by the following structure. A material whose value of fracture toughness is greater than or equal to 1.5 [MPa·m02-23-2012
20120008077ALIGNMENT LAYER MATERIAL, MANUFACTURING PROCESS, AND DISPLAY PANEL - An alignment layer material is provided. The alignment material includes approximately 3%-50% weight percentage of Methyl acrylate, approximately 15%-50% weight percentage of Acrylate Monomer, and approximately 10%-50% weight percentage of Polyurethane modified Acrylic Resin.01-12-2012
20120008078LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND FABRICATING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display (LCD) device includes first and second substrates with a liquid crystal material therebetween; a first alignment film formed on the first substrate and a second alignment film formed on the second substrate; a first align mark on the first substrate, the first align mark formed of the same material as the first alignment film and formed in a shape of any one of a circle, square and cross; and a second align mark to be aligned with the first align mark on the second substrate.01-12-2012
20110069266OPTICALLY COMPENSATED BIREFRINGENCE MODE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - An OCB mode liquid crystal display panel having a plurality of pixel regions includes a first substrate, a second substrate, dot liquid crystal polymer patterns and an OCB liquid crystal material. The first substrate has a first alignment treated layer thereon, the second substrate has a second alignment treated layer thereon, and the dot liquid crystal polymer patterns are on the first alignment treated layer and the second alignment treated layer. Each of the dot liquid crystal polymer patterns has an area between 1˜225 μm03-24-2011
20120013834LIQUID CRYSTAL FILM - Provided are a liquid crystal film, a method of manufacturing a liquid crystal film, a method of controlling an average tilt angle of the liquid crystal film, a polarizing plate, and a liquid crystal display device. A liquid crystal film that has excellent properties including durability and an optical property and is capable of being effectively used for various uses may be provided. In addition, the physical properties of the liquid crystal film may be easily controlled according to a desired use.01-19-2012
20120013835LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS - A liquid crystal display device according to the present invention (01-19-2012
20120057115LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - An IPS liquid crystal display device intended to prevent generation of second image sticking after generation of initial DC image sticking.03-08-2012
20120057114LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY STRUCTURE - A liquid crystal display (LCD) structure is provided. A first alignment layer and a first electrode layer are disposed on a liquid crystal layer. A second electrode layer and a second alignment layer disposed under the liquid crystal layer. The first alignment layer and the second alignment layer respectively have a plurality of alignment areas with different aligning directions. At least one of the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer includes a substrate material and a plurality of openings, and at least includes a plurality of electrode areas. The boundaries of the electrode areas correspond to the boundaries of the alignment areas. The directions of the openings in the electrode areas are between the aligning directions of the corresponding alignment areas of the first alignment layer and the second alignment layer.03-08-2012
20120026440LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display device including an array of pixels each including first and second substrates, first and second electrodes formed on opposing surfaces of the first and second substrates, which surfaces are positioned opposite to the second and first substrates, first and second alignment restricting portions provided in the first and second electrodes, first and second alignment films covering respectively the first and second electrodes, the first and second alignment restricting portions, and the opposing surfaces of the first and second substrates, and a liquid crystal layer formed between the first and second alignment films and containing liquid crystal molecules, wherein, in each pixel, major axes of a group of liquid crystal molecules are positioned substantially in the same imaginary plane in a predetermined overlapped region between the first and second electrodes, and a pre-tilt is given to the liquid crystal molecules by at least the first alignment film.02-02-2012
20120026441LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING ORGANIC ALIGNMENT LAYER AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - An alignment structure of a liquid crystal display device includes a substrate, a plurality of region defining strips disposed at intervals on the substrate, and organic alignment strips disposed between the region defining layers.02-02-2012
20100060836LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - An image retention phenomenon and black unevenness generated after long-time operation in the liquid crystal device are prevented. By using a material having a polyamide acid ester as a precursor less likely to adsorb impurities on a boundary for an alignment film and a material having a dielectric constant anisotropy Δε of 5 or less for liquid crystals, adsorption of an antioxidant dispersed in the liquid crystals is suppressed to prevent oxidation of the liquid crystals. The extent that impurities are intruded into the liquid crystals is reduced by restricting the dielectric constant anisotropy Δε of the liquid crystals to 5 or less, thereby capable of preventing the image retention phenomenon and the black unevenness.03-11-2010
20120026442LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, COMPOSITION FOR FORMING PHOTOPOLYMER FILM, AND COMPOSITION FOR FORMING LIQUID CRYSTAL LAYER - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device producing less image sticking. The liquid crystal display device of the present invention comprises: a pair of substrates; and a liquid crystal layer between the substrates, wherein at least one of the substrates comprises an alignment film and a photopolymer film on the alignment film, the photopolymer film comprises polymers constituted by a photopolymerizable monomer, the photopolymerizable monomer includes two or more polymerizable functional groups, the polymerizable functional groups are bonded to each other through two or more aromatic rings, the aromatic rings include at least one naphthalene ring, and a bond between the naphthalene ring and another aromatic ring has a rotational degree of freedom.02-02-2012
20120206681LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display includes: a first substrate and an opposing second substrate; an alignment layer formed on the first substrate and the second substrate; and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The alignment layer includes a copolymer including a dianhydride monomer and a diamine monomer.08-16-2012
20120062826LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A liquid crystal device includes a vertical alignment layer that is disposed on the side facing a liquid crystal layer in at least one of the pair of substrates and substantially vertically aligns liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer; and an alignment restriction layer that is disposed on the side facing the liquid crystal layer of the vertical alignment layer and restricts the alignment direction of the liquid crystal molecules, in which the alignment restriction layer is formed by polymerization of an atom transfer radical polymeric initiator bonded to the vertical alignment layer and a radical polymeric monomer contained in the liquid crystal layer.03-15-2012
20110090441Liquid crystal display apparatus and manufacturing method therefor - A liquid crystal apparatus is provided wherein the liquid crystal layer comprises a section formed by polymerizing a polymerizable compound in the presence of a liquid crystal by selectively irradiating active energy rays onto the substrate surface when no voltage is applied, or alignment control layers and bumps are formed by polymerizing a polymerizable compound which is added to said liquid crystal, or first electrodes with a vertical alignment control film and a second electrode with a horizontal alignment control film face each other and alignment control of the liquid crystal is performed by irradiating light from a direction tilted from the normal line direction on said liquid crystal display apparatus. A liquid crystal display apparatus which can implement high transmittance, high-speed response and a wide viewing angle can be provided.04-21-2011
20110090440LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A liquid crystal device includes: a liquid crystal layer being interposed between a pair of substrates; an electrode disposed on surfaces of at least one of the pair of substrates facing the liquid crystal layer; a self-assembled film disposed to cover the electrode on the side of the liquid crystal layer; and an inorganic alignment film disposed between the self-assembled film and the liquid crystal layer.04-21-2011
20110102720LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A liquid crystal display device (05-05-2011
20120249940LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, ALIGNMENT FILM, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display device is provided, including a liquid crystal layer interposed between a first display panel and a second display panel; and an alignment film formed on at least one of the first and second display panels, the alignment film including first polysiloxanes and second polysiloxanes disposed on the first polysiloxanes, wherein a first portion of silicon atoms of the second polysiloxanes are bonded to vertical functional groups interacting with liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer, and to first pre-tilting functional groups aligning the liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer to be tilted with respect to at least one of the first and second display panels by being cross-linked. The bonding structure of the first and the second polysiloxanes being different.10-04-2012
20120127407LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A liquid crystal display device includes an alignment sustaining layer formed of a photopolymerized material on each of surfaces of a pair of alignment films which are closer to a liquid crystal layer. The alignment sustaining layer is configured to regulate a pretilt azimuth of a liquid crystal molecule of the liquid crystal layer during absence of an applied voltage. A nematic liquid crystal material of the liquid crystal layer comprise a liquid crystal compound having a terphenyl ring system as an indispensable component, and the liquid crystal layer further comprises part of a photopolymerizable compound. A content of the photopolymerizable compound relative to the nematic liquid crystal material is less than 0.015 mol %.05-24-2012
20100208182METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL FILM - The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an optical film using an alignment film capable of forming a homeotropically aligned liquid crystal layer at ease and enabling the layer to transfer to other members at ease. The method is characterized by using an alignment film comprising at least a polyvinyl alcohol with a saponification degree of 75 to 90 percent.08-19-2010
20110181822LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE - A liquid crystal device according to embodiments of the invention includes a first alignment layer that is disposed on the first substrate and includes a second alignment layer that is disposed on the second substrate. The first alignment layer includes a first inorganic layer and a second inorganic layer which having a column-like structure with an orientation angle different from an orientation angle of the column-like structure of the first inorganic layer. The second alignment layer includes a third inorganic layer and a fourth inorganic layer which having a column-like structure with an orientation angle different from an orientation angle of the column-like structure of the third inorganic layer. The ratio of the thickness of the second inorganic layer to the thickness of the first inorganic layer is different from the ratio of the thickness of the fourth inorganic layer to the thickness of the third inorganic layer.07-28-2011
20110181821LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY ELEMENT AND MEHTOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed are a liquid crystal display element exhibiting a continuous gradation memory property as well as different display properties substantially similar to those of a liquid crystal display element having nematic liquid crystals, while enabling continuous tone display, and a method for manufacturing the same.07-28-2011
20120212695REFLECTIVE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A reflective liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer, a first alignment layer, and a second alignment layer. The first substrate and the second substrate are disposed oppositely to each other. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The liquid crystal layer includes a plurality of liquid crystal molecules for reflecting light within a wavelength range and allowing light beyond the wavelength range to pass through. The second alignment layer is disposed on an inner side of the first substrate facing the second substrate, and the second alignment layer is employed to absorb the light passing through the liquid crystal layer and align the liquid crystal molecules.08-23-2012
20090059146LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND PROCESS OF FABRICATING IT - Provided is an in-plane response-type liquid-crystal display device having a sufficiently high contrast ratio enough to display high-quality images. The device is free from the problem of light leak to be caused by spacers, and is free from the problem of rough surface appearances. In the device, the surface of each spacer is coated with a thermoplastic polymer prepared through graft polymerization of a molecular compound having a vinyl group or a polymerization initiator, with one or more polymerizable monomers. The functional groups existing in the surface of each spacer are bonded to the alignment layers adjacent to the spacers via van der Waals bonding or hydrogen bonding, whereby the spacers are fixed onto the orientation film on at least one of the electrode substrate and the color filter substrate constituting the device. The bonds are extremely small, and the region around the spacers through which light will leak is much reduced. In addition, the spacers are prevented from moving to scratch the neighboring alignment layers, and light leak through the device is prevented. The spacers preferably have a number of long-chain alkyl groups each having at least 6 carbon atoms in their surfaces, and light leak around the spacers is well prevented.03-05-2009
20120169980METHOD FOR FABRICATING POLYMER STABILIZED ALIGNMENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A method for fabricating a polymer stabilized alignment liquid crystal display panel including: filling a liquid crystal layer between a first substrate and a second substrate, the liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules, monomer with single functional group and monomer with multiple functional groups; polymerizing the monomer with single functional groups to form two alignment layers over inner surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate; and polymerizing the monomer with multiple functional groups to form a polymer capable of pre-tilting the liquid crystal molecules.07-05-2012
20120169979STEREOSCOPIC OPTICAL DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A stereoscopic optical device includes a substrate, an alignment film and a liquid crystal layer. The alignment film includes at least one first region and at least one second region. The liquid crystal layer, disposed on the alignment film, includes first liquid crystal molecules and second liquid crystal molecules. The first liquid crystal molecules correspond to the first region of the alignment film and have a first pre-tilt angle, the second liquid crystal molecules correspond to the second region of the alignment film and have a second pre-tilt angle. The fast axis of the first liquid crystal molecules and the fast axis of the second crystal molecules substantially face the same direction, and the slow axis of the first liquid crystal molecules and the slow axis of the second liquid crystal molecules substantially face in the same direction.07-05-2012
20120212697LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A liquid crystal display device including a liquid crystal display element including a first alignment film and a second alignment film that are provided on opposing face sides of a pair of substrates and a liquid crystal layer provided between the first alignment film and the second alignment film and that includes liquid crystal molecules with negative dielectric constant anisotropy, wherein at least the first alignment film includes a compound in which a polymer compound that includes a cross-linked functional group or a polymerized functional group as the side chain is cross-linked or polymerized, a pretilt is conferred on the liquid crystal molecules by the first alignment film, and the thickness of the second alignment film is thinner than the thickness of the first alignment film.08-23-2012
20120176574LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A liquid crystal display panel includes: a pair of substrates opposed to each other with a liquid crystal layer interposed therebetween, one of the pair of substrates including a lower electrode; an upper electrode that is formed on the surface of the lower electrode with an insulating layer interposed therebetween and that has a plurality of slit-like apertures formed for each sub pixel; and an alignment film that is formed to cover the upper electrode and the surface of the insulating layer. The plurality of slit-like apertures are divided into a first slit-like aperture group including a plurality of slit-like apertures extending in a first direction and a second slit-like aperture group including a plurality of slit-like apertures extending in a second direction different from the first direction. The angles formed with a liquid crystal alignment direction in a voltage non-applied state by the first direction and by the second direction are different.07-12-2012
20120075560PHOTOREACTIVE POLYMER AND ALIGNMENT LAYER COMPRISING THE SAME - Disclosed therein are a photoreactive polymer, and an alignment layer comprising the same that exhibit excellences in alignment rate and alignment stability. The photoreactive polymer comprises a cyclic olefin-based repeating unit with at least one photoreactive substituent, and the maximum absolute value of a variation in dichloric ratio per unit UV dose as given by d(dichloric ratio)/d(mJ/cm03-29-2012
20120314167Liquid Crystal Display Device and Manufacturing Method for Same - A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, liquid crystal disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, an electrode formed over the first substrate, and an alignment film disposed between the electrode and the liquid crystal. The electrode has a pad portion that protrudes from at least part of a side of the electrode and electrically leads out onto the first substrate through a conductive material that is located between the second substrate and the first substrate, and a direction in which at least one side of the pad portion which protrudes from the electrode is set to angle of 15° or more and 35° or less relative to a side of the first substrate which crosses the extended line of the at least one side of the pad portion.12-13-2012
20120314166LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND COMPOSITION FOR FORMING ALIGNMENT FILM - The present invention provides a liquid-crystal display device that can efficiently provide both effects of improvement in a response time and suppression of image sticking in a display screen. The liquid-crystal display device according to the present invention is a liquid-crystal display device including a pair of substrates each including an electrode and an alignment film and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the pair of substrates, wherein the alignment film comprises a copolymer comprising a first monomer unit including a first side chain including a photoreactive functional group and a second monomer unit including a second side chain including a repeated structure.12-13-2012
20120257152LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - In the disclosed liquid crystal display device, electrode portions are formed in sealing member regions on a first substrate and a second substrate, respectively, so that the electrode portions are electrically connected to each other through a conductive material in a sealing member. A control structure for controlling a flow of an alignment film material before curing is provided at least between the electrode portion and a pixel region on at least one of the first substrate or the second substrate so that at least part of the electrode portion is exposed from an alignment film.10-11-2012
20120188497LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A liquid crystal display device includes a device substrate that includes a pixel electrode, a counter substrate that is formed opposite the device substrate and that includes a counter electrode, a liquid crystal layer that is formed between the device substrate and the counter substrate, a first alignment layer that is formed on a side of the device substrate which is closer to the liquid crystal layer, and a second alignment layer that is formed on a side of the counter substrate which is closer to the liquid crystal layer. The pixel electrode is made of a material having a work function smaller than that of a material for the counter electrode. The first alignment layer has substantially the same density as that of the second alignment layer, and the thickness d07-26-2012
20120188496LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A liquid crystal display panel is provided and includes a pair of substrates facing each other with a liquid crystal layer therebetween. One of the substrates having, thereon, an upper electrode having a plurality of slits formed therein, a lower electrode facing the upper electrode with an insulating film therebetween and disposed so as to be adjacent to the substrate, and an alignment film formed so as to cover surfaces of the upper electrode and the insulating film. Each of the slits includes a linear portion disposed so as to be parallel to a liquid crystal alignment direction when no voltage is applied and two extension portions extending from both ends of the linear portion so that a distance between the two extension portions increases in a direction perpendicular to the linear portion while keeping a symmetrical shape with respect to the direction.07-26-2012
20120081647Liquid Crystal Display Device And Manufacturing Method Thereof - A liquid crystal display device has a liquid crystal display panel including pixels each having an active device, a pixel electrode, a common electrode and a liquid crystal layer arranged in a dot matrix array. The liquid crystal display panel has a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first substrate has the active device, the pixel electrode, the common electrode and a first alignment film. The second substrate has a second alignment film. The first alignment film and the second alignment film are respectively a photo alignment film formed by irradiating a photo decomposition type insulating film with light. The second alignment film has a thickness of at least 10 nm and no greater 50 nm and is thinner than the first alignment film.04-05-2012
20120229743DISPLAY PANEL AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a display panel that can improve the adhesion strength of a sealing member and that can reduce moisture permeation caused by an alignment film without performing a treatment to remove the alignment film. A display panel according to the present invention is a display panel having a pair of substrates attached to each other via a sealing member. At least one of the pair of substrates has a configuration in which a transparent resin film and an alignment film are laminated. In the display panel, a side face of an edge of the transparent resin film has a reverse tapered shape; the alignment film is separated at the side face of the edge; and the transparent resin film and the sealing member are attached to each other without having the alignment film therebetween.09-13-2012
20110122351LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - To prevent occurrence of display roughness in a PSA-type liquid crystal display device, a liquid crystal display device of the present invention includes: a first substrate 05-26-2011
20110122350LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A PSA-type liquid crystal display device is provided in which occurrence of display unevenness due to the nonuniformity of the spreading speed of the liquid crystal material during its injection is prevented.05-26-2011
20100225864PRODUCTION METHOD OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - To provide a production method of a liquid crystal display device and a liquid crystal display device, in which generation of a joint line on a display screen is suppressed and yield can be improved even if a substrate is subjected to an alignment treatment by completing exposure for the substrate through several exposures in a liquid crystal display device including pixels each having two or more domains. The present invention is a production method of a production method of a liquid crystal display device, the liquid crystal display device including: a pair of opposed substrates; a liquid crystal layer formed between the pair of opposed substrates; and an alignment film arranged on a liquid crystal layer side surface of at least one of the pair of opposed substrates, and the liquid crystal display device having two or more regions which differ in alignment azimuth in a pixel, wherein the production method comprises an exposure step of exposing the alignment film in such a way that a substrate plane is divided into two or more exposure regions through a photomask in each exposure region, and in the exposure step, exposure is performed in such a way that adjacent two exposure regions have an overlapping exposure region where the adjacent two exposure regions partly overlap with each other, and the photomask has a halftone part corresponding to the overlapping exposure region.09-09-2010
20110234955ORIENTATION FILM, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY HAVING ORIENTATION FILM, AND METHOD FOR FORMING ORIENTATION FILM - An alignment film (09-29-2011
20110234954METHOD OF FABRICATING A LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS, LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS AND LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT SUBSTRATE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS PROVIDED BY THE SAME - A method of fabricating an axially symmetric liquid crystal lens is disclosed, which comprises steps: (A) providing a first substrate; (B) forming a first conductive layer on the first substrate; (C) forming a first resist layer on the first conductive layer; (D) forming a first pattern with sub-micrometer period in the first resist layer by laser scanning; (E) developing the first resist layer to obtain a first patterned layer with sub-micrometer period; (F) providing a second substrate; and (G) forming a liquid crystal layer between the first patterned layer and the second substrate, wherein the first substrate, the first conductive layer, the first patterned layer, the liquid crystal layer, and the second substrate are sequentially arranged to form a layered structure. Also, an axially symmetric liquid crystal lens and liquid crystal alignment substrate for liquid crystal lens provided by the same are disclosed.09-29-2011
20100231838SUBSTRATE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - It is an object of the invention to provide a substrate for a liquid crystal display, a liquid crystal display having the same, and a method of manufacturing the same which make it possible to provide a display having high luminance and preferable display characteristics to be used in display sections of information apparatuses and the like. Each pixel is defined by gate bus lines extending in the horizontal direction and drain bus lines extending in the vertical direction. TFTs are formed in the vicinity of intersections between the bus lines, and resin overlap sections for shielding the TFTs from light are formed above the same. No black matrix is formed on a common electrode substrate which is provided in a face-to-face relationship with a TFT substrate, and the bus lines and the resin overlap sections formed on the TFT substrate function as a black matrix.09-16-2010
20120092601METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL, LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL, AND REPAIR APPARATUS - Provided is a method for producing a liquid crystal panel capable of repairing a defective portion of an alignment film more easily. Provided is a method for producing a liquid crystal panel, including the step of repairing a defective portion 04-19-2012
20120327345DISPLAY PANEL AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF - The present invention provides a display panel in which a defect such as a depressed portion formed on the glass substrate is restored, and a damage on an alignment layer due to the restoration is sufficiently suppressed, so that occurrence of display poor is prevented. The display panel of the present invention comprises: a pair of substrates; a display element disposed between the substrates; and a functional film disposed on a surface facing the display element of at least one of the substrates, the functional film being formed from a material having a photosensitive group, at least one of the substrates having a depressed portion on its surface and the depressed portion being filled with a cured product of an ultraviolet-curable resin, and the cured product having been formed by curing the ultraviolet-curable resin with ultraviolet rays at a wavelength of 400 nm or longer.12-27-2012
20120327344LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - Provided is a liquid crystal display panel which allows high quality display by suppressing a disturbance of liquid crystal molecule alignment caused by formation of liquid crystal alignment control protrusions. The liquid crystal display panel of the present invention is a liquid crystal display panel including a pair of substrates and a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the pair of substrates, one of the pair of the substrates including a colored layer, a light-shielding layer, and walled liquid crystal alignment control protrusions projecting toward the other substrate, the liquid crystal alignment control protrusions including a main protrusion and a secondary protrusion lower than the main protrusion, and the secondary protrusion not being provided along a borderline between the colored layer and the light-shielding layer.12-27-2012
20130010244LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a liquid crystal display having a liquid crystal display element, the liquid crystal display element including: a pair of alignment films provided on mutually facing sides of a pair of substrates; and a liquid crystal layer which is provided between the pair of alignment films and contains a liquid crystal molecule having a negative dielectric anisotropy, wherein at least one of the pair of alignment films contains a cross-linked compound obtained by cross-linking a polymer compound having a cross-linkable functional group as a side chain, the liquid crystal layer further contains a molecule which has a ring structure and a spacer linking the ring structure, and the liquid crystal molecule is given a pre-tilt by the cross-linked compound.01-10-2013
20080231785LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT FILM COMPOSITION, LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS - To provide a liquid crystal alignment film composition including at least one type of triphenylene compound (I) represented by the following general formula (1):09-25-2008
20130169917EXPOSURE DEVICE - In an exposure device, picture elements or pixels of a liquid crystal display device are split into two parts in the width direction, and exposed from different directions, whereby an alignment material film is photoaligned. The exposure device causes two beams of exposure light outputted by two light sources (a first light source and a second light source) to be transmitted through respectively different light transmission regions in a predetermined pattern of a mask, to irradiate regions of an alignment material film formed on a member for exposure, which regions correspond to split regions of pixels or picture elements. The exposure device causes the two beams of exposure light to mutually intersect on the optical path between the first and second light sources and the alignment material film.07-04-2013
20130208223BISTABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL DEVICE - In a conventional bistable liquid crystal device, switching characteristics fluctuate among panels and there is a problem in mass productivity. As an intermediate layer, an uneven film is inserted between a low anchoring layer and ITO. The uneven film has an average surface roughness of 2 nm or less, which is measured by an atomic force microscope. In this manner, the low anchoring layer is not affected by the surface shape of the ITO film which differs among panels, and the switching characteristics are stabilized.08-15-2013
20080218674LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel including an active device array substrate, an opposite substrate and a liquid crystal layer is provided. The active device array substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of pixel units. The scan lines, the data lines and the pixel units are disposed on the substrate. Each of the pixel units is electrically connected to one of the scan lines and one of the data lines correspondingly and crosses over two sides of the corresponding scan line. The opposite substrate includes a plurality of alignment protrusions. The alignment protrusions are located over the scan lines. Besides, the liquid crystal layer is disposed between the opposite substrate and the active device array substrate. The above-mentioned liquid crystal display panel has higher aperture ratio.09-11-2008
20100085523LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND POLYMER FOR ALIGNING FILM MATERIAL - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device capable of suppressing generation of the image sticking in AC mode and a polymer for alignment film materials. The present invention is a liquid crystal display device including: 04-08-2010
20120249941LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - In one embodiment, a liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a first source line and a second source line extending in a first direction, a main pixel electrode arranged between the first source line and a second source line and extending in the first direction, and a pair of first main common electrodes arranged on the first source line and the second source line interposing an insulating layer and extending in the first direction, respectively. The second substrate includes a pair of second main common electrode arranged above the first main common electrode and extending in the first direction, and the first main common electrode is connected with the second main common electrode. A liquid crystal layer is held between the first substrate and the second substrate.10-04-2012
20130100388DISPLAY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes an electrode layer and a liquid crystal layer. The electrode layer has a first electrode and a second electrode. The second electrode is opposed to the first electrode and having a plurality of openings extending in a same extending direction. The liquid crystal layer is disposed on the electrode layer. The liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer in a region in proximity to one side of the opening and liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer in a region in proximity to another side of the opening, the sides of the opening being opposed to each other in a width direction of the opening, are rotated in opposite directions from each other and aligned.04-25-2013
20130100387LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND ALIGNMENT FILM THEREOF - The present invention provides a liquid crystal panel and an alignment film thereof, and the alignment film is made of a modified polyimide which has conjugated double bond at side chain. Resistance value of the alignment film is less than the resistance value of a liquid crystal material of the liquid crystal panel by properties of the conjugated double bond that can reduce the resistance value of a prior art polyimide. In addition, improving the imidization ratio of a modified polyimide alignment film is important. The present invention is conducted the charged ion from liquid crystal layer to the alignment film by the conjugated double bond of the modified polyimide at the side chain to prevent the increase in the ion density of the liquid crystal in part of this area, and improve the problem of image sticking.04-25-2013
20130114030LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first substrate includes a first base substrate, a pixel electrode disposed on the first base substrate and including a plurality of branch portions, and a first alignment layer disposed on the pixel electrode. The second substrate includes a second base substrate, a common electrode disposed on the second base substrate, and a second alignment layer disposed on the common electrode.05-09-2013
20130169915POLARIZING LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL, DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A polarizing liquid crystal panel includes a first substrate including a first base substrate, a first alignment layer, and a first electrode between the first base substrate and the first alignment layer, a second substrate including a second base substrate, a second alignment layer, and a second electrode between the second base substrate and the second alignment layer, the second substrate facing the first substrate, a spacer between the first and second substrates and maintaining a cell gap therebetween, and a liquid crystal flow preventing portion between the first and second substrates. The liquid crystal flow preventing portion extends in a first direction, and restricts movement of the spacer in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction.07-04-2013
20130169916COMPOSITION FOR FORMING LIQUID CRYSTAL LAYER, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a composition for forming a liquid crystal layer which enables to achieve takt time reduction and high display quality. The liquid crystal display device according to the present invention includes a liquid crystal material, and a monomer, the monomer being a compound having a structure that generates ketyl radicals when undergoing a hydrogen abstraction reaction caused by exposure to light.07-04-2013
20130128202LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device in which a high wettability can be achieved, and also image sticking seldom occurs. The liquid crystal display device according to the present invention includes a pair of substrates, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the pair of substrates, wherein the liquid crystal layer includes a liquid crystal material having a negative dielectric constant anisotropy, at least one of the pair of substrates is provided with an alignment film for vertically aligning adjacent liquid crystal molecules, and a polymer layer formed on the alignment film for controlling the alignment of the adjacent liquid crystal molecules, the polymer layer is formed by polymerization of at least one monomer, the polymerization being initiated by radicals generated of the monomer upon absorption of light, the alignment film includes a polymer compound having a main chain that contains an imide structure, and the main chain has an imidization ratio of less than 50%.05-23-2013
20130128201LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - A liquid crystal display device (05-23-2013
20130141682LCD Panel, LCD Device, and Manufacturing Method Thereof - The invention discloses an LCD panel, an LCD device, and a manufacturing method thereof. The LCD panel comprises substrate(s); the substrate is provided with an oriented film and a frame adhesive, and the frame adhesive is formed on the periphery of the oriented film; the oriented film comprises an ordinary oriented film covering the effective display area and a porous oriented film arranged around the edge of the ordinary oriented film for adsorbing the impurities in the frame adhesive area. The oriented film in the LCD panel of the invention comprises a porous oriented film; the porous oriented film can absorb the foreign particles produced by the frame adhesive to prevent the impurities in the frame adhesive area from permeating into the effective display area, can effectively prevent the impurities produced by the frame adhesive from permeating into the effective display area to become liquid crystal pollutants, and can avoid pixel to produce stains or non-uniform display.06-06-2013
20110273652LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method of manufacturing a liquid crystal display element capable of easily improving response characteristics without using a large apparatus is provided. After alignment films 11-10-2011
20130148064Manufacturing Method of Color Film Substrate, Liquid Crystal Display Panel, and Liquid Crystal Display Device - The present invention discloses a manufacturing method of color film (CF) substrate, a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, and an LCD device. The purpose of the present invention is achieved by the following technical schemes. A manufacturing method of the CF substrate, wherein the manufacturing method comprises the steps: forming photo spacer (PS) on the CF substrate, and then forming an alignment layer on the CF substrate. The present invention, by using the PS contacting with an array substrate and a CF substrate, replaces the manufacture procedure of the electrode layer with the manufacture procedure of the PS, and the CF substrate is formed with PS; the electrode layer is then formed and the surface of the electrode layer opposite to the substrate is covered by the electrode layer. So the PS can transmit the pixel electrode signal to the CF substrate to replace the Au ball. Thus, in the manufacturing technique of the LCD, the spread technology of the Au ball and the reticle design of the transfer pad can be omitted, and the material demand of the Au ball can also be omitted.06-13-2013
20130148065LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - The invention provides a liquid crystal display, including: a substrate, wherein the substrate includes a first flat electrode formed thereon; a first alignment layer formed on the first flat electrode; a second substrate disposed oppositely to the first substrate, wherein the second substrate includes a gate line, a data line and a second flat electrode, wherein the gate line intersects with the date line to define a pixel region, the pixel region includes at least one sub-pixel electrode region, and an area of the second flat electrode is smaller than that of the first flat electrode; a second alignment layer formed on the second flat electrode; and a liquid crystal layer formed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the liquid crystal layer has chirality, wherein the sub-pixel electrode region has a multidomain pretilt angle.06-13-2013
20100309416LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - There is provided a liquid crystal display device having color filters on a side of a TFT substrate, in which an orientation film is formed by inkjet printing. The formation of an orientation film by inkjet printing is more advantageous than the conventional flexographic printing in terms of the production cost. It is necessary, however, to reduce the viscosity of the orientation film to be applied by inkjet printing. For this reason, first and second orientation film stoppers are formed between a display area and a sealing portion in a TFT substrate, to prevent the orientation film from flowing to an end of the TFT substrate. The orientation film stoppers are formed by the overlapping of color filters. A profile of the orientation film is defined by the first orientation film stopper. The second orientation film stopper is formed to ensure that the orientation film does not flow to the outside.12-09-2010
20120281173LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a first substrate, a pixel electrode disposed on the first substrate, a first alignment layer disposed on the first substrate and the pixel electrode, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a common electrode disposed on the second substrate, a second alignment layer disposed on the second substrate and the common electrode, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, in which the common electrode has a first opening having a cross shape, an edge of the first opening protrudes beyond an edge of the pixel electrode, and the pixel electrode includes a second opening disposed adjacently to at least one of the edges of the pixel electrode.11-08-2012
20120281172LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a first substrate; a pixel electrode disposed on the first substrate; a first alignment layer disposed on the first substrate and the pixel electrode; a second substrate facing the first substrate; a common electrode disposed on the second substrate; a second alignment layer disposed on the second substrate and the common electrode; and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the common electrode has a plurality of cutouts having a cross shape, and when viewing the first substrate and the second substrate upward, the edge of the cutout is protruded from the edge of the pixel electrode.11-08-2012
20130155360LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal display element including a pair of alignment films provided on opposing face sides of a pair of substrates, and a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules with negative dielectric constant anisotropy provided between the pair of alignment films, wherein at least one of the pair of alignment films includes a compound in which a polymer compound including a cross-linkable functional group as a side chain is cross-linked, a pretilt is conferred on the liquid crystal molecules by the cross-linked compound, and at least one type of a compound represented by the following General Formula 101 or General Formula 102 is included in the liquid crystal layer.06-20-2013
20130155361DISPLAY PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - An embodiment of the invention provides a display panel including: a first substrate; a second substrate disposed on the first substrate; a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate; a first alignment layer disposed on a first surface of the first substrate facing the liquid crystal layer, and having a first trench pattern; and a second alignment layer disposed on a second surface of the second substrate facing the liquid crystal layer, and having a second trench pattern, wherein the first alignment layer and the second alignment layer are formed by polymerizing a photopolymerization monomer.06-20-2013
20130155362LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND POLYMER FOR ALIGNMENT FILM MATERIAL - In a photo-alignment liquid crystal panel capable of achieving a uniform display quality and highly reliable photo-alignment properties, and excellent electro-optical properties (transmittance, contrast, viewing angle, and response) for improving a basic performance and a high image quality of a liquid crystal panel and a liquid crystal display device, a structural composition of a polymer, which is preferable as a photo-alignment film, is unclear. The invention optimizes a copolymerization ratio and a modification rate of a photopolymer in order for a compound having photo-alignment properties to be contained as the photo-alignment film so as to enable the photo-alignment film to have the photo-alignment properties, and achieves the discovery of a preferred structural composition of the polymer. An object of the invention is to efficiently produce and provide a display panel and a liquid crystal display device that have excellent electrical properties and optical properties, and have a sufficient liquid crystal display quality and reliability.06-20-2013
20130182206LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY - A liquid crystal display includes: first and second substrates placed opposite each other; first and second electrodes each provided on one face of the first and second electrodes extending in first and second directions intersecting with each other; and a liquid crystal layer provided between the one face of the first substrate and the one face of the second substrate. A pixel is formed in a region where the first and second electrodes intersect, and a pixel edge of the pixel has a line segment which is oblique relative to the first direction. The first and second substrates are respectively subject to alignment treatment, and the liquid crystal layer is a substantial vertical alignment having a twisted structure, and an alignment direction of liquid crystal molecules at a substantial center in a layer thickness direction and the oblique line segment are not orthogonal.07-18-2013
20110310337LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device that can suppress a display defect due to collapse of liquid crystal alignment. The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device comprising a liquid crystal display element including a pair of substrates and a liquid crystal layer hermetically interposed between the pair of substrates, wherein the liquid crystal layer includes a p-type liquid crystal material that is homeotropically aligned with respect to surfaces of the pair of substrates when no voltage is applied; one of the pair of substrates comprises a comb-shaped electrode and a first alignment layer configured to control alignment of the p-type liquid crystal material;12-22-2011
20130188119LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device in which display defects are not easily generated even when an alignment film is not formed. The liquid crystal display device of the present invention includes a pair of substrates; and a liquid crystal layer that is held between the pair of substrates, wherein both substrates of the pair of substrates do not substantially include an alignment film, at least one substrate of the pair of substrates includes a polymer layer that controls the alignment of liquid crystal molecules adjacent thereto, the polymer layer is formed by polymerization of monomers of at least one kind included in a liquid crystal layer composition, and the monomers of at least one kind contain a compound represented by the following formula (1):07-25-2013
20120019754PIXEL ARRAY, POLYMER STABLIZED ALIGNMENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL, AND PIXEL ARRAY DRIVING METHOD - A pixel array including a plurality of scan lines, data lines, and sub-pixels is provided. Each of the sub-pixels arranged in the n01-26-2012
20130194532LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate including an insulative substrate, a first electrically conductive layer, a second electrically conductive layer, a third electrically conductive layer, a fourth electrically conductive layer. The first electrically conductive layer includes a gate line located on the insulative substrate, a common potential line and a first pad portion. The second electrically conductive layer includes a common electrode which is located on the insulative substrate and is put in contact with the common potential line, and a second pad portion stacked on the first pad portion. The fourth electrically conductive layer includes a pixel electrode in which a slit facing the common electrode is formed, and a third pad portion which is put in contact with the second pad portion.08-01-2013
20130194533DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A display device employing a liquid crystal module and a method for fabricating the display device are provided. The liquid crystal module includes a first substrate and a second substrate, wherein the first substrate is disposed opposite to the second substrate; a first photo-alignment layer disposed on a top surface of the first substrate, and a second photo-alignment layer disposed on a bottom surface of the second substrate, wherein the first and second photo-alignment layers include a plurality of protrusions, and wherein the protrusions are formed by polymerizing non-polar monomers having two or three acrylate functional groups; and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first and second photo-alignment layers.08-01-2013
20130194534In-Plane Field Type Liquid Crystal Display Device Comprising Liquid Crystal Molecules With More Than Two Kinds of Reorientation Directions - A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a pixel electrode and a counter electrode, an insulation film, and a first orientation film formed over the pixel electrode and the counter electrode on the first substrate, the first orientation film being responsive to a radiated polarized light to obtain an initial orientation direction. A second substrate is opposed to the first substrate, a second orientation film is formed over the second substrate, and a liquid crystal is sealed between the first and second substrates. The first and second orientation films are made of polyimide, the liquid crystal has negative dielectric anisotropy, and the liquid crystal display device is normally in a black mode. An angle formed between the electric field and the initial orientation direction of the first orientation film is in a range of greater than 0° to 45°.08-01-2013
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20120300162LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ALIGNMENT FILM MATERIAL THEREOF - To form an optical alignment film having large anchoring strength and suppress an AC afterimage of a liquid crystal display device, in a liquid crystal display device of an IPS mode. In an alignment film material subjected to optical alignment processing, polyimide which becomes a rigid high molecule and polyimide which becomes a flexible high molecule are mixed and used. The material of the present invention can easily rotate oligomer after irradiating polarized ultraviolet rays and improve a UV-absorbed two-color ratio of an alignment film. Accordingly, an anchoring strength for liquid crystals by the alignment film is large to suppress an AC afterimage.11-29-2012
20120086899ELECTROOPTIC APPARATUS - An electrooptic apparatus includes an electrooptic material interposed between a pair of substrates, and a film formed above each of surfaces of the substrates facing the electrooptic material. The film is formed by a method including (a) forming a frame-shaped partition in an application area on the substrate, the partition having a side surface facing a center of the application area, (b) applying the material liquid to the application area, and (c) drying the material liquid. In step (a), the partition is formed so that a distance between the side surface of the partition and the center is smaller than a distance between an outer edge of the application area and the center, and so that a height of the partition is smaller than a film thickness of the material liquid at a time when the material liquid is applied and is larger than a thickness of the dried film.04-12-2012
20120086898LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A substrate of a liquid crystal display device includes a first pixel electrode, a second pixel electrode adjacent to the first pixel electrode in a first direction, a third pixel electrode adjacent to the first pixel electrode in a second direction intersecting the first direction, a first alignment film provided in a first gap between the first pixel electrode and the second pixel electrode to align the liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer along the second direction, a second alignment film provided in a second gap between the first pixel electrode and the third pixel electrode to align the liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer along the first direction, and a third alignment film provided in the first gap and the second gap while covering the pixel electrodes to align the liquid crystal molecules along a normal of the substrate.04-12-2012
20120086897LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL - A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a polymer stabilized alignment (PSA) liquid crystal layer, a first alignment layer, a second alignment layer, and a plurality of pixel structures. The PSA liquid crystal layer is configured between the first and second substrates, and liquid crystal molecules of the PSA liquid crystal layer are substantially arranged in parallel to the first and second substrates. The first alignment layer is configured between the first substrate and the PSA liquid crystal layer and has a first alignment direction. The second alignment layer is configured between the second substrate and the PSA liquid crystal layer. Each pixel structure is configured between the second substrate and the second alignment layer and has a pixel electrode and a first common electrode. The pixel electrode has at least one slit which is overlapped with the first common electrode.04-12-2012

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