Patent Number: 6,166,792

Title: Reflective LCD having reflectivity characteristics between electrodes and reflector

Abstract: A reflection type liquid crystal apparatus comprises a pixel electrode substrate carrying thereon a plurality of pixel electrodes, an opposite substrate disposed vis-a-vis said pixel electrodes and a liquid crystal material filling the gap between the substrates and adapted to display images by causing the pixel electrodes to reflect light entering from the opposite substrate. A reflection layer is arranged below a plurality of openings defined by the plurality of pixel electrodes to reflect light entering through the openings back to the openings.

Inventors: Miyawaki; Mamoru (Isehara, JP), Ichikawa; Takeshi (Hachioji, JP), Akabori; Hiroo (Atsugi, JP), Kurematsu; Katsumi (Hiratsuka, JP), Koyama; Osamu (Hachioji, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G02F 1/13 (20060101); G02F 1/1335 (20060101); G02F 1/1362 (20060101); G02F 001/1335 (); G02F 001/136 (); G02F 001/1343 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017