Patent Number: 6,295,107

Title: Liquid crystal display with shielding layer for passing parallel rays of light into micro-lens array

Abstract: Areas of the micro-lenses of a liquid crystal display apparatus where aberration is remarkable are shielded from light and the accuracy of alignment of the components of the apparatus is improved. The liquid crystal display apparatus comprises a plurality of pixel electrodes adapted to be charged with electricity according to video signals and arranged two-dimensionally on a semiconductor substrate, a liquid crystal layer arranged on said plurality of pixel electrodes, a transparent electroconductive film arranged on said liquid crystal layer and a plurality of micro-lenses adapted to focusing rays of polarized light entering them from above respectively on the corresponding pixel electrodes and arranged on the transparent substrate and above said transparent electroconductive film and is characterized in that a light-shielding layer is arranged on said plurality of micro-lenses to block the rays of light entering a peripheral area of each of said plurality of micro-lenses.

Inventors: Watanabe; Takanori (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 001/133 (); G02F 001/133 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018