Patent Number: 6,295,109

Title: LCD with plurality of pixels having reflective and transmissive regions

Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate; a second substrate; a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; a first polarizer provided on a surface of the first substrate which is on the opposite side to the liquid crystal layer; a second polarizer provided on a surface of the second substrate which is on the opposite side to the liquid crystal layer; a first phase compensation element provided between the first polarizer and the liquid crystal layer; and a second phase compensation element provided between the second polarizer and the liquid crystal layer. A plurality of pixel areas are provided for display. The first substrate includes at least one transmissive electrode, and the second substrate includes a reflective electrode region and a transmissive electrode region in correspondence with each of the plurality of pixel areas.

Inventors: Kubo; Masumi (Ikoma, JP), Narutaki; Yozo (Yamatokoriyama, JP), Fujioka; Shogo (Tenri, JP), Maruyama; Yuko (Hamamatsu, JP), Shimada; Takayuki (Yamatokoriyama, JP), Yoshimura; Youji (Nara, JP), Katayama; Mikio (Ikoma, JP), Ishii; Yutaka (Nara, JP), Yamakawa; Shinya (Ikoma, JP), Ban; Atsushi (Nara, JP)

Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G02F 1/1335 (20060101); G02F 1/13 (20060101); G02F 1/137 (20060101); G02F 001/133 (); G02F 001/134 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018