Patent Number: 6,683,671

Title: Liquid crystal display device with spacers on color filters outside display area and method of manufacturing the same

Abstract: Spacers are provided on the counter substrate side. Each of the spacers in the display area is provided on a counter electrode that covers a color filter layer of a given thickness formed on a light shield layer formed on a glass substrate. A spacer in the peripheral area adjacent the display area is formed on a dummy color filter layer of the given thickness formed a light shield layer on the glass substrate. The thickness of the counter electrode is negligibly small in comparison with the thickness of the color filter layer. The uniformity of cell gap can be achieved over the display area and the peripheral area.

Inventors: Morimoto; Hirokazu (Ibo-gun, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: G02F 1/13 (20060101); G02F 1/1339 (20060101); G02F 1/1335 (20060101); G02F 1/1333 (20060101); G02F 001/133 ()

Expiration Date: 01/27/2012