Patent Number: 7,087,180

Title: Method for manufacturing a microlens substrate and method for manufacturing a liquid crystal panel

Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for manufacturing a microlens substrate which is excellent in chemical resistance and light fastness to intense light irradiation, and is capable of forming a microlens substrate of a high accuracy of form. The method includes the steps of: forming a lens-shaped curve at a surface side of a transparent substrate; forming an inorganic material film on the transparent substrate so as to bury the curve therewith; and planarizing the surface of the inorganic material film to provide a microlens where the curve is buried with the inorganic material film.

Inventors: Kaise; Kikuo (Kanagawa, JP), Shinoda; Kazuhiro (Miyagi, JP), Abe; Moriaki (Miyagi, JP), Hasegawa; Shoji (Miyagi, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: B29D 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018