Patent Number: 7,710,515

Title: Backlight module and liquid crystal display using the same

Abstract: In order to solve the problem that sufficient center brightness is not always obtained in a conventional liquid crystal TV and a liquid crystal monitor, a backlight module of the invention includes a plurality of cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CFL) and a diffusing reflector below, the distance between the respective CFLs is arranged so that a central portion is narrow and an end portion is wide, and the backlight module includes a triangular sectional projection structure on at the diffusing reflector only between the CFLs between which the distance is the widest, in the end portion. According to the invention, enhancement of the center brightness without increasing consumption power, reduction in the number of CFLs, and cost reduction accompanying it are achieved.

Inventors: Ohshima; Tetsuya (Mobara, JP), Taniguchi; Hitoshi (Yokohama, JP), Ota; Takayuki (Oamishirasato, JP), Hieda; Fumihiko (Oamishirasato, JP), Sumiya; Naotoshi (Mobara, JP)

Assignee: Hitachi Display, Ltd.

International Classification: G02F 1/1335 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018