Patent Number: 7,821,610

Title: Liquid crystal display device and alignment process method

Abstract: Although portions of electrodes in proximity to a driver IC are covered with an insulating film, part of the electrodes is not covered with the insulating film. Thus, this insulating film absent region functions as an external voltage supply region that receives, from the outside, application of a voltage which is different from an output voltage from a driving unit. When the alignment of the initial state is disarranged, an alignment process is performed by short-circuiting all electrodes of the driving unit and applying a voltage from the outside, through the external voltage supply region, whereby the alignment is restored to the initial state with the driving unit being mounted on a liquid crystal panel.

Inventors: Makino; Tetsuya (Kakogawa, JP), Tadaki; Shinji (Kawasaki, JP), Yoshihara; Toshiaki (Kawasaki, JP), Shiroto; Hironori (Kobe, JP), Kiyota; Yoshinori (Kawasaki, JP), Kasahara; Shigeo (Kawasaki, JP), Betsui; Keiichi (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G02F 1/1345 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00