Patent Number: 8,816,938

Title: Large-scale display device

Abstract: A large-scale display device having a plurality of display units which each include a plurality of elongated plasma tubes each filled with a discharge gas, and at least one pair of display electrodes disposed outside the plasma tubes, voltage applying means which applies a drive voltage to the display electrodes to cause electric discharge in the plasma tubes for display. Vertically adjoining ones of the display units respectively have adjoining portions which are offset thicknesswise from each other for prevention of contact between the plasma tubes of the vertically adjoining display units. The voltage applying means is disposed away from the adjoining portions of the vertically adjoining display units.

Inventors: Tamura; Hiroaki (Hyogo, JP), Hirakawa; Hitoshi (Hyogo, JP), Shinohe; Koji (Hyogo, JP), Shibukawa; Yoshio (Hyogo, JP), Bunno; Takamitsu (Hyogo, JP), Awamoto; Kenji (Hyogo, JP), Shinoda; Yoko (Hyogo, JP), Makino; Tetsuya (Hyogo, JP)

Assignee: Shinoda Plasma Corporation

International Classification: G09G 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018