Patents Assigned to SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20070222777
    Abstract: An electrooptic device includes: a first substrate including a first terminal group having a plurality of first terminals and a second terminal group having a plurality of second terminals; a second substrate including a third terminal group having a plurality of third terminals that are conductively connected to the plurality of corresponding first terminals; and a third substrate including a fourth terminal group having a plurality of fourth terminals that are conductively connected to the plurality of corresponding second terminals. The plurality of first terminals extend along a plurality of lines passing through a first common point apart from the first terminal group in a predetermined direction intersecting the direction of the array of the first terminals and are arrayed in line symmetry about an axis passing through the first common point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiko NAKAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20070195763
    Abstract: A mount structure includes a first electronic component and a second electronic component mounted to the first electronic component. The first and second electronic components include first and second terminals arrayed in strips and extending along a plurality of lines passing through first and second common points. The second terminals are connected to the corresponding first terminals. The second common point substantially corresponds to the first common point. The range in which the first electronic component and the second electronic component are mounted includes a terminal region in which the first and second terminals are arrayed substantially at a specified interval, and a no terminal region in which there is no first terminals across a range wider than the specified interval or there are first dummy terminals in place of the first terminals. In the no terminal region, second dummy terminals are arrayed in strips and extend along the lines passing through the second common point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki ONODERA
  • Publication number: 20070188439
    Abstract: An electrooptic device includes: a display panel; an illuminating unit that emits light onto the display panel; an ambient-light measuring unit that measures the illuminance of ambient light; a luminance control unit including a light control profile for obtaining the optimum surface luminance of the display panel, the luminance control unit obtaining the optimum surface luminance on the basis of the measured illuminance of the ambient light using the light control profile, and controlling the luminance of the light to be emitted from the illuminating unit to provide the display panel with the optimum surface luminance; a display-mode switching unit that switches the display panel to a transmission display mode when the illuminance of the ambient light measured by the ambient-light measuring unit is lower than a predetermined illuminance, and switches the display panel to a reflection display mode when the illuminance of the ambient light is higher than the predetermined illuminance; and a storage unit that s
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fusashi Kimura, Masaki Takahashi, Atsunari Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20070182892
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device whose sub-pixel region has a reflective display region that displays an image in a reflective mode and a transmissive display region that displays an image in a transmissive mode includes a first substrate, a second substrate opposing the first substrate; and a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate. The liquid crystal layer has a smaller thickness in the reflective display region than in the transmissive display region. One of the first substrate and the second substrate includes a reflection layer in the reflective display region, and the other substrate includes on the liquid crystal layer side a functional resin layer having a first functional resin sub layer in the reflective display region and a second functional resin sub layer in the transmissive display region. The first functional resin sub layer and the second functional resin sub layer serve as retardation layers with different optical axes from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakatsu Higa, Hitoshi Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20070182727
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes: a display portion that displays images; a power source portion; a converter that has an antenna receiving wireless signals including display controlling signals and image signals from the external based on a wireless transmission method and that converts the wireless signals received from the antenna into wire signals; and a driving circuit that is electrically connected to the power source portion and the converter, respectively, to display the images on the display portion based on the power supplied from the power source portion and the image signals and the display controlling signals output from the converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi KOBAYASHI, Fusashi KIMURA, Atsunari TSUDA, Yuki OKUHARA
  • Publication number: 20070176869
    Abstract: An electro-optical device which has a display region including a plurality of pixels each of which has a plurality of sub-pixels displaying different monochromes, the sub-pixels having scan lines, data lines, pixel electrodes and switching elements arranged at intersections of the scan lines and the data lines. The electro-optical device includes: a data line driving circuit that drives the data lines, wherein the plurality of pixels is constituted by the sub-pixels that are arranged in two or more rows in a direction that the data lines extend and in two or more columns in a direction that the scan lines extend, wherein the data line driving circuit has a demultiplexer having a plurality of output terminals relative to one input terminal and connecting the selected output terminal of the plurality of output terminals to the input terminal so that it distributes image signals supplied as time division signals to the data lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shin Fujita
  • Publication number: 20070176907
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a first touch panel substrate; a second touch panel substrate disposed opposite the first touch panel substrate; at least one surface acoustic wave generator that generates a surface acoustic wave propagating across a surface of the second touch panel substrate facing the first touch panel substrate in a predetermined direction; at least one surface acoustic wave sensor that senses the surface acoustic wave generated by the surface acoustic wave generator; a position detector that detects a position where the first touch panel substrate is pressed according to the waveform of the surface acoustic wave sensed by the surface acoustic wave sensor; and spacers disposed between the first and second touch panel substrates along a path where the surface acoustic wave propagates from the surface acoustic wave generator to the surface acoustic wave sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo ISHII
  • Publication number: 20070171319
    Abstract: A liquid crystal apparatus includes a substrate that retains liquid crystal, a switching element provided in the substrate, a first insulating film above the switching element, a first electrode above the first insulating film, a second insulating film above the first electrode, and a second electrode above the second insulating film. The second electrode has a plurality of slits and produces an electric field between the first electrode and the second electrode via each of the slits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Fujita, Toshiharu Matsushima
  • Publication number: 20070164283
    Abstract: An electro-optical apparatus includes a base, a resin film on the base, the resin film having at least one of projections and depressions at an upper surface thereof, and a light reflecting film disposed on the at least one of projections and depressions. The resin film under the light reflecting film includes a first region and a second region. A mode of the at least one of projections and depressions in the first region is different from a mode of the at least one of projections and depressions in the second region. A diffuse reflectivity of the first region is larger than a diffuse reflectivity of the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Reiko WACHI
  • Publication number: 20070165164
    Abstract: An electrooptic device includes: a display panel for displaying images; an illumination system for applying light to the display panel; a polarizing-axis control unit disposed between the illuminating system and the display panel, the control unit allowing light having a first polarizing axis of the light emitted from the illuminating system to pass through, and changing part of the light from the illuminating system into light with a second polarizing axis that is substantially orthogonal to the first polarizing axis; a lens disposed between the polarizing-axis control unit and the display panel, the lens including a plurality of linear lens patterns directing the light with the first polarizing axis and the light with the second polarizing axis separated by the polarizing-axis control unit into specified directions; a first polarizing unit disposed between the illumination system and the lens; and a second polarizing unit disposed between the display panel and the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuo SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20070164950
    Abstract: An image display includes the following components. A display panel has a plurality of pixels arrayed in a first direction and a second direction intersecting the first direction. A light source emits light toward the display panel. A polarization-axis control unit is disposed between the display panel and the light source. The polarization-axis control unit separates the light emitted from the light source into light having a first polarization axis and light having a second polarization axis different from the first polarization axis. An optical element is arranged between the display panel and the polarization-axis control unit. The optical element allows the light emitted from the light source to travel in a direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi TAJIRI
  • Publication number: 20070165145
    Abstract: An electro-optical apparatus includes a display panel that displays an image, an illuminating device that allows light rays to pass through the display panel, a polarization axis controlling unit arranged between the illuminating device and the display panel for allowing light rays having first polarization axis out of light rays outputted from the illuminating device to pass and changing the polarization axes of part of the light rays emitted from the illuminating device to convert the light rays to light rays having second polarization axis different from the first polarization axis, and a lens having a plurality of linear lens patterns for causing the light rays having the first polarization axis and the light rays having the second polarization axis separated by the polarization axis controlling unit respectively to proceed in predetermined directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuo Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20070138509
    Abstract: An electrooptical device includes a substrate and an electronic component mounted on the substrate with an adhesive. The substrate has terminals arranged thereon and wiring lines connected to the terminals and extending in a column direction. The terminals are divided into at least one first terminal group and at least one second terminal group that does not overlap the first terminal group in the column direction. The terminals of the first terminal group are shifted from each other in a row direction so that the adjacent terminals overlap each other in the column direction. The terminals of the second terminal group are shifted from each other in the row direction so that the adjacent terminals overlap each other in the column direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki ONODERA
  • Publication number: 20070132927
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device is provided in which a liquid crystal layer formed of a liquid crystal having a negative dielectric anisotropy is interposed between a first substrate and a second substrate disposed opposite to each other, the liquid crystal device including: an alignment film controlling the liquid crystal, the alignment film being disposed between the liquid crystal layer and the first substrate and between the liquid crystal layer and the second substrate in a vertical direction; a first wave plate and a first polarizing plate provided on a surface of the first substrate opposite to the liquid crystal layer; and a second wave plate and a second polarizing plate provided on a surface of the second substrate opposite to the liquid crystal layer. Here, an alignment control portion controlling alignment of the liquid crystal of the liquid crystal layer is provided on at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hitoshi Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20070132926
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device includes an OCB mode liquid crystal panel including a pair of substrates and a liquid crystal layer disposed therebetween, an optical compensator provided on at least one side of the liquid crystal panel, and an optical-axis-adjusting unit that moves the optical compensator relative to the liquid crystal panel to adjust an angle formed by an optical axis of the optical compensator and an optical axis of the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihide HARUYAMA, Joji NISHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20070126954
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device is provided which has a pair of substrates provided with a plurality of sub-pixels and disposed opposite to each other and a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the pair of substrates. The liquid crystal device further includes; a colorant layer formed in some of the sub-pixels in one substrate of the pair of the substrates; a control film that controls a step difference between the colored region in which the colorant layer exists and the non-colored region in which the colorant layer does not exist so that the surface on the liquid crystal layer of the one substrate is planarized in the sub-pixel, and that is provided in the non-colored region of the one substrate; and a reflective film formed on the control film and in the colored region. Here, the colorant layer is provided on the reflective film in the colored region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chiyoaki IIJIMA
  • Publication number: 20070115230
    Abstract: An image display device includes the following elements: a display panel that has a plurality of pixels arranged in a predetermined first direction and in a second direction intersecting with the first direction; a light source that emits light to the display panel; a polarization axis controller that separates the light emitted from the light source into light with a first polarization axis and light with a second polarization axis different from the first polarization axis, the polarization axis controller being disposed between the display panel and the light source; and an optical element that directs the light emitted from the light source in a direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction, the optical element being disposed between the display panel and the polarization axis controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi TAJIRI, Chiyoaki IIJIMA
  • Publication number: 20070109473
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device includes a pair of substrates and a liquid crystal layer held between the substrates and containing a liquid crystal having negative dielectric anisotropy. The liquid crystal layer includes subpixels, each including a plurality of transmissive display regions and a reflective display region that are arranged in a predetermined direction. The transmissive display regions are disposed at the ends of each subpixel in the direction in which the transmissive and reflective display regions are arranged. The liquid crystal device further includes a thickness-adjusting layer disposed between at least one of the substrates and the liquid crystal layer so that the liquid crystal layer is thinner in the reflective display region than in the transmissive display regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakatsu Higa, Joji Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20070109453
    Abstract: An electro-optical apparatus includes: a plurality of pixels, each pixel including four subpixels or more; a gate-insulating layer having a two-layered structure; and auxiliary capacitance formed in one of the layers of the gate-insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Kaneko, Satoshi Morita, Hiroki Sugiyama, Takao Atarashiya
  • Publication number: 20070085804
    Abstract: In a driving circuit for an electro-optical device in which a transmissive display mode and a reflective display mode can be switched, the driving circuit includes an image-processing circuit that converts image data for reflective display for the reflective display mode to image data for transmissive display for the transmissive display mode; and a control circuit that outputs the image data for the transmissive display converted by the image-processing circuit in the transmissive display mode, and stops driving the image-processing circuit to output the image data for the reflective display in the reflective display mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: SANYO EPSON IMAGING DEVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi TAJIRI