Masateru Taniguchi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: A flat-type fluorescent display device permitting luminous display to be observed through only a front glass cover while substantially increasing luminance. A front glass cover is provided on an inner surface thereof with FECs constituted by cathode lines, insulating layers, emitters and gate lines so as to define light-permeable sections between FECs. A substrate is formed opposite to the light-permeable sections with anodes constituted by anode-lines and phosphor layers. Electrons emitted from the FECs impinge on the anodes, leading to luminescence of the phosphor layer, which is then observed through the light-permeable sections of the front glass cover.