An illumination device for illuminating a liquid crystal panel having a frame area and an effective display area surrounded by the frame area includes a light source for emitting light; an optical conductor including a light incident surface on which light emitted by the light source in allowed to be incident, a light output surface from which the light is allowed to be output, and a projection projecting from the light incident surface; and a light scattering section for scattering light, the light scattering section including an engaging portion which is engageable with the projection. The optical conductor and the light scattering section are located such that is an end of the projection of the optical conductors located outside the effective display area of the liquid crystal panel.

Title
Illumination device and liquid crystal display apparatus
Application Number
10/813434
Publication Number
20040213018
Application Date
March 31, 2004
Publication Date
October 28, 2004
Inventor
Hiroshi Torihara
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye PC
VA, US
Assignee
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
IPC
F21V 07/04
G02F 01/1335
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