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Hiroshi Torihara, Takayoshi Tanabe, Kenichi Ukai, Nobuyuki Takahashi: Illumination device, method for driving the illumination device and display including the illumination device. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, May 23, 2000: US06066920 (98 worldwide citation)

An illumination device includes a cold cathode fluorescent tube having a heat capacity of 0.035 Wsec/.degree. C. or less per unit length (1 cm) of a glass tube of a fluorescent section of the cold cathode fluorescent tube. The illumination device has a superior operation characteristic at a low temp ...


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Hiroshi Torihara, Kenichi Ukai, Nobuyuki Takahashi: Backlighting device and a method of manufacturing the same, and a liquid crystal display apparatus. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, July 2, 2002: US06412969 (64 worldwide citation)

A backlighting device including: a light guide unit formed as a substantially flat panel of a first resin material having opposing surfaces and side faces, the light guide unit having a light guide section, wherein light enters the light guide unit through at least one of the side faces and is emitt ...


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Hiroshi Torihara, Akitsugu Hatano, Shinpei Higashida: Light-writing-type liquid crystal element having a photoconductor between carrier blocking layers. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, December 2, 1997: US05693958 (5 worldwide citation)

A light-writing-type liquid crystal element which is provided with carrier-blocking layers that are installed on the transparent electrode side and on the light-shielding layer side of a photoconductive layer and that prevents carriers from entering the photoconductive layer. By adjusting the width ...


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Hiroshi Torihara: Light guide body, lighting device, liquid crystal display device, and electronic device. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, September 11, 2007: US07267471 (2 worldwide citation)

In a light guide body, a flat part is provided at an edge part of a fluorescent tube vicinal part (part that receives strong light), and a pear-skin texture pattern having a sine wave shape boundary is formed inside the flat part. Therefore, it is possible to alternately provide, along a direction t ...


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Hiroshi Torihara: Illumination device and liquid crystal display apparatus. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye PC, October 28, 2004: US20040213018-A1

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 b ...


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Hiroshi Torihara: Light guide body, lighting device, liquid crystal display device, and electronic device. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye PC, March 24, 2005: US20050063172-A1

In the present light guide body, a flat part is provided at an edge part of a fluorescent tube vicinal part (part that receives strong light), and a pear-skin texture pattern having a sine wave shape boundary is formed inside the flat part. Therefore, it is possible to alternately provide, along a d ...


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Hiroshi Torihara, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Kenichi Ukai: Backlight and liquid crystal display device. Nixon & Vanderhye PC, February 14, 2002: US20020018341-A1

A backlight 7 has light sources 2, a flat-plate-shaped light guide plate 3 for guiding the light emitted from the light sources 2 in a predetermined direction, a light shield louver 5, disposed so as to face the light guide plate 3, for shielding part of the light emerging from the light guide plate ...


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Hiroshi Torihara: Lighting apparatus. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Keating & Bennett, December 22, 2005: US20050280343-A1

A plurality of rare gas electric discharge lamps (14, 15) is disposed side by side on a side end surface of a light guide member (13) by making polarities of the rare gas electric discharge lamps (14, 15) coincident with each other. Poles (14a, 15a) of the rare gas electric discharge lamps (14, 15) ...



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