Personal liquid crystal image display

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4636866
SERIAL NO

06564521

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A personal liquid crystal image display includes a housing to be worn on a user's head, a light-transmission-type liquid crystal display panel for displaying video signals and a lens positioned between the display panel and a user's eye to enlarge the image. The housing may include earphones. The display and earphones are coupled to a tuner for receiving signal and driving the display and earphones. A portion of the drive circuit for driving the display may be disposed in the housing.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
EPSON CORPORATIONTOKYO1
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATIONTOKYO18889

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hattori, Noboru Shiojiri, JP 23 765

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