CN101311801B - Recorder for recording information in recording device - Google Patents

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CN101311801B
CN101311801B CN 200810109991 CN200810109991A CN101311801B CN 101311801 B CN101311801 B CN 101311801B CN 200810109991 CN200810109991 CN 200810109991 CN 200810109991 A CN200810109991 A CN 200810109991A CN 101311801 B CN101311801 B CN 101311801B
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The invention discloses a recorder used in a recording device for recording information. The recoding device comprises a display, a photoconductor that is overlapped on the display and a pair of electrodes that are respectively arranged on the display and the photoconductor. The recorder comprises a plurality of feed-in elements, a first light source and a second source. Voltage is exerted on theelectrodes arranged in the recording device by the feed-in elements. The first light source is used for inputting the information in the recording device. The second light source is used for resetting the record in the recording device. The first light source gives out light in line.

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用于在记录装置中记录信息的记录器 A recorder for recording information in a recording apparatus

[0001] 本发明依据专利法实施细则第42条作出,是国际申请日为2003年1月27日、国际申请号为PCT/JP2003/000732、中国国家申请号为03823657. 5号发明名称为“记录装置和记录器”的专利申请的分案申请。 [0001] The present invention according to the Patent Law Implementing Regulations Article 42 is made, the international filing date of January 27, 2003, International Application No. PCT / JP2003 / 000732, China National application No. No. 03823657.5 entitled " Patent application divisional application of a recording apparatus and a recording device, "the.

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[0002] 本发明涉及一种适于用作(例如)电子纸的记录装置和记录器。 [0002] The present invention relates to a method suitable for use as (e.g.) an electronic paper recording apparatus and a recording device. 背景技术 Background technique

[0003] 近年来,随着电子信息器材的发展,信息输入装置(包括扫描仪和数码相机)、显示设备(包括监视器)和信息输出装置(包括打印机)已经得到了各种各样的应用。 [0003] In recent years, with the development of electronic information equipment, the information input apparatus (including a scanner and a digital camera), a display device (including a monitor) and an information output device (including a printer) has been a wide variety of applications . 可以直接从显示设备(比如监视器)上读取信息。 Can be read directly from the information on a display device (such as a monitor). 不过,诸如监视器这样的显示设备一般来说是发射型的,因此易于使观看者的眼睛疲劳。 However, a display device such as a monitor is generally emission type, it is easy to make the viewer eyestrain. 而且,由于显示设备所呈现的分辨率并不是非常高,从诸如监视器这样的显示设备上直接读取文档或静态图像可能不是很理想。 Moreover, since the display resolution of the device presented is not very high, such as from the display device such as a monitor directly read a document or still images may not be ideal. 因此,记录在电子信息器材内的信息通常要打印在纸张上,以便阅读纸张上的信息。 Therefore, the information recorded in the electronic information equipment is usually printed on paper, in order to read the information on paper.

[0004] 在将信息打印在纸张上然后再阅读的时候,纸张上的信息是通过接收反射光来阅读的。 [0004] In the information printed on the paper and then, when reading information on the sheet by receiving the reflected light is read. 这几乎不会使读者的眼睛疲劳。 It almost does not make the reader's eye fatigue. 由于打印输出所呈现的分辨率相当高,因此打印输出有很高的可分辩性。 Since the print resolution output rendered very high, and therefore the printout of a high resolvable. 从而,很多用户会将显示在监视器上的文档打印到纸张上,以便阅读该文档。 Thus, many users will be displayed on the monitor to print the document onto paper, in order to read the document.

[0005] 不过,纸张的使用对环境造成了很大的负担。 [0005] However, the use of paper on the environment caused great burden. 谈到纸张的使用情况,例如,只要将所接收到的电子邮件信息一打印到纸张上并且阅读了之后,这张纸就会被扔掉了。 It comes to the use of paper, for example, as long as the received e-mail messages to a print on paper and, after reading this paper will be thrown away. 因此,纸张是相当浪费的。 Therefore, the paper is quite wasteful.

[0006] 此外,当使用打印机来产生文档或图像的硬拷贝时,如果打印机是喷墨打印机,则不仅会消耗纸张,还会消耗原色(比如青色、品红和黄色)墨或其他更多颜色的墨。 [0006] Further, when using the printer to generate a hard copy document or image, if the printer is an inkjet printer, not only the consumption of paper, also consume primary colors (such as cyan, magenta and yellow) ink colors or more other ink. 如果打印机是激光打印机或LED打印机,会消耗掉很多颜色的色粉。 If the printer is a laser printer or an LED printer, it will consume a lot of color toner. 打印输出到纸张所需要的耗材的使用对环境造成了很大的负担。 To use paper printouts needed supplies to the environment caused a great burden.

[0007] 已经提出了一种称为电子纸的可重写(可重记录)型记录装置,并且正处于发展当中。 [0007] has been proposed rewritable (re-recordable) type called an electronic paper recording apparatus, and which is in development. 例如,已经提出了电泳记录装置、旋珠型记录装置(twist-ball recording device) 和采用胆留醇型液晶(cholesteric liquidcrystal)的选择反射型记录装置作为具有存储能力的反射记录装置。 For example, the electrophoresis has been proposed a recording apparatus, a spin bead type recording apparatus (twist-ball recording device) and the use of cholesteric liquid crystal (cholesteric liquidcrystal) of the recording apparatus as a selective reflection type reflection recording apparatus with storage capabilities.

[0008] 在例如IEEE会报(第7期第61卷,1973年7月)或Nature学报(第16期第394 卷,1988年7月)中公开了电泳记录装置。 [0008] In the example IEEE Transactions (Vol. 61, No. 7, July 1973) or Nature TECHNOLOGY (16, Vol. 394, July 1988) discloses a recording apparatus electrophoresis. 在例如SID学报(第3和第4季第18卷,1977 年,第289页)公开了旋珠型记录装置。 In the example SID Journal (Season 3 Volume 4 and 18, 1977, p. 289) discloses a spin bead type recording device.

[0009] 胆留醇型液晶的选择反射作用是1688年从胆固醇衍生物中发现的。 Selective reflection effect [0009] The cholesteric liquid crystal 1688 is found from cholesterol derivatives. 而且,公知铁电(近晶)液晶具有存储能力。 Also, well-known ferroelectric (smectic) liquid crystal having a memory capability.

[0010] PCT国际申请第6-507505号的日文译文公开了一种具有分散在聚合物网络中的手性向列液晶分子的液晶元。 [0010] PCT International Application Japanese Translation No. 6-507505 discloses a liquid crystal element having a chiral nematic polymer network dispersed in the nematic liquid crystal molecules. 该液晶元的一种形式使得液晶能够变成反射的或透射的(可扩散的),并且该液晶在反射和透射状态下在零电压时都是稳定的。 One form of the liquid crystal element of the liquid crystal can become reflective or transmissive (diffusible), and the liquid crystal in the reflective and transmissive state at zero voltage is stable.

[0011] 日本未审专利申请公开第9-105900号公开了一种包括空间调制器的光学可写型投影液晶显示装置,该装置具有光电导层和液晶层。 [0011] Japanese Unexamined Patent Application Publication No. 9-105900 discloses a projection type liquid crystal optically writable spatial modulator comprising a display means having a photoconductive layer and a liquid crystal layer. 光照射在光电导层上,从而将信息写入到液晶层中。 Light is irradiated on the photoconductive layer, so that the information is written to the liquid crystal layer.

[0012] 在《使用光电导层和双稳态反射胆固醇混合物的反射显示(ReflectiveDisplay with Photoconductive Layer and Bistable Reflective CholestericMixyure)》(SID 96 Applications Digest,第59页)公开了一种由光电导层和胆留醇型液晶组成的记录装置。 [0012] In the "use of the photoconductive layer and the reflective bistable reflective display cholesterol mixture (ReflectiveDisplay with Photoconductive Layer and Bistable Reflective CholestericMixyure)" (SID 96 Applications Digest, page 59) discloses a photoconductive layer and biliary alcohol type liquid crystal recording device is left thereof. 该记录装置用于屏幕采集,即将该装置安装在个人计算机的屏幕上,以便拷贝个人计算机上的屏幕图像。 The screen capture means for recording, i.e. the device is installed on a personal computer screen, in order to copy an image on a personal computer screen. 由于该记录装置象存储器那样保存了所拷贝的屏幕图像,因此不会消耗能源。 Since the recording apparatus as a screen image memory that holds the copied and therefore does not consume energy. 记录和删除是瞬间实现的。 And delete records are instantly achieved.

[0013] 此外,在论文集《日本硬拷贝2000 (Japan Hardcopy 2000)》(第93-96页)中已经公开了由光电导层和胆留醇型液晶组成的电子纸。 [0013] Further, in the papers "Japan Hard Copy 2000 (Japan Hardcopy 2000)" (pages 93-96) it has been disclosed by the remaining alcohol type liquid crystal and a photoconductive layer composed of bile electronic paper.

[0014] 电子纸消除了打印机和纸张的必要性,并且因此是很廉价的。 [0014] Electronic paper eliminates the necessity of the printer and the paper, and is therefore very cheap. 而且,电子纸不会造成环境负担。 Also, electronic paper does not cause environmental burden. 不过,使用光写入信息的记录装置易受由外来光产生的噪声的影响,可能会产生不清楚的图像。 However, using optical writing device is susceptible to the influence of noise of the recording information generated by the external light, it might produce unclear images.

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[0015] 本发明的目的是提供一种记录器,该记录器可以在廉价且高度可靠的光学可写型记录装置中记录信息。 [0015] The object of the present invention is to provide a recording device, the recording device can record information on an inexpensive and highly reliable optical writable type recording apparatus.

[0016] 为了实现上述目的,本申请提供了以下发明: [0016] To achieve the above object, the present application provides the following inventions:

[0017] 发明1. 一种用于在记录装置中记录信息的记录器,所述记录装置包括显示器、叠置在该显示器上的光电导体、一对分别设置在所述显示器和所述光电导体上的电极,该记录器包括: [0017] An invention for recording information in the recording apparatus, the recording apparatus includes a display, superimposed on the display of the photoconductor, a pair disposed on the display and the photoconductor on the electrode, the recording device comprising:

[0018] 多个馈入组件,电压通过这些馈入组件施加给包含在所述记录装置中的该对电极; [0018] a plurality of feed components, the pair of electrodes in said recording apparatus is applied to the voltage feed comprising these components;

[0019] 第一光源,用于在所述记录装置中写入信息;和 [0019] a first light source for writing information in said recording means; and

[0020] 第二光源,用于复位所述记录装置中的记录;其中所述第一光源成直线地发光。 [0020] The second light source for resetting said recording means recording; wherein said first light source to emit light in a straight line.

[0021] 发明2.根据发明1所述的记录器,所述记录器还包括用于读取字符或信息的扫描仪。 [0021] The invention of claim 1 the invention the recorder, said recorder further comprises a scanner for reading characters or information.

[0022] 发明3. —种用于在记录装置中记录信息的记录器,所述记录装置包括显示器、叠置在该显示器上的光电导体、一对分别设置在所述显示器和所述光电导体上的电极,该记录器包括: [0022] 3. The invention - a kind of recording information in the recording apparatus, the recording apparatus includes a display, superimposed on the display of the photoconductor, a pair disposed on the display and the photoconductor on the electrode, the recording device comprising:

[0023] 多个馈入组件,电压通过这些馈入组件施加给包含在所述记录装置中的该对电极; [0023] a plurality of feed components, the pair of electrodes in said recording apparatus is applied to the voltage feed comprising these components;

[0024] 第一光源,用于在所述记录装置中写入信息;和 [0024] a first light source for writing information in said recording means; and

[0025] 第二光源,用于复位所述记录装置中的记录;其中所述第一光源是可移动的。 [0025] The second light source for resetting said recording means recording; wherein the first light source is movable.

[0026] 发明4.根据发明3所述的记录器,其中所述多个馈入组件中的至少一部分是可与所述第一光源一起移动的。 [0026] The invention recorder according to the third invention, wherein the plurality of feed-in component at least a portion is movable together with the first light source.

[0027] 发明5.根据发明3所述的记录器,其中所述第二光源是可与所述第一光源一起移 [0027] The invention recorder according to the third invention, wherein the second light source is movable with the first light source

4动的。 4 move.

[0028] 发明6.根据发明3所述的记录器,所述记录器还包括遮挡组件,该遮挡组件能够为所述记录装置的表面遮挡住光线,其中该遮挡组件是可与所述第一光源一起移动的。 [0028] The invention according to claim 3 of the invention recording, the recording device further comprises a shutter assembly, the shutter assembly can live recording surface of said light shielding means, wherein the shutter assembly is the first together with the light source moves.

[0029] 发明7. —种用于在记录装置中记录信息的记录器,所述记录装置包括显示器、叠置在该显示器上的光电导体、一对分别设置在所述显示器和所述光电导体上的电极,该记录器包括: [0029] 7. The invention - Species recorder for recording information in a recording apparatus, the recording apparatus includes a display, superimposed on the display of the photoconductor, a pair disposed on the display and the photoconductor on the electrode, the recording device comprising:

[0030] 多个馈入组件,电压通过这些馈入组件施加给包含在所述记录装置中的该对电极; [0030] a plurality of feed components, the pair of electrodes in said recording apparatus is applied to the voltage feed comprising these components;

[0031] 第一光源,用于在所述记录装置中写入信息;和 [0031] The first light source for writing information in the recording means; and

[0032] 第二光源,用于复位所述记录装置中的记录;,其中所述第二光源呈面状发光。 [0032] The second light source for resetting said recording means records;, wherein the second light source as a planar light.

[0033] 发明8. 一种用于在记录装置中记录信息的记录器,所述记录装置包括显示器、叠置在该显示器上的光电导体、一对分别设置在所述显示器和所述光电导体上的电极,该记录器包括: [0033] 8. The invention is a method for recording information in the recording apparatus, the recording apparatus includes a display, superimposed on the display of the photoconductor, a pair disposed on the display and the photoconductor on the electrode, the recording device comprising:

[0034] 多个馈入组件,电压通过这些馈入组件施加给包含在所述记录装置中的该对电极; [0034] a plurality of feed components, the pair of electrodes in said recording apparatus is applied to the voltage feed comprising these components;

[0035] 第一光源,用于在所述记录装置中写入信息;和 [0035] a first light source for writing information in said recording means; and

[0036] 第二光源,用于复位所述记录装置中的记录;其中包含在记录装置中的电极对中的至少一个电极被分成了多个子电极,并且馈入组件中的一部分被设置成使得电压能够相继地施加给所述多个子电极。 [0036] The second light source for resetting said recording means records; wherein the recording apparatus comprises an electrode in the at least one electrode pair is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes, and a portion is fed into the assembly disposed so that voltage can be sequentially applied to the plurality of sub-electrodes.

[0037] 发明9. 一种用于在记录装置中记录信息的记录器,所述记录装置包括显示器、叠置在该显示器上的光电导体、一对分别设置在所述显示器和所述光电导体上的电极,该记录器包括: [0037] 9. The invention is a method for recording information in the recording apparatus, the recording apparatus includes a display, superimposed on the display of the photoconductor, a pair disposed on the display and the photoconductor on the electrode, the recording device comprising:

[0038] 多个馈入组件,电压通过这些馈入组件施加给包含在所述记录装置中的该对电极; [0038] a plurality of feed components, the pair of electrodes in said recording apparatus is applied to the voltage feed comprising these components;

[0039] 第一光源,用于在所述记录装置中写入信息; [0039] The first light source, for writing information in the recording means;

[0040] 第二光源,用于复位所述记录装置中的记录;以及 [0040] The second light source for resetting said recording means records; and

[0041] 输送装置,用于输送记录装置。 [0041] The conveying means for conveying the recording apparatus.

[0042] 发明10. —种用于在记录装置中记录信息的记录器,所述记录装置包括显示器、 叠置在该显示器上的光电导体、一对分别设置在所述显示器和所述光电导体上的电极,该记录器包括: [0042] 10. The invention - a kind of recording information in the recording apparatus, the recording apparatus includes a display, superimposed on the display of the photoconductor, a pair disposed on the display and the photoconductor on the electrode, the recording device comprising:

[0043] 多个馈入组件,电压通过这些馈入组件施加给包含在所述记录装置中的该对电极; [0043] a plurality of feed components, the pair of electrodes in said recording apparatus is applied to the voltage feed comprising these components;

[0044] 第一光源,用于在所述记录装置中写入信息;和 [0044] a first light source for writing information in said recording means; and

[0045] 第二光源,用于复位所述记录装置中的记录,其中至少部分馈入组件是由辊轮实现的。 [0045] The second light source for resetting said recording means records, wherein at least part of the component is performed by the feed rollers.

[0046] 发明11. 一种用于在记录装置中记录信息的记录器,所述记录装置包括显示器、 叠置在该显示器上的光电导体、一对分别设置在所述显示器和所述光电导体上的电极,该记录器包括: [0046] An invention for recording information in the recording apparatus, the recording apparatus includes a display, superimposed on the display of the photoconductor, a pair disposed on the display and the photoconductor on the electrode, the recording device comprising:

[0047] 多个馈入组件,电压通过这些馈入组件施加给包含在所述记录装置中的所述电极对; [0047] a plurality of feed components, including the voltage applied to said electrode means for recording these feed components;

[0048] 第一光源,用于在所述记录装置中写入信息;和 [0048] The first light source for writing information in the recording means; and

[0049] 第二光源,用于复位所述记录装置中的记录,其中至少部分馈入组件是由可柔性变形的导体实现的。 [0049] The second light source for resetting said recording means records, wherein the at least partially implemented by a feed-in component is flexibly deformable conductor.

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[0050] 图1是示出了依据本发明的一个实施例的记录装置的截面图; [0050] FIG. 1 is a diagram showing a cross-sectional view of a recording apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention, in accordance with;

[0051] 图2示意性地示出了依据本发明的实施例的记录器; [0051] FIG. 2 schematically shows an embodiment according to the present embodiment of the invention, a recording device;

[0052] 图3是示出了记录了信息的记录装置的平面图; [0052] FIG. 3 is a plan view illustrating a recording apparatus recording information;

[0053] 图4是示出了包含在记录装置中的电极的平面图; [0053] FIG. 4 is a plan view showing an electrode of the recording apparatus;

[0054] 图5是示出了包含在变型例的记录装置中的电极的平面图; [0054] FIG. 5 is a plan view showing an electrode in the recording apparatus of the modification; and

[0055] 图6是示出了包含在变型例的记录装置中的电极的截面图; [0055] FIG. 6 is a sectional view illustrating a recording apparatus included in the modification of the electrode;

[0056] 图7A和7B示出了胆留醇型液晶分子的排列状态; [0056] FIGS. 7A and 7B illustrate bile left alignment state of the liquid crystal molecules of alcohol type;

[0057] 图8A、8B和8C示出了胆甾醇型液晶对电压的特性,该电压是为了驱动胆甾醇型液晶而施加的; [0057] FIGS. 8A, 8B and 8C illustrate characteristics of a cholesteric liquid crystal alcohol voltage, which voltage is applied for driving cholesteric liquid crystal;

图9示出了胆甾醇型液晶的反射系数的特性; FIG 9 shows a reflection coefficient characteristic of a cholesteric liquid crystal;

图10是示出了图1中所示的记录装置的操作过程的示意图; FIG 10 is a schematic diagram illustrating a process of the recording apparatus shown in FIG. 1 in operation;

图11示出了由胆留醇型液晶层和光电导层组成的记录装置的显示特性(反射系数); FIG 11 shows a display characteristic (reflection coefficient) of the recording apparatus by the cholesteric liquid crystal layer and the photoconductive layer thereof;

图12示出了由胆留醇型液晶层和光电导层组成的记录装置的显示特性(反射系数); FIG 12 shows a display characteristic (reflection coefficient) of the recording apparatus by the cholesteric liquid crystal layer and the photoconductive layer thereof;

图13示出了图2中所示的记录器与信息处理终端相连接的情况; 图14是示出了平板记录器的一个例子的立体图; FIG 13 shows a case where the recording with the information processing terminal shown in FIG. 2 is connected; FIG. 14 is a perspective view showing an example of a plate recorder;

图15示出了包含在图14中所示的平板记录器中的第一光源和遮挡组件 FIG 15 shows a first light source and the shield plate assembly contained in the recorder 14 shown in FIG.

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图16是示出了平板记录器中的第一光源和第二光源和的位置的截面图; FIG 16 is a sectional view illustrating a first light source and a plate recorder and a position of the second light source;

图17是示出了变型例的平板记录器中的第一光源和第二光源的位置的截面图; FIG 17 is a cross-sectional view illustrating a modification of the position of the recorder in the first plate and the second light source;

图18是示出了走页记录器的立体图; FIG 18 is a perspective view illustrating a down page recorder;

图19是示出了走页记录器的截面图; FIG 19 is a cross-sectional view down the page recorder;

图20是图19中所示的走页记录器的侧截面图; FIG 20 is a side cross-sectional view down the page of the recorder shown in FIG. 19;

图21A和21B示出了包含在图20中所示的记录器中的馈入组件; 21A and 21B illustrate a feed assembly contained in the recording shown in FIG. 20;

图22是示出了走页记录器的变型例的截面图; FIG 22 is a cross-sectional view illustrating a modification of the page walk recorder;

图23示出了包含在图22中所示的记录器中的馈入组件和记录装置之间的关系; 图M是关于记录器中进行的动作的示意图; 图25A和25B示出了提高分辨率的示例; 图26A和26B示出了提高分辨率的示例; 图27示出了记录器的变型例; 图观示出了记录器的变型例。 Figure 23 shows the relationship between the feed assembly and a recording apparatus comprising a recording shown in FIG. 22; FIG M is a schematic view about the operation of the recorder; Figures 25A and 25B illustrate improved resolution sample rate; FIGS. 26A and 26B illustrate an example of improved resolution; FIG. 27 shows a modification of the recorder; FIG concept shows a modification of the recorder. 具体实施方式 Detailed ways

[0078] 图1是示出了依据本发明的实施例的记录装置的截面图。 [0078] FIG. 1 is a diagram showing a cross-sectional view of a recording apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention. 参照图1,记录装置10 包括透明基板12和14、分别形成在基板12和14上的透明电极16和18、显示层20和叠置在显示层20上的光电导层M,显示层20和光电导层M之间具有间隔层22。 Referring to FIG. 1, the recording apparatus 10 includes a transparent substrate 12 and 14, respectively, formed in the 12 and the transparent electrode 16 on the substrate 14 and 18, the display layer 20 and stacked on the display layer 20, the photoconductive layer M, the display layer 20 and the light M has a spacer layer between the conductive layer 22. 电极16和18 分别设置在显示层20和光电导层M上。 Electrodes 16 and 18 are respectively provided on the display layer 20 and the photoconductive layer M. 显示层20和光电导层M使用密封胶沈密封。 Display layer 20 and the photoconductive layer M using a sealing sealant sink. 此外,光吸收层28夹在光电导层M和电极18之间。 Further, the light absorbing layer 28 is sandwiched between the photoconductive layer 18 and the electrode M. 间隔层22防止显示层20和光电导层M 的混合。 Spacer layer 22 prevents the mixed layer 20 and the photoconductive layer M of the display. 间隔层22可以利用光吸收层实现。 Spacer layer 22 may be implemented using a light-absorbing layer. 间隔层22优选地由表现出尽可能高的介电常数的材料制成,以防止驱动电压升高,但是并不局限于任何特定的材料。 Spacer layer 22 is preferably made of a material exhibiting a high dielectric constant is made possible to prevent the increase in driving voltage, but is not limited to any particular material.

[0079] 图2示意性地示出了依据本发明的实施例的记录器。 [0079] FIG. 2 schematically shows an embodiment of the present invention according to the recorder. 记录器30将信息记录在图1所示的记录装置10中。 Recorder 30 to record information in the recording apparatus 10 shown in FIG. 参照图2,记录器30包括:外壳32,记录装置10支撑或设置在其中;馈送组件34、36和37,通过这些馈送组件将电压施加给记录装置10的电极对16和18、 第一光源38,用于在记录装置10中写入信息;和第二光源40,用于复位记录装置10中产生的记录。 ; Feed assembly 34, 36 and 37, through which the feed assembly to the recording apparatus applying a voltage to the electrodes 16 and 10, 18, the first light source housing 32, in which the recording means is provided or the support 10: 2, the recorder 30 comprises a reference to FIG. 38, the recording apparatus 10 for writing information; and a second light source 40, for resetting the recording means recording the produced 10. 馈送组件34、36和37与电源相连接,该电源未示出。 Feed assembly 34, 36 and 37 are connected to a power supply, not shown.

[0080] 图3是示出了记录了信息的记录装置的平面图。 [0080] FIG. 3 is a diagram showing a plan view of the recording apparatus records information. 该信息是以(例如)字符或图像的形式记录的。 This information is (e.g.) in the form of characters or images recorded.

[0081] 图4是示出了包含在记录装置10中的电极18的平面图。 [0081] FIG. 4 is a plan view showing the recording apparatus 10 included in the electrode 18. 电极18分成多个子电极18A。 Electrode 18 is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes 18A. 这些子电极18A形成为类似带子的形状。 These sub-electrodes 18A is formed like a tape shape. 优选地,子电极18A的宽度等于或大于lcm。 Preferably, the width is equal to or greater than lcm sub-electrodes 18A. 极微缝隙(microscopic gap) 18B介于两个相邻子电极18A之间。 Minimal slits (microscopic gap) 18B is interposed between two adjacent sub-electrodes 18A. 优选地,缝隙18B 等于或小于50 μ m。 Preferably, the slot 18B less than or equal to 50 μ m. 由于缝隙18B小到了50 μ m或者比50 μ m还小,因此不会将缝隙18B看作屏幕图像上的条纹。 Because of the small slit 18B to 50 μ m or smaller than 50 μ m, it will not be seen as streaks on the slit 18B of the screen image.

[0082] 图5是示出了包含在变型例的记录装置10中的电极18的平面图。 [0082] FIG. 5 is a plan view showing a recording apparatus included in the modification 10 of the electrode 18. 参照图5,电极18分成多个子电极18A。 Referring to FIG 5, the electrode 18 is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes 18A. 这些子电极18A的相对端为曲线形状(或之字形的)。 Opposite ends of these sub-electrodes 18A has a curved shape (or zigzag). 子电极18A的相对端(S卩,缝隙18B)的形状要尽可能随意地形成,从而防止将缝隙18B看成屏幕图像上的条纹。 The shape of the opposing terminal electrodes 18A (S Jie, slit 18B) to be formed freely as possible, thereby preventing the slit 18B as stripes on the screen image.

[0083] 图6是示出了包含在变型例的记录装置10中的电极16和18的截面图。 [0083] FIG. 6 is a diagram showing a cross-sectional view of an electrode 10 included in the recording apparatus of the modification 16 and 18. 参照图6,电场(将其看作向量并且是在电极对16和18之间感生的)的方向与基板的表面相倾斜。 Referring to FIG. 6, the electric field (which is regarded as a vector and is induced between the pair of electrodes 16 and 18) with respect to the inclination direction of the surface of the substrate. 在这种情况下,电极16分成多个子电极16A,并且电极18分成多个子电极ISA0子电极16A 和子电极18A相对于彼此错位,并且在各个子电极16A和各个子电极18A之间感生的电场的方向与基板的表面相倾斜。 In this case, the electrode 16 is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes 16A, and the electrode 18 into a plurality of sub-electrodes 16A and ISA0 sub-electrode sub-electrode 18A offset relative to each other, and the sub-electrodes is induced between the respective electrodes 16A and 18A of the respective sub-field a direction oblique to the surface of the substrate. 信息可以印在显示层的与缝隙16B和18B对应的部分上,尽管这部分是不理想的。 Information may be printed on the slot portions 16B and 18B corresponding to the display layer, although this part is not desirable. 缝隙16B和18B会不显眼地显现在图像中。 Slit 16B and 18B will unobtrusively appear in the image. 在图5所示的情况下, 光是任意发散的,所以缝隙18B会不显眼地显现。 In the case shown in FIG. 5, any diverging light, the slit 18B will appear inconspicuously. 在图6所示的情况下,光会变得黯淡,所以缝隙16B和18B会不显眼地显现。 In the case shown in FIG. 6, the light becomes dark, so that the slot 16B and 18B may not appear conspicuously.

[0084] 下面,将参照图7A到12介绍图1中所示的记录装置10的操作过程。 [0084] Next, the operation procedure shown in FIG. 7A to the recording apparatus 12 in FIG. 1 described with reference to FIG 10. 图1中所示的显示层20是由胆留醇型液晶制成的。 Display layer shown in FIG. 20 is a cholesteric liquid crystal made. 图7A和7B示出了胆留醇型液晶分子的排列状态。 7A and 7B illustrate bile left alignment state of the liquid crystal molecules of alcohol type. 胆甾醇型液晶进入图7A所示的平面状态或图7B所示的焦点圆锥状态。 Cholesteric liquid crystal into the focal conic state as shown in FIG. 7B or planar state shown in FIG. 7A. 在平面状态或焦点圆锥状态下,即使没有感生的电场,胆留醇型液晶也保持稳定。 In the planar state or the focal conic state, even without the electric field induced, cholesteric liquid crystals are also stable. 在平面状态下,由于入射光从液晶上反射,因此人眼能够看到反射光。 In the planar state, the incident light from the reflective LCD, so human eyes can see the reflected light. 在焦点圆锥状态下,入射光穿过液晶。 In the focal conic state, incident light through the liquid crystal. 由于所包含的光吸收层观是与液晶层相分开的,因此在焦点圆锥状态(focal conic state)下可以显示黑色。 Since the light absorbing layer included in the concept of the liquid crystal layer are spaced, so in the focal conic state (focal conic state) may be displayed in black. [0085] 在平面状态下,波长与由液晶分子组成的螺旋结构的螺距相当的光被反射。 [0085] In the planar state, the pitch of the helical structure of the wavelength by the liquid crystal molecules corresponding to the reflected light. 最大反射的光的波长λ给出为λ =ηΧρ,此处η表示液晶的平均反射系数,P表示螺距。 [Lambda] the wavelength of maximum reflection of light is given by λ = ηΧρ, where η denotes the average reflection factor of the liquid crystal, P represents a pitch. 而且,反射波段Δ λ与液晶的反射系数的有向性Δη成正比地增大。 Further, the reflection band Δ λ is increased in proportion with a directional Δη reflection coefficient of the liquid crystal.

[0086] 图8Α、8Β和8C示出了胆甾醇型液晶对电压的特性(电压与时间的关系),该电压是为了驱动胆留醇型液晶而施加的。 [0086] FIG 8Α, 8Β and 8C illustrate the cholesteric liquid crystal characteristics (voltage versus time) of voltages, the voltage for driving the cholesteric liquid crystal is applied. 当液晶中感生了强电场时,液晶分子的螺旋结构遭到彻底的破坏,并且所有的分子进入同向性状态(homotropic state),就是说,沿着电场的方向排列。 When a strong electric field is induced in the liquid crystal, the helical structure of the liquid crystal molecules were completely destroyed, and all of the molecules into the isotropic state (homotropic state), that is, arranged in the direction of the electric field. 图中,H表示同向性状态。 FIG, H represents the isotropic state.

[0087] 当电场在同向性状态下迅速消失时,液晶分子的螺旋轴变得垂直于电极。 [0087] When an electric field disappears rapidly in the isotropic state, the helical axis of the liquid crystal molecules is perpendicular to the electrodes. 液晶进入平面状态,在这种状态下,波长相当于螺距的光受到了选择性反射(图8B)。 Liquid crystal enters the planar state, in this state, the wavelength corresponding to the pitch of the light by the selective reflection (FIG. 8B). 在图8B中, P代表平面状态。 In FIG. 8B, P representative of the planar state.

[0088] 另一方面,假设在感生了微弱得仅仅使液晶分子的螺旋轴松散的电场之后,使电场消失(图8A),或者假设感生了强电场之后,使电场缓慢消失(图8C)。 After [0088] On the other hand, induced a weak hypothesis obtained after only the liquid crystal molecules loose screw shaft electric field, the electric field disappears (Fig. 8A), or assume an intense electric field is induced, the electric field slowly disappeared (FIG. 8C ). 在这种情况下,液晶分子的螺旋轴变得与电极平行。 In this case, the helical axis of the liquid crystal molecules becomes parallel to the electrodes. 液晶进入焦点圆锥状态,在这种状态下光穿过液晶。 Liquid crystal enters the focal conic state, in this state, the light passes through the liquid crystal. 在图8C中,FC代表焦点圆锥状态。 In FIG. 8C, FC representative of the focal conic state.

[0089] 在感生了中等强度的电场之后,如果使电场迅速消失,则平面状态和焦点圆锥状态共存。 [0089] After the electric field induced moderate intensity, if the electric field disappears quickly, the planar state and the focal conic state coexist. 这能够实现中间色显示。 This enables the intermediate color display. 如上面所述,胆留醇型液晶是双稳态的。 As described above, the cholesteric liquid crystal is bistable. 这种现象可用于显不fe息。 This phenomenon can be used to display information not fe.

[0090] 图9示出了胆甾醇型液晶的反射系数的特性(反射系数与电压的关系)。 [0090] FIG. 9 shows a characteristic (the relationship between voltage and reflection coefficient) of the reflection coefficient of the cholesteric liquid crystal. 图9以图解方式示出了胆留醇型液晶响应电压所需的响应时间和上面结合图8A、8B和8C介绍过的响应时间。 Figure 9 diagrammatically shows a cholesteric liquid crystal in response to the required response time and voltage above in connection with FIGS. 8A, 8B and 8C introduced response time. 当胆甾醇型液晶的初始状态是平面状态时(由图9的左部表示,S卩,与高反射系数相关),如果脉动电压升高到某一范围,该脉动电压落在使胆留醇型液晶进入焦点圆锥状态的驱动电压的范围之内(与图9中的低反射系数相关)。 When the initial state of the cholesteric liquid crystal is the planar state (indicated by the left portion of FIG. 9, S Jie, associated with a high reflection coefficient), if the ripple voltage is increased to a certain range, so that the ripple voltage falls cholesteric the range of the focal conic state into the liquid crystal driving voltage of (associated with low reflection coefficients in FIG. 9). 如果脉动电压进一步升高,它落在了使胆留醇型液晶进入平面状态的驱动电压的范围之内(由图9的右部示出并且与高电压相关)。 If the ripple voltage is further increased, so that it falls within the range of the cholesteric liquid crystal enters the planar state of the driving voltage (shown by the right portion of FIG. 9 and associated with a high voltage).

[0091] 当胆甾醇型液晶的初始状态是焦点圆锥状态时(由图9的左部表示,并且与低反射系数相关),随着脉动电压升高,该脉动电压逐渐落入使胆留醇型液晶进入平面状态的驱动电压的范围之内。 [0091] When the initial state of the cholesteric liquid crystal is the focal conic state (represented by the left portion of FIG. 9, and is associated with low reflectance), increases as the ripple voltage, ripple voltage gradually falls so that the cholesteric within the range of the driving voltage of the liquid crystal enters the planar state.

[0092] 图10是关于图1中所示的记录装置10的操作的示意图。 [0092] FIG. 10 is a schematic diagram shown in Figure 1 on the recording operation of the apparatus 10. 电极16和18分别由基板12和14承载,并且通过馈送组件(触点)与电源42相连接。 And electrodes 16 and 18 are connected by a carrier substrate 12 and 14, through the feed assembly (contact) with the power source 42. 基板12和14可以由玻璃制成。 12 and the substrate 14 may be made of glass. 优选地,基板12和14是由诸如胶片(film)的柔性材料制成的,这样能够使记录装置象纸那样折叠,并且象纸那样由用户携带,或者可以弯曲以进行记录。 Preferably, the substrate 12 and 14 are made of a flexible material such as a film (film), so that the recording apparatus can be folded as paper-like, and that carried by the user as paper, or may be bent to be recorded.

[0093] 光电导层M可以由诸如非晶硅之类的无机材料或有机材料制成。 [0093] M photoconductive layer may be made of an inorganic material such as amorphous silicon or the like or an organic material. 柔性且有机的光电导层应该更加适用于依据本发明的记录装置10。 Flexible and organic photoconductive layer should be more suitable for the recording apparatus 10 according to the present invention. 有机光电导层M简称为0PC,并且广泛用于打印机等设备。 The organic photoconductive layer referred to as M 0PC, and are widely used in devices such as printers. 参照图10,光电导层对是使用OPC实现的,或者更加具体地讲,功能分开的有机OPC由两个功能薄膜组成,即,电荷生成层24A和电荷输送层MB。 Referring to FIG. 10, the photoconductive layer OPC implemented using, or, more specifically, by the function of two separate OPC organic functional film composition, i.e., charge generation layer and a charge transport layer 24A MB. 功能分开的OPC具有很多优点,包括优良的可改进性的优点。 Functionally separated OPC has many advantages, including the benefits of excellent can be improved.

[0094] 不过,光电导层M并不局限于功能分开的0PC,而是可以由仅有一层并且产生和输送电荷的单层OPC制成。 [0094] However, the photoconductive layer was functionally separated M 0PC not limited, but may be made and generates and charge transport layer only by a single layer OPC. 单层OPC已经采用了很多年,比采用功能分开的OPC的时间要长,并且被认为表现出较差的可改进性。 Monolayer OPC has been used for many years, the use of time than the OPC function separately longer, and is considered to exhibit poor resistance can be improved. 不过,就考虑到将单层OPC应用在记录装置10上 However, on account of the application of a single layer OPC recording apparatus 10

8而言,由于单层OPC不会象应用在打印机上时磨损那么大,因此也可以采用单层0PC,而不会有什么影响。 8, since the monolayer OPC application when the printer is not as big as the wear and tear, and therefore can be used single-0PC, not have any effect.

[0095] 假设光L选择性地照射到光电导层M上,同时有电压施加在电极16和18上。 [0095] L is assumed that light is selectively irradiated onto the photoconductive layer M, while the voltage applied to the electrodes 16 and 18. 在这种情况下,将高电压施加到液晶的与光L照射的光电导层的部分相邻的部分上,而将低电压施加到液晶的与光L没有照射的光电导层的部分相邻的部分(图10中的中央部分) 上。 In this case, a high voltage is applied to the liquid crystal portion of the photoconductive layer adjacent to the light L is irradiated portion and a low voltage is applied to the liquid crystal portion of the light L is not irradiated with the photoconductive layer adjacent a portion (a central portion in FIG. 10). 这样,液晶的状态可以通过光的选择性照射得到控制。 Thus, the liquid crystal can be controlled by selective irradiation of light.

[0096] 图11和12示出了具有胆甾醇型液晶层和光电导层的结合体的记录装置10的显示特性(反射系数)。 [0096] FIGS. 11 and 12 show the display characteristic (reflection coefficient) of the recording apparatus having a combination of a cholesteric liquid crystal layer and the photoconductive layer 10. 图11和12与图9类似。 11 and FIG. 12 is similar to FIG. 9.

[0097] 图11以与没有光照射的时候表现出来的特性相比较地示出了在有光照射的时候从平面状态到焦点圆锥状态的转变期间表现出来的显示特性。 [0097] Figure 11 demonstrated the absence of light irradiation characteristics compared illustrates a display characteristic when light irradiation manifested during a transition from the planar state to the focal conic state. 曲线A代表光照射的时候表现出来的显示特性,而曲线B示出了没有光照射的时候表现出来的显示特性。 A representative of the characteristic curve when the display light irradiated manifested, and the curve B shows the characteristics of the display when no light irradiation manifested. 在光进行照射的时候,一旦脉动电压超过某一个阈值Vtf,液晶层进行向焦点圆锥状态的转变。 When light is irradiated, once a ripple voltage exceeds a certain threshold value Vtf, transition to the liquid crystal layer in the focal conic state. 假设使液晶完全进入焦点圆锥状态的电压是电压Vfc,那么如果电压变得等于或高于电压VfcJlJ 液晶层重新进入平面状态。 Suppose completely into the liquid crystal is the focal conic state voltage is a voltage Vfc, then if the voltage becomes equal to or higher than the voltage of the liquid crystal layer is re-entered VfcJlJ planar state.

[0098] 在没有光照射的时候,使液晶层进行向焦点圆锥状态转换的阈值Vtf '和使液晶层完全进入焦点圆锥状态的电压Vfc'都高于有光照射时的情况。 [0098] In the absence of light irradiation, the liquid crystal layer into the focal conic state thresholds Vtf 'and enters the liquid crystal layer completely focal conic state voltage Vfc' is higher than the case where light is irradiated.

[0099] 假设有光照射时所需的电压与没有光照射时所需的电压进行比较。 [0099] Suppose the voltage required compared with the irradiation of light when no voltage required for light irradiation. 使液晶在有光照射时进入焦点圆锥状态的电压Vfc低于使液晶在没有光照射时进行向焦点圆锥状态转变的阈值Vtf'。 The liquid crystal into the focal conic state at the time of light irradiation, the liquid crystal voltage Vfc is lower than the threshold value Vtf transition to the focal conic state in the absence of light irradiation ". 即,施加电压Vfc导致光照射的那部分液晶进行向焦点圆锥状态的转变,但是没有光照射的那部分液晶保持在平面状态下。 That is, the applied voltage Vfc lead portion of the liquid crystal is irradiated with light transition to the focal conic state, but no light irradiated portion of the liquid crystal held in a planar state.

[0100] 图12以与没有光照射的时候表现出来的特性相比较地示出了在有光照射的时候从焦点圆锥状态到平面状态的转变期间表现出来的显示特性。 [0100] Figure 12 demonstrated the absence of light irradiation characteristics compared illustrates a display characteristic when irradiated with light reflected from their focal conic state to the planar state during the transition. 曲线C代表光照射的时候表现出来的显示特性,而曲线D示出了没有光照射的时候表现出来的显示特性。 Display characteristic curve C exhibited when the representative light irradiation, and the curve D shows the display characteristic when no light irradiation manifested. 在光进行照射时,如果所施加的电压超过了电压Vtp,则液晶进行向平面状态的转变。 When irradiated with light, if the applied voltage exceeds a voltage Vtp of, the liquid crystal is the planar state transition. 如果所施加的电压变成了电压Vp,则液晶完全进入了平面状态。 If the applied voltage becomes a voltage Vp, the liquid crystal enters the planar state totally.

[0101] 当没有光照射的时候,如果所施加的电压超过了电压Vtp',则液晶进行向平面状态的转变。 [0101] When no light irradiation, if the applied voltage exceeds a voltage Vtp ', the liquid crystal is the planar state transition. 如果所施加的电压变成了电压Vp',则液晶完全进入平面状态。 If the applied voltage becomes a voltage Vp ', entirely of the liquid crystal enters the planar state. 即使在图12中, 类似于图11,驱动电压也取决于是否有光照射而发生很大变化。 Even in FIG. 12, similar to FIG. 11, the driving voltage depending on whether the irradiation light vary widely. 液晶受到光照射的部分进行向平面状态的转变,而液晶没有受到光照射的部分进入焦点圆锥状态。 Of the liquid crystal is irradiated with light of transition to the planar state, the liquid crystal portion is not irradiated with light enters the focal conic state. 这样,即使施加了相同的电压,液晶受到光照射的部分与没有受到光照射的部分之间液晶分子的排列方式也是不同的。 Thus, even if the same voltage is applied, the liquid crystal portion irradiated with light in the arrangement of liquid crystal molecules between the portions not irradiated with light is different. 正是利用了这种现象来记录字符或图像。 It takes advantage of this phenomenon to record characters or images.

[0102] 图13示出了图2中的记录器30与信息处理终端44的连接。 [0102] FIG. 13 shows a recorder 30 connected to the information processing terminal 244 of FIG. 记录器30从个人计算机或任何其它的信息处理终端44接收信息,并且将信息写入到记录装置10中。 Recorder 30 receives from the personal computer or any other information processing terminal information 44, and write information to the recording apparatus 10. 记录器30由个人计算机或任何其它信息处理终端44进行控制。 The recorder 30 is controlled by a personal computer or any other information processing terminal 44.

[0103] 用于记录的第一光源38在使用LED阵列或半导体激光器沿着记录装置10的横向连续地将光照射到记录装置10上的同时进行移动。 [0103] for recording a first light source 38 moves while using an LED array or a semiconductor laser light is irradiated continuously on the recording apparatus 10 along the recording apparatus 10 laterally. 此外,第一光源38在记录装置10的纵向上移动,如箭头所示,以便对记录装置10进行扫描。 Further, the first light source 38 is moved in the longitudinal direction of the recording apparatus 10, as indicated by arrows, for scanning the recording apparatus 10. 另外,也可以是记录装置10移动而第一光源38保持固定。 Further, it can be moved while the recording apparatus 10 of the first light source 38 remains stationary. 通过使用LED阵列,便宜且简单地实现了第一光源38。 By using an LED array, inexpensive and simple to implement the first light source 38.

[0104] 第二光源40是用于复位的光源。 [0104] The second light source 40 is a light source for reset. 第二光源40是使用能够均勻发光的LED、有机场 The second light source 40 is capable of uniformly emitting light LED, airport

9致发光灯或荧光灯实现的。 9 electroluminescent lamps or fluorescent implemented. 而且,这些组件中的任何一个都可以与导光板结合使用。 Moreover, any of these components are used in conjunction with the light guide plate. 在删除记录在记录装置10上的信息或说是对记录装置10进行所谓的复位的时候,第二光源40 在大范围内发光,以将光照射到光电导层M上。 Delete records on the recording apparatus 10 is information or when said recording apparatus 10 is a so-called reset, the second light source 40 emits light in a wide range, light is irradiated to the photoconductive layer M. 在光从第二光源40均勻地照射出来时,将脉动信号通过馈入组件;34和37施加到记录装置10的电极16和18上。 When the second light source 40 is uniformly irradiated from the ripple signal fed through the optical assembly; 34 and 37 applied to the electrodes 16 and 18 of the recording apparatus 10. 从而,将液晶全部恢复到平面状态。 Thus, all the liquid crystal returns to the planar state.

[0105] 为什么要将光照射到光电导层M上来进行复位的原因是,当光照射到光电导层M上时,由光电导层M给出的阻抗减小,并且施加给液晶的视在电压(apparent voltage) 下降。 Cause [0105] Why should the light is irradiated onto the photoconductive layer M is reset, when the light is irradiated to the photoconductive layer M, the impedance of the photoconductive layer is given by M decreases, is applied to the liquid crystal and the apparent voltage (apparent voltage) drop. 在光照射到光电导层M上时,通过施加低电压,就可以使液晶初始化到平面状态。 When light is irradiated onto the photoconductive layer M, by applying a low voltage, it can be initialized to the planar state the liquid crystal. 即使不包括第二光源40,只要施加高电压,也可以将液晶驱动到平面状态。 Even without a second light source 40 comprises, as long as the high voltage is applied, the liquid crystal may be driven to the planar state. 不过,尤其是记录装置的尺寸很大的时候,在施加了电压之后,会瞬时流过大的电流。 However, especially a large size of the recording apparatus when, after a voltage is applied instantaneously large current flows. 这对安全而言是很危险的。 This is very dangerous in terms of security. 因此,通过有光照射的同时对液晶施加相对较低的电压来重置液晶,就安全而言是比较有利的。 Accordingly, the light irradiation by simultaneously applying the liquid crystal relatively low voltage to reset the liquid crystal, it is more advantageous in terms of safety. 不过,光对光电导层M长时间照射可以会引发疲劳和光电导层M性能下降。 However, prolonged exposure to light of the photoconductive layer M may lead to fatigue and the photoconductive layer M performance. 因此,由平面光源进行的光照射基本上应仅仅为了复位的目的,并且应当在尽可能短的时段内完成。 Accordingly, the light irradiation by the light source is substantially planar be reset purposes only, and should be completed in the shortest possible period of time.

[0106] 另一方面,进行记录使用的第一光源38(LED阵列)一般来说具有这样的特征:焦距小,并且往往未对准焦点。 [0106] On the other hand, recorded using a first light source 38 (LED array) generally has a characteristic: a small focal distance, and often are not in focus. 因此,优选地,将第一光源38的焦距做成可调的。 Thus, preferably, the focal length of the first light source 38 is made adjustable. 第一光源的焦点可以手动或自动调节。 Focus of the first light source may be adjusted manually or automatically.

[0107] 为了进行记录,第一光源(LED阵列)38或记录装置10本身在副扫描方向上扫描。 [0107] For recording, a first light source (LED array) 38 or the recording apparatus 10 itself is scanned in the sub-scanning direction. 取决于LED阵列移动还是记录装置移动,将记录器设计成下述两种类型的任一种。 Depending on the LED array moving means for moving the recording or the recording is designed to either of the following two types.

[0108] 图14是示出了平板记录器的一个例子的立体图。 [0108] FIG. 14 is a perspective view illustrating an example of a plate recorder. 记录器30具有这样的特征:可以实时地看到记录在记录装置10上的信息并且该记录器很薄。 Recorder 30 having such characteristics: see in real time the information recorded on the recording device 10 and the recording is thin. 看起来像个写字板的薄外壳32具有安放记录装置10的支撑底座。 Tablet looks like a thin outer shell 32 having a support base 10 is mounted a recording apparatus. 由LED阵列实现的第一光源38进行移动来记录。 Implemented by an LED array light source 38 is moved to the first record.

[0109] 图15示出了包含在图14中所示的平板记录器30中的第一光源38和遮挡组件46。 [0109] FIG 15 shows a first light source 38 and shutter assembly 46 comprises a plate 30 in the recorder 14 shown in FIG. 第一光源38位于记录装置10下方,而光照射到位于记录装置10背面的光电导层M 上。 The first light source 38 is located below the recording apparatus 10, the light is irradiated on the photoconductive layer M is located on the back of the recording apparatus 10. 遮挡组件46位于记录装置10上方,以防止外来光落到记录装置10顶部上。 Shield assembly 46 is located above the recording apparatus 10 to prevent external light falls on top of the recording apparatus 10. 遮挡组件46的宽度等于或略大于电极18分成的各个带状子电极18A的宽度。 The width of the shield assembly 46 is slightly greater than or equal to the width of the respective strip-like sub-electrodes 18 into the electrode 18A. 遮挡组件46与第一光源38连接在一起并且与第一光源38 —起移动。 Shield assembly 46 is connected with the first light source 38 and the first light source 38 - from moving.

[0110] 馈入组件34设置成与记录装置10的电极16相接触,并且馈入组件36设置成与记录装置10的电极18相接触。 [0110] feeding assembly 34 is disposed in contact with the electrode 16 of the recording apparatus 10, and feed assembly 36 disposed in contact with the electrode 18 of the recording apparatus 10. 此外,馈入组件37设置成在复位期间开始与记录装置10 的电极18相接触。 Furthermore, the feeding assembly 37 is provided to the reset period starts contact with the electrode 18 of the recording apparatus 10. 将电压施加给电极16和18。 Applying a voltage to the electrodes 16 and 18. 馈入组件34在一般情况下设置成地电压(GND)并且既用于记录也用于复位。 Feed assembly 34 disposed in general to a ground voltage (GND) and is also used for recording both reset. 馈入组件36与第一光源38同步移动,并且用于记录的电压通过馈入组件36施加。 Feed assembly 36 move synchronously with the first light source 38, and 36 for recording by applying a voltage feed-in component. 馈入组件34、36和37优选地形成球形形状,或者形成为类似弹性凸起的形状,因为这样对记录装置10造成的负荷较小。 Feed assembly 34, 36 and 37 are preferably formed in a spherical shape or a shape similar to the elastic protrusion, such as a smaller load caused by the recording apparatus 10.

[0111] 如上所述,本发明的记录装置10的价值在于电极16和18中至少一个的结构。 [0111] As described above, the value of the recording apparatus 10 of the present invention is that the electrodes 16 and 18 in at least one structure. 如果电极16和18是简单的垫形电极,所施加的电压可能会作用在整个记录装置10上。 If the electrodes 16 and 18 is a simple cushion-shaped electrode, the applied voltage may act on the whole recording apparatus 10. 这会增加由于诸如外来光这样的噪声光的作用使记录装置的显示状态(即记录装置的未记录部分和已记录部分的状态)发生改变的可能性。 This can increase the effect of the extraneous light because such noise light such as the display state of the recording apparatus (i.e., an unrecorded portion of a recording apparatus and a portion of the recording status) is changed. 即,如果外来光落到了记录装置10的正在由第一光源38进行扫描的部分之外的部分上,液晶的状态可能会被外来光改变。 That is, if the external light falls on a portion of the part being scanned by the first light source 38 other than the recording apparatus 10, the liquid crystal state of the external light may be changed.

[0112] 为了完全遮挡外来光,记录器必须包括遮挡结构。 [0112] In order to completely block the external light, recorder must include shielding structure. 这降低了记录器的紧凑性和可用性。 This reduces the compactness and the availability of recorders. 因此,将至少一个电极(即,电极18)分成了多个子电极18A。 Thus, at least one electrode (i.e., electrode 18) is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes 18A. 电压通过馈入组件34 和36施加给各个子电极18A。 Voltage by feeding in the sub-assembly 34 and the respective electrodes 18A to 36 is applied. 第一光源38将光照射到记录装置的与施加了电压的子电极18A相应的部分上。 The first light source 38 irradiates light to a recording device with corresponding portions 18A of the sub-electrode voltage is applied. 由于没有给其余的子电极18A施加电压,即使外来光落在了这些子电极18A上,液晶的状态也不会被外来光改变。 Since no voltage is applied to the remaining sub-electrodes 18A, even if the external light falls on these sub-electrodes 18A, the liquid crystal of extraneous light will not be changed. 此外,遮挡组件46的移动是与第一光源38的移动联动的。 Further, the shield assembly 46 is moved with the movement of the first light source 38 of the linkage. 这防止了外来光落在任何一个正在进行写入的子电极18A上。 This prevents the sub-electrodes 18A extraneous light falls any ongoing written.

[0113] 可以将记录装置10的电极16和18中的任何一个电极分成处于适当范围内的多个子电极,从而可以避免外来光(噪声光)对未记录部分或已记录部分的负面影响。 [0113] means 16 may be a recording electrode 10 and the electrode 18 into any of a plurality of sub-electrodes is in an appropriate range, so as to avoid negative effects part or the recording portion of the extraneous light (noise light) of the unrecorded. 可以可靠地保持显示状态。 Display state can be reliably maintained. 从而,即使在明亮的地方,象荧光灯下的房间中的一个地方,也可以使用紧凑的记录器30在记录装置10上记录信息,而不会受任何影响。 Thus, even in a bright place like a place in the room under a fluorescent lamp, the compact may also be used for recording information recorder 30 in the recording apparatus 10, and will not be affected.

[0114] 已经讨论过了电极18分成的子电极的尺寸。 [0114] size has been discussed sub-electrode 18 into the electrode. 从而,如果各个带状子电极18A的侧边之一的宽度等于或大于Icm或者相邻子电极18A之间的缝隙18B(非电极部分)等于或小于50 μ m,缝隙18B都是不显眼的,并且不会影响可看到的显示。 Thus, if the width of each strip-shaped sub-electrodes of one of the sides 18A or more gaps between adjacent sub-electrodes 18A Icm or 18B (the non-electrode portion) is equal to or less than 50 μ m, the gap is inconspicuous 18B and it does not affect the display can be seen.

[0115] 图16是示出了图14中所示的平板记录器中的第一和第二光源38和40的位置的截面图。 [0115] FIG. 16 is a sectional view illustrating the position of the recording plate shown in the first and second light sources 38 and 40 in FIG. 14. 用于记录的第一光源38可沿着箭头所示的方向运动。 For recording a first light source 38 may be moved in the direction indicated by the arrow. 为了进行记录,通过馈入组件34和36施加电压。 For recording, a voltage is applied through feed assembly 34 and 36. 第一光源38在沿着主扫描方向(记录装置10的横向)闪烁发光的同时沿着子扫描方向(记录装置10的纵向)移动,以对记录装置10进行扫描。 The first light source 38 emits light flashing along the main scanning direction (transverse direction 10 of the recording apparatus) simultaneously along the sub-scanning direction (longitudinal direction of the recording apparatus 10) movable to scan the recording device 10. 用于初始化或复位的第二光源40在记录器30的底部上保持固定并且在每次向记录装置10的整个表面照射光线。 The second light source is used to initialize or reset 40 remains fixed on the bottom of the recorder 30 and light is irradiated on the entire surface of each of the recording apparatus 10. 在这种情况下,脉动AC电压通过馈入组件34和37施加给电极16和18。 In this case, the ripple AC voltage by feeding assembly 34 and 37 is applied to the electrodes 16 and 18. 在复位完成之后,记录开始。 After the reset is complete, the recording starts.

[0116] 图17是示出了图14中所示的平板记录器的变型例中的第一和第二光源38和40 的位置的截面图。 [0116] FIG 17 is a cross-sectional view illustrating a modification of the position of the recording plate is shown in FIG. 14 in the first and second light sources 38 and 40. 用于初始化或复位的第二光源40附接在第一光源38的前端,从而它会随着第一光源38 —起移动。 The second light source 40 is used to initialize or reset the first light source is attached to the front end 38, whereby it will be with the first light source 38 - from moving. 在这种情况下,在第一和第二光源38和40移动的同时,可以在复位完成之后直接完成记录。 In this case, the first and second light sources 38 and 40 while moving the recording can be done directly after the reset is complete. 图17中所示的变化形式具有这样的优点:复位和记录可以在一次循环中完成。 The variation shown in FIG. 17 has the advantage of: resetting recorded and can be completed in one cycle. 从而,已记录信息的删除和新信息的写入可以在较短的时间段内完成。 Thus, the recorded write-erase information and new information can be completed in a shorter period of time.

[0117] 图18是示出了走页记录器的立体图。 [0117] FIG. 18 is a perspective view illustrating a down page logger. 走页记录器30可以将多个记录装置10容纳在一个堆叠器中。 Page 30 may take a plurality of recording the recording apparatus 10 is accommodated in a stacker.

[0118] 图19是图18中所示的走页记录器的截面图。 [0118] FIG. 19 is a sectional view down the page recorder 18 shown in FIG. 图20是图19中所示的走页记录器的侧截面图。 FIG 20 is a side cross-sectional view down the page of the recorder 19 shown in FIG. 第一光源38和第二光源40在走页记录器30上保持固定。 The first light source 38 and the second light source 40 is fixed to the holding down device 30 records the page. 此外,在该记录器中包括一个装置输送机构。 Further, in the recorder apparatus comprises a transport mechanism. 记录装置10是沿着输送路径输送的,第一光源38和第二光源40沿着该输送路径定位。 The recording apparatus 10 is transported along the transport path, the first light source 38 and the second light source 40 is positioned along the transport path. 记录在输送期间完成。 Record done during transport. 在这种情况下,用于复位的第二光源40位于输送路径上的相对于用于记录的第一光源38的上游一侧(例如,位于堆叠记录装置10 的部件附近)。 In this case the second light source for resetting the phase 40 positioned on the upstream side of the conveyance path for recording a first light source 38 (e.g., located near the recording member stacking apparatus 10). 类似于图17中所示的变化形式,(a)先前记录的信息的删除和(b)新信息的记录可以在扫描的一次循环中进行。 The variation shown in FIG. 17 is similar to, (a) delete the previously recorded information (b) and the new record information can be scanned in one cycle.

[0119] 图21A和21B示出了图20中所示的馈入组件之一(S卩,馈入组件36)。 [0119] FIGS 21A and 21B illustrate one of the feeding assembly shown in FIG. 20 (S Jie, feed assembly 36). 馈入组件36是使用垫状凸起(cushion-like projection)实现的,该垫状凸起沿着记录器30中的输送路径位于适当的位置。 Feed assembly 36 is the use of a mat-like projections (cushion-like projection) implementation, the mat-like projection is in place in the recorder 30 along the conveying path. 当记录装置10被输送时,馈入组件36接触到相关的电极,并且柔性弯曲,从而电压可以通过该馈入组件施加给电极。 When the recording apparatus 10 is conveyed, the feeding assembly 36 in contact with the associated electrode, and the flexible curved, so that voltage may be applied to the electrodes through the feeding assembly. 该馈入组件36可以是球形的。 The feed assembly 36 may be spherical. 在图20中,第一光源38受到保护玻璃50的保护。 In Figure 20, the first light source 38 is protected by a protective glass 50.

[0120] 图22是示出了变型例的走页记录器的截面图。 [0120] FIG. 22 is a cross-sectional view down the page logger modification. 图23示出了包含在图22所示的记录器中的馈入组件和记录装置。 FIG 23 shows a feed assembly and a recording apparatus comprising the recording unit 22 shown in FIG. 在这种变型形式中,馈入组件;34和36是使用辊轮(roller) 实现的。 In this variant, the feed assembly; 34 and 36 using a roller (Roller) implementation. 此外,这些辊轮用作用于输送记录器30中的记录装置10的输送辊。 Further, the roller used as the conveying rollers conveying a recording apparatus 30 in the recorder 10. 图21A到23 仅示出了位于装置输送路径下方的馈入组件34和36。 21A to 23 illustrate only the feed conveying path assembly means 34 and 36 located below. 位于装置输送路径上方的馈入组件37可以以与馈入组件34和36相同的方式构成。 Feed assembly means positioned above the conveying path 37 may be constructed in the same manner as the components 34 and 36 feed.

[0121] 当馈入组件34和36是使用辊轮实现的时候,这些辊轮优选地位于记录装置10的横向端部。 [0121] When the feed assembly 34 and the roller 36 are achieved when using these rolls is preferably located at the lateral end portion 10 of the recording apparatus. 在打印机的情况下,将输送辊设置成与纸张的中央接触。 In the case of a printer, the transport roller provided in contact with the center of the sheet. 如果与记录装置10接触的辊轮接触记录装置10的中心,会对实现显示层20的液晶造成负担。 If the center of the contact roller 10 contacting with the recording apparatus 10 of the recording apparatus, the liquid crystal display layer 20 will achieve the burden. 这会扰乱液晶分子的排列方式并且可能最终降低显示质量。 This will disturb the arrangement of the liquid crystal molecules and may ultimately reduce the quality of display. 而且,如果辊轮位于记录装置10的中央,可能会由外来光产生模糊。 Further, if the roller is located in the center of the recording apparatus, 10 may produce blurred by external light. 因此,这些辊轮优选地位于记录装置10的端部。 Accordingly, these rollers are preferably located at the end portion 10 of the recording apparatus.

[0122] 图对是关于记录器中进行的动作的示意图。 [0122] FIG pair is a schematic view about the operation of the recorder. 为了写入信息,与从第一光源38照射光线的时间同步地施加电压。 For writing information a first time and a voltage is applied from the light source 38 is irradiated in synchronization. 为了写入信息,例如,在时刻Tl将电压施加给电极16和18。 For writing information, for example, at time Tl voltage is applied to electrodes 16 and 18. 在时刻T2,开始从第一光源38照射光线。 At time T2, starts the light irradiated from the first light source 38. 在时刻T3,完成从第一光源38的光照射。 At time T3, the completion of the irradiation light from the first light source 38. 在时刻T4,终止施加电压。 At time T4, the termination voltage is applied. 电压波形依记录装置10的材料或其特性而定。 Material, or characteristic by voltage waveform recording device 10 may be.

[0123] 在采用由LED阵列实现的第一光源38的记录器30中,可以实现提供任何分辨率的写入。 [0123] In the recorder 30 using a first light source 38 is implemented by an LED array may be implemented to provide any written resolution. 具体地说,采用胆留醇型液晶的记录装置10的特点在于,分辨率要比纸张的打印输出高得多。 Specifically, the use of cholesteric liquid crystal characteristics in that the recording apparatus 10, the resolution of the print paper than the much higher output. 下面将要描述的高分辨率记录方法将会证明对记录装置是有效的。 The following high-resolution recording method will be described for the recording apparatus will prove to be effective. 就所关注的平板扫描仪而言,当必须快速地完成处理时,可以牺牲分辨率来提高写入的速度。 On concern flatbed scanner, when treatment must be done quickly, the resolution can be sacrificed to improve the speed of writing. 当需要表现出高分辨率的输出时,写入要缓慢地进行。 When you need to show high-resolution output, written to be slow.

[0124] 图25A和25B涉及提高分辨率的示例。 [0124] FIGS. 25A and 25B examples relates to improved resolution. 在该示例中,子扫描方向上的分辨率被加倍。 In this example, the resolution in the sub-scan direction is doubled. 箭头表示记录装置10的输送方向。 Arrow 10 indicates the conveying direction of a recording apparatus. 根据与扫描仪相同的原理,假设能够实现600dpi 的分辨率的写入速度是1 (图25A),如果进行要获得1200dpi的分辨率的写入(图25B),要将写入速度设定为0. 5。 The scanner according to the same principle, the write speed can be achieved is assumed that the resolution is 600dpi 1 (FIG. 25A), if the writing of 1200dpi resolution to be obtained (FIG. 25B), the writing speed is set to To 0.5. 这样,将每像素的光学信息量加倍,以实现高分辨率。 Thus, the optical information amount per pixel is doubled, in order to achieve high resolution.

[0125] 图26A和26B涉及提高分辨率的另一种示例。 [0125] Another exemplary resolution enhancement relates Figures 26A and 26B. 在该示例中,主扫描方向上的分辨率得到加倍。 In this example, the resolution in the main scanning direction is doubled obtained. 例如,在进行要获得600dpi的分辨率的写入的时候,像点之间的间隔近似为40 μ m0另一方面,当进行要获得1200dpi的分辨率的写入的时候,像点之间的间隔为近似20μπι。 For example, when, during the writing to obtain a resolution of 600dpi, the interval between the image point is approximately 40 μ m0 On the other hand, when the writing performed to obtain a resolution of 1200dpi, the image between the points spaced approximately 20μπι. 当LED以40 μ m的间隔并置时,必然会写出表现为600dpi的图像。 When the LED 40 μ m intervals juxtaposed, writing performance inevitably image of 600dpi. 在一个图像写入(图2&K)之后,如果由LED阵列实现的第一光源38沿横向移动20μπι (图26Β),则可以完成能够实现相当于1200dpi的分辨率的写入。 After the image is written (FIG. 2 & K), if implemented by the first LED array light source 38 moving laterally 20μπι (FIG 26Β), the write can be completed to achieve the equivalent of a resolution of 1200dpi.

[0126] 如上所述,当第一光源38沿着纵向和垂直方向移动时,可以完成能够实现任何分辨率的写入。 [0126] As described above, when the first light source 38 is moved along the longitudinal and vertical directions, writing can be done at any resolution can be achieved. 此外,可以与扫描仪中的方式相同的方式指定写入区域。 Further, the writing area can be specified in the same way as the scanner. 可以采用制图型(一行行地)写入方法代表概括性的写入方法。 Drawing type may be employed (line by line) to write method represents a general method for writing. 用户能够享受自由写入的乐趣,或者,自由确定分辨率或写入速度的乐趣。 Users can enjoy the freedom to write, or free to determine the resolution or fun writing speed. 不得删除的信息可以得到保存,并且可以记录新的信息。 Information shall not be deleted can be saved, and can record new information.

[0127] 图27和28示出了记录器的变型例。 [0127] FIGS. 27 and 28 show a modification of the recorder. 图27示出了平板记录器30的变型例,图28 示出了走页记录器30的变型例。 27 shows a modification of the recording plate 30, FIG. 28 shows a modification of the recording page 30 down. 在这些变型例中,记录器30具有与第一光源38相邻设置的驱动器48。 In such modifications, the recorder 30 having a drive 38 disposed adjacent to the first light source 48. 该驱动器48是扫描仪中采用的,包括光电元件,并且用于输入信息。 The scanner driver 48 is employed, comprising a photovoltaic element, and for inputting information. 在这种情况下,记录器30用作具有扫描仪功能和记录器功能的多功能记录器。 In this case, the recorder 30 used as a scanner function and the recording function of the recorder multifunctional. 即,一个记录器能够同时实现图像信息的接收和传送。 That is, a recorder capable of simultaneously receiving and transmitting image information.

[0128] 下面,将会更加详细地介绍记录装置10和平板记录器30。 [0128] Next, the recording apparatus 10 will be described and the plate recorder 30 in more detail. 包含在记录装置10中的显示层20是使用手性向列液晶实现的,它具有包含在液晶(由Merck&Co.,Inc出品的Model E48)中的适当数量的手性材料(由Merck&Co.,Inc出品的Model CB15),该手性材料引发右旋。 Display layer contained in the recording device 10 to 20 is the use of chiral nematic liquid crystal to achieve, it has an appropriate amount of chiral material contained in the liquid crystal (manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc produced Model E48) of (made by Merck & Co., Inc the Model CB15), the right-handed chiral material caused. 液晶层的厚度是5μπι。 The thickness of the liquid crystal layer is 5μπι. 包含在记录装置10中的电极16和18是使用铟锡氧化物(ITO)膜实现的,电极16和18分别均勻地沉积在薄膜基板12和14的全部表面上。 Electrode 16 contained in the recording apparatus 10 and 18 is indium tin oxide (ITO) film is implemented, the electrodes 16 and 18 are uniformly deposited on the entire surface of the film substrate 12 and 14. 通过进行蚀刻,将至少一个电极分成带状块,从而形成子电极。 By etching, at least one strip electrode is divided into blocks, thereby forming a sub-electrode. 子电极的宽度是1cm,并且相邻子电极之间的间隔是50 μ m。 The width of the sub-electrode is 1cm, and the spacing between adjacent sub-electrodes is 50 μ m. 子电极的端部被任意变形。 End of any sub-electrode is deformed. 光电导层对是使用6μπι厚的单层有机光电导层(OPC)实现的。 6μπι photoconductive layer pair is thick single-layer organic photoconductive layer (OPC) is used to achieve.

[0129] 在记录器30中,第一光源38是使用LED阵列实现的,该LED阵列具有沿直线并置的LED。 [0129] In the recorder 30, the first light source 38 is implemented using an LED array, the LED array having the LED juxtaposed in a straight line. 相邻LED之间的间隔为接近40 μ m。 The spacing between adjacent LED close to 40 μ m. 记录器30提供600dpi等的分辨率。 And the like recorder 30 provides a resolution of 600dpi. 如果记录是在相当于8页每分钟(ppm)的标准打印速度的速度下进行的,则LED的运动速度为接近5. 5cm/s。 If the record is carried out under standard print speed corresponding to eight per minute (ppm) of the speed, the moving speed of the LED close to 5. 5cm / s. 采用这个速度作为标准速度,但是所述运动速度并不局限于这个标准速度。 With this speed as a standard speed, but the moving speed is not limited to this standard speed.

[0130] 显示装置或记录装置10是放置在平板记录器30的支撑底座上的。 [0130] a display device or recording device 10 is placed on the support base plate recorder 30. 在用户安装了记录装置10之后,用户在个人计算机或任何其它终端上执行初始化命令。 In the recording apparatus mounting the user 10, the user performs initialization commands on a personal computer or any other terminal. 位于记录器30 底部上的用于初始化的第二光源40发光。 30, the recording light source 40 emitting a second initialization on the bottom. 150V的电压经馈入组件34和37施加给记录装置10的电极16和18。 150V voltage via feed assembly 34 and the electrode 1637 is applied to the recording apparatus 10 and 18. 所记录的字符或所记录的图像得以删除,就像用橡皮擦掉了写在纸上的字符或图像。 The recorded characters or recorded images to be deleted, just use the eraser out on paper characters or images.

[0131] 此后,开始记录工作,以便记录文档或图像。 [0131] After that, work began recording in order to record a document or image. 当记录器30从终端接收到记录指令时,控制单元将文档或图像的格式转换成另一种格式,为记录做好准备。 When the recorder 30 receives the recording command from the terminal, the control unit converts the image into a document format or another format, ready to record. 当记录的准备做好之后,经馈入组件34和36施加大约100V的电压。 When ready to do recording, a voltage of about 100V is applied via the feed assembly 34 and 36. 实现第一光源38的LED向记录装置10 的底部照射光线,就是说,向光电导层M照射光线,并且在闪烁光线的同时扫描记录装置10,从而印上图像或字符。 While achieving an LED light source 38 of the first bottom to the recording light irradiation apparatus 10, that is, the photoconductive layer to light irradiation M, flashing light and scanning the recording apparatus 10, so that printed characters or images.

[0132] 此时,馈入组件34和36 (或馈入组件之一,即,馈入组件36自己)与第一光源38 一起进行平行移动。 [0132] At this time, the feeding assembly 34 (or one of the feed components, i.e., the feeding assembly 36 itself) and 36 move in parallel with the first light source 38. 信息仅记录在记录装置的有光线照射着的部分内。 Only the information recorded in the recording apparatus in the light exposure portion. 记录装置没有光线照射的其它部分暴露于外来光线之下。 No other portion of the recording apparatus is exposed to the light irradiation of the external light. 不过,由于记录装置10的电极18分成了子电极18A,记录装置的其它部分没有施加电压。 However, since the electrode 10 of the recording apparatus 18 is divided into sub-electrodes. 18A, other parts of the recording apparatus no voltage is applied. 记录装置的显示状态将不会被改变。 A display state of the recording apparatus will not be changed.

[0133] 用户能够实时地观看到使用第一光源38记录在记录装置10上的即时信息。 [0133] The user can view in real time to the real time information 38 recorded on the recording apparatus 10 using the first light source. 当记录完成时,撤销所施加的电压。 When the recording is completed, the applied voltage is withdrawn. 然后用户将记录装置10拿出记录器30。 The user then records the recording apparatus 10 out 30. 这样,记录装置10 (反射显示装置)提供了高分辨率、实现了高度可辩的显示、缓解了用户眼睛的疲劳并且不会对环境造成负担。 Thus, the recording apparatus 10 (the reflective display device), provides high resolution, can achieve a high degree of debate show, relieve fatigue of the user's eyes and does not burden the environment.

[0134] 而且,如参照图27所说明的,当记录器30具有扫描仪功能时,如果用户在个人计算机或任何其它的终端上执行扫描命令,则包含在记录器30中的CCD头被启动,以便以与一般的平板扫描仪相同的方式扫描显示介质。 [0134] Further, as described with reference to FIG described 27, when the recorder 30 has a scanner function, if the user performs a scan command on a personal computer or any other terminal, are contained in the recorder 30 is a CCD head is started in order to scan with the flatbed scanner generally the same manner as the display medium.

[0135] 接下来,将对走页记录器30进行更详细的介绍。 [0135] Next, the recorder will go on page 30 for more detail. 记录装置10与前述的记录装置相同。 The recording apparatus 10 has the same recording apparatus. 记录装置10放在包含在走页记录器30中的堆叠器上。 The recording apparatus 10 is placed on the stacker comprises walking in the recorder 30 in the page. 在用户放好记录装置10之后,用户在个人计算机或任何其它终端上执行初始化命令。 After the user put the recording apparatus 10, the user performs initialization commands on a personal computer or any other terminal. 然后开始记录装置10的输送。 10 then starts conveying the recording apparatus. 当记录装置10到达位于记录器30底部的用于初始化的第二光源40时,第二光源40发光。 When the second light source 10 reaches the recording means is located at the bottom of the recorder 30 for initialization 40, the second light source 40 emits light. 150V电压经馈入组件34和37施加给记录装置10的电极16和18,从而将所记录的字符或所记录的图像删除。 150V voltage by the feed assembly 34 and the electrode 37 is applied to the recording apparatus 10 and 16 18, so that the recorded characters or images recorded deleted.

[0136] 此后,当记录装置10达到用于记录的第一光源38时,通过闪烁从LED发出的光来记录文档或图像。 [0136] Thereafter, when the recording apparatus 10 for recording reaches a first light source 38, through the scintillation light emitted from the LED to record an image or document.

13[0137] 此时,记录装置没有光线照射的部分暴露于外来光线之下。 13 [0137] In this case, the recording apparatus portion not exposed to light exposure to ambient light. 不过,由于记录装置10 的电极18分成了多个子电极18A,这些部分没有施加电压。 However, since the electrode 10 of the recording apparatus 18 is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes. 18A, a voltage is not applied to these portions. 记录装置的显示状态将不会被改变。 A display state of the recording apparatus will not be changed.

[0138] 当记录完成时,记录装置被输送到包含在记录器中的退出器(ejector)上。 [0138] When the recording is completed, is conveyed to the recording apparatus contains an exit in the recorder (ejector). 这样, 记录装置10 (反射显示装置)提供了高分辨率、实现了高度可辩的显示、缓解了用户眼睛的疲劳并且不会对环境造成负担。 Thus, the recording apparatus 10 (the reflective display device), provides high resolution, can achieve a high degree of debate show, relieve fatigue of the user's eyes and does not burden the environment.

[0139] 而且,如参照图观所介绍的,当记录器30具有扫描仪功能时,如果用户在个人计算机或任何其它的终端上执行扫描命令,则包含在记录器30中的CCD头被启动。 [0139] Further, as described with reference to FIG concept described, when the recorder 30 has a scanner function, if the user performs a scan command on a personal computer or any other terminal, are contained in the recorder 30 is a CCD head is started . 从而,该记录器以与一般的平板扫描仪相同的方式扫描显示介质。 Accordingly, the recording is in general the same manner as flatbed scanners scan display medium.

[0140] 而且,依据本发明,包含在记录装置10中的显示层20并不局限于胆留醇型液晶。 [0140] Further, according to the present invention includes a display apparatus 10 in the recording layer 20 is not limited to the cholesteric liquid crystal. 例如,另选地,可以采用基于电泳技术或旋珠技术的光学记录介质作为显示层20。 For example, alternatively, the optical recording medium may be employed based on electrophoretic techniques, or spin bead technology as the display layer 20.

[0141] 依据本发明,提供了一种反射记录装置,该装置能够大幅降低由传统的纸张浪费对环境造成的负担并且能够提供高度可辩的显示。 [0141] According to the present invention, there is provided a reflective recording apparatus can be significantly reduced by a conventional paper waste burden on the environment and can provide highly Debate display. 而且,可以实现分辨率高、成本低并且节能的记录装置或记录器。 Further, it is possible to achieve high resolution, low energy cost and recording means or recorder. 这种记录装置和记录器消除了传统打印机所需要的显影或融合(fusion)处理的必要性。 Such recording apparatus and the recording eliminates the need for (Fusion) fusion process development or require a conventional printer. 因此,可以将记录器形成得具有简单的形状并且可以紧凑且廉价地设计该记录器。 Thus, the recorder may be formed to have a simple shape and may be a compact and inexpensive design of the recorder. 记录装置为光学可写型记录装置,可以多次重复使用,并且是廉价且高度可靠的。 The recording apparatus of the optically writable type recording apparatus, can be repeatedly used, and is inexpensive and highly reliable.

[0142] 依据本发明的记录装置包括显示器、叠置在该显示器上的光电导体和一对分别设置在显示器和光电导体上的电极。 [0142] The recording apparatus according to the present invention includes a display, superimposed on the display of the photoconductor and a pair of electrodes disposed on the display and the photoconductor. 所述电极对中的至少一个电极被分成多个子电极。 At least one electrode of the electrode pair is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes.

[0143] 所述电极对中的至少一个电极被分成了多个子电极。 [0143] The pair of electrodes at least one electrode is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes. 在将电压施加给各个子电极的同时,使用光线来写入信息。 While voltage is applied to the respective sub-electrodes, the use of light to write information. 即使外来光线落在了记录装置的与没有施加电压的子电极相对应的部分,也不会写入信息。 Even if the external light falls on the recording apparatus and the sub-electrode voltage is not applied to a portion corresponding to, nor are they written information. 从而,产生了没有噪声的清晰图像。 Thus, a clear image without generating noise. 依据本发明,提供了一种廉价且高度可靠的光学可写型记录装置。 According to the present invention, there is provided an inexpensive and highly reliable optical writable type recording apparatus.

[0144] 当将电极分成多个子电极时,相邻子电极之间的边界在显示表面上显现为条纹图像。 [0144] When the electrode is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes, the boundary between adjacent sub-electrodes appears as a stripe image on the display surface. 优选地,相邻子电极的相对端部是尽可能成为任意的曲线形状,从而使得条纹不显眼。 Preferably, the adjacent sub-electrodes opposing ends are arbitrary curved shape become possible, so that the stripes inconspicuous. 而且,可以使被看作向量的、在所述电极对之间感生的电场与基板的表面倾斜。 Further, the vector can be seen, the surface between the pair of electrodes and an electric field induced in the substrate tilt.

[0145] 一种依据本发明的记录器在记录装置中记录信息,所述记录装置包括显示器、叠置在该显示器上的光电导体和一对分别设置在所述显示器和所述光电导体上的电极。 [0145] A recording device according to the present invention, the information recorded in the recording apparatus, the recording apparatus includes a display, superimposed on the display and a photoconductor provided on a pair of the display and the photoconductor electrode. 该记录器包括:馈入组件,电压通过所述馈入组件施加给包含在所述记录装置中的所述电极对; 第一光源,用于在记录装置中写入信息;和第二光源,用于复位记录装置中的记录。 The recording device comprising: feeding assembly, said feeding assembly through voltage applied to the electrode is included in the recording apparatus of; a first light source for writing information in the recording means; and a second light source, recording means for resetting the recording.

[0146] 在上述组成部分当中,第一光源产生依照信号闪烁的光线,并且通过该光线将信息记录在记录装置中。 [0146] Among the above-described components of the first light source generates light in accordance with the flicker signal, and by which light information is recorded in the recording apparatus. 第二光源用于初始化所述记录装置。 A second light source for initializing the recording apparatus. 从而,一个记录器可以稳定地进行记录和复位。 Thereby, a record can be stably recorded and reset.

[0147] 例如,第一光源是由具有成直线设置的LED的LED阵列或沿直线闪烁光线的激光器实现的。 [0147] For example, the first light source is a laser light by a scintillator array having LED to LED disposed linearly along a straight line or implemented. 第二光源是由以面状或在大的范围内产生光线的LED和导光板组成的光源或者由场致发光(EL)灯或荧光灯和导光板组成的光源中的任何一种实现的。 The second light source is a light source in any of a planar or generates light over a large range of LED and the light guide plate or a light source composed of the electroluminescent (EL) lamp or a fluorescent lamp and a light guide consisting of implementation. 优选地,第一光源和/或第二光源具有调节光强度的光调节能力。 Preferably, the first light source and / or the second light source having a light intensity adjusting the light adjusting capability.

[0148] 包括LED阵列和平面光源的依据本发明的记录器不象打印机那样包括用于将墨水或色粉喷射到纸张上的机构,而是仅仅通过控制光线和电流在记录装置中记录信息。 [0148] and a planar light source including an LED array according to the present invention does not record such as printers comprising means for ejecting the ink or toner on the sheet means, but only information recorded in the recording means by controlling the light and currents. 包含在打印机中的各种不同的组件不是必须的。 Various components are included in the printer is not necessary. 可以实现低成本和极致紧凑的设计。 You can achieve the ultimate low-cost and compact design. [0149] 由于记录装置是可重写的(可重记录的),该记录装置不象传统的装置那样耗费大量的纸张。 [0149] Since the recording apparatus is a conventional device rewritable (re-recording), the recording apparatus is not as significant amount of paper. 该记录装置具有即使在没有电力馈入的情况下也能保存记录的存储能力。 The recording apparatus having a storage capacity even in the absence of electric power can be fed in the case of record-keeping. 因此,功耗非常小,并且对环境造成的负担显著地降低。 Therefore, power consumption is very small, and reduce the burden on the environment significantly. 在用作电子纸的不同类型的记录装置中,采用胆留醇型液晶的那种类型的记录装置具有增大亮度、提高对比度和提高分辨率的潜力。 In various types of recording apparatus is used as electronic paper using cholesteric liquid crystal of the type of recording apparatus has an increased brightness, contrast and enhance the potential to improve the resolution.

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  1. 1. 一种用于在记录装置中记录信息的记录器,所述记录装置包括胆留醇型液晶层、叠置在该胆留醇型液晶层上的光电导层、分别设置在所述胆留醇型液晶层和所述光电导层上的一对电极,该记录器包括:多个馈入组件,电压通过这些馈入组件施加给包含在所述记录装置中的所述一对电极;第一光源,用于在所述多个馈入组件向所述记录装置的所述一对电极施加恒定电压的同时在所述记录装置中写入信息;和第二光源,用于在所述多个馈入组件向所述记录装置的所述一对电极施加脉冲信号的同时擦除所述记录装置中的记录,其中,包括在所述记录装置的所述一对电极中的至少一个被分为多个子电极,这些子电极为类似带子的形状,并且这些子电极的相对端为曲线形状。 1. A method for recording information in the recording apparatus, the recording apparatus comprises a cholesteric liquid crystal layer superposed on the cholesteric liquid crystal layer, the photoconductive layer respectively disposed on the bladder alcohol type liquid crystal layer and leaving the pair of electrodes on the photoelectric conducting layer, the recording device comprising: a plurality of feed components, voltage across the pair of electrodes applied to these feed components contained in said recording means; while the first light source, for feeding a constant voltage is applied to the assembly of the recording apparatus of a pair of electrodes of the plurality of writing information in the recording means; and a second light source for the a plurality of component feed pulse signal is applied to the recording apparatus of the pair of electrodes are simultaneously erased in the recording apparatus recording, wherein said means comprises a pair of electrodes in said at least one recorded It is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes, similar to those sub-electrodes form of the ribbon, and these sub-electrodes opposing ends of a curved shape.
  2. 2.根据权利要求1所述的记录器,所述记录器还包括能够读取所述信息的扫描仪功能。 The recording device according to claim 1, further comprising a recorder capable of reading said information scanner function.
  3. 3.根据权利要求1所述的记录器,其中所述第一光源是可移动的。 The recorder according to claim 1, wherein said first light source is movable.
  4. 4.根据权利要求3所述的记录器,其中所述多个馈入组件中的至少一部分是可与所述第一光源一起移动的。 Recording device according to claim 3, wherein said plurality of feed-in component at least a portion is movable together with the first light source.
  5. 5.根据权利要求3所述的记录器,其中所述第二光源是可与所述第一光源一起移动的。 The recording device according to claim 3, wherein said second light source is movable together with the first light source.
  6. 6.根据权利要求3所述的记录器,所述记录器还包括遮挡组件,该遮挡组件能够为所述记录装置的表面遮挡住外部光线并且能够从所述第一光源向所述记录装置照射光线,其中该遮挡组件是可与所述第一光源一起移动的。 The recorder according to claim 3, further comprising recording said shutter assembly, the shutter assembly can block the external light to the surface of the recording apparatus and the recording apparatus can be irradiated from the light source to the first light, wherein the shield assembly is movable together with the first light source.
  7. 7.根据权利要求1所述的记录器,其中所述第二光源呈面状发光。 7. The recording device according to claim 1, wherein the second light source as a planar light.
  8. 8.根据权利要求1所述的记录器,其中包含在记录装置中的电极对中的至少一个电极被分成了多个子电极,并且馈入组件中的一部分被设置成使得电压能够相继地施加给所述多个子电极。 8. The recording device according to claim 1, wherein an electrode in the recording apparatus of at least one electrode is divided into a plurality of sub-electrodes, and the feeding portion is provided so that the components can be sequentially applied to a voltage the plurality of sub-electrodes.
  9. 9.根据权利要求1所述的记录器,该记录器还包括: 输送装置,用于输送记录装置。 9. The recording device according to claim 1, the recording device further comprising: conveyance means for conveying the recording apparatus.
  10. 10.根据权利要求1所述的记录器,其中至少部分馈入组件是由辊轮实现的。 10. The recording device according to claim 1, wherein the feed assembly is at least partially implemented by the rollers.
  11. 11.根据权利要求1所述的记录器,其中至少部分馈入组件是由可柔性变形的导体实现的。 11. The recording device according to claim 1, wherein the at least partially feed assembly is achieved by flexibly deformable conductor.
  12. 12.根据权利要求1所述的记录器,其中所述第一光源为线光源。 12. The recording device according to claim 1, wherein the first light source is a line light source.
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