(19)
(11)EP 2 442 573 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
02.05.2012 Bulletin 2012/18

(43)Date of publication A2:
18.04.2012 Bulletin 2012/16

(21)Application number: 11185501.1

(22)Date of filing:  17.10.2011
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04N 9/31  (2006.01)
G06F 1/16  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 15.10.2010 JP 2010232186

(71)Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
Kadoma-shi Osaka 571-8501 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • Jikuya, Nobuo
    Osaka, 540-6207 (JP)
  • Fujimoto, Hitoshi
    Osaka, 540-6207 (JP)
  • Ohtsubo, Kazumi
    Osaka, 540-6207 (JP)
  • Kitaoka, Yoshitaka
    Osaka, 540-6207 (JP)
  • Aoyagi, Munenori
    Osaka, 540-6207 (JP)
  • Araki, Ryousuke
    Osaka, 540-6207 (JP)

(74)Representative: Eisenführ, Speiser & Partner 
Postfach 10 60 78
28060 Bremen
28060 Bremen (DE)

  


(54)Image display device and information processing device including it


(57) An image display device and an information processing device that can be incorporated in the computer main body of a notebook computer, etc., and can project an image at any desired angle when the image is projected onto a screen. The image display device includes a first unit storing an optical system displaying an image on a screen and a second unit storing a control board for controlling the optical system, electrically connecting to the first unit, and holding the first unit for rotation. The first and second units are housed in a housing space formed in an information processing device. When the image is projected onto the screen, the first unit is completely exposed from the information processing device and at least a part of the second unit is stored in the information processing device. When the image is not projected onto the screen, the first unit and the second unit are stored in the information processing device.