Image Number 4 for United States Patent #8128266.
An edge-light backlight assembly is provided, which includes a light guide and a protruding part. The protruding part is provided for receiving light from various directions. The light received by the protruding part directly enters or is reflected to enter the light guide, and then the light leaves the light guide to provide backlight. Light sources are arranged to project light to the protruding part in different directions, such that the light sources can be disposed dispersedly to reduce the thickness of the light guide and heat generated is distributed over a large area.