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US20130107095 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device including pixels, each pixel having a reset transistor, a selection transistor, an amplification transistor, and a photoelectric conversion unit. The photoelectric...
US20120145884 QUANTUM DOT OPTICAL DEVICES WITH ENHANCED GAIN AND SENSITIVITY AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME  
Various embodiments include apparatuses including optical and optoelectronic devices and methods of making same. One such device includes an image sensor having an integrated circuit with a number...
US20080042046 PHYSICAL QUANTITY DETECTION DEVICE, METHOD OF DRIVING PHYSICAL QUANTITY DETECTION DEVICE, AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A physical-quantity detection device includes at least two semiconductor substrates exchanging a pixel signal read from a pixel-array section including pixels, disposed in a two-dimensional...
US20050279917 Cooperative optical-imaging sensor array  
An apparatus and method for providing image primitives, such as edge polarity, edge magnitude, edge orientation, and edge displacement, and derivatives thereof, for an object are described. The...
US20130229559 REDUNDANCY IN COLUMN PARALLEL OR ROW ARCHITECTURES  
A column circuitry architecture for an imager includes redundant column or row circuits. The column or row circuitry includes a number of redundant column or row circuits. Each column or row...
US20130284885 Method and Apparatus for Image Sensor Packaging  
Methods and apparatus for packaging a backside illuminated (BSI) image sensor or a sensor device with an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) are disclosed. According to an embodiment, a...
US20130235240 IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND DRIVING METHOD OF IMAGING DEVICE  
Each of pixels in an imaging device includes a photoelectric converter and a first transistor. A signal based on a charge generated by the photoelectric converter is to be input into the first...
US20110068251 SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR  
A solid-state image sensor includes: four or more photoelectric conversion units having spectral sensitivity characteristics different from one another; an amplifier unit disposed in...
US20100032549 MULTI-CHIP PHOTOSENSOR WITH INDEPENDENTLY ADJUSTABLE INTEGRATION TIMES FOR EACH CHIP  
A photosensitive apparatus, such as a scanner used in a digital copier, includes a plurality of photosensor chips. Each photosensor chip comprises a first set of photosensors, and a control...
US20140326855 IMAGE CAPTURE MODULE  
An image capture module is disclosed, which includes a holder and a lens unit. A plurality of through holes are disposed on the holder, wherein at least one light blocking portion is disposed...
US20140159702 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF A CHARGE AMOUNT ON A CAPACITIVE ELEMENT, AND A DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING A CIRCUIT NODE AT A PREDETERMINED VOLTAGE  
A pixel cell, and a method of use thereof, the pixel cell including: an output, a photosensor configured to generate a first measuring current in a first measurement cycle and a second measuring...
US20140118592 CMOS IMAGE SENSORS WITH FEATURE EXTRACTION  
A CMOS imaging sensor with ernbedded feature extraction capability operatable in different modes by a method that includes the steps of: (a) operating the CMOS imaging sensor in a motion-detecting...
US20110285901 SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND CAMERA MODULE  
A solid-state imaging device is provided. The solid-state imaging device includes an imaging area that includes arrayed pixels having photoelectric converting units and transistor elements; and a...
US20080073487 Multi-sensor image capture device  
Described is a multi-sensor image capture device. The device comprises a first imaging sensor, a second imaging sensor and a light transfer arrangement receiving illumination reflected from an...
US20110270093 OPTICAL EXAMINATION DEVICE ADAPTED TO BE AT LEAST PARTIALLY INSERTED INTO A TURBID MEDIUM  
An optical examination device (10) adapted to be at least partially inserted into a turbid medium is provided. The optical examination device comprises a shaft portion (21) adapted to be inserted...
US20100007760 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
A photoelectric conversion apparatus comprises: a plurality of pixels; a signal line; a holding block; an output unit; and a control unit, wherein the control unit selectively operates the holding...
US20080035835 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION SENSOR  
A photoelectric conversion sensor according to the invention comprises: a substrate; a plurality of organic photoelectric conversion pixel parts arranged on the substrate for converting incident...
US20130126710 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device and an imaging device are capable of transferring a control signal to pixels formed in each chip of the solid-state imaging device, in which the plurality of chips are...
US20110006193 ANTI-RESONANT REFLECTING OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE FOR IMAGER LIGHT PIPE  
An anti-resonant reflecting optical waveguide structure for reducing optical crosstalk in an image sensor and method of forming the same. The method includes forming a trench within a plurality of...
US20090256059 Solid state focal plane array for hyperspectral imaging applications  
A focal plane array suitable for use in hyperspectral imaging applications is provided. The focal plane array comprises pixels comprising arrays of photodiodes, wherein each photodiode in each...
US20100127160 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPRISING AN ARRAY OF SINGLE PHOTON AVALANCHE DIODES  
Integrated circuit (1) comprising: an array of single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs),a plurality of read-out circuits, each SPADs being coupled to one read-out circuit, wherein at least some of...
US20120091317 IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCLUDING PIXEL ARRAYS WITH REDUCED NUMBERS OF METAL LINES AND CONTROL SIGNALS  
This is generally directed to systems and methods for reduced metal lines and control signals in an imaging system. For example, in some embodiments a pixel cell of an imaging system can operate...
US20110204206 Rain sensor  
There is provided a rain sensor capable of adequately detecting raindrops in a captured image. The rain sensor includes: a surface light source 14 which emits light to a windshield G to cause...
US20090173974 TWO-BY-TWO PIXEL STRUCTURE IN AN IMAGING SYSTEM-ON-CHIP  
The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate mitigating an impact resulting from mismatch between signal chains in a CMOS imaging System-on-Chip (iSoC) sensor....
US20130092820 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate to an nth substrate being electrically connected to each other via connection portions and being stacked. An mth substrate includes a pixel...
US20120175499 PIXEL ARRAY WITH GLOBAL SHUTTER  
A pixel includes a photo-sensitive element for generating charges in response to incident radiation. A transfer gate is positioned between the photo-sensitive element and a sense node for...
US20140183336 REFERENCE SIGNAL GENERATING CIRCUIT, AD CONVERSION CIRCUIT, AND IMAGING DEVICE  
A reference signal generating circuit, an AD conversion circuit, and an imaging device are provided. A clock generating unit includes a delay section including delay units, each of which delays an...
US20130258129 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING ORIENTATION IN DEVICES WITH MULTIPLE IMAGING SENSORS  
Described herein are methods and devices that capture a stereoscopic image with a device that has a first pair of imaging sensors and a second pair of imaging sensors. When a stereoscopic image is...
US20140034808 CMOS IMAGE SENSOR SWITCH CIRCUIT FOR REDUCED CHARGE INJECTION  
A switch circuit including structures to reduce the effects of charge injection. In an embodiment, a first transistor of the switch circuit is to receive a first signal and first and second dummy...
US20120154649 COUNTER CIRCUITS, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, IMAGE SENSORS AND DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME  
In at least one example embodiment, a counter circuit includes a latch stage configured to generate a latch stage output clock based on a first rising edge of an enable signal, a state of a...
US20110114823 IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HIGH-SENSITIVITY OPTICAL SCANNING AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT THEREFOR  
An inspection system includes a CMOS integrated circuit having integrally formed thereon an at least two dimensional array of photosensors and providing an inspection output representing an object...
US20090189057 CMOS image sensor with current mirror  
An image sensor includes a pixel with a drive transistor and a select transistor. The drive transistor is driven according to a voltage at a floating diffusion node. The select transistor is...
US20150245565 Device and Method for Applying Chemicals to Specific Locations on Plants  
A device and method for applying chemicals to specific plants and parts of plants in natural settings as well as crop fields. In a preferred embodiment, an autonomous vehicle carries the chemical...
US20150181698 SUBSTRATE, IMAGING UNIT AND IMAGING DEVICE  
A substrate comprises: a first insulating layer; a second insulating layer having an elastic modulus that is different from an elastic modulus of the first insulating layer; and a core layer that...
US20150053845 PHOTOGRAPHING DEVICE AND FOCUS ADJUSTING SEAT THEREOF  
A focus adjusting seat includes a base seat, at least one guide bar, a driving device and an image sensor adjusting seat. The base seat includes a bottom plate and a front plate connected to the...
US20140353468 ISOLATION STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME, AND IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE ISOLATION STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE IMAGE SENSOR  
An isolation structure and method of forming the same. The isolation structure includes a first isolation structure having including an insulation layer formed in a trench in a substrate and a...
US20140347538 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, DRIVING METHOD FOR SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE  
The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, a driving method for the same, and an electronic appliance, and an object is to provide a solid-state imaging device that can...
US20110233382 Method and Apparatus for High Resolution Photon Detection Based on Extraordinary Optoconductance (EOC) Effects  
The inventors disclose a new high performance optical sensor, preferably of nanoscale dimensions, that functions at room temperature based on an extraordinary optoconductance (EOC) phenomenon, and...
US20120256079 CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR AN ACTIVE IMAGE SENSOR  
An array of active pixel sensors and an array of sampling circuits of an active image sensor are divided into sub-arrays in operation so that a sampling time and a readout time in a frame overlap...
US20120038803 IMAGE SENSOR MODULE AND CAMERA MODULE  
An exemplary image sensor module includes a plate, an image sensor, and a number of conductive wires. The plate includes a top surface, a bottom surface, an light passing through hole, and a...
US20140131554 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND SWITCHING CIRCUIT  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a photoelectric conversion unit which converts light into signal charges; an accumulation unit which accumulates the signal charges; a transfer transistor...
US20120002096 IMAGING DEVICE INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF IMAGING UNITS  
An imaging device with a plurality of imaging units is provided. The imaging device includes a supporting substrate, a flexible substrate and a movable unit. The supporting substrate is formed...
US20090159784 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND IMAGING APPARATUS USING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE  
An integrated circuit device of the present invention includes a plurality of signal processing circuits classified into a plurality of groups, each signal processing circuit including an...
US20050230597 IMAGE SENSING DEVICE FOR IMPROVING IMAGE QUALITY AND REDUCING COLOR SHIFT EFFECT  
An image sensing device includes a plurality of color units. Each color unit has a photosensor element for converting light of a specific spectrum range into an electrical signal. Different...
US20120120288 SOLID STATE IMAGE SENSOR  
A solid state image sensor includes an extracting unit including a plurality of pixels, each having an optical waveguide formed by a core and a clad for guiding incident light entering the pixel...
US20070075219 ACTIVE PIXEL SENSOR CIRCUIT AND RELATED CONTROLLING METHOD  
An active pixel sensor circuit includes a sensor, a reset transistor, a source-follower transistor, and a row-selector transistor. A gate of the row-selector transistor is electrically connected...
US20090272881 Apparatus, method, and system providing pixel having increased fill factor  
A method, apparatus, and system providing a pixel having increased fill factor by removing the row select transistor. A reset transistor in the pixel is connected to a column line, and the column...
US20120249822 SOLID-STATE IMAGING UNIT, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLID-STATE IMAGING UNIT, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging unit includes: a solid-state imaging device mounted on a substrate; a bonding wire which electrically connects a pad formed on the solid-state imaging device and a lead...
US20140319322 MULTIPLE CONVERSION GAIN IMAGE SENSOR  
An image sensor including an array of pixels, each having: a storage node coupled to a capacitive sense node by a transfer transistor; and a connection transistor coupling the pixel sense node to...
US20100314554 DEVICE TO ILLUMINATE AN OBJECT WITH A MULTISPECTRAL LIGHT SOURCE AND DETECT THE SPECTRUM OF THE EMITTED LIGHT  
A device to illuminate a object, to excite its fluorescence light emission, and detect the emitted fluorescence spectrum, comprising: at least one illumination system (13), adapted to receive...