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Disclosed are a pixel array, an image sensor including the same, and a method of driving the same. In a WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) pixel employing a storage region (FD node) including a varactor, a...
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An analog-to-digital conversion device includes a plurality of counting period supply units that supply a period of length according to a voltage of an analog signal inputted into each counting...
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A sense amplifier having a negative capacitance circuit receives differential input signals via a pair of data lines, and senses and amplifies a voltage difference between differential output...
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An image sensor with a plurality of photodiodes pixels. At least one of the photodiodes pixels includes a reflective element that prevents light from traveling onto an adjacent photodiode pixel....
US20140284454 Image Sensors and Methods with High Speed Global Shutter Pixels  
An image sensor includes a plurality of pixels and a row driver. Each pixel includes a photodiode, a first transfer gate, a second transfer gate, a first storage node, and a second storage node....
US20120168609 IMAGE SENSORS AND METHODS WITH HIGH SPEED GLOBAL SHUTTER PIXELS  
An image sensor includes a plurality of pixels and a row driver. Each pixel includes a photodiode, a first transfer gate, a second transfer gate, a first storage node, and a second storage node....
US20140312247 FLUORESCENCE IMAGER ON A MOBILE DEVICE  
Systems and methods for substantially simultaneously exciting a fluorescently labeled specimen and capturing fluorescent light emitted therefrom using a smartphone, tablet, or similar mobile...
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A solid-state imaging device is capable of suppressing as much as possible an increase in power consumption of a low-frequency noise removing process. A pixel unit includes pixels outputting pixel...
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A CMOS image sensor having one or more pixels, e.g. in an array, whereby each of the pixels having two or more sub-pixel elements for generating charge according to incident light intensity as...
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Automatic image-based volumetric detection of an object in a space is achieved based on a combinational characteristic produced by combining a first characteristic of a reference image associated...
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Systems, methods, and apparatuses that may be employed to reduce noise in an electronic circuit are described. Systems are provided that include a circuit, wherein the circuit is configured to...
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The ramp-signal generator circuit includes a reference voltage generator that changes the voltage of a reference signal Vr to a comparator setting voltage VR for compensating for a voltage...
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Methods, apparatuses, systems, and devices relating to fabricating one or more nanowires are disclosed. One method for fabricating a nanowire includes: selecting a particular wavelength of...
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A compact camera module (CCM) assembly includes a flexible printed circuit board and a packaging substrate mounted at one end of the flexible printed circuit board. The packaging substrate has a...
US20120268630 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING METHOD AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array unit having plural pixels arranged in a row direction and a column direction; a weighted addition unit performing weighted addition on pixel...
US20090200454 PIXEL CIRCUIT FOR GLOBAL ELECTRONIC SHUTTER  
An image sensor formed of an array of pixels, each pixel including a photodiode coupled between a first reference voltage and a first switch, the first switch being operable to connect the...
US20140061433 COMPARATOR CIRCUIT FOR REDUCED OUTPUT VARIATION  
A comparator circuit for generating a signal representing a comparison of an input signal and a reference signal. In an embodiment, the comparator circuit includes a first stage and a second stage...
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An optoelectronic shutter, a method of operating the same, and an optical apparatus including the optoelectronic shutter are provided. The optoelectronic shutter includes a phototransistor which...
US20140263961 PERFORMING SPATIAL & TEMPORAL IMAGE CONTRAST DETECTION IN PIXEL ARRAY  
An imaging device has an array with pixels that can image an aspect of an object. In addition, pixels in the array can be used to perform motion detection or edge detection. A first and a second...
US20100059662 CMOS IMAGER AND APPARATUS WITH SELECTIVELY SILICIDED GATES  
The invention also relates to an apparatus and method for selectively providing a silicide coating over the transistor gates of a CMOS imager to improve the speed of the transistor gates. The...
US20090090841 IMAGE SENSOR, FOCUS DETECTING DEVICE, AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
Pixels are two-dimensionally arrayed, each of the pixels having a first photoelectric conversion section which is divided into a plurality of regions to perform photoelectric conversions and a...
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A solid-state imaging device including, active elements configured to handle the charge captured in a photoreceiving region, an element isolation region configured to isolate regions of the active...
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A solid-state imaging device of the present invention is capable of thinning signals for each column. The solid-state imaging device includes: photo diodes, a drain into which charges transferred...
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It is possible to achieve compatibility between suppressing dark current caused by a leak phenomenon and ensuring element reliability in a CMOS solid-state imaging device. When a pixel using...
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Techniques and architectures for providing a coating for one or more micro-lenses of a pixel array. In an embodiment, a pixel element includes a micro-lens and a coating portion extending over a...
US20110108703 SEGMENTED GUARD STRIP  
A semiconductor detector array including a substrate formed of a semiconductor material and defining a detector array surface including first and second opposite facing surfaces and at least one...
US20120018637 SWITCHING APPARATUS, SWITCHING METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
The present invention relates to a switching apparatus, a switching method, and an electronic device with which it is possible to detect whether or not a proximal object is a human skin. An LED 22...
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A large image sensor structure is created by tiling a plurality of image sensor dies, wherein each of the image sensor dies includes a pixel array that extends to three edges of the die, and...
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An imaging control apparatus for controlling an imaging system capable of performing a plurality of imaging modes for detecting light or radiation to acquire an image includes a detection unit...
US20100182011 PHOTODIODE SELF-TEST  
A photodetector array (142) includes a plurality of photodetector cells (202) such as avalanche photodiodes (208) and readout circuits (210). An array self-tester (226) tests a dark count or other...
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A focal plane array (FPA) comprising a photodiode array (PDA) and a read out integrated circuit (ROIC), wherein the FPA can include a plurality of conductive bumps that electrically couple PDA...
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The invention is directed to an operating method for an image-sensing unit and the image-sensing device using the same. The image-sensing unit comprises a photogate, a photodiode assembled with...
US20150108328 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING DARK CURRENT  
A compensating current is applied at one or more points in a signal processing path to compensate for one or both of a dark or offset current present in an input signal. In certain...
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An image sensor includes a pixel array having pixels arranged in rows and columns, a first successive-approximation-register (“SAR”) analog-to-digital-converter (“ADC”), a second SAR ADC, and...
US20120168610 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: a pixel region including a plurality of pixels, each including a photoelectric conversion element, arranged in matrix, and a reset switch for discharging...
US20100127158 OPTOELECTRONIC SENSOR FOR SAFEGUARDING A HAZARDOUS AREA  
An optoelectronic sensor for safeguarding a hazardous area, such as a light grid, has a first and a second sensor part. The two sensor parts are arranged at a spatial distance from one another....
US20140217263 IMAGE SENSOR CONFIGURED TO REDUCE BLOOMING DURING IDLE PERIOD  
Among other things, techniques and systems are provided for identifying when a pixel of an image sensor is in an idle period. A flag is utilized to differentiate when the pixel is in an idle...
US20100301193 3D ACTIVE IMAGING DEVICE  
The invention relates to a device comprising a photosensitive element producing an electric charge as a function of the radiation incident thereon and a charge integrator connected to the...
US20090224140 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device including: pixel section having two-dimensionally arranged pixels, each pixel containing photoelectric conversion device, charge retaining section, amplification...
US20150155315 METHOD FOR DRIVING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS  
In a photoelectric conversion apparatus including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion unit, first and second holding units that hold...
US20130215310 METHOD FOR DRIVING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS  
In a photoelectric conversion apparatus including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion unit, first and second holding units that hold...
US20130153748 SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
A solid-state image sensor includes pixel units each having a group of pixels forming a polygonal outer shape to cover an entire light receiving plane. The polygonal outer shape has at least six...
US20120223214 Light Guided Pixel  
A light guided pixel having a guide layer and a light detector layer. The guide layer has a light guide. The light detector layer has a light detecting element that receives light channeled by the...
US20150122973 SENSING PIXEL AND IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE SAME  
Disclosed are a sensing pixel and an image sensor including the same. The sensing pixel includes a determination region, which includes one or more floating body transistors, and an integration...
US20070262236 Techniques for Modifying Image Field Data Obtained Using Illumination Sources  
Techniques for modifying data of an image that can be implemented in a digital camera, video image capturing device and other optical systems are provided to correct for non-uniform illumination...
US20070246639 WAFER FOR MANUFACTURING IMAGE SENSORS, TEST KEY LAYOUT FOR DEFECTS INSPECTION, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING IMAGE SENSORS AND FOR FORMING TEST KEY  
A wafer for manufacturing image sensors is disclosed. The wafer includes an image sensor and a test key. The image sensor includes a plurality of micro-lenses; the test key includes a plurality of...
US20070007433 Method of image joining for scanner  
An image joining method for a scanner that scans and transfers image data to a terminal is provided. During scanning and data transfer, when the image data stored in a register is full, an image...
US20140263964 CMOS Image Sensor with Column-wise Selective Charge-Domain Binning  
An imaging device and method for operating the imaging device. Some embodiments comprise a pixel array configured as rows and columns of binning pixel units, each binning pixel unit including a...
US20120280112 HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE PIXEL  
A high dynamic range pixel (2) includes a photosensor device (4) for detecting incident light, said photosensor having a photosensor output (14) for a photosensor signal Vp that represents a time...
US20110215258 Method and Arrangement for Collimated Microscopic Imaging  
A method and arrangement for collimated microscopic imaging, including a first illumination of a sample in at least one region for exciting fluorescence, and a spatially resolving detection of the...