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US20140077057 3D-STACKED BACKSIDE ILLUMINATED IMAGE SENSOR AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME  
A stacked image sensor and method for making the same are provided. The stacked image sensor includes an upper chip with a pixel array thereon. The second chip includes a plurality of column...
US20150222833 IMAGE-CAPTURING DEVICE AND IMAGE SENSOR  
An image-capturing device includes an image sensor. The image sensor includes an upper layer pixel group and a lower layer pixel group that receives the light fluxes from the subject that have...
US20130299676 A/D CONVERSION CIRCUIT AND SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
An A/D conversion circuit and a solid-state imaging device are able to reduce current consumption, and two input terminals of a NAND element included in a latch circuit receive a corresponding one...
US20100219789 Method and apparatus for energy harvesting using CMOS sensor  
An apparatus using reconfigurable integrated sensor elements with an efficient energy harvesting capability is described. Each sensor element has sensing and energy harvesting mode. In the sensing...
US20110267522 Solid-state imaging device, drive method thereof and camera system  
A solid-state imaging device includes: pixel signal reading lines; a pixel unit in which pixels including photoelectric conversion elements are arranged; and a pixel signal reading unit performing...
US20130075585 SOLID IMAGING DEVICE  
According to one embodiment, a solid imaging device includes an imaging substrate, an imaging lens, a microlens array substrate and a polarizing plate array substrate. The imaging substrate has a...
US20110019047 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel unit in which plural pixels that perform photoelectric conversion are arrayed in a matrix shape; and a pixel-signal readout unit that performs...
US20120049042 Pixel Array, Read Out Circuit Therefor, Read Out Architecture Associated Therewith, Image Sensor And System Including The Same  
In one embodiment of a pixel array, the pixel array includes a plurality of pixels arranged in columns, and a plurality of read out lines are associated with the plurality of pixels such that each...
US20090134437 IMAGE SENSOR AND CMOS IMAGE SENSOR  
In an image sensor, a first electrode, a second electrode, a third electrode and a fourth electrode are formed between a photoelectric conversion portion and a voltage conversion portion and are...
US20090230311 IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND RADIATIOIN IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS  
To improve a sensor resetting method and thereby implement a high rate at which a moving image is read, the invention provides an image pickup apparatus and a radiation image pickup apparatus...
US20140054444 SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
According to one embodiment, a solid state imaging device includes a first SiGe layer provided at an uppermost layer of a photoelectric conversion layer from the viewpoint of an incident light...
US20140319325 LAMP SIGNAL GENERATION CIRCUIT AND CMOS IMAGE SENSOR  
A ramp signal generation circuit 21 comprises a plurality of unit circuits 221 to 22N, each including a capacitor 26 having one end 26a held at a fixed potential and a current source 27 connected...
US20110192957 System and Method for Extending Dynamic Range for a Detector  
A system and method for measuring signals having a wide range of intensity components using detectors adapted for use in biological analysis devices. In certain biological analysis applications,...
US20100252723 DIGITAL SILICON PHOTOMULTIPLIER FOR TOF-PET  
A radiation detector includes an array of detector pixels each including an array of detector cells. Each detector cell includes a photodiode biased in a breakdown region and digital circuitry...
US20140333814 SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR AND CAMERA  
A solid-state image sensor includes a plurality of first pixels and a plurality of second pixels. Each of the plurality of first pixels includes a first filter having a visible light transmittance...
US20140332664 IMAGE SENSOR  
An image sensor including a plurality of sensing pixels, a plurality of micro-lenses disposed on the sensing pixels and a plurality of first light distributing elements disposed between the...
US20130175431 DETECTOR HAVING LARGE AREA AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
A detector includes a substrate; two first regions, each first region having a linear shape, and the two first regions being separated from each other on the substrate and arranged in parallel;...
US20140203170 IMAGING SYSTEM  
An imaging system includes: an illumination unit configured to emit illumination light for illuminating a subject; a light receiving unit in which pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each pixel...
US20140191113 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLOR IMAGING WITH INTEGRATED PLASMONIC COLOR FILTERS  
A device for color imaging including an optical sensor having light sensitive pixels with a metal film disposed over the light sensitive pixels. The metal film has a group of nano-holes arranged...
US20150014515 MOBILE DEVICE AND OPTICAL IMAGING LENS THEREOF  
Present embodiments provide for a mobile device and an optical imaging lens thereof. The optical imaging lens comprises five lens elements positioned sequentially from an object side to an image...
US20120006973 IMAGE SENSOR WITH SAMPLE AND HOLD CIRCUITRY FOR ADDRESSING TIME VARIANT NOISE  
An image sensor includes an array of pixels. Each pixel has at least one photo-sensitive element. Readout circuitry receives an analog signal from each pixel at a first time and at a second time,...
US20090057536 IMAGE SENSOR AND ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION IMAGING DEVICE  
To provide a small-size image sensor and electromagnetic radiation imaging device which can obtain a good image without relying on the condition of an object, the image sensor including a...
US20150187829 OPTOELECTRONIC PHOTODETECTOR (VARIANTS)  
A optoelectronic photo sensor to obtain single mosaic digital photographic images. Photo sensor is designed as a plurality of identical lenses having rows of staggered identical matrices arranged...
US20080151084 Sensor surface with 3D curvature formed by electronics on a continuous 2D flexible substrate  
A method of making a curved sensor is described. The method involves projecting portions of a curved three dimensional structure such as a hemisphere onto a two dimensional substrate in an outline...
US20060092316 Boost signal interface method and apparatus  
An apparatus and method for providing a boost signal to a pixel array that includes a plurality of rows are described. The apparatus includes a first input that receives a boost signal. The...
US20060249652 Methods and systems for pixilation processing of precision, high-speed scanning  
Methods systems and computer readable media for converting a data stream from a precision, high speed scan process into pixel data and accurately locating the pixel data relative to the substrate...
US20060238630 Identification of a photoelectric sensor array  
A photoelectric sensor array is labelled by accumulating charge, preferably charge from a dark current, in at least a portion of the sensor array and reading out the accumulated charge to form an...
US20120062762 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND PHOTOSENSOR CELL 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...
US20080265138 IMAGE PICK-UP ELEMENT AND PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT ARRAY  
An image pick-up element comprises: an optical element substrate part in which the image pick-up element generates a signal charge by photo-electrically converting an incident light applied from...
US20130256511 IMAGE SENSOR  
An image sensor includes, inter alia: a first and second capacitors arranged serially between an input terminal and a first node, a first comparing unit connecting to a first reference signal and...
US20110233381 Photoelectric conversion device  
An electric conversion device may include A/D converters each of which includes a pulse delay circuit and an encoder, the pulse delay circuit including delay units each of which delaying a pulse...
US20050045804 Pixel of CMOS image sensor using phototransistor  
Provided is a pixel of a CMOS image sensor using a phototransistor. The pixel includes the phototransistor, a selection transistor, and a reset transistor. The phototransistor senses externally...
US20150028188 NON-RETRO-REFLECTIVE IMAGING USING TILTED IMAGE PLANES  
A non-retro-reflective imaging system and methods in which tilted image plane imaging is combined with selective Fourier filtering to substantially eliminate retro-reflection from the system. In...
US20140084136 OPTICAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF  
The present invention is related to an optical recognition system and a method thereof, and more particularly to an optical recognition system and a method that adopts a single-slope...
US20130075589 RAMP WAVE GENERATION CIRCUIT AND SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
Provided are a ramp wave generation circuit and a solid-state imaging device in which a pulse output unit includes a delay part including a plurality of delay units that delay and output an input...
US20120292487 POSITIVE RESIST COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING MICROLENS  
There is provided a resist composition suitable for forming a microlens which is excellent in transparency, heat resistance, and sensitivity characteristics, excellent in solubility in a...
US20150122971 3D STACKED IMAGE SENSOR  
An active pixel sensor comprises a sensor die and a circuit die. The sensor die comprises a plurality of pixels. Each pixel includes a light sensitive element and a transfer gate, a floating...
US20090166514 Image Sensor  
The uppermost metallic wiring layer in light-blocking layers constituted by multilevel metallic wiring that prevents light from impinging on areas other than the light-receiving area of a...
US20100267167 DEVICE FOR DETECTION OF MOLECULES IN BIOLOGICAL FLUIDS  
Disclosed is a test device and a method for qualitatively and/or quantitatively measuring the concentration of an analyte in a biological fluid sample. The test device includes a housing defining...
US20150102207 DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY DEVICE  
A display device includes a pixel which includes a first photosensor portion having a first photodiode for detecting visible light, which is provided together with a display element portion; and a...
US20130240714 OPTICAL SENSOR, LENS MODULE, AND CAMERA MODULE  
An optical sensor is described herein. By way of example, the optical sensor comprises a first light filter on a first light-receiving surface of an image sensor, and a second light filter on a...
US20130075592 Method of Refresh Operation for Flat Panel Radiation Imager  
To provide a method of refresh operation for a flat panel radiation imager that makes it possible to carry out a refresh operation in such a way that electric charge that is accumulated in pixels...
US20050103975 Imager  
In a CMOS imager, each cell (1) comprises a photodiode (6) which is charged via a reset transistor (T1) before each integration period. During the integration period, the reset transistor is...
US20080149812 HDR CAMERA WITH MULTIPLE SENSORS  
An electronic camera comprises two or more image sensor arrays. At least one of the image sensor arrays has a high dynamic range. The camera also comprises a shutter for selectively allowing light...
US20120287297 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a photoelectric conversion device; a wire grid polarizer provided on the photoelectric conversion device; and a conductive film electrically connecting...
US20140346320 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERTER AND CMOS IMAGE SENSOR WITH THE SAME  
A integrated circuit includes an analog power domain circuit having more than one stages, a digital power domain circuit having at least one stage receiving the output signal of the analog power...
US20140263953 IMAGE SENSOR, OPERATION METHOD THEREOF, AND SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME  
A motion sensing method is implemented by an image sensor, the image sensor including a first pixel and a second pixel. The method includes outputting a first pixel signal of the first pixel...
US20110204208 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IMAGING DEVICE, AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
An organic photoelectric conversion device having: a first electrode; a second electrode opposing to the first electrode; and an organic material-containing photoelectric conversion layer provided...
US20120281099 DOUBLE PASS BACK SIDE IMAGE SENSOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Double pass back side image (BSI) sensor systems and methods are disclosed. The BSI sensor may include a substrate, pixel reflectors formed on the substrate, and pixel photodiodes fabricated in...
US20090242737 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device includes a light receiving section (LRS) comprising pixels. The LRS is divided into division regions; a charge transferring section (CTS) transferring charges...