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US20120267549 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FLUORESCENCE SENSING EMPLOYING FRESNEL ZONE PLATES  
Methods and apparatus for high-throughput fluorescence detection using integrated microfabricated optical element arrays are described. In one example, the optical element arrays may comprise one...
US20110032443 SENSING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME  
A sensing circuit includes a sensor array, a first controller and a second controller. The sensor array is charged by a sensing signal corresponding to an external light in response to a driving...
US20150171236 FISH EYE LENS ANALYZER  
An imaging device is disclosed. The imaging device has a housing, a detector positioned within the housing and has a field of view encompassing one or more target area within the housing to be...
US20140332669 ARRANGEMENT OF CIRCUITS IN PIXELS, EACH CIRCUIT SHARED BY A PLURALITY OF PIXELS, IN IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS  
In an image sensing apparatus having a plurality of unit cells, each including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a common circuit shared by the plurality of photoelectric...
US20140077067 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
Unit pixel cells each includes: a photoelectric conversion film; a transparent electrode; a pixel electrode; an amplification transistor; a reset transistor; and an element isolation STI and a...
US20140022428 SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
An MOS type solid state imaging device in which unit pixels 10 each having a photodiode 11, a transfer transistor 12 for transferring the signal of the photodiode 11 to a floating node N11, an...
US20120119063 Solid-state imaging device and method of adjusting reference voltage  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array unit that includes a plurality of pixels arranged two dimensionally and a plurality of read-out signal lines used for reading out pixel signals...
US20150228686 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS AND PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION SYSTEM  
A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a first unit pixel including a first transfer transistor configured to transfer electric charges from a photoelectric conversion unit to an impurity...
US20060169870 Image sensor with embedded optical element  
A pixel includes a surface configured to receive incident light and a floor formed by a semiconductor substrate. A photodetector is disposed in the floor. A dielectric structure is disposed...
US20060145056 Image sensor having diffractive lens and method for fabricating the same  
An image sensor including a diffractive lens simplifies a fabrication process and minimizes loss. The image sensor includes a diffractive lens as an inner lens between a color filter portion and a...
US20140001338 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND DRIVE CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME  
A CMOS sensor has unit pixels each structured by a light receiving element and three transistors, to prevent against the phenomenon of saturation shading and the reduction of dynamic range. The...
US20110226935 INFORMATION-ACQUISITION DEVICE AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM  
At least one cell implementing a sensor array embraces a photoelectric-conversion accumulation element configured to generate and accumulate signal charges, a potential detection circuit...
US20110284723 Semiconductor nano-wire antenna solar cells and detectors  
Patterning planar photo-absorbing materials into arrays of nanowires is demonstrated as a method for increasing the total photon absorption in a given thickness of absorbing material. Such a...
US20100163712 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
In each photosensitive cell, a photodiode 101, a transfer gate 102, a floating diffusion layer section 103, an amplifier transistor 104, and a reset transistor 105 are formed in one active region...
US20080239105 SAMPLE AND HOLD CIRCUITS FOR CMOS IMAGERS  
A CMOS image sensor includes a photodiode for receiving incident light that is converted to a charge signal; a transfer mechanism for transferring the charge to a sensing node that converts the...
US20080173792 Image sensor module and the method of the same  
The present invention provides an image sensor module structure comprising a substrate with a die receiving cavity formed within an upper surface of the substrate and conductive traces within the...
US20140284455 SOLID-STATE IMAGING ELEMENT, IMAGING DEVICE, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD  
This solid-state image sensor includes a photosensitive cell array including first through fourth photosensitive cells 2a to 2d, a dispersing element array including first and second dispersing...
US20140166857 ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERTER, SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
An analog-digital converter includes: a first comparator configured to make a comparison between a pixel voltage and a first reference voltage, the pixel voltage being a signal voltage outputted...
US20130240708 SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE  
A solid-state image pickup device including a pixel array having a plurality of pixels, each of which includes a photoelectric converting unit and a multilayer interference filter. The multilayer...
US20130027564 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RAPID VERIFICATION OF IMAGING SYSTEMS  
Imaging systems may be provided with image sensors having verification circuitry. Verification circuitry may be configured to verify proper operation of the image sensor during operation....
US20110101205 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLOR BINNING  
In various exemplary embodiments, optically sensitive devices comprise a plurality of pixel regions. Each pixel region includes an optically sensitive layer over a substrate and has subpixel...
US20090261235 CMOS Image Sensor With High Sensitivity Wide Dynamic Range Pixel For High Resolution Applications  
A CMOS image sensor in which each pixel includes a conventional pinned diode (photodiode), a Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) detection (e.g., a simplified time-to-saturation (TTS)) circuit, a correlated...
US20090134313 4T CMOS IMAGE SENSOR WITH FLOATING DIFFUSION GATE CAPACITOR  
Pixel cells are provided which employ a gate capacitor associated with the floating diffusion node to selectively increase the storage capacity of the floating diffusion node. The gate capacitor...
US20060261247 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMAGE IDENTIFICATION EMPLOYED THEREBY  
A method for image identification is to be implemented using a target and an image sensor. The target is provided with base marks that are non-collinear and that are assigned with distinct...
US20060186315 Active pixel image sensors  
In one aspect, an imaging device is provided which includes first and second semiconductor chips and a digital interface. The first semiconductor chip includes an active pixel sensor, a digital...
US20140263951 IMAGE SENSOR WITH FLEXIBLE PIXEL SUMMING  
An image sensor can include pixels that are grouped into subsets of pixels, with each subset including three or more pixels. A method for asymmetrical high dynamic range imaging can include...
US20140008521 IMAGE SENSOR  
An image sensor includes a plurality of self-resetting pixels including: a mechanism converting detected electromagnetic energy into a proportional electric current; an integrating capacitor...
US20120241594 IMAGE SENSOR WITH DOUBLE INTEGRATION TIME AND CONDITIONAL SELECTION  
An image sensor for gathering images at one and the same time at low illumination level and at high illumination level is described. The sensor operates with a double integration time at each...
US20120081589 IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
An imaging device includes: a pixel array section functioning as a light receiving section which includes photoelectric conversion devices and in which a plurality of pixels, which output electric...
US20110180689 COMPACT IMAGE SENSOR ARRANGEMENT  
An image sensor having a number of pixel zones delimited by isolation trenches, each pixel zone including a photodiode; a transfer gate associated with each of the pixel zones and arranged to...
US20140313315 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING LIGHT  
A temporal focusing system is disclosed. The temporal focusing system is configured for receiving a light beam pulse and for controlling a temporal profile of the pulse to form an intensity peak...
US20130334400 METHOD OF MAKING LENS MODULES AND THE LENS MODULE  
A method of making lens modules includes the following steps: Put a plurality of lens members between a first die and a second die, wherein the first die touches the substrate of each lens module,...
US20130162859 IMAGING APPARATUS, RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DRIVING IMAGING APPARATUS  
A source follower connection line connects a gate of a source follower thin film transistor in a first pixel with a gate of a source follower thin film transistor in a second pixel, between...
US20130112850 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A DESELECT MAPPING FOR A FOCAL PLANE ARRAY  
A method for generating a deselect mapping for a focal plane array according to one embodiment includes gathering a data set for a focal plane array when exposed to light or radiation from a first...
US20120326009 PLASMONIC LIGHT SENSORS  
An electronic device may be provided a plasmonic light sensor. Plasmonic light sensors may include arrays of plasmonic image pixels that detect evanescent electron density waves, or plasmons,...
US20110091923 Compact Optical Reader System  
A method and optical reader system for label-independent detection as defined herein. The reader system includes: a launch beam; a first lens; a receptacle for receiving at least one optical...
US20100264296 Mixed analog and digital pixel for high dynamic range readout  
An improved CMOS pixel with a combination of analog and digital readouts to provide a large pixel dynamic range without compromising low-light performance using a comparator to test the value of...
US20090256060 PIXEL ARRAY WITH GLOBAL SHUTTER  
A pixel comprises a photo-sensitive element for generating charges in response to incident radiation and a sense node. A transfer gate is positioned between the photo-sensitive element and the...
US20090212197 Large -area pixel for use in an image sensor  
A pixel for detecting incident radiation (In) over a large area with high sensitivity and low power consumption. The pixel comprises a semiconductor substrate (1), covered by a thin insulating...
US20130153750 IMAGING DEVICE  
A horizontal driving control unit of an imaging device supplies dummy pulse signals to a horizontal driving unit at least at a part of period during a period from a start time point of each...
US20120281124 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND CAMERA  
A solid-state imaging device according to the present invention includes: first vertical transfer units; transfer control units disposed in correspondence with the first vertical transfer units on...
US20120142086 IMAGING SYSTEM COMPRISING MICROLENSES AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE FOR DETECTING A SAMPLE  
The invention relates to an imaging system and an associated device for detecting a sample (4). The imaging system comprises a matrix (24) of photosensors (26), a first lamina (28) disposed...
US20120069342 MEMS Microdisplay Optical Imaging and Sensor Systems for Underwater Scattering Environments  
An imaging or sensor system comprises a transmitter assembly, a receiver assembly and a control unit. The transmitter assembly defines an outgoing optical beam transmission path with respect to a...
US20140367555 IMAGE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND IMAGE MEASUREMENT METHOD  
An image measurement apparatus includes: a lighting unit that emits a first narrowband light with a bandwidth (i) narrower than a bandwidth of a visible light and (ii) including a dominant...
US20140319324 Image Sensor  
An apparatus includes a three dimensional array of light receptors disposed within a substrate having a light receiving surface, where light receptors disposed closer to the light receiving...
US20140070074 SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND IMAGE SENSOR  
According to one embodiment, a semiconductor integrated circuit includes: a CDS (Correlated Double Sampling) circuit; and an adjustment voltage generator. The CDS circuit has a first capacitor and...
US20130105666 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
The solid-state imaging device includes light collecting elements each of which includes a first light-transmissive film group and a second light transmissive film group adjacent to each other....
US20130092821 WIDE-FIELD LENSLESS FLUORESCENT IMAGING ON A CHIP  
An imaging device uses a fiber optic faceplate (FOF) with a compressive sampling algorithm for the fluorescent imaging of a sample over an large field-of-view without the need for any lenses or...
US20120241590 Method for Assembly of Spectroscopic Filter Arrays Using Biomolecules  
Spectroscopic filter arrays and methods for making spectroscopic filter arrays are provided. The arrays are formed using a dispersion of filter particles having selected moieties attached to the...
US20110155889 CONTACT IMAGE SENSING MODULE  
A contact image sensor module includes an image sensor, a lens unit arranged over the image sensor, a glass plate arranged over the lens unit, and a light source. The lens unit includes a...