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US20110108704 Image sensors and methods of operating the same  
Image sensors and methods of operating the same. An image sensor includes a pixel array including a plurality of pixels. Each of the plurality of pixels includes a photo sensor, the...
US20100155576 MULTI-COLOR CMOS PIXEL SENSOR WITH SHARED ROW WIRING AND DUAL OUTPUT LINES  
An array of multicolor CMOS pixel sensors has a plurality of photosensors per pixel, each photosensor coupled to a single sense node through a select transistor having a select input, each pixel...
US20080173791 IMAGE SENSOR WITH THREE SETS OF MICROLENSES  
An image sensor includes a substrate having a plurality of photosensitive sites; a plurality of first microlenses spanning the pixels and respectively aligned with the plurality of photosensitive...
US20070158537 Package for Image Sensor and Identification Module  
A package for an image sensor and an identification module is disclosed. The package for image sensor and identification module includes a substrate having an image sensing device, a central...
US20130181114 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
According to one embodiment, an image sensor, which is a solid imaging device, includes a photoelectric conversion element array, a condensing optical element array, filter and reflector units,...
US20130134295 IMAGING SYSTEMS WITH SELECTABLE COLUMN POWER CONTROL  
Electronic devices may include image sensors having image pixel arrays with image pixels arranged in pixel rows and pixel columns. Each pixel column may be coupled to a column line having column...
US20060208163 CMOS image sensor using shared transistors between pixels having mirror symmetry  
A CMOS image sensor that has reduced transistor count is disclosed. The individual pixels are formed by a photodiode and a transfer transistor. An output node receives the signal from the...
US20060027733 Apparatus and method of digital imaging on a semiconductor substrate  
The present invention includes an active pixel sensor that detects optical energy and generates an analog output that is proportional to the optical energy. In embodiments, the active pixel sensor...
US20140191112 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a pixel unit which has a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional matrix shape, wherein each of the pixels that a photoelectrical conversion...
US20140117211 IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
An image sensing apparatus includes a pixel array, a first color filter, a second color filter, and a light shielding portion. The amount of electric charges generated in a first pixel after light...
US20130300921 IMAGE SENSOR MODULE HAVING CURVED INFRARED CUT-OFF FILTER  
An image sensor module includes: an image sensor having an image surface; a plurality of lenses arranged sequentially from an object side to the image surface side, each of the lenses refracting...
US20130043372 Multi-Band Position Sensitive Imaging Arrays  
In a method embodiment, a method includes generating one or more first signals proportional to the position and intensity of photons within a first range of wavelengths and incident on a position...
US20120105670 IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
An image sensing apparatus includes a pixel array, a first color filter, a second color filter, and a light shielding portion. The amount of electric charges generated in a first pixel after light...
US20090194673 Image detection apparatus  
An image detection apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes: a conversion unit that converts an emitted radiation ray to an electric charge; a group of pixel units, each of the pixel units...
US20050178949 Image processing device and image processing method  
In an inspection of a substance in which a first region is made of black resin and a second region is made of a metal, a portion surrounding the first region is registered as a first imaging...
US20150253557 Confocal Microscope with Freely Adjustable Sample Scanning  
A microscope for raster-free, confocal imaging of a sample arranged in a sample space has an illumination arrangement comprising a light source group having light sources which can be switched on...
US20140008522 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
In order to suppress a variation of a signal held by each signal holding unit, a solid-state imaging apparatus of the present invention is characterized in that, when a clamp operation of a pixel...
US20130248690 SENSOR DEVICE WITH DOUBLE TELECENTRIC OPTICAL SYSTEM  
The invention relates to a double telecentric optical system (100) and its use in a sensor device (1000), wherein said optical system (100) comprises a single focusing element, for example a lens...
US20120307120 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array with unit pixels each having a photoelectric conversion device arranged in a matrix. Column signal lines are wired with respect to one column in...
US20120261553 DETECTOR PIXEL SIGNAL READOUT CIRCUIT AND AN IMAGING METHOD THEREOF  
A pixel readout circuit for use with an imaging pixel array, comprising: an input channel for receiving an image signal corresponding to electrical output of a photosensitive element of the pixel;...
US20120076434 FLUOROSCOPY APPARATUS, FLUOROSCOPY SYSTEM, AND FLUORESCENCE-IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD  
Observation is performed with a fluorescence image having high quantitativeness by satisfactorily eliminating dependency on distance. Provided is a fluoroscopy apparatus including an illumination...
US20080191123 Radiation Detector For Detecting Low-Intensity Radiation By Means of Avalanche Amplification  
The invention relates to a radiation detector (1) for detecting low-intensity radiation, especially for detecting individual photons. The radiation detector includes a plurality of rows of image...
US20150156434 Image Sensor with Integrated Power Conservation Control  
An integrated image sensor circuit with multiple power modes is disclosed. The integrated circuit comprises a pixel array, an analog block to process analog signal associated with the pixel array,...
US20150060644 IMAGING ELEMENT AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
An imaging element includes a laminated plurality of photoelectric conversion units, and an input light reflecting unit which reflects light beams input from the plurality of photoelectric...
US20140036114 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device includes: an imaging unit; a row selection circuit; a column circuit unit; and a control unit configured to supply a row address signal which designates a pixel row to...
US20100260409 IMAGING MEASUREMENT SYSTEM WITH PERIODIC PATTERN ILLUMINATION AND TDI  
A patterned TDI sensor comprising an array of pixels having respective sensitivities to light that varies according to a periodic pattern across said array of pixels, for high throughput...
US20140138521 Dual-Side Illumination Image Sensor Chips and Methods for Forming the Same  
A Dual-Side Illumination (DSI) image sensor chip includes a first image sensor chip configured to sense light from a first direction, and a second image sensor chip aligned to, and bonded to, the...
US20140138520 Dual-Side Illumination Image Sensor Chips and Methods for Forming the Same  
A Dual-Side Illumination (DSI) image sensor chip includes a first image sensor chip configured to sense light from a first direction, and a second image sensor chip aligned to, and bonded to, the...
US20140103194 Coded-light detection system including a camera, light sensor and augmented information display  
There is disclosed a sensing device (100) adapted to receive light emitted from a plurality of light sources (A, B), each of the plurality of light sources (A, B) emitting light comprising a light...
US20140061438 IMAGE SENSOR MODULE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SUCH A MODULE  
An image sensor module includes an image sensor bearer and an image sensor, the image sensor bearer being fashioned as an injection-molded circuit bearer, and the image sensor being situated on...
US20130214131 METHOD FOR DRIVING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS  
In a photoelectric conversion apparatus including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion unit, a first holding unit configured to hold...
US20130062536 Illumination Systems and Methods for Photoluminescence Imaging of Photovoltaic Cells and Wafers  
Methods are presented for analysing semiconductor materials (8), and silicon photovoltaic cells and cell precursors in particular, using imaging of photoluminescence (12) generated with high...
US20120147238 IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
An imaging device including: image generation pixels generating signals for image generation; and phase difference detection pixels generating signals for focus alignment determination by phase...
US20130278576 CALIBRATED IMAGE-SENSOR-BASED AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR  
An electronic device may be provided with an image sensor for capturing digital images. The image sensor may be used as part of image-sensor-based ambient light sensing circuitry for producing...
US20120241591 PUMPED PINNED PHOTODIODE PIXEL ARRAY  
The present invention relates to a pumped pixel that includes a first photo-diode accumulating charge in response to impinging photons, a second photo-diode and a floating diffusion positioned on...
US20120147207 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device includes a supporting substrate that includes a concave portion, a solid-state imaging chip that is bonded on the supporting substrate so as to seal the concave...
US20150163439 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
According to one embodiment, in a solid-state imaging device, a control unit has each of a plurality of pixels execute a unit operation a plurality of times during a frame period without...
US20150153556 IMAGING SYSTEM AND TECHNIQUES  
Systems and techniques for an optical scanning microscope and/or other appropriate imaging system includes components for scanning and collecting focused images of a tissue sample and/or other...
US20150021459 DUAL CONVERSION GAIN IMAGE SENSOR CELL  
An image sensor cell formed inside and on top of a substrate of a first conductivity type, including: a read region of the second conductivity type; and, adjacent to the read region, a storage...
US20140339397 IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME  
An imaging device including a plurality of pixels and a control circuit to apply a signal to the pixels, wherein the pixels include a photodiode formed on a substrate and a first terminal and a...
US20140306095 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels, wherein one or more of the plurality of pixels have a pupil dividing portion and a light receiving portion, the light receiving portion...
US20140284453 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device according to the present disclosure includes: a pixel unit in which unit pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each of the unit pixels including: a photodiode which...
US20090272879 High conversion gain image sensor  
An image sensor includes a photosensitive element, a reset circuit, an amplifier transistor, and a current source. The photosensitive element is coupled to generate an image charge in response to...
US20080296475 Vertical image sensors and methods of fabricating the same  
A vertical CMOS image sensor includes a plurality of photodiodes formed vertically in a substrate to a first depth. The vertical CMOS image sensor further includes a plurality of signal processing...
US20130248688 IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS  
An embodiment of an image pickup apparatus according to the present invention includes, on a semiconductor substrate, an imaging area having a plurality of pixel columns and a plurality of column...
US20120248335 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSPECTING SOLAR CELL  
Disclosed herein are a method and an apparatus for inspecting solar cells. According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a method for inspecting solar cells includes: (a)...
US20090090845 Method and apparatus providing shared pixel architecture  
Methods and apparatuses using pixels with shared readout circuits are used to increase pixel fill factor and operation efficiency.
US20050012024 Image sensor module and method for manufacturing the same  
An image sensor module includes an image sensor, and a lens holder and a lens barrel on the image sensor. The image sensor includes plural lower metal sheets, plural upper metal sheets stacked on...
US20150256777 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME  
A solid-state imaging apparatus has: a signal readout circuit including a charge storage region connected to a photoelectric conversion region, and a reset transistor connected at one of source...
US20150206698 Image Capture Device  
An image capture device and an x-ray emitting device are introduced comprising an electron receiving construct and an electron emitting construct separated by a spacer. The electron receiving...