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US20130099098 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, MEMBERS FOR THE SAME, AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
The present invention provides a solid-state imaging device including a pad capable of reducing inferior connection with an external terminal. The solid-state imaging device includes a first...
US20130187028 IMAGERS HAVING VARIABLE GAIN AND RELATED STRUCTURES AND METHODS  
The present application relates to imagers having variable gain and related structures and methods. The gain of the imager may vary between rows of the imager. Such variability may be achieved by...
US20150001410 SOLAR BLIND ULTRA VIOLET (UV) DETECTOR AND FABRICATION METHODS OF THE SAME  
Described herein is device configured to be a solar-blind UV detector comprising a substrate; a plurality of pixels; a plurality of nanowires in each of the plurality of pixel, wherein the...
US20130328741 INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE  
The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present...
US20130284889 MONOLITHIC MULTISPECTRAL VISIBLE AND INFRARED IMAGER  
The invention relates to a radiation detection device including a silicon substrate and an infrared photodiode made of a material optimized for infrared detection. The substrate comprises a...
US20140326857 CABLE, CABLE CONNECTION STRUCTURE, AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A cable includes: a core wire that is electrically conductive; a first inner insulation layer that covers an outer periphery of the core wire and has an exposing portion that exposes the core wire...
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A proximity sensor and a proximity sensing method using an event-based vision sensor are provided. The proximity sensor may include a point identification (ID) unit which identifies a point at...
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A back-illuminated type solid-state image pickup device (1041) includes read circuits (Tr1, Tr2) formed on one surface of a semiconductor substrate (1042) to read a signal from a photo-electric...
US20120193552 FLUORESCENCE LIFETIME IMAGING  
A method of measuring fluorescence from a location, the method comprising applying to the location a first fluorescence excitation signal having a first duty cycle, accumulating as a first result...
US20130119237 AMBIENT LIGHT ILLUMINATION FOR NON-IMAGING CONTACT SENSORS  
A sensor is provided for capturing images of skin topology having an upper surface providing a platen, and a one or two-dimensional array of light sensing pixel elements for receiving light...
US20140231622 CIRCUIT STRUCTURE FOR PROVIDING CONVERSION GAIN OF A PIXEL ARRAY  
Techniques and mechanisms for a pixel array to provide a level of conversion gain. In an embodiment, the pixel array includes conversion gain control circuitry to be selectively configured at...
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A pinned photodiode structure with peninsula-shaped transfer gate which decrease the occurrence of a potential barrier between the photodiode and the floating drain, prevents loss of full well...
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A system for sub-surface fluorescence imaging is provided, the system comprising: an excitation source for selectably emitting light at at least one of at least two excitation wavelengths or...
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[Problem] To accurately check a usage status of a medical product such as a damage status of the medical product or existence or nonexistence of the medical product. [Solution] A medical product...
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In an optical device such as an optical sensor or a solid-state imaging device having a photodiode for receiving light and producing photocharges and a transfer transistor (or an overflow gate)...
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An integrated-circuit image sensor that includes an array of pixel regions composed of binary pixel circuits. Each binary pixel circuit includes a binary amplifier having an input and an output....
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An anti-eclipse circuit for an imager is formed from pixel circuitry over the same semiconductor substrate as the imaging pixels. More specifically, two adjacent pixel circuits are modified to...
US20130126711 LOW LIGHT VISION AND THERMAL IMAGING DEVICES WITH COOL CHIP COOLING  
Improved low light vision and thermal imaging devices are provided. The devices of the present invention employ thermionic or thermotunneling cooling, with or without Avto Metals™, to ensure...
US20120092532 IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A SWITCHABLE IMPEDANCE TO GROUND  
This is generally directed to a switchable impedance to ground. In particular, a pixel array can be coupled to and surrounded by a ground ring. The ground ring can be coupled to a switchable...
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A vehicle mounted imaging system and method, enabling selective imaging of objects in a low-visibility environment. The system includes a light source providing non-visible light pulses and a...
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A solid-state image sensing device includes a pixel unit, analog-to-digital converter, controller, and adder. In the pixel unit, cells are two-dimensionally arranged on a semiconductor substrate....
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A digitizer system includes a substrate with indicia that uniquely define local areas of the substrate. A multi-mode sensor device, such as a stylus, may sense radiation emitted from the features,...
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A simple yet high performance optical system is described which is tailored to enabling efficient detection of the luminescence emissions of near infrared-to-visible upconverting phosphors. The...
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An electromagnetic shielding coating covers a lens coated with an optical coating. A light shielding coating covers the optical coating. The electromagnetic shielding coating covers the light...
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Disclosed are a transparent optical shutter which may be manufactured at the wafer level, and a method of manufacturing a transparent optical shutter at the wafer level. In the disclosed optical...
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Planar sub-wavelength structures provide superlensing, i.e., electromagnetic focusing beyond the diffraction limit. The planar structures use diffraction to force the input field to converge to a...
US20140103189 Compact In-Pixel High Dynamic Range Imaging  
Embodiments of the invention describe providing a compact solution to provide high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or simply HDR) for an imaging pixel by utilizing a control node for resetting a...
US20150122974 Imaging Array with Improved Dynamic Range Utilizing Parasitic Photodiodes  
A pixel sensor having a main photodiode and a parasitic photodiode and a method for reading out that pixel sensor are disclosed. The parasitic photodiode also serves the function of a floating...
US20060231737 Light emitting diode element  
A light emitting diode element having a light emitting diode sealed by glass, wherein the glass consists essentially of, as represented by mol % based on the following oxides, from 30 to 70% of...
US20140246561 HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE PIXEL HAVING A PLURALITY OF PHOTODIODES WITH A SINGLE IMPLANT  
A high dynamic range image sensor pixel includes a short integration photodiode and a long integration photodiode disposed in semiconductor material. The long integration photodiode has a light...
US20060175533 Transport mechanism for carrying reagent box  
The present invention discloses a transport mechanism comprising an upper supporting board, a lower supporting board and a long board, wherein a X-direction guide groove is provided on said lower...
US20110024611 CALIBRATION METHOD FOR VIDEO AND RADIATION IMAGERS  
The relationship between the high energy radiation imager pixel (HERIP) coordinate and real-world x-coordinate is determined by a least square fit between the HERIP x-coordinate and the measured...
US20140239152 IMAGE SENSOR WITH PIXEL UNITS HAVING MIRRORED TRANSISTOR LAYOUT  
An image sensor includes a first pixel unit horizontally adjacent to a second pixel unit. Each pixel unit includes plurality of photodiodes and a shared floating diffusion region. A first pixel...
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Embodiments of the present invention relate to a delayed emission detection device comprising a time-gated illumination source configured to provide excitation light to fluorophore during an...
US20150177061 Methods and Systems for In Situ Calibration of Imaging in Biological Analysis  
Software, methods, and systems for calibrating photometric devices are provided. These involve using a non-uniform test illumination field to approximate a photon transfer curve by calculating...
US20150060643 Methods and Systems for In Situ Calibration of Imaging in Biological Analysis  
Software, methods, and systems for calibrating photometric devices are provided. These involve using a non-uniform test illumination field to approximate a photon transfer curve by calculating...
US20140008516 OPTICAL TOUCH DEVICE AND FOLDABLE FRAME ASSEMBLY THEREOF  
A foldable frame assembly is adapted for an optical touch device. The foldable frame assembly includes a first frame, a second frame and a third frame. The second frame is pivotally connected to a...
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A temperature sensor includes a band gap reference (BGR) circuit, a voltage generation unit and a digital CDS circuit. The band gap reference (BGR) circuit generates a reference voltage...
US20130048858 Hybrid photodiode/APD focal plane array for solid state low light level imagers  
A hybrid solid state imaging focal plane array (FPA) for night vision systems achieves a high dynamic range from deeply overcast starlight to full daylight by interleaving non-avalanche photodiode...
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An organic pixel eel flat detector has increased sensitivity. This is obtained by a preamplification at the pixel level.
US20120145883 READOUT CIRCUIT HAVING ENHANCED DYNAMIC RANGE  
A method of reading out photocurrent. A readout integrate circuit (ROIC) is provided including an integration capacitor (Cint) having a charging electrode. The ROIC provides linear operation over...
US20090244328 IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF  
An image pickup device is provided, capable of complete correction with data of once analog-to-digital conversion, and prevention of excess use of switches and analog devices and/or erroneous...
US20100019720 BATTERY CHARGING APPARATUS OF A WIRELESS DIGITAL X-RAY DETECTOR  
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a portable wireless digital X-ray detector includes a battery electrically coupled to at least one external...
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An assemblage for sampling an image comprising a photosensitive element operable to convert light into an electrical charge, and a mask having a plurality of mask cells, each mask cell having an...
US20140061472 MULTI-BAND READOUT INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND RELATED METHODS  
Readout integrated circuits (ROICs) for multi-band imagers, and related methods, are described. The ROICs may include multiple channels associated with the detectors of a photodetector array, with...
US20150171124 ARCHITECTURE FOR PROVIDING PITCH VARIATION ACROSS A WAVEGUIDE BUNDLE FOR A PHOTODETECTOR ARRAY  
An image sensor device including a waveguide bundle coupled to a photodetector array. In an embodiment, the waveguide includes a first interface to receive light and a second interface to output...
US20060186314 Partially transparent mirror having selectively activated light portion  
A lighted mirror has a glass surface that is provided with a reflective layer beneath the glass, such as a reflective adhesive label, wherein the reflective layer does not cover the entire glass...
US20130140432 BACKSIDE-ILLUMINATED (BSI) PIXEL INCLUDING LIGHT GUIDE  
Implementations of a pixel including a substrate having a front side, a back side, and a photosensitive region formed on or near the front side, a dielectric layer formed on the front side, and a...
US20140124652 PIXEL CIRCUIT WITH CONTROLLED CAPACITOR DISCHARGE TIME OF FLIGHT MEASUREMENT  
A pixel circuit includes a single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) and a measurement circuit including a capacitance. The SPAD detects an incident photon and the measurement circuit discharges the...
US20130341492 PROTECTIVE DEVICE FOR AN IMAGER  
A protective device for an imager which is contained within a housing and in which the imager is aligned with an opening in the housing. The protective device includes a cover which overlies the...