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US20140231650 DIGITALLY SCANNED MULTI-CELL ELECTRO-OPTIC SENSOR  
A digitally scanned multi-cell EO sensor comprises a low-resolution multi-cell imaging detector. An array of optical focusing elements decomposes the sensor's FOV into at least four sub-fields. A...
US20140217265 CMOS SENSOR ARRAY  
A CMOS sensor includes a pixel configured to output a voltage based on incident light received by the pixel. Circuitry is coupled to the pixel and is configured to determine a reset voltage of the...
US20100108861 Multispectral imaging device based on multiple quantum wells  
The invention relates to a multispectral imaging device comprising a multiple-quantum-well structure operating on inter-sub-band transitions by absorbing radiation at a wavelength λ lying within a...
US20100044552 AUTOMATIC SIMULTANEOUS DUAL GAIN READOUT INTEGRATED CIRCUIT USING THRESHOLD VOLTAGE SHIFTS OF MOSFET BULK TO SOURCE POTENTIAL  
The present disclosure is directed to automatic gain switching circuits for implementation with photodetectors that include a switchable storage network including a storage element. The switchable...
US20090072170 Spatial Information Detection System  
A spatial information detection system is provided, which is capable of, even when detecting spatial information from a common target space by use of a plurality of detection devices, achieving...
US20070221825 IMAGING APPARATUS WITH RESOLUTION ADJUSTABILITY  
An imaging apparatus with resolution adjustability is provided. The imaging apparatus comprises an image sensor and a prism assembly. The prism assembly guides the imaging beam to the image...
US20140193045 CONTACT LENSES  
Apparatus, systems and methods for facilitating iris-scanning contact lenses and/or biometric identification employing iris scanning contact lenses are provided. In one implementation, the contact...
US20140077064 OPTIC INSTRUMENT WITH WAVEFRONT ANALYSER  
In the field of optic instruments comprising at least one optical architecture, a photoreception assembly and means for acquisition and analysis of the images arising from the said photoreception...
US20120241592 Sensing pixel structure for generating sensed image with uniform resolution and light sensor  
A sensing pixel structure for generating a sensed image with uniform resolution is applied in a light sensor. The sensing pixel structure includes a plurality of first sensing pixels and a...
US20110266460 Method and a Device for Detecting the Fluorescence of a Biochip  
An imaging method and a device for detecting the fluorescence of a biochip by illuminating chromophores associated with probes (14) of a substrate (12) placed on a sensor (10) having...
US20110260036 Temporally- And Spatially-Resolved Single Photon Counting Using Compressive Sensing For Debug Of Integrated Circuits, Lidar And Other Applications  
A method for photon counting including the steps of collecting light emitted or reflected/scattered from an object; imaging the object onto a spatial light modulator, applying a series of...
US20140367576 PHOTODETECTOR AND COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY APPARATUS  
A photodetector according to an embodiment includes: a photodetector element unit including a first cell array including a plurality of first cells arranged in an array and a second cell array...
US20070262235 Compensating for Non-Uniform Illumination of Object Fields Captured by a Camera  
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...
US20140027606 MODULE FOR PROXIMITY AND GESTURE SENSING  
A module operates in a proximity detection mode and a gesture detection mode. The module includes an illumination source, radiation sensors and a controller. When in proximity detection mode, the...
US20060138309 Optical unit for lateral viewing duodenoscopes  
The invention relates to an optical unit for duodenoscopes, wherein the light reflected along the length of direction Z by an illuminated object is guided in the direction Z through an optical...
US20130200251 IMAGING SENSORS WITH OPTICAL CAVITY PIXELS  
An image sensor may be provided having a pixel array that includes optical cavity image pixels. An optical cavity image pixel may include a photosensitive element in a substrate and a reflective...
US20130100328 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device simultaneously completes pixel reset operation on all of pixels included in a unit cell when performing pixel reset scanning in a curtain shutter synchronous mode. The...
US20140085522 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, CAMERA MODULE, AND IMAGING METHOD  
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array and a row selection circuit. The pixel array outputs a signal for each cell. The cell includes a plurality of...
US20110139963 IMAGE SENSORS, METHODS, AND PIXELS WITH STORAGE AND TRANSFER GATES  
An image sensor includes a pixel array with a plurality of pixels. A pixel includes a photodiode, a first transfer gate, a storage gate, and a second transfer gate. The first transfer gate is...
US20130242056 IMAGING STRUCTURE EMITTER CALIBRATION  
In embodiments of imaging structure emitter calibration, an imaging unit includes an emitter structure that direct emits light, and optics direct the light along a light path in the imaging unit...
US20120018620 BACKSIDE ILLUMINATED IMAGING SENSOR WITH VERTICAL PIXEL SENSOR  
A backside illuminated imaging sensor includes a vertical stacked sensor that reduces cross talk by using different silicon layers to form photodiodes at separate levels within a stack (or...
US20130032697 PIXEL ARCHITECTURE AND METHOD  
In accordance with an embodiment, a pixel includes at least two switches, each switch having a control terminal and first and second current carrying terminals. The control terminals of the first...
US20130299674 Digital Pixel Sensor with Reduced Noise  
An apparatus and method for forming a digital image are disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of pixel sensors and a controller. Each sensor includes a photodiode, a floating diffusion...
US20080245952 Synchronous imaging using segmented illumination  
In an actively illuminated imaging system, illumination of a segmented scene is synchronized with an image sensing period. A scene is segmented into a plurality of scene portions utilizing a...
US20100020078 DEPTH MAPPING USING MULTI-BEAM ILLUMINATION  
A method for mapping an object (28) includes illuminating the object with at least two beams (37, 38) of radiation having different beam characteristics. At least one image of the object is...
US20150172573 RESET NOISE REDUCTION WITH FEEDBACK  
Provided are an imaging device implementing pseudo correlated double sampling (CDS), a pixel of the imaging device and a control method of the image device. The imaging device includes: a pixel...
US20150069219 MONITORING DEVICE, TERMINAL, AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE ENVIRONMENT  
The invention relates to a monitoring device (6) for monitoring the environment, in particular for monitoring the environment for radioactive radiation, comprising at least one receiver for...
US20130140433 Sensor Pixel Array and Separated Array of Storage and Accumulation with Parallel Acquisition and Readout  
A demodulation image sensor, such as used in time of flight (TOF) cameras, performs the acquisition and readout of the pixels in parallel. This is used to avoid motion artifacts due to samplings...
US20110317052 TIME DOMAIN MULTIPLEXING FOR IMAGING USING TIME DELAY AND INTEGRATION SENSORS  
A time delay integration (TDI) sensor (22) comprises a sequence of cells (42, 44, 42, 44) numbered 1 to N. The TDI sensor is configured for transferring a charge from the cell numbered 1 via the...
US20110147567 SiPM Photosensor With Early Signal Digitization  
The present invention is a Silicon PhotoMulitplier comprising a plurality of photon detection cell clusters each comprising a plurality of avalanche photodiodes connected in parallel, so that the...
US20090321614 Imaging module with folded illuminating and imaging paths  
An imaging module for imaging, and a reader for and a method of electro-optically reading, a target, include a support, an imaging assembly including a solid-state imager having an array of image...
US20090276188 QUANTITATIVE DIFFERENTIAL INTERFERENCE CONTRAST (DIC) MICROSCOPY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BASED ON WAVEFRONT SENSORS  
A wavefront microscope or camera utilizes a wavefront sensor to measure the local intensity and phase gradient of the wavefront and output image maps based on the intensity and phase gradient. A...
US20130341490 Pinned Charge Transimpedance Amplifier  
A system that has plural different photodetector circuits, each photodetector circuit including its own transfer gate, and each of the plural different photodetector circuits and transfer gates...
US20150219559 Fluorescent Contact Imaging for In-Process Print Sensing  
System for visualization of conformal contact. The system visualizes conformal contact between a patterned stamp and a transparent impression surface. A patterned stamp is provided that includes a...
US20070160373 Distributed illumination and sensing system  
A method and system of distributed illumination and sensing, the system including devices, each device including an emitter to emit at least one of light and sound, a sensor to receive an indirect...
US20150156431 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
According to one embodiment, there is provided a solid-state imaging apparatus having an imaging region. In the imaging region, a plurality of pixels are two-dimensionally arranged. The plurality...
US20050127272 Focal plane detector  
A focal plane detector for imaging objects within a scene and having integral processing means for detecting edges of objects within the scene. The focal plane detector comprises a plurality of...
US20140206568 CHEMILUMINESCENCE COMPACT IMAGING SCANNER  
Systems, devices, and methods for accurately imaging chemiluminescence and other luminescence are disclosed. A compact, flat-bed scanner having a light-tight enclosure, one or more detector bars...
US20130157282 CHEMILUMINESCENCE COMPACT IMAGING SCANNER  
Systems, devices, and methods for accurately imaging chemiluminescence and other luminescence are disclosed. A compact, flat-bed scanner having a light-tight enclosure, one or more detector bars...
US20080203277 Light Sensitive System and Method for Attenuating the Effect of Ambient Light  
There is provided a light-sensitive system responsive to light supplied by the system and less responsive to other light. The system includes a light source operable to supply time-modulated...
US20110260039 Imaging Array with Modulated Pixels  
An imaging array and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The imaging array includes a plurality of light pixels and a sense amplifier. Each light pixel includes a photodetector that...
US20130026347 OBSERVATION SYSTEM AND OBSERVATION METHOD  
An observation system 100 for observing a to-be-observed specimen 1 on the basis of coming light 2 coming from the to-be-observed specimen 1 includes a conversion unit 104 configured to convert...
US20110174958 PHOTOSENSITIVE SENSOR CELL, DETECTOR UNIT, AND IMAGING MEANS  
A photosensitive sensor cell includes a photosensitive element with a detection surface for receiving light. The element is manufactured from a material of which at least one electrically...
US20130057736 DRIVING METHOD OF SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
The present invention relates to a driving method of a solid-state imaging device including: driving the pixel stacked with the red filter and the pixel stacked with the blue filter which are...
US20150076325 RAMP GENERATOR CIRCUIT AND SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A ramp generator circuit includes: a reference signal generator circuit which generates a ramp waveform having a slope obtained by multiplication using a power of 2 according to a value of a...
US20130009042 IMAGING DEVICE  
The present invention relates to improved imaging devices having high dynamic range and to monitoring and automatic control systems incorporating the improved imaging devices.
US20140239157 BRIGHT SOURCE PROTECTION FOR LOW LIGHT IMAGING SENSORS  
This invention relates to a low light imaging sensors and particularly image intensification and CMOS sensors. To overcome issues of dazzle and halo when operating in areas where the scene...
US20120145882 SENSOR ASSEMBLY, METHOD, AND MEASURING SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING THE DISTRIBUTION OF AT LEAST ONE VARIABLE OF AN OBJECT  
A sensor assembly, a method, and a measuring system for capturing the distribution of at least one variable of an object are disclosed. The sensor assembly has at least one sensor element...
US20140231623 LOW-MISMATCH AND LOW-CONSUMPTION TRANSIMPEDANCE GAIN CIRCUIT FOR TEMPORALLY DIFFERENTIATING PHOTO-SENSING SYSTEMS IN DYNAMIC VISION SENSORS  
The invention relates to a low-mismatch and low-consumption transimpedance gain circuit for temporally differentiating photo-sensing systems in dynamic vision sensors, which uses at least one...
US20140048691 AMBIENT INFRARED DETECTION IN SOLID STATE SENSORS  
A solid state imaging device includes an array of active pixels and an infrared cut filter formed over the sensor. Optionally, a slot in the infrared cut filter allows infrared illumination to...