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US20070040105 Driver for solid-state image sensing device  
A solid-state image sensing device drive unit of the present invention includes a randomly accessible SRAM for storing waveform information on a drive signal for a solid-state image sensing...
US20140113359 HIGH SENSITIVITY SENSOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING THEREOF  
A sensing device able to do concurrent real time detection of different kinds of chemical, biomolecule agents, or biological cells and their respective concentrations using optical principles. The...
US20120211656 MOBILE DEVICE WITH PROXIMITY SENSOR  
A mobile device including a source for emitting electromagnetic radiation, an enclosure having a side wall, and a detector for detecting electromagnetic radiation emitted by the source is...
US20140042304 IMAGING PIXELS AND RELATED METHODS  
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...
US20150122996 Apparatus with sensor functionality and power management and associated methods  
In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes a sensor integrated circuit (IC) that is adapted for ambient light sensing (ALS) and/or proximity detection. The sensor integrated circuit (IC)...
US20120001059 IMAGING PIXELS AND RELATED METHODS  
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...
US20130277539 Pixel Design With Temporal Analysis Capabilities For Scene Interpretation  
Disclosed is a sensor device with pixels that in addition to sensing an image, performs captured image or scene analysis. The device saves further image processing downstream, is characterized by...
US20090296078 LIGHT INTENSITY DETECTING METHODS AND DEVICES, DISPLAY DEVICES AND STORAGE MEDIA  
A light intensity detecting device is provided to detect a light intensity according to pulse duration of a pulse signal without being affected by noise, including: a time measuring unit for...
US20150129749 Method and Device for Measuring Flicker Value of Liquid Crystal Modules  
A method for measuring flicker value of a liquid crystal module and related device are proposed. The method includes: providing flicker images to a liquid crystal module; applying a measure unit...
US20090289174 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME  
Objects are to accumulate electric charge in a capacitor so that light intensity can be detected even when the amount of incident light is small, and to operate a photoelectric conversion device...
US20150083896 OPTICAL SENSOR ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR LIGHT SENSING  
An optical sensor arrangement (10) comprises a light sensor (11), a current source (41), an analog-to-digital converter (12) and a switch (44) which selectively couples the light sensor (11) or...
US20140061442 SHIFT REGISTER WITH TWO-PHASE NON-OVERLAPPING CLOCKS  
According to one embodiment, a method includes generating a first clock signal and a second clock signal with non-overlapping clock phases. The method may further include latching, by a plurality...
US20140021335 MICROPROCESSOR BASED MULTI-JUNCTION DETECTOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE  
The disclosure relates to a photodetector system including a multi-junction detector having a first junction configured to generate a first current when irradiated with a first optical radiation...
US20140306096 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR OPTICALLY DETERMINING A CHARACTERISTIC OF A SUBSTANCE  
An exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source that optically interacts with a sample having a characteristic of interest, a first integrated computational...
US20090152441 LIGHT SENSOR TEST UNIT, METHOD OF TESTING LIGHT SENSOR USING THE SAME AND DISPLAY APPARATUS  
In a light sensor test unit, a test circuit is built in a display panel and connected to an output node of a light sensor which senses an intensity of an external light. When external light having...
US20140263952 HIGH PERFORMANCE DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEM  
A sensor array including sensor pixels is disclosed. A sensor pixel includes a detector and a readout circuit operatively coupled to the detector. The readout circuit includes at least one readout...
US20100127160 INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPRISING AN ARRAY OF SINGLE PHOTON AVALANCHE DIODES  
Integrated circuit (1) comprising: an array of single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs),a plurality of read-out circuits, each SPADs being coupled to one read-out circuit, wherein at least some of...
US20120120382 MULTI-DIRECTIONAL ACTIVE SENSOR  
A multi-directional sensor system includes a light source configured to generate a beam of electromagnetic radiation; and a transmitter configured to transmit the beam of electromagnetic radiation...
US20150001379 Imaging Device Comprising a Circuit for Analog-Digital Conversion by Means of the Injection of a Quantity of Charges that Varies as a Function of the Number of Previous Injections  
In the field of imaging devices comprising a detector generating electric charges in response to incident photon radiation, and an analog-to-digital conversion circuit forming means for reading...
US20120056078 COORDINATED IN-PIXEL LIGHT DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS  
A method and apparatus of coordinated in-pixel light detection is provided. In one aspect, the method includes implementing an N-number of avalanche photodiodes inside a pixel circuit of a light...
US20100051787 PHOTODETECTOR  
A photodetector includes a photoelectric conversion circuit that generates a first voltage by converting a first current generated in accordance with the illuminance of incident light into...
US20150144797 ACTIVE PULSE SHAPING OF SOLID STATE PHOTOMULTIPLIER SIGNALS  
Photomultipliers are disclosed which comprise circuitry for detecting photo electric events and generating short digital pulses in response. In one embodiment, the photomultipliers comprise solid...
US20140252204 IMAGE SENSOR  
An image sensor is provided. An image sensor can include a plurality of unit pixels. Each of the unit pixels can include a photoelectric converter as a light receiving element. In each unit pixel,...
US20130284904 Methods and Devices for Optically Determining A Characteristic of a Substance  
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and first and second...
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...
US20080111059 DIGITAL DOUBLE SAMPLING METHOD, A RELATED CMOS IMAGE SENSOR, AND A DIGITAL CAMERA COMPRISING THE CMOS IMAGE SENSOR  
A digital double sampling method, a related complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor, and a digital camera comprising the CMOS image sensor are disclosed. The method includes...
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...
US20110168916 FLUORESCENCE DETECTION DEVICE USING INTENSITY-MODULATED LASER LIGHT AND FLUORESCENCE DETECTION METHOD  
Fluorescence detection device employed in a flow site meter emits laser light intensity-modulated by a modulation signal and acquires the fluorescence signal of fluorescence emitted from a...
US20140077084 SENSITIVITY ADJUSTMENT DEVICE  
A sensitivity adjustment device may include: a light receiver configured to receive a reflected light that has been emitted from a light emitting unit and reflected by a reflector, the light...
US20110127415 SYSTEM FOR CONTROLING AND CALIBRATING SINGLE PHOTON DETECTION DEVICES  
A single photon detection system and method are disclosed which have a control block for helping to monitor and optimize performance, especially at high detection rates. The system is based on...
US20120326046 WEARABLE RADIATION DETECTOR  
Provided herein are a wearable radiation detector and a method of controlling thereof, the detector including: the radiation collection unit operable to collect light and output a signal...
US20110063252 Photo Element and Driving Method Thereof and Liquid Crystal Display  
A photo element includes a capacitor, a switch thin film transistor (TFT), a charge thin film transistor, and a photo thin film transistor. A voltage is charged to the capacitor through the charge...
US20150192664 ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERSION CIRCUIT, SENSOR APPARATUS, CELLULAR PHONE, AND DIGITAL CAMERA  
An analog-digital conversion circuit (ADC1) includes: a capacitor (C1); a charge and discharge control section (6) that puts, into the capacitor (C1), an electric charge corresponding to an input...
US20140346325 DIGITAL DETECTOR  
The present disclosure provides a digital detector apparatus for use with a sensor unit is provided wherein the sensor unit includes an emitter device and a receiver device, the receiver device...
US20110248171 APPARATUS WITH OPTICAL FUNCTIONALITY AND ASSOCIATED METHODS  
In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes a sensor integrated circuit (IC). The at least one integrated photodetector that is adapted to sense light, and an integrated analog-to-digital...
US20140125766 ACCUMULATING CHARGE FROM MULTIPLE IMAGING EXPOSURE PERIODS  
Embodiments related to accumulating charge during multiple exposure periods in a time-of-flight depth camera are disclosed. For example, one embodiment provides a method including accumulating a...
US20100187408 MATERIALS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES  
A photodetector is described along with corresponding materials, systems, and methods. The photodetector comprises an integrated circuit and at least two optically sensitive layers. A first...
US20100140457 SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS, SOLID STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEM  
The invention provides a semiconductor apparatus provided with at least one set of buried channel type first conductive type MOS transistor and surface channel type first conductive type MOS...
US20160295150 COUNTING APPARATUS AND IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE SAME  
A counting apparatus that includes a global counting unit suitable for performing a counting operation by controlling a counting bit number based on a count masking signal; a one-shot pulse...
US20160126068 DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM FOR PULSED PLASMA  
A diagnosis system for pulsed plasma includes an optical emission sensor (OES) to receive light generated the pulsed plasma, the pulsed plasma having been generated in accordance with a pulse...
US20150115175 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION  
Methods and apparatus for system identification operate by computing phase and amplitude using linear filters. By digitally processing the linearly filtered signals or data, the phase and...
US20150021464 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS AND IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM  
When a level of a signal output from a pixel is higher than a comparison level, the signal output from the pixel is converted into a digital signal during a first period by using a first reference...
US20140231628 LIGHT-RECEIVING DEVICE, LIGHT RECEIVER USING SAME, AND METHOD OF FABRICATING LIGHT-RECEIVING DEVICE  
An apparatus includes a flip-chip semiconductor substrate, a light detection element configured to be formed over the flip-chip semiconductor substrate and to have a laminate structure including a...
US20140204427 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT, IMAGE READING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A photoelectric conversion element includes: a plurality of AD conversion units that convert respective analog signals representing amounts of charge stored in a plurality of light receiving...
US20130258131 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS AND IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM  
When a level of a signal output from a pixel is higher than a comparison level, the signal output from the pixel is converted into a digital signal during a first period by using a first reference...
US20130187031 SENSOR APPARATUS, PRODUCTION METHOD AND DETECTION APPARATUS  
A sensor apparatus including at least one analog and one digital circuit component and an analog/digital converter for converting analog signals of the analog circuit component into digital...
US20130140437 Method and Apparatus for Examining a Sample  
A method and an apparatus for examining a sample. The apparatus has a light source for generating excitation light in pulses which occur in succession at an excitation pulse frequency, for...
US20130122612 PHOTOLUMINESCENCE-BASED QUALITY CONTROL FOR THIN FILM ABSORBER LAYERS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES  
A time-resolved photoluminescence-based system providing quality control during manufacture of thin film absorber layers for photovoltaic devices. The system includes a laser generating excitation...
US20130062508 Photonic assisted optical under-sampling with non- uniform sample intervals  
An apparatus and method are disclosed to digitize an input electrical signal. A sequence of nonuniformly spaced optical pulses impinges an optical modulator, where the pulses are modulated by the...
US20130015332 PHOTODETECTOR  
Provided is a photodetector in which narrowing of a detecting range of light is suppressed. The photodetector includes a photodetector circuit for outputting a first optical data signal and a...

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