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US20150215550 Monitoring Unit for a Motor Vehicle, Having Partial Color Encoding  
A monitoring unit for monitoring an environment outside of a motor vehicle includes a camera with an imaging sensor that has both color pixels and monochrome pixels. Pixel groups each include one...
US20120314111 IMAGING DEVICE AND SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A row scanning unit activates a synchronous curtain shutter mode in which pixel reset scan is performed and exposure of the imaging area is started by the pixel reset scan and is ended by light...
US20090278968 SOLID STATE IMAGING APPARATUS, SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE DRIVING METHOD AND CAMERA  
A solid state imaging apparatus includes a solid state imaging device and a control circuit for performing control such that a first clock signal applied to transfer signal charges for a time...
US20120013780 OPTICAL BLACK PIXEL CELL READOUT SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
This is generally directed to systems and methods for reading optical black pixel cells. For example, in some embodiments, the columns of a pixel array can be shunted together during an optical...
US20140078366 IMAGING SYSTEMS WITH IMAGE PIXELS HAVING VARYING LIGHT COLLECTING AREAS  
An image sensor may have an array of image sensor pixels having varying light collecting areas. The light collecting area of each image pixel may vary with respect to other image pixels due to...
US20150015754 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, SOLID-STATE IMAGING METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array and a pixel value correcting unit. The pixel array includes a plurality of pixels, the plurality of pixels each having one of a different...
US20140104464 Imaging Using Offsetting Accumulations  
An imaging system includes a sensor array of sensor elements and plural accumulator sets of accumulators. Switches alternatively route detections from a respective sensor element to different...
US20140022429 ANTI-ECLIPSE CIRCUITRY WITH TRACKING OF FLOATING DIFFUSION RESET LEVEL  
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...
US20150042858 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
According to one embodiment, there is provided a solid-state imaging device including a pixel array. In the pixel array, a plurality of pixels are arrayed. The plurality of pixels include an...
US20150181142 IMAGE SENSOR WITH MULTI-SHARED PIXEL ARCHITECTURE AND DUAL READOUT PATH  
An image sensor includes an M-shared pixel architecture, an N-shared pixel architecture and a switch unit, wherein M is an integer not smaller than two and N is an integer not smaller than two....
US20070139543 Auto-adaptive frame rate for improved light sensitivity in a video system  
A system, method and computer readable medium are described that improve the performance of video systems. Light is shown-upon an image pickup device such as a CCD. Frames are generated in...
US20150116563 Adaptive Sensing of a Programmable Modulator System  
A technique to collect measurements that are adapted to a signal/scene of interest is presented. The measurements are correlations with patterns that serve as modulating waveforms. The patterns...
US20120188421 IMAGING SYSTEMS WITH ARRAYS OF ALIGNED LENSES  
An imaging system may include an array of lenses, each of which is aligned over a respective one of a plurality of imaging pixels. The array of lenses may be formed in two layers. The first layer...
US20110007199 VISION SENSOR FOR MEASURING CONTRASTS AND METHOD FOR MAKING SUCH MEASURE  
A digital vision sensor includes a pixel array (10) for receiving a light beam representing a visual scene. The sensor includes: a reference voltage Vref generator; in each pixel, an element for...
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...
US20120194720 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BINNING PIXELS  
An imager may be configured to perform pixel binning on captured images. Pixel binning may be performed by forming groups of pixels and combining sampled values from the pixels in each group. The...
US20130070138 Number Of Pixels In Detector Arrays Using Compressive Sensing  
A method and apparatus using the techniques of compressive sensing, which has so far been applied mostly to improving a single-pixel detector into an effectively N-pixel detector, for improving a...
US20150206913 IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
An imaging device includes a light-sensing pixel region; a first pixel region; a second pixel region; a first wiring layer disposed above the light-sensing pixel region; and a second wiring layer...
US20090141154 SOLID-STATE PICKUP APPARATUS, ITS DRIVING METHOD AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
There is used an XY address type solid-state image pickup element (for example, a MOS type image sensor) in which two rows and two columns are made a unit, and color filters having a color coding...
US20140063306 Subpixel Resolution by Interpolation of Crosstalk from Adjacent Pixels  
A pixel interconnect circuit that can be added to a focal plane array, which enables subpixel location capability (subpixel sensing) for an imaged point source and facilitates very high frame rate...
US20100110250 POWER SAVINGS WITH MULTIPLE READOUT CIRCUITS  
An imager with a switch circuit located between, and connected to, the pixel array and associated readout chains. In one embodiment the switch is located within the column sample and hold...
US20140071320 IMAGING DEVICE, RANGING DEVICE AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
An imaging device includes a first imaging area having a plurality of first pixels and a plurality of second pixels arranged therein and a second imaging area having a plurality of first pixels...
US20140125854 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.
US20140375857 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device includes: an R pixel provided with an R filter for transmitting red-color light; a B pixel provided with a B filter for transmitting blue-color light; an S1 pixel...
US20100201850 NOISE REDUCTION METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMAGING DEVICES  
Embodiments describe noise reduction methods and systems for imaging devices having a pixel array having a plurality of pixels, each pixel representing one of a plurality of captured colors and...
US20130215306 METHOD FOR DRIVING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE  
After accumulating electric charges in pixels in first, second, and third rows, signals are output from the pixels in the first and second rows in a first frame, and thereafter, after accumulating...
US20130088621 IMAGING DEVICE INCLUDING PHASE DETECTION PIXELS ARRANGED TO PERFORM CAPTURING AND TO DETECT PHASE DIFFERENCE  
An imaging device including phase difference detection pixels and, more particularly, an imaging device that comprises a plurality of pixels that are two-dimensionally arranged to capture an image...
US20090295963 METHOD AND APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR COLLECTING DIGITAL IMAGE DATA FROM MICROSCOPE MEDIA-BASED SPECIMENS  
A digital image collection system and method includes an area scan camera that scans a region to obtain digital image data therefrom, the area scan camera having an optical scan axis. A specimen...
US20090213256 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA  
Disclosed is a solid-state imaging device which includes a group of elements, the group including at least color photoelectric conversion elements configured to convert light signals in first,...
US20150009379 IMAGERS WITH IMPROVED ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CIRCUITRY  
An imager may include an array of pixels. The pixel array may be arranged in rows and columns. Each pixel of the pixel array may include a photodiode that is coupled to a floating diffusion region...
US20080111903 Imaging apparatus with function of shading compensation  
A photographing unit photographs an object “n” times respectively with exposure times T1(1) to T1(n) to generate “n” sheets of images of the same object per an exposure time T1, where “n” is a...
US20130314574 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME  
A solid-state imaging device includes: pixels arrayed two-dimensionally; pixel common circuits arrayed in a matrix, each shared by adjacent pixels of a certain number among the pixels; column...
US20120062775 Power gate circuit, solid-state imaging device, and camera system  
A power gate circuit includes: a power gate switch connected at least between a reference potential terminal of a circuit to be power-gated and a reference potential or between a power supply...
US20080079832 HIGH-SPEED CMOS IMAGE SENSOR  
A CMOS image sensor having two ASPs can reduce increasing design difficulty as arising from a pixel array becoming larger and larger. The image sensor includes a selection circuit for transmitting...
US20140218577 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA MODULE  
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array and AD converting unit. In the AD converting unit, a plurality of AD converts are arranged in a horizontal...
US20110002017 PHOTOSENSITIVE CHIP WITH SHIFTED ROWS OF PHOTOSENSORS AND METHODS THEREOF  
A photosensitive chip, including: a plurality of sets of photosensors arranged along an X direction, the photosensors within each set of photosensors aligned in a Y direction, perpendicular to the...
US20120200754 Image Noise Reducing Systems And Methods Thereof  
At least one example embodiment provides for a noise reducing system for an image sensor having a pixel array, the noise reducing system includes a pattern matcher configured to receive a first...
US20110310280 Image pickup apparatus  
An image pickup element has a plurality of pixels which are arranged two-dimensionally. The plurality of pixels form at least two pixel sets having a first pixel set and a second pixel set. An...
US20100149393 INCREASING THE RESOLUTION OF COLOR SUB-PIXEL ARRAYS  
Increasing the resolution of digital imagers is disclosed by sampling an image using diagonally oriented color sub-pixel arrays, and creating missing pixels from the sampled image data. A first...
US20080049131 CMOS imaging facility and a modular array for use in such a facility  
A CMOS imaging facility is implemented on a substrate through a set of pixel circuits that are array-wise organized in lines and columns and each comprise a radiation-to-charge accumulator (20), a...
US20090256939 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
Solid-state imaging apparatus comprises: a plurality of A/D converters converting the analog electric signal from the pixel into a digital signal to output the digital signal from an output...
US20120236190 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA MODULE  
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array and an infrared light eliminating portion. The pixel array has a plurality of pixel cells arranged as being...
US20070247537 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device that suppresses crosstalk of light in a semiconductor substrate that caused by diffraction of light is disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention,...
US20120218451 IMAGING PIXELS WITH DUMMY TRANSISTORS THAT REDUCE RESET CHARGE INJECTION  
An imaging system may include imaging pixels. Each imaging pixel may include a reset transistor and a dummy transistor coupled to a floating diffusion storage node. When reset signals control are...
US20080309808 METHOD OF DRIVING CCD SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS  
A method of driving a CCD solid-state image pickup device, which performs multiplication driving on the signal charges, the method including: reading out signal charges from a plurality of...
US20130044248 Integrated Circuit and Sensor for Imaging  
New sensors and different embodiments of multi-channel integrated circuit are provided. The new high energy and spatial resolution sensors use both solid state and scintillator detectors. Each...
US20150138413 AD CONVERSION CIRCUIT AND SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
According to one embodiment, in an AD conversion circuit of a single slope type, a counter is configured to count number of clocks, in a state where a potential level of a first slope voltage and...
US20090086073 IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DRIVING SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device 5 includes photoelectric conversion elements 51R, 51G, and 51B and photoelectric conversion elements 51r, 51g, and 51b there are controlled to have an exposure time...
US20060109358 System on a chip camera system employing complementary color filter  
A system on a chip (SoC) camera system includes a pixel array which has a color filter and converts an optically photographed image to an electrical analog image signal, an analog signal...
US20150015755 SOLID-STATE IMAGING SENSOR, RANGING DEVICE, AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging sensor provided with a plurality of pixels which convert an object image formed by an imaging optical system into an electrical signal, at least a part of the pixels being...