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US20070216789 System and apparatus for high dynamic range sensor  
An embodiment generally relates to a method of operating a sensor array. The method includes adjusting the reverse bias voltage for the photodiode of at least one pixel in the sensor array based...
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A CMOS image sensor includes: a pixel array having a plurality of first pixels, a plurality of second pixels and a plurality of third pixels that are arranged in matrix form and respectively...
US20140139714 SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid state imaging device according to an embodiment includes a photo detector arranged two-dimensionally in a semiconductor substrate, a readout circuit provided in the semiconductor...
US20130235243 SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion element are arranged, transfer wirings formed on the pixel...
US20100289936 BUFFER CIRCUIT, IMAGE SENSOR CHIP COMPRISING THE SAME, AND IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE  
A buffer circuit includes: first and second cascode constant current sources (11,12); a constant current source (13); a resistive load (20), where one end of the resistive load (20) is connected...
US20090256940 Method and apparatus providing dynamic boosted control signal for a pixel  
A method and apparatus that generates boosted control signals for a transistor in a target pixel circuit. At least one modified pixel circuit is provided with a transistor layout that approximates...
US20090147119 OPTICAL SENSOR CIRCUIT AND IMAGE SENSOR  
An optical sensor circuit has a photodiode PD, a MOS transistor Q1, a voltage controller 13 which supplies a gate voltage and a drain voltage to the transistor, etc. The voltage controller...
US20090021623 Systems, methods and devices for a CMOS imager having a pixel output clamp  
Embodiments of a pixel read out circuit in an imager device is described. The pixel read out circuit includes an output node that is connected to a plurality of pixel cells. An output signal from...
US20080018765 CMOS image sensor and image sensing method using the same  
Example embodiments may provide a CMOS image sensor. The CMOS image sensor may include a plurality of unit blocks each including two unit pixels. Each unit block may include two photodiodes having...
US20060284998 IMAGE PIXEL OF CMOS IMAGE SENSOR  
An image pixel of a CMOS image sensor in which a dark diode serving as a dark current source is directly connected to a photo diode so that a dark current generated in an image pixel can be...
US20130215309 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
There is provided a solid-state imaging device including a pixel part obtained by arranging a plurality of pixels performing photoelectric conversion, and a pixel signal readout part including a...
US20110122307 REDUCED PIXEL AREA IMAGE SENSOR  
An image sensor that includes a plurality of pixels disposed on a substrate, each pixel includes at least one photosensitive region that collects charges in response to incident light; a...
US20110080510 IMAGE TAKING DEVICE AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
An image sensor includes a plurality of pixels, a plurality of sense circuits, and a count circuit. Each sense circuit is configured to read out electrical signals from at least one pixel...
US20140211057 Black Level Control for Image Sensors  
An embodiment image sensor includes a pixel region spaced apart from a black level control (BLC) region by a buffer region. In an embodiment, a light shield is disposed over the BLC region and...
US20140002704 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
There is provided a solid-state imaging device including a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a signal line that is wired along the plurality of photoelectric conversion units, and an...
US20110187910 Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array section having an effective pixel region formed by a plurality of pixels which are disposed in the form of a matrix, each of which includes a...
US20100079651 IMAGE SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
An image sensor and a method of manufacturing an image sensor. An image sensor may include a first pixel. A first pixel may include a first photodiode and a first readout circuit. An image sensor...
US20090316030 Partial row readout for image sensor  
An image sensor includes a color filter array, sense amplifiers, multiplexing circuitry, and an output. The color filter array acquires image data using an array of M columns and N rows of pixels....
US20090251580 Circuit and Method for Reading Out and Resetting Pixels of an Image Sensor  
A circuit for resetting and reading out a pixel cell of a CMOS image sensor is proposed. The circuit allows for reading out the pixel cell at least two times during a main integration interval,...
US20090160992 IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, COLOR NOISE REDUCTION METHOD, AND COLOR NOISE REDUCTION PROGRAM  
An image pickup apparatus includes an image sensor including a color filter having pixels of different colors arranged in a predetermined order and a demosaic processor. The image sensor receives...
US20050052556 Image processor  
A monolithic image sensing device including an image processor, the integrated circuit being configured to operate in a system having a host processor, the image processor being configured to...
US20150163465 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEMOSAICING OF COLOR FILTER ARRAY IMAGE  
Embodiments include a method comprising: receiving a source image comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein individual pixels of the plurality of pixels of the source image comprise a...
US20150077590 IMAGING DEVICE  
An imaging element comprising: an imaging unit that has: a plurality of groups each including at least one pixel; and a plurality of signal readout units that are each provided to each of the...
US20130188078 IMAGE SENSOR, OPERATING METHOD THEREOF, AND PORTABLE DEVICE HAVING THE SAME  
An image sensor includes a photo detector for accumulating charges in response to an incident light, a storage unit for storing the charges, a first transmission gate for transmitting the charges...
US20130088628 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, a plurality of readout circuits provided in each column of the plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix,...
US20110181765 IMAGING DEVICE  
A circuit unit is formed on a supporting member, and a solid state imaging element is formed on the circuit unit. Also, a lens mechanism is provided on a front surface of the solid state imaging...
US20150124139 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit in which a plurality of imaging pixels configured to generate an image, and a plurality of phase difference detection pixels configured to...
US20140168492 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE AND CAMERA  
A photoelectric conversion device comprises a p-type region, an n-type buried layer formed under the p-type region, an element isolation region, and a channel stop region which covers at least a...
US20140043511 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: a plurality of first unit pixels configured to generate a signal by a photoelectric conversion; a first output line connected to the plurality of first...
US20110249163 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE AND CAMERA  
A photoelectric conversion device comprises a p-type region, an n-type buried layer formed under the p-type region, an element isolation region, and a channel stop region which covers at least a...
US20110205422 HIGH RESOLUTION LABEL FREE IMAGING  
An apparatus having an optical reader system and method for label-independent detection having improved spatial resolution of the reader, as defined herein. The system includes an optical...
US20110074995 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGING SYSTEMS  
Imaging arrays comprising at least two different imaging pixel types are described. The different imaging pixel types may differ in their light sensitivities and/or light saturation levels....
US20100194954 Multiplexed Read-out Architecture for CMOS Image Sensors  
This invention targets improvement in CMOS sensors using a multiplexed read-out architecture in which pixels are output at the pixel VN level instead of the line/reference amplifier level. The...
US20100123812 Photoelectric Conversion Circuit and Solid State Imaging Device Including Same  
A photoelectric conversion circuit (P11-Pmn) includes: a photoelectric conversion element (PD) having one end to which bias voltage is applied and the other end from which photo current according...
US20060012698 Data processing method, semiconductor device for detecting physical quantity distribution, and electronic apparatus  
A data processing apparatus and method is disclosed for obtaining digital data for a plurality of signals to be processed, comprising. The disclosed process includes comparing, by using digital...
US20150062377 CMOS IMAGE SENSOR IMPLEMENTING CORRELATED DOUBLE SAMPLING WITH COMPRESSION  
An image sensing device and image sensing method are described herein. By way of example, the imaging sensing device includes a two-dimensional array of light sensing elements, each light sensing...
US20140152880 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes unit pixels each having a light-collecting element for collecting incident light, the light-collecting element: is divided into a plurality of zones each...
US20110149136 COLUMN OUTPUT CIRCUITS FOR IMAGE SENSORS  
A pixel array in an image sensor includes multiple pixels arranged in rows and columns with each column of pixels electrically connected to a column output line. A sample and hold circuit is...
US20110080516 IMAGE SENSOR MODULE AND IMAGING DEVICE INCLUDING THE IMAGE SENSOR MODULE  
An image sensor module and an imaging device. An image sensor package includes a plurality of image sensor chips for generating image signals and a lower transparent board over the image sensor...
US20100045835 IMAGING DEVICE CHIP SET AND IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM  
An imaging device chip set includes an imaging chip 11 which includes a plurality of unit pixels 21 and at least part of a peripheral circuit section 22 and a DSP chip 13 which includes a digital...
US20090174801 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFICATION AND CORRECTION OF ABERRANT PIXELS IN AN IMAGE SENSOR  
An apparatus and method for identifying aberrant pixels in an image sensor. The apparatus includes a light sensitive element configured to detect a first signal value representing a first level of...
US20090167916 IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHODS, AND STORING MEDIUM HAVING COMPUTER PROGRAM TO PERFORM THE METHODS  
An imaging apparatus and method using a line memory controller for writing first image region data of an amount less than the total storage capacity of a line memory among image data output on a...
US20070115378 FCC-COMPLIANT, MOVEMENT ARTIFACT-FREE IMAGE SENSOR ARRAY WITH REDUCED LIGHTING REQUIREMENT  
A capsule camera includes a pixel cell array of pixel cells exposed to light from a field of view, an illuminating system that illuminates the field of view, a signal processor receiving and...
US20050253947 CMOS image sensor for high speed signal processing  
A CMOS image sensor includes: a plurality of CDS/PGAs (correlating double sampling/programmable gain amplifiers) for processing output signals of pixels corresponding to same colors on different...
US20050007460 Systems and methods for counteracting lens vignetting  
Disclosed are systems and methods for counteracting lens vignetting. In one embodiment, a system and method pertain to resetting pixels of an image sensor, and reading pixels of the image sensor...
US20110074989 IMAGE SENSORS  
Provided is an image sensor having a depth sensor. The image sensor includes a substrate including a visible light region and a non-visible light region, a first well and a second well having a...
US20100201859 Transparent Conductor Based Pinned Photodiode  
A pinned photodiode with improved short wavelength light response. In exemplary embodiments of the invention, a gate oxide is formed over a doped, buried region in a semiconductor substrate. A...
US20070153109 Image sensor element with multiple outputs  
The present invention concerns an image sensor having a plurality of pixels each including a photosensor, a first node having a first capacitance connected to the photosensor, a second node having...
US20070146517 CMOS image sensor  
A CMOS image sensor includes a unit pixel including controlled by a high voltage; a reference high voltage generator for generating a reference high voltage; and a high voltage output unit for...
US20130329105 IMAGING DEVICE  
An imaging device includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an optical image of a corresponding one of pixels included in a screen, and the image capturing unit of part of the pixels...