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US20150171884 ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION DEVICE  
An analog-to-digital conversion device includes a plurality of counting period supply units that supply a period of length according to a voltage of an analog signal inputted into each counting...
US20070120992 Driving method for solid-state image pickup device and image pickup apparatus  
Screen noise caused by variations of dark current between light sensitive pixels of a solid-state imaging device are suppressed. In an exposure period E after an electronic shutter operation...
US20150124141 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND IMAGING DEVICE  
a CMOS image sensor including a pixel array unit having pixels arranged in even-numbered pixel rows and odd-numbered pixel rows. A reading operation performed such that a first signal of a first...
US20090273698 Image-sensing chip package module for reducing its whole thickness  
An image-sensing chip package module for reducing its whole thickness can fix an image-sensing unit under a substrate unit via an adhesive body disposed between the substrate unit and the...
US20080043130 Solid-state imaging device and camera system  
When making a potential of a floating node 0V at the time of nonselection, electrons leak from the floating node to a photodiode and noise is generated. A MOS type solid-state imaging device...
US20120092540 SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE  
A solid-state image pickup device includes a voltage supply circuit configured to supply a voltage to load MOS transistors provided to vertical output lines and columnar signal-processing...
US20110298918 DEPTH ILLUMINATION AND DETECTION OPTICS  
A depth image capture device uses a circular polarization structure positioned at the output of an illumination radiation source, such as a diode laser. A linear polarization element receives the...
US20090027531 PIXEL MIXTURE METHOD  
The present invention provides a pixel mixture method for mixing multiple pixels in a high-pixel solid-state image sensing device capable of obtaining a high-definition image while reducing the...
US20070085920 System for programmable gate array with sensor array  
The present invention provides providing a substrate, forming a sensor array on the substrate, forming a structured array of uncommitted logic surrounding the sensor array on the substrate, and...
US20090141155 HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGING CELL WITH ELECTRONIC SHUTTER EXTENSIONS  
A pixel sensor cell of improved dynamic range and a design structure including the pixel sensor cell embodied in a machine readable medium are provided. The pixel cell comprises a coupling...
US20150189208 IMAGING SENSOR DEVICE  
An imaging sensor device has an array of pixel sensors in rows and columns. The array comprises: a plurality of stitching blocks, each comprising a plurality of pixel sensors disposed in at least...
US20140168491 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
An object is to provide a solid-state imaging apparatus capable of causing driving signals of pixels to reach the entire screen and of driving all the pixels. The solid-state imaging apparatus...
US20130120626 CMOS IMAGE SENSOR WITH SHARED MULTIPLEXER AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME  
A CMOS image sensor includes a pixel array unit, a row selection unit, and a logic circuit. The pixel array unit is used for sensing an object. The pixel array unit includes M pixels and P...
US20080192134 Solid-State Image Pickup Device  
There is provided a solid-state imaging device with an improved linearity as well as dynamic range. Each pixel portion Pm,n in the solid-state imaging device includes: a buried photodiode PD for...
US20080158403 SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
Each pixel includes a photo-electric converter, transfer switch, charge-voltage conversion node, amplifier, and control switch. A solid-state image sensor includes a voltage controller which...
US20070109436 PHYSICAL QUANTITY DETECTING DEVICE, METHOD OF DRIVING THE PHYSICAL QUANTITY DETECTING DEVICE AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A physical quantity detecting device includes: a pixel array that has pixels two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix, each converting a physical quantity supplied from the outside into an electric...
US20050237406 CMOS image sensor for processing analog signal at high speed  
A CMOS image sensor is provided. In the CMOS image sensor, a pixel array has a plurality of first color pixels, a plurality of second color pixels and a plurality of third color pixels, which are...
US20050174454 Sub-sampling with higher display quality in image-sensing device  
An image-sensing device includes a driver and an array of pixels. The driver controls the array of pixels to output a combined image signal that is a combination of at least two image signals for...
US20130148000 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
The MOS solid-state imaging device includes: pixels arrayed two-dimensionally; first column signal lines; first holding circuit units each of which corresponds to one of the first column signal...
US20080259195 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging apparatus including: a pixel section having unit pixels arranged into a two-dimensional matrix, each unit pixel containing a photoelectric conversion section for effecting a...
US20150002717 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA  
A solid-state imaging device which includes a plurality of pixels in an arrangement, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion element, pixel transistors including a transfer...
US20090213247 Image pickup apparatus, image pickup method , and image pickup control program  
When flash photography is performed, an exposure time at the time of the preliminary light emission of a flash is set as short as possible so that the appropriate amount of light required for the...
US20090322912 PIXEL OR COLUMN FIXED PATTERN NOISE MITIGATION USING PARTIAL OR FULL FRAME CORRECTION WITH UNIFORM FRAME RATES  
Systems and methods are provided that facilitate mitigating pixel or column fixed pattern noise in a CMOS imaging System-on-Chip (iSoC) sensor. For instance, pixel or column fixed pattern noise...
US20090086064 DYNAMIC ADAPTIVE COLOR FILTER ARRAY  
A microfluidic color filter array, color imager system, and method for dynamic color filtering are disclosed. The microfluidic color filter array includes a network of fluid channels configured to...
US20080186388 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes comparing means for comparing a pixel signal obtained by a pixel section and a reference signal the value of which varies in a stepwise manner,...
US20090295968 SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging apparatus including: a pixel section having pixels two-dimensionally arranged into rows and columns each pixel containing a photoelectric conversion means, an amplification...
US20140293106 ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION CIRCUIT, AND IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE SAME  
One embodiment of an analog-to-digital converter includes at least one comparator and a restriction circuit. The comparator has first and second input nodes and a connection node. The connection...
US20150155315 METHOD FOR DRIVING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS  
In a photoelectric conversion apparatus including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion unit, first and second holding units that hold...
US20130215310 METHOD FOR DRIVING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS  
In a photoelectric conversion apparatus including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion unit, first and second holding units that hold...
US20080192136 CIRCUIT FOR AN ACTIVE PIXEL  
A pixel circuit includes a pixel-capture device having a pixel node and operable to convert light intensity into a pixel signal at the pixel node, the pixel signal representing a captured pixel. A...
US20110187912 SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
A solid state imaging device according to an embodiment includes a light sensing part which conducts photoelectric conversion on incident light. The solid state imaging device includes a...
US20080036890 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND IMAGING SYSTEM  
Each pixel has a photoelectric conversion unit configured to convert light into electrical charges and to store the electrical charges, an amplifying unit configured to amplify a signal based on...
US20060256221 High fill factor multi-way shared pixel  
A pixel cell array architecture having a multiple pixel cells with shared pixel cell components. The individual pixel cell architecture increases the fill factor and the quantum efficiency for the...
US20140362272 METHOD OF GENERATING PIXEL ARRAY LAYOUT FOR IMAGE SENSOR AND LAYOUT GENERATING SYSTEM USING THE METHOD  
A method of generating a pixel array layout for an image sensor (wherein the image sensor includes a plurality of unit pixels, and each of the plurality of unit pixels includes a plurality of...
US20130250152 IMAGING DEVICE  
An imaging device includes a plurality of first pixels, each of which outputs a first pixel signal, a plurality of second pixels, each of which outputs a second pixel signal, a ramp wave generator...
US20150109506 SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSING DEVICE  
A CMOS image sensor used as a solid-state image sensing device includes a pixel circuit for outputting a voltage of a level corresponding to the illuminance, and an A/D converter for converting an...
US20110267522 Solid-state imaging device, drive method thereof and camera system  
A solid-state imaging device includes: pixel signal reading lines; a pixel unit in which pixels including photoelectric conversion elements are arranged; and a pixel signal reading unit performing...
US20090053848 Method and apparatus providing imager pixels with shared pixel components  
The disclosed embodiments employ shared pixel component architectures that arrange the shared pixel components for a group of pixels within different pixels of the group.
US20140375859 SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR  
Each of pixels in a pixel array includes a photoelectric converter and a readout circuit which outputs a signal in accordance with charges generated in the photoelectric converter. The readout...
US20100060767 ANALOG-SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT FOR IMPROVING ACCURACY OF ARITHMETIC MEAN OF SIGNALS  
In a first signal conversion circuit, a first electrode of a first capacitor is connected to a first signal line, and a second electrode thereof is connected to a first node. In a second...
US20050007473 Reducing image sensor lag  
Systems and methods of reducing image sensor lag are described. In one aspect, an image sensor includes multiple pixels, pixel circuits, and a bias circuit. Each of the pixels includes a...
US20140333814 SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR AND CAMERA  
A solid-state image sensor includes a plurality of first pixels and a plurality of second pixels. Each of the plurality of first pixels includes a first filter having a visible light transmittance...
US20150103221 IMAGING SENSOR, IMAGING APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND IMAGING METHOD  
There is provided an image sensor including at least three pixel transfer control signal lines, on a per line basis, configured to control exposure start and end timings of a pixel in order for...
US20150163441 IMAGING SENSOR AND IMAGING DEVICE  
An imaging sensor comprising: an imaging chip in which a plurality of pixel are arranged in a matrix; and a signal processing chip that is each provided for one or more pixel columns or one or...
US20100079648 DRIVING METHOD OF SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
A driving method of a solid-state imaging apparatus including multiple reference level supplying units each arranged correspondingly to a predetermined number of signal holding units, to supply a...
US20090309142 IMAGER DEVICES HAVING DIFFERING GATE STACK SIDEWALL SPACERS, METHOD FOR FORMING SUCH IMAGER DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS INCLUDING SUCH IMAGER DEVICES  
Imager devices have a sensor array and a peripheral region at least partially surrounding the sensor array. At least one transistor in the peripheral region has a gate stack sidewall spacer that...
US20150049230 IMAGE SENSOR AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME  
A method of operating an image sensor includes generating a plurality of sub pixel signals using a sub pixel group. The sub pixel group includes a plurality of sub pixels and corresponds to a...
US20090086076 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device includes a reflection timing control signal output unit, a data holding unit, and a collective-reflection processing unit. The reflection timing control signal output...
US20080259193 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device includes column amplifiers that are each provided for a different one of column signal lines. Each column amplifier includes: a constant current circuit that supplies...
US20090128679 Solid State Image Pickup Device  
This invention improves linearity of a solid-state image pickup device beyond that of the prior art source follower to improve image quality. The image pickup device has plural pixels disposed in...