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US20050162537 Solid-state imaging device, digital camera, and digital video camera  
According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a solid-state imaging device which discharges a signal from a photodiode in each cell in which the photodiode, a read gate reading a...
US20090021624 Camera module back-focal length adjustment method and ultra compact components packaging  
The present invention relates to methods of manufacturing ultra-compact camera modules, adjusting them, post production, to precise focal point settings, and sealing the precisely aligned assembly...
US20110261242 IMAGING DEVICE MODULE  
An imaging device module includes an imaging device including a light incident plane on which light is incident, and a reverse face disposed on an opposite side of the light incident plane; and a...
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A digital camera 100 includes an imaging device having a plurality of unit cells, each generating and accumulating therein a piece of luminance information in accordance with an amount of received...
US20090240590 Interactive And Adaptive Messaging Systems  
The present invention provides a new interactive and adaptive messaging system and method adapted to allow effective communication and relationship between customers, owners of a confined...
US20120081588 PIXEL SENSOR CELL WITH HOLD NODE FOR LEAKAGE CANCELLATION AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND DESIGN STRUCTURE  
A reference pixel sensor cell (e.g., global shutter) with hold node for leakage cancellation, methods of manufacture and design structure is provided. A pixel array includes one or more reference...
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...
US20140002705 CMOS PIXEL CONTROL METHOD  
A method for controlling a pixel including at least one photodiode capable of being connected to a sense node, the method including the steps of: a) at the beginning and at the end of a first...
US20140078277 ACQUIRING GLOBAL SHUTTER-TYPE VIDEO IMAGES WITH CMOS PIXEL ARRAY BY STROBING LIGHT DURING VERTICAL BLANKING PERIOD IN OTHERWISE DARK ENVIRONMENT  
Introduce CMOS pixel array into dark environment and acquiring video image frames. During a first frame, reset each row of pixels sequentially, and one row at a time, and then read each row of...
US20130321685 UNIT PIXEL OF IMAGE SENSOR AND PIXEL ARRAY INCLUDING THE UNIT PIXEL  
A unit pixel of an image sensor is provided. The unit pixel includes a photoelectric conversion element configured to generate photocharge varying with the intensity of incident light, a transfer...
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A solid-state imaging device is provided. The solid-state imaging device includes an imaging area including a plurality of pixels arrayed in a two-dimensional matrix. Each of the pixels includes a...
US20100002079 MULTI-VIEW DISPLAY DEVICES  
A display system, comprises a multi-view display panel (10) adapted to display different images to different viewers in different directions. Imaging means (16) monitors viewers within a field of...
US20050264666 Image pickup device for reducing shading in vertical direction under long-term exposure  
The pixel cell of the present invention comprises: a photodiode for storing an electrical charge according to a received light amount; a reading-out gate for reading out the electrical charge from...
US20100033612 Composite Image Device and Related Portable Electronic device  
A composite image device having image capturing, laser pointing, lighting and related functions in one includes a first perspective window, a second perspective window, a third perspective window,...
US20130128089 VERTICAL 4-WAY SHARED PIXEL IN A SINGLE COLUMN WITH INTERNAL RESET AND NO ROW SELECT  
A method and apparatus for reducing space and pixel circuit complexity by using a 4-way shared vertically aligned pixels in a same column. The at least four pixels in the pixel circuit share a...
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A photosurface for receiving and registering light from a scene, the photosurface comprising: a first semiconductor region in which electron-hole pairs are generated responsive to light incident...
US20130215311 CAMERA DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND FLEXIBLE CHASSIS  
A camera device includes: a metal panel to be grounded; a main board on which a CMOS imaging device is mounted; a sub board having a ground plane obtained by leading out a ground pattern of the...
US20110090374 SUB-FRAME TAPERED RESET  
Systems and methods are provided that facilitate employing a plurality of independent reset buses for a column of pixels in a pixel array of a CMOS sensor imager. Utilization of the plurality of...
US20110025898 CMOS ACTIVE PIXEL WITH VERY HIGH FUNCTIONAL DYNAMICS  
The invention relates to a structure of an active pixel of the CMOS type (1) that comprises: at least one photodiode (10), characterised in that it comprises means for reading any bias voltage in...
US20080036889 Solid-state imaging device and driving method for a solid-state imaging device  
A solid-state imaging device that enables more images to be photographed and a reading time to be shortened by effectively using storage cells is provided. By combining pieces of information which...
US20090244328 IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF  
An image pickup device is provided, capable of complete correction with data of once analog-to-digital conversion, and prevention of excess use of switches and analog devices and/or erroneous...
US20060192874 Cmos solid-state image pickup device and drive method thereof  
A CMOS solid state imaging device is capable of achieving a higher image quality while reducing the size and power consumption and increasing the number of pixels and speeds. According to the...
US20120224089 SOLID STATE IMAGING APPARATUS  
While a drain power source of a reset transistor and a drain power source of an amplifying transistor are separated, the load of drain power source can be reduced by sharing a drain diffusion...
US20080266434 Solid-State Imaging Device, Optical Sensor and Method of Operating Solid-State Imaging Device  
A solid-state imaging device and an optical sensor, which can enhance a wide dynamic range while keeping a high sensitivity with a high S/N ratio, and a method of operating a solid-state imaging...
US20060232693 Imaging device and digital camera  
To provide an imaging device having a multi-pixel cell MOS image sensor in which, even when a charge overflows to a detection part as a result that strong light falls on one photodiode and causes...
US20140368711 REDUCED HEIGHT CAMERA MODULE FOR SMALL FORM FACTOR APPLICATIONS  
A camera module for a mobile device includes a cover, a base and a lens module. The cover has an outer side from which an annular axial extension protrudes. The axial extension defines a lens...
US20090316031 CMOS solid state imaging device  
Each pixel of a pixel matrix portion includes a photo diode, a floating diffusion, a transfer transistor for transferring a storage charge of the photo diode to the floating diffusion in response...
US20100053399 Analog-digital converter, analog-digital conversion method, image pickup device, method of driving the same, and camera  
An analog-digital converter includes: comparators disposed to correspond to analog signals which are converted into digital signals and configured to compare a voltage value of the analog signal,...
US20140368666 ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS MATRIX OF ENHANCED RELIABILITY AND METHOD FOR LOCATING A FAULT IN THE MATRIX  
Enhancement of the reliability of an imaging device comprising several pixels is provided, each of the pixels comprising several first blocks of electronic components organized as a matrix and...
US20060061674 Solid state imaging device, method of manufacturing same, and digital camera  
Provided is a MOS type solid state imaging device, including a semiconductor substrate, a plurality of pixels arranged on the semiconductor substrate, each pixel having a light receiving element...
US20070046801 XY ADDRESS TYPE SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A plurality of pixels that are arranged two-dimensionally, a horizontal scanning circuit and a vertical scanning circuit that output a signal for reading out an accumulated charge in the pixel,...
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...
US20070103574 SOLID IMAGING DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF  
A solid imaging device includes a vertical signal line, a unit pixel including a photodiode which photoelectrically converts and stores incident light, an amplifying transistor which amplifies an...
US20060066740 Mobile phone with complete English keyboard  
A mobile phone with a complete English keyboard is described. The mobile phone has a front module, a pivot and a rear module. The pivot couples the front module to the rear module. The front...
US20070146514 Method of acquiring physical information and physical information acquiring device  
Disclosed is a method of acquiring physical information that acquires physical information by using a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes unit elements, each of which has a...
US20110292266 Electro-Active Focus and Zoom Systems  
Aspects of the present invention provide dynamic focusing systems and dynamic zoom systems having no moving parts. The dynamic focusing systems can include an electro-active lens, a fixed focus...
US20080303931 Data transfer circuit, solid-state imaging device and camera system  
Disclosed herein is a data transfer circuit including, a plurality of data transfer lines, a plurality of data outputting sections, a plurality of data holding sections, a data-acquiring-clock...
US20140071321 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
According to an embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel region in which multiple unit pixels are two-dimensionally arranged in a matrix; and a timing generator configured to...
US20090122133 STEREO CAMERA HAVING 360 DEGREE FIELD OF VIEW  
A stereo camera comprises at least one image sensor; a first surface configured to direct a first view of an area to the at least one image sensor, the first view comprising an approximately 360...
US20100302425 LINEAR DISTRIBUTED PIXEL DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER HAVING MIRRORED INPUTS  
A pixel circuit that partially incorporates an associated column amplifier into the pixel circuitry. By incorporating part of a mirrored amplifier into the pixel, noise from the pixel is reduced.
US20120188430 IMAGER PIXEL ARCHITECTURE WITH ENHANCED COLUMN DISCHARGE AND METHOD OF OPERATION  
A pixel circuit includes a photosensor and a floating diffusion node. A circuit is coupled to the floating diffusion node, for selectively providing a pixel output signal to a column line. A reset...
US20070206106 Image capturing unit  
There is described an image capturing unit, which make it possible to prevent occurrence of noses, such as lateral stripes, etc., in the captured image, even if a vertical blanking period is...
US20150256771 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes an ADC circuit configured to AD-convert signal components read from first pixels, based on a comparison result with a reference...
US20090190016 SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP ELEMENT AND SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE  
A solid-state image pickup element includes: a semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type; a pixel area having pixels formed in a matrix form, each of the pixels including a photoelectric...
US20150195470 PIXEL PROCESSING CIRCUITRY  
The invention concerns a method of processing pixel values comprising: during a first read phase, generating a first digital value as a function of pixel values by controlling, based on first and...
US20130265472 METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING PIXEL CELL NOISE  
Circuitry to reduce signal noise characteristics in an image sensor. In an embodiment, a bit trace line segment is located between neighboring respective segments of a source follower power trace...
US20090268068 DRIVING METHOD FOR SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A driving method used for a solid-state imaging device according to the present invention includes: imaging an object for a first storage time when a shutter is open, in a first state that is a...
US20100039547 PHOTO-SENSOR, MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
The present invention provides a photo-sensor with a stable current limiting function and pixel reset function. When the incident light quantity of the phototransistor is equal to or less than a...
US20090290059 CONNECTION/SEPARATION ELEMENT IN PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERTER PORTION, SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
Suppressing a fall in sensitivity upon shooting without causing similar effect as a pixel defect in spite of being able to perform focal point detection. When a gate electrode 67 is high, pinned...
US20150146067 PIXEL ARRAY AND IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING SAME  
A pixel array to which a high dynamic range and a white pixel are applied, and an image sensor including the same are provided. The pixel array of the image sensor includes: a plurality of pixel...