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9136290 Solid state imaging device, portable information terminal device and method for manufacturing solid state imaging device  
According to one embodiment, a solid state imaging device includes a sensor substrate having a plurality of pixels formed on an upper face, a microlens array substrate having a plurality of...
9118795 Image sensors having variable voltage-current characteristics 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...
9040888 Solid state image sensor with protection against certain incident light  
A solid state image sensor includes a plurality of pixels, each having a photoelectric conversion section formed in the inside of a substrate and a light-receiving section formed on the side of a...
9040897 Photo-sensing pixel circuit with conversion gain adjustment unit and image sensor  
A photo-sensing pixel circuit including a photo-sensing part, a transfer transistor, a plurality of adjustment transistors, and an output circuit is provided. The photo-sensing part senses a light...
9040889 Analog-to-digital converter with programmable ramp generator  
An analog-to-digital (ADC) converter is disclosed that uses aspects of a single-slope ramp ADC, but with jump steps in the ramp voltage to increase speed. A programmable ramp generator can be used...
9040891 Image device and methods of forming the same  
A method of forming of an image sensor device includes a substrate having a pixel region and a periphery region. A plurality of first trenches is etched in the periphery region. Each of the first...
9040894 Imager with column readout  
An array (31) comprising a plurality of pixels (Pi,j) for detecting radiation, the pixels (Pi,j) being arranged in rows and columns is typically arranged for reading out pixel information on a...
9041829 Capturing and processing of high dynamic range images using camera arrays  
A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels. The...
9040890 Electron-multiplication image sensor  
This description relates to active-pixel image sensors. Each pixel includes, at the surface of a semiconductor active layer, a photodiode region, a charge storage node and a transfer structure for...
9040895 Photoelectric conversion apparatus and imaging system using the same  
A photoelectric conversion apparatus of the present invention includes a first semiconductor region functioning as a barrier against signal charges between a first and a second photoelectric...
9040893 Image sensor pixel and method  
In accordance with an embodiment, a 4T pixel includes a first switch having a control terminal and first and second current carrying terminals and an amplifier having an input terminal and an...
9040892 High dynamic range image sensor having symmetric interleaved long and short exposure pixels  
To generate data for color pixels in an image, Bayer symmetric interleaved exposures can more evenly spread the long exposure pixels in the vertical direction and produce a higher dynamic range by...
9036220 Contact image sensing device  
A contact image sensing device includes a housing, a light emitting unit, a red lens array, a sensing unit, and a protecting component. The housing includes a top surface, a bottom surface, an...
9036063 Solid-state imaging apparatus  
In the solid-state imaging apparatus, the carrier holding portion is arranged at a position in a first direction from a photoelectric conversion portion, a floating diffusion region is arranged at...
9036065 Shared-counter image sensor  
During an exposure interval within an integrated-circuit image sensor, a first sequence of sample values, obtained by iteratively sampling a first pixel, is accumulated within a counter. The...
9035227 Solid-state imaging device with column circuitry includung a latch part comprising a plurality of logic gates and switch circuitry  
In this solid-state imaging device, an output signal of any one of a plurality of delay units that output signals of logic states in accordance with a level of a pixel signal is input to an input...
9036211 Light emitting apparatus, manufacturing method for the light emitting apparatus, printer, and manufacturing method for the printer  
A light emitting apparatus including: a plurality of light emitting elements; a drive circuit including a transistor and a capacitor having one end connected to a gate of the transistor; and a...
9036062 Solid-state image pickup device, signal processing method for the same, and image pickup apparatus using the same  
A solid-state image pickup device includes: comparators; counters; and a control portion for carrying out control such that in an addition mode, the two comparators and the two counters...
9029752 Solid state imaging apparatus including reference signal generator with a slope converting circuit  
A solid-state imaging apparatus comprises a plurality of matrix pixels, a reference signal generator for generating a ramp signal, a counter for performing counting according to the ramp signal...
9029751 Image sensor, imaging apparatus, and imaging method  
There is provided an image sensor including a normal pixel group composed of a plurality of normal pixels, each of the normal pixels having a photoelectric conversion device for photoelectrically...
9029753 Optical recognition system and method thereof  
The present invention is related to an optical recognition system and a method thereof, and more particularly to an optical recognition system and a method that adopts a single-slope...
9029754 Light detection apparatus to include an exposure time period determination unit configured to determine a noise level base on first dark current and second dark current  
A light detection apparatus includes an image sensor, a signal obtaining unit, an exposure-time-period determination unit, and an exposure controller. The signal obtaining unit is configured to...
9029759 Compact camera modules with features for reducing Z-height and facilitating lens alignment and methods for manufacturing the same  
A miniature camera module component is formed by creating replicated lens shapes on a protective cover wafer and depositing material to form multiple cavities with the replicated lens shapes...
9029749 Solid-state imaging device  
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device including a plurality of pixels two-dimensionally arranged at a preset pitch in a semiconductor substrate is provided. Each of the pixels...
9030189 Quantum dot photo-field-effect transistor  
Photo-field-effect transistor devices and associated methods are disclosed in which a photogate, consisting of a quantum dot sensitizing layer, transfers photoelectrons to a semiconductor channel...
9029755 Imaging system with illumination controller to variably control illumination light  
An imaging system includes: an illumination unit configured to emit illumination light for illuminating a subject; a light receiving unit in which pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each pixel...
9029750 CMOS and CCD sensor R/O with high gain and no kTC noise  
A high sensitivity, high speed, and low noise, semiconductor non-destructive read-out (NDRO) device (700) for the conversion of a generated signal charge (110) into an output voltage having...
9024240 Compact image sensor arrangement with read circuitry over pixel zones  
An image sensor having a number of pixel zones delimited by isolation trenches, each pixel zone including a photodiode; a transfer gate associated with each of the pixel zones and arranged to...
9024241 Phosphor device and illumination system for converting a first waveband light into a third waveband light which is separated into at least two color lights and projection apparatus with the same  
A phosphor device of an illumination system is provided. The illumination system emits a first waveband light and has an optical path. The phosphor device includes a first section and a first...
9024245 Image sensor apparatus using shaded photodetector for time of flight determination  
A unit pixel for an image sensor includes an accumulation circuit configured to generate an accumulated dark current by accumulating a charge corresponding to a dark current during a time of...
9024242 Solid-state image pickup device, image pickup apparatus, and driving method  
A solid-state image pickup device which is configured not to require transfer of signal charges between pixels performs TDI. An output control section 5 sequentially assigns a pixel signal output...
9024403 Image sensor package  
An image sensor package and image sensor chip capable of being slenderized while enhancing the reliability with respect to physical impact are provided. The image sensor package includes an image...
9024243 Image sensor  
An image sensor includes a plurality of self-resetting pixels including: a mechanism converting detected electromagnetic energy into a proportional electric current; an integrating capacitor...
9024244 Radiation image capturing apparatus with control device determining whether data fluctuation exceeds a threshold  
A control device of a radiation image capturing apparatus performs repeated reading of leak data prior to radiation image capturing operation and, when a threshold value has been exceeded by the...
9026972 Solid-state imaging device, camera, and design method for solid-state imaging device  
A solid-state imaging device including two semiconductor substrates arranged in layers is provided. Each semiconductor substrate has a semiconductor region in which a circuit constituting a part...
9018575 Non-retroreflective optical threat detection system and methods having an imaging detector aligned with a tilted image plane to reconstruct an image from plural image slices  
Methods and apparatus for covert detection of an interrogating device. In one example a method includes receiving an interrogation beam at an optical system, imaging a scene including a source of...
9019424 Image pickup apparatus, control method thereof, and program  
An image pickup apparatus which can perform an AF of a high speed and a high focusing precision by simultaneously realizing a phase difference AF and a contrast AF, decides a range where a...
9019138 Column A/D converter, column A/D conversion method, solid-state imaging element and camera system  
A solid-state imaging device having an analog-digital converter, and an analog-digital conversion method are described herein. An example of a solid-state imaging device includes a column...
RE45493 Analog to digital conversion for a CMOS imager  
An image sensor system using offset analog to digital converters. The analog to digital converters require a plurality of clock cycles to carry out the actual conversion. These conversions are...
9018573 Solid-state image sensing device with a change-over switch  
A solid-state image sensing device comprises a unit pixel containing a photoelectric conversion element for detecting a light to generate photoelectrons and at least one electrode for forming an...
9018577 Vehicular imaging system with camera misalignment correction and capturing image data at different resolution levels dependent on distance to object in field of view  
A vehicular imaging system comprises a single imaging sensor having a plurality of photosensor elements. The imaging sensor captures image data of a scene exterior of the vehicle within its field...
9018574 Driving an image apparatus by simultaneous application of two reset voltages  
A driving method of an imaging apparatus comprises: horizontally transferring, by a horizontal scanning circuit, a signal based on a photoelectric conversion portion of a first pixel unit held in...
9006635 Photodetector circuit and semiconductor device  
To provide a photodetector circuit capable of obtaining signals in different periods without being affected by characteristics of a photoelectric conversion element. The photodetector circuit has...
9006639 Pixel architecture with the control terminal of a first switch coupled to the control terminal of a second switch and method  
In accordance with an embodiment, a pixel includes at least two switches, each switch having a control terminal and first and second current carrying terminals. The control terminals of the first...
9006632 Solid-state imaging device haing a control section controlling initializing operation of pixel units based on an absolute value of trigger data output  
The solid-state imaging device 1 includes an imaging photodetecting section 10, a trigger photodetecting section 20, a row selection section 30, a column selection section 40, a holding section...
9006631 Image sensor and row averaging method for image sensor  
An image sensor and a row averaging method for an image sensor capable of simultaneously selecting the pixels of the same color in the same column of different rows in a pixel array and performing...
9007503 Solid-state imaging element and camera system  
A solid-state imaging element includes a plurality of semiconductor layers stacked, a plurality of stack-connecting parts for electrically connecting the plurality of semiconductor layers, a pixel...
9006634 Solid state imaging device having a photoelectric conversion layer with plural silicon germanium layers, and method of manufacturing  
According to one embodiment, a solid state imaging device includes a first SiGe layer provided at an uppermost layer of a photoelectric conversion layer from the viewpoint of an incident light...
9006633 Passive imaging correction system using feedback including a variable aperture with plural settings and method thereof  
A method and system for image processing comprising an opening for entrance of light for forming an image by the system; at least one optical element through which the light passes; a variable...
9007505 Image sensor with transfer transistors whose on periods are controlled by timing signals based on transistor transfer efficiencies  
An image sensor in which one unit structure includes a plurality of photo-electric conversion units, a floating diffusion, a plurality of transfer transistors which are arranged in correspondence...