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9040896 Optoelectronic-device wafer probe and method therefor  
A probe card for wafer-level testing a plurality of optoelectronic devices on a wafer is provided. The probe card has both electrical and optical functionality. The probe card comprises a...
9035231 System and method for monitoring load-related parameters of a wind turbine rotor blade  
In one aspect, a system for monitoring load-related parameters of a rotor blade of a wind turbine is disclosed. The system may generally include a plurality of reflective targets positioned within...
9022572 Projection apparatus, computer readable storage medium and control method of projection apparatus  
A projection apparatus includes a time-sharing light emitting device, a display device, a projection optical system, an illuminance sensor and a lighting determination unit. The time-sharing light...
9006636 Radiation sensor  
A radiation sensor is provided comprising: one or more first pixels and one or more second pixels. A first optical element is provided over the first and second pixels, having a first field of...
9006642 Focus adjustable apparatus  
An embodiment of the invention provides a focus adjustable apparatus adapted to be disposed on a transparent substrate to modulate a plurality of rays passing through the transparent substrate....
9000353 Light absorption and filtering properties of vertically oriented semiconductor nano wires  
A nanowire array is described herein. The nanowire array comprises a substrate and a plurality of nanowires extending essentially vertically from the substrate; wherein: each of the nanowires has...
8985846 Multifunction laser power meter  
A laser power meter incorporating an absorber disc with a peripheral thermopile ring, either continuous or segmented, and an additional temperature detection element in the central portion, that...
8963064 Photosensor having upper and lower electrodes with amorphous silicon film and n-type amorphous silicon film therebetween and photosensor array  
A photosensor array includes plural photosensor pixels. Each of the photosensor pixels includes a lower electrode, an amorphous silicon film, an n-type amorphous silicon film, and an upper...
8946990 Vehicle headlight detection system  
A vehicle headlight detection system includes a vehicle sensor, a light sensor, and a controller. The vehicle sensor is configured to detect a remote vehicle approaching the vehicle sensor. The...
8941049 Readout methodology for multi-channel acquisition of spatially distributed signal  
A readout apparatus and method for processing spatially distributed signals is disclosed. The readout apparatus and method may reduce/eliminate the impact gain variations among a plurality of...
8941046 Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance  
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and first and second...
8912477 Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance  
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and at least two...
8901479 Sensor assembly for fluid detection and discrimination  
A light transmitting optical fiber shines light at a side edge portion of a hemispherical lens. The light is transmitted along the periphery of the lens to a second side edge portion located...
8890052 Shift register with two-phase non-overlapping clocks  
According to one embodiment, a method includes generating a first clock signal and a second clock signal with non-overlapping clock phases. The method may further include latching, by a plurality...
8884211 Confocal imaging methods and apparatus  
The invention provides imaging apparatus and methods useful for obtaining a high resolution image of a sample at rapid scan rates. A rectangular detector array having a horizontal dimension that...
8878143 Electron beam lithography device and lithographic method  
A high-accuracy and high-speed lithographic pattern is acquired by forming a square lattice matrix beam group with an interval which is an integral multiple of a beam size in a two-dimensional...
8872096 Method and apparatus for detecting failures of a dual matrix sensor array  
The subject matter disclosed herein describes an optical sensor used in a safety system. The sensor includes two pixel matrices on a single substrate. Each of the pixel matrices are arranged in a...
8872097 Low-flux and low-noise detection circuit having a readout circuit with shielded integration node  
The detection circuit of the Source Follower per Detector type comprises a photodiode connected to an integration node. A biasing circuit makes it possible to bias the photodiode between a first...
8859945 Data processing circuit with an elementary processor, data processing assembly including an array of such circuits, and matrix sensor including such an assembly  
A data processing circuit includes a data processing unit including two signal-conversion circuits and controlled switches connected to inputs and outputs of the conversion circuits. The data...
8803062 Photoelectric conversion device having a light-shielding film  
A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion unit which is arranged in a semiconductor substrate, a charge holding portion which is arranged in the semiconductor substrate...
8779346 Digital pixel sensor with reduced noise  
An apparatus and method for forming a digital image are disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of pixel sensors and a controller. Each sensor includes a photodiode, a floating diffusion...
8772700 Photon detection system and method of photon detection for determining the number of photons received at a photon detector  
According to one embodiment, a photon detection system determines the number of detected photons. The detection system includes an avalanche photodiode and a measuring unit. The measuring unit...
8766161 System for controling and calibrating single photon detection devices  
A single photon detection system and method are disclosed which have a control block for helping to monitor and optimize performance, especially at high detection rates. The system is based on...
8760390 Interactive device capable of improving image processing  
An interactive device for improving image processing. The interactive device includes a processing module and a controller. The processing module includes a substrate, an image sensor formed on...
8759785 Detection apparatus and radiation detection system  
A stacked-type detection apparatus including a plurality of pixels arranged at small intervals is configured to have low capacitance associated with signal lines and/or driving lines. With this...
8754353 Solar cell system for outputting an audio signal  
Disclosed herein is a solar cell system including: a plurality of power generation panels that differ in the range of wavelengths of light they absorb from each other and convert light into power;...
8748803 Portable electronic device, particularly an electronic card, provided with an optical switch  
A portable electronic device, for example an electronic card, includes at least one electronic unit associated to an optical switch which can be actuated by a user and which includes two...
8749774 Integrating sphere photometer and measuring method of the same  
Provided are an integrating sphere photometer and a measuring method of the same. The integrating sphere photometer includes a plurality of photodetectors, an integrating sphere having...
8742312 Optical detector suitable for use in light curtains  
A planar detector for use in light curtains, which generates electric signals as a function of absorbed light and is provided with a plurality of tapping points for the generated signals. The...
8736818 Electronically steered flash LIDAR  
Methods and systems for adaptively controlling the illumination of a scene are provided. In particular, a scene is illuminated, and light reflected from the scene is detected. Information...
8729516 Method and device for detecting metals in a fluid  
A method detects metallic atoms in a fluid. The method includes: placing, in a zone sheltered from light, a photodiode comprising a photosensitive surface in contact with a fluid to analyze;...
8716648 Photon detection system and method of photon detection  
According to one embodiment, a photon detection system determines the number of detected photons. The detection system includes an avalanche photodiode and a measuring unit. The measuring unit...
8716647 Analog silicon photomultiplier using phase detection  
An analog silicon photomultiplier system includes at least one analog pixel comprising a plurality of analog photodiodes (APDs), and a capacitor, a signal generator, a phase detector, and a...
8716644 Glare reduction apparatus  
The invention provides a glare reduction apparatus disposed in an object illuminated by a light source. The glare reduction device includes an electro-optical device covering a surface of the...
8698096 Nano-antenna and methods for its preparation and use  
Nano-antennas with a resonant frequency in the optical or near infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum and methods of making the nano-antennas are described. The nano-antenna includes a...
8653432 Coherent optical signal processing  
Coherent optical signal processing is performed in a coherent receiver (or diagnostic/testing apparatus) that converts an amplitude and/or angle-modulated optical signal into two electrical...
8653436 CMOS pixel including a transfer gate overlapping the photosensitive region  
A pinned photodiode structure with peninsula-shaped transfer gate which decrease the occurrence of a potential barrier between the photodiode and the floating drain, prevents loss of full well...
8642940 Display device and manufacturing method thereof  
A display device in which light leakage in a monitor element portion is prevented without increasing the number of steps and cost is provided. The display device includes a monitor element for...
8642942 Configurable photo detector circuit  
A configurable photo detector circuit comprises a photo detector array including a plurality of photo detectors coupled to a plurality of amplifiers. A method for programming a detection pattern...
8636653 In vivo camera with multiple sources to illuminate tissue at different distances  
An in vivo endoscope illuminates tissue using multiple sources. Light from a short-range source exits a tubular wall of the endoscope through a first illumination region that overlaps an imaging...
8614414 Proximity sensor  
A proximity sensor is disclosed. The proximity sensor may be incorporated as part of a water delivery device. A holder which aligns an optical source and sensor of the proximity sensor is disclosed.
8606408 Control system and method for fan  
A safety control method for a fan includes: capturing an image of an object next to the fan and gathering distances between a plurality of points on the object and a depth-sensing camera,...
8592742 Circuit and method for controlling current supplied to an optical sensor  
A system and method for adjusting the LED current of an optical sensor that does not decrease the effectiveness of the optical sensor or the length of its operating life, or significantly increase...
8593703 Imaging head for a flat bed scanner  
A method for imaging using a flatbed imaging system includes providing first imaging data to a first imaging source; providing second imaging data to a second imaging source; imaging a first beam...
8575534 Cross-strip charge multiplexing readout for differential detector arrays with capacitive row and column charge splitters  
An array of two-terminal detectors is configured to provide output signals that provide position sensitive radiation detection (e.g., outputs A and B provide vertical position and outputs C and D...
8530817 Field of view limit detection enhancement for quadrant-array detector systems  
A method of making a device comprising one or more quadrant detectors (and such a detector) comprising fabricating a two-dimensional array of photodiodes and placing one or more photodiodes around...
8519320 Optical sensor circuit or array including optical sensor element having a light dependent variable resistance element  
Each optical sensor element includes an upper electrode, a lower electrode, and a light dependent variable resistance element formed of amorphous silicon. Each optical sensor pixel includes: a...
8513892 Illuminance sensor, and electronic equipment and semiconductor device using the same  
In an illuminance sensor, a photoelectric converter (1) includes three photosensors (PS), and each photosensor (PS) outputs a current as a difference between photocurrents generated in two...
8513585 Optical three-dimensional coordinate sensor system and method thereof  
The present invention relates an optical three-dimensional coordinate sensor system and method thereof. A plurality of light-emitting modules produce a plurality of light signals, and then a...
8507862 Low profile light collimator micro baffle and method  
A light sensor including a substrate and one or more low profile baffle plates, the baffle plates including collimator holes to allow intended light to strike the light detector of the substrate...