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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...
9040899 Tool setting or analysis device with backup or repeated trigger signal for detecting a rotating tool  
A tool setting or tool analysis device for a machine tool includes a light source for producing a light beam. A light receiver receives the light beam and produces a signal indicative of the...
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...
9035229 Imaging device  
In an imaging device, one end of a capacitive element is connected to a second input terminal to which a reference signal Ramp is applied, and the other end of the capacitive element is connected...
9035228 Light sensor and driving method of photo transistor thereof  
A light sensor including a photo transistor is provided. A gate of the photo transistor receives a gate driving signal. The photo transistor senses a light source based on the gate driving signal...
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...
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...
9024246 Two-state negative feedback avalanche diode having a control element for determining load state  
A negative feedback avalanche diode for detecting the receipt of a single photon is described. The photodetector comprises a load element having two load states, one characterized by high...
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...
9024248 Semiconductor device to include a first transistor with a silicon channel formation region and a second transistor with an oxide semiconductor channel formation region  
A semiconductor device including photosensor capable of imaging with high resolution is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes the photosensor having a photodiode, a first transistor, and a...
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...
9018576 Low drop-out regulator with distributed output network  
Disclosed is a low drop-out voltage regulator circuit with a distributed output network coupled to a pixel array for use in image sensor circuitry. The regulator circuit comprises voltage...
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...
9006638 Dual-mode capacitive transimpedance amplifier, and read-out device incorporating the same  
A capacitive transimpedance amplifier for a detector unit capable of generating first and second detection currents comprises: a read-out circuit including an integration capacitor coupled between...
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...
9006637 Scalable large area photo detector with asymmetric microstrip transition  
The invention discloses a photo detector with first and second groups of electrodes. The electrodes of each group are connected to a first common conductor for the group, and are located on a...
9006630 Quality of optically black reference pixels in CMOS iSoCs  
Aspects relate to improved optically black reference pixels in a CMOS iSoc sensor. A system can include a pointer P1 that indicates pixels to be read out during a readout time interval, a pointer...
9000342 Passive type image sensor and method including first and second anti-blooming transistors discharging electric charges while integrating electric charges  
A passive type image sensor and a method for operating the same. The passive type image sensor includes a photoelectric conversion section configured to receive light and integrate electric...
9000347 System and method for nonlinear optical devices  
Systems for enhancing the sensitivity of detecting an optical signal using nonlinear optics and method of performing the same. In one embodiment, a single-photon detection system includes an...
9000348 Method and apparatus for carrying out a switching process using an operating element including at least one light-emitting diode as a display and a device for measuring the voltage of same  
The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for performing a switching operation with the aid of a operation element (13). In order to avoid mechanical components, at least one...
9000351 Semiconductor integrated circuit and optical sensor device using the same  
A resistor array is provided in an element array. A mean value of a characteristic-value distribution is associated with a median of combined resistance values obtained by the element array. An...
8993952 Transimpedance amplifier, semiconductor device, and optical module to include an adding circuit for adding first and second current variation  
An optical module including a transimpedance amplifier capable of realizing a high-speed and high-quality receiving operation is provided. A transimpedance amplifier includes: a pre-amplifier...
8987653 Determining relative timing offset in different electronic pathways using internal signal  
A process and system including a detector having a photosensor therein that outputs a signal and a plurality of after-pulse detector devices independently connected to the photosensor via...
8987651 Photodetector including photodiodes overlapped with each other  
An object is to reduce the size and manufacturing cost of a photodetector. In order to reduce the area where a visible light sensor and an infrared light sensor are provided, a first photodiode...
8987647 Low power wide dynamic range CMOS imager output circuit having a threshold detector to set a gain to be applied by a readout circuitry  
An imager has an array of pixels arranged in rows and columns, readout circuitry electrically coupled to the columns to receive signals from the pixels, the readout circuitry having at least one...
8987652 Electronic device with display and low-noise ambient light sensor with a control circuitry that periodically disables the display  
An electronic device may be provided that has a display. The display may produce stray light when producing images for a user. The electronic device may have an ambient light sensor for measuring...
8981275 Solid-state image pickup device with an optical waveguide, method for manufacturing solid-state image pickup device, and camera  
A solid-state image pickup device includes a plurality of pixels on a light-receiving surface, photodiodes disposed on the light-receiving surface of a semiconductor substrate while being...
8981277 High dynamic range image sensor with in pixel memory  
A high dynamic range CMOS image sensor is disclosed. The pixels of the image sensor incorporate in-pixel memory. Further, the pixels may have varying integration periods. The integration periods...
8970757 Solid-state image pickup element, driving method thereof, and control program  
A solid-state image pickup element comprises a plurality of first signal storage units connected to each vertical output line to store a signal transferred from a selected unit cell to each...
8969782 Signal sampling circuit and image sensor having the same  
A signal sampling circuit includes: a signal output unit configured to output a level signal to an output node in response to a control signal; a signal sampling unit coupled to the output node...
8969770 Correlated double sampling to include a controller to increment and invert a count during a first period and a second period  
Apparatus and a method for correlated double sampling using an up-counter for parallel image sensors. All bits of a counter are set to one. An offset signal is compared to a first reference signal...
8969771 Imaging system and imaging device  
An imaging system includes an A/D converter including a holding unit holding a pixel signal as a voltage level, a comparator comparing the voltage level held with a reference level, a circuit...
8969780 CMOS circuit for sensor with reduced read noise  
A CMOS image sensor having one or more pixels, e.g. in an array, whereby each of the pixels having two or more sub-pixel elements for generating charge according to incident light intensity as...
8969783 Optical receiver having positive feedback loop from photocurrent to bias for photodiode  
An optical receiver is disclosed, in which a PD is biased by a positive feedback loop with respect to the photocurrent generated thereby. The optical receiver includes the PD, a current mirror to...
8969779 Photodetecting structure with photon sensing graphene layer(s) and vertically integrated graphene field effect transistor  
In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is provided, including a photodetecting structure with one or more photon sensing layers of graphene; and an...
8969781 Integrated optical biosensor array including charge injection circuit and quantizer circuit  
An optical biosensor pixel for detecting the amount of light that is generated by the biosensing process and a biosensor array architecture that includes such biosensor pixels. The optical...
8969773 CMOS imaging device with three-dimensional architecture having reading circuits and an electronic processing circuit arranged on different substrates  
An imaging device including: plural pixels each including a photodetector; plural reading circuits associated with the plural photodetectors, each reading circuit including a first MOS transistor...
8969789 Rotary encoder and method of detecting abnormality of rotary encoder  
A signal output unit generates an A phase output signal of a rectangular wave and a B phase output signal of a rectangular wave from the A phase sinusoidal wave signal and the B phase sinusoidal...
8963068 System and method for nanostructure apodization mask for transmitter signal suppression in a duplex telescope  
Disclosed herein is a system for an apodization mask composed of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for absorbing unwanted stray light. An apodization mask is a precise pattern or shape that...
8957363 Differential photodiode integrator circuit for absorbance measurements  
Systems and methods for measuring a light intensity. An example photodetector measurement circuit comprises a photodetector that receives a light and generates a photodetector current indicative...
8957362 Determining relative timing offset in different electronic pathways using internal signals  
A process and system including a detector having a photosensor therein that outputs a signal and a plurality of after-pulse detector devices independently connected to the photosensor via...
8957364 Photo-electric conversion device with current fluctuation suppression  
A photo-electric conversion device comprises a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arrayed, each pixel including a photo-electric converter, a floating diffusion portion, a transfer...
8952313 Semiconductor device having direct connecting structure including first detector, second detector, first transistor, and second transistor elements  
The semiconductor device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns, and first transistors fewer than the number of the plurality of pixels. The plurality of pixels each includes...
8946617 Photodiode having a p-n junction with varying expansion of the space charge zone due to application of a variable voltage  
A photodiode comprises a semiconductor material having a p-n junction, the p-n junction being located between a first doping region of a first doping type and a second doping region of a second...
8946613 Ultra low readout noise architecture having a pixel sensor with dual active pixel sensor pixel and dual ramp line  
A method to read out pixels includes reading a first pixel by resetting a first photodetector, integrating the first photodetector after resetting the first photodetector, resetting a first...
8946614 Image sensor with wide dynamic range and method of operating the same including one or more first and second column groups of pixels alternatively arranged  
An image sensor in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a pixel array configured to include a plurality of pixels corresponding to a plurality of rows and a plurality of...
8946615 Image sensor circuit  
The controlling circuit of the image censor circuit controls the row decoder to address the light receiving cell with the address signal to turn on the first MOS transistor and turns on the switch...
8937273 Photoelectric transducer, image reading device having a control unit with a reset pulse switching from a color reading mode to a monochrome reading mode  
A photoelectric transducer being capable of image reading in any one of a color reading mode and a monochrome reading mode includes a color reading sensor, a monochrome reading sensor, and an...