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9040919 Photomixer-waveguide coupling tapers  
Disclosed are systems and methods for improving the performance of systems for generating and detecting electromagnetic radiation at terahertz (THz) frequencies. Embodiments of the systems and...
9029783 Multilayered microbolometer film deposition  
A microbolometer is disclosed, including a bottom multilayered dielectric, having a first silicon oxynitride layer and a second silicon oxynitride layer disposed above the first silicon oxynitride...
9006661 Compact THz focal plane imaging array with integrated context imaging sensors and antennae matrix  
A monolithic focal plane array (FPA) of an imaging system includes an array of multiple pixel unit cells disposed on a substrate. Each pixel unit cell includes: a first array of THz antennae...
8981302 Infrared sensors for electronic devices  
An electronic device may be provided with proximity sensor capabilities for monitoring for the presence of nearby external objects. The electronic device may make temperature measurements such as...
8969810 Infrared sensor device  
An infrared sensor device includes a plurality of infrared sensors that is provided in a plurality of divided areas in which an infrared-receiving area is radially divided in one plane; a detector...
8969809 Thermo-optical array devices and methods of processing thermo-optical array devices  
Thermo-optical array devices and methods of processing thermo-optical array devices are disclosed. One method of processing thermo-optical array devices includes forming an (001) oriented titanium...
8963091 Signal detecting circuit of infrared sensor and method of correcting same  
A signal detecting circuit of an infrared sensor includes: a cell array in which bolometers sensing infrared rays and outputting signal currents are arranged in an N×M format; a level generator...
8957382 Method and device for slaving the activation of a set of infrared emitters of a sensor of venous networks to the presence of a living body  
The present invention relates to a method for slaving the activation of a set of infrared emitters of a sensor of venous networks to the presence of a living body between this set and an image...
8927936 Multi-beam detector retrofitted from single-beam detector  
The present disclosure is directed to a method of retrofitting an existing single-beam infrared scanner assembly for detecting the temperature of an object. The method may include removing optics...
8907288 Digitally scanned multi-cell electro-optic sensor  
A digitally scanned multi-cell EO sensor comprises a low-resolution multi-cell imaging detector. An array of optical focusing elements decomposes the sensor's FOV into at least four sub-fields. A...
8907284 Terahertz imager with global reset  
A pixel circuit may include a detection circuit having first and second transistors coupled in series between differential output nodes of an antenna. The antenna may be configured to be sensitive...
8907287 Patient monitoring system  
A patient support apparatus includes a monitoring system having a first detector and a controller. The first detector detects electromagnetic radiation from a first field of view of the first...
8895930 Bolometric detector of an electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz range and detector array device comprising said detectors  
A bolometric detector of a terahertz radiation, including an assembly reflective for said electromagnetic radiation; at least one bolometric microbridge suspended above the reflective assembly and...
8890076 Bolometer and method of manufacturing the same  
The present invention relates to a bolometer (10) comprising a substrate (12), a first membrane (16) formed by removing a first sacrificial layer (14) on the substrate (12), the first membrane...
8816285 Display device  
A photosensor-equipped display device is provided having a combination of visible and non-visible light sources where a voltage drop is minimized when the non-visible light sources are turned on....
8796630 Thermal-type infrared solid-state image sensing device and method of manufacturing the same  
In the reference element employed in the thermal-type infrared solid-state image sensing device according to the present invention, a slit used for construction of a light receiving element is...
8785860 Sensor part for an infrared sensor and method for producing same  
A sensor part for an infrared sensor, including an IR-sensitive detector (1), at least one reference source (2) emitting IR radiation, and an IR-sensitive reference detector (3) which, in the...
8785859 Distributed optical fiber sensor based on Raman and Brillouin scattering  
A distributed optical fiber sensor based on Raman and Brillouin scattering is provided. The distributed optical fiber sensor includes a semiconductor FP cavity pulsed wideband optical fiber laser...
8785858 Solar sensor for the detection of the direction of incidence and the intensity of solar radiation  
A solar sensor for the detection of the direction of incidence and the intensity of solar radiation comprises a housing (12) made of a plastic material that is permeable to at least some of the...
8772718 Electromagnetic radiation detecting device comprising an active bolometer and a shielded reference bolometer  
A device for detecting electromagnetic radiation that comprises an active bolometer provided with a first element sensitive to said electromagnetic radiation and a reference bolometer identical to...
8766194 Integrating sensing systems into thermostat housing in manners facilitating compact and visually pleasing physical characteristics thereof  
An occupancy sensing electronic thermostat is described that includes a thermostat body, an electronic display that is viewable by a user in front of the thermostat, a passive infrared sensor for...
8759777 Infrared light detecting apparatus and detecting method thereof  
An infrared light detecting device and the infrared detecting method thereof. The device comprises a shield, a first photo detector and a second photo detector. The shield for blocking light is...
8748808 Detection and correction of a loss of calibration of microbolometer thermal imaging radiometers  
A method detects a loss of calibration of a thermal imaging radiometer including an array of imaging microbolometers and a gauge microbolometer. The detection method includes applying a first and...
8674307 System and method for detecting infrared radiation  
A device for detecting infrared radiation comprising an array of bolometers for detecting radiation; and in order to read each bolometer, a signal shaping circuitry comprising: a circuitry capable...
8648307 Infrared ray detector  
An infrared ray detector comprises a prism element, a condenser lens, and an infrared ray receiving unit. The prism element is configured to convert the infrared ray irradiated from a detection...
8610070 Pixel-level optical elements for uncooled infrared detector devices  
Pixel-level monolithic optical element configurations for uncooled infrared detectors and focal plane arrays in which a monolithically integrated or fabricated optical element may be suspended...
8598528 Infrared detector based on suspended bolometric micro-plates  
A bolometric array detector for detecting electromagnetic radiation in a predetermined range of infrared wavelengths includes a substrate; an array of bolometric micro-plates for detecting the...
8569700 Image sensor for two-dimensional and three-dimensional image capture  
An apparatus includes a first photodetector array including visible light photodetectors disposed in semiconductor material to detect visible light included in light incident upon the...
8558179 Integrating sensing systems into thermostat housing in manners facilitating compact and visually pleasing physical characteristics thereof  
An occupancy sensing electronic thermostat is described that includes a thermostat body having a curved exterior front surface, a dot matrix display mounted within the body viewable by a user in...
8541747 Solid-state image sensor and image sensing apparatus  
A solid-state image sensor, comprises: a photoelectric conversion layer on which photoelectric conversion elements are arranged; and an wiring layer including at least one layer of a metal film,...
8513609 Management device, storage medium stored with program and imaging device  
A management device that includes an acquiring component and a numericalizetion component is provided. The acquiring component acquires correlation information that correlates with a degree of...
8507867 Radiometric cargo security device  
Detection of a breach in security of an enclosure, such as a shipping enclosure, is indicated by detection of a change in a closed status. A detector enclosure is provided with a window opening in...
8487260 Sensor  
The invention provides a sensor including a first sensor element formed in a first substrate and at least one optical element formed in a second substrate, the first and second substrates being...
8481917 System and method for calibrating an ambient light sensor  
A system and a method for calibrating an ambient light sensor (ALS) are disclosed. The ALS, an adjustable resistor and a switch are located on a first surface of a printed circuit board (PCB), and...
8410445 Human body sensing apparatus with improved accuracy  
The present invention relates to a human body sensing apparatus with improved accuracy, in which whether a moving direction of a human body is a ‘determinate entry or exit’ or an ‘indeterminate...
8373127 Method of searching for a thermal target  
A system and method are used to search for a thermal target from a moving aerial platform. The system includes a computer corrected to a wide field-of-view thermal imager, a narrow field-of-view...
8350217 Pixel, pixel array, and image sensor including the pixel array  
Disclosed are a pixel, a pixel array, and an image sensor including the pixel array. The pixel includes a first photo-sensing unit to detect a visible light and an IR, and a second photo-sensing...
8344325 Electronic device with sensing assembly and method for detecting basic gestures  
An electronic device and method detects a predefined gesture. The electronic device includes a sensing assembly including at least one photoreceiver and a plurality of phototransmitters, where...
8304733 Sensing assembly for mobile device  
An infrared sensing assembly for allowing detection of a location of an external object, as well as a mobile device employing such an assembly and related methods of operation, among other things,...
8304850 Integrated infrared sensors with optical elements, and methods  
An infrared (IR) radiation sensor device (27) includes an integrated circuit radiation sensor chip (1A) including first (7) and second (8) temperature-sensitive elements connected within a...
8269175 Electronic device with sensing assembly and method for detecting gestures of geometric shapes  
A method for detecting a gesture and controlling an electronic device includes providing a sensing assembly including at least one photoreceiver and a plurality of phototransmitters, wherein each...
8217354 Remote sensing system and electronic apparatus having same  
A remote sensing system includes a first light source, a second light source, two image capturing devices and a processing unit. The first light source is configured for emitting infrared light of...
8153980 Color correction for radiation detectors  
Systems and methods for color correcting radiation by alternately focusing a first radiation spectrum on a first radiation spectrum detector, and then focusing at least one additional radiation...
8138478 Passive infra-red detectors  
A passive infra-red detector including at least three sub-detectors, each sub-detector being operative to receive infra-red radiation from a corresponding one of at least three sub fields-of-view,...
8089046 Method and apparatus for calibrating mass flow controllers  
A method for determining the flow rate of a gas includes measuring a first concentration of a calibration gas provided to the process chamber at a first pressure and temperature by directing...
8039797 Semiconductor for sensing infrared radiation and method thereof  
A semiconductor device for sensing infrared radiation is provided. In an embodiment, the semiconductor device includes a sensor configuration which includes a light receiving portion for...
7999229 Device for detecting an electromagnetic radiation comprising a resistive imaging bolometer, system comprising a matrix of such devices and method for reading an imaging bolometer of such a system  
The invention relates to a device for detecting an electromagnetic radiation comprising a resistive imaging bolometer sensitive to the electromagnetic radiation to be detected, intended to be...
7928395 Infra-red (IR) sensor with controllable sensitivity  
An infrared sensor contains a sensor array and a sensitivity adjuster. The sensor array collects IR energy from an external scene, and the sensitivity adjuster adjusts a pixel grouping for light...
7807972 Radiation sensor with cap and optical elements  
The invention provides a sensor including a first sensor element formed in a first substrate and at least one optical element formed in a second substrate, the first and second substrates being...
7763857 Infrared imaging optical system with varying focal length across the field of view  
Provided is an infrared imaging optical system with an advantageously varying focal length across the field of view. More specifically, in a particular embodiment, provided is an inverse telephoto...