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9041770 Three-dimensional image capture device  
The present invention provides an image capturing technique for obtaining, at the same time, multiple images with parallax and an image that would cause no sensitivity problem even without...
9042643 Method for demosaicking  
A method for demosaicking a digital image is provided. Pixels of the digital image are processed in an order from the upper-left to lower-right of the digital image. If a current-processed pixel...
9036060 Imaging device, image processing method and program for correction of blooming  
Provided is an imaging device including an image sensor for outputting a high-sensitivity pixel signal from a long-time exposure pixel and a low-sensitivity pixel signal from a short-time exposure...
9036004 Three-dimensional image capture device  
A 3D image capture device includes: a light transmitting member 2 with polarizing areas and a non-polarizing area; a solid-state image sensor 1 for receiving the light transmitted through the...
9030580 Color filter modules for plenoptic XYZ imaging systems  
A method for designing a color filter module used in a plenoptic XYZ imaging system. In one approach, the color filter module is spatially partitioned into filter cells, and the spatial partition...
9019393 Video processing system and method  
Embodiments provide a video processing system that can include a video processor, a decompression component, and a demosaicing component. The video processing system can be configured to...
9013611 Method and device for generating a digital image based upon a selected set of chrominance groups  
A method of generating a digital image is described. The method comprises detecting light from a scene to form an image; identifying an aberration in the image; and implementing a color filter...
9013612 Image sensors with antireflective layers  
An electronic device may have an image sensor array that captures images. The image sensor array may include antireflective layers that increase the efficiency of the image sensor in gathering...
9007494 Image processing apparatus, method for controlling the same and storage medium  
An image processing apparatus comprises a noise suppression unit configured to perform noise suppression processing to a plurality of color signals obtained by band dividing an image signal by...
9001239 Image processing apparatus, image processing method and manufacturing apparatus  
An image processing apparatus having a plurality of Bayer arrays each including 4 pixels sharing a common electrode connected to a vertical signal line wherein: each of the pixels has a pixel...
8994858 Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic equipment  
A solid-state imaging device includes a photoelectric transformation portion and a micro lens, the micro lens has a first refractive index layer which is a first refractive index and a second...
8989487 Apparatus and method for combining images  
Provided are an image composition apparatus for composing color images with black-and-white images including infrared components, and an image composition method thereof. The image composition...
8988566 Lens array for partitioned image sensor having color filters  
An apparatus includes an image sensor including N image sensor regions arranged thereon. N lens structures are included in a lens array disposed proximate to the image sensor. Each one of the N...
8982236 Imaging apparatus  
White balance correction is performed on RGB color signals output from an image pickup device that includes a particular color filter array in which RGB color filters are arranged on respective...
8982253 Color imaging element  
A single-plate color imaging element where an array of the color filters includes a basic array pattern of M×N provided with first filters corresponding to a first color with one or more colors...
8982261 Imaging with interleaved detection accumulations  
An imaging system includes a sensor array of sensor elements to convert incident light to detections. Plural detection accumulators are provided to store detections. Switches alternatively route...
8976275 Color imaging element  
A single-plate color imaging element, where a basic array pattern in which the color filters are arrayed according to an array pattern corresponding to M×N (M and N are even numbers equal to or...
8970747 Imaging device  
In a color filter array of a color imaging element 26, a G filter 34G to which other G filters 34G are adjacent in horizontal and vertical directions and a G filter 34G to which another G filter...
8964098 Imaging device and focus control method having first and second correlation computations  
Provides an imaging device including, imaging element in which plural first lines arrayed with first phase difference detection pixels, and plural second lines arrayed with second phase difference...
8958000 Imaging device, method for controlling imaging device, and storage medium storing a control program  
Efficient thinned reading is performed in a case in which an image pickup device equipped with a color filter having an array different from a Bayer array is employed. An imaging apparatus (10)...
8934048 Apparatus and methods for camera applications  
Apparatus and methods for using infra-red light provide for enhanced operation in camera applications. In an embodiment, a safety camera includes an optical filter that provides an input to an...
8928785 Imaging device and storage medium storing an imaging program  
An imaging apparatus and image capture program are provided that enable an image processing section compatible with a Bayer array to be employed without modification even in cases in which an...
8913153 Imaging systems and methods for generating motion-compensated high-dynamic-range images  
Electronic devices may include image sensors. Image sensors may be used to capture images having rows of long-exposure image pixel values that are interleaved with rows of short-exposure image...
8913175 Solid-state image sensing element and image sensing apparatus for detecting a focus state of a photographing lens  
An image sensor that output a signal for detecting a focus state of a photographing lens. The image sensor includes a microlens; a light-receiving pixel; a first focus state detection pixel pair...
8908230 Control apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium  
Provided is a control apparatus for controlling an image forming apparatus including an inline sensor. The control apparatus includes: a data analyzing section configured to extract color...
8902339 Solid-state imaging element and dispersing element array for improved color imaging  
A solid-state image sensor includes a photosensitive cell array and a dispersing element array. Each unit block 40 of the photosensitive cell array includes four photosensitive cells 2a, 2b, 2c...
8902294 Image capturing device and image capturing method  
Present invention provides an imaging element that includes a first pixel group and a second pixel group, a pickup execution control unit that performs pixel addition by exposing the first pixel...
8902291 Three-dimensional image pickup device  
The 3D image capture device of this invention includes: a light-transmitting section 2 with light-transmitting areas C1, C2 and C3 that have mutually different transmission wavelength ranges; a...
8896731 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and camera module  
According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a pixel interpolation unit. The pixel interpolation unit includes a calculating unit that adds, to a first frequency band...
8896732 Pixel for processing signals having visible band and IR band, manufacturing method thereof, and pixel array and image sensor including the same  
Disclosed are a pixel, a pixel array, a method for manufacturing the pixel array, and an image sensor including the pixel array. The pixel includes a first color filter layer to transmit a visible...
8896722 Image data processing apparatus and electronic camera  
An image data processing apparatus includes a data size conversion device that changes a data size of an image data at an optional ratio, the image data has a plurality of pixels each of which...
8890055 Solid-state imaging device, method of producing the same, and camera  
A method of producing a solid-state imaging device includes the steps of forming on a substrate a photoelectric conversion portion that receives light on a light-receiving surface and that...
8878952 Video camera  
Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue and red image data in a manner...
8878970 Color imaging apparatus having color imaging element  
A color imaging apparatus comprising: a color imaging element comprising a plurality of pixels and color filters of a color filter array arranged on the plurality of pixels, the color filter array...
8878969 Imaging systems with color filter barriers  
An image sensor may be provided in which a pixel array includes imaging pixels and application-specific pixels. The application-specific pixels may include depth-sensing pixels, infrared imaging...
8872086 Photoelectric conversion device and imaging system  
A photoelectric conversion device comprises: a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements each having a photo-sensing surface; insulation films; a plurality of light-guiding portions arranged...
8872949 Solid-state image pickup device, image pickup system including the same, and method for manufacturing the same  
A solid-state image pickup device including a photoelectric conversion element, a floating diffusion, and an element isolation region that are disposed above a first semiconductor region has a...
8866944 Method for correcting pixel information of color pixels on a color filter array of an image sensor  
A method for correcting pixel information of color pixels on a color filter array of an image sensor includes: establishing an M×M distance factor table, selecting M×M pixels of the color filter...
8860856 Multiplexed imaging  
An imaging method comprises acquiring image data in which image components are spatially modulated at distinct spatial frequencies, transforming the image data into the Fourier domain and...
8860857 System and method for a high performance color filter mosaic array  
A method of implementing high-performance color filter mosaic arrays (CFA) using luminance pixels. The introduction of luminance pixels greatly improves the accuracy of the image acquisition...
8847345 Optical element, image sensor including the optical element, and image pickup apparatus including the image sensor  
An optical element includes a plurality of optical filters having different characteristics. The element includes a first optical filter including a first metal-structure group including first...
8848073 Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus  
A solid-state imaging device includes: an R pixel provided with an R filter for transmitting red-color light; a B pixel provided with a B filter for transmitting blue-color light; an S1 pixel...
8848047 Imaging device and endoscopic apparatus  
An imaging device comprising: in-substrate photoelectric converting devices arranged on the same plane in a semiconductor substrate; on-substrate photoelectric converting devices, formed on the...
8842194 Imaging element and imaging apparatus  
An imaging element includes a red color filter, a blue color filter, and two kinds of first and second green color filters. The first green color filter has a peak spectral sensitivity in a longer...
8842203 Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus  
A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pairs of a first photoelectric conversion element and a second photoelectric conversion element which have different spectral sensitivity...
8836813 Image processing device and image processing method  
In a first filtering processing step, RAW data of a source image is subjected to a pixel-based filtering process along a first array direction to divide the RAW data into a first luminance data...
8836814 Method and apparatus for ambient light spectrum detection in digital photography  
Digital camera or device with a digital camera unit is controlled in a process in which light spectrum power distribution is detected by a detector that has a plurality of narrow-band...
8835981 Solid-state image sensor  
According to embodiments of the present invention, a solid-state image sensor has a semiconductor element substrate having a plurality of photo electric conversion elements, an interlaminar...
8830384 Imaging device and imaging method  
An imaging device includes a control unit provided to perform first control or second control on the same type of plural pixel rows as phase difference pixel rows which are arranged in parallel in...
8830395 Systems and methods for adaptive scaling of digital images  
Systems and methods are provided for upscaling a digital image. A digital image to be upscaled is accessed, where the digital image comprises a plurality of pixel values. A first half pixel value...