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US20120012748 ARCHITECTURES FOR IMAGER ARRAYS AND ARRAY CAMERAS  
Architectures for imager arrays configured for use in array cameras in accordance with embodiments of the invention are described. One embodiment of the invention includes a plurality of focal...
US20140117208 LIGHT GUIDE ARRAY FOR AN IMAGE SENSOR  
An image sensor pixel that includes a photoelectric conversion unit supported by a substrate and an insulator adjacent to the substrate. The pixel includes a cascaded light guide that is located...
US20120062762 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND PHOTOSENSOR CELL WITH SELECTIVELY SILICIDED GATES  
The invention also relates to an apparatus and method for selectively providing a silicide coating over the transistor gates of a CMOS imager to improve the speed of the transistor gates. The...
US20080265139 COMBINATION READER  
An imaging system for collecting images of signals associated with a sample tile comprising a stage supporting the sample tile, a ring illuminator system emitting a uniform excitation energy upon...
US20150219560 IN-LINE PHOTOLUMINESCENCE IMAGING OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES  
Methods and systems are presented for acquiring photoluminescence images (2) of silicon solar cells and wafers (4) as they progress along a manufacturing line (36). In preferred embodiments the...
US20100059662 CMOS IMAGER AND APPARATUS WITH SELECTIVELY SILICIDED GATES  
The invention also relates to an apparatus and method for selectively providing a silicide coating over the transistor gates of a CMOS imager to improve the speed of the transistor gates. The...
US20140117210 IMAGE PICKUP CIRCUIT, CMOS SENSOR, AND IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE  
Disclosed herein is an image pickup circuit including: amplifying means for amplifying a charge corresponding to an amount of light received by a photodetector, and outputting a pixel signal; ramp...
US20090289200 Fluorescent image obtainment method and apparatus, fluorescence endoscope, and excitation-light unit  
A fluorescent image obtainment apparatus includes a light illumination means that illuminates a region to be observed with illumination-light and excitation-light at the same time, and an imaging...
US20090166515 MULTI-POINT CORRELATED SAMPLING FOR IMAGE SENSORS  
An improved passive pixel sensor (PPS) circuit comprising a correlated sampling circuit and method that integrates pixel charge leakage onto an integrating amplifier during sampling periods. An...
US20150090883 TUNABLE LASER-BASED INFRARED IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF  
Methods, devices, and systems for imaging tissue and other samples or samples using infrared (IR) transmissions from coherent transmission sources, such as a wide range, tunable, quantum cascade...
US20150316478 FLUORESCENT NANOSCOPY DEVICE AND METHOD  
A method for analysis of an object dyed with fluorescent coloring agents. Separately fluorescing visible molecules or nanoparticles are periodically formed in different object parts, the laser...
US20110198481 Image sensor and operating method  
An image sensor and a method of operating the image sensor are provided. At least one pixel of the image sensor includes a detection portion including a plurality of doping areas having different...
US20100163710 COMBINATION READER  
An imaging system for collecting images of signals associated with a sample tile comprising a stage supporting the sample tile, a ring illuminator system emitting a uniform excitation energy upon...
US20060054782 Apparatus for multiple camera devices and method of operating same  
There are many, many inventions described herein. In one aspect, what is disclosed is a digital camera including a plurality of arrays of photo detectors, including a first array of photo...
US20140124655 UV LED LIGHTBAR FOR SETTING A UV-CURABLE NAIL FORMULATION  
Various systems and methods for implementing a UV LED lightbar for setting a UV-curable nail formulation are described herein. A lightbar comprises a detachable UV lightbar comprising a plurality...
US20110235017 PHYSICAL INFORMATION ACQUISITION DEVICE, SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND PHYSICAL INFORMATION ACQUISITION METHOD  
Disclosed herein is a physical information acquisition device including an electromagnetic wave output section, a first detection section, and a signal processing section. The electromagnetic wave...
US20100188545 PMOS PIXEL STRUCTURE WITH LOW CROSS TALK FOR ACTIVE PIXEL IMAGE SENSORS  
An image sensor with an image area having a plurality of pixels each having a photodetector of a first conductivity type, the image sensor includes a substrate of the first conductivity type; a...
US20060208163 CMOS image sensor using shared transistors between pixels having mirror symmetry  
A CMOS image sensor that has reduced transistor count is disclosed. The individual pixels are formed by a photodiode and a transfer transistor. An output node receives the signal from the...
US20130334402 SOLID-STATE IMAGINGELEMENT, CALIBRATION METHOD OF SOLID-STATE IMAGINGELEMENT, SHUTTER DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging element including: a plurality of pixels including a photoelectric conversion section; and a nano-carbon laminated film disposed on a side of a light...
US20130181118 SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND CAMERA  
An object of the invention is to cause a part of charge spilling from a photoelectric conversion unit to flow into a charge holding unit and thereby extend dynamic range and at the same time...
US20100308209 System for Charge-Domain Electron Subtraction in Demodulation Pixels and Method Therefor  
A method and system enable the subtraction of charge carrier packages in the low-noise charge domain, which is particularly interesting for the operation of demodulation pixels when high...
US20080173792 Image sensor module and the method of the same  
The present invention provides an image sensor module structure comprising a substrate with a die receiving cavity formed within an upper surface of the substrate and conductive traces within the...
US20070272828 Method and apparatus providing dark current reduction in an active pixel sensor  
An imager has one or more pixel circuits arranged to receive negatively biased control signals at one or more gates associated with charge holding regions to reduce dark current generation and flow.
US20150053860 MANUFACTURING NANOWIRE PHOTO-DETECTOR GROWN ON A BACK-SIDE ILLUMINATED IMAGE SENSOR  
An embodiment relates to a method of manufacturing a device comprising a substrate having a front side and a back-side, a nanowire disposed on the back-side and an image sensing circuit disposed...
US20140118572 Alternative Color Image Array And Associated Methods  
An image sensor includes an array of light sensitive elements and a filter array. Each filter element is in optical communication with a respective light sensitive element. The image sensor...
US20130092820 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate to an nth substrate being electrically connected to each other via connection portions and being stacked. An mth substrate includes a pixel...
US20140209784 IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS, DRIVING METHOD THEREFOR, AND IMAGE SENSING SYSTEM  
An image sensing apparatus comprising, a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arranged, a first A/D converter configured to perform first analog-to-digital conversion for a signal from...
US20140183334 IMAGE SENSOR FOR LIGHT FIELD DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF  
An image sensor for light field devices includes a plurality of sub-microlenses, a space layer, and a plurality of main microlenses. The space layer is disposed on the sub-microlenses, and the...
US20130256510 IMAGING DEVICE WITH FLOATING DIFFUSION SWITCH  
Embodiments of the invention describe utilizing dual floating diffusion switches to enhance the dynamic range of pixels having multiple photosensitive elements. The insertion of dual floating...
US20120314109 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA  
The present invention implements a solid-state imaging device and a camera which develop lower noise. The solid-state imaging device includes unit cells which are arranged in two dimensions. Each...
US20110117681 THIN FILM IMAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS  
Methods and apparatus are presented for monitoring the deposition and/or post-deposition processing of semiconductor thin films using photoluminescence imaging. The photoluminescence images are...
US20060185165 Method for assembling tiled detectors for ionizing radiation based image detection  
The present technique provides a multi-tile detector and a process for assembling the multi-tile detector using a flexible structure and intermediate electrical connections. The present technique...
US20150172573 RESET NOISE REDUCTION WITH FEEDBACK  
Provided are an imaging device implementing pseudo correlated double sampling (CDS), a pixel of the imaging device and a control method of the image device. The imaging device includes: a pixel...
US20140184844 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM, AND DRIVING METHOD OF PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE  
A photoelectric conversion device includes analog signal output units including pixels and configured to output analog signals based on pixels, and signal processing units. Each of the signal...
US20130292547 LIGHT GUIDE ARRAY FOR AN IMAGE SENSOR  
An image sensor pixel that includes a photoelectric conversion unit supported by a substrate and an insulator adjacent to the substrate. The pixel includes a cascaded light guide located within an...
US20130021441 METHOD AND IMAGE SENSOR HAVING PIXEL STRUCTURE FOR CAPTURING DEPTH IMAGE AND COLOR IMAGE  
An image sensor having a pixel structure for capturing a depth image and a color image. The image sensor has a pixel structure that shares a floating diffusion (FD) node and a readout node, and...
US20120049042 Pixel Array, Read Out Circuit Therefor, Read Out Architecture Associated Therewith, Image Sensor And System Including The Same  
In one embodiment of a pixel array, the pixel array includes a plurality of pixels arranged in columns, and a plurality of read out lines are associated with the plurality of pixels such that each...
US20110303824 Apparatus for Sub-Wavelength Near-Field Focusing of Electromagnetic Waves  
Planar sub-wavelength structures provide superlensing, i.e., electromagnetic focusing beyond the diffraction limit. The planar structures use diffraction to force the input field to converge to a...
US20050274871 Method and apparatus for collecting photons in a solid state imaging sensor  
A photon collector has a reflecting metal layer to increase photon collection efficiency in a solid state imaging sensor. The reflecting metal layer reflects incident light internally to a...
US20120142125 PHOTOLUMINESCENCE IMAGING SYSTEMS FOR SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL MANUFACTURING  
A method of photoluminence (PL) imaging of a series of silicon wafers, the method including the step of: utilizing incident illumination of a wavelength greater than 808 nm. The present invention...
US20120085888 BACK-SIDE ILLUMINATED SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A back-side illuminated solid-state imaging device includes a photodiode and MOS transistors at a semiconductor substrate. The MOS transistors are formed over the front surface of the...
US20090224139 Drift Field Demodulation Pixel with Pinned Photo Diode  
A pixel based on a pinned-photodiode structure that creates a lateral electric drift field. The combination of the photodiode with adjacent CCD gates enables the utilization of the drift field...
US20150287766 UNIT PIXEL OF AN IMAGE SENSOR AND IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE SAME  
A unit pixel of an image sensor is provided. The unit pixel includes a visible light detection layer and an infrared light detection layer disposed on the visible light detection layer. The...
US20130005056 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING WAFER EDGE PORTION  
Provided is a method for processing a wafer edge portion using photolithograph equipment. The method includes placing a wafer on a support plate, inspecting a bead removal state of an edge portion...
US20120280144 OPTICAL SYSTEM ENABLING LOW POWER EXCITATION AND HIGH SENSITIVITY DETECTION OF NEAR INFRARED TO VISIBLE UPCONVERSION PHOSHORS  
A simple yet high performance optical system is described which is tailored to enabling efficient detection of the luminescence emissions of near infrared-to-visible upconverting phosphors. The...
US20120061553 Imaging device and imaging apparatus  
An imaging device includes: a photoelectric conversion layer in which photoelectric conversion devices that convert received light into charge are arranged in a planar fashion; and a conductor...
US20070075218 Multiple exposure optical imaging apparatus  
Apparatus for storing an optical image of an object comprises an imaging device having a multiplicity of pixels, each pixel including a light sensor and a multiplicity of storage cells coupled to...
US20130258259 COLOR FILTER, SOLID-STATE IMAGING ELEMENT, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC INFORMATION DEVICE  
Color reproduction is improved by reducing color noise without changing color signal processing of a device in such a manner to match a new color filter arrangement. The film thickness of a green...
US20130119234 UNIT PIXEL AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE SAME  
A unit pixel of a three-dimensional image sensor includes a non-silicon photodetector and at least one readout circuit. The non-silicon photodetector is formed at a silicon substrate, and the...
US20130062536 Illumination Systems and Methods for Photoluminescence Imaging of Photovoltaic Cells and Wafers  
Methods are presented for analysing semiconductor materials (8), and silicon photovoltaic cells and cell precursors in particular, using imaging of photoluminescence (12) generated with high...