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US20080239122 System and method for non-invasive conversion of film cameras into digital camera  
A system and method for converting a film camera into a digital camera uses an electronic device placed in a space of the camera that normally contains film. The device includes an image sensing...
US20120086840 DYNAMIC RANGE ENHANCEMENT  
A method of increasing dynamic range of pixels in an imaging sensor is disclosed. In one aspect, two image captures are performed, one at a first short integration time and one at a second optimum...
US20110096193 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes a pixel unit, a flicker detecting unit, a flicker-level estimating unit, and a flicker correcting unit. The flicker detecting...
US20140028883 DEPTH SENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD  
A depth sensing apparatus and method for acquiring a depth image of a target object may calculate a difference voltage between a first floating diffusion node and a second floating diffusion node,...
US20070285546 Method of driving CCD type solid-state imaging device and solid-state imaging apparatus  
A driving section 4 supplies a reading pulse of ‘H’ to electrodes V1 and V5 simultaneously with completion of exposure to read out electric charges to empty packets below electrodes V1, V2, V5,...
US20140267852 STARING FOCAL PLANE SENSOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGING LARGE DYNAMIC RANGE SCENES  
A focal plane staring sensor is provided that includes an M×N sensor, where M is a number of rows of sensor pixels in the sensor and N is a number of columns of sensor pixels in the sensor, where...
US20060274174 System for controlling integration times of photosensors in an imaging device  
A photosensor chip, such as used in a hard-copy scanner, reads out image data in repeated cycles. With each cycle an on-board counter counts to a predetermined number and resets to zero. When the...
US20100321548 MOS SENSOR AND DRIVE METHOD THEREOF  
To provide a drive method for finding out an optimum storage period quickly. In the method for driving the MOS sensor having a plurality of pixels, after all the plurality of pixels are...
US20130208157 HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGER SYSTEM  
An imaging system configured to capture an image is provided, the imaging system including a high dynamic range imager configured to capture at least one high dynamic range image, and circuitry,...
US20140211052 WDR PIXEL ARRAY, WDR IMAGING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME  
Disclosed is a WDR pixel array having high sensitivity under the middle intensity of illumination and high intensity of illumination by using the 4T pixel structure representing high sensitivity...
US20140078361 IMAGING DEVICE  
The present invention relates to improved imaging devices having high dynamic range and to monitoring and automatic control systems incorporating the improved imaging devices.
US20140009654 ECLIPSE ELIMINATION BY MONITORING THE PIXEL SIGNAL LEVEL  
An anti-eclipse circuit for an imaging sensor monitors the photo signal level output by a pixel to determine whether the photo signal corresponds to the pixel being operated at a saturated state....
US20110242365 Photometric device  
A photometric device includes a storage-type photometric sensor, a first control means that performs accumulation control on the photometric sensor based upon an average value of an output of the...
US20070222879 Sub-ranging pixel sample and hold  
Apparatus, systems and methods for image sensor leakage and dark current compensation are disclosed. In one implementation, a method is disclosed including accumulating charge on a first hold...
US20140092285 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
A solid-state imaging device and method of driving a pixel array section are described herein. By way of example, the solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array section including a sharing...
US20140368704 IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA SYSTEM INCLUDING SENSE CIRCUITS TO MAKE BINARY DECISION  
An imaging device includes: a pixel array section having an array of pixels, each of which has a photoelectric converting device and outputs an electric signal according to an input photon; a...
US20140009653 IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA SYSTEM INCLUDING SENSE CIRCUITS TO MAKE BINARY DECISION  
An imaging device includes: a pixel array section having an array of pixels, each of which has a photoelectric converting device and outputs an electric signal according to an input photon; a...
US20090059047 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
Provided is a solid-state imaging device having pixel units that are two-dimensionally arranged, and including: a photodiode that generates an optical signal charge corresponding to an intensity...
US20110234871 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
According to one embodiment, the pixel driving circuit causes the amplifying transistor to form a source follower circuit without applying a bias voltage to the vertical signal line and connects...
US20060274175 System for controlling image data readout from an imaging device  
An imaging apparatus, such as used in a digital camera or scanner, includes at least one photosensor chip. Each chip includes one line for conveying a signal causing an integration event of a...
US20090051795 Photometric device  
A photometric device includes a storage-type photometric sensor, a first control means that performs accumulation control on the photometric sensor based upon an average value of an output of the...
US20080049129 Imaging device with improved signal to noise performance  
A variable integration circuit processes an image based on variable pixel integration times. The variable integration circuit includes a threshold detect circuit that detects whether a threshold...
US20080204583 Adapted piecewise linear processing device  
A piecewise linear processing device applies different amplification rates according to a general environment and a low luminance environment where much noise exists. The piecewise linear...
US20060239582 Composite image data generating apparatus, method of controlling the same, and program for controlling the same  
Low-sensitivity image data and high-sensitivity image data are synthesized at a ratio determined by a dynamic range. A composite image is displayed on a display screen. A histogram of the...
US20120188426 FLASH CONTROL FOR ELECTRONIC ROLLING SHUTTER  
A method performed by an electronic camera in flash mode is as follows. A scene ambient lighting indication is obtained. An integration time interval and a flash pulse-on time interval for taking...
US20120133803 METHOD AND APPARATUSES FOR PEDESTAL LEVEL COMPENSATION OF ACTIVE SIGNAL GENERATED FROM AN OUTPUT SIGNAL OF A PIXEL IN AN IMAGE SENSOR  
A pedestal level compensation method includes calculating a dark level difference error depending on temperature, calculating a pedestal level offset depending on an analog gain, and compensating...
US20080284873 IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF  
The image capture apparatus changes a time from the commencement of the operation of the accumulation of the electrical charge to the shuttering, by the shutter blade unit, of the pixel within the...
US20050264663 Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method  
An image pickup apparatus is disclosed which can remove noise with certainty from an image pickup signal while a high resolution of the image pickup signal is assured regardless of a reading out...
US20090122155 IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND FLICKER DETECTION METHOD THEREFOR  
An image pickup apparatus capable of accurately detecting a flicker in a short time period without regard to a state of object and a photography scene. A signal processing circuit reads out an...
US20150172556 SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGE ACQUISITION METHOD  
A solid state imaging device includes: solid state imaging elements having a first electrode, a ferroelectric layer, and a transparent second electrode laminated together, and a PN junction...
US20150070544 OVERSAMPLED IMAGE SENSOR WITH CONDITIONAL PIXEL READOUT  
In a pixel array within an integrated-circuit image sensor, each of a plurality of pixels is evaluated to determine whether charge integrated within the pixel in response to incident light exceeds...
US20090073293 CMOS image sensors with increased dynamic range and methods of operating the same  
A method of operating an image sensor apparatus is provided. In this method, first digital image data is generated based on a first exposure data signal, wherein the first exposure data signal is...
US20080055441 Method, apparatus and system providing a storage gate pixel with high dynamic range  
A method, apparatus and system are described providing a high dynamic range pixel. An integration period has multiple sub-integration periods during which charges are accumulated in a photosensor...
US20060262209 Image sensing device and control method therefor  
An image sensing apparatus has a plurality of pixels arranged two dimensionally, each pixel containing a photoelectric converter that outputs a photoelectrically converted signal in response to a...
US20120002089 PIXEL STRUCTURE WITH MULTIPLE TRANSFER GATES  
A pixel structure comprises a photo-sensitive element for generating charge in response to incident light. A first transfer gate is connected between the photo-sensitive element and a first charge...
US20150264280 IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
An imaging device includes a photoelectric conversion element which photoelectrically converts incident light and generates a charge, accumulates and amplifies the charge, and outputs a...
US20140368702 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DRIVING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE  
Sum signals are generated in each region provided with a plurality of photoelectric converters. Furthermore, a second signal line is included to which signals based on the sum signals are output,...
US20150201142 Image sensor with threshold-based output encoding  
In a pixel array within an integrated-circuit image sensor, each of a plurality of pixels is evaluated to determine whether charge integrated within the pixel in response to incident light exceeds...
US20150237282 IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS  
Provided is an image pickup device including: an image pickup pixel group including a plurality of pixels arrayed in a matrix; a focus detection pixel group of focus detection pixels discretely...
US20150181139 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING A SET OF IMAGES ILLUMINATED BY A FLASH  
An electronic imaging device having a plurality of photosensitive cells arranged in an array to form a frame region, the frame region being composed of a plurality of frame sub-regions each frame...
US20100073535 SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR VARIABLE RATE PIXEL DATA TRANSFER AND STORAGE  
A variable rate image sensor outputs pixel data at a variable rate using lookup tables to selectively read out particular rows at particular times. The readout rate is not constant, allowing for a...
US20150042856 IMAGING APPARATUS  
An imaging apparatus includes: a pixel configured to generate a signal through photoelectric conversion; a comparator configured to compare a signal generated by the pixel with a first reference...
US20080198251 Method, apparatus, and system providing multiple pixel integration periods  
A method, apparatus and system providing high dynamic range operation for an image sensor by using signals from multiple pixels having different integration times.
US20140132807 IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING APPARATUS, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND READOUT METHOD  
An imaging device includes a readout unit which reads out an amount of charge accumulated in a floating diffusion that accumulates a charge transmitted from a light receiving unit that...
US20140043509 SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
A solid-state image pickup device including a pixel section arranged with multiple pixel circuits in A matrix having functions for converting an optical signal to an electrical signal and for...
US20110141331 MULTI-STEP EXPOSURE METHOD USING ELECTRONIC SHUTTER AND PHOTOGRAPHY APPARATUS USING THE SAME  
A multi-step exposure method using an electronic shutter and a photography apparatus using the same are provided. The photography apparatus includes an image sensor, and a control unit which...
US20140333805 SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR, METHOD FOR DRIVING SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
Provided is a solid-state image sensor including a pixel array unit and a driving control unit. In the pixel array unit, pixels each including a charge accumulation unit accumulating a photocharge...
US20100277632 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA  
A solid-state imaging device comprises a pixel array; a reference signal generation unit operable to generate a reference signal that changes monotonically for a predetermined period in a...
US20100277631 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, DRIVING METHOD THEREOF, AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array unit in which unit pixels are two-dimensionally disposed; a vertical scanning unit selecting the unit pixels, which read out the signal...
US20100265373 Solid State Image Pickup Device and Driving Method Therefor  
The objective of this invention is to provide a solid-state image pickup device and its driving method that has a minimum circuit area and a wide dynamic range. The invention includes: a sensor...

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