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9083906 A/D converter and solid-state imaging apparatus with offset voltage correction  
Provided is an A/D converter including an input terminal, a reference signal line for supplying a reference signal which changes temporally, a comparator, a correction capacitor connected to an...
9030461 Large area thin film circuits employing current driven, illumination enhanced, devices  
A thin film circuit comprises a plurality of thin film transistors, wherein the output response of the circuit is dependent on at least first (36) and second (34, 22) of the transistors. The first...
9018561 High power seed/amplifier laser system with beam shaping intermediate the seed and amplifier  
An apparatus and method of operation for a high power broad band elongated thin beam laser annealing light source, which may comprise a gas discharge seed laser oscillator having a resonance...
9000341 Method for detecting light-emitting elements having uniform luminous flux  
A method for detecting light amount uniformity is applicable to a light-emitting device including a plurality of light-emitting elements. First, the light-emitting device is placed in a sensed...
8981274 Optical-electrical converting device with increased transmitting efficiency  
An optical-electrical converting device includes a substrate, an electrical circuit layer, at least one auxiliary pad, and an optical-electrical converting lens. The electrical circuit layer...
8975567 Coordinate detector  
A coordinate detector includes a light output part, a light detection part, a first guide part, and a second guide part. The light output part emits light. The light detection part outputs a...
8969769 Two-dimensional position sensing systems and sensors therefor  
Two dimensional position sensing system and sensors for use in such systems are disclosed. The sensors incorporate linear array sensors having sensor elements and an aperture plate. Some...
8953076 Photoelectric conversion device and camera having a photodiode cathode formed by an n-type buried layer  
A photoelectric conversion device comprises a p-type region, an n-type buried layer formed under the p-type region, an element isolation region, and a channel stop region which covers at least a...
8952308 Light source sensing device and light source sensing method thereof  
A light source sensing device and a light source sensing method thereof are provided. The light source sensing device includes an optical sensor, a rod, a motor and a controller. The optical...
8942481 Three dimensional CMOS image processor for feature detection  
Disclose embodiments include an image processor for feature detection comprising a single non-planar chip containing a plurality of integrated sensing and processing resources across two or more...
8921752 Information acquisition device, information acquisition method, recording medium, and information acquisition system  
Moving-objects movable in a workspace, each includes an imaging unit with a two-dimensional light receiving surface; and a decoding processing unit. If light received by an imaging surface of the...
8912477 Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance  
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and at least two...
8912475 Optical sensing system with a phase sensitive amplifier and associated methods  
An optical sensing system includes a transmitter configured to transmit a free-space optical signal toward a target, and a receiver configured to receive a reflected free-space optical target...
8907261 Electromagnetic wave detection  
Embodiments of the invention are directed toward systems and methods for detecting a laser beam incident at a sensor. Embodiments of the invention may also determine the incident angle, the...
8907717 Light receiving circuit  
The light receiving circuit includes: a photoelectric conversion element for causing a current corresponding to an amount of incident light to flow; a MOS transistor including a source connected...
8892163 Image sensor having a pulsed mode of operation  
An image sensor includes a pixel array having a plurality of pixels. A readout circuit is coupled to the pixel array. A controller circuit is coupled to control the pixel array and is coupled to...
8878114 Apparatus and methods for locating source of and analyzing electromagnetic radiation  
Detectors and methods for gathering, detecting and analyzing electromagnetic radiation are disclosed. A radiation detector includes one or more positive lenses to direct radiation to mirrors or to...
8860586 Test arrangement for a laser threats identifying system of an aircraft  
A test arrangement for a laser threats identifying system of an aircraft comprises optical detecting means (10), adapted to pick up threat light beams (B) impinging on the aircraft (12) from a...
8847918 Optical position detection device and display device with position detection function  
An optical position detection device includes: a detecting light source section adapted to emit a detection light beam; a light source drive section adapted to drive the detecting light source...
8829417 Lidar system and method for detecting an object via an optical phased array  
A device for detecting a presence of an object includes an optical phased array, a detector, a processing portion and an indicator. The optical phased array can transmit a first optical beam to a...
8830452 Geodetic target and position determination system  
A geodetic target 1 for use in geodesy comprises an orienting device 10 with a bearing direction P, a first inclinometer 20 with a first axis of inclination 20A, a reflector 30 reflecting incident...
8816262 Auto-calibration method for real-time agricultural sensors  
A method for application of an agricultural product to a field is provided. The method includes acquiring real-time sampled data using real-time agricultural sensors, auto-calibrating the...
8809825 Paper size detection device having a same sensor triggerable by two opposite switches and detection method thereof  
A paper size detection device includes a central switch, at least two switches disposed to two opposite sides of the central switch at intervals, and at least a sensor corresponding to the two...
8803055 Volumetric error compensation system with laser tracker and active target  
A volumetric error compensation measurement system and method are disclosed wherein a laser tracker tracks an active target as the reference point. The active target has an optical retroreflector...
8798961 High speed spectrometer  
A system for measuring quantum efficiency in a sample photovoltaic cell may include a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. One or more light source for illuminating the photovoltaic cell in a...
8796604 Apparatus having a controllable filter matrix to selectively acquire different components of solar irradiance  
Apparatus and method, as may be used to acquire different components of solar irradiance in a solar-based power generation system or as may be used in a sky imager, are provided. A filter matrix...
8796654 Scan device for microscope measurement instrument  
A probe needle is successively moved to a plurality of measurement points set in a measurement region on a sample so as to measure a z-displacement amount. An excitation control unit...
8796605 High-repetition-rate single-photon receiver and method therefor  
A single-photon receiver and method for detecting a single-photon are presented. The receiver comprises a SPAD that receives a gating signal having a fundamental frequency in the 100 MHz to...
8779341 Imaging apparatus and exposure control method  
A control unit sets a first control value for causing a charge accumulation unit to execute a first accumulation and obtaining first image data and a second control value for causing the charge...
8772703 Position detection system and projection display system  
An optical position detection system includes a light output unit that outputs lights toward a first detection target and a second detection target, and a first light receiving unit that receives...
8766155 Coordinate recognizing apparatus and control method therefor  
According to one embodiment, a coordinate recognizing apparatus includes plural light emitting elements, plural light receiving elements, a memory, and a controller. The memory stores, concerning...
8759735 Multi-function airborne sensor system  
Various embodiments provide a sensor system including a first optical sub-system having a first plurality of optical elements, and a second optical sub-system having a second plurality of optical...
8760641 Wheel alignment measuring  
A method for determining the alignment of a pair of vehicle wheels includes the steps of positioning a beam projecting device consecutively on each wheel, in the same angular relationship to the...
8748858 Optical detection device for detecting the position of an object by using emission current control information  
A processing device includes a control section adapted to perform emission control of first and second light source sections based on a light reception result of a light receiving section adapted...
8735790 Method for examining an object using a microscope with delayed control signals and a microscope for examining an object  
A microscope for examining an object includes a laser light source generating pulsed light so as to illuminate the object. A measuring system including a detector is adapted to detect detection...
8729919 Light source evaluation device and solar cell evaluation device  
With a light source evaluation device 10 according to the present invention and a solar cell evaluation device 1 employing the same, a dependency P (λ, Ib) for each wavelength λ of a short-circuit...
8723466 Motorized venetian blind system  
A motorized venetian blind system for covering a window of a space comprising a blind drive unit having two motors to provide for independent control of a position of a bottom rail and a tilt...
8698060 Position detection system, display panel, and display device  
Disclosed is a position detection system capable of detecting the position of a line-shaped object. From among two connected lines (E1E2 and E1′E2′) created by connecting opposed intersecting...
8691615 Image sensor and method of manufacturing the same  
An image sensor and a method of manufacturing the same. The image sensor includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion units that are horizontally arranged and selectively emit electric signals...
8687099 Imaging device, imaging method, and electronic device  
Disclosed herein is an imaging device including: a pixel unit including a pixel disposed in a plane and a driving unit. The pixel includes an accumulating section configured to detect a physical...
8687060 System and method for providing distance-based pulses relative to motion of a surface scanned by a vision system  
This invention provides a system and method for estimating the time of a set of pulses based upon a plurality of position measurements of a moving object provided by a non-contacting sensor, such...
8681135 Photo sensor and organic light emitting display using the same  
A photo sensor capable of reducing the distortion of signals output from the photo sensor to output a correct measured value and an organic light emitting display using the same. The organic light...
8680452 Optically controlled motorized control device  
Methods and apparatus are provided for a control device and control device operation. In one embodiment a control device includes a slider configured to support a control knob, a rack coupled to...
8680451 Light receiving device, focus detection device and imaging device  
A light receiving device that receives light having passed through an image forming optical system and outputs a light reception signal includes: a light receiving element array formed by arraying...
8674286 Optical position detection device and apparatus with position detection function  
An optical position detection device that detects a position of a target object, includes plural detection light sources that output detection light, a light source drive unit that drives the...
8670059 Photoelectric conversion device having an n-type buried layer, and camera  
A photoelectric conversion device comprises a p-type region, an n-type buried layer formed under the p-type region, an element isolation region, and a channel stop region which covers at least a...
8664603 Image forming apparatus  
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section that forms an image on a recording material, a human detecting device that detects a person including an optical sensing unit that...
8653427 Digital semi-active laser receiver tracking of multiple line-of-sight (LOS) objects  
A digital SAL receiver implements a multiobject tracking method to detect EM pulses transmitted by a known source at a pulse repetition interval (PRI) and returned off of a target object to...
8648287 Image sensor using single photon jots and processor to create pixels  
An imaging system has an imager comprising a plurality of jots. A readout circuit is in electrical communication with the imager. The readout circuit can be configured to facilitate the formation...
8648947 Image-pickup system and method of controlling same  
An image-pickup apparatus including a detector comprising a detecting unit and a reading circuit, the detecting unit including pixels, each of which including a conversion element, the reading...