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9117958 Photoelectric conversion device comprising photoelectric conversion element  
It is an object to provide a photoelectric conversion device whose power consumption and a mounting area are reduced and yield is improved and further to provide a photoelectric conversion device...
9040898 Device having a plurality of photosensitive microcells arranged in row or matrix form  
The invention provides a Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM). The SiPM includes a plurality of microcells, a nonlinear element integrated in each one of the plurality of microcells, and a trigger line...
9040891 Image device and methods of forming the same  
A method of forming of an image sensor device includes a substrate having a pixel region and a periphery region. A plurality of first trenches is etched in the periphery region. Each of the first...
9035231 System and method for monitoring load-related parameters of a wind turbine rotor blade  
In one aspect, a system for monitoring load-related parameters of a rotor blade of a wind turbine is disclosed. The system may generally include a plurality of reflective targets positioned within...
9035439 Apparatus, system and method for use in mounting electronic elements  
The present embodiments provide surface mount devices and/or systems. In some embodiments, the surface mount devices comprise a casing having a recess formed extending at least partially into said...
9030189 Quantum dot photo-field-effect transistor  
Photo-field-effect transistor devices and associated methods are disclosed in which a photogate, consisting of a quantum dot sensitizing layer, transfers photoelectrons to a semiconductor channel...
9024246 Two-state negative feedback avalanche diode having a control element for determining load state  
A negative feedback avalanche diode for detecting the receipt of a single photon is described. The photodetector comprises a load element having two load states, one characterized by high...
9024248 Semiconductor device to include a first transistor with a silicon channel formation region and a second transistor with an oxide semiconductor channel formation region  
A semiconductor device including photosensor capable of imaging with high resolution is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes the photosensor having a photodiode, a first transistor, and a...
9024242 Solid-state image pickup device, image pickup apparatus, and driving method  
A solid-state image pickup device which is configured not to require transfer of signal charges between pixels performs TDI. An output control section 5 sequentially assigns a pixel signal output...
9024249 Solid-state imaging device and method of manufacturing the same, and imaging apparatus  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a semiconductor substrate provided with an effective pixel region including a light receiving section that photoelectrically converts incident light; an...
9012860 Dual-SPAD-based single-photon receiver  
A single-photon receiver is presented. The receiver comprises two SPADs that are monolithically integrated on the same semiconductor chip. Each SPAD is biased with a substantially identical gating...
9006640 Image pickup apparatus capable of switching between modes to reduce power consumption  
An embodiment of an image pickup apparatus according to the present invention includes, on a semiconductor substrate, an imaging area having a plurality of pixel columns and a plurality of column...
9000347 System and method for nonlinear optical devices  
Systems for enhancing the sensitivity of detecting an optical signal using nonlinear optics and method of performing the same. In one embodiment, a single-photon detection system includes an...
9000343 Solid-state imaging apparatus  
The present invention relates to a solid-state imaging apparatus including a first substrate having a plurality of photoelectric conversion units and a second substrate having a plurality of...
9000349 Sense node capacitive structure for time of flight sensor  
An increased sense node capacitance, mainly for 3D time-of-flight (TOF) applications, includes a storage structure that combines the advantages of gate and diffusion capacitance in order to...
9000350 Time-domain overlap imagery detecting system and method of using same  
Provided in one embodiment is a method of detecting a pulsing signal, comprising: detecting the pulsing signal using a first sensor device acquiring data at a first time interval; and detecting...
9000351 Semiconductor integrated circuit and optical sensor device using the same  
A resistor array is provided in an element array. A mean value of a characteristic-value distribution is associated with a median of combined resistance values obtained by the element array. An...
8987649 Methods for optical amplified imaging using a two-dimensional spectral brush  
An apparatus and method for ultrafast real-time optical imaging that can be used for imaging dynamic events such as microfluidics or laser surgery is provided. The apparatus and methods encode...
8987655 Optical module having at least one light receiving element with a wiring part covers a part of a side surface of a mesa part  
An optical module includes a light-receiving element configured to convert an incident optical signal to an electric signal. The light-receiving element includes a mesa part configured to laminate...
8987653 Determining relative timing offset in different electronic pathways using internal signal  
A process and system including a detector having a photosensor therein that outputs a signal and a plurality of after-pulse detector devices independently connected to the photosensor via...
8969783 Optical receiver having positive feedback loop from photocurrent to bias for photodiode  
An optical receiver is disclosed, in which a PD is biased by a positive feedback loop with respect to the photocurrent generated thereby. The optical receiver includes the PD, a current mirror to...
8963063 Systems and methods for adding or subtracting pixels  
A pixel array including circuitry for combining charges accumulated by individual pixels in the array enables addition and/or subtraction of individual pixel values, prior to their digitization,...
8963069 Device having SPAD photodiodes for detecting an object with a selection of a number of photodiodes to be reversed biased  
The disclosure relates to a method for detecting the presence of an object near a detection device, comprising: reverse biasing single photon avalanche photodiodes, at a bias voltage greater than...
8963068 System and method for nanostructure apodization mask for transmitter signal suppression in a duplex telescope  
Disclosed herein is a system for an apodization mask composed of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for absorbing unwanted stray light. An apodization mask is a precise pattern or shape that...
8963064 Photosensor having upper and lower electrodes with amorphous silicon film and n-type amorphous silicon film therebetween and photosensor array  
A photosensor array includes plural photosensor pixels. Each of the photosensor pixels includes a lower electrode, an amorphous silicon film, an n-type amorphous silicon film, and an upper...
8957489 Component arrangement and method for producing a component arrangement  
A component assembly including a carrier element including a first contact face and a semiconductor component disposed on the carrier element, wherein the semiconductor component includes a second...
8952335 Radiological image radiographing device, radiation image radiographing system, and radiation image radiographing method  
Bias lines are provided for respective columns of pixels, and of a plurality of bias lines, bias lines provided at an interval of 10 mm are connected to a bias power source through a current...
8952315 Solid-state imaging device having a vertical transistor with a dual polysilicon gate  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel part having a photoelectric conversion part photoelectrically converting incident light to obtain signal charge; and a peripheral circuit part formed...
8952314 Two-step analog-digital converting circuit and method  
A two-step analog-digital converting circuit includes a comparator, an upper bit counter and a pulse residue conversion unit. The comparator is configured to compare a ramp signal and an input...
8947646 Photoelectric conversion element, light receiving device, light receiving system, and distance measuring device  
A first photoelectric conversion element for detecting light and converting the light into photoelectrons comprises one buried photodiode formed in a semiconductor substrate, and a plurality of...
8946617 Photodiode having a p-n junction with varying expansion of the space charge zone due to application of a variable voltage  
A photodiode comprises a semiconductor material having a p-n junction, the p-n junction being located between a first doping region of a first doping type and a second doping region of a second...
8947770 Systems and methods for measuring power levels in an optical device  
An apparatus for monitoring optical equipment in an optical circuit is disclosed in which the apparatus may include an optical device situated to receive an optical input signal and to reflect a...
8946616 Analog-to-digital converter using variable counting interval and image sensor including same  
An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) within an image sensor includes a comparator comparing a ramp signal with an image signal, and a counter generating a count result in response to the...
8947645 Photoelectric conversion element, light receiving device, light receiving system, and distance measuring device  
A first photoelectric conversion element, which detects light and converts the light into photoelectrons has: one MOS diode having an electrode formed on a semiconductor base body with an...
8941617 Image input-output device with color layer between photodetector and display elements to improve the accuracy of reading images in color  
An image input-output device includes a pixel which displays an image and reads an image. The pixel includes a photodetector element, a color layer, and a display element. The color layer is...
8937272 Vertical JFET source follower for small pixel CMOS image sensors  
An image sensor pixel suitable for use in a back-side-illuminated or a front-side-illuminated sensor arrangement is provided. The image sensor pixel may be a small size pixel that includes a...
8937275 Method and apparatus to monitor gain of a proportional counter including correcting the counting threshold of a pulse height spectrum  
A method and apparatus in accordance with the present disclosure relate to monitoring gain of a proportional counter. The method includes generating a pulse height spectrum of the proportional...
8933393 Electromagnetically-shielded optical system having a waveguide beyond cutoff extending through a shielding surface of an electromagnetically shielding enclosure  
Methods and systems for providing electromagnetic protection of optical equipment are disclosed. One assembly includes an optical device and an electromagnetically shielding enclosure including a...
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...
8921754 Advanced temperature compensation and control circuit for single photon counters  
A PET scanner (10) includes a ring of detector modules (16) encircling an imaging region (18). Each of the detector modules includes one or more sensor avalanche photodiodes (APDs) (34) that are...
8912478 Light sensor with a photoresistive element having a comb structure  
The light dose received by perishable goods is an important parameter in determining the lifetime of those goods. A light sensor is described having a photosensitive element which changes its...
8890047 Stacked-chip imaging systems  
Imaging systems may be provided with stacked-chip image sensors. A stacked-chip image sensor may include a vertical chip stack that includes an array of image pixels, analog control circuitry and...
8890053 Image sensor having an auxiliary amplification unit  
Provided is an image sensor capable of supporting a high speed operation. The image sensor includes a plurality of sampling units sampling a pixel signal to output a sampled signal pair; an...
8878123 Lens sheet and photoelectric conversion module  
A lens sheet is provided which is configured to create, below the lens sheet, a region not irradiated with light when light is incident on the lens sheet from above. A photoelectric conversion...
8878121 Solid-state imaging device with overflow drain region and contract thereto in different stacked substrates  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of substrates stacked via a wiring layer or an insulation layer; a light sensing section that is formed in a substrate, of the plurality of...
8878120 Active bandgap tuning of graphene for tunable photodetection applications  
In a method for adjusting the sensitivity of a photodetector, the bandgap of the photodetection material is adjusted by inducing strain in the photodetection material. Such adjustments can be made...
8872096 Method and apparatus for detecting failures of a dual matrix sensor array  
The subject matter disclosed herein describes an optical sensor used in a safety system. The sensor includes two pixel matrices on a single substrate. Each of the pixel matrices are arranged in a...
8872087 Imaging device, driving method and electronic apparatus with electric potential applied outside exposure period  
Disclosed herein is an imaging device including: a plurality of pixels disposed to form a matrix having pixel rows, the pixels including a pixel electrode formed on a silicon substrate for one of...
8872097 Low-flux and low-noise detection circuit having a readout circuit with shielded integration node  
The detection circuit of the Source Follower per Detector type comprises a photodiode connected to an integration node. A biasing circuit makes it possible to bias the photodiode between a first...
8866059 Solid state imaging device and differential circuit having an expanded dynamic range  
A solid-state imaging device that is configurable into a small size appropriate for expanding dynamic range includes: a photodiode which is a photoelectric conversion unit that generates charge by...