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9049367 Systems and methods for synthesizing higher resolution images using images captured by camera arrays  
A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels. The...
9041823 Systems and methods for performing post capture refocus using images captured by camera arrays  
A camera array, an imaging device and/or a method for capturing image that employ a plurality of imagers fabricated on a substrate is provided. Each imager includes a plurality of pixels. The...
9041838 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,...
9041841 Image sensor having enhanced backside illumination quantum efficiency  
A system and method for image sensing is disclosed. An embodiment comprises a substrate with a pixel region and a logic region. A first resist protect oxide (RPO) is formed over the pixel region,...
9041071 Unit pixel of image sensor and image sensor including the same  
A unit pixel of an image sensor includes a photoelectric conversion region, an isolation region, a floating diffusion region and a transfer gate. The photoelectric conversion region is formed in a...
9041827 Solid-state image pickup device and signal processing method therefor  
The invention makes it possible to perform effective A/D conversion on pixel signals read from a pixel array part, to achieve a reduction in power consumption and reductions in the size and the...
9039208 Manually adjustable ruggedized focus mechanism  
The invention provides, in some aspects, devices for image acquisition that use seals between concentrically disposed portions of an enclosure and an optics assembly in order to protect image...
9040893 Image sensor pixel and method  
In accordance with an embodiment, a 4T pixel includes a first switch having a control terminal and first and second current carrying terminals and an amplifier having an input terminal and an...
9035227 Solid-state imaging device with column circuitry includung a latch part comprising a plurality of logic gates and switch circuitry  
In this solid-state imaging device, an output signal of any one of a plurality of delay units that output signals of logic states in accordance with a level of a pixel signal is input to an input...
9036074 Backside illumination image sensor, manufacturing method thereof and image-capturing device  
An image sensor includes a first pixel that outputs a focus detection signal, and a second pixel that includes a semiconductor layer and a wiring layer. The semiconductor layer includes a first...
9036011 Optical phase extraction system having phase compensation function of closed loop type and three-dimensional image extraction method thereof  
Provided is an image extraction method of optical phase extraction system. The image extraction method may include checking whether a phase error due to an environmental disturbance of optical...
9036062 Solid-state image pickup device, signal processing method for the same, and image pickup apparatus using the same  
A solid-state image pickup device includes: comparators; counters; and a control portion for carrying out control such that in an addition mode, the two comparators and the two counters...
9029753 Optical recognition system and method thereof  
The present invention is related to an optical recognition system and a method thereof, and more particularly to an optical recognition system and a method that adopts a single-slope...
9030581 Solid-state imaging device, imaging apparatus, electronic appliance, and method of driving the solid-state imaging device  
A solid-state imaging device includes: a device portion in which unit constituent elements, each of which includes a charge detection unit detecting a charge that is generated on the basis of...
9030582 Solid state image sensor and method for driving the same  
A transistor (24) which acts as a load-current source for a source follower amplifying transistor (22) for outputting a pixel signal to a pixel output line (40) is provided in each picture element...
9030604 Housing for wafer-level camera module  
A housing for protecting a wafer-level camera module and fixing the wafer-level camera module to a printed circuit board (PCB) includes: four side plates, defining a quadrilateral frame; four...
9030586 Solid-state imaging device, drive method thereof and camera system  
A solid-state imaging device includes: pixel signal reading lines; a pixel unit in which pixels including photoelectric conversion elements are arranged; and a pixel signal reading unit performing...
9025060 Solid-state image sensor having a shielding unit for shielding some of photo-electric converters and image capturing apparatus including the solid-state image sensor  
A solid-state image sensor which comprises a pixel group in which unit pixels each including a microlens and a plurality of photo-electric converters are arrayed two-dimensionally, wherein a...
9026584 Server device, communication method, and program product for processing the transfer of screen changes  
According to one embodiment, a server device includes a receiver, an acquisition unit, a difference extracting unit, an estimation unit, a determination unit, a compression unit, and a...
9025041 Solid-state imaging apparatus and method for driving the same  
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: a plurality of pixels; a reference signal generating circuit configured to generate a ramp signal; a counter performing a counting operation according to...
9025061 Device having an optical module and a supporting plate  
An optical device includes an optical module, e.g. with an objective lens, a printed circuit board, an image recording element and a supporting plate. In one embodiment, the optical module and the...
9025059 Solid-state imaging device, driving method thereof, and imaging system  
A solid-state imaging device comprises a first pixel group includes a first photoelectric conversion unit that converts into electric charges reflection light pulses from an object irradiated with...
9026972 Solid-state imaging device, camera, and design method for solid-state imaging device  
A solid-state imaging device including two semiconductor substrates arranged in layers is provided. Each semiconductor substrate has a semiconductor region in which a circuit constituting a part...
9019138 Column A/D converter, column A/D conversion method, solid-state imaging element and camera system  
A solid-state imaging device having an analog-digital converter, and an analog-digital conversion method are described herein. An example of a solid-state imaging device includes a column...
9019408 Semiconductor device and method of driving the same  
To provide a semiconductor device and a driving method of the same that is capable of enlarging a signal amplitude value as well as increasing a range in which a linear input/output relationship...
RE45493 Analog to digital conversion for a CMOS imager  
An image sensor system using offset analog to digital converters. The analog to digital converters require a plurality of clock cycles to carry out the actual conversion. These conversions are...
9019141 Imaging apparatus and method of driving the same  
An imaging apparatus and a method of driving the same that can generate a digital data of a high resolution pixel signal are provided. The imaging apparatus includes: a pixel (10-1) for generating...
9013613 Sensor-equipped display apparatus and electronic apparatus  
A sensor-equipped display apparatus including a light-transmissive display screen, a sensor that detects light passing through the light-transmissive display screen, and a material that visually...
9013616 High dynamic range 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.
9013614 Solid-state image pickup apparatus and method of producing the same  
In a solid-state image pickup apparatus, a first insulating film continuously extends over at least part of a photoelectric conversion element and at least part of a gate electrode and further...
9013621 Image sensor module and camera module using same  
An image sensor module includes a rigid-flex board, an image sensor, and a supporting plate. The rigid-flex board defines a through hole, and includes a plurality of connecting pads adjacent to...
9013615 Image sensor with flexible interconnect capabilities  
Electronic devices may include image sensors having configurable image sensor pixel interconnections. Image sensors may include image sensor pixels coupled to analog circuitry via configurable...
9007501 Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging system  
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arranged, wherein the pixel array has a region formed from one of an electrical conductor and a...
9007499 Image sensor module and camera module using same  
An image sensor module includes a ceramic substrate, an image sensor, a conductive film, and a bottom plate. The ceramic substrate includes an upper surface, a lower surface opposite to the upper...
9007252 Analog to digital conversion method and related analog to digital converter  
An analog to digital conversion method includes charging a capacitor through an analog signal to sample a voltage of the analog signal; coupling the capacitor and a plurality of reference voltages...
9001220 Image sensor chip, method of obtaining image data based on a color sensor pixel and a motion sensor pixel in an image sensor chip, and system including the same  
A method of operating an image sensor chip, which includes a color sensor pixel and a dynamic vision sensor (DVS) pixel sensing a motion of an object, is provided. The method includes enabling one...
9001247 Imaging system and method for driving imaging system  
A method drives an imaging system including: a plurality of pixels; an amplifier having an input node connected to the plurality of pixels via an input capacitor, and an output node connected to...
9001244 Image sensor, electronic apparatus, and driving method of electronic apparatus  
An image sensor that has a pixel array section in which pixels are arrayed in a two-dimensional manner in vertical and horizontal directions and that controls an exposure time of each pixel in a...
9001250 Method and apparatus for reading image data from an image sensor  
A method of reading image data from an image sensor includes accumulating image charges in photosensitive elements of an array of pixel cells. The accumulated image charges are transferred to...
9001214 Spectral estimation method, system and reference target design method  
A method, system and reference target for estimating spectral data on a selected one of three spectral information types is disclosed. Spectral information types comprise illumination of a scene,...
9001241 A/D conversion circuit and image pick-up device  
An A/D conversion circuit includes a reference signal generation unit, a comparison unit, a delay circuit, a latch unit, an arithmetic circuit, a lower counter, and an upper counter including a...
9001243 Imaging apparatus and processing method thereof  
A solid-state imaging apparatus of a dynamic range enlarged by reading out a carrier accumulated in a carrier accumulation unit at a plurality of times during a single carrier accumulation time...
9001242 Solid-state imaging device and imaging device  
A solid-state imaging device simultaneously completes pixel reset operation on all of pixels included in a unit cell when performing pixel reset scanning in a curtain shutter synchronous mode. The...
9001240 Common element pixel architecture (CEPA) for fast speed readout  
The present invention relates to a common element pixel architecture (CEPA) imager. The CEPA includes a first column of pixels and a second column of pixels. The CEPA also includes a first column...
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...
8994859 Methods and devices for improving dynamic range in image sensors  
Methods and devices for improving dynamic range in image sensors are disclosed. An image sensing device comprises an image sensor having a plurality of rows of pixels, and a controller for...
8994861 Imaging apparatus and imaging method for obtaining plural kinds of image data with different dynamic ranges in a single photographing  
An imaging apparatus having a solid state imaging device that includes first photoelectric conversion elements and second photoelectric conversion elements arranged in a two dimensional array,...
8994854 CDS circuit, image sensor including the same, and image processing device including the image sensor  
A correlated double sampling (CDS) circuit includes a correction circuit configured to receive an input pixel signal through a first node via a column line, correct the input pixel signal, and...
8994860 Molded image sensor package and method  
An image sensor package includes an image sensor, a window, and a molding, where the molding includes a lens holder extension portion extending upwards from the window. The lens holder extension...
8994864 Solid-state imaging device, and method for driving the same  
A solid-state imaging device according to the present invention includes: a semiconductor substrate; a plurality of pixels disposed on the semiconductor substrate in rows and columns; a column...