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JP2019161441A
SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019161441A Publication Date: 2019-09-19 Application Number: 2018045378 Filing Date: 2018-03-13 Inventor: Fujimoto, Masakatsu   Koizumi, Makoto   Murozuka, Masaki   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/378 Abstract: To detect the occurrence of abnormality in a more preferable manner.SOLUTION: A signal processing apparatus includes a signal processing unit for performing signal processing on a pixel signal, and a data generation unit for associating first test data based on a first process, second test data based on a second process, and effective data obtained by performing the second process on the pixel signal corresponding to a second frame after a first frame with each other to generate frame data corresponding to the second frame, and the first process is a signal process for generating valid data in the first frame, and the second process is signal processing for generating valid data in the second frame, and the presence or absence of signal processing abnormality is diagnosed on the basis of the first test data associated with the frame data corresponding to the first frame and the first test data associated with the frame data corresponding to the second frame.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1
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JP2019160866A
IMAGING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019160866A Publication Date: 2019-09-19 Application Number: 2018041954 Filing Date: 2018-03-08 Inventor: Oki, Susumu   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: To provide an imaging apparatus capable of shortening the time required for evaluation of a trial product.SOLUTION: An imaging apparatus includes a pixel region and a peripheral region on the outside of the pixel region, a photo detector provided in the pixel region, a circuit board provided in the pixel region and the peripheral region, and including a semiconductor substrate and a multilayer wiring layer provided between the semiconductor substrate and the photo detector, first wiring provided on the multilayer wiring layer, and electrically connected with the photo detector, a protective member facing the circuit board across the photo detector, and an extension wiring part provided between the semiconductor substrate in the peripheral region and the protective member, where one end of the extension wiring part is open circuit, and the other end is electrically connected with the first wiring.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 3
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JP2019159080A
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019159080A Publication Date: 2019-09-19 Application Number: 2018045147 Filing Date: 2018-03-13 Inventor: Akiyama, Hisashi   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N9/07 Abstract: To enable polarization information to be easily acquired for each color component.SOLUTION: A wire grid polarizer is provided as an optical element on the incidence plane of an imaging element. The array direction of the wire grid is the direction in which desired polarization information is obtained, and an array cycle is the cycle in which light of a desired wavelength is transmitted from incident light. The array direction and the array cycle are set in pixel units. For a pixel block of 2×2 pixels, for example, the array direction of each pixel is made to be four polarization directions differing from each other. For a pixel block, the array cycle in each pixel is made to be equal. For example, a pixel block of red unit UPr for acquiring polarization information of a red component is made to be an array cycle Λthat corresponds to the red component; a pixel block of green unit UPg for acquiring polarization information of a green component is made to be an array cycle Λthat corresponds to the green component; and a pixel block of blue unit UPb for acquiring polarization information of a blue component is made to be an array cycle Λthat corresponds to the blue component. The array cycle, etc., are adjusted in accordance with the incidence angle of incident light.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 8
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JP2019161046A
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019161046A Publication Date: 2019-09-19 Application Number: 2018046712 Filing Date: 2018-03-14 Inventor: Otsuka, Yoichi   Kamei, Takahiro   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device having a high flatness in an in-plane direction.SOLUTION: The semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor substrate; a first plating film pattern; a second plating film pattern; and an insulation layer. The semiconductor substrate includes: a first surface; and a second surface on the side opposite to the first surface. The first plating film pattern includes: a first part covering a first region part of the first surface; and a second part laminated so as to cover a part of the first part. The second plating film pattern includes: a third part covering a second region part different from the first region part out of the first surface; and a fourth part laminated so as to cover a part of the third part. The insulation layer fills a gap between the second part and the fourth part.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1A
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JP2019159869A
VEIN AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019159869A Publication Date: 2019-09-19 Application Number: 2018046285 Filing Date: 2018-03-14 Inventor: Kugimiya, Katsunao   Sato, Shuzo   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: G06T7/00 Abstract: To provide a vein authentication system capable of enhancing an authentication accuracy.SOLUTION: The vein authentication system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a light source unit that can switch between non-polarized light and polarized light in a near-infrared region having a plurality of types of polarization directions, and a plurality of types of polarization axes; a polarization sensor including an imaging device in which a polarizer having a plurality of types of polarization axes is disposed on an imaging surface and capable of receiving reflected light on the imaging surface via the polarizer; an arithmetic unit that performs predetermined arithmetic processing based on an imaging signal; and an authentication unit that performs vein authentication using the imaging signal that has been subjected to arithmetic processing. The arithmetic unit performs a process of obtaining normal information of an authentication target by performing arithmetic processing based on a first imaging signal for reflected light obtained from the non-polarized light, and performing arithmetic processing based on a second imaging signal for reflected light obtained from polarized light in the near-infrared region to subtract a scattered light component from the second imaging signal. The authentication unit performs vein authentication using the normal information of the authentication target object and the second imaging signal subjected to the subtraction.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1
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JP2019174780A
IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019174780A Publication Date: 2019-10-10 Application Number: 2018134734 Filing Date: 2018-07-18 Inventor: Kimura, Katsuji   Seki, Daiichi   Takamori, Rei   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: To make it possible to highly accurately adjust a focus position, and a hand tremor correction position.SOLUTION: An imaging device comprises: a lens that condenses subject light; an image pick-up element that photoelectrically converts the subject light from the lens; a circuit base body that includes a circuit outputting signals from the image pick-up element to the outside; an actuator that drives the lens in at least one of an X-axis direction, a Y-axis direction and a Z-axis direction by a PWM(Pulse Width Modulation) waveform; and a detection unit that detects a magnetic field generating from a coil included in the actuator. The actuator is configured to drive the lens for moving a focus, or move the lens for reducing an influence by a hand tremor. The present technique may be applied to the imaging device.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1
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JP2019193171A
ARRAY ANTENNA, SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019193171A Publication Date: 2019-10-31 Application Number: 2018085921 Filing Date: 2018-04-27 Inventor: Ichihara, Takuya   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N9/07 Abstract: To miniaturize size of a solid-state imaging apparatus, in the solid-state imaging apparatus of imaging an image.SOLUTION: A solid-state imaging apparatus comprises an array antenna. A plurality of rectification antenna circuits are arranged in the array antenna. Each of the plurality of rectification antenna circuits comprises a rectification antenna and a pixel signal generating unit. The pixel signal generating unit comprises: a floating diffusion layer; a transfer transistor that transfers electrical charges from the rectification antenna to the floating diffusion layer according to a transfer signal; a reset transistor that initializes an electrical charge amount of the floating diffusion layer according to a reset signal; an amplification transistor that amplifies voltage depending on the electrical charge amount accumulated in the floating diffusion layer; and a selection transistor that outputs a signal of the amplified voltage as a pixel signal according to a selecting signal.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 2
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JP2019129178A
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019129178A Publication Date: 2019-08-01 Application Number: 2018008111 Filing Date: 2018-01-22 Inventor: Sugizaki, Taro   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/374 Abstract: To improve characteristics of a semiconductor device or an electronic apparatus that comprises a pixel having a metal filter and a pixel not having the metal filter.SOLUTION: A semiconductor device comprises: a pixel part in which a first pixel having a metal filter and a second pixel not having the metal filter are adjacently arranged; and a reflection light suppression part that suppresses reflection light at a side wall of the metal filter at a boundary part between the first pixel and the second pixel. The present technology can be applied to an image sensor comprising a narrow band pixel having a plasmon filter and a normal pixel having a color filter, for example.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 20
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JP2019134111A
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019134111A Publication Date: 2019-08-08 Application Number: 2018016513 Filing Date: 2018-02-01 Inventor: Kanaguchi, Tokihisa   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device capable of suppressing occurrence of a trouble caused by an alignment groove.SOLUTION: A semiconductor device comprises a semiconductor substrate, a first groove being provided in the semiconductor substrate, having a first width W1, and extending in a first direction, and a second groove communicating with the first groove, being provided in the semiconductor substrate, having a second width W2 different from the first width, and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction. One of the first groove and the second groove is used for alignment.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1
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JP2019138925A
IMAGING DEVICE AND HOUSING COMPONENT
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019138925A Publication Date: 2019-08-22 Application Number: 2018018785 Filing Date: 2018-02-06 Inventor: Owaki, Hiroshi   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/225 Abstract: To provide an imaging device and a housing component with which it is possible to exhibit high waterproofness and reduce a device size.SOLUTION: An imaging device according to one embodiment of the present technology comprises a first case, a second case, a connecting mechanism, and an elastic member. The first case has a first pressing surface. The second case has a second pressing surface arranged facing the first pressing surface and is connected to the first case. The connecting mechanism is capable of connecting the first and the second cases to each other. The elastic member has, in at least some cross sections, a first contact part coming in contact with the first pressing surface and a plurality of second contact parts coming in contact with the second pressing surface, with a space between the first and the second pressing surfaces sealed up.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 10
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JP2019135818A
IMAGING APPARATUS, SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, CAMERA MODULE, DRIVE CONTROL SECTION, AND IMAGING METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019135818A Publication Date: 2019-08-15 Application Number: 2018018481 Filing Date: 2018-02-05 Inventor: Kuwabara, Soichi   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: G03B5/00 Abstract: To reliably compensate for the impact on a picture caused by movement.SOLUTION: A situation determination part determines the situation of movement of an imaging part for acquiring an image by imaging via an optical system for focusing light, and performs at least control for the exposure time of the imaging part, according to the determination results from the situation determination part. Relative driving for the optical system or the imaging part is performed to optically compensate for blur appearing in the image, according to the exposure period of one frame by the exposure time mentioned above, and driving for resetting relative physical relationship of the optical system and the imaging part during the exposure period is performed, according to the non-exposure period where exposure is not performed between frames. This technique is applicable to CMOS image sensor of lamination type.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 17
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JP2019126012A
SOLID STATE IMAGE SENSOR AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD OF SOLID STATE IMAGE SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019126012A Publication Date: 2019-07-25 Application Number: 2018007438 Filing Date: 2018-01-19 Inventor: Toyoshima, Marie   Yoshida, Takekami   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: To provide a solid state image sensor generating specific information very safely, and capable of cipher processing while improving safety by performing encryption processing on the basis of the generated specific information.SOLUTION: A solid state image sensor includes a specific information generating section for generating predetermined analog information, an eigen value generating section for generating a predetermined eigen value based on the predetermined analog information, and an encryption processing section for performing encryption processing using the predetermined eigen value. The eigen value generating section includes a detector for converting the predetermined analog information into digital information, and an eigen value calculation section for calculating the predetermined eigen value by using the digital information. The solid state image sensor further includes a highpass filter passing the high range signal of at least any one of the analog information and the digital information.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1
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JP2019128827A
IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019128827A Publication Date: 2019-08-01 Application Number: 2018010643 Filing Date: 2018-01-25 Inventor: Kobashiri, Takanobu   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/265 Abstract: To provide a device and a method that make it possible to generate a high-quality one-point color image.SOLUTION: An image processing device comprises: a composite image generation unit which generates a composite image by executing composition processing of a color image and a monochrome image that are captured from different viewpoints; and an output image generation unit which generates a one-point color image in which only a partial region of the image is colorized. The output image generation unit generates the one-point color image with the colorized region of the one-point color image being a pixel value output region of the composite image and with a non-colorized region thereof being a pixel value output region of the monochrome image. The selection of the colorized region is performed by either user selection or automatic selection, and is executed using, for example, user-specified region information, subject distance information or the like.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 15
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JP2019129446A
IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019129446A Publication Date: 2019-08-01 Application Number: 2018010641 Filing Date: 2018-01-25 Inventor: Watabe, Takashi   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N9/04 Abstract: To provide a device and method that switch between a color-image-based composite image and a black-and-white-image-based composite image with optimal timing that makes it difficult for an observer to notice.SOLUTION: The device inputs a color image and a black-and-white image that have been captured from different viewpoints. On the basis of a pre-defined basis image switching threshold value, the device switches two types of composite images generated, namely, (a) a color-image-based composite image in which the black-and-white image is registered with an image position on the color image and (b) a black-and-white-image-based composite image in which the color image is registered with an image position on the black-and-white image. Hysteresis is established for the basis image switching threshold value and altered in accordance with circumstances, and basis image switching can be performed with optimal timing that makes it difficult for an observer to notice.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 5
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JP2019126013A
SOLID-STATE IMAGING ELEMENT
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019126013A Publication Date: 2019-07-25 Application Number: 2018007439 Filing Date: 2018-01-19 Inventor: Toyoshima, Marie   Yoshida, Takekami   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/374 Abstract: To make it possible to generate a value unique to a device using a more suitable format.SOLUTION: A solid-state imaging element comprises: a plurality of unit pixels arranged in a two-dimensional array; and a drive control unit that controls a first drive for outputting as an image signal a signal from a unit pixel included in a first unit pixel group among the unit pixels, and a second drive for detecting variation of signals from each of two or more unit pixels included in a second unit pixel group among the unit pixels; where the first unit pixel group and the second unit pixel group have mutually different structures.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1
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JP2019046902A
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019046902A Publication Date: 2019-03-22 Application Number: 2017166816 Filing Date: 2017-08-31 Inventor: Ejiri, Yoichi   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H01L21/336 Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device, an electronic apparatus and a semiconductor device manufacturing method which reduce the influence of RTN (Random Telegraph Noise) regardless of a gate electrode shape.SOLUTION: A semiconductor device comprises: a substrate which has an element region including a source region and a drain region, in which a channel region lies between the source region and the drain region, and has element isolation regions provided at least on both sides in a direction orthogonal to the arrangement direction of the source region, the channel region and the drain region; a gate insulation film provided at least on the element region of the substrate across one side to the other side of the element region; and a gate electrode provided on the gate insulation film. The gate insulation film includes an impurity; and the impurity concentration of a boundary region including a boundary between the element region and the element isolation region is different from the impurity concentration of a central region of the gate insulation film.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 5
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JP2019046864A
SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019046864A Publication Date: 2019-03-22 Application Number: 2017165619 Filing Date: 2017-08-30 Inventor: Okano, Hitoshi   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H01L29/861 Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device that can withstand a higher voltage with a more efficient occupation area.SOLUTION: A semiconductor device includes a first conductivity type layer having a first conductivity type impurity introduced therein, a second conductivity type layer into which a second conductivity type impurity different in polarity from the first conductivity type impurity is introduced, and an intermediate layer that is sandwiched between the first conductive type layer and the second conductive type layer, that does not include the first conductive type layer or the second conductive type layer or in which the concentration of the first conductive type impurity or the second conductive type impurity is lower than that of the first conductive type layer and the second conductive type layer, and the first conductive type layer, the intermediate layer, and the second conductive type layer are provided in the semiconductor substrate so as to be stacked in the thickness direction of the semiconductor substrate.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 2
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JP2019034664A
CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019034664A Publication Date: 2019-03-07 Application Number: 2017157865 Filing Date: 2017-08-18 Inventor: Oba, Hidefumi   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: To achieve more safety vehicle control even when failure occurs in a compound eye camera.SOLUTION: Provided is a control device including a control unit that performs driving control of a vehicle. The control unit temporarily continues automated traveling of the vehicle on the basis of surrounding environment estimated by a remaining function of a compound eye camera, in a case where a malfunction of the compound eye camera used in recognition of the surrounding environment is detected during execution of automated driving control for the vehicle. Also provided is a control system including the control device for performing drive control of the vehicle and the compound eye camera for imaging the surrounding environment of the vehicle and performing recognition of the surrounding environment, where the control device temporarily continues the automated traveling of the vehicle on the basis of the surrounding environment estimated by the remaining function of the compound eye camera, in a case where the malfunction of the compound eye camera is detected during execution of the automated driving control for the vehicle.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 7
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JP2019047237A
IMAGING APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF IMAGING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019047237A Publication Date: 2019-03-22 Application Number: 2017166541 Filing Date: 2017-08-31 Inventor: Kimura, Katsuji   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: To restrain disturbance of light in a solid state image sensor.SOLUTION: A cavity layer consisting of an air layer is provided between a solid state imaging device and a low order layer lens that is another part different from a part of a lens group, consisting of a part of a lens group of multiple lenses collecting the received light, and placed on the pre-stage of the solid state imaging device, at a position closer to the solid state imaging device than the upper layer lens, i.e., a part of the lens group. With such an arrangement, deviation of the incident position of incident radiation and the incident position of total reflection folding component becomes constant, on the imaging surface of the solid state imaging device, and restraint of disturbance of light caused by deviation in signal processing is facilitated, processing load related to correction is reduced, and thereby throughput speed and power consumption can be reduced. The disclosure is applicable to an imaging apparatus.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1
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JP2019091853A
SOLID STATE IMAGE PICKUP ELEMENT AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019091853A Publication Date: 2019-06-13 Application Number: 2017221080 Filing Date: 2017-11-16 Inventor: Warabino, Tomoyuki   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: To provide a solid state image pickup element having improved image quality.SOLUTION: A solid state image pickup element 1-1 comprises a plurality of pixels 100-1-1 to 100-1-4 arranged in 1-dimensionally or 2-dimensionally each of which has at least on-chip lenses 2-1-G, R, B, W, intralayer lenses 3-1-G, R, B, W, an antireflection layer 6-1 and a semiconductor substrate which are arranged sequentially from the light incident side. A refractive index of the on-chip lens and a refraction index of the intralayer lens are different from each other; and when assuming that a curvature radius of the light incident side upper part of the on-chip lens is rl and a curvature radius of a lower part of the on-chip lens is rc, and a refraction index of the on-chip lens is nl and a refraction index of the intralayer lens is nc, and a distance from the antireflection layer to the light incident side top edge of the intralayer lens is hc, the curvature radius rl of the upper part of the on-chip lens and the curvature radius rc of the lower part of the on-chip lens satisfy the following mathematical formula (1) when al and ac are within a range of from 0.96 to 1.04.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1
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