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US10978506B2
Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US10978506B2 Publication Date: 2021-04-13 Application Number: 16/779,068 Filing Date: 2020-01-31 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device including an imaging area where a plurality of unit pixels are disposed to capture a color image, wherein each of the unit pixels includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions; a plurality of transfer gates, each of which is disposed in each of the photoelectric conversion portions to transfer signal charges from the photoelectric conversion portion; and a floating diffusion to which the signal charges are transferred from the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions by the plurality of the transfer gates, wherein the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions receive light of the same color to generate the signal charges, and wherein the signal charges transferred from the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions to the floating diffusion are added to be output as an electrical signal.
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US2021091132A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND CAMERA WITH ALTERNATIVELY ARRANGED PIXEL COMBINATIONS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021091132A1 Publication Date: 2021-03-25 Application Number: 17/114,071 Filing Date: 2020-12-07 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Ha, Sanghoon   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate; and a pixel unit having a plurality of pixels on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the pixel unit includes first pixel groups having two or more pixels and second pixel groups being different from the first pixel groups, wherein a portion of the pixels in the first pixel groups and a portion of the pixels in the second pixel groups share a floating diffusion element.
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US10896924B2
Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and camera with alternatively arranged pixel combinations
Publication/Patent Number: US10896924B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-19 Application Number: 16/791,681 Filing Date: 2020-02-14 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Ha, Sanghoon   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H04N3/14 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate; and a pixel unit having a plurality of pixels on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the pixel unit includes first pixel groups having two or more pixels and second pixel groups being different from the first pixel groups, wherein a portion of the pixels in the first pixel groups and a portion of the pixels in the second pixel groups share a floating diffusion element.
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US10720458B2
Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US10720458B2 Publication Date: 2020-07-21 Application Number: 16/204,194 Filing Date: 2018-11-29 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device including an imaging area where a plurality of unit pixels are disposed to capture a color image, wherein each of the unit pixels includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions; a plurality of transfer gates, each of which is disposed in each of the photoelectric conversion portions to transfer signal charges from the photoelectric conversion portion; and a floating diffusion to which the signal charges are transferred from the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions by the plurality of the transfer gates, wherein the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions receive light of the same color to generate the signal charges, and wherein the signal charges transferred from the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions to the floating diffusion are added to be output as an electrical signal.
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US2020168647A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020168647A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-28 Application Number: 16/779,068 Filing Date: 2020-01-31 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device including an imaging area where a plurality of unit pixels are disposed to capture a color image, wherein each of the unit pixels includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions; a plurality of transfer gates, each of which is disposed in each of the photoelectric conversion portions to transfer signal charges from the photoelectric conversion portion; and a floating diffusion to which the signal charges are transferred from the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions by the plurality of the transfer gates, wherein the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions receive light of the same color to generate the signal charges, and wherein the signal charges transferred from the plurality of the photoelectric conversion portions to the floating diffusion are added to be output as an electrical signal.
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US2020068159A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020068159A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-27 Application Number: 16/671,647 Filing Date: 2019-11-01 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus that realize a high frame rate image capture without deteriorating an image quality. A floating diffusion holds a charge accumulated on one or more photoelectric conversion units. A plurality of amplification transistors read out a signal corresponding to the charge held by the floating diffusion. The signal read out by the amplification transistor is output to a vertical signal line. The plurality of amplification transistors are connected in parallel. The present technology is applicable to a CMOS image sensor, for example.
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US2020295067A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND CAMERA WITH ALTERNATIVELY ARRANGED PIXEL COMBINATIONS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020295067A1 Publication Date: 2020-09-17 Application Number: 16/890,844 Filing Date: 2020-06-02 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Ha, Sanghoon   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate; and a pixel unit having a plurality of pixels on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the pixel unit includes first pixel groups having two or more pixels and second pixel groups being different from the first pixel groups, wherein a portion of the pixels in the first pixel groups and a portion of the pixels in the second pixel groups share a floating diffusion element.
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US2020185442A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND CAMERA WITH ALTERNATIVELY ARRANGED PIXEL COMBINATIONS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020185442A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-11 Application Number: 16/791,681 Filing Date: 2020-02-14 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Ha, Sanghoon   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate; and a pixel unit having a plurality of pixels on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the pixel unit includes first pixel groups having two or more pixels and second pixel groups being different from the first pixel groups, wherein a portion of the pixels in the first pixel groups and a portion of the pixels in the second pixel groups share a floating diffusion element.
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US10692909B2
Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and camera with alternatively arranged pixel combinations
Publication/Patent Number: US10692909B2 Publication Date: 2020-06-23 Application Number: 16/204,313 Filing Date: 2018-11-29 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Ha, Sanghoon   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H04N3/14 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate; and a pixel unit having a plurality of pixels on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the pixel unit includes first pixel groups having two or more pixels and second pixel groups being different from the first pixel groups, wherein a portion of the pixels in the first pixel groups and a portion of the pixels in the second pixel groups share a floating diffusion element.
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US10770495B1
Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and camera with alternatively arranged pixel combinations
Publication/Patent Number: US10770495B1 Publication Date: 2020-09-08 Application Number: 16/890,844 Filing Date: 2020-06-02 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Ha, Sanghoon   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H04N3/14 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate; and a pixel unit having a plurality of pixels on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the pixel unit includes first pixel groups having two or more pixels and second pixel groups being different from the first pixel groups, wherein a portion of the pixels in the first pixel groups and a portion of the pixels in the second pixel groups share a floating diffusion element.
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US10529752B2
Image pickup device and electronic apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US10529752B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 16/085,452 Filing Date: 2017-03-10 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Tanaka, Harumi   Ando, Atsuhiro   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image pickup device and an electronic apparatus that enable warping of a substrate to be suppressed. A first structural body including a pixel array unit is layered with a second structural body including an input/output circuit unit and outputting a pixel signal output from the pixel to the outside of the device, and a signal processing circuit; and a signal output external terminal and a signal input external terminal are arranged below the pixel array unit, the signal output external terminal being connected to the outside via a first through-via penetrating through a semiconductor substrate in the second structural body, the signal input external terminal being connected to the outside via a second through-via connected to an input circuit unit and penetrating through the semiconductor substrate. The signal output external terminal is electrically connected to the first through-via via a first rewiring line, the signal input external terminal is electrically connected to the second through-via via a second rewiring line, and a third rewiring line being electrically independent is arranged in a layer in which the first rewiring line and the second rewiring line are arranged. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, the image pickup device, and the like.
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US10659708B2
Solid-state imaging device, method of driving the same, and electronic apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US10659708B2 Publication Date: 2020-05-19 Application Number: 15/878,652 Filing Date: 2018-01-24 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Kido, Hideo   Kubo, Norihiro   Uchida, Tetsuya   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit in which a plurality of imaging pixels configured to generate an image, and a plurality of phase difference detection pixels configured to perform phase difference detection are arranged, each of the plurality of phase difference detection pixels including a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a plurality of floating diffusions configured to convert charges stored in the plurality of photoelectric conversion units into voltage, and a plurality of amplification transistors configured to amplify the converted voltage in the plurality of floating diffusions.
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US2020161347A1
IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020161347A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-21 Application Number: 16/688,234 Filing Date: 2019-11-19 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Tanaka, Harumi   Ando, Atsuhiro   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image pickup device and an electronic apparatus that enable warping of a substrate to be suppressed. A first structural body including a pixel array unit is layered with a second structural body including an input/output circuit unit and outputting a pixel signal output from the pixel to the outside of the device, and a signal processing circuit; and a signal output external terminal and a signal input external terminal are arranged below the pixel array unit, the signal output external terminal being connected to the outside via a first through-via penetrating through a semiconductor substrate in the second structural body, the signal input external terminal being connected to the outside via a second through-via connected to an input circuit unit and penetrating through the semiconductor substrate. The signal output external terminal is electrically connected to the first through-via via a first rewiring line, the signal input external terminal is electrically connected to the second through-via via a second rewiring line, and a third rewiring line being electrically independent is arranged in a layer in which the first rewiring line and the second rewiring line are arranged. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, the image pickup device, and the like.
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US2020369371A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020369371A1 Publication Date: 2020-11-26 Application Number: 16/849,843 Filing Date: 2020-04-15 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Kido, Hideo   Kubo, Norihiro   Uchida, Tetsuya   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: B64C11/46 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit in which a plurality of imaging pixels configured to generate an image, and a plurality of phase difference detection pixels configured to perform phase difference detection are arranged, each of the plurality of phase difference detection pixels including a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a plurality of floating diffusions configured to convert charges stored in the plurality of photoelectric conversion units into voltage, and a plurality of amplification transistors configured to amplify the converted voltage in the plurality of floating diffusions.
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US2020339245A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020339245A1 Publication Date: 2020-10-29 Application Number: 16/926,278 Filing Date: 2020-07-10 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Kido, Hideo   Kubo, Norihiro   Uchida, Tetsuya   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: B64C11/46 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit in which a plurality of imaging pixels configured to generate an image, and a plurality of phase difference detection pixels configured to perform phase difference detection are arranged, each of the plurality of phase difference detection pixels including a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a plurality of floating diffusions configured to convert charges stored in the plurality of photoelectric conversion units into voltage, and a plurality of amplification transistors configured to amplify the converted voltage in the plurality of floating diffusions.
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US10491848B2
Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US10491848B2 Publication Date: 2019-11-26 Application Number: 16/208,962 Filing Date: 2018-12-04 Inventor: Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Assignee: SONY CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/374 Abstract: The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus that realize a high frame rate image capture without deteriorating an image quality. A floating diffusion holds a charge accumulated on one or more photoelectric conversion units. A plurality of amplification transistors read out a signal corresponding to the charge held by the floating diffusion. The signal read out by the amplification transistor is output to a vertical signal line. The plurality of amplification transistors are connected in parallel. The present technology is applicable to a CMOS image sensor, for example.