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US2021057472A1
IMAGING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF
Publication/Patent Number: US2021057472A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-25 Application Number: 16/963,817 Filing Date: 2019-03-05 Inventor: Kubo, Norihiro   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: An imaging device includes a photoelectric converter, a charge holding section that is provided on a side of the photoelectric converter opposite to a light entrance side of the photoelectric converter and holds a signal charge generated by the photoelectric converter, and a light shielding section that has a first light shielding surface extending toward the charge holding section from between the charge holding section and the photoelectric converter.
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US10609437B2
Method for providing content using a head-mounted device, system for executing the method, and content display device
Publication/Patent Number: US10609437B2 Publication Date: 2020-03-31 Application Number: 15/730,488 Filing Date: 2017-10-11 Inventor: Kubo, Norihiro   Assignee: COLOPL, INC.   IPC: H04N21/41 Abstract: A method of providing content using a head-mounted device. The method includes receiving, by a terminal configured to display a screen for logging in to the application, input of user identification information by a user, wherein the user identification information associates the user with a first application. The method further includes receiving, by the terminal, when authentication using the user identification information is successful, a login key for logging in to a content providing service by the first application. The method further includes transmitting, by the terminal, based on input of a login instruction using the login key by the user wearing the head-mounted device, the login key to a server. The method further includes receiving, by the terminal, from the server, content viewable in a head-mounted display mode following successful authentication using the login key.
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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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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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US10748947B2
Imaging device, manufacturing method, and electronic apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US10748947B2 Publication Date: 2020-08-18 Application Number: 16/322,307 Filing Date: 2017-07-25 Inventor: Masuda, Yoshiaki   Ando, Atsuhiro   Kubo, Norihiro   Arai, Chihiro   Saito, Sotetsu   Tada, Masahiro   Miyazawa, Shinji   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H01L31/0203 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging device, a manufacturing method, and an electronic apparatus. An imaging device includes: a sensor substrate with an effective pixel area; a transparent sealing member that seals a surface of the sensor substrate; a sealing resin that bonds the sensor substrate and the sealing member; and a reinforcing resin that bonds the sensor substrate and the sealing member. A product of adhesive strength per unit area of the sealing resin and the reinforcing resin in the outer peripheral region and an area of a part bonded in the outer peripheral region is set to be larger than a product of adhesive strength per unit area of the sealing resin in the effective pixel area and an area of a part bonded in the effective pixel area. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor of WCSP.
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JP2019169668A
IMAGING APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR
Publication/Patent Number: JP2019169668A Publication Date: 2019-10-03 Application Number: 2018058240 Filing Date: 2018-03-26 Inventor: Kubo, Norihiro   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORP   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: To provide an imaging apparatus and manufacturing method therefor, capable of suppressing generation of PLS.SOLUTION: The imaging apparatus includes: a photoelectric conversion section; a charge holding section which is provided on the opposite side to a light incident section of the photoelectric conversion section and retains signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion section; and a shading section with a first shading surface extending on the charge holding section side from between the charge holding section and the photoelectric conversion section.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 3
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WO2019188043A1
IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019188043A1 Publication Date: 2019-10-03 Application Number: 2019008598 Filing Date: 2019-03-05 Inventor: Kubo, Norihiro   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: This imaging device comprises: a photoelectric conversion unit; a charge retention unit which is disposed opposite the light-incident side of the photoelectric conversion unit and in which a signal charge generated by the photoelectric conversion unit is retained; and a light blocking part that has a first light blocking surface which extends from between the charge retention unit and the photoelectric conversion unit towards the charge retention unit.
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US10319346B2
Method for communicating via virtual space and system for executing the method
Publication/Patent Number: US10319346B2 Publication Date: 2019-06-11 Application Number: 15/853,921 Filing Date: 2017-12-25 Inventor: Kikuchi, Eita   Kubo, Norihiro   Inomata, Atsushi   Assignee: COLOPL, INC.   IPC: G06T15/00 Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space to be associated with a first user. The virtual space includes a second avatar associated with a second user. The virtual space is associated with a first head-mounted device (HMD) connectable to a first computer. The method further includes receiving a signal transmitted from a second computer associated with a second user. The method further includes detecting a communication quality between the first computer and the second computer based on the signal. The method further includes displaying the second avatar in the virtual space based on the detected communication quality.
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US2019172863A1
IMAGING DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019172863A1 Publication Date: 2019-06-06 Application Number: 16/322,307 Filing Date: 2017-07-25 Inventor: Masuda, Yoshiaki   Ando, Atsuhiro   Kubo, Norihiro   Arai, Chihiro   Saito, Sotetsu   Tada, Masahiro   Miyazawa, Shinji   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an imaging device, a manufacturing method, and an electronic apparatus—An imaging device includes: a sensor substrate with an effective pixel area; a transparent sealing member that seals a surface of the sensor substrate; a sealing resin that bonds the sensor substrate and the sealing member; and a reinforcing resin that bonds the sensor substrate and the sealing member. A product of adhesive strength per unit area of the sealing resin and the reinforcing resin in the outer peripheral region and an area of a part bonded in the outer peripheral region is set to be larger than a product of adhesive strength per unit area of the sealing resin in the effective pixel area and an area of a part bonded in the effective pixel area. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor of WCSP.
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KR20190034553A
촬상 소자, 제조 방법, 및 전자 기기
Publication/Patent Number: KR20190034553A Publication Date: 2019-04-02 Application Number: 20197003594 Filing Date: 2017-07-25 Inventor: Miyazawa, Shinji   Arai, Chihiro   Ando, Atsuhiro   Saito, Sotetsu   Kubo, Norihiro   Masuda, Yoshiaki   Tada, Masahiro   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: 본 개시는, 보다 양호한 특성을 구비할 수 있도록 하는 촬상 소자, 제조 방법, 및 전자 기기에 관한 것이다. 촬상 소자는, 복수의 화소가 어레이 형상으로 배치된 유효 화소 영역이 설치되는 센서 기판과, 센서 기판의 유효 화소 영역측의 면을 봉지하는 투명한 봉지 부재와, 적어도 유효 화소 영역을 포함하는 영역에 있어서 센서 기판 및 봉지 부재를 접착하는 시일 수지와, 평면적으로 보았을 때에 유효 화소 영역보다 외측이 되는 외주 영역에 있어서 센서 기판 및 봉지 부재를 접착하며, 시일 수지보다 강성이 높은 보강 수지를 구비한다. 그리고, 외주 영역에 있어서의 시일 수지 및 보강 수지에 의한 단위면적당의 접착력과, 외주 영역에 있어서 접착되는 접착 면적과의 적이, 유효 화소 영역에 있어서의 시일 수지에 의한 단위면적당의 접착력과, 유효 화소 영역에 있어서 접착되는 접착 면적과의 적보다 크게 설정된다. 본 기술은, 예를 들어, WCSP의 CMOS 이미지 센서에 적용할 수 있다.
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JP2018063714A
DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CAUSING COMPUTER TO EXECUTE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: JP2018063714A Publication Date: 2018-04-19 Application Number: 2017204822 Filing Date: 2017-10-23 Inventor: Kubo, Norihiro   Assignee: COLOPL INC   IPC: H04N5/262 Abstract: PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a display control method and program thereof capable of reducing the load in the editing work of an entire celestial sphere image.SOLUTION: A display control method includes: a step of acquiring a plurality of photographed images which are photographed by a plurality of sub cameras constituting a multi-camera system and each of which constitutes a portion of the entire celestial sphere image; a step of identifying the physical relation between the plurality of photographed images; a step of distorting each of the plurality of photographed images; a step of identifying an image display region constituting a portion of the entire celestial sphere image and a non-display region not constituting a portion of the entire celestial sphere image in each of the plurality of photographed images on the basis of the physical relation and the plurality of distorted photographed images; a step of generating a preview image of the entire celestial sphere image on the basis of the image display region of the plurality of photographed images; and a step of displaying the preview image on a display unit in such a state that the boundary between the adjacent image display regions is visualized.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 4
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US2018103284A1
METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENT USING A HEAD-MOUNTED DEVICE, SYSTEM FOR EXECUTING THE METHOD, AND CONTENT DISPLAY DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2018103284A1 Publication Date: 2018-04-12 Application Number: 15/730,488 Filing Date: 2017-10-11 Inventor: Kubo, Norihiro   Assignee: COLOPL, Inc.   IPC: G02B27/01 Abstract: A method of providing content using a head-mounted device. The method includes receiving, by a terminal configured to display a screen for logging in to the application, input of user identification information by a user, wherein the user identification information associates the user with a first application. The method further includes receiving, by the terminal, when authentication using the user identification information is successful, a login key for logging in to a content providing service by the first application. The method further includes transmitting, by the terminal, based on input of a login instruction using the login key by the user wearing the head-mounted device, the login key to a server. The method further includes receiving, by the terminal, from the server, content viewable in a head-mounted display mode following successful authentication using the login key.
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JP2018063704A
METHOD FOR ASSISTING IN INPUT TO APPLICATION PROVIDING CONTENT USING HEAD-MOUNTED DEVICE, PROGRAM FOR SING COMPUTER TO IMPLEMENT THE SAME, AND CONTENT DISPLAY DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: JP2018063704A Publication Date: 2018-04-19 Application Number: 2017158545 Filing Date: 2017-08-21 Inventor: Kubo, Norihiro   Assignee: COLOPL INC   IPC: G06F21/31 Abstract: PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method for allowing a user to easily input information to a communication terminal to be mounted in use on a non-transmissive head-mounted device.SOLUTION: Processing to be executed by a communication terminal forming an HMD system includes: receiving input of a password for logging in to a user account of a website providing a service for distributing a 360-degree moving image before the communication terminal is mounted on the HMD (S1010); receiving a login key from a server (S1040); activating a second application 1002 in an HMD mode after the communication terminal that has received the input of the password is mounted on the HMD (S1050); sending user information and the login key to the server in response to a login button being gazed at (S1060); and starting viewing of content in the HMD mode (S1080).SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 10
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JP6333914B2
DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR MAKING COMPUTER EXECUTE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: JP6333914B2 Publication Date: 2018-05-30 Application Number: 2016202671 Filing Date: 2016-10-14 Inventor: Matsuyama, Satoshi   Kubo, Norihiro   Assignee: COLOPL INC   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To restrain such a situation that a main subject is displayed while being distorted in entire-celestial sphere image.SOLUTION: A display control method is executed in a multi-camera system including multiple sub-cameras each configured to capture a captured image composing a part of an entire-celestial sphere image. The method includes a step of acquiring multiple captured images captured by the multiple sub-cameras from the multi-camera system, a step of generating a captured image display screen 100 having multiple captured image display areas S1-S7 each configured to display one of the multiple captured images (correspondence of the multiple captured image display areas S1-S7 and multiple sub-cameras has been preset, and each of the multiple captured images is associated with one of the multiple captured image display areas S1-S7), and a step of making each of the multiple captured images in related one of the multiple captured image display areas S1-S7).SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 8
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JP2018064234A
DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR MAKING COMPUTER EXECUTE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: JP2018064234A Publication Date: 2018-04-19 Application Number: 2016202671 Filing Date: 2016-10-14 Inventor: Matsuyama, Satoshi   Kubo, Norihiro   Assignee: COLOPL INC   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To restrain such a situation that a main subject is displayed while being distorted in entire-celestial sphere image.SOLUTION: A display control method is executed in a multi-camera system including multiple sub-cameras each configured to capture a captured image composing a part of an entire-celestial sphere image. The method includes a step of acquiring multiple captured images captured by the multiple sub-cameras from the multi-camera system, a step of generating a captured image display screen 100 having multiple captured image display areas S1-S7 each configured to display one of the multiple captured images (correspondence of the multiple captured image display areas S1-S7 and multiple sub-cameras has been preset, and each of the multiple captured images is associated with one of the multiple captured image display areas S1-S7), and a step of making each of the multiple captured images in related one of the multiple captured image display areas S1-S7).SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 8
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JP2018164259A
DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR COMPUTER TO EXECUTE THE SAME
Publication/Patent Number: JP2018164259A Publication Date: 2018-10-18 Application Number: 2018082668 Filing Date: 2018-04-23 Inventor: Kubo, Norihiro   Matsuyama, Satoshi   Assignee: COLOPL INC   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To avoid such a situation that a primary subject is displayed in a distorted state in an all-celestial image.SOLUTION: A display control method is arranged to be executed by a computer which is connected to a multicamera system in such a way that the computer can communicate with the system, provided that the multicamera system includes a plurality of sub-cameras each arranged to be able to take a shot image constituting part of an all-celestial image. The display control method comprises the steps of: capturing a plurality of shot images taken by the plurality of sub-cameras; generating a shot image display screen 100 having a plurality of shot image display areas S1-S7 each arranged to display one of the plurality of shot images, in which the correspondence between the plurality of shot image display areas S1-S7 and the plurality of sub-cameras is set in advance; associating each of the plurality of shot images to one of the plurality of shot image display areas S1-S7; and having each of the plurality of shot images displayed in the related one of the plurality of shot image display areas S1-S7.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 8
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US2018247612A1
METHOD EXECUTED ON COMPUTER FOR COMMUNICATING VIA VIRTUAL SPACE, PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING THE METHOD ON COMPUTER, AND COMPUTER APPARATUS THEREFOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2018247612A1 Publication Date: 2018-08-30 Application Number: 15/853,921 Filing Date: 2017-12-25 Inventor: Kikuchi, Eita   Kubo, Norihiro   Inomata, Atsushi   Assignee: COLOPL, Inc.   IPC: G09G5/36 Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space to be associated with a first user. The virtual space includes a second avatar associated with a second user. The virtual space is associated with a first head-mounted device (HMD) connectable to a first computer. The method further includes receiving a signal transmitted from a second computer associated with a second user. The method further includes detecting a communication quality between the first computer and the second computer based on the signal. The method further includes displaying the second avatar in the virtual space based on the detected communication quality.
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US2018152655A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2018152655A1 Publication Date: 2018-05-31 Application Number: 15/878,652 Filing Date: 2018-01-24 Inventor: Uchida, Tetsuya   Kubo, Norihiro   Kido, Hideo   Ishiwata, Hiroaki   Assignee: Sony Corporation   IPC: H04N5/347 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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US2018165863A1
INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, DEVICE, AND PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING THE INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD ON A COMPUTER
Publication/Patent Number: US2018165863A1 Publication Date: 2018-06-14 Application Number: 15/834,027 Filing Date: 2017-12-06 Inventor: Satake, Seiji   Kimura, Satoshi   Inomata, Atsushi   Kubo, Norihiro   Assignee: COLOPL, Inc.   IPC: G10L25/63 Abstract: [Object] To facilitate emotional understanding among a plurality of users in a virtual experience in which a virtual space is shared by the users. [Solving Means] Provided is an information processing method for providing a first user with a virtual space via a first head-mounted display, the information processing method including the steps of: generating virtual space data for defining a virtual space including a first avatar object associated with the first user, a second avatar object associated with a second user, and a virtual camera for defining a field-of-view image to be provided to the first head-mounted display; identifying an emotion of the second user; determining an effect image to be displayed in association with the second avatar object in the field-of-view image based on the emotion of the second user; and arranging the effect image in the field-of-view image.
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