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US2021058577A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, CORRECTION METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2021058577A1 Publication Date: 2021-02-25 Application Number: 17/090,666 Filing Date: 2020-11-05 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Nishikori, Katsumi   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup apparatus, a correction method, and an electronic apparatus, enabled to suppress an apparent uncomfortable feeling of an image output from a solid-state image pickup apparatus in which pixels of different OCL shapes are mounted mixedly. A solid-state image pickup apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a pixel array in which a first pixel in which an OCL (On Chip Lens) of a standard size is formed and a second pixel in which an OCL of a size different from the standard size is formed are present mixedly, and a correction section that corrects a pixel value of the first pixel that is positioned in the vicinity of the second pixel among the first pixels on the pixel array. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor.
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EP3483937B1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, CORRECTION METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3483937B1 Publication Date: 2021-01-13 Application Number: 17824015.6 Filing Date: 2017-06-22 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Nishikori, Katsumi   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H01L27/146
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EP3754710A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, CORRECTION METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: EP3754710A1 Publication Date: 2020-12-23 Application Number: 20187566.3 Filing Date: 2017-06-22 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Nishikori, Katsumi   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup apparatus, a correction method, and an electronic apparatus, enabled to suppress an apparent uncomfortable feeling of an image output from a solid-state image pickup apparatus in which pixels of different OCL shapes are mounted mixedly. A solid-state image pickup apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a pixel array in which a first pixel in which an OCL (On Chip Lens) of a standard size is formed and a second pixel in which an OCL of a size different from the standard size is formed are present mixedly, and a correction section that corrects a pixel value of the first pixel that is positioned in the vicinity of the second pixel among the first pixels on the pixel array. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor.
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US10863124B2
Solid-state image pickup apparatus, correction method, and electronic apparatus
Publication/Patent Number: US10863124B2 Publication Date: 2020-12-08 Application Number: 16/312,417 Filing Date: 2017-06-22 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Nishikori, Katsumi   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup apparatus, a correction method, and an electronic apparatus, enabled to suppress an apparent uncomfortable feeling of an image output from a solid-state image pickup apparatus in which pixels of different OCL shapes are mounted mixedly. A solid-state image pickup apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a pixel array in which a first pixel in which an OCL (On Chip Lens) of a standard size is formed and a second pixel in which an OCL of a size different from the standard size is formed are present mixedly, and a correction section that corrects a pixel value of the first pixel that is positioned in the vicinity of the second pixel among the first pixels on the pixel array. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor.
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EP3483937A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, CORRECTION METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3483937A1 Publication Date: 2019-05-15 Application Number: 17824015.6 Filing Date: 2017-06-22 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Nishikori, Katsumi   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup apparatus, a correction method, and an electronic apparatus, enabled to suppress an apparent uncomfortable feeling of an image output from a solid-state image pickup apparatus in which pixels of different OCL shapes are mounted mixedly. A solid-state image pickup apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a pixel array in which a first pixel in which an OCL (On Chip Lens) of a standard size is formed and a second pixel in which an OCL of a size different from the standard size is formed are present mixedly, and a correction section that corrects a pixel value of the first pixel that is positioned in the vicinity of the second pixel among the first pixels on the pixel array. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor.
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US2019238773A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, CORRECTION METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2019238773A1 Publication Date: 2019-08-01 Application Number: 16/312,417 Filing Date: 2017-06-22 Inventor: Nishikori, Katsumi   Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image pickup apparatus, a correction method, and an electronic apparatus, enabled to suppress an apparent uncomfortable feeling of an image output from a solid-state image pickup apparatus in which pixels of different OCL shapes are mounted mixedly. A solid-state image pickup apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a pixel array in which a first pixel in which an OCL (On Chip Lens) of a standard size is formed and a second pixel in which an OCL of a size different from the standard size is formed are present mixedly, and a correction section that corrects a pixel value of the first pixel that is positioned in the vicinity of the second pixel among the first pixels on the pixel array. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a CMOS image sensor.
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WO2018220993A1
SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM
Publication/Patent Number: WO2018220993A1 Publication Date: 2018-12-06 Application Number: 2018014210 Filing Date: 2018-04-03 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/232 Abstract: [Problem] To provide a signal processing device which is capable of shortening processing time without degrading dynamic range performance or flexibly adjusting a tradeoff between image quality and processing time upon receiving an HDR image. [Solution] Provided is a signal processing device provided with: a synthesis processing unit which synthesizes, at least (N-1) times, an image of N frames which have exposure times that are different from each other; and a motion adaptation processing unit which performs a motion adaptation process in one-time synthesis that uses two of the group of the images in the synthesis processing unit, wherein the number of motion adaptation processes in the motion adaption processing unit is equal to or less than (N-2), when the synthesis processing unit performs the synthesis (N-1) times.
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WO2018008408A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: WO2018008408A1 Publication Date: 2018-01-11 Application Number: 2017022986 Filing Date: 2017-06-22 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Nishikori, Katsumi   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: A61B1/045 Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device
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KR101758688B1
Signal processing apparatus and signal processing method
Publication/Patent Number: KR101758688B1 Publication Date: 2017-07-14 Application Number: 20120076948 Filing Date: 2012-07-13 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.   IPC: G06T3/40 Abstract: PURPOSE: A signal processing device and a signal processing method thereof are provided to suppress the degradation of image quality according to the extension of an image signal when an outline emphasis signal is added to the image signal. CONSTITUTION: An outline emphasis signal reducing unit(130) generates a reduction completion signal by reducing an outline emphasis signal in response to an outline emphasis completion signal generated by adding the outline emphasis signal to an image signal. An interpolation extending unit(140) generates an extension completion signal by the interpolation extension processing of the reduction completion signal. An outline emphasis unit(150) performs the outline emphasis processing of the extension completion signal. [Reference numerals] (10) Signal processing unit; (110) Image processing unit; (110a
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KR101726693B1
Apparatus and Method for image processing
Publication/Patent Number: KR101726693B1 Publication Date: 2017-04-14 Application Number: 20120078393 Filing Date: 2012-07-18 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.   IPC: G09G5/36 Abstract: PURPOSE: An image processing apparatus and an image processing method are provided to reduce EMI and power consumption in an image transmission process by quantizing an edge region. CONSTITUTION: A determining unit(120) determines whether a plurality of regions formed by pixel data belong to a first region or a second region. One differential value between adjacent pixel data exceeds a threshold value in the first region. The differential value between the adjacent pixel data is the threshold value or less. A quantizing unit(140) quantizes the differential value between the adjacent pixel data in the region determined as the first region. A data output unit(170) outputs the quantized differential value in the region determined as the first region and outputs the differential value between the adjacent pixel data in the region determined as the second region. [Reference numerals] (10) Image processing apparatus; (110) Differential calculating unit; (120) Determining unit; (130) Delay processing unit; (140) Quantizing unit; (150) First coding unit; (160) Second coding unit; (170) Data output unit; (180) Buffer unit; (190) Output unit
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US9544505B2
Image processing apparatus for synthesizing images based on a plurality of exposure time periods and image processing method thereof
Publication/Patent Number: US9544505B2 Publication Date: 2017-01-10 Application Number: 14/640,191 Filing Date: 2015-03-06 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/235 Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a use-image selector configured to generate use-image selection information for selecting one image, from a plurality of images of a subject which are captured for a plurality of exposure time periods, to be used for each region of a synthesized image; an average processor configured to acquire averaged use-image selection information by averaging previous use-image selection information and current use-image selection information; and a synthesizer configured to generate the synthesized image by synthesizing at least two images, among the plurality of images, to constitute the each region according to the averaged use-image selection information.
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KR20160030350A
APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING IMAGE AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING IMAGE
Publication/Patent Number: KR20160030350A Publication Date: 2016-03-17 Application Number: 20140173250 Filing Date: 2014-12-04 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N5/353 Abstract: The present invention provides a technology capable of smoothly reducing noise included in a WDR synthesis image. In addition
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US9258555B2
Apparatus and method for determining defect pixel
Publication/Patent Number: US9258555B2 Publication Date: 2016-02-09 Application Number: 14/010,978 Filing Date: 2013-08-27 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N17/00 Abstract: Provided is an apparatus of determining a defect pixel which includes at least one of a first edge periphery defect determiner and a second edge periphery defect determiner, wherein the first edge periphery defect determiner is configured to determine if a central pixel of a pixel group is the defect pixel by using pixel values of pixels adjacent to the central pixel disposed close to an image edge, wherein the edge includes at least one of right, left, upper, lower, lower-left, lower-right, upper-left and upper-right pixels of the central pixel, and wherein the second edge periphery defect determiner is configured to determine if the central pixel is the defect pixel by using a pixel disposed at at least one of the lower-left, lower-right, upper-left and upper-right of the central pixel.
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KR20160030352A
IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: KR20160030352A Publication Date: 2016-03-17 Application Number: 20150040961 Filing Date: 2015-03-24 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N5/235 Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for processing images (1) comprising: a used-image selection unit (40) for generating used-image selection information in order to select any one of a short-exposure image and a long-exposure image
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US9462194B2
Apparatus and method for calculating flicker-evaluation value
Publication/Patent Number: US9462194B2 Publication Date: 2016-10-04 Application Number: 14/080,894 Filing Date: 2013-11-15 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.   IPC: G06T7/00 Abstract: An apparatus and a method for calculating a flicker-evaluation value through a wide dynamic range (WDR) system. The apparatus includes: a first calculator configured to calculate a first difference between a pixel value of a long exposure image of a current frame and a pixel value of a long exposure image of a previous frame; an average calculator configured to calculate an average of the pixel value of the long exposure image of the current frame and the pixel value of the long exposure image of the previous frame; a second calculator configured to calculate a second difference between a pixel value of a short exposure image of the current frame and the average calculated by the average calculator; and a flicker-evaluation value calculator configured to calculate a flicker-evaluation value which indicates a flicker strength using the first difference and the second difference.
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KR20160070659A
IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: KR20160070659A Publication Date: 2016-06-20 Application Number: 20150047494 Filing Date: 2015-04-03 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N5/353 Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus (1) which includes an amplification part (61
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KR20160001582A
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING IMAGE
Publication/Patent Number: KR20160001582A Publication Date: 2016-01-06 Application Number: 20140158905 Filing Date: 2014-11-14 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/217 Abstract: Technology for synthesizing a short exposure image and a long exposure image is to perform a noise reduction process more effectively. An image processing device (1A) for synthesizing a short exposure image and a long exposure image
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KR20150118004A
MOVEMENT DETECTING APPARATUS AND MOVEMENT DETECTING METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: KR20150118004A Publication Date: 2015-10-21 Application Number: 20140128284 Filing Date: 2014-09-25 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/225 Abstract: A motion detection apparatus (1A) of an embodiment of the present invention includes a short exposure-image motion detection unit (41)
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KR20150127524A
IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: KR20150127524A Publication Date: 2015-11-17 Application Number: 20140114529 Filing Date: 2014-08-29 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/14 Abstract: An image processing apparatus (1) for compressing a range of bit number of each pixel value configuring an input image from an A bit to a B bit (A > B)
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US9131172B2
Image processing apparatus and method for detecting motion using long exposures images and then performing infinite impulse response filtering on short exposure image
Publication/Patent Number: US9131172B2 Publication Date: 2015-09-08 Application Number: 14/073,340 Filing Date: 2013-11-06 Inventor: Tsuzuki, Takeru   Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N9/73 Abstract: Provided is an image processing apparatus and method. The image processing apparatus includes: a detection unit configured to detect a motion by using a long-exposed image in a current frame and a long-exposed image in a previous frame; and a processing unit configured to perform infinite impulse response (IIR) filtering on a short-exposed image in the current frame according to a result of the detecting of the motion which is obtained from the detection unit.
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