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1 EP3614174A1
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE AND DISTANCE MEASURING METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: EP3614174A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-26 Application Number: 18425071.0 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Matsui, Yuki   Nakamuro, Ken   Zappa franco   Villa, Federica   Lussana, Rudi   Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION   Politecnico di Milano   IPC: G01S17/89 Abstract: A distance measuring device includes a light emission portion configured to emit light; a light receiving portion configured to receive measurement light that is emitted by the light emission portion and reflected by a measurement object, the light receiving portion comprising a plurality of pixels, each pixel having at least one light receiving portion and being configured to output a light reception signal that depends on the measurement light incident on the pixel; a discrimination portion configured to discriminate whether the pixel receives measurement light; a pixel output control portion configured to selectively output the light reception signal of each pixel individually, depending on the determination result of the discrimination portion; and an evaluation portion configured to receive the light reception signals output by the pixel output control portion and to output a distance signal that is indicative of a distance between the measuring device and the measurement object based on these light reception signals.
2 US2020064451A1
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE AND DISTANCE MEASURING METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2020064451A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-27 Application Number: 16/543,664 Filing Date: 2019-08-19 Inventor: Matsui, Yuki   Nakamuro, Ken   Zappa franco   Villa, Federica   Lussana, Rudi   Assignee: OMRON Corporation   Politecnico di Milano   IPC: G01S7/487 Abstract: A distance measuring device includes a light emission portion for emitting light; a light receiving portion for receiving measurement light that is emitted by the light emission portion and reflected by a measurement object, the light receiving portion comprising a plurality of pixels, each pixel having at least one light receiving portion and outputting a light reception signal that depends on the measurement light incident on the pixel; a discrimination portion for discriminating whether the pixel receives measurement light; a pixel output control portion for selectively outputting the light reception signal of each pixel individually, depending on the determination result of the discrimination portion; and an evaluation portion for receiving the light reception signals output by the pixel output control portion and outputting a distance signal that is indicative of a distance between the measuring device and the measurement object based on these light reception signals.
3 US2020049822A1
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020049822A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 16/535,126 Filing Date: 2019-08-08 Inventor: Matsui, Yuki   Nakamuro, Ken   Zappa franco   Villa, Federica   Lussana, Rudi   Assignee: OMRON Corporation   Politecnico di Milano   IPC: G01S17/10 Abstract: A distance measuring device includes a light emission portion configured to emit light; a light receiving portion configured to receive measurement light that is emitted by the light emission portion and reflected by the measurement object, the light receiving portion comprising a plurality of pixels configured to output light reception signals that depend on the received measurement light; a plurality of determination portions configured to receive the light reception signals and to determine characteristic values from the received light reception signals, and an evaluation portion that is connected to the plurality of determination portions, the evaluation portion being configured to calculate a distance from the characteristic values determined by the determination portions. Each of the plurality of determination portions is configured to receive the light reception signals only from a plurality of non-adjacent pixels.
4 US202049822A1
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US202049822A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 20/191,653 Filing Date: 2019-08-08 Inventor: Zappa franco   Matsui, Yuki   Villa, Federica   Lussana, Rudi   Nakamuro, Ken   Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION   Politecnico Di Milano   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: A distance measuring device includes a light emission portion configured to emit light; a light receiving portion configured to receive measurement light that is emitted by the light emission portion and reflected by the measurement object, the light receiving portion comprising a plurality of pixels configured to output light reception signals that depend on the received measurement light; a plurality of determination portions configured to receive the light reception signals and to determine characteristic values from the received light reception signals, and an evaluation portion that is connected to the plurality of determination portions, the evaluation portion being configured to calculate a distance from the characteristic values determined by the determination portions. Each of the plurality of determination portions is configured to receive the light reception signals only from a plurality of non-adjacent pixels.
5 EP3608688A1
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3608688A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-12 Application Number: 18425067.8 Filing Date: 2018-08-09 Inventor: Matsui, Yuki   Nakamuro, Ken   Zappa franco   Villa, Federica   Lussana, Rudi   Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION   Politecnico di Milano   IPC: G01S17/10 Abstract: A distance measuring device (1) includes a light emission portion (3) configured to emit light (8); a light receiving portion (4) configured to receive measurement light (5) that is emitted by the light emission portion (3) and reflected by the measurement object (2), the light receiving portion (4) comprising a plurality of pixels (10) configured to output light reception signals (LR) that depend on the received measurement light (5); a plurality of determination portions (11, 111 - 117) configured to receive the light reception signals (LR) and to determine characteristic values from the received light reception signals (LR), and an evaluation portion (13) that is connected to the plurality of determination portions (11, 111 - 117), the evaluation portion (13) being configured to calculate a distance from the characteristic values determined by the determination portions (11, 111 - 117). Each of the plurality of determination portions (11, 111 - 117) is configured to receive the light reception signals (LR) from a plurality of non-adjacent pixels (10).
6 US8115170B2
Method and apparatus for creating time-resolved emission images of integrated circuits using a single-point single-photon detector and a scanning system
Publication/Patent Number: US8115170B2 Publication Date: 2012-02-14 Application Number: 11/621,217 Filing Date: 2007-01-09 Inventor: Stellari, Franco   Tosi, Alberto   Zappa franco   Song, Peilin   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: G01N21/01 Abstract: A Scanning Time-Resolved Emission (S-TRE) microscope or system includes an optical system configured to collect light from emissions of light generated by a device under test (DUT). A scanning system is configured to permit the emissions of light to be collected from positions across the DUT in accordance with a scan pattern. A timing photodetector is configured to detect a single photon or photons of the emissions of light from the particular positions across the DUT such that the emissions of light are correlated to the positions to create a time-dependent map of the emissions of light across the DUT.
7 ITMI20062483A1
GENERATORE QUANTISTICO DI NUMERI CASUALI E RELATIVO METODO DI GENERAZIONE
Title (English): 1
Publication/Patent Number: ITMI20062483A1 Publication Date: 2008-06-23 Application Number: MI20062483 Filing Date: 2006-12-22 Inventor: Zappa franco   Tisa, Simone   Assignee: POLITECNICO DI MILANO   IPC:
8 WO2008077833A1
QUANTUM RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR AND METHOD FOR THE GENERATION THEREOF
Publication/Patent Number: WO2008077833A1 Publication Date: 2008-07-03 Application Number: 2007064032 Filing Date: 2007-12-17 Inventor: Zappa franco   Tisa, Simone   Assignee: POLITECNICO DI MILANO   ZAPPA, FRANCO   TISA, SIMONE   IPC: H04L9/08 Abstract: A quantumrandom number generatoris described comprising a quantumevent (2) detector (3)
9 US2008164414A1
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING TIME-RESOLVED EMISSION IMAGES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS USING A SINGLE-POINT SINGLE-PHOTON DETECTOR AND A SCANNING SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2008164414A1 Publication Date: 2008-07-10 Application Number: 11/621,217 Filing Date: 2007-01-09 Inventor: Stellari, Franco   Tosi, Alberto   Zappa franco   Song, Peilin   Assignee: STELLARI, FRANCO   Tosi, Alberto   Zappa, Franco   Song, Peilin   IPC: G02B21/00 Abstract: A Scanning Time-Resolved Emission (S-TRE) microscope or system includes an optical system configured to collect light from emissions of light generated by a device under test (DUT). A scanning system is configured to permit the emissions of light to be collected from positions across the DUT in accordance with a scan pattern. A timing photodetector is configured to detect a single photon or photons of the emissions of light from the particular positions across the DUT such that the emissions of light are correlated to the positions to create a time-dependent map of the emissions of light across the DUT.
10 WO2008086339A1
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING TIME-RESOLVED EMISSION IMAGES OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS USING A SINGLE-POINT SINGLE-PHOTON DETECTOR AND A SCANNING SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: WO2008086339A1 Publication Date: 2008-07-17 Application Number: 2008050488 Filing Date: 2008-01-08 Inventor: Zappa franco   Stellari, Franco   Tosi, Alberto   Song, Peilin   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: G01B9/04 Abstract: A Scanning Time-Resolved Emission (S-TRE) microscope or system includes an optical system (54) configured to collect light from emissions of light generated by a device under test (DUT). A scanning system (20) is configured to permit the emissions of light to be collected from positions across the DUT in accordance with a scan pattern. A timing photodetector (42) is configured to detect a single photon or photons of the emissions of light from the particular positions across the DUT such that the emissions of light are correlated to the positions to create a time-dependent map of the emissions of light across the DUT.
11 DE60127246T2
ULTRAEMPFINDLICHER PHOTODETEKTOR MIT INTEGRIERTEM PINHOLE FÜR KONFOKALE MIKROSKOPE UND VERFAHREN ZUR DETEKTION OPTISCHES SIGNAL
Title (English): Integrated pink ultra - sensitivity photodetector for cone microscope and optical signal detection.
Publication/Patent Number: DE60127246T2 Publication Date: 2008-02-28 Application Number: 60127246 Filing Date: 2001-04-09 Inventor: Zappa franco   Hartmann, Thomas   Cova, Sergio   Ghioni, Massimo   Grub, Robert   Derndinger, Eberhard   Assignee: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH   IPC: G02B21/00
12 AT357060T
ULTRAEMPFINDLICHER PHOTODETEKTOR MIT INTEGRIERTEM PINHOLE FÜR KONFOKALE MIKROSKOPE UND VERFAHREN ZUR DETEKTION OPTISCHES SIGNAL
Title (English): The claimant also alleges that, moreover, in China and No. 4,
Publication/Patent Number: AT357060T Publication Date: 2007-04-15 Application Number: 01927893 Filing Date: 2001-04-09 Inventor: Zappa franco   Hartmann, Thomas   Cova, Sergio   Ghioni, Massimo   Grub, Robert   Derndinger, Eberhard   Assignee: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH   POLITECNICO DI MILANO   IPC: G02B21/00
13 DE60127246D1
ULTRAEMPFINDLICHER PHOTODETEKTOR MIT INTEGRIERTEM PINHOLE FÜR KONFOKALE MIKROSKOPE UND VERFAHREN ZUR DETEKTION OPTISCHES SIGNAL
Title (English): The claimant also alleges that, moreover, in China and No. 4,
Publication/Patent Number: DE60127246D1 Publication Date: 2007-04-26 Application Number: 60127246 Filing Date: 2001-04-09 Inventor: Zappa franco   Hartmann, Thomas   Cova, Sergio   Ghioni, Massimo   Grub, Robert   Derndinger, Eberhard   Assignee: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH   POLITECNICO DI MILANO   IPC: G02B21/00
14 EP1273047B1
ULTRASENSITIVE PHOTODETECTOR WITH INTEGRATED PINHOLE FOR CONFOCAL MICROSCOPES AND METHOD TO DETECT OPTICAL SIGNAL
Publication/Patent Number: EP1273047B1 Publication Date: 2007-03-14 Application Number: 01927893.6 Filing Date: 2001-04-09 Inventor: Cova, Sergio   Zappa franco   Ghioni, Massimo   Grub, Robert   Derndinger, Eberhard   Hartmann, Thomas   Assignee: Politecnico Di Milano   CARL ZEISS JENA GmbH   IPC: H01L31/02
15 DE60120012T2
Monolithische aktive Löschschaltung und aktive Rücksetzung für Avalanche-Photodioden
Title (English): Single chip active canceller and active inversion for equivalent photodiode.
Publication/Patent Number: DE60120012T2 Publication Date: 2006-12-14 Application Number: 60120012 Filing Date: 2001-03-06 Inventor: Zappa franco   Cova, Sergio   Ghioni, Massimo   Assignee: POLITECNICO DI MILANO   IPC: G01J1/44
16 DE60120010D1
Schaltung zur hochpräzisen Ermittlung der Ankunftszeit von Photonen auf durch einzelne Photonen getriggerte Avalanche-Dioden
Title (English): The claimant also alleges that, moreover, in China and No. 4,
Publication/Patent Number: DE60120010D1 Publication Date: 2006-07-06 Application Number: 60120010 Filing Date: 2001-03-06 Inventor: Zappa franco   Cova, Sergio   Ghioni, Massimo   Assignee: POLITECNICO DI MILANO   IPC: G01J1/44
17 DE60120010T2
Schaltung zur hochpräzisen Ermittlung der Ankunftszeit von Photonen auf durch einzelne Photonen getriggerte Avalanche-Dioden
Title (English): The claimant also alleges that, moreover, in China and No. 4,
Publication/Patent Number: DE60120010T2 Publication Date: 2006-12-14 Application Number: 60120010 Filing Date: 2001-03-06 Inventor: Zappa franco   Cova, Sergio   Ghioni, Massimo   Assignee: POLITECNICO DI MILANO   IPC: G01J1/44
18 EP1132724B1
Circuit for high precision detection of the time of arrival of photons falling on single photon avalanche diodes
Publication/Patent Number: EP1132724B1 Publication Date: 2006-05-31 Application Number: 01200851.2 Filing Date: 2001-03-06 Inventor: Cova, Sergio   Ghioni, Massimo   Zappa franco   Assignee: Politecnico Di Milano   IPC: G01J1/44 Abstract: The invention concerns an output circuit for extracting the avalanche pulse produced by an avalanche photodiode for single photon detection (Single Photon Avalanche Diode, SPAD), which makes possible to detect and measure with the best possible precision the time of arrival of an incident photon on the surface of said SPAD (1). The circuit is built with a coupling network (18), connected to a terminal (200) of said SPAD (1) biased at high voltage and a comparator (16). Said network (18) is designed so that the differentiation time constant ( lambda ), introduced by said block (18), is less than the total duration (Tqa) of the avalanche current pulse (112), but longer than the risetime (Tra) of said pulse (Figure 5 and Figure 8). The circuit object of the invention has the virtue of being usable in all the circuit configurations for avalanche quenching in SPADs described in the technical and scientific literature.
19 AT328270T
MONOLITHISCHE AKTIVE LÖSCHSCHALTUNG UND AKTIVE RÜCKSETZUNG FÜR AVALANCHE-PHOTODIODEN
Title (English): Single chip active canceller and active inversion for equivalent photodiode.
Publication/Patent Number: AT328270T Publication Date: 2006-06-15 Application Number: 01200852 Filing Date: 2001-03-06 Inventor: Zappa franco   Cova, Sergio   Ghioni, Massimo   Assignee: POLITECNICO DI MILANO   IPC: G01J1/44
20 EP1132725B1
Monolithic circuit of active quenching and active reset for avalanche photodiodes
Publication/Patent Number: EP1132725B1 Publication Date: 2006-05-31 Application Number: 01200852.0 Filing Date: 2001-03-06 Inventor: Zappa franco   Cova, Sergio   Ghioni, Massimo   Assignee: Politecnico Di Milano   IPC: G01J1/44 Abstract: It is an integrated circuit capable of determining the quenching and the reset of an avalanche photodiode (SPAD) operating in Geiger mode so as to detect single photons (1) falling on the surface of said photodiode. The circuit scheme used makes possible to reduce the size of the circuit down to a single semiconductor chip, to reduce the power dissipation and to reduce the cost of the circuit, at the same time keeping the performance at good level.