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CN109862205B
位置检测装置及方法、图像读取装置、图像形成装置
Grant
Publication/Patent Number: CN109862205B Publication Date: 2021-01-08 Application Number: 201811061396.5 Filing Date: 2018-09-11 Inventor: 二角大祐   中泽政元   池本龙马   稻毛修   石井达也   岩波智史   牧野英世   山崎公晴   青柳广太   中山聪   Assignee: 株式会社理光   IPC: H04N1/047 Abstract: 本发明涉及一种位置检测装置、图像读取装置、图像形成装置及位置检测方法,用于降低因读取设备发热引起伸缩而产生的位置检测结果的误差。该位置检测装置包括控制读取设备(201)来将处理对象的外形形状和该处理对象上的图像图案的位置作为第一检测结果来检测的第一位置检测部(111),和控制所述读取设备(201)来将配置在位置基准构件上对应于该读取设备(201)的规定的位置的标记作为第二检测结果来检测的第二位置检测部(112),以及根据所述第一检测结果和所述第二检测结果来检测所述读取设备(201)的变化量并修正对于所述处理对象的处理位置的控制部(113)。
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US2021084245A1
IMAGE SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2021084245A1 Publication Date: 2021-03-18 Application Number: 16/906,185 Filing Date: 2020-06-19 Inventor: Kim, Kyung-min   Chae, Heesung   Bae, Jaeyoung   Yoon, Sukki   Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N5/357 Abstract: An image sensor compensates for noise. The image sensor includes a pixel array that includes a common monitor output line, a first monitoring pixel outputting a first monitoring signal, a second monitoring pixel outputting a second monitoring signal, and an active pixel configured to output a sensing signal based on an incident light. The image circuit also includes a binning circuit that receives the first and second monitoring signals through the common monitor output line and generates an average monitoring signal by performing binning on the first and second monitoring signals, and an analog-to-digital converter that detects an alternating current (AC) component of the average monitoring signal and couples the sampled AC component of the average monitoring signal to the sensing signal, thereby compensating for noise.
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US10972695B2
Image sensors with reduced signal sampling kickback
Publication/Patent Number: US10972695B2 Publication Date: 2021-04-06 Application Number: 16/460,746 Filing Date: 2019-07-02 Inventor: Benjaram, Rajashekar   Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC   IPC: H04N3/14 Abstract: An image sensor may include an array of image pixels. The image pixel pixels may be arranged in columns and rows. Each column of image pixels may be coupled to column readout circuitry via respective column lines. The column readout circuitry may include amplifier circuitry, a first source follower stage, and a second source follower stage. The first and second source follower stages may be interposed between the amplifier circuitry and a sampling capacitor. A switch may be interposed between the first and second source follower stages. The second source follower transistor may be configured to provide an intermediate sampling voltage to the sampling capacitor. The first source follower transistor may be configured to provide a final sampling voltage to the sampling capacitor. In such a manner, kickback from sampling signals using readout circuitry may be reduced.
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CN108700457B
光脉冲检测电路
Grant
Publication/Patent Number: CN108700457B Publication Date: 2021-04-06 Application Number: 201780011850.3 Filing Date: 2017-02-16 Inventor: A·马丁内兹   Assignee: 赛峰电子与防务公司   IPC: G01J1/42 Abstract: 本发明涉及一种旨在连接到光电二极管(2)的用于检测光脉冲的电路,该检测电路包括积分电容器(Cint)、放电装置(13)和适于将积分电容器的端子处的积分电压(Vint)与参考阈值电压(Vseuil)进行比较以产生用于检测光脉冲的信号的比较器装置(12)。参考电压阈值(Vseuil)是取决于光背景噪声水平的自适应阈值。本发明还涉及一种包括光电二极管和这种检测电路的检测设备。本发明还涉及一种包括多个这种检测设备的检测矩阵。
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US2021105442A1
IMAGE CAPTURE BASED ON ACTION RECOGNITION
Publication/Patent Number: US2021105442A1 Publication Date: 2021-04-08 Application Number: 16/591,462 Filing Date: 2019-10-02 Inventor: Shoa, Hassani Lashdan Alireza   Gnanapragasam, Darren   Krasnikov, Evgenii   Leung, Adrian   Hansen, David   Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated   IPC: H04N7/18 Abstract: A camera image processor receives frames from an image sensor of the camera. While continuing to receive frames from the image sensor, the camera image processor detecting an action within one or more frames of the received frames, for example using a convolution neural network trained to recognize one or more actions. While continuing to receive frames from the image sensor, the camera image processor captures the one or more frames with the detected action, for example as a still image, or as a slow-motion portion of a video that includes the received frames.
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US10986252B2
Touch accommodation options
Publication/Patent Number: US10986252B2 Publication Date: 2021-04-20 Application Number: 16/534,291 Filing Date: 2019-08-07 Inventor: Fleizach, Christopher   Kasemset, Clare   Sundara, Raman Nandini Kannamangalam   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G06F3/041 Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and devices for providing touch accommodations to users with tremors or other fine motor impairments to improve the accuracy of such users' touch inputs on touch-sensitive surfaces. Such methods and devices include various approaches for compensating for brief, inadvertent touch inputs; touch inputs with inadvertent motion across the touch-sensitive surface; and/or touch inputs with inadvertent recoil contacts. In some embodiments, the touch accommodations are implemented in a software layer separate from the application layer, such as the operating system.
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US2021004232A1
Energy Efficient Processor Core Architecture for Image Processor
Publication/Patent Number: US2021004232A1 Publication Date: 2021-01-07 Application Number: 17/001,097 Filing Date: 2020-08-24 Inventor: Meixner, Albert   Redgrave, Jason Rupert   Shacham, Ofer   Finchelstein, Daniel Frederic   Zhu, Qiuling   Assignee: Google LLC   IPC: G06F9/38 Abstract: An apparatus that includes a program controller to fetch and issue instructions is described. The apparatus includes an execution lane having at least one execution unit to execute the instructions. The execution lane is part of an execution lane array that is coupled to a two dimensional shift register array structure, wherein, execution lane s of the execution lane array are located at respective array locations and are coupled to dedicated registers at same respective array locations in the two-dimensional shift register array.
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US10951848B2
High speed, low power image sensor system
Publication/Patent Number: US10951848B2 Publication Date: 2021-03-16 Application Number: 16/272,431 Filing Date: 2019-02-11 Inventor: Park, Hyunsik   Mesgarani, Ali   Keramat, Mansour   Stepanovic, Dusan   Bahukhandi, Ashirwad   Assignee: Apple, Inc.   IPC: H04N3/14 Abstract: An image sensing system is disclosed. The image sensing system includes an array of pixel circuits and a multiplexer configured to convey an output signal from a selected one of the pixel circuits. The output signal from the selected one of the plurality of pixel circuits is converted from analog to digital by a successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). A control circuit is provided to cause the SAR ADC power cycling with shaped power control signal. The SAR ADC comparator pre-amp with integrate-reset causes reduced power to the theoretical limit for imaging systems. The control circuit causes quantization process of selected ones of the pixel circuits to be repeated one or more times during the processing.
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EP3420309B1
IMAGE SENSOR AND METHOD FOR A GEOSTATIONARY ORBITING SATELLITE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3420309B1 Publication Date: 2021-03-17 Application Number: 17714263.5 Filing Date: 2017-02-21 Inventor: Lecompte, Malcolm   Williams, Franklin   Assignee: Live Earth Imaging Enterprises, LLC   IPC: G01C11/02
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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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US10887539B2
Imaging device
Publication/Patent Number: US10887539B2 Publication Date: 2021-01-05 Application Number: 16/700,957 Filing Date: 2019-12-02 Inventor: Kanehara, Hidenari   Miyake, Yasuo   Shishido, Sanshiro   Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N3/14 Abstract: An imaging device includes: a first chip that includes pixels arranged in a row, the pixels including: a first pixel including a first photoelectric converter and a first transistor, having a first control terminal, coupled to the first photoelectric converter; and a second pixel including a second photoelectric converter and a second transistor, having a second control terminal, coupled to the second photoelectric converter; and a second chip including: a signal line extending along the row; a first buffer circuit having a first input terminal and a first output terminal, the first input terminal being coupled to the signal line, the first output terminal being coupled to the first control terminal; and a second buffer circuit having a second input terminal and a second output terminal, the second input terminal being coupled to the signal line, the second output terminal being coupled to the second control terminal.
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US2020068154A1
BIDIRECTIONAL TDI LINE IMAGE SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2020068154A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-27 Application Number: 16/332,801 Filing Date: 2015-05-14 Inventor: Nam, Jung Hyun   Seo, Kyoung Ryoul   Assignee: VIEWORKS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N5/372 Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bidirectional TDI line image sensor. The bidirectional TDI line image sensor according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a pixel unit, which has N line sensors having M CCDs arranged in a line and being arranged in a scan direction, moves, in the scan direction, charges accumulated in the respective columns of the line sensors, and accumulates the same; and an output unit for parallelly receiving as inputs the charges accumulated in the pixel unit from the respective columns, performing analog-to-digital conversion on and storing the charges, and then sequentially outputting same.
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US2020185435A1
PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS AND IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020185435A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-11 Application Number: 16/707,217 Filing Date: 2019-12-09 Inventor: Iwakura, Yasushi   Onishi, Tomoya   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: A photoelectric conversion apparatus, comprising: a photoelectric conversion unit; a charge accumulation unit configured to accumulate charges generated in the photoelectric conversion unit; and a transfer transistor configured to connect the photoelectric conversion unit and the charge accumulation unit to each other and to perform a transfer operation of a charge from the photoelectric conversion unit to the charge accumulation unit, wherein the photoelectric conversion apparatus outputs: a first signal obtained by performing an on-off operation of the transfer transistor a plurality of times in a state where the charge accumulation unit is accumulating charges; and a second signal obtained by performing an on-off operation of the transfer transistor a plurality of times in a state where the charge accumulation unit is not accumulating charges.
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US2020106929A1
REGION OF INTEREST TABLE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020106929A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-02 Application Number: 16/145,022 Filing Date: 2018-09-27 Inventor: Doyle, Michael   O'hara, Keith E.   Farkas, Csaba   Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.   IPC: H04N3/14 Abstract: A camera capable of quickly updating a region of interest (ROI) in its sensor array is provided. The camera is configured to image individual scan lines of a scan imager created as a scan beam is scanned across a subject. A different ROI is defined for each scan line to be imaged. To achieve this, a table of ROI-defining entries is loaded into the camera prior to imaging the scan lines. The ROI-defining entries are used to update the sensor's ROI during the camera's Frame-Overhead-Time. In this manner, the ROI is changed in between the imaging of consecutive scans lines.
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US2020322558A1
IMAGE SENSOR DEVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF
Publication/Patent Number: US2020322558A1 Publication Date: 2020-10-08 Application Number: 16/690,741 Filing Date: 2019-11-21 Inventor: Lim, Jungwook   Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/378 Abstract: An image sensor device includes a pixel that converts a light signal into an electrical signal and outputs the converted electrical signal through a data line, a current bias element that is connected between the data line and a ground voltage, and a self-pull-down circuit that is connected between the data line and the ground voltage and pulls down the data line based on an output voltage of the data line.
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US2020075649A1
PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, IMAGING SYSTEM, MOVING BODY, AND STACKABLE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020075649A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-05 Application Number: 16/551,111 Filing Date: 2019-08-26 Inventor: Arishima, Yu   Kobayashi, Masahiro   Iwata, Koichiro   Inui, Fumihiro   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: H01L27/146 Abstract: A unit circuit includes a photoelectric conversion element, an output transistor including an input node and configured to output a signal based on a charge from the photoelectric conversion element, a reset transistor, and a first transistor connected to the input node and configured to change a capacitance of the input node. A first control signal supplied to a gate electrode of the first transistor has at least three types of voltages.
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US2020068145A1
MULTI-RESOLUTION UNCOOLED MICROBOLOMETER FOCAL PLANE ARRAY
Publication/Patent Number: US2020068145A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-27 Application Number: 16/106,296 Filing Date: 2018-08-21 Inventor: Lacroix, Daniel P.   Murphy, Robert H.   Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.   IPC: H04N5/33 Abstract: A multiple resolution focal plane array, the multiple resolution focal plane array having a plurality of bolometers and a readout integrated circuit connected to the plurality of bolometers, wherein the readout integrated circuit is configured to accumulate signal-induced current collected from each bolometer during an integration interval and then transfer the resultant signal onto output taps for readout. The readout integrated circuit is configured to allow a selection between at least two bolometer configurations, a first configuration where bolometers are combined into pixels comprising N×N series/parallel groupings of bolometers and a second configuration where the bolometers are used individually, forming pixels comprising only a single bolometer.
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EP3185532B1
IMAGE ACQUISITION APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME
Publication/Patent Number: EP3185532B1 Publication Date: 2020-09-23 Application Number: 16177250.4 Filing Date: 2016-06-30 Inventor: Kim, Kyung Rok   Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.   IPC: H04N1/48
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EP3386180B1
METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CALIBRATING AN INFRARED CAMERA
Publication/Patent Number: EP3386180B1 Publication Date: 2020-07-01 Application Number: 17164888.4 Filing Date: 2017-04-05 Inventor: Moreno, Serrano Carlos   Assignee: Tecnobit S.L.   IPC: H04N3/14
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EP2095424B1
PIXEL STRUCTURE HAVING SHIELDED STORAGE NODE
Publication/Patent Number: EP2095424B1 Publication Date: 2020-04-22 Application Number: 06828081.7 Filing Date: 2006-11-29 Inventor: Lepage, Gérald   Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC   IPC: H01L27/146
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