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1 CN108377349B
混合键合的图像传感器的反馈电容器和读取方法
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Title (English): Feedback Capacitor and Read Method of Mixed-bonded Image Senso
Publication/Patent Number: CN108377349B Publication Date: 2020-02-04 Application Number: 201810064251.4 Filing Date: 2018-01-23 Inventor: 王睿   海老原弘知   杨征   汤俊明   蔡肇芳   代铁军   Assignee: 豪威科技股份有限公司   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: 混合键合的图像传感器具有光电二极管裸片,光电二极管裸片具有多个宏单元;每个宏单元具有至少一个光电二极管和耦接区域。耦接区域耦接至其馈入放大器的输入和反馈电容器的支撑电路裸片的宏单元单位的耦接区域。反馈电容器还耦接至放大器的输出,且放大器在输入和输出之间进行反相。方法包括:复位光电二极管裸片的光电二极管;将来自光电二极管的信号通过键合点耦接至支撑电路以耦接至反馈电容器和放大器的输入,反馈电容器还耦接至放大器的反相输出;以及使用放大器放大信号,其中反馈电容器的电容确定放大器的增益。
2 CN107948553B
影像传感器、使用于其的模拟数字讯号处理方法和装置
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Publication/Patent Number: CN107948553B Publication Date: 2020-05-01 Application Number: 201610889805.5 Filing Date: 2016-10-12 Inventor: 许晨声   邱瑞德   Assignee: 原相科技股份有限公司   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: 使用于影像传感器的模拟数字讯号处理方法,包括:提供一全局式模拟数字转换器,该全局式模拟数字转换器可用以将该影像传感器之一像素数组之所有像素之复数个模拟讯号转换为复数个数字讯号;提供一并列式模拟数字转换器,该并列式模拟数字转换器可用以通过复数个模拟数字转换电路分别将该像素数组于不同列上之复数个像素之复数个模拟讯号转换为复数个数字讯号;以及动态切换选择该全局式模拟数字转换器及该并列式模拟数字转换器的其中之一,对该像素数组之复数像素之数据执行一模拟数字转换。
3 WO2020011651A1
ARRAY OF CELLS FOR DETECTING TIME-DEPENDENT IMAGE DATA
Publication/Patent Number: WO2020011651A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-16 Application Number: 2019068044 Filing Date: 2019-07-04 Inventor: Li, Chenghan   Assignee: INIVATION AG   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: The invention relates to a photoarray for detecting time-dependent image data,comprising an array of multiple device cells (1), wherein each device cell (1) comprises a group (12) of photosensors (2), each photosensor (2) configured to generate an analog sensor signal dependent on a light intensity at said photosensor (2), for each photosensor (2)a pixel encoding circuit configured to transform the analog sensor signal generated by said photosensor (2) into a digital pixel information stemming from said photosensor (2), and a processing unit (13), which comprises a correlation logic (3) configured to correlate said pixel information stemming from the photosensors (2) of said group (12) of photosensors (2) and to produce as a result a request signal indicating that said cell (1) contains pixel information to be read and/or a pass signal utilized in the processing unit (13) to allow pixel information contained in said cell (1) to be transmitted.
4 EP3595295A1
ARRAY OF CELLS FOR DETECTING TIME-DEPENDENT IMAGE DATA
Publication/Patent Number: EP3595295A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-15 Application Number: 18182942.5 Filing Date: 2018-07-11 Inventor: Li, Chenghan   Assignee: IniVation AG   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: The invention relates to a photoarray for detecting time-dependent image data, comprising an array of multiple device cells (1), wherein each device cell (1) comprises a group (12) of photosensors (2), each photosensor (2) configured to generate an analog sensor signal dependent on a light intensity at said photosensor (2), for each photosensor (2) a pixel encoding circuit configured to transform the analog sensor signal generated by said photosensor (2) into a digital pixel information stemming from said photosensor (2), and a processing unit (13), which comprises a correlation logic (3) configured to correlate said pixel information stemming from the photosensors (2) of said group (12) of photosensors (2) and to produce as a result a request signal indicating that said cell (1) contains pixel information to be read and/or a pass signal utilized in the processing unit (13) to allow pixel information contained in said cell (1) to be transmitted.
5 EP3354012B1
IMAGING SYSTEM UNIT CELL AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGING
Publication/Patent Number: EP3354012B1 Publication Date: 2020-03-11 Application Number: 16791784.8 Filing Date: 2016-10-28 Inventor: Boemler, Christian M.   Assignee: Raytheon Company   IPC: H04N5/3745
6 CN106210572B
图像传感器以及操作图像传感器的方法
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Publication/Patent Number: CN106210572B Publication Date: 2020-09-04 Application Number: 201510293267.9 Filing Date: 2015-06-01 Inventor: 车受蓝   李宗锡   Assignee: 爱思开海力士有限公司   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: 一种滤色器阵列包括第一像素、第二像素、第三像素和第四像素。第一像素传送具有可见波长和红外(IR)波长的光。第二像素传送具有可见波长的光并且围绕每个第一像素。第三像素传送具有可见波长中的第一波长范围的光。第四像素传送具有可见波长中的第二波长范围的光。
7 US2020092509A1
IMAGE SENSOR HAVING SEPARATE, STACKED, PIXEL ARRAY, DRAM, AND LOGIC/ANALOG-DIGITAL CONVERTER INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DIE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020092509A1 Publication Date: 2020-03-19 Application Number: 16/133,449 Filing Date: 2018-09-17 Inventor: Jung, Taehyung   Ryu, Hoon   Yang, Zheng   Yoon, Hyunsu   Chen, Chia-ming   Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: A multiple IC, buffered, image sensor has a first IC with pixels, selection transistors, and interconnect coupling selected pixels with first inter-die bond pads that convey image data to a second IC having logic and ADCs. The ADCs having inputs coupled to selected pixels and outputting through-silicon vias and inter-die bond pads to a third IC coupled to buffer raw image data in DRAM. A method includes capturing images with array pixel IC divided into sub-arrays each coupled to a separate, associated, ADC through inter-die bonds, scanning the sub-arrays and converting the image data to digital image data; and transferring the digital image data over inter-die bonds into buffers in DRAM.
8 EP3424211B1
AN EVENT-BASED VISION SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: EP3424211B1 Publication Date: 2020-07-08 Application Number: 17711761.1 Filing Date: 2017-02-27 Inventor: Berner, Raphaël   Assignee: Insightness AG   IPC: H04N5/3745
9 US202053309A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US202053309A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 20/181,650 Filing Date: 2018-04-12 Inventor: Takatsuka, Takafumi   Sugimori, Yusaku   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device and electronic device with improved charge transfer efficiency from a charge storage unit to a charge-voltage conversion unit via a transfer gate are disclosed. In one example, the solid-state imaging device is configured so that, before an A/D conversion operation for signal level acquisition, a switching unit switches a state to the LG state at least once and to the HG state at least once. A transfer unit is configured to transfer the charge stored in the charge storage unit to the charge-voltage conversion unit at least twice when the state is being switched to the LG state and when the state is being switched to the HG state. A charge-voltage conversion unit adds the charge that is transferred for the LG state and the HG state and convert the added charge into a voltage signal.
10 CN111615824A
摄像器件和电子设备
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Publication/Patent Number: CN111615824A Publication Date: 2020-09-01 Application Number: 201980008836.7 Filing Date: 2019-01-11 Inventor: 冨田和寿   池田裕介   曙佐智雄   马上崇   Assignee: 索尼半导体解决方案公司   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: 摄像器件包括:像素阵列部,在该像素阵列部中设置有包括光电转换单元的多个像素;以及比较器,其将从像素输出的模拟像素信号与预定参考信号进行比较,并且根据像素信号的信号电平输出比较结果。所述比较器包括:差分对晶体管;与差分对的第一晶体管串联连接的第一负载晶体管;以及与差分对的第二晶体管串联连接的第二负载晶体管。差分对的第一晶体管接收通过将像素信号和预定参考信号合成而获得的信号以作为栅极输入,差分对的第二晶体管接收预定电压以作为栅极输入。另外,电容单元连接在差分对的第一晶体管和第一负载晶体管的公共连接节点与预定电压的节点之间。
11 CN107040735B
固态成像器件、相机模块以及电子设备
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Publication/Patent Number: CN107040735B Publication Date: 2020-08-28 Application Number: 201710111328.4 Filing Date: 2012-08-22 Inventor: 加藤菜菜子   若野寿史   山本敦彦   Assignee: 索尼公司   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: 本发明提供固态成像器件、相机模块和电子设备。固态成像器件包括:第一单元,包括第一四个光电转换区域、第一四个转移晶体管以及由第一四个转移晶体管共享的第一浮置扩散单元,第一四个转移晶体管中的相应晶体管连接至第一四个光电转换区域中的相应区域;第二单元,包括第二四个光电转换区域、第二四个转移晶体管以及由第二四个转移晶体管共享且连接至第一浮置扩散单元的第二浮置扩散单元,第二四个转移晶体管中的相应晶体管连接至第二四个光电转换区域中的相应区域;共享晶体管,连接至第一和第二浮置扩散单元;以及信号线,连接至共享晶体管以基于第一和第二四个光电转换区域中的至少一个的输出而转移信号,共享晶体管包括第一和第二选择晶体管。
12 DE112018002249T5
FESTKÖRPER-BILDGEBUNGSVORRICHTUNG UND ELEKTRONISCHE EINRICHTUNG
Publication/Patent Number: DE112018002249T5 Publication Date: 2020-01-16 Application Number: 112018002249 Filing Date: 2018-04-12 Inventor: Takatsuka, Takafumi   Sugimori, Yusaku   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: Die vorliegende Technologie bezieht sich auf eine Festkörper-Bildgebungsvorrichtung und eine elektronische Einrichtung, um eine Verbesserung einer Übertragungseffizienz einer Ladung von einer Ladungsspeichereinheit über ein Übertragungs-Gate zu einer Ladung-Spannung-Umwandlungseinheit zu ermöglichen. In der Festkörper-Bildgebungsvorrichtung gemäß einem Aspekt der vorliegenden Technologie ist vor einer A/D-Umwandlungsoperation für eine Signalpegel-Erfassung eine Schalteinheit dafür konfiguriert, einen Zustand zumindest einmal in den LG-Zustand zu schalten und den Zustand zumindest einmal in den HG-Zustand zu schalten, ist die Übertragungseinheit dafür konfiguriert, die in der Ladungsspeichereinheit gespeicherte Ladung zumindest zweimal, wenn der Zustand gerade in den LG-Zustand geschaltet ist und wenn der Zustand gerade in den HG-Zustand geschaltet ist, zu der Ladung-Spannung-Umwandlungseinheit zu übertragen, und ist die Ladung-Spannung-Umwandlungseinheit dafür konfiguriert, die Ladung, die übertragen wird, wenn der Zustand gerade in den LG-Zustand geschaltet ist, und die Ladung, die übertragen wird, wenn der Zustand gerade in den HG-Zustand geschaltet ist, zu addieren und die addierte Ladung in ein Spannungssignal umzuwandeln. Die vorliegende Technologie kann für zum Beispiel einen CMOS-Bildsensor verwendet werden.
13 EP3389259B1
SOLID-STATE IMAGE-CAPTURING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING SOLID-STATE IMAGE-CAPTURING DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: EP3389259B1 Publication Date: 2020-09-02 Application Number: 16872612.3 Filing Date: 2016-12-02 Inventor: Yamahira, Seiji   Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/3745
14 US2020053309A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020053309A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-13 Application Number: 16/500,612 Filing Date: 2018-04-12 Inventor: Takatsuka, Takafumi   Sugimori, Yusaku   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: A solid-state imaging device and electronic device with improved charge transfer efficiency from a charge storage unit to a charge-voltage conversion unit via a transfer gate are disclosed. In one example, the solid-state imaging device is configured so that, before an A/D conversion operation for signal level acquisition, a switching unit switches a state to the LG state at least once and to the HG state at least once. A transfer unit is configured to transfer the charge stored in the charge storage unit to the charge-voltage conversion unit at least twice when the state is being switched to the LG state and when the state is being switched to the HG state. A charge-voltage conversion unit adds the charge that is transferred for the LG state and the HG state and convert the added charge into a voltage signal.
15 US2020260041A1
IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020260041A1 Publication Date: 2020-08-13 Application Number: 16/831,588 Filing Date: 2020-03-26 Inventor: Sambonsugi, Hideaki   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: An apparatus includes an image sensor including a first substrate and a second substrate that are stacked one on top of another, the first substrate having a pixel array in which pixel blocks each including a plurality of pixels for performing photoelectric conversion are disposed in matrix, the second substrate having a circuit array in which a plurality of signal processing units that process signals based on the photoelectric conversion are disposed in matrix; obtaining means for obtaining an image signal from the image sensor; and driving control means for controlling driving for obtaining the image signal from the image sensor.
16 CN105991946B
图像信号处理器和包括该图像信号处理器的装置
Publication/Patent Number: CN105991946B Publication Date: 2020-08-11 Application Number: 201610149204.0 Filing Date: 2016-03-16 Inventor: 金大官   高夏永   金采盛   闵桐基   Assignee: 三星电子株式会社   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: 本发明提供一种图像信号处理器和包括该图像信号处理器的装置。一种图像信号处理器包括:内存,被配置为存储表,该表包括多个点扩散函数(PSF);PSF选择电路,被配置为基于选择信息输出存储在该表中的所述多个PSF中的至少一个PSF;差异提取器,被配置为从与从图像传感器中所包括的多个像素中的至少一个像素输出的像素信号对应的图像数据提取差异值;和处理电路,被配置为产生所述至少一个像素的像素位置信息。所述多个像素中的每个像素包括多个光电转换元件。选择信息包括差异值和像素位置信息。
17 WO2020014004A1
DIGITAL PIXEL IMAGER WITH DUAL BLOOM STORAGE CAPACITORS
Publication/Patent Number: WO2020014004A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-16 Application Number: 2019039701 Filing Date: 2019-06-28 Inventor: Cantrell, Joshua J.   Assignee: Raytheon Company   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: An integration capacitor network for connection to a photo-current source includes: an input; a first path connected between the input and a reset voltage, the first path including a first integration capacitor and a first cascode transistor, the first cascode transistor coupled between the input and the first integration capacitor; and a second path connected between the input and the reset voltage, the second path including a second integration capacitor and a second cascode transistor, the second cascode transistor coupled between the input and the second integration capacitor. Gates of the first and second cascode transistors are connected to a reference voltage and charge is accumulated on the first integration capacitor until a voltage on the first integration capacitor exceeds the reference voltage and then charge is accumulated on the second integration capacitor.
18 US2020260040A9
PIXEL CIRCUIT AND DRIVE METHOD THEREOF, AND DETECTOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2020260040A9 Publication Date: 2020-08-13 Application Number: 16/176,011 Filing Date: 2018-10-31 Inventor: Duan, Liye   Shi, Yongming   Zhang, Chunqian   Liang, Kui   Liu, Xiaohui   Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a pixel circuit and a drive method thereof, and a detector including the pixel circuit. The pixel circuit includes a photoelectric conversion circuit, a reset circuit, an amplifying circuit, a first control circuit, a second control circuit, a storage circuit, and an output circuit. The photoelectric conversion circuit is configured to convert an optical signal into an electric signal. The reset circuit is configured to reset a voltage of the first node. The amplifying circuit is configured to amplify the voltage of the first node. The first control circuit is configured to control a voltage of the second node. The second control circuit is configured to control a voltage of the third node. The storage circuit is configured to store an electric charge corresponding to the voltage outputted from the amplifying circuit. The output circuit is configured to output the stored electric charge.
19 US2020186735A1
IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGING SYSTEM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020186735A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-11 Application Number: 16/636,143 Filing Date: 2019-05-16 Inventor: Hizu, Kazuki   Zhu, Hongbo   Takatsuka, Takafumi   Oike, Yusuke   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: H04N5/378 Abstract: An imaging device according to the present disclosure includes: a pixel including a photoelectric converter configured to generate a signal in response to entering light, a storage configured to store data corresponding to the signal, and an output section configured to output the data stored in the storage; and a controller configured to control the output section to output the data in a case where the data stored in the storage satisfies a predetermined condition.
20 EP3185541B1
AN IMAGE SENSOR CONFIGURATION
Publication/Patent Number: EP3185541B1 Publication Date: 2020-03-18 Application Number: 15202555.7 Filing Date: 2015-12-23 Inventor: Raynor, Jeff   Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited   IPC: H04N5/3745