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1 US2020014871A1
IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND MOVING BODY
Publication/Patent Number: US2020014871A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-09 Application Number: 16/459,426 Filing Date: 2019-07-01 Inventor: Matsumoto, Kohei   Totsuka, Hirofumi   Sakurai, Katsuhito   Nakamura, Kohichi   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: H04N5/376 Abstract: An imaging device including an operation signal generation circuit of reduced circuit scale is provided. The imaging device includes a selection circuit configured to output a pixel transfer pulse signal to be input to a gate of a transfer transistor of a pixel based on a vertical block control signal, a horizontal block control signal, and a row transfer pulse signal.
2 US2020036928A1
IMAGE SENSOR SYSTEM, AND RELATED TIMING CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2020036928A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-30 Application Number: 16/455,053 Filing Date: 2019-06-27 Inventor: Liu, Chih-min   Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.   IPC: H04N5/376 Abstract: An image sensor system includes a timing control circuit, an image sensor and a modulation circuit. The timing control circuit is arranged to determine if a coding condition is fit according to an input signal and generate a control signal when the coding condition is fit. The input signal has a signal value updated in response to each pulse of a clock signal. The image sensor is coupled to the timing control circuit, and includes a plurality of pixels. One of the plurality of pixels receives the control signal from the timing control circuit and outputs a sensing signal. The modulation circuit is coupled to the image sensor, and arranged to receive the sensing signal and generate an output signal according to the sensing signal.
3 US202014871A1
IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND MOVING BODY
Publication/Patent Number: US202014871A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-09 Application Number: 20/191,645 Filing Date: 2019-07-01 Inventor: Sakurai, Katsuhito   Matsumoto, Kohei   Nakamura, Kohichi   Totsuka, Hirofumi   Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: H04N5/376 Abstract: An imaging device including an operation signal generation circuit of reduced circuit scale is provided. The imaging device includes a selection circuit configured to output a pixel transfer pulse signal to be input to a gate of a transfer transistor of a pixel based on a vertical block control signal, a horizontal block control signal, and a row transfer pulse signal.
4 CN106664384B
摄像器件、电子装置、辐射检测装置及摄像器件驱动方法
Valid
Title (English): Driving Method of Camera Device, Electronic Device, Radiation Detection Device and Camera Device
Publication/Patent Number: CN106664384B Publication Date: 2020-02-18 Application Number: 201580027312.4 Filing Date: 2015-05-29 Inventor: 西原利幸   Assignee: 索尼半导体解决方案公司   IPC: H04N5/376 Abstract: 本发明提供了一种包括放大晶体管(136)和光电二极管(134)的摄像器件。所述光电二极管被配置成生成电荷且将该电荷提供给所述放大晶体管的第一端子。所述摄像器件还包括选择晶体管(131),所述选择晶体管的第一端子与所述放大晶体管的第二端子电连接,并且所述选择晶体管的第二端子与信号线(129)电连接。特别地,所述放大晶体管的第三端子与地电位电连接。
5 US202036928A1
IMAGE SENSOR SYSTEM, AND RELATED TIMING CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US202036928A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-30 Application Number: 20/191,645 Filing Date: 2019-06-27 Inventor: Liu, Chih-min   Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.   IPC: H04N5/376 Abstract: An image sensor system includes a timing control circuit, an image sensor and a modulation circuit. The timing control circuit is arranged to determine if a coding condition is fit according to an input signal and generate a control signal when the coding condition is fit. The input signal has a signal value updated in response to each pulse of a clock signal. The image sensor is coupled to the timing control circuit, and includes a plurality of pixels. One of the plurality of pixels receives the control signal from the timing control circuit and outputs a sensing signal. The modulation circuit is coupled to the image sensor, and arranged to receive the sensing signal and generate an output signal according to the sensing signal.
6 US10728478B2
Electronic device
Publication/Patent Number: US10728478B2 Publication Date: 2020-07-28 Application Number: 16/190,845 Filing Date: 2018-11-14 Inventor: Kim, Tae-gyu   Assignee: SK hyinx Inc.   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: An electronic device includes a driving circuit suitable for driving an output node with an input voltage signal based on a control voltage applied to a control node, a boost circuit suitable for boosting voltage of the output node based on an output boost signal, and a compensating circuit suitable for applying the control voltage to the control node based on control signals to compensate for voltage drop caused by the driving circuit.
7 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
8 US2020260042A1
IMAGE ADJUSTMENT APPARATUS AND IMAGE SENSOR FOR SYNCHRONOUS IMAGE AND ASYNCHRONOUS IMAGE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020260042A1 Publication Date: 2020-08-13 Application Number: 16/859,598 Filing Date: 2020-04-27 Inventor: Park, Keun Joo   Ryu, Hyun Surk   Kim, Tae Chan   Lee, Jun Haeng   Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N5/376 Abstract: Disclosed is an image adjustment apparatus including a receiver which is configured to receive a first input image of an object which is time-synchronously captured and a second input image in which a motion event of the object is sensed time-asynchronously, and an adjuster which is configured to adjust the first input image and the second input image.
9 CN111586325A
基于交替变换脉冲的CMOS图像数据的改进训练方法
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Publication/Patent Number: CN111586325A Publication Date: 2020-08-25 Application Number: 202010447392.1 Filing Date: 2020-05-25 Inventor: 余达   刘金国   韩诚山   徐东   姜肖楠   孔德柱   周怀得   Assignee: 中国科学院长春光学精密机械与物理研究所   IPC: H04N5/374 Abstract: 基于交替变换脉冲的CMOS图像数据的改进训练方法,涉及CMOS图像数据的训练方法,解决现有CMOS图像数据的训练方法存在随环境温度的变化出现串并转换过程中每次截取的串行数据相对位置不同,进而存在字校正阶段不成功或字校正阶段成功但通道校正不成功等问题,本发明提出基于交替变化脉冲的改进训练方法,保证正确训练字对应的字校正组合的正确性,从而保证通道训练的正确性。本发明中,在字校正阶段基于交替变换的训练脉冲,仅选择连续的地址组合下获得正确的训练字,通过在并行p/2位的并行数据前加入可选择的移位寄存器,实现可控的1/2像素时钟周期的延迟,可克服环境温度的变化可能出现串并转换过程中每次截取的串行数据相对位置不同而出现的训练错误。
10 US10674104B2
Image adjustment apparatus and image sensor for synchronous image and asynchronous image
Publication/Patent Number: US10674104B2 Publication Date: 2020-06-02 Application Number: 16/279,565 Filing Date: 2019-02-19 Inventor: Park, Keun Joo   Ryu, Hyun Surk   Kim, Tae Chan   Lee, Jun Haeng   Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N5/376 Abstract: Disclosed is an image adjustment apparatus including a receiver which is configured to receive a first input image of an object which is time-synchronously captured and a second input image in which a motion event of the object is sensed time-asynchronously, and an adjuster which is configured to adjust the first input image and the second input image.
11 US2020059619A1
AD CONVERSION DEVICE, IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING SYSTEM, AND MOBILE APPARATUS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020059619A1 Publication Date: 2020-02-20 Application Number: 16/530,094 Filing Date: 2019-08-02 Inventor: Totsuka, Hirofumi   Yoshida, Daisuke   Shirai, Takahiro   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: H04N5/378 Abstract: Provided is an analog-to-digital (AD) conversion device including: a comparator configured to compare an input analog signal and a reference signal; a plurality of first bit-memories configured to hold a digital signal including a plurality of bits generated based on a result of comparison performed by the comparator, each of the plurality of first bit-memories holding a bit signal of a corresponding one bit among the plurality of bits of the digital signal; an output circuit to which the bit signal output from each of the plurality of first bit-memories is commonly input; a transmission line configured to transmit the bit signal output from the output circuit; and a first scanning circuit configured to sequentially select, from the plurality of first bit-memories, a first bit-memory that outputs the bit signal to the output circuit.
12 CN110832846A
像素单元、图像传感器及其运行方法、摄像装置
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Title (English): pixel unit, image sensor and its operation method, camera device
Publication/Patent Number: CN110832846A Publication Date: 2020-02-21 Application Number: 201880039854.7 Filing Date: 2018-08-31 Inventor: 江宝坦   Assignee: 深圳市大疆创新科技有限公司   IPC: H04N5/374 Abstract: 像素单元(4A)、图像传感器(8)及其运行方法、摄像装置(100)。像素单元(4A)包括用于将光信号转化为电信号的光电转换模块(20)、用于对所述光电转换模块(20)进行复位的复位模块(40)、计数器(80)和复位控制器(60)。所述计数器(80)的计数值能够由像素单元(4A)外部的元件设定。复位控制器(60)用于根据所述计数器(80)的计数值对所述复位模块(40)的复位操作进行控制。
13 US2020128200A1
IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2020128200A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-23 Application Number: 16/600,800 Filing Date: 2019-10-14 Inventor: Sambonsugi, Hideaki   Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA   IPC: H04N5/376 Abstract: An image capturing apparatus that comprises a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels for performing photoelectric conversion are arranged in a matrix, and column circuits plurally arranged for each column of the pixel region and to which signals of the pixel region are outputted, the apparatus comprising: a correction unit configured to correct image data outputted from the pixel region based on a difference in a characteristic of the plurality of column circuits; and a control unit configured to control so as to output the image data using a first column circuit of the plurality of column circuits and to output correction data for correction value generation by the correction unit using a second column circuit different from the first column circuit.
14 US2020145596A1
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VOLTAGE SETTLING
Publication/Patent Number: US2020145596A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-07 Application Number: 16/181,767 Filing Date: 2018-11-06 Inventor: Mudegowdar, Ishwar Chandra   Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC   IPC: H04N5/378 Abstract: An image sensor pixel may include a photodiode, a floating diffusion, and a transfer gate. Column readout circuitry coupled to the image sensor pixel via a column line. Voltage settling circuitry may be coupled to the column line. Voltage settling circuitry may include a pre-charging circuit, a reset voltage slew boosting circuit, and an image signal voltage slew boosting circuit. The pre-charging circuit may pull down the column line voltage to a grounding voltage. The reset voltage slew boosting circuit may pull up the column line voltage to a reference voltage near a reset level voltage. The image signal voltage slew boosting circuit may pull down the column line voltage to an additional reference voltage near an image signal voltage. With the use of the voltage settling circuitry, a faster pre-charge and clamping of the column line can be achieved.
15 EP3661192A1
PIXEL DRIVE VOLTAGE GENERATION USING A CHARGE PUMP
Publication/Patent Number: EP3661192A1 Publication Date: 2020-06-03 Application Number: 18210578.3 Filing Date: 2018-12-05 Inventor: Meynants, Guy   Ruythooren, Koen   De, Wit Pieter   Assignee: ams Sensors Belgium BVBA   IPC: H04N5/369 Abstract: An image sensor (10) comprises an array (11) of rows (51, 52) and columns (71 to 73) of pixels (30), a first number N of connection lines (58 to 60) each connected to a row of pixels (30) of the array (11), a voltage regulating circuit (15) having an output (61), a first terminal (66), and a driver circuit (12). The driver circuit (12) has N switches (62 to 64) each coupled to one of the N of connection lines (58 to 60) and to the output (61) of the voltage regulating circuit (15), and N further switches (67 to 69) each coupled to one of the N connection lines (58 to 60) and to the first terminal (66). The first number N is at least two.
16 US2020275090A1
IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND FAILURE DIAGNOSIS CONTROL METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2020275090A1 Publication Date: 2020-08-27 Application Number: 15/931,098 Filing Date: 2020-05-13 Inventor: Uetani, Yoshiharu   Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba   Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation   IPC: H04N17/00 Abstract: Certain embodiments provide an image processing apparatus including an image processing circuit configured to perform image processing on continuously captured image data frame by frame, a failure diagnosis processing circuit configured to diagnose a failure of the image processing circuit, and a failure diagnosis control circuit configured to control whether to perform failure diagnosis at an arbitrary frame.
17 CN110891151A
高速数据读出设备和使用其的CMOS图像传感器
Under Examination
Title (English): High-speed data readout devices and cmos image sensors using them
Publication/Patent Number: CN110891151A Publication Date: 2020-03-17 Application Number: 201811624182.4 Filing Date: 2018-12-28 Inventor: 申旼锡   Assignee: 爱思开海力士有限公司   IPC: H04N5/374 Abstract: 高速数据读出设备和使用其的CMOS图像传感器。一种数据读出设备可包括:计数器阵列,其包括地址解码器和计数器电路,地址解码器被配置为接收地址,计数器电路联接到地址解码器并且基于列地址执行计数操作;感测放大器阵列,其联接到计数器阵列以从计数器阵列读出数据;时钟驱动器,其与计数器阵列的中心相邻布置以分配时钟脉冲;第一预充电电路,其被布置在计数器阵列的一侧并被构造为从时钟驱动器接收时钟脉冲并执行预充电操作;以及第二预充电电路,其被布置在计数器阵列的另一侧并被构造为从时钟驱动器接收时钟脉冲并执行预充电操作。
18 US2020036930A1
SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR, IMAGING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2020036930A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-30 Application Number: 16/312,675 Filing Date: 2017-05-10 Inventor: Hanzawa, Katsuhiko   Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION   IPC: H04N5/3745 Abstract: A resolution at the time of addition of pixels is changed in a solid-state image sensor performing pixel addition. In an array unit, a predetermined number of charge storage units that store charges generated through photoelectric conversion are arrayed in a 2-dimensional lattice form. A connection line is wired for each set of the charge storage units arrayed in a predetermined direction. A connection path opening and closing unit opens and closes a path between each of the charge storage units and the connection line corresponding to the charge storage unit. An inter-line path opening and closing unit opens and closes a path between the connection lines. A scanning circuit controls the connection transistor and the inter-line path opening and closing unit so that the amounts of charges of the charge storage units are caused to be added.
19 US2020018833A1
ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM
Publication/Patent Number: US2020018833A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-16 Application Number: 16/508,855 Filing Date: 2019-07-11 Inventor: Ding, Qing   Ercan, Alper   Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation   IPC: G01S7/486 Abstract: An electronic device comprising circuitry configured to drive a unit pixel for a time of flight camera according to a multi-level mixing clock scheme.
20 US2020236309A1
IMAGE SENSOR
Publication/Patent Number: US2020236309A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-23 Application Number: 16/530,583 Filing Date: 2019-08-02 Inventor: Kim, Moo Young   Lee, Hyeok Jong   Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.   IPC: H04N5/357 Abstract: An image sensor includes a pixel including a reset circuit and a floating diffusion node, and outputting a pixel signal that is generated based on a voltage at the floating diffusion node, the pixel signal including a reset output that is generated based on the voltage at the floating diffusion node being reset by the reset circuit. The image sensor further includes a sampler sampling the output pixel signal to generate a sampling signal having a time interval corresponding to a magnitude of the output pixel signal, and a counter counting the generated sampling signal, based on a counter clock, to generate a counting value corresponding to the time interval of the sampling signal. The sampler samples the reset output of the output pixel signal n times to generate first to n-th reset sampling signals, where n is an integer of 2 or more.