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Photoelectric conversion device and imaging system

Photoelectric conversion device

Photoelectric conversion element, method of manufacturing same, and photoelectric conversion device

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08/14/14
20140226051
 Solid-state imaging device and control system patent thumbnailSolid-state imaging device and control system
A solid-state imaging device is provided. The solid-state imaging device includes an imaging region having a plurality of pixels arranged on a semiconductor substrate, in which each of the pixels includes a photoelectric converting portion and a charge converting portion for converting a charge generated by photoelectric conversion into a pixel signal and blooming is suppressed by controlling a substrate voltage of the semiconductor substrate..
08/14/14
20140225213
 Photoelectric conversion device and imaging system patent thumbnailPhotoelectric conversion device and imaging system
In a photoelectric conversion device capable of adding signals of photoelectric conversion elements included in each of photoelectric conversion units, each of the photoelectric conversion elements includes a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type for collecting a signal charge, a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type is arranged between the photoelectric conversion elements arranged adjacent to each other and included in the photoelectric conversion unit, and a third semiconductor region of the second conductivity type is arranged between the photoelectric conversion elements arranged adjacent to each other among the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and included in different photoelectric conversion units arranged adjacent to each other. An impurity concentration of the second semiconductor region is lower than an impurity concentration of the third semiconductor region..
08/14/14
20140224333
 Photoelectric conversion device patent thumbnailPhotoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric converter is disclosed. The photoelectric converter includes a light-absorbing layer.
08/14/14
20140224311
 Photoelectric conversion element, method of manufacturing same, and photoelectric conversion device patent thumbnailPhotoelectric conversion element, method of manufacturing same, and photoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric conversion element, a photoelectric conversion device and a method for manufacturing a photoelectric conversion element are disclosed. The photoelectric conversion element includes a lower electrode layer, a light absorption layer on the lower electrode layer and a semiconductor layer on the light absorption layer.
08/14/14
20140224305
 Photoelectric conversion device patent thumbnailPhotoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric conversion device includes: a wavelength converting region that absorbs ambient light to generate electrons and holes, and recombines the generated electrons and holes to generate monochromatic light; and a photoelectric conversion region that has a p-n junction or p-i-n junction, absorbs the monochromatic light generated in the wavelength converting region to generate electrons and holes, and separates and moves the electrons and holes generated by absorption of the monochromatic light. The wavelength converting region includes: a carrier generating region that generates the electrons and holes; a light emitting region that generates the monochromatic light; and a carrier selective transfer region that is disposed between the carrier generating region and the light emitting region and that, of the electrons and holes generated in the carrier generating region, moves those electrons and holes having specific energies difference there between to the light emitting region..
08/14/14
20140224297
 Thermoelectric conversion element and method of producing the same patent thumbnailThermoelectric conversion element and method of producing the same
A thermoelectric conversion element formed by laminating, on a substrate having a porous anodic oxidation film of aluminum, a thermoelectric conversion layer which contains an inorganic oxide semiconductor or an element having a melting point of 300° c. Or higher, as a main component, and which has a void structure; and a method of producing the same..
08/14/14
20140224294
 Thermoelectric conversion element and method of manufacturing the same patent thumbnailThermoelectric conversion element and method of manufacturing the same
A thermoelectric conversion element of the present invention includes: a magnetic layer; and an electrode layer formed on the magnetic layer. The electrode layer includes: a first region, and a second region having lower spin current—electric current conversion efficiency and resistivity than those of the first region..
08/14/14
20140224293
 Thermoelectric conversion element patent thumbnailThermoelectric conversion element
A thermoelectric conversion element includes: a magnetic layer; a conductive film formed on the magnetic layer and configured to generate an electromotive force in an in-plane direction by inverse spin-hall effect; and two terminal sections formed to contact with the conductive film at two portions whose potentials are different to each other by the electromotive force. Each of the two terminal sections contacts with the conductive film in a continuous or discrete contact surface.
08/07/14
20140220730
 Photoelectric conversion device and fabrication method thereof patent thumbnailPhotoelectric conversion device and fabrication method thereof
In a thin film photoelectric conversion device fabricated by addition of a catalyst element with the use of a solid phase growth method, defects such as a short circuit or leakage of current are suppressed. A catalyst material which promotes crystallization of silicon is selectively added to a second silicon semiconductor layer formed over a first silicon semiconductor layer having one conductivity type, the second silicon semiconductor layer is partly crystallized by a heat treatment, a third silicon semiconductor layer having a conductivity type opposite to the one conductivity type is stacked, and element isolation is performed at a region in the second silicon semiconductor layer to which a catalyst material is not added, so that a left catalyst material is prevented from being diffused again, and defects such as a short circuit or leakage of current are suppressed..
08/07/14
20140220464
 Fuel cell module patent thumbnailFuel cell module
A fuel cell module includes a fuel cell stack, a partial oxidation reformer, and a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is provided on one side of the fuel cell stack, and the partial oxidation reformer and the exhaust gas combustor are provided on the other side of the fuel cell stack.
08/07/14
20140218591
Imaging apparatus, information processing device, image pickup method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program therefor
An imaging apparatus comprises: an image pickup element including a two-dimensional array of a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements, for outputting an electric signal of an optical image; a focus adjustment unit for adjusting a focus state of a photographing optical system; an image pickup control unit for obtaining electric signals from the image pickup element in a plurality of different focus states while changing the focus state by the focus adjustment unit; and a light ray determination unit for obtaining incident position information and incident angle information, which are light field information of the optical image of an object, by using the electric signals obtained in the a plurality of different focus states by the image pickup control unit.. .
08/07/14
20140218578
Camera module, solid-state imaging device, and method of manufacturing the same
According to an embodiment of the present invention, a solid-state imaging device is provided. The solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion devices and an amplifier transistor.
08/07/14
20140218574
Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus
There is provided a solid-state imaging device including a semiconductor substrate having an effective region in which a photodiode performing a photoelectric conversion is formed and, an optical black region shielded by a light shielding film; a first film which is formed on the effective region and in which at least one layer or more of layers having a negative fixed charge are laminated; and a second film which is formed on the light shielding region and in which at least one layer or more of layers having a negative fixed charge are laminated, in which the number of layers formed in the first film is different from the number of layers formed in the second film.. .
08/07/14
20140217486
Solid-state image pickup unit, method of manufacturing solid-state image pickup unit, and electronic apparatus
There is provided a back-illuminated type solid-state image pickup unit, in which a pad wiring line is provided on a light reception surface, capable of improving light reception characteristics in a photoelectric conversion section by thinning an insulating film in the back-illuminated type solid-state image pickup unit. A solid-state image pickup unit according to the present technology to accomplish such a purpose includes a sensor substrate having a pixel region in which photoelectric conversion sections are formed in an array, and a drive circuit is provided on a surface opposed to a light reception surface for the photoelectric conversion sections of the sensor substrate.
08/07/14
20140217474
Unit pixel of image sensor and image sensor including the same
A unit pixel of an image sensor includes a photoelectric conversion region, a floating diffusion region, and a transfer gate. The photoelectric conversion region is in an active region defined by an isolation region of a semiconductor substrate.
08/07/14
20140216520
Solar cell module and fabricating method thereof
A solar cell module has a multiple reflection cavity formed by two parallel solar cell layers. A dye sensitized solar cell layer fills the multiple reflection cavity.
08/07/14
20140216515
Thermoelectric conversion module
A thermal stress of electrode members (121 to 123) due to an operation temperature may be relaxed by thermal stress relaxation layers (141 to 144), and thus peeling of the electrode members (121 to 123) due to thermal stress at the operation temperature may be prevented in a satisfactory manner. Furthermore, diffusion of a constituent component of the thermoelectric conversion members (111 and 112) due to the operation temperature and the like may be prevented by diffusion prevention layers (151 to 154), and thus durability and stability of the thermoelectric conversion module (100) may be improved..
07/31/14
20140212999
Photoelectric conversion device, image display, method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion device, and method of manufacturing image display
A photoelectric conversion device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion regions disposed over a substrate, and a colored region disposed among the photoelectric conversion regions over the substrate, the colored region forming an image over the substrate.. .
07/31/14
20140212097
Connectored cable and method for manufacturing connectored cable
A connectored cable including a cable having an optical fiber for transmitting an optical signal; and a connector that accommodates a substrate on which a photoelectric conversion portion that is optically coupled to an end face of the optical fiber is installed, and in which the optical fiber is wired so that at least three bent portions are formed, the orientation of the optical fiber in a front-rear direction being changed, the optical fiber being bent into a u shape at each of the bent portions, and so that one of two bent portions on a front side is located on a down side of the substrate and the other bent portion on the front side is located on an up side of the substrate.. .
07/31/14
20140212086
Optical module
An optical module includes a substrate including a conductor pattern formed thereon, a photoelectric conversion element mounted on the substrate, and an optical coupling member for optically coupling the photoelectric conversion element to an optical fiber. A part of the conductor pattern on the substrate defines an engagement portion that engages with the optical coupling member so as to position the optical coupling member relative to the substrate..
07/31/14
20140211273
Solid-state image sensing device, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus
A solid-state image sensing device includes: a photoelectric conversion unit that converts light into electrical signals for respective pixels and outputs the electrical signals; a signal separation unit that separates an offset signal, which is generated due to dark current, from each of the electrical signals outputted by the photoelectric conversion unit and outputs image signals which are electrical signals converted from light for the respective pixels; and a signal adding unit that adds the image signals, which is outputted from the signal separation unit, for each group of a plurality of pixels.. .
07/31/14
20140211060
Signal processing apparatus and signal processing method, solid-state imaging apparatus, electronic information device, signal processing program, and computer readable storage medium
A signal processing apparatus 100 is achieved, capable of processing an analog pixel signal ag obtained by photoelectric conversion in a ccd image sensor 1 such that noise will be reduced and s/n will be improved by interpolation in an area with low brightness or saturation on a display screen and resolution will be increased by edge emphasis in an area with high brightness or saturation on the display screen. The signal processing apparatus 100 for performing a/d conversion on the analog pixel signal ag from the ccd image sensor 1, comprises an interpolation processing section 104 for adaptively switching interpolation processing for determining brightness or saturation of pixels for each pixel, and calculating a digital pixel signal of a target pixel from pixel signals of peripheral pixels positioned in the periphery of the target pixel based on the determined brightness or saturation of the target pixel..
07/31/14
20140211058
Image pickup device and camera system
Provided are an image pickup device and a camera system that are capable of performing high-precision image pickup with less noise both at low illuminance and high illuminance without increasing the speed of a sense circuit and power consumption. The image pickup device includes a pixel array section including a plurality of pixels arranged in an array, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion device, a storage section, and an amplifier device configured to output an accumulated charge as an electrical signal, each of the pixels configured to output an electrical signal to an output signal line in response to photon incidence; and a sense circuit section including a sense circuit, the sense circuit configured to perform decision as to whether or not a photon is incident on the pixel in a predetermined period, in which the sense circuit includes an ad conversion device connected to the output signal line, the ad conversion device is allowed to operate by at least two modes, i.e., a one-bit output mode by binary decision and a gray-scale output mode by multi-bit resolution, and at least when the one-bit output mode is selected, the ad conversion device integrates output results from each of the pixels by a plurality of exposures to determine intensity of light incident on each of the pixels by calculation..
07/31/14
20140211053
Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel region in which shared pixels which share pixel transistors in a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions are two-dimensionally arranged. The shared pixel transistors are divisionally arranged in a column direction of the shared pixels, the pixel transistors shared between neighboring shared pixels are arranged so as to be horizontally reversed or/and vertically crossed, and connection wirings connected to a floating diffusion portion, a source of a reset transistor and a gate of an amplification transistor in the shared pixels are arranged along the column direction..
07/31/14
20140210452
System and method for evaluating organic material for organic solar cell
An evaluation system 1 according to the present invention includes: a light source 2 for exposing a pulsed white light or a pulsed laser light onto a sample; a microwave exposing and detecting unit 8 for exposing a microwave onto an organic material 12 and for detecting the intensity of the microwave which has passed through the organic material 12; a microwave passing unit 7 for making the microwave pass through the organic material 12 a plurality of times; and an evaluating unit 10 for evaluating the photoelectric conversion characteristics of the sample based on the intensity of the microwave which has passed through the organic material 12 when the pulsed white light or the pulsed laser light is exposed and the intensity of the microwave which has passed through the organic material 12 when the pulsed white light or the pulsed laser light is not exposed.. .
07/31/14
20140210032
Solid-state imaging device, method for manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus
The present invention relates to a solid-state imaging device having good focusing properties, a method for manufacturing such a solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging device has a semiconductor substrate 11 and a photoelectric conversion part formed in the semiconductor substrate 11.
07/31/14
20140210030
Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device
A semiconductor device includes: a photoelectric conversion section made of semiconductor; a color filter made of an inorganic material to which a metal ion is added; and a getter film formed between the photoelectric conversion section and the color filter and configured to trap the metal ion.. .
07/31/14
20140209789
Hybrid multi-spectrum photosensitive pixel group, photosensitive device, and photosensitive system
The present invention relates to a mixed multi-spectrum light-sensing pixel group, a light-sensing device, and a light-sensing system. The mixed multi-spectrum light-sensing pixel group includes at least one chemical coating light-sensing pixel and at least one semiconductor light-sensing pixel.
07/31/14
20140209173
Photoelectric conversion device and method for producing the same
Provided is a photoelectric conversion device which includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer including poly-[n-9″-heptadecanyl-2,7-carbazole-alt-5,5-(4′,7′-di-2-thienyl-2′,1′,3′-benzothiadiazole)] as a p-type organic semiconductor material and fullerene or a fullerene derivative as an n-type organic semiconductor material; and a buffer layer, provided between the positive electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer, including moo3, in which device the proportion of the p-type organic semiconductor material in a first region being in contact with the buffer layer in the photoelectric conversion layer is higher than the proportion of the p-type organic semiconductor material in the entirety of the photoelectric conversion layer, and the proportion of the p-type organic semiconductor material in a second region on the negative electrode side than the first region in the photoelectric conversion layer is lower than the proportion of the p-type organic semiconductor material in the entirety of the photoelectric conversion layer.. .
07/31/14
20140209172
Photoelectric conversion element, photoelectrochemical cell, and metal complex dye used therein
Wherein, in formula (1), m1 represents a metal atom; z1 represents a monodentate ligand; l1 represents a specific tridentate ligand; and l2 represents a specific bidentate ligand.. .
07/31/14
20140209165
Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same
Provided is a solar cell with improved photoelectric conversion efficiency. The solar cell includes a photoelectric conversion body and first and second electrodes.
07/31/14
20140209162
Photoelectric device and photoelectric system including the same
A photoelectric device and a photoelectric system including the same are provided. The photoelectric device includes a photoelectric module configured to perform photoelectric conversion and a cover glass facing the photoelectric module and having a receiving space that receives the photoelectric module.
07/31/14
20140209142
Thermoelectric conversion element and thermoelectric conversion module using same
Provided is a thermoelectric conversion element having a greater seebeck coefficient (s) than the conventional ones. In a thermoelectric conversion element: a nonmagnetic heusler alloy film (10), a ferromagnetic heusler alloy film (11) and a nonmagnetic layer (12) are stacked in the named order; a pair of electrodes (23, 24) are disposed for deriving, in accordance with a temperature gradient occurring in parallel to the direction of magnetization (41) of the ferromagnetic heusler alloy film, an electromotive force occurring perpendicularly to the direction of magnetization of the ferromagnetic heusler alloy film; a pair of electrodes (21, 22) are disposed for deriving an electromotive force occurring in parallel to the direction of magnetization of the ferromagnetic heusler alloy film; and the electromotive forces occurring due to an ordinary seebeck effect and a spin seebeck effect are simultaneously derived..
07/31/14
20140209140
Stacked thermoelectric conversion module
A stacked thermoelectric conversion module has a structure in which the following are stacked: a module for use in a high-temperature portion which is a thermoelectric conversion module in which a metal oxide is used as each thermoelectric conversion material or a thermoelectric conversion module in which a silicon-based alloy is used as each thermoelectric conversion material; and a module for use in a low-temperature portion which is a thermoelectric conversion module in which a bismuth-tellurium-based alloy is used as each thermoelectric conversion material. The stacked thermoelectric conversion module disposes a flexible heat-transfer material and, if necessary, a metal sheet between the module for use in a high-temperature portion and the module for use in a low-temperature portion.
07/24/14
20140206129
Method of manufacturing see-through thin film solar cells
A method of manufacturing see-through thin film solar cells includes the steps of: placing a patterned photo mask above a first substrate which has a photoelectric conversion film formed on the surface thereof; and ablating the photoelectric conversion film via a laser beam passing through the patterned photo mask to form at least one hollow-out zone with different transmittance. By incorporating the laser beam with the photo mask in the manufacturing process, the problem of shortened laser lifespan caused by frequent switching of the laser for ablating patterns that occurs to the conventional technique can be resolved.
07/24/14
20140206128
Method for producing solid-state imaging device
The solid-state imaging device in which pixel electrodes, a photoelectric conversion portion having an organic film generating electric charge in response to incident light, a transparent counter electrode, and a sealing layer are formed on a substrate is produced by the method including causing a metal mask to come into close contact with a substrate surface, on which the pixel electrodes are disposed, by magnetic force; forming the organic film by vapor-depositing an organic substance to the substrate surface on which the pixel electrodes are disposed; removing the metal mask after the organic film is formed; forming the counter electrode on the organic film; and forming the sealing layer covering the counter electrode, wherein the metal mask has undergone half etching to have a half etching portion and comes into close contact with the substrate surface such that a lower surface of the half etching portion faces the pixel electrodes.. .
07/24/14
20140205866
Fuel cell module
A fuel cell module includes a fuel cell stack, a reformer for reforming a mixed gas of a raw fuel and water vapor, an evaporator for supplying water vapor to the reformer, and a heat exchanger for raising the temperature of the oxygen-containing gas by heat exchange with a combustion gas, and an exhaust gas combustor and a start-up combustor for producing the combustion gas. The fuel cell module includes a first thermoelectric converter and a second thermoelectric converter for performing thermoelectric conversion based on a temperature difference between the combustion gas and the oxygen-containing gas..
07/24/14
20140204432
Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image reading method
An image reading apparatus includes: light-receiving elements arranged in a main-scanning direction to perform photoelectric conversion pixel by pixel; ad converter units that convert each piece of analog data photoelectric-converted by the light-receiving elements into parallel pieces of digital data; a storage unit that stores therein each of the digital data converted by the ad converter units; a converter unit that reads the digital data stored in the storage unit and converts the read digital data into serial data in the main-scanning direction; a readout control unit that changeably controls a readout start pixel and a readout end pixel of the serial data in the main-scanning direction; and a period change unit that changes a period in which the converter unit converts digital data into serial data in the main-scanning direction based on the readout start pixel and the readout end pixel.. .
07/24/14
20140204427
Photoelectric conversion element, image reading device, and image forming apparatus
A photoelectric conversion element includes: a plurality of ad conversion units that convert respective analog signals representing amounts of charge stored in a plurality of light receiving elements into digital signals in parallel; and a parallel-serial conversion unit that performs parallel-serial conversion on the digital signals into which the analog signals have been converted in parallel by the ad conversion units.. .
07/24/14
20140204259
Solid-state imaging device
The solid-state imaging device includes lower electrodes acting as pixel electrodes, an organic photoelectric conversion film formed on the lower electrodes and generating electric charge in response to received light, and a transparent upper electrode that are formed on a substrate having signal readout circuits. The organic photoelectric conversion film, a transition area having at least one of its film thickness and film quality undergone transition from a film thickness and film quality of an area corresponding to a pixel electrode area in which the lower electrodes have been formed is an area that starts from an outer edge of the organic photoelectric conversion film and ends at a point away from the outer edge by a distance of 200 μm or less..
07/24/14
20140204255
Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel region in which shared pixels which share pixel transistors in a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions are two-dimensionally arranged. The shared pixel transistors are divisionally arranged in a column direction of the shared pixels, the pixel transistors shared between neighboring shared pixels are arranged so as to be horizontally reversed or/and vertically crossed, and connection wirings connected to a floating diffusion portion, a source of a reset transistor and a gate of an amplification transistor in the shared pixels are arranged along the column direction..
07/24/14
20140204241
Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus performs a focus detecting operation with an image sensor including a photoelectric conversion portion that has a pupil-dividing function. The imaging apparatus increases a line addition number according to a target exposure value corresponding to a pixel dynamic range that is variable depending on an exposure setting value.


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