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Method for producing solid-state imaging device

Fuel cell module

Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image reading method

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07/24/14
20140206129
 Method of manufacturing see-through thin film solar cells patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailFuel 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 patent thumbnailImage 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 patent thumbnailPhotoelectric 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 patent thumbnailSolid-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 patent thumbnailSolid-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 patent thumbnailImaging 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.
07/24/14
20140203283
 Flat panel detector and manufacturing method thereof, camera device patent thumbnailFlat panel detector and manufacturing method thereof, camera device
A flat panel detector comprises a photoelectric conversion layer and a pixel detecting element disposed under the photoelectric conversion layer. The pixel detecting element comprises: a pixel electrode for receiving charges, a storage capacitor for storing the received charges, and a thin film transistor for controlling outputting of the stored charges.
07/24/14
20140203171
 Photoelectric conversion device and fabrication method therefor patent thumbnailPhotoelectric conversion device and fabrication method therefor
A photoelectric conversion device comprises a high-refractive-index portion at a position close to a photoelectric conversion element therein. And, the high-refractive-index portion has first and second horizontal cross-section surfaces.
07/24/14
20140203170
Imaging system
An imaging system includes: an illumination unit configured to emit illumination light for illuminating a subject; a light receiving unit in which pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each pixel being configured to receive light and generate an electric signal by performing photoelectric conversion of the light; a readout unit configured to sequentially read out the electric signal from the light receiving unit for every horizontal line; and an illumination controller configured to keep intensity of the illumination light emitted from the illumination unit constant in at least a part of a readout period where the readout unit reads out the horizontal line of the light receiving unit in one frame or one field period, and configured to variably control an illumination time of the illumination light emitted from the illumination unit, outside the readout period.. .
07/24/14
20140202537
Dye-sensitized solar cell and sensitizing dye
Provided is a dye-sensitized solar cell in which the energy conversion efficiency is increased by adsorbing two different kinds of dyes to the surface of titanium oxide that constitutes a semiconductor electrode. In a dye-sensitized solar cell including a conductive support, a porous semiconductor layer having sensitizing dyes adsorbed onto this conductive support, a carrier transport layer and a counter electrode, the energy conversion efficiency is increased by adsorbing a mixture of a ruthenium complex, and an organic dye having a different molecular size and exhibiting a high open circuit voltage as a photoelectric conversion characteristic obtainable by the dye alone, onto the porous semiconductor layer..
07/24/14
20140202527
Solar cell and method of manufacturing the solar cell
A solar cell is disclosed. The solar cell includes a transparent conductive layer formed on a substrate, microstructures protruding vertically aslant from a surface of the transparent conductive layer, an electron transport layer configured to cover the microstructures and formed of an electron transport metal oxide, a light absorber adhered to inner pores and a surface of the electron transport layer, a hole transport layer configured to cover the surface of the electron transport layer and formed of a hole transport material, and an electrode formed on the hole transport layer.
07/24/14
20140202518
Solar module
A solar module with improved output characteristics is provided. The solar module (1) includes a photoelectric conversion unit (23), a solar cell (20) having a first electrode (21) and a second electrode (22), and a wiring member (32a).
07/24/14
20140202516
Solar cell, solar cell module, and method for manufacturing solar cell
A solar cell is provided with current collecting finger portions, which are formed on the light receiving surface of a photoelectric conversion unit. A separation region is provided on the light receiving surface to extend in the direction that intersects the current collecting finger portions such that the current collecting finger portions are separated from each other, and the current collecting finger portions positioned on both the sides with the separation region therebetween are electrically separated from each other..
07/17/14
20140199651
Oral care apparatus applied to the removal of dental plaque
An oral care apparatus includes: a care member; an orientation detection unit; an area estimation unit; a light source that emits light having a predetermined wavelength to which plaque reacts; a photoelectric conversion unit that receives light and converts the received light into an electric signal; an image capture unit that causes the light source to irradiate the care area with light, and that obtains image data, based on the electric signal of light reflected from the care area that is converted by the photoelectric conversion unit; a plaque detection unit for detecting an amount of plaque in the care area, based on the image data obtained by the image capture unit; and a storage unit for storing, in a memory, the care area estimated by the area estimation unit and the amount of plaque in the care area detected by the plaque detection unit in association with each other.. .
07/17/14
20140199025
Photoelectric conversion device and optical fiber coupling connector
A photoelectric conversion device includes a circuit board, light-emitting modules arranged on the circuit board in a first straight line, light-receiving modules arranged on the circuit board in a second straight line, and an optical coupling module. The optical coupling module includes a first optical surface, a second optical surface perpendicular to the first optical surface, a reflecting surface obliquely relative to the first and second optical surfaces, first converging lenses arranged on the first optical surface in a third straight line, second converging lenses arranged on the first optical surface in a fourth straight line, third converging lenses arranged on the second optical surface in a fifth straight line, and fourth converging lenses arranged on the second optical surface in a sixth straight line.
07/17/14
20140198246
Imaging device
The present invention is to correctly perform auto focus operation with various subjects. An imaging device (10) that images a subject includes a focus lens group (16) that collects a light beam from the subject and forms an image of the subject, a focus motor (13) that drives the focus lens group (16) in the optical axis direction, and an imaging element (30) that performs photoelectric conversion of the light beam and outputs a video signal.
07/17/14
20140198229
Image pickup apparatus, remote control apparatus, and methods of controlling image pickup apparatus and remote control apparatus
An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device which generates an image signal by performing photoelectric conversion on an optical image via an optical system, an object detector which detects a plurality of object images based on the image signal obtained from the image pickup device, an identification information generator which allocates identification information to each of the object images, a communicator which sends the image signal and the identification information allocated to each of the object images to an outside of the image pickup apparatus, wherein the communicator is capable of receiving identification information of an object image relating to the sent identification information of the object image, and a controller configured to specify a main object image among the object images detected by the object detector based on the received identification information.. .
07/17/14
20140198220
Image pickup apparatus, remote control apparatus, and methods of controlling image pickup apparatus and remote control apparatus
An image pickup apparatus, adapted to be used with a remote control apparatus external to the image pickup apparatus, includes an image pickup unit for performing photoelectric conversion on a captured image to generate a first image signal representing the captured image, a communicator operable to send the generated first image signal to the remote control apparatus, and further operable to receive from the remote control apparatus a second image signal relating to the sent first image signal, and a controller operable to use the received second image signal to detect a target object in a further captured image represented by a third image signal generated by the image pickup unit subsequently to the first image signal.. .
07/17/14
20140198183
Sensing pixel and image sensor including same
A depth-sensing pixel included in a three-dimensional (3d) image sensor includes: a photoelectric conversion device configured to generate an electrical charge by converting modulated light reflected by a subject; a capture transistor, controlled by a capture signal applied to the gate thereof, the photoelectric conversion device being connected to the drain thereof; and a transfer transistor, controlled by a transfer signal applied to the gate thereof, the source of the capture transistor being connected to the drain thereof, and a floating diffusion region being connected to the source thereof.. .
07/17/14
20140197425
Wide area array type photonic crystal photomixer for generating and detecting broadband terahertz wave
Provided is a broadband photomixer technology that is a core to generate continuous frequency variable and pulsed terahertz waves. It is possible to enhance light absorptance by applying the transmittance characteristic of a 2d light crystal structure and it is possible to increase the generation efficiency of terahertz waves accordingly.
07/10/14
20140194748
Imaging device
A color filter has a transmission band in a visible region and an infrared region. A first substrate is arranged below the color filter and has a first photoelectric conversion element which outputs a first signal charge according to an amount of exposure of a light passing through the color filter.
07/10/14
20140193727
Fuel cell system
A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell module for generating electrical energy by electrochemical reactions of a fuel gas and an oxygen-containing gas, and a condenser for condensing water vapor in an exhaust gas discharged from the fuel cell module by heat exchange between the exhaust gas and a coolant to collect the condensed water and supplying the collected condensed water to the fuel cell module. The condenser includes an air cooling condensing mechanism using the oxygen-containing gas as the coolant, and a water cooling condensing mechanism using the hot water stored in the hot water storage unit as the coolant.
07/10/14
20140192249
Image capturing apparatus and method for controlling the same
An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image sensor that includes a plurality of pixels, each including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements; a readout unit that reads out a signal from a portion of the photoelectric conversion elements of each pixel as a first signal and reads out a sum of signals from the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements of each pixel as an image signal; a generation unit that generates a second signal for each pixel using the image signal and the first signal; and a calculation unit that calculates a moving amount of a focus lens for achieving an in-focus state based on a phase difference between the first signal and the second signal. The calculation unit performs the calculation without using a signal from a defective line..
07/10/14
20140192248
Imaging apparatus and method for controlling same
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element including a pixel portion having a plurality of photoelectric conversion units with respect to one micro lens and color filters which are regularly arranged for each micro lens. The imaging apparatus generates a first signal and a second signal for phase difference-type focus detection based on an output of the imaging element.
07/10/14
20140192243
Image pickup device, method of manufacturing same, and electronic apparatus
An image pickup device with a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels includes: a photoelectric conversion section formed in a semiconductor substrate; and a metallic member formed between the semiconductor substrate and a wiring layer provided in a layer on the semiconductor substrate, a part of the metallic member being configured to serve as a light-shielding member that blocks a part of light to be incident on the photoelectric conversion section.. .
07/10/14
20140192242
Image pickup apparatus, image pickup system and driving method of image pickup apparatus
An image pickup apparatus of an embodiment includes pixel units each including a photoelectric conversion unit and an amplification transistor that outputs a signal based on an electric carrier generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, a first output line to which signals from first and other pixel units are output, and a second output line to which signals from second and other pixel units are output. A connection unit is arranged to control an electric connection between input nodes of the amplification transistors of the first and second pixel units is arranged.
07/10/14
20140190566
Organic photoelectric conversion element and organic solar cell using the same
An organic photoelectric conversion element having: a transparent first electrode; a power generation layer having a p-type organic semiconductor material and an n-type organic semiconductor material; and a second electrode, on a transparent substrate, in which the power generation layer is a bulk heterojunction power generation layer including the p-type organic semiconductor material and the n-type organic semiconductor material, and additionally includes a compound represented by either the following general formula (i) or general formula (ii).. .
07/10/14
20140190563
Solar cell and method for manufacturing solar cell
A solar cell is provided with: a photoelectric conversion unit; terminal sections for plating, which are formed on the light receiving surface of the photoelectric conversion unit; and a plated electrode formed on the light receiving surface by means of electrolytic plating using the terminal sections for plating. The terminal sections for plating are formed at positions separated from wiring material connecting sections of the plated electrode, said positions being on the light receiving surface.
07/10/14
20140190548
Solar cell, solar cell module, and method for manufacturing solar cell module
A solar module and a manufacturing method for a solar module with improved reliability are provided. The solar module includes a solar cell and a wiring member.
07/10/14
20140190544
Thermoelectric conversion material and producing method thereof, and thermoelectric conversion element using the same
Compound semiconductors, expressed by the following formula: bi1-xmxcuwoa-yq1yteb-zq2z. Here, m is at least one element selected from the group consisting of ba, sr, ca, mg, cs, k, na, cd, hg, sn, pb, eu, sm, mn, ga, in, tl, as and sb; q1 and q2 are at least one element selected from the group consisting of s, se, as and sb; x, y, z, w, a, and b are 0≦x<1, 0<w≦1, 0.2<a<4, 0≦y<4, 0.2<b<4 and 0≦z<4.
07/03/14
20140186988
Chemical bath deposition apparatus, method of forming buffer layer and method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion device
A chemical bath deposition apparatus includes: a reaction vessel for containing a reaction solution for chemical bath deposition to form a film on a surface of a substrate; a substrate holding section for holding the substrate such that at least the surface of the substrate contacts the reaction solution, the substrate holding section including a fixing surface made of stainless steel on which a back side of the substrate is closely fixed; a heater disposed at a rear side of the fixing surface, the heater heating the substrate from the back side of the substrate; and a reaction solution temperature control unit for controlling temperature of the reaction solution in the reaction vessel.. .
07/03/14
20140185993
Photoelectric conversion device and optical fiber coupling connector
A photoelectric conversion device includes a circuit board, light emitting modules, light receiving modules, and an optical coupling lens. The light emitting modules and the light receiving modules are mounted on the circuit board.
07/03/14
20140184865
Photoelectric conversion device, image pickup system, and driving method of photoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric conversion device includes analog signal output units including pixels and configured to output analog signals based on pixels, and signal processing units. Each of the signal processing units is provided correspondingly to one of the analog signal output units and including a gain application unit configured to apply a gain to an analog signal by using only passive elements and an ad conversion unit.
07/03/14
20140184844
Photoelectric conversion device, image pickup system, and driving method of photoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric conversion device includes analog signal output units including pixels and configured to output analog signals based on pixels, and signal processing units. Each of the signal processing units is provided correspondingly to one of the analog signal output units and includes a gain application unit configured to apply a gain to an analog signal and an ad conversion unit.
07/03/14
20140184808
Photoelectric conversion device and imaging apparatus having the photoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric conversion device includes visible-light filters, infrared light filters, pixels arrayed in a row direction and a column direction, and wiring layers disposed between the pixels and visible-light filters and infrared light filters. The pixels include first pixels disposed corresponding to the visible-light filters, and second pixels disposed corresponding to the infrared light filters.


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