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new patent Image sensor and driving method thereof, and image capturing apparatus
An image sensor comprising: a plurality of unit pixels, arranged in matrix, each having a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions for accumulating charge corresponding to a quantity of incident light; color filters, arranged for the plurality of unit pixels, respectively, that mainly pass light of wavelengths corresponding to different colors; first control signal lines arranged between every predetermined number of rows and connected to the unit pixels, included in the predetermined number of rows, corresponding to the color filters of a first color; and second control signal lines arranged between the every predetermined number of rows and connected to the unit pixels, included in the same predetermined number of rows that include the unit pixels corresponding to the color filters of the first color, corresponding to the color filters of a second color.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


new patent Solid-state image pickup device and driving the same
A solid-state image pickup device includes: a photoelectric conversion element including a charge accumulation region, the photoelectric conversion element performing photoelectric conversion on incident light and accumulating, in the charge accumulation region, electric charge obtained through the photoelectric conversion; a charge-voltage conversion element accumulating the electric charge obtained through the photoelectric conversion; and a charge accumulation element adjacent to the photoelectric conversion element, part or all of the charge accumulation element overlapping the charge accumulation region, and the charge accumulation element adding capacitance to capacitance of the charge-voltage conversion element.. .
Sony Corporation


new patent Reflecting plate, backlight unit, and display device
Disclosed herein are a reflecting plate, a backlight unit, and a display device using the backlight unit, and the display device includes one or more light sources; a reflecting plate to which light radiated from the one or more light sources is incident and having a reflecting surface reflecting the incident light; one or more selective light absorbing parts disposed on the reflecting surface and configured to selectively absorb a portion of the incident light; and a quantum dot sheet into which at least one of light emitted without being absorbed by the selective light absorbing part and light radiated from the light source is incident.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


new patent Optical system comprising a spatial light modulator
A perturbing optical element (30) for introducing optical aberrations in the incident light beam (12) and/or the modulated light beam (17) so as to spread the unmodulated “zero order” part of the modulated light beam in the replay volume (18), the perturbing optical element (30) generating distortions in the image to be projected, wherein the control signal comprises an image signal component carrying data representative of the image to be projected and a correction signal component representative of a correction pattern for correcting the distortions generated by the perturbing optical element (30) in the image to be projected.. .

new patent Optical instrument for locating at least one characteristic point of an ophthalmic lens
An instrument has a light-emitting and light-receiving assembly including an image capture unit and image processing unit; a backscatterer and an opening provided therein; a support for receiving an ophthalmic lens between the assembly and backscatterer, the assembly, support and backscatterer placed so that an incident light beam traverses the lens, strikes the backscatterer, returns and re-traverses the lens to arrive at the capture unit; the light-receiving assembly, the support, backscatterer and opening configured so that the assembly receives light from the beam; and the opening and a drive device for cyclically driving and making the backscatterer perform an identical movement in each cycle, configured so that a fixed zone opposite the backscatterer includes at least one part of which, over the course of a cycle, every point is at times perpendicular to the opening and at times perpendicular to a solid portion part of the backscatterer.. .
Essilor International (compagnie GÉnÉrale D'optique)


new patent Insulating sheer fabric
Fabrics which allow for light transmission and provide thermal insulation are described. A fabric is formed from at least one yarn to form a continuous web of fabric.
Smart Textile Products, Llc


Image sensor and electronic device
The present disclosure relates to an image sensor and an electronic device which make it possible to continuously output frames which can be used as an image without disturbing a frame rate. An image sensor of an aspect of the present disclosure includes a pixel unit, a memory, a control unit, and a detection unit.
Sony Corporation


Spectral light splitting module and photovoltaic system
A light splitting optical module that converts incident light into electrical energy, the module including a solid optical element comprising an input end for receiving light, a first side, and a second side spaced from the first side, a first solar cell adjacent to the first side of the solid optical element, and a second solar cell adjacent to the second side of the solid optical element. The first solar cell is positioned to absorb a first subset of incident light and reflect a first remainder of the incident light to the second solar cell through the solid optical element, wherein the first solar cell has a lower band gap than the second cell..
Californiainstitute Of Technology


Optical device, manufacturing optical device, and display device, electronic device and illuminating device including optical device
An optical device including first and second transparent substrates disposed so that the principal surfaces thereof face each other; conductive light shielding patterns disposed on the principal surface side of the first transparent substrate; a transparent conductive film disposed on the principal surface of the second transparent substrate; a plurality of light transmissive regions disposed on the first transparent substrate; and an electrophoretic element disposed in gaps between each adjacent light transmissive regions is configured such that the dispersion state of electrophoretic particles 61 is changed by externally applied electric fields, thereby changing the range of outgoing directions of transmitted light. Thus, it is possible to relieve a decrease in the amount of charging of an electrophoretic element caused by the ingress of incident light and to ensure operation stability..
Nlt Technologies, Ltd.


Optical modulation employing high contrast grating lens
A high contrast grating optical modulation includes an optical modulator at a front surface of a substrate to modulate received light. The high contrast grating optical modulation further includes a high contrast grating (hcg) lens adjacent to a back surface of the substrate opposite to the front surface to focus incident light onto the optical modulator.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp


Spatially variable filter systems and methods

An improved compact spectrometer system comprising an improved spatially variable filter is disclosed herein. A spatially variable filter may be configured to have a plurality of different transmission profiles at different locations of the filter, to spectrally separate light incident on the filter.
Verifood, Ltd.

Low profile, highly efficient vehicular led modules and assemblies

A vehicular led assembly is provided that includes a plurality of vehicular led modules, each comprising: a lens with a canted input surface and an exit surface; a bezel surrounding the lens; and an led light source positioned to direct incident light through the input surface. The input surface comprises a plurality of near-field lens elements for shaping the incident light into a collimated light pattern emanating from the exit surface.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Optical sensor with narrow angular response

The present invention relates to an optical sensor that is formed in an integrated circuit based on cmos technology and that comprises: one or more photocells including one or more photodetector active areas and an optical stack formed on the photodetector active area(s); and light shielding means, that are formed in or on the optical stack, and are configured, for each photocell, to define an angular range around a given incident direction with respect to said photocell, block incident light with incidence angle outside the defined angular range, and allow incident light with incidence angle within the defined angular range to propagate through the optical stack down to a respective photodetector active area; whereby the light shielding means limit angular response of the optical sensor.. .
Lfoundry S.r.i.

Photoelectric conversion device and image generation device

A photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion unit which includes a phototransistor having a collector region, an emitter region, and a base region to generate an output current according to an intensity of incident light to the phototransistor, and a base potential setting unit which is configured to set up a base potential of the phototransistor so that the output current from the photoelectric conversion unit is equal to a predetermined current value.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions each provided to correspond to each of a plurality of pixels in a semiconductor substrate and receiving incident light through a light sensing surface, and a pixel separation portion that is embedded into a trench provided on a side portion of the photoelectric conversion portion and electrically separates the plurality of pixels in a side of an incident surface of the semiconductor substrate into which the incident light enters. The pixel separation portion is formed by an insulation material which absorbs the incident light entering the light sensing surface..
Sony Corporation

Image pickup device, image pickup apparatus, and production apparatus and method

[solving means] an image pickup device according to the present disclosure includes: a photoelectric conversion device that photoelectrically converts incident light that has entered from outside; an organic film that is formed by being laminated on a light-incident surface side of the photoelectric conversion device; and an inorganic film that is formed by being laminated on a light-incident surface and side surfaces of the organic film and seals the organic film, the side surface of the organic film being tilted by an angle at which a thickness of the inorganic film that is formed by being laminated on the side surfaces becomes a predetermined thickness. The present disclosure is applicable to an image pickup device, an image pickup apparatus, a production apparatus for image pickup device, and the like..

Hologram recording device and hologram recording method

The present disclosure discloses a hologram recording device and a hologram recording method. The hologram recording device comprises an object imaging unit comprising a cavity for accommodating an object whose interior wall is a reflective surface, and a light modulating unit configured to produce incident light and reference light interfering with the incident light and to direct the incident light to the object imaging unit.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Unbalanced hub design

A colour wheel, comprises a hub portion, configured to act as a rotor for coupling to a motor and having a disk-shaped surface; an optically active radial portion, attached to or integrated with the hub portion and configured to optically process incident light; and a balancing adaptation to the disk-shaped surface of the hub portion, comprising one or more of: (a) a recess in the disk-shaped surface extending to an edge of the disk-shaped surface; (b) an annular groove in the disk-shaped surface having a non-uniform width and/or being non-concentric with the disk-shaped surface; (c) an annular groove in the disk-shaped surface, at least a portion of which is filled by a balancing mass part; and (d) a groove and/or a matrix of recesses in the disk-shaped surface arranged to define a portion of an annulus in shape.. .
Materion Corporation

Anisotropic optical film

In an anisotropic optical film including two or more anisotropic light diffusion layers where the linear transmittance varies depending on the incident angle of incident light, each of the anisotropic light diffusion layers is provided with a matrix region and a plurality of pillar regions that differ in refractive index from the matrix region, the film includes, as the anisotropic light diffusion layers, at least two types of anisotropic light diffusion layers (a) and (b) that differ in linear transmittance, the maximum linear transmittance of the anisotropic light diffusion (a) is 40% or more and less than 95%, and the minimum linear transmittance thereof is less than 20%, and the maximum linear transmittance of the anisotropic light diffusion layer (h) is 20% or more and less than 40%, and the minimum linear transmittance thereof is less than 20%.. .

Imaging device provided with light source that emits pulsed light and image sensor

An imaging device according to an aspect of the present disclosure is provided with: a light source that, in operation, emits pulsed light including components of different wavelengths; an encoding element that has regions each having different light transmittance, through which incident light from a target onto which the pulsed light has been irradiated is transmitted; a spectroscopic element that, in operation, causes the incident light transmitted through the regions to be dispersed into light rays in accordance with the wavelengths; and an image sensor that, in operation, receives the light rays dispersed by the spectroscopic element.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Control and display system with synchronous direct view video array and incident key lighting

Various embodiments relate to an apparatus for controlling a lighting device. A light control circuit can use a controlled lighting sequence control and drive viewed sections of a lighting device to display chroma key color or emit infrared light, while driving other unviewed portions of the lighting device to display ambient and incident lighting.
Revolution Display, Llc

Imaging device, imaging apparatus, and electronic apparatus

There is provided an imaging device that includes a pixel generation unit that generates an image signal formed from a plurality of pixel signals according to incident light, and a frame memory that stores the image signal of a plurality of frames.. .
Sony Corporation

Image sensor with high dynamic range and method

In one form, a pixel for use in image sensing comprises a photodetector, a sink device, and a readout circuit. The photodetector is formed in a semiconductor substrate and has a charge collection region for receiving photocharge representative of incident light.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc

Backside illumination image sensor and image-capturing device

A backside illumination image sensor that includes a semiconductor substrate with a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a read circuit formed on a front surface side of the semiconductor substrate, and captures an image by outputting, via the read circuit, electrical signals generated as incident light having reached a back surface side of the semiconductor substrate is received at the photoelectric conversion elements includes: a light shielding film formed on a side where incident light enters the photoelectric conversion elements, with an opening formed therein in correspondence to each photoelectric conversion element; and an on-chip lens formed at a position set apart from the light shielding film by a predetermined distance in correspondence to each photoelectric conversion element. The light shielding film and an exit pupil plane of the image forming optical system achieve a conjugate relation to each other with regard to the on-chip lens..
Nikon Corporation

Light guide plate

A light guide plate includes a diffusing surface that diffuses incident light having a concave cylindrical surface shape with curvature in a first direction, and an exit surface having a convex cylindrical surface shape with curvature in the first direction. The light guide plate is constituted such that a pattern provided behind the diffusing surface is visible from the exit surface side.
Omron Corporation

Non-invasive wine taint detector

A system includes a computing device including a memory configured to store instructions. The computing device also includes a processor to execute the instructions to perform operations including initiating transmission of incident light from one or more light sources to a sealed bottle containing liquid.

Particle detectors

A beam detector including a light source, a receiver, and a target, acting in cooperation to detect particles in a monitored area. The target reflects incident light, resulting in reflected light being returned to receiver.
Xtralis Technologies Ltd

Lighting apparatus and automobile including the same

A lighting apparatus includes: a base that is open toward a front and includes a low beam light-distribution pattern forming component; a lens body disposed forward of the base; a first light-emitting device; and a second light-emitting device. incident light is refracted in a lower portion of the lens body, and the incident light and exiting light travel in substantially same direction in an upper portion of the lens body.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Bending light device for vehicles

A bending light device for a vehicle diffracting light emitted from a light source and deflecting the light at a desired angle and in a desired direction may include an ultrasonic light deflector configured to diffract light incident thereon in a selected direction by emitting an ultrasonic beam to the incident light, a light reflection unit configured to reflect light emitted from a light source to the ultrasonic light deflector, a projection lens configured to project light incident thereon after passing through the ultrasonic light deflector to radiate the light outside, and a converging lens arranged between the ultrasonic light deflector and the projection lens and configured to converge the light having passed through the ultrasonic light deflector on the projection lens.. .
Hyundai Motor Company

Methods, systems, and devices for imaging microscopic tumors

An imager for in vivo viewing of diseased tissue by way of fluorescently conjugated molecules. A generally planar imaging surface with a microlens array.
Regents Of The University Of California

Endoscope having a distal electrical feed-through, and assembling an endoscope

An endoscope having a distal electrical feed-through, the endoscope including: an endoscope shaft having a distal objective unit comprising an electromagnetic actuator and a distal optical assembly that can be shifted in a longitudinal direction by actuation of the actuator, the endoscope shaft having a proximal unit having a proximal optical assembly arranged after the distal optical assembly in the direction of incident light, the objective unit is rotatable relative to the proximal unit about a longitudinal axis during assembly of the endoscope and is fixed rotationally relative to the proximal unit after assembly; and a cable for supplying current to the actuator, the cable being fed from the proximal unit to the objective unit, the cable having an excess length at a transition from the proximal unit to the objective unit, such excess length being at least half of the outer circumference of the objective unit.. .
Olympus Winter & Ibe Gmbh

Image sensors, image acquisition devices and electronic devices including the same

An image sensor can include a pixel array including a plurality of unit pixels and a row driver arranged in a matrix form that includes a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns. Respective ones of the unit pixels may convent an incident light to an electric signal and may store the electric signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Imaging device and photographing apparatus

An imaging device is provided. The imaging device includes: a plurality of phase difference detecting pixels.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Image capturing apparatus, controlling the same, and storage medium

An image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit for capturing an object image; an adjustment unit for adjusting the exposure of the image capturing unit; a detection unit for, in the case where the image capturing unit is saturated with respect to light that is input, detecting a signal level corresponding to the highest level of incident light in the image capturing unit after the adjustment unit reduces the exposure of the image capturing unit so as to reduce saturation; and a control unit for, in the case where the exposure of the image capturing unit is reduced by the adjustment unit, controlling the adjustment unit such that, among a plurality of methods for changing the exposure, a method having a faster response speed in response to an instruction to change the exposure is given priority and used.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Organic light emitting device and display apparatus

An organic light emitting device and a display apparatus are disclosed. The organic light emitting device includes an array substrate and a package substrate (2); on a side of the package substrate (2) facing the array substrate, there is provided a protrusion (7) formed of a first transparent material, a surface of the protrusion (7) is also covered with a transparent layer (8) formed of a second transparent material, and the refractive index of the second transparent material is larger than the refractive index of the first transparent material.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

High-efficiency photoelectric element and manufacturing same

The present invention relates to a photoelectric element and a method for manufacturing the same, and the photoelectric element according to the present invention includes: a semiconductor substrate; and transparent conductor pattern portions formed on a surface of the semiconductor substrate to be connected to each other with a specific cycle such that incident light is concentrated in a specific area of the semiconductor substrate.. .
Incheon University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation

Virtual high dynamic range large-small pixel image sensor

An image sensor includes photodiodes arranged in semiconductor material. Each of the photodiodes is identically sized and is fabricated in the semiconductor material with identical semiconductor processing conditions.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

Elevated pocket pixels, imaging devices and systems including the same and forming the same

An elevated photosensor for image sensors and methods of forming the photosensor. The photosensor may have light sensors having indentation features including, but not limited to, v-shaped, u-shaped, or other shaped features.
Micron Technology, Inc.

Supramolecular networks with electron transfer in two dimensions

Organic charge-transfer (ct) co-crystals in a crossed stack system are disclosed. The co-crystals exhibit bidirectional charge transfer interactions where one donor molecule shares electrons with two different acceptors, one acceptor face-to-face and the other edge-to-face.

Liquid crystal display device

A liquid crystal display device includes a first polarizing film, a first substrate, a liquid crystal layer, a second substrate and a second polarizing film. The first polarizing film has a first transmission axis.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.

Transparency variable glass and apparatus of controlling transparency of the same

A transparency variable glass that adjusts a transmittance of incident light and a transparency control apparatus is provided. The transparency variable glass includes a transmissive layer encapsulated between a first and second transparent plate.
Hyundai Motor Company

Imaging device and endoscope device

An imaging device includes: a group of lenses configured to collect incident light; a lens supporting member including a fitting portion into which the group of lenses is fitted; a prism configured to reflect light collected by the group of lenses; and an image sensor having a light receiving unit configured to receive the light reflected by the prism and to perform a photoelectric conversion on the received light to generate an electric signal. The lens supporting member has a cutout or an opening portion into which the prism is fitted.
Olympus Corporation

Charge transfer measurement techniques

A charge transfer measurement system which includes a clock, a capacitor, current mirrors and a counter wherein a signal current which is based on magnetic field, incident light or radiation, acceleration or an external inductance is transferred to the capacitor with the counter recording a count value and wherein the measurement is stopped after a predetermined time or when a voltage on the capacitor exceeds a reference value.. .
Azoteq (pty) Ltd

Sub-diffraction limit image resolution and other imaging techniques

The present invention generally relates to sub-diffraction limit image resolution and other imaging techniques. In one aspect, the invention is directed to determining and/or imaging light from two or more entities separated by a distance less than the diffraction limit of the incident light.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Moving platform borne infrared image-spectrum associated detection system and method

The present invention discloses a moving platform infrared image-spectrum associated detection system, including an optical hood, a broadband optical system, a two-dimensional servo system, an infrared optical fiber, a fourier interference spectrum module, an image-spectrum associated detection processing module, a power supply module, and a display module. incident light enters from the optical hood to the broadband optical system, and is split by a spectroscope.
Huazhong University Of Science And Technology

Light emitting module

A light emitting module is disclosed. The light emitting module includes a condensing lens for condensing incident light into a space, a light source for providing first light to pass through the condensing lens, a first optical path conversion member for reflecting the first light to provide first reflected light to pass through the condensing lens and a second optical path conversion member for providing the first reflected light as second reflected light to pass through the condensing lens..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Lighting device with adjustable operation

Lighting devices and methods utilize multiple independently controllable groups of solid state light emitters of different dominant wavelengths, with operation of the emitter groups being automatically adjusted by processor(s) to provide desired illumination. Operation of the emitter groups may be further affected by sensors and/or user input commands (e.g., sound patterns, gesture patterns, or signal transmission).
Ci Holdings, C.v.

Imaging apparatus, an electronic device, and imaging method to uniformize distribution of incident light, and a photostimulated luminescence detection scanner

The imaging apparatus includes a light uniformizing unit. The light uniformizing unit included in the imaging apparatus substantially uniformizes distribution of photons in an orthogonal direction toward an optical axis of incident light, which is incident to an imaging element in the imaging apparatus and the number of photons of which is to be detected, a plurality of pixels being arranged to the imaging element.

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes unit pixels arrayed two dimensionally in a pixel area, wherein: a unit pixel disposed in a central region of the pixel area includes a first collecting element having a convex surface and a unit pixel in a region of the pixel area not including the central region includes a second collecting element having a convex surface and grooves having widths less than or equal to a wavelength of incident light; the second collecting element includes a sparse region and a dense region in which a density of formations of the grooves is higher than in the sparse region; and the sparse region is positioned closer to the central region of the pixel area than the dense region.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Semiconductor device and manufacturing the semiconductor device

An object is to provide a liquid crystal display device which can recognize image display even when the liquid crystal display device is used in a dim environment. In one pixel, a pixel electrode including both of a region where incident light through a liquid crystal layer is reflected and a transmissive region is provided, and image display can be performed in both modes: the reflective mode where external light is used as an illumination light source; and the transmissive mode where the backlight is used as an illumination light source.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Semiconductor device and manufacturing the semiconductor device

An object is to provide a liquid crystal display device which can recognize image display even when the liquid crystal display device is used in a dim environment. In one pixel, a pixel electrode including both of a region where incident light through a liquid crystal layer is reflected and a transmissive region is provided, and image display can be performed in both modes: the reflective mode where external light is used as an illumination light source; and the transmissive mode where the backlight is used as an illumination light source.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.



Incident Light topics:
  • Incident Light
  • Semiconductor
  • Conversions
  • Conductive Layer
  • Antenna Elements
  • Antenna Array
  • Liquid Crystal Display
  • Liquid Crystal
  • Pressure Measurement
  • Intraocular
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Appliances
  • Transport Layer
  • Photoelectric Conversion
  • Silicon Oxynitride


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