|| List of recent Incident Light-related patents
| Solid-state image capture device and image capture device|
A solid-state image capture device includes a plurality of pixels and a first substrate and a second substrate in which circuit elements constitutes the pixels are disposed and which are electrically connected by a connection unit. The pixels includes: photoelectric conversion elements disposed in the first substrate and generating signals corresponding to amounts of incident light; sample hold capacities disposed in the second substrate and holding output signals corresponding to the signals generated by the photoelectric conversion elements; and a clamp capacitor disposed in the second substrate, shared by the plurality of pixels, and clamping voltages of the output signals held in the plurality of sample hold capacities.
| Image sensor and stacked structure thereof|
There are provided an image sensor and a stacked structure thereof. The image sensor includes a pixel array in which a plurality of unit pixels for generating an output signal in accordance with incident light are arranged, a first amplifier having a first input dynamic range, and a second amplifier having a second input dynamic range that is larger than the first input dynamic range.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
| Solid-state imaging device|
According to one embodiment, there is provided a solid-state imaging device including a charge storage portion and a photoelectric conversion portion. The charge storage portion is formed of a first semiconductor material.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
| Solid-state imaging device with photoelectric conversion section, manufacturing the same, and electronic device with photoelectric conversion section|
A solid-state imaging device including a semiconductor layer including a photoelectric conversion section receiving incident light and generating a signal charge; and a light absorbing section for absorbing transmitted light transmitted by the photoelectric conversion section and having a longer wavelength than light absorbed by the photoelectric conversion section, the transmitted light being included in the incident light, the light absorbing section being disposed on a side of another surface of the semiconductor layer on an opposite side from one surface of the semiconductor layer, the incident light being made incident on the one surface of the semiconductor layer.. .
| Plasmonic optical waveguide using plasmonic coupling between nano-aperture and nano-particle|
The present invention relates to a plasmonic optical waveguide using plasmonic coupling between a nano-aperture and a nano-particle. The plasmonic optical waveguide includes the nano-aperture formed with an opening of a nano-scale through which light enters; and a single metal nano-particle arranged at the focal point of the nano-aperture to generate plasmon coupling in association with the light output from the nano-aperture.
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University
| Light guide plate, backlight module and display device|
The present invention discloses a light guide plate, a backlight module and a display device. In the light guide plate, a plurality of triangular pyramid dots are provided; two of four surfaces of each of the triangular pyramid dots are light receiving surfaces facing a backlight source, and are reflective mirror surfaces, so that incident light reaching the two light receiving surfaces from the backlight source is converted into emergent light exiting in two different directions, and then the emergent light is emitted out from the upper surface of the light guide plate.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
| Back light unit and display device|
The general inventive concepts provide a side-light type backlight unit. The side-light type backlight unit comprises a light guide plate and a light source located at the side of the light incident surface of the light guide plate.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.
|Imaging device, image processing device, image processing method and program|
Pixels constituting the imaging element include at least four types of the determination pixels for which color filter patterns of adjacent pixels thereof are different from one another. At least one of pixels, which are adjacent to each determination pixel, is a first color pixel that has a color filter with a first color.
|Solid-state imaging apparatus and endoscope apparatus|
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections configured to generate a signal charge according to an amount of an incident light and disposed in a matrix, a first accumulation section configured to accumulate the signal charge, a first transfer section configured to transfer the signal charge from the photoelectric conversion sections to the first accumulation section, a second accumulation section configured to accumulate the signal charge accumulated in the first accumulation section, a second transfer section configured to transfer the signal charge accumulated in the first accumulation section to the second accumulation section, a reset section configured to reset the signal charge accumulated in the second accumulation section, an output section configured to output a signal according to the signal charge accumulated in the second accumulation section, and first and second control sections configured to control each section for every row or column.. .
The present invention relates to a solar collector or a light collector by means of which light, generally sunlight, can be directed onto an energy conversion unit. In particular, it relates to a light collector (10) that has an optical unit (20) and an energy conversion unit, wherein the energy conversion unit is comprised of a number of conversion cells (12, 14, 16) that are located along a first main axis, wherein the optical unit (20) triggers a refraction of light and surrounds the energy conversion unit at least partially, and the optical unit (20) focuses parallel incident light in a focal area, wherein the focal area has its largest dimension along a second main axis and the second main axis extends along the first main axis..
Doci Innovations Gmbh
Polarization beam splitter, backlight module and liquid crystal display apparatus
The present disclosure provides a polarization beam splitter, a backlight module and a liquid crystal display apparatus. The polarization beam splitter comprises a second prism group and a first prism group formed sequentially from a light incidence side to a light outgoing side and meshing with each other; and a polarization beam splitting layer arranged on a meshing surface of the first or second prism group and configured to allow a first polarized light in an incident light to be transmitted through the polarization beam splitting layer to exit from the light outgoing side while reflecting a second polarized light in the incident light back to the light incidence side, the second polarized light having a polarization direction perpendicular to that of the first polarized light..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
Polarization structure and manufacturing the same, and display panel
The invention discloses a polarization structure and a method for manufacturing the same, and a display panel. The polarization structure comprises a polarization layer, and the polarization layer comprises: a transparent dielectric film; and an oriented nano-metal wire array that is distributed in the transparent dielectric film.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.
Optical transformer, process for making and use of same
An optical transformer includes: an optomechanical member configured: to receive incident light; and to produce primary light from the incident light including an initial propagation that includes a nonlinear scan; and a lens configured: to receive the primary light from the optomechanical member; to linearize the nonlinear scan; and to produce secondary light including a final propagation that comprises a linear scan, such that the optical transformer is configured to transform the nonlinear scan of the primary light to the linear scan of the secondary light. A process for optically transforming a nonlinear scan includes receiving an incident light by an optical transformer that includes an optomechanical member and a lens; producing a primary light from the incident light that includes an initial propagation having a nonlinear scan; communicating the primary light from to the lens; and producing a secondary light to optically transform the nonlinear scan, the secondary light including a final propagation that comprises a linear scan, based on optically linearizing the initial propagation..
National Institute Of Standards And Technology
Electronic element mounting board and electronic device
There are provided an electronic element mounting board and an electronic device capable of suppressing transmission of incident light to an electronic device through a circumferential edge part of an opening of a board and thus of reducing a noise level in receiving an image. An electronic element mounting board includes an insulating substrate.
Imaging systems with phase detection pixels
An image sensor may include phase detection pixels that receive and convert incident light into pixel signals. Processing circuitry may use pixel signals from the phase detection pixels to determine an amount by which image sensor optics should be adjusted during automatic focusing operations.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc
Method of reading out a cmos image sensor and a cmos image sensor configured for carrying out such method
The invention relates to a method of reading out a cmos image sensor. The respective pixels having a first mode and a second mode.
Teledyne Dalsa B.v.
Solid-state imaging apparatus, controlling the same, and imaging system
Provided is a solid-state imaging apparatus, including: a pixel array including: a first, a second, and a third non-effective pixel rows each including a non-effective pixel configured to output a signal that is independent of an amount of incident light; and a second pixel region having effective pixel rows each including an aperture pixel configured to output a signal that is dependent on an amount of incident light; and a mixing portion configured to: mix a signal output from the non-effective pixel in the first non-effective pixel row and a signal output from the non-effective pixel in the second non-effective pixel row; mix the signal output from the non-effective pixel in the first non-effective pixel row and a signal output from the non-effective pixel in the third non-effective pixel row; and mix signals together, which are output from the aperture pixels in the effective pixel rows.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Camera, image sensor thereof, and driving method thereof
Disclosed are a camera, an image sensor thereof, and a driving method thereof. An image sensor converts an incident light into an electrical image signal.
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
Image sensor having improved light utilization efficiency
An image sensor includes a first pixel row including a plurality of first pixels configured to sense first wavelength light, the first wavelength light having a first wavelength, a second pixel row adjacent to the first pixel row, the second pixel row including a plurality of second pixels configured to sense second wavelength light and a plurality of third pixels configured to sense third wavelength light, the plurality of second pixels and the plurality of third pixels being alternately arranged, the second wavelength light having a second wavelength and the third wavelength light having a third wavelength and a plurality of first color separation elements in the plurality of second pixels, respectively, the plurality of separation elements configured to change a spectrum distribution of incident light.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof
It is an object to provide a display device of which image display can be favorably recognized. Another object is to provide a manufacturing method of the display device with high productivity.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Miniature optical zoom lens
Miniature zoom lens systems and methods of manufacturing thereof are described. An exemplary system includes a first prism positioned to receive incident light from an entrance to the miniature lens system, at least a first varifocal lens positioned to receive the light that exits the prism, at least one base lens positioned to receive the light after passing through the first varifocal lens, a detector positioned to receive the light after passing through the base lens, and a first actuator configured to move the first varifocal lens in at least a direction perpendicular to propagation axis of the light passing through the first varifocal lens.
Dynaoptics Pte Ltd. A Singapore Private Limited Company
Light emitting device and backlight unit comprising same
A light emitting device capable of bonding a lens at a preset accurate position, and a backlight unit comprising the same are provided. The light emitting device includes a molded material having an opening through which light generated from a light emitting element disposed in the molded material is emitted, a projecting support disposed along at least part of a circumference of the opening of the molded material, and a lens having an inner surface that defines an internal surface on which light emitted from the light emitting element is incident, an outer surface that defines an external surface from which the incident light is emitted to the outside, and a bottom surface that connects the inner surface and the outer surface, wherein a boundary between the inner surface and the bottom surface, a lower part of the inner surface, or the bottom surface contacts the projecting support..
Lumens Co., Ltd.
Touch sensor panel having an index matching passivation layer
Touch sensor panels typically include a plurality of layers that can be stacked on top of each other. When the touch sensor panel is used in a bright environment, incident light can hit the interfaces between those layers of the stackup having mismatched refractive indices and can reflect off those interfaces.
Optical sensor apparatus and producing optical element used in optical sensor apparatus
An optical sensor apparatus includes a light receiving element configured to produce an output according to a light receiving state, and an optical element including a reflecting layer including a metal film, and being arranged such that at least some of incident light on the light receiving element is light that is reflected by the reflecting layer. The optical element further includes a corrosion resistant layer for suppressing corrosion of the reflecting layer, and the reflecting layer includes a surface covered by the corrosion resistant layer formed by vapor plating..
Low profile highly efficient led lighting modules and assemblies
A lighting module is provided that includes a single-piece lens having an input surface including a plurality of near-field lens elements, and an exit surface, each element having a different focal length. The lighting module also includes light-emitting diode (led) source positioned to direct incident light through the input surface.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
Optical film stack for light duct
A film stack reflects incident light in some areas and transmits incident light in other areas, and it redirects incident light with one or more structured surfaces. The spatially variable reflection and transmission is achieved at least in part with reflective strips, and the reflective strips are attached to a first major surface of a structured optical film in the film stack.
3m Innovative Properties Company
A pixel architecture having an in-pixel amplifier comprising an nmos transistor and a depletion-mode nmos load is disclosed. In one aspect, the pixel architecture comprises a pixel core including a pixel photodiode for generating an output signal in accordance with incident light.
Reconfigurable analog-to-digital converter, image sensor and mobile device including the same
An image sensor includes a pixel array, a controller, and a plurality of analog-to-digital converters. The pixel array includes a plurality of pixels coupled to column lines, respectively, and the plurality of pixels are configured to sense incident lights to generate analog signals through the column lines.
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University
Optical sensor and manufacturing method thereof
Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide an optical sensor. The optical sensor includes a semiconductive block having a front side and a back side, a wave guide region, and a light sensing region.
Personal Genomics, Inc.
Method for manufacturing a solar cell and solar cell obtained therewith
The method of manufacturing a solar cell, comprising the steps of providing a solar cell device comprising a semiconductor body (10) and having a first side (11) and an opposed second side (12), which first side is intended for capturing incident light and which second side is intended for assembly to a carrier, which solar cell device comprises a first contact region (13) in the semiconductor body (10) at one of the first (11) and the second side (12); applying an optically transparent structure (22) of electrically insulating material to at least one of the sides (11, 12) of the solar cell device, which structure is patterned to form an aperture to the first contact region (13); providing a contact structure (41, 42, 43) of electrically conducting material in said aperture by means of electrochemical deposition.. .
Imaging apparatus and medical equipment
A light receiving section includes light receiving elements. A light source section includes a light emitting section that illuminates the subject and transmissive sections.
Seiko Epson Corporation
Light concentrating film and display device
The present disclosure provides a light concentrating film and a display device. The light concentrating film has a planar shape, and includes multiple light concentrating units which are connected to each other so as to concentrate the incident light on a light incoming side of the light concentrating film at the light outgoing side of the light concentrating film.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.
Backlight device and three-dimensional display apparatus having the same
Provided is a backlight device in which each of a plurality of patterns separated at a uniform interval is intermittently formed and a 3d display apparatus having the same. The backlight device includes light sources configured to generate light and a light guide plate configured to change a path of the light and configured to emit the light, wherein the light guide plate includes an incident surface upon which the light is incident, an exit surface configured to emit the incident light, a reflective surface provided opposite to the exit surface, and a plurality of main patterns separated at a uniform interval, the plurality of main patterns provided intermittently on the reflective surface and configured to scatter the incident light..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Spread illumnating apparatus
Light that enters from an incident light surface of a light guide plate includes not only light which is guided toward the forward direction in front but also light whose optical path is modified by optical elements while progressing through the inside of the light guide plate, and thus wasteful emission from an emitting surface is inhibited. Lights are guided in a longitudinal direction of the optical elements.
Minebea Co., Ltd.
Ultra-thin, planar, plasmonic metadevices
An ultra-thin planar device is used for arbitrary waveform formation on a micrometer scale, regardless of the incident light's polarization. Patterned perforations are made in a 30 nm-thick metal film, creating discrete phase shifts and forming a desired wavefront of cross-polarized, scattered light.
Purdue Research Foundation
Fluorescence filter spectrum compensation
A device provides incident light on oral structures, switchably between two states. In the first state, incident light causes autofluorescence of byproducts of decay, and an optical filter between the oral structures and either the user's eyes or a visualizing apparatus yields visually distinguishable appearances for that autofluorescence depending on whether the tissue is healthy or unhealthy.
Inspektor Research Systems B.v.
Microphone and wind screen
A simple microphone which can vary the direction of the light beams emitted from a ring lamp is provided. A microphone includes a ring lamp; and a light guide that receives incident light beams emitted from the ring lamp.
Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-technica
Concentrating solar cell module panel having stiffness and concentrating photovoltaic generation system comprising same
Disclosed is a concentrated photovoltaic module including a heat pipe. The concentrated photovoltaic module includes: a frame that is configured to have a side surface plate and a lower plate; a carrier which is provided with the solar cell; a lens plate that is provided on the frame to concentrate incident light into the solar cell; a carrier frame that is provided on the lower plate, a plurality of the carriers being provided thereon at predetermined intervals; a wire which connects the carriers with each other; and a wire cover that is provided in the lower plate to cover the wire and is coupled with the lower plate in a state in which the carrier frame is fixed..
Anycasting Co., Ltd.
Photoelectric conversion device, image pickup system, and driving the photoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric conversion device has a pixel area including an effective pixel row and a reference pixel row, the reference pixel row containing a plurality of reference pixel pairs, each pair composed of a first reference pixel and a second reference pixel arranged adjacent to each other. The first and second reference pixels output reference signals having different signal levels and independent of the quantity of incident light..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Quantum dot color filter and manufacturing method thereof, and display apparatus
A quantum dot color filter, comprising: a base substrate (11); a pixel layer (14) provided on the base substrate (11), comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein each of the pixels comprises a plurality of color sub-pixels (14r, 14g, 14b) of different colors, and at least one of the color sub-pixels (14r, 14g, 14b) is formed of a quantum dot material, and a color of light generated by the quantum dot material after the quantum dot material is excited by incident light (80) is the same as a color of the color sub-pixel (14r, 14g 14b) corresponding to the quantum dot material; an optical filtering layer (12) provided on the base substrate (11), which is disposed to correspond to the color sub-pixel formed of the quantum dot material, and configured to absorb the incident light (80) that fails to excite the quantum dot material but is transmitted through the color sub-pixel (14r, 14g, 14b). The quantum dot color filter has increased transmittance, and improved and enriched brightness and color of a picture.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
Glazing unit comprising a variable light scattering system and a pair of absorbing elements
The invention relates to a glazing unit comprising a substrate coated with a variable light scattering system switching between a transparent state and a translucent state comprising a scattering layer able to scatter the incident light along scattering angles greater than the critical total internal reflection angle at the interface between the substrate and the air and at least one pair of elements absorbing visible light separated from one another at least by the scattering layer. The invention also relates to the use of said glazing unit as a projection or back-projection screen..
Cardinal Ig Company
An object is to improve wavelength selectivity of an optical filter which selects a wavelength of incident light. Accordingly, an optical filter is the filter that selects a wavelength of incident light and includes a multilayer film which includes three or more thin metal films by alternately laminating each thin metal film and a dielectric film, and apertures which pass through the multilayer film, and are arranged with a period of less than the wavelength of the incident light..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
Method and device for monitoring multiple mirror arrays in an illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus
Microlithographic illumination system includes individually drivable elements to variably illuminate a pupil surface of the system. Each element deviates an incident light beam based on a control signal applied to the element.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh
Scratch and fingerprint resistant anti-reflective films for use on display windows of electronic devices and other related technology
A scratch-resistant anti-reflective film in accordance with a particular embodiment includes an anti-reflective stack and a protective layer overlying the anti-reflective stack. The anti-reflective stack has at least six stack layers of alternating higher and lower refractive indexes.
General Plasma, Inc.
Multilayer body and producing a security element
A multilayer body (1, 2, 3) and a method for producing a security element are described. The multilayer body has a metal layer (21).
Ovd Kinegram Ag
Near-infrared laser focusing lens and laser printing device
A near-infrared laser focusing lens and a laser printing device are provided. The lens comprises a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens and a fifth lens (l1, l2, l3, l4, l5) which are coaxially arranged along a transmission direction of incident light rays, wherein the first lens (l1) is a negative plane-concave lens; the second lens and the third lens (l2, l3) are positive biconvex lenses; and the fourth lens and the fifth lens (l4, l5) are positive meniscus lenses; and a concave surface (s2) of the first lens (l1) is opposite to the second lens (l2), and the middle parts of the fourth lens and the fifth lens (l4, l5) both reversely protrude towards the transmission direction of light beams.
Han's Cnc Science And Technology Co., Ltd
Piggyback intraocular lens that improves overall vision where there is a local loss of retinal function
Systems and methods are provided for improving overall vision in patients suffering from a loss of vision in a portion of the retina (e.g., loss of central vision) by providing a piggyback lens which in combination with the cornea and an existing lens in the patient's eye redirects and/or focuses light incident on the eye at oblique angles onto a peripheral retinal location. The piggyback lens can include a redirection element (e.g., a prism, a diffractive element, or an optical component with a decentered grin profile) configured to direct incident light along a deflected optical axis and to focus an image at a location on the peripheral retina.
Amo Groningen B.v.
Projection-type video-image-displaying device
A projection-type video-image-displaying device efficiently displays an image by reducing the loss of light in the device. The device is provided with a light source radiating white light, a rod lens, a rotary color filter, a dmd, illumination optical elements, a projection lens and a control device.
Multi-junction power converter with photon recycling
A multi-junction power converter system illuminated by an incident light source includes a multi-layer stack having a plurality of junctions defined by materials having different bandgaps, with an upper junction having a higher bandgap, and junctions therebelow having smaller bandgaps. The upper junction absorbs more of the incident light, whereas lower junctions successively absorb less of the remaining incident light.
Pixel structure of cmos image sensor and manufacturing method thereof
A pixel structure of a cmos image sensor pixel structure and a manufacturing method thereof. The structure comprises a photosensitive element (37) and a multi-layer structure of a standard cmos device arranged on the silicon substrate (31).
Holographic collection and emission turning film system
Various examples of diffraction grating layers for touch/proximity sensing apparatus are provided. The touch/proximity sensing apparatus may include a light guide and light sources edge-coupled to first side of the light guide.
Pen-type optical indexing controlling the same
Provided is to a pen-type optical indexing apparatus and a method for controlling the same. The apparatus is a handheld device conveniently provided for a user to manipulate.
Head-mounted display device
A head-mounted display device includes an eyeglass frame, including a rim, for fixing the head-mounted display device onto a wearer's head, a display that displays an image, and an eyepiece optical unit that guides light of an image displayed on the display into at least one of the wearer's eyes to display the image as an enlarged virtual image. The display and the eyepiece optical unit are attached to the rim, an optical axis of incident light that is image light incident on the eyepiece optical unit from the display and an optical axis of exiting light that is image light exiting from the eyepiece optical unit towards the wearer's eye are not coplanar, and the angle between an incident light vector formed by the incident light and an exiting light vector formed by the exiting light is greater than 90°..
Variofocusing monitoring shot and monitoring device
A zoom lens assembly for monitor and a monitoring device are provided. The lens assembly comprises a first to a thirteenth lenses (l1-l13) arranged successively coaxially along the transmission direction of an incident light beam.
F-theta lens and laser processing device for far-infrared laser processing
An fθ lens and a laser processing device for far-infrared laser processing are provided. The fθ lens for far-infrared laser processing comprises a first lens (l1), a second lens (l2) and a third lens (l3) which are coaxially arranged successively along a transmission direction of incident light beams, wherein the first lens is a negative meniscus lens, and the second lens and the third lens are positive meniscus lenses; and all the middle parts of the first lens, the second lens and the third lens protrude towards the transmission direction of incident light beams.
Reconfigurable diffractive optical switch
Optical switch based on a micro-mirror device such as a dmd for simultaneous switching light from n inputs to m outputs with switching times of about 10 microseconds, where n and m are generally greater than one. The mirrors of the device are oriented according to a pattern calculated based on a fourier transform of spatial distribution of m outputs such as to form, in diffraction of light incident on the device, an diffraction light pattern that in the output plane is substantially congruent with the spatial distribution of m outputs.
Light guide plate and surface light source device
A light guide plate has a light guide plate member having a light incident surface on an end face of the light guide member, and a light emitting surface on a front surface of the light guide plate member, wherein the light incident surface is structured to have light incident thereon, and wherein the light emitting surface is structured to widen and emit light incident thereon out of the light guide plate member, and a directivity changing unit arranged on a light incident end portion of the light guide plate member on the front surface or a back surface of the light guide plate member. The directivity changing unit has a first inner inclined surface and a second inner inclined surface that change a directivity of the incident light within the directivity changing unit to widen the light laterally with respect to a direction perpendicular to the light incident surface..
Automatic chroma key background generator with 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.
Imaging apparatus, image processing method, and program
A defective pixel of an imaging device is detected. An output pixel value of the defective pixel is corrected to generate an output image.
Solid-state imaging apparatus
The present invention provides a solid-state imaging apparatus that can significantly reduce ktc noise by using a negative feedback amplifying circuit. A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a pixel unit including a plurality of pixels arranged on a semiconductor substrate in a matrix, the pixel unit including, for each column, a source line and a column signal line, each of the plurality of pixels including: a photoelectric conversion unit that generates a signal charge corresponding to incident light; a storage unit storing the signal charge; a reset transistor; an amplifying transistor; and a cutoff transistor, wherein the amplifying transistor and the cutoff transistor form a negative feedback amplifying circuit.
Solid state imaging device, manufacturing the same, and imaging apparatus
A solid state imaging device including: a plurality of sensor sections formed in a semiconductor substrate in order to convert incident light into an electric signal; a peripheral circuit section formed in the semiconductor substrate so as to be positioned beside the sensor sections; and a layer having negative fixed electric charges that is formed on a light incidence side of the sensor sections in order to form a hole accumulation layer on light receiving surfaces of the sensor sections.. .
Imaging apparatus comprising image sensor array having shared global shutter circuitry
There is set forth herein in one embodiment an image sensor array including a global shutter shared by first and second pixels. The global shutter can include a charge storage area having an associated shield for reducing charge build up on the charge storage area attributable to incident light rays.
Laser device, light modulation device, and optical semiconductor device
A laser device includes an optical semiconductor device formed of a compound semiconductor material; and a wavelength-selective reflection device including optical waveguides. Further, the optical semiconductor device includes first and second gain waveguides, a dbr waveguide formed between the first and the second gain waveguides, first and second electrodes to inject current in the first and the second gain waveguides, and an antireflection film formed on a device facet to which the second gain waveguide is connected.
Light emitting producing the same
A light emitting apparatus includes at least one light emitting device; a light transparent member that receives incident light emitted from the light emitting device; and a covering member. The light transparent member is a light conversion member that has an externally exposed light emission surface and a side surface contiguous to the light emission surface.
Transparent solar cell
Provided is a transparent solar cell including: a substrate; a first transparent electrode disposed on the substrate; a light absorption layer disposed on the first transparent electrode; a multi chromic layer disposed on the light absorption layer; and a second transparent electrode disposed on the multi chromic layer, and in which light is incident into the substrate and at least some of the incident light is converted into an electrical current in the light absorption layer to be able to provide heat to the multi chromic layer.. .
Photovoltaic system including light trapping filtered optical module
A photovoltaic system that converts incident light into electrical energy that includes a light trapping optical module having a light randomizing dielectric slab with a first surface and a second surface, a first cell adjacent to the first surface of the slab that has a bandgap of lower energy than the energy of absorption onset of the dielectric slab, at least one filter element in optical contact with the second surface of the dielectric slab, and a sub-cell array with a plurality of photovoltaic sub-cells, wherein at least one of the sub-cells has a first surface that is in optical contact with the at least one filter element.. .
Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing the same, and imaging apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes a photoelectric conversion section which is disposed on a semiconductor substrate and which photoelectrically converts incident light into signal charges, a pixel transistor section which is disposed on the semiconductor substrate and which converts signal charges read out from the photoelectric conversion section into a voltage, and an element isolation region which is disposed on the semiconductor substrate and which isolates the photoelectric conversion section from an active region in which the pixel transistor section is disposed. The pixel transistor section includes a plurality of transistors.
Color separation device and image sensor including the color separation device
A color separation device changes a light path according to the wavelengths of incident light and an image sensor has improved light utilization efficiency by using the color separation device. The color separation device may include a first element having a first refractive index that varies according to wavelengths of light along a first refractive index distribution curve, and a second element having a second refractive index that varies according to wavelengths of light along a second refractive index distribution curve, the second refractive index distribution curve being different from the first refractive index distribution curve.
Image sensor having improved light utilization efficiency
At least one example embodiment discloses an image sensor with an improved light utilization efficiency based on reflective color filters. Since the image sensors may use most of an incident light for forming an image by using reflective color filters, light loss due to light absorption may be reduced.
Spectrometry apparatus and spectrometry method
According to the present invention a spectrometry apparatus includes: an optical filter device in which two or more filters are provided to filter incident light; an optical sensor device in which two or more optical sensors are provided to be capable of corresponding to the two or more filters so as to convert the filtered light into a charge to be outputted; and a digital signal processing unit that performs digital signal processing on an output signal of the optical sensor device to recover spectrum data on the incident light, and having at least one of the two or more filters being a random transmittance filter. According to the present invention, the resolution of the recovered optical signal is improved and recovery accuracy is improved..
Lighting device for a motor vehicle
The invention relates to a lighting device for a motor vehicle, where the light device includes a light source having a plurality of semiconductor diodes, and a scanning device onto which light from the light source is incident and which generates a temporally varying deflection of the incident light from the light source during operation of the lighting device and thereby generates a predetermined light distribution at a distance from the lighting device. The scanning device has at least two separately controllable scanners, onto each of which a separate light beam generated from the light source is incident, the deflection of which beam is temporally varied by the respective scanner..
An image-capturing device includes a solid-state image-capturing device in which a first substrate and a second substrate are electrically connected through connection units. The image-capturing device includes: a pixel unit in which a plurality of pixels, each of which has a photoelectric conversion element for generating a photoelectric conversion signal according to an intensity of incident light disposed on the first substrate, are disposed in a two-dimensional matrix and configured to output a photoelectric conversion signal generated by each of the pixels as a pixel signal for every row; a plurality of signal processing units, each of which is disposed for every one or more columns of the plurality of pixels provided in the pixel unit, performs predetermined signal processing on the pixel signal output from the pixel of a corresponding column, and outputs a processed signal including a plurality of signals after the signal processing is performed..
A semiconductor photodetector has at least one unit pixel having a photoelectric conversion part, a charge storage part, and a detection circuit. The photoelectric conversion part includes a charge multiplication region in which incident light is converted into a charge, and the charge is multiplied by avalanche multiplication.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
Image pickup element, imaging device, and imaging method
In order to improve imaging performance, an imaging apparatus is provided to include an image capturing unit configured to detect incident light and generate a raw image data, a compression unit configured to compress the raw image data to generate a coded data having a data amount smaller than that of the raw image data, and an output unit configured to output the coded data to a processing unit for processing the coded data. Furthermore, the image capturing unit, the compression unit, and the output unit are configured to be within a same semiconductor package..
Image sensor device
An image sensor device with layered structures is disclosed, which includes a carrier wafer, image sensing structures and insulating layers. The carrier wafer has a pixel area and a peripheral area.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
An object is to achieve low-power consumption by reducing the off-state current of a transistor in a photosensor. A semiconductor device including a photosensor having a photodiode, a first transistor, and a second transistor; and a read control circuit including a read control transistor, in which the photodiode has a function of supplying charge based on incident light to a gate of the first transistor; the first transistor has a function of storing charge supplied to its gate and converting the charge stored into an output signal; the second transistor has a function of controlling reading of the output signal; the read control transistor functions as a resistor converting the output signal into a voltage signal; and semiconductor layers of the first transistor, the second transistor, and the read control transistor are formed using an oxide semiconductor..
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Cmos image sensor structure
A semiconductor device is operated for sensing incident light and includes a substrate, a device layer, a semiconductor layer and a color filter layer. The device layer is disposed on the substrate and includes light-sensing regions.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Polarizer unit and projector
A polarizer unit that polarizes light incident thereon and causes the polarized light to exit includes an inorganic polarizer (light-exiting-side polarizer) that polarizes the incident light, a transparent substrate that is disposed in contact with the light-exiting-side polarizer and allows the light having exited out of the light-exiting-side polarizer to pass and exit, and a holding member that presses the light-exiting-side polarizer and the transparent substrate from opposite sides to sandwich and hold the light-exiting-side polarizer and the transparent substrate.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
A projector includes a plurality of light sources, a light modulator that modulates light fluxes emitted from the plurality of light sources based on input information, a projection system that projects modulated light fluxes from the light modulator, a light guiding system that has different areas on which the plurality of light fluxes emitted from the plurality of light sources are incident and guides the plurality of incident light fluxes to the light modulator, a lighting state detector that detects lighting states of the plurality of light sources, and a controller that corrects the input information with correction information based on a viewing angle characteristic of the light modulator in accordance with the lighting states of the plurality of light sources detected by the lighting state detector.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
Spatial image display apparatus
An spatial image display apparatus includes: a first optical plate that transmits an incident light beam such that transmission gain reaches a peak greater than 1 in an optical axis direction of the incident light beam; and a second optical plate in which a plurality of optical elements are provided in a matrix formation, which regularly reflect a z axis-direction component of a transmissive light beam of the first optical plate and are retroreflective with x and y axes-direction components of the transmissive light beam, in a substrate having a normal line in a z axial direction.. .
Backlight unit and liquid crystal display device having the same
Disclosed herein is a backlight unit in which a viewing angle of a liquid crystal display device may be easily enlarged or changed. The backlight unit includes a light source, a light guide plate formed below a liquid crystal panel and including a light emitting surface through which incident light supplied from the light source is emitted toward the liquid crystal panel, a prism sheet formed between the light guide plate and the liquid crystal panel, and a plurality of protrusion patterns formed on one surface of the light guide plate which is opposite to the light emitting surface thereof, each of the plurality of protrusion patterns including a first prism which extends in a first direction and at least one second prism which extends in a second direction intersecting with the first direction, comes into contact with the first prism, and is shorter than the first prism..
Lg Display Co., Ltd.
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
Head lamp for vehicle
A head lamp includes a plate-shaped base supported in a housing. A first light source is disposed on an upper surface of the base.
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
Apparatus for modelling ocular structures
An imaging system for an optical element, the imaging system comprising means for illuminating a targeted optical element with at least one incident light beam and means for directing at least two light beams returning from at least one surface of the illuminated optical element onto a detector; the detector adapted to measure relative light characteristics of the at least two returning light beams and to calculate at least one parameter of the optical element using the measured characteristics of the at least two returning light beams.. .
Clearsight Innovations Limited
Image processing device, image processing method, and recording medium
According to an aspect of the present invention, when the abnormal oblique incident light is not detected, the first color mixture correction based on the pixel data of the adjacent pixel to the correction target pixel is performed for the pixel data of the correction target pixel, and when the abnormal oblique incident light is detected, the second color mixture correction based on the pixel data of the peripheral pixel to the correction target pixel is performed. Therefore, this aspect can be applied, particularly, even to an imaging element having a large array matrix size, and it is possible to solve the level difference among same-color pixels that occurs due to the influence of the leakage of the abnormal oblique incident light (the ghost light and the like) to the adjacent pixel, and to suppress the image quality degradation due to the abnormal oblique incident light..
Color image sensor with metal mesh to detect infrared light
An image sensor includes a pixel array with a plurality of pixels arranged in a semiconductor layer. A color filter array including a plurality of groupings of filters is disposed over the pixel array.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
Method for manufacturing solar cells having nano-micro composite structure on silicon substrate and solar cells manufactured thereby
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for manufacturing solar cells having a nano-micro composite structure on a silicon substrate and solar cells manufactured thereby. The technical problem to be solved is to provide a method for manufacturing solar cells and solar cells manufactured thereby, the method being capable of forming micro wires in various sizes according to the lithographic design of a photoresist and forming nano wires, which have various sizes and aspect ratios, by adjusting the concentration of a wet etching solution and immersion time.
Korea Institute Of Industrial Technology
Light transmitting substrate, array substrate, color filter substrate and display device
Disclosed are a light transmitting substrate, an array substrate, a color filter substrate and a display device. The light transmitting substrate includes a substrate body (10) comprising at least one intensifier layer (11) and at least one micro-ring resonate structure with a gain located in the intensifier layer (11).
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.
Method and system for correcting incident light fluctuations in absorption spectroscopy
A method and system for correcting the effect of intensity fluctuations of the transmitted light in an absorption spectroscopy system used for the detection or measurement of chemical species in a medium, whereby one or more modulation bursts are imposed onto a light beam that passes through the medium. This burst signal may be obtained by modulating the bias current of a tunable diode laser, and the modulation burst signal may be optimally at the second harmonic of the modulation frequency of a wavelength modulated beam to allow usage of the same signal path processing used for the spectroscopic detection of the measurand for a second harmonic detection system.
Servomex Group Limited
A lighting unit can project light in a linear fashion without enlarging a light guide body. The lighting unit can include an upward-directed led and a light guide body.
Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
There is provided a lighting fixture including: a light source that emits a light beam; an electrodeposition device that includes multiple pixels of which a transparent state and a mirror state are switchable, independently, and that is disposed such that a normal direction of a pixel surface is not parallel to an optical axis direction of an incident light beam on an optical path of a light beam emitted from the light source; and an optical system that emits, as an illumination beam, both a light beam transmitted through the electrodeposition device and a light beam reflected from the pixel in the mirror state in the electrodeposition device.. .
Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
Dual-optic intraocular lens that improves overall vision where there is a local loss of retinal function
Systems and methods are provided for improving overall vision in patients suffering from a loss of vision in a portion of the retina (e.g., loss of central vision) by providing a dual optic intraocular lens which redirects and/or focuses light incident on the eye at oblique angles onto a peripheral retinal location. The intraocular lens can include a redirection element (e.g., a prism, a diffractive element, or an optical component with a decentered grin profile) configured to direct incident light along a deflected optical axis and to focus an image at a location on the peripheral retina.
Amo Groningen B.v.
Image pickup generating image having depth information
Provided are an image pickup apparatus and method capable of improving a resolution of an image having depth information. The image pickup apparatus may include: a main lens configured to refract incident light; an image sensor comprising a plurality of two-dimensional (2d)-arranged pixels configured to output an image signal according to the incident light; a micro lens array between the main lens and the image sensor and comprising a plurality of 2d-arranged micro lenses; and a controller configured to receive the image signal from the image sensor and to generate an image according to the received image signal, wherein the controller is configured to obtain a plurality of images having different depths of field by changing a distance between the main lens and the image sensor and to obtain at least one depth map from the at least one of the obtained plurality of images..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Imaging device and electronic device
An imaging device includes a photoelectric conversion element which photoelectrically converts incident light and generates a charge, accumulates and amplifies the charge, and outputs a photocurrent, wherein a level of an output signal when a charge which is accumulated in the photoelectric conversion element is outputted over a saturated amount of accumulable charge includes a level of an output signal of a charge of a photocurrent of dc component which is generated in the photoelectric conversion element and outputted during a readout time when the charge which is accumulated in the photoelectric conversion element is outputted.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Method for guiding shooting location of electronic device and apparatus therefor
A method and apparatus for guiding a camera shooting location. A subject is shot with a camera of the electronic device, and the device identifies whether an amount of incident light measured by a sensor of the camera is greater than a predetermined threshold value.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Image stabilization using light sensors
A method and system for image stabilization is disclosed. The image stabilization system includes a first pair of light sensors placed along an axis relative to a first axis, each light sensor is configured to provide a signal indicative of intensity of light received by the light sensor.
All-fiber isolator using optical fiber including quantum dots
An all-fiber isolator as an optical isolator comprises: an optical fiber acting as an optical light guide for propagating incident light; and a faraday rotator for rotating by 45° a plane of polarization polarized by the polarizer. The all-fiber isolator exhibits a magneto-optic effect enough to be used as an optical isolator at a visible light wavelength by including quantum dots in a core layer and/or an internal cladding layer of the optical fiber..
Thin and efficient light guide system
The present invention is based on the idea of providing an illumination system with a light guide (10) reduces the risk of causing non-uniformity in the light emitted by illumination system. With a light-guide (10) that has a curve-shaped top surface such that incident light falls on the top surface (18) at an angle larger than the critical angle of the light-transmissive light guide, the risk of hard boundaries and hot spots appearing may be reduced..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
Sensing circuit for recognizing movement and movement recognizing method thereof
Provided is a sensing circuit for recognizing a movement including: at least one light emitting device outputting light; at least one light receiving device receiving the light reflected by an object on the light emitting device and generating a plurality of current signals proportional to an amount of incident light; a signal conversion unit converting the plurality of current signals into a plurality of digital signals; a recognition unit measuring a synthetic digital signal to determine whether an object moves by receiving the plurality of current signals; and a control unit controlling the recognition unit, wherein the recognition unit generates a clock signal for the synthetic digital signal greater than a critical value and measures a count generated by the clock signal; and the control unit determines whether the object moves through a comparison of the count and a reference value.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
Apparatus and methods for detecting defects in vertical memory
Disclosed are methods and apparatus for inspecting a vertical memory stack. On an inspection tool, incident light having a first wavelength range is used to detect defects on a surface of the vertical memory stack.
Wavelength-selective photovoltaic for a display or for a device with a display
Described herein is an apparatus and method used to provide power or photovoltaic functionality to a display or device containing a display without impacting the visual perception of the display. The wavelength-selective photovoltaic (wpv) element is visibly transparent, in that it absorbs selectively around the visible emission (or reflection) peaks generated by the display.
Ubiquitous Energy, Inc.
Solid-state imaging device
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor layer, an organic photoelectric conversion layer, and microlenses. A plurality of photoelectric conversion elements are provided in the semiconductor layer.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba