|| List of recent Incident Light-related patents
|Mirror micromechanical structure and related manufacturing process|
A mirror micromechanical structure has a mobile mass carrying a mirror element. The mass is drivable in rotation for reflecting an incident light beam with a desired angular range.
|Illumination-type push button device|
An illumination-type push button device, including a light source portion and an optical member in which one or more lens portions each made of an outgoing surface on a front side and an incident surface on a back side are formed, the optical member configured to receive, from the incident surfaces, light emitted from the light source portion, and to emit the incident light to an outside of the device from the outgoing surfaces, wherein in the outgoing surface of one of the lens portions of the optical member, a single convex portion is formed, the single convex portion being convex in a light exit direction, and in the incident surface of one of the lens portions of the optical member, a plurality of convex portions are formed, the plurality of convex portions being convex reverse to the light incident direction, and smaller than the convex portion of the outgoing surface.. .
|Redox-active structures and devices utilizing the same|
A device is presented having reversibly changeable and optically readable optical properties. The device comprises a substrate having an electrically conductive surface and carrying a redox-active layer structure.
|Optical zoom probe|
Exemplary embodiments disclose an optical zoom probe including an aperture adjuster configured to adjust an aperture in which light transmitted by a light transmitter passes, a focus adjuster configured to focus the light passed through the aperture and adjust a focal length to an ultra-close location and a close location, and a filter which includes a center region in which incident light passes without change, and a filter region which surrounds the center region and increases a depth of focus (dof) of light that is focused on the ultra-close location.. .
|Low profile highly efficient vehicular led modules and headlamps|
A vehicle lighting module is provided that includes a lens having a plurality of near-field lens elements, an input surface, and an exit surface. The lighting module also includes an led light source that directs incident light through the input surface and out of the exit surface.
|Conoscopic illumination optical device with a hollow cone for an optical microscope and method of optical microscopy in conoscopy|
A method of microscopy and an illumination optical device with a hollow cone for a microscope, the illumination device includes a first conical lens (1) able to receive a collimated incident light beam (10) and form a conical light beam (20), a second conical lens (5) arranged in such a way as to receive the conical light beam (20, 40) and to form a cylindrical light beam with a black background (50) and an optical lens (6) having an image focal plane (12) arranged in such a way as to receive the cylindrical light beam with a black background (50), to form a hollow cone light beam (60) and to focus the hollow cone light beam (60) into a point (18) in the image focal plane (12).. .
|Compensation system for liquid crystal panel and liquid crystal display device|
The present invention provides a compensation system for liquid crystal panel and liquid crystal display device. The compensation system includes first biaxial compensation film and second biaxial compensation film, disposed on two sides of liquid crystal panel respectively, first biaxial compensation film having planar compensation value ro1 for incident light of 550 nm wavelength and compensation value rth1 along thickness direction, second biaxial compensation film having planar compensation value ro2 for incident light of 550 nm wavelength and compensation value rth2 along thickness direction; wherein 15 nm≦ro1≦94 nm; 35 nm≦rth1≦214 nm; 35 nm≦rth1≦214 nm; 14 nm≦ro2≦101 nm; y1≦rth2≦y2; y1=0.004302×rth12−1.96894×rth1+259.7; y2=−0.00234308×rth12−0.32227×rth1+245.
|Digital photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and computer-readable recording medium|
A digital photographing apparatus is provided. The digital photographing apparatus includes a photographing unit that generates photographed images from incident light, a live view generator that generates a live view image from the photographed images, and a display unit that displays the live view image.
|Camera for generating a biometrical signal of a living being|
The present invention relates to a camera (1, 1′) for generating a biometrical signal of a living being comprising: a filter (11) for blocking incident visible light in a wavelength range up to at least 550 nm, a color sensor (12, 12′) for receiving said filtered incident light and generating at least two different color signals (5, 6, 9), a combination unit (15) for generating at least one combined color signal (7a, 7b) by combining said at least two color signals, and a processing unit (16) for processing said at least one combined color signal and extracting at least one biometrical signal (8) of said living being (3).. .
|Image display device|
An image display device includes a display section adapted to display an image, a photometric section including a variable wavelength interference filter adapted to transmit light with a predetermined wavelength from incident light and a photosensor adapted to detect light obtained by dispersion, and disposed so as to be opposed to the display section, and a control section adapted to control the display section and the photometric section, and the control section obtains a spectrum of the incident light based on light intensity of the light detected by the photosensor, and then performs a color correction of the display section based on the spectrum.. .
|Daylight sensing arrangement for a hybrid luminaire|
The disclosed embodiments relate to a daylight harvesting system (1). The daylight harvesting system comprises a light distribution device comprising a light inlet (2) for receiving incident light (3), and a light outlet (4) for providing output light (5) received by the light inlet into an interior space.
A security device has a lenticular device including an array of lenticular focusing elements; a corresponding array of image strips sets, the sets having substantially the same periodicity as, or an integral multiple of the periodicity of, the array of focusing elements. The strips are formed and the focusing elements located relative to the strips such that at each of a plurality of viewing angles, a respective one strip from each set is viewed in response to incident light falling on a respective focusing element.
|Solid-state imaging apparatus|
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a pixel unit which has a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional matrix shape, wherein each of the pixels that a photoelectrical conversion element which generates a photoelectrical conversion signal corresponding to an amount of incident light disposed on a first substrate, and which outputs a photoelectrical conversion signal generated by each of the pixels to each row as a pixel signal, and an analog-to-digital converter which is disposed on every one or more columns of the pixel unit and generates a digital signal by digitizing a phase state of a multi-phase clock including clock signals of a plurality of phases different from each other at predetermined fixed intervals according to the pixel signal. Each of first and second circuit configuration units whose circuit scales are determined according to the multi-phase clock is disposed on a different substrate of a first or second substrate..
|Rotation type optical tomography scanner|
A rotation type optical tomography scanner is provided, including an illuminating unit disposed on a surface of an object-to-be-detected for emitting incident light to tissues under the surface of the object-to-be-detected; a detecting unit disposed on the object-to-be-detected and rotating around the illuminating unit to receive diffuse light diffused from the tissues under the surface of the object-to-be-detected and generate tissue sensing information; and a positioning unit for generating position information of the rotation type optical tomography scanner. The rotation type optical tomography scanner transmits the sensing information and the position information to a remodel module to rebuild the tissue images under the surface of the object-to-be-detected, thereby expanding the scanning range of the object-to-be-detected..
|Micro or nano scope|
Provided is a micro or nano scope. The micro or nano scope includes a prism, a optical detection system detecting an image from a sample on the prism, and a light guiding system providing incident light to the prism, the light guiding system changing an incident angle of the incident light incident into the prism..
|Hybrid sensing touchscreen apparatus and method of driving the same|
An touchscreen apparatus includes pixel rows including pixels configured to display an image, a touch-sensing unit configured to sense a physical touch and a light-sensing unit configured to sense incident light, the touch-sensing unit and the light-sensing unit being between two adjacent pixel rows and configured to operate based on first and second gate signals, a first sensor gate line connected to the light-sensing unit and the touch-sensing unit and configured to provide the first gate for activating the light-sensing unit and resetting the touch-sensing unit, a second sensor gate line connected to both the light-sensing unit and the touch-sensing unit and configured to provide the second gate signal for activating the touch-sensing unit and resetting the light-sensing unit, and a reset circuit configured to provide a common voltage to the pixels based on the operation of at least one of the light-sensing unit and the touch-sensing unit.. .
|Spectrally selective panel|
The present disclosure provides a spectrally selective panel that comprises a first panel portion that is at least partially transmissive for light having a wavelength in the visible wavelength range. The panel also comprises a first reflective component that is arranged to reflect incident light within an infrared (ir) wavelength band and within an ultraviolet (uv) wavelength band while being at least partially transmissive for light having a wavelength within the visible wavelength band..
|Light conductor with a ribbon-shaped light emitting area|
A light conductor with an input coupler which couples in light in such a way that inside the light conductor it is distributed into a first layer, parallel layers and into second layers, whereby each second layer is spanned by a perpendicular of the first layer and by a line located in the first layer, and with a light emitting area. Light is coupled such that it has a lower divergence in the second layers than in the first layers.
|Optical system and substrate sealing method|
An optical system includes an enlarging optical system that enlarges a section of an incident light, a mask that passes some of a light passing through the enlarging optical system, and a reduction optical system that reduces a section of a light passing through the mask.. .
|Light guide plate and surface light source device|
A light guide plate has a light introducing portion configured to confine light that is incident from an end surface, and a light guide-plate main body configured to emit incident light to an outside from a light emitting surface and provided continuously with the light introducing portion in a thickness smaller than a maximum thickness of the light introducing portion. The light introducing portion has an inclined surface inclined toward the light guide-plate main body from a surface having a larger thickness than a thickness of the light guide-plate main body, on at least one of a surface at a light emission side and a surface opposite to the surface at the light emission side..
|Light guide plate and surface light source device|
A light guide plate has a light introducing portion configured to confine light that is incident from an end surface, and a light guide-plate main body configured to emit incident light to an outside from a light emitting surface and provided continuously with the light introducing portion in a thickness smaller than a maximum thickness of the light introducing portion. The light introducing portion has an inclined surface inclined toward the light guide-plate main body from a surface comprising a larger thickness than a thickness of the light guide-plate main body, on at least one of a surface at a light emission side and a surface opposite to the surface at the light emission side.
|Solid-state imaging device and digital camera|
A solid-state imaging device comprises first pixels and second pixels. The first pixel has a first pd and a first photoelectric conversion film.
|Transparent display using selective light filtering|
A transparent display device and method of forming such device. The transparent display device includes a substrate, wherein the substrate allows greater than 50% of incident light to pass through the substrate.
|Plasmonically enhanced electro-optic devices and methods of production|
A plasmonically enhanced electro-optic device includes a dielectric layer; a plurality of nanopillars arranged in a periodic array such that each nanopillar has a protruding portion that extends beyond a surface of the dielectric layer; a metallic layer formed on the surface of the dielectric layer and on portions of the plurality of nanopillars by an oblique directional deposition such that the metallic layer defines a periodic array of nano-holes and nano-antennas, each nano-hole of the periodic array of nano-holes being in a deposition shadow region of a corresponding nanopillar; and an electrode electrically connected to at least one nanopillar of the plurality of nanopillars at an end opposing the protruding portion thereof. Each nanopillar of the plurality of nanopillars includes a photo-absorption material, and the periodic array of nano-holes and nano-antennas have at least one of dimensions, uniformity or periodicity selected to enhance coupling of incident light into the plurality of nanopillars through excitation of surface plasmons..
|Light concentrating apparatus|
A light concentrating apparatus is presented. Disclosed apparatuses include a collection of shaped reflectors capable of redirecting incident light, sunlight for example.
|Spatial light modulation elements, method for manufacturing same, and spatial light modulators and exposure apparatus comprising same|
Provided is a spatial light modulation element comprising a substrate; a flat portion that is movable relative to the substrate; a flat board attached to the flat portion; and a dielectric film that is formed on a surface of the flat board opposite the surface on which the flat portion is attached, and reflects incident light. In the spatial light modulation element the dielectric film may include two or more types of dielectric layers that are repeatedly layered in an alternating manner, such that adjacent layers have different refractive indexes from each other.
|Curved automatic-darkening filter|
An automatic-darkening filter 10, 10′ that comprises a first polarizer 14, a second polarizer 18, a first liquid-crystal cell 16, and a sensor 64. The first polarizer 14 has a first polarization direction, and the second polarizer 18 has a second polarization direction.
|Image pickup apparatus|
An image pickup apparatus for photographing an image, includes: a photoelectric converter to convert incident light an electric charge and accumulate the electric charge, a transfer element to transfer the electric charge accumulated in the photoelectric converter, a converter to convert the electric charge in the photoelectric converter transferred via the transfer element into a voltage, a reset element to reset potentials of the converter, and an amplifier to amplify a voltage converted by the converter to generate a pixel signal and output the pixel signal to a read signal line for reading the pixel signal. A plurality of the photoelectric converter and the transfer element are disposed at least in a horizontal direction share the amplifier and the read signal line..
|Photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for executing the method|
A photographing apparatus includes a photographing unit that captures an image from incident light thereon; a communication status checking unit that checks a communication status of the photographing apparatus; a resolution determination unit that sets a resolution for a first image file for the captured image according to the communication status; a file generation unit that generates the first image file from the captured image, the first image file having the set resolution; and a communication unit that transmits the first image file to an external device.. .
|Inspection device and inspection method|
The disclosure provides an inspection device including a light source module, an image receiving module and a processing unit. The light source module emits a first incident light and a second incident light to a device under test (dut).
An apparatus for collecting solar energy, including a first panel, wherein the first panel allows at least 50% of incident light having a wavelength in the range of 1 nm to 1,500 nm to pass through said panel and a second panel, wherein the second panel allows at least 50% of incident light having a wavelength in the range of 410 nm to 650 nm to pass through said panel. A photovoltaic cell is disposed between the first panel and second panel, which includes a first electrode disposed adjacent to the first panel, a second electrode disposed adjacent to the second panel, a photovoltaic component contacting the first and second electrodes.
|Secondary optic for concentrating photovoltaic device|
A light concentrating optic for use with a photovoltaic device includes a light pipe having a first end portion for receiving light and a second end portion for outputting concentrated light. An optical element is coupled to the light pipe on the first end portion and configured to form an optical interface between the light pipe and the optical element.
|Image displaying apparatus and optical apparatus|
The image displaying apparatus includes an image production apparatus, a first light conduction section and a second light conduction section. The first light conduction section includes a first light conduction plate which propagates part of incident light thereto by total reflection in the inside thereof and emits the propagated light, and a reflection type volume hologram diffraction grating disposed on the first light conduction plate.
|Optically variable element, in particular security element|
An optically variable element, in particular a security element, has a transparent carrier layer, an at least partly transparent reflective layer formed on the carrier layer, and a transparent embedding layer formed on the reflective layer. The reflective layer is structured in a motif region such that the layer forms a multiplicity of partly transparent micromirrors which present a perceptible motif upon plan viewing of the motif region due to specular reflection of incident light.
|Light deflector, method of manufacturing light deflector, and liquid crystal display|
A light deflector which deflects incident light and emits the deflected light, by changing a refractive index of a liquid crystal: a pair of ito films; a plurality of prisms which are provided between the pair of transparent electrodes and are arranged on a facing surface of one of the pair of transparent electrodes, the facing surface facing a surface of the other one of the pair of transparent electrodes; two spacers arranged between the pair of transparent electrodes, and having, in a direction from one of the pair of transparent electrodes toward the other, widths which (i) are greater than widths of the prisms and (ii) are identical to each other; and a liquid crystal which is provided, within a space between the pair of transparent electrodes, in a portion other than a portion where the prisms and the two spacers exist.. .
|Image pickup device, control method, and image pickup apparatus|
An image pickup apparatus of the present disclosure includes a pixel array in which incident light of an object is photoelectrically converted by a photoelectric conversion element at each of a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, a selection unit that selects the number of a/d converters that output a pixel signal of each pixel in the pixel array, and a control unit that controls the selection unit and causes the selection unit to select the number of the a/d converters according to a request. The present disclosure can be applied to an image pickup device, a control method, and an image pickup apparatus..
|Using an image sensor for recording frames in fast succession|
An image sensor comprising a row of light sensors registering incident light as electric signals, and a shift register including first and second register places per each light sensor is used for recording frames in fast succession. The image sensor allows for transferring the electric signals from the light sensors to the respective first register places and for shifting the electric signals on selected ones of the first and second register places forward in the shift register.
|High-efficiency bandwidth product germanium photodetector|
A high-efficiency bandwidth product germanium photodetector includes a silicon substrate having an opening-down three-sided groove formed by etching; a metallic reflective mirror layer formed by plating along an internal periphery of the opening-down three-sided groove of the silicon substrate; a light absorbent layer between the metallic reflective mirror layer and a dielectric reflective mirror layer. The light absorbent layer can be p-i-n type or other types.
|Dichroic filter conformed to optical surface|
A method for forming an optical element deposits a first thin film coating to form a first coated surface on a first transparent substrate that is substantially flat, wherein, for incident light at an angle of incidence exceeding 5 degrees, the first multilayer thin film coating transmits a first wavelength band and reflects a second wavelength band. The first coated surface has a first surface form, and further has a second surface opposite the first coated surface with a second surface form.
|Thin film photovoltaic cell structure, nanoantenna, and method for manufacturing|
A thin film photovoltaic cell structure (1) comprises a substrate (2); a first dielectric layer (3) on the substrate (2); an active layer (4) on the first dielectric layer (3); and a plasmonic light concentrator arrangement (5) on the active layer (4) for coupling incident light at a first wavelength band into the active layer (4). According to the present invention, the thin film photovoltaic cell structure (1) further comprises a second dielectric layer (6) formed of a dielectric material which is transparent at the first wavelength band and at a second wavelength band on the plasmonic light concentrator arrangement (5); the first dielectric layer (3), the active layer (4), the plasmonic light concentrator arrangement (5), and the second dielectric layer (6) being configured to form a resonant cavity for coupling incident light at the second wavelength band into a standing wave confined in the resonant cavity..
|Durable glass articles for use as writable erasable marker boards|
The invention relates to glass articles suitable for use as writeable erasable marker boards. More particularly, disclosed is a strengthened glass article suitable for use as a writeable erasable marker boards, wherein the glass sheet exhibits an ion exchanged glass having a front surface and a back surface and exhibiting a thickness of less than 2.0 mm and having a depth of layer (dol) greater than 20 microns and a surface compressive strength of at least 300 mpa.
|Phosphor optical element and light-emitting device using the same|
A phosphor optical element includes: a base member; a phosphor-containing member that includes a transparent member containing a phosphor particle; and a cover member, wherein the base member, the phosphor-containing member, and the cover member are sequentially formed on a transparent base that is transparent to a wavelength of incident light from an excitation light source, the phosphor particle has a diameter no greater than the wavelength of the incident light, and in an arbitrary cross section of the phosphor-containing member in a direction perpendicular to a main surface of the transparent base, the phosphor-containing member has, in a direction perpendicular to the main surface of the transparent base, a thickness no greater than the wavelength of the incident light.. .
|Scanner for automatically detecting object to be scanned and scanning method using same|
A scanner for automatically detecting a scan target includes a transparent scan region configured to support the target, an image sensor including a light source for irradiating light toward the scan region and a light receiving element array for sensing the incident light through the scan region, a drive unit configured to linearly move the sensor across the scan region, and a control unit that controls the sensor and the drive unit. The control unit controls the light source of the sensor and the drive unit such that the sensor moves to a detection position and then the array senses the incident light through the scan region with the light source turned on and off.
|Display substrate and method of measuring pattern dimensions of display substrate|
A display panel includes a plurality of pixel areas and at least one inspection area. An incident light is irradiated onto an inspection pattern disposed in the inspection area and a reflection light reflected by the inspection pattern is detected.
|Level sensor of exposure apparatus and wafer-leveling methods using the same|
A level sensor of an exposure apparatus includes a light source that generates light that is illuminated onto a top surface of a wafer, a projection part provided in a path of incident light propagating from the light source to the wafer and having a single first slit, a detection part provided in a path of light reflected from the wafer and having a single second slit, and a detector that detects the reflected light that is incident on the second slit of the detection part.. .
|Solid-state imaging apparatus|
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes unit pixels each having a light-collecting element for collecting incident light, the light-collecting element: is divided into a plurality of zones each having a ring shape of concentric structure and a line width shorter than a wavelength of the incident light; and has an effective refractive index distribution controlled according to a combination of the zones, and in at least one of the zones, a light-transmissive film which is included in the zone is divided in a circumferential direction of the concentric structure at an interval shorter than the wavelength of the incident light.. .
|Detection apparatus and radiation detection system|
A detection apparatus includes a conversion layer configured to convert incident light or radiation into a charge, electrodes configured to collect a charge produced as a result of the conversion by the conversion layer, and impurity semiconductor layers arranged between the electrodes and the conversion layer. The conversion layer is arranged over the electrodes so as to cover the electrodes.
|Solid-state image pickup device and method of manufacturing same|
A solid-state image pickup device including: a photoelectric conversion section configured to convert incident light into a signal charge; a transfer transistor configured to read the signal charge from the photoelectric conversion section and transfer the signal charge; and an amplifying transistor configured to amplify the signal charge read by the transfer transistor, wherein a compressive stress film having a compressive stress is formed on the amplifying transistor.. .
|Apparatus and method for generating tomography images|
Provided is an apparatus and method for generating tomography images, the apparatus including a detection unit configured to modulate each of incident beams into at least two basic modulated incident lights on the basis of at least a basic modulation parameter and into a target modulated incident light on the basis of a target modulation parameter, and to detect at least two basic interference signals and a target interference signal of an object; and an imaging unit configured to analyze the at least two basic interference signals to output a set target modulation parameter, to process the target interference signal as a target image of the object, and to output the target image.. .
An optical element is provided. The optical element is a light-dividing element, for example an element that can divide incident light into at least two kinds of light having different polarized states.
|Photodiode for an image sensor and method of fabricating the same|
A photodiode for an image sensor and a method of fabricating the photodiode are disclosed. The photodiode includes a substrate having a surface defined as a light-incident surface of the photodiode, wherein a plurality of convex structures are provided on the light-incident surface of the photodiode, namely, a non-planar light-incident surface which is capable of reducing the light reflection and hence improving the ability of the photodiode to capture incident light, thereby enabling an image sensor that incorporates the photodiode to have a higher fill factor and a better performance..
|Photodiode with concave reflector|
A photodiode structure includes a photodiode and a concave reflector disposed below the photodiode. The concave reflector is arranged to reflect incident light from above back toward the photodiode..
|Probe sensor capable of measurement for temperature with stimulus|
A probe sensor has a probe structure having a probe body inserted into an experiment subject, a block body disposed on the probe body to transmit or reflect an incident light, and a light irradiation body for inputting a first incident light to the block body; a first light source for generating the first incident light and transmitting to the light irradiation body; and a light analyzer for analyzing a first reflection light which is a reflection light of the first incident light reflected by the block body, wherein the length of the block body changes according to a temperature change, and wherein the light analyzer measures a temperature change of the experiment subject by detecting a wavelength change of the first reflection light according to the length change of the block body.. .
|Display panel having improved light-use efficiency, display device including the display panel, and method of manufacturing the display panel|
A display panel may include a plurality of opening regions controlling one of transmission and blocking of incident light to form an image, a non-opening region between the plurality of opening regions, the non-opening region configured to not transmit the incident light, and at least one oblique reflective plate in the non-opening region to obliquely reflect the incident light.. .
|Reflection type screen for front projection display apparatus|
Provided is a front reflection screen for a front projection display apparatus. The front reflection screen includes a reflection layer configured to reflect an incident light including an image light projected from a projector and an external light, and a tint layer disposed before the reflection layer and including light absorbing particles to block a portion of the incident light..
|Wavelength tunable optical transmitter|
A wavelength tunable optical transmitter includes a first waveguide receiving incident light through an input port and outputting the incident light to a first output port, a resonant modulator adjacent to the first waveguide and whose resonant wavelength is variable, and a second waveguide disposed optically in parallel to the first waveguide and outputting emitted light to a second output port. The resonant modulator includes a silicon resonator constituted by a crystallized silicon film in the form of a closed loop between the first and second waveguides, a first electrode within the silicon resonator and constituted by a silicon film of a first conductivity type, and a second electrode extending alongside part of the outer circumferential surface of the silicon resonator and constituted by a silicon film of a second conductivity type..
|Optical coherence tomography system and optical coherence tomography method|
The present invention relates to an optical coherence tomography system having an interferometer, in particular a michelson interferometer, having a reference arm for variable adjustment of an optical reference path length and having a measuring arm in which an object to be scanned can be disposed and/or is disposed in a sample volume, wherein a focusing system which is configured for focusing divergently incident light beams on a common point situated in the sample volume is disposed in the measuring arm between the beam splitter of the interferometer and the sample volume.. .
|Device and process to approximate somatic cell count of untreated mammalian milk|
Device and process to approximate somatic cell count (scc) of untreated mammalian milk by the two variable equation scc=f (fsl, fat) with a forward scattered light factor (fsl) being obtained by detecting light scattered by the milk into an angular range within, and less than, the angular range 0.0 to 0.5 degrees away from the central axis of incident light, with a proxy (fat) for the fat content of the milk, which may be obtained by detecting light attenuation of the milk sample, and with the function (f) being obtained by calibration of the device using reference milk samples.. .
|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.
|Solid-state image pickup device, method of controlling solid-state image pickup device, and image pickup device|
A solid-state image pickup device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, and outputs signals corresponding to the light quantity incident on each pixel. Each pixel includes: a first pixel that is equipped with a first photoelectric conversion means that converts incident light into an electrical signal to store it; and a second pixel that is equipped with a second photoelectric conversion means that converts incident light into an electrical signal to store it, and a light beam selecting means that selects a light beam that is incident on the second photoelectric conversion means.
|Solid-state imaging device, solid-state imaging device manufacturing method, electronic device, and lens array|
A solid-state imaging device includes: multiple micro lenses, which are disposed in each of a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, focus the incident light into the light-receiving surface; with the multiple micro lenses of which the planar shape is a shape including a portion divided by a side extending in the first direction and a side extending in the second direction being disposed arrayed mutually adjacent to each of the first direction and the second direction; and with the multiple micro lenses being formed so that the depth of a groove between micro lenses arrayed in a third direction is deeper than the depth of a groove between micro lenses arrayed in the first direction, and also the curvature of the lens surface in the third direction is higher than the curvature of the lens surface in the first direction.. .
An image-sensing apparatus is provided. The image-sensing apparatus includes: an optical filter array including a two-band passing filter and an infrared filter; an rgb pixel array placed below the two-band passing filter; and a tof pixel array adjacent to the rgb pixel array and placed below the two-band passing filter and the infrared filter, wherein a combination of the two-band passing filter and the infrared passing filter permits only the incident light in the infrared region to pass to the tof pixel array..
|Multilayer film and photovoltaic module|
Provided is a multilayer film including inorganic particles having a band gap energy of 3.3 ev or more and inorganic particles having a band gap energy of less than 3.3 ev in different layers. Here, the layer including inorganic particles having band gap energy of 3.3 ev or more is disposed at an upper portion than the layer including inorganic particles having a band gap energy of less than 3.3 ev.
|Planar light source device and display apparatus incorporating same|
A planar light source device with highly uniform intensity and high light utilization efficiency, and a display apparatus incorporating the same, are provided. A light guide plate, configured by a material such as plate-shaped and transparent acryl resin, polycarbonate resin, or glass, causes incident light to propagate within the light guide plate and then to exit the light through an exit surface as a surface emitting light.
|Attachment methods for daylighting films|
Attachment methods for daylighting sheets and a resulting optical construction enable daylighting microstructures to be secured to a light incident surface, such as a glazing. Applying an adhesive to selected portions of the daylighting microstructures creates a transparent, optical adhesive surface that enables the daylighting microstructures to be oriented outward, facing the incident light, and effectively seals the microstructures against the glazing to prevent ingress of dust and contaminants that would degrade optical efficiency..
|Light guide plate and area light source device|
A light guide plate has an end surface configured to have light incident thereon, a light introduction part that confines light incident through the end surface, and a light guide plate body disposed to be continuously joined to the light introduction part. The light guide plate body has a thickness smaller than a maximum thickness of the light introduction part.
|Image sensor assembly for removing dust from a surface of an image sensor|
An image sensor assembly includes: an image sensor; a support plate disposed on a back surface of the image sensor; a first frame which includes a first hole which is open allowing incident light onto the image sensor and is disposed on a front surface of the support plate to enclose at least a side edge of the image sensor; an optical filter disposed in the first hole to block a part of the incident light; a second frame which includes a second hole which is open to allow light to be incident onto the optical filter and is disposed in front of the first frame; a front plate which is disposed in front of the second hole to contact a front surface of at least a side edge of the second frame; and a vibrator which is combined with at least a side edge of the front plate.. .
|Imaging device, imaging apparatus, semiconductor device and readout method|
An imaging device includes a readout unit which reads out an amount of charge accumulated in a floating diffusion that accumulates a charge transmitted from a light receiving unit that photoelectrically converts incident light as a signal level; a readout control unit which controls the readout unit to perform, a plurality of times, a readout operation to read out the amount of charge of a p-phase and a d-phase accumulated in the floating diffusion; and a calculation unit which is controlled by the readout control unit and obtains differences between the signal levels which are obtained using the readout operation that is performed a plurality of times.. .
|Image capture using infrared and visible spectrum light|
A device (e.g., an image capture device, or camera) includes a sensor and a filtering apparatus. Incident light received by the device includes visible spectrum light and infrared light.
|Lighting apparatus for measuring electronic material-processed part and test apparatus using the same|
The present invention relates to lighting apparatus for measuring an electronic material-processed part and the test apparatus using the same. The lighting apparatus includes a dome reflection plate 12 disposed over the subject of measurement and configured to have a dome form, have a light inflow window 11 through which coaxial illumination enters or exits formed at a central part of a highest end of the dome reflection plate 12, and have incident light reflected in all directions within the dome; a plurality of dome illumination lamps 13 disposed at lower edge portions of the dome reflection plate 12 and configured to illuminate the inside of the dome; and a camera 20 disposed right over the light inflow window 11 for the coaxial illumination of the dome reflection plate 12.
|Imaging element and method of manufacturing the same|
A solid-state image sensor including a substrate having a photoelectric conversion element disposed therein, the photoelectric conversion element converting an amount of incident light into a charge amount, a memory unit disposed at a side of the photoelectric conversion element, the memory unit receiving the charge amount from the photoelectric conversion element, a first light-shielding section formed at a first side of the memory unit and disposed between the charge accumulation region and the photoelectric conversion element, and a second light-shielding section formed at a second side of the memory unit such that the second side is opposite the first side.. .
|Organic light emitting devices|
An organic light emitting device (oled) includes a first electrode on a substrate, an organic light emitting layer on the first electrode, a second electrode on the organic light emitting layer, and an optical path difference compensation layer. The optical path difference compensation layer is between the substrate and the first electrode or on the second electrode.