|| List of recent Incident Light-related patents
|Method for inhibiting the electric crosstalk of back illuminated cmos image sensor|
The present invention discloses a method for inhibiting the electric crosstalk of back illuminated cmos image sensor. This invention comprises, two ion implanting layers are implanted at the different area of the backside of the pixel unit after the thickness of the backside of cmos image sensor is reduced.
|Collimator and optical isolator with collimator|
An optical isolator with a collimator which is used at the tip end of a laser beam transmitting fiber utilized in a laser processing. The optical isolator can provide solutions to the problems how to make return lights to be isolated from an incident light path and how to prevent the light energy from being conducted to an incident fiber, a laser oscillator, the collimator, and the optical isolator.
An optical device including: an optical substrate provided with selective optical filtering element configured to selectively inhibit transmission, through the optical substrate of at least one selected range of wavelengths of incident light in the visible light spectrum at an inhibition rate of at least 5%, the selective optical filtering element being further configured to transmit at least 8% of incident light of the visible spectrum outside the at least one selected range of wavelengths; wherein the at least one selected range of wavelengths has a bandwidth in a range of from 10 nm to 70 nm, preferably 10 nm to 60 nm centered on a wavelength within a range of between 430 nm and 465 nm.. .
|Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus|
A solid-state imaging device includes pixels each having a photoelectric conversion element for converting incident light to an electric signal, color filters associated with the pixels and having a plurality of color filter components, microlenses converging the incident light through the color filters to the photoelectric conversion elements, a light shielding film disposed between the color filter components of the color filters, and a nonplanarized adhesive film provided between the color filters and the light shielding film.. .
|Imaging pipeline for spectro-colorimeters|
A spectro-colorimeter system for imaging pipeline is provided, the system including a camera system; a spectrometer system; and a controller coupling the camera system and the spectrometer system. In some embodiments the camera system is configured to provide a color image with the first portion of the incident light.
|Vehicle mobile microgrid|
The vehicle mobile microgrid is a vehicle on-board electrical grid dedicated to supplying all supplemental electrical needs for the vehicle utilizing recovered energy from internal combustion engine heat, vehicle motion and auxiliary electrical power generator, chemical and mechanical storage systems and electrical power from incident light energy. Unlike electrical grids that serve wide population areas, the vehicle on-board electrical grid is not meant to serve electrical demand beyond that utilized by the vehicle.
|Optical device and optical module|
The invention discloses an optical device and an optical module, the optical device includes a collimation lens arranged on an outer surface for converting incident light from a light source to parallel light, further includes a transmission light total reflection surface for totally reflecting a part of the parallel light at a first angle so that the part of the parallel light is finally coupled to an external optical fiber, a detection light total reflection surface for totally reflecting a part of the parallel light at a second angle so that the part of the parallel light is finally coupled to an external optical detector, and at least one attenuation light reflection surface for totally reflecting parallel light to be attenuated at a third angle before the parallel light leaves the optical device. The invention achieves the light intensity attenuation while realizing the direction-changing transmission of light signals..
|Biological information detector, biological information measuring device, and method for designing reflecting part in biological information detector|
A biological information detector includes a light-emitting part, a reflecting part, a light-receiving part, a protecting part, and a processing part. The reflecting part has a curve shaped reflecting surface that is configured to reflect light emitted by the light-emitting part.
|Chemical sensor, chemical sensor module, biomolecule detection apparatus, and biomolecule detection method|
[solving means] a chemical sensor includes a substrate, an on-chip lens, and a flattening layer. On the substrate, a plurality of photodiodes are formed to be arranged in a planar form.
|Lighting device and display device|
A lighting device includes a translucent member having the same cross sectional tubular shape throughout a longitudinal direction and including a lens that includes a light incident surface for receiving incident light and a pair of light exit surface for diffusing and emitting the light incident on the light incident surface to the outside, and a light-emitting portion mounted on a substrate and emitting the light toward a region including the light incident surface of the translucent member, where in the translucent member includes a pair of light guide portions for guiding the light incident on the light incident surface to a pair of the light exit surfaces so that the light incident on the light incident surface is diffused and emitted from the pair of light exit surfaces in a width direction that is orthogonal to the longitudinal direction.. .
A projector for projecting an image includes a light source that outputs light; a reflecting member that reflects the light from the light source; and a diaphragm member with an aperture that restricts a range of flux of either an incident light incident to the reflecting member or a reflected light reflected by the reflecting member. The aperture may penetrate through the diaphragm member along a direction of thickness of the diaphragm member.
|Optical device with variable wavelength interference filter|
An optical device includes a telecentric optical system, a variable wavelength interference filter, and a detection section, the variable wavelength interference filter includes a first reflecting film, a second reflecting film provided to a movable section, and an electrostatic actuator adapted to displace the movable section, an effective measurement area capable of transmitting a light with a wavelength, which is within a predetermined allowable range centered on a measurement center wavelength when an amount of the displacement of the movable section takes a maximum displacement value, is set in the first reflecting film and the second reflecting film, and the telecentric optical system guides the incident light to the variable wavelength interference filter so that a principal ray of the incident light is parallel thereto and perpendicular to the first reflecting film, and at the same time, collects the incident light in the effective measurement area.. .
|Three-sided reflector for use on sign post|
A three-sided reflected is formed to include a front and two adjacent sides that are sized to encompass a sign post. This three-sided reflector is then attached to the sign post so that the front faces in the same direction as a front of the sign post.
|Light source device and wavelength conversion method|
A light source emits first incident light to a first polarization-reversed structure. The first polarization-reversed structure then converts the wavelength of the first incident light to emit a higher harmonic wave.
|Projector and head-up display device and a projector control method|
A projector includes a light generator that emits a first light and a second light of mutually differing color components, a light position detector disposed to receive light incident in a direction outside of the projection surface and that detects a position of the incident light, a light scanner that projects the image onto the projection surface by scanning the first light and the second light with a first scanning angle, and that directs the first light and the second light to the light position detector by scanning the first light and the second light with a second scanning angle that is larger than the first scanning angle, and an adjustor that adjusts an emission timing of the first light and an emission timing of the second light so as to suppress relative misalignment between the first light and the second light on the projection surface.. .
|Display apparatus and image forming method|
A display apparatus and an image forming method are provided. The display apparatus includes a transparent display layer and a light modification layer.
|Display device and optical touch system including the same|
An optical touch system includes: a coordinate processor; a display device; and an optical element. The optical element is configured to emit light towards the display device and provide information about reflected light corresponding to a portion of the emitted light to the coordinate processor.
|Imaging device, imaging apparatus, production apparatus and method, and semiconductor device|
There is provided an imaging device including a semiconductor having a light-receiving portion that performs photoelectric conversion of incident light, electrically conductive wirings, and a contact group including contacts that have different sizes and connect the semiconductor and the electrically conductive wirings.. .
|Transparent electrode apparatus, method, and applications|
A shaped electrode on a light transmitting substrate utilizes total internal reflection to provide improved transmission of electromagnetic radiation (‘light’) compared to standard electrode designs that involve flat electrode surfaces. Redirection of incident light by a tilted or otherwise shaped contact or material added on the contact provides otherwise reflected light to an open surface region.
|Bonding apparatus and bonding method|
A bonding apparatus has a light source, a stage, a component holder formed of a light transparent material, a controller, and a driver configured to drive the stage and the component holder under the control of the controller. The component holder includes an incident surface on which light outputted from the light source is made incident, a first reflection surface which is a surface opposite to the incident surface and reflects the incident light from the incident surface, a second reflection surface which reflects the light reflected by the first reflection surface, and an exit surface from which the light reflected by the second reflection surface exits.
|Glass substrate for a magnetic disk and magnetic disk|
Provided are a magnetic disk substrate and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein the magnetic disk substrate has very few defects present on its surface with an arithmetic mean roughness (ra) at a level in the vicinity of 0.1 nm and thus is suitable as a substrate for a magnetic disk with high recording density. The magnetic disk glass substrate is such that the arithmetic mean roughness (ra) of the main surface of the glass substrate measured using an atomic force microscope with a resolution of 256×256 pixels in a 2 μm×2 μm square is 0.12 nm or less and the number of defects detected to have a size of 0.1 μm to 0.6 μm in plan view and a depth of 0.5 nm to 2 nm is less than 10 per 24 cm2, wherein the defects are each detected using a shift in wavelength between incident light and reflected light upon irradiating and scanning helium neon laser light with a wavelength of 632 nm on the main surface of the glass substrate..
|Dual-sided film with compound prisms|
Dual-sided optical films have extended prisms formed in one major surface, and extended lenslets formed in an opposite major surface. Some or all of the prisms are compound prisms, in which the two inclined surfaces of each compound prism each include a tip portion, a base portion, and an intermediate portion disposed between the tip portion and the base portion, the intermediate and tip portions forming a concave shape and the intermediate and base portions forming a convex shape, or vice versa.
|Optical security component having a reflective effect, manufacture of said component, and secured document provided with such a component|
A continuous metallic layer (102) forming, with said layer of dielectric material, a metal-dielectric interface, having a sufficient thickness (t) to allow the reflection of the incident light on said interface in the observation spectral band with a maximum residual transmission as a function of the wavelength of 2%, and structured at said interface to form, in a first coupling area, two sets of undulations extending in two directions and forming a first grating with two dimensions, of subwavelength periods (Λ1, Λ2) in each of the directions.. .
|Wavelength monitor and wavelength monitoring method|
The transmittance of a filter periodically varies with respect to the incident light frequency. Provided that fk is the sum of fk and vk, or the difference obtained by subtracting fk from vk, depending on the kth light source among multiple light sources, an incidence guide causes light from the plurality of light sources to be incident on the filter such that the propagation angle of light when light from the kth light source propagates through the interior of the filter equals θk obtained by computation using fk.
|Image sensor with focus-detection pixels, and method for reading focus-information|
An image sensor (810) comprises a plurality of image pixels (r, g, b) and a plurality of focus-pixels (f), each focus-pixel comprising a light shield (51a, 51b) for partly shielding the focus-pixel from incident light so as to obtain a focus-related signal in a first mode of operation. The image sensor further comprises additional circuitry for processing the focus-related signal, which additional circuitry is conveniently located underneath the light shields.
|Method and apparatus for automatic camera calibration using one or more images of a checkerboard pattern|
The solution provided herein relies on a complete geometric calibration of optical devices, such as cameras commonly used in medicine and in industry in general, and subsequent rendering of perspective correct image in real-time. The calibration consists on the determination of the parameters of a suitable mapping function that assigns each pixel to the 3d direction of the corresponding incident light.
|Solid-state image pickup device, method of driving solid-state image pickup device, and electronic apparatus|
Provided is a solid-state image pickup device that includes: a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion element; and a transmittance control element provided on a light incident side of the photoelectric conversion element of at least a part of the plurality of pixels, and configured to change a transmittance of incident light by an external input.. .
|Texturing of monocrystalline semiconductor substrates to reduce incident light reflectance|
Monocrystalline semiconductor substrates are textured with alkaline solutions to form pyramid structures on their surfaces to reduce incident light reflectance and improve light absorption of the wafers. The alkaline baths include hydantoin compounds and derivatives thereof in combination with alkoxylated glycols to inhibit the formation of flat areas between pyramid structures to improve the light absorption..
|Photonic lock based high bandwidth photodetector|
The technique introduced herein decouples the traditional relationship between bandwidth and responsivity, thereby providing a more flexible and wider photodetector design space. In certain embodiments of the technique introduced here, a photodetector device includes a first mirror, a second mirror, and a light absorption region positioned between the first and second reflective mirrors.
|System and method for controlling an inversion layer in a photovoltaic device|
A semiconductor photovoltaic device with an absorber layer for absorbing incident light, and a light transmitting layer located on the semiconductor body. The light transmitting layer induces an inversion layer in the semiconductor body and the current collected at the inversion layer is transported to a conductive electrode spaced from the light transmitting layer on the semiconductor body..
|Solar power brick|
A solar power brick includes an optical guide layer, at least one solar cell, at least one electrical connection line and an outer frame. The optical guide layer and the solar cells are provided in the outer frame to combine as an integrated body.
|Back junction solar cell with tunnel oxide|
One embodiment of the present invention provides a back junction solar cell. The solar cell includes a base layer, a quantum-tunneling-barrier (qtb) layer situated below the base layer facing away from incident light, an emitter layer situated below the qtb layer, a front surface field (fsf) layer situated above the base layer, a front-side electrode situated above the fsf layer, and a back-side electrode situated below the emitter layer..
|In situ adjustable optical mask|
Implantable corneal and intraocular implants such as a mask are provided. The mask can improve the vision of a patient, such as by being configured to increase the depth of focus of an eye of a patient.
|Ambient spectrum light conversion device|
Apparatus and methods to enhance light intensity within useful red to near-infrared spectral ranges, using direct or indirect sunlight, or from other ambient white light, are described. The disclosed devices provide high quantum yield photoluminescent ambient light spectrum conversion to increase the supplied energy primarily in the 590 nm-850 nm spectral range.
|Compositions and methods for increasing photosynthesis|
A composition is provided, where the composition comprises an artificially structured material and an excipient, where the composition is a coating for an organism capable of photosynthesis; and incident light that is photosynthetically active is at least partially transmitted through the composition, whereas incident light that is not photosynthetically active is at least partially absorbed, reflected, emitted, or scattered by the composition. Also provided is an article including an organism, such as a plant, that is coated with any of the compositions described herein and a method for growing an organism capable of photosynthesis by coating the organism with any of the compositions described herein..
|Solid state imaging device, method of producing solid state imaging device, and electronic apparatus|
A solid state imaging device includes: a substrate; a photoelectric conversion unit that is formed on the substrate to generate and accumulate signal charges according to light quantity of incident light; a vertical transmission gate electrode that is formed to be embedded in a groove portion formed in a depth direction from one side face of the substrate according to a depth of the photoelectric conversion unit; and an overflow path that is formed on a bottom portion of the transmission gate to overflow the signal charges accumulated in the photoelectric conversion unit.. .
|Label-free identification of stem cell-differentiated cells|
Methods are disclosed for isolation of a stem-cell derived differentiated cell, which method entails illuminating an incident light onto a plurality of stem-cell derived cells that comprise at least an undifferentiated cell and a differentiated cell possessing a noncentrosymmetric structure, wherein the differentiated cell generates second-harmonic light from the incident light; and isolating the differentiated cell identified by the second-harmonic light. Devices for carrying out the methods are also provided..
|Methods of detecting inhomogeneity of a layer and apparatus for performing the same|
In a method of detecting inhomogeneity of a layer, an incident light may be irradiated to at least two regions of the layer at a first incident angle position. First reflected lights reflected from the two regions of the layer may be sensed.
|Transparent waveguide diffuser for lighting and methods of manufacturing transparent waveguide diffuser|
A waveguide light diffuser panel is disclosed that diffuses source lights and transmits ambient light. Conventional waveguide light diffusers diffuse all light and therefore provide a hazy outcome.
|Decoration of water lantern|
The present invention provides a decoration of water lantern which mainly comprises a body, a light guide unit, and a base. The body can be filled with flow liquid inside.
|Downwardly directing spatial lighting system|
A luminaire that includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (leds), a light diffuser having a planar surface facing the leds, and a reflector that surrounds a cavity formed between the light diffuser and the leds. Also disclosed is a light distribution system having a first plurality of lenses configured to convert incident light into a light distribution pattern and a second plurality of lenses configured to convert incident light into a different light distribution pattern.
|Virtual image display device|
A virtual image display device includes: an image projection device that projects an image light; a diverging element on which the image light emitted from the image projection device is incident, spreading the image light out over a range of a predetermined angle; and a light branching element that reflects the image light emitted from the diverging element, while transmitting the incident light from the surface other than the reflecting surface. The image light from the image projection device is formed into an image on the diverging element.
|Interference filter, optical filter device, optical module, and electronic apparatus|
A wavelength tunable interference filter includes a fixed substrate, a fixed reflection film that is provided on the fixed substrate, reflects part of incident light, and transmits at least part of the incident light, a movable reflection film that faces the fixed reflection film, reflects part of incident light, and transmits at least part of the incident light, and a fixed electrode that surrounds the fixed reflection film and has a light absorbing layer and a metal layer, and the light absorbing layer is disposed closer to the fixed substrate than the metal layer.. .
|Optical filter device, optical module, and electronic apparatus|
An optical filter device includes a housing including a light passage hole making light incident on the inner side, an aperture on the outer side of the housing and limiting the light made incident on the incident light passage hole, and an interference filter on the inner side of the housing and including a fixed reflection film and a movable reflection film. In a plan view of the fixed reflection film and the movable reflection film, an opening of the aperture, the light passage hole, and the fixed reflection film and the movable reflection film overlap one another.
|Polarized beam director and method|
Incident differently-polarized light beams are separately directed and combined by one or two corner cube structures, each having one or two walls formed as a beam splitter. One incident light beam is passed, while the other incident light beam is reflected..
A display device comprising a spatial light modulator assembly including active display elements for displaying an image, a patterned color layer including at least one color pixel array, a reflector for reflecting ambient incident light, and a light absorbing layer, wherein the color pixel array comprises a first pixel group including at least three contiguously arranged pixels capable of transmitting a first color, and a second pixel group including at least three contiguously arranged pixels capable of transmitting a second color.. .
|Panel display device|
A panel display device is provided, which includes: a transparent back panel having a first surface and a second surface, where the first surface is adapted for reflecting incident lights from the outside, and the second surface is adapted for transmitting lights from the outside; a backlight source, disposed at one side of the second surface of the transparent back panel, which is adapted for emitting lights to the transparent back panel; a polarized grating, disposed at one side of the first surface of the transparent back panel, which includes a plurality of grating strips with gaps formed between neighbouring grating strips, where the polarized grating enables the incident lights from the transparent back panel to be polarized and then pass through the gaps; a semiconductor switch array; and a transmission light valve array. The panel display device of the disclosure increase the utilization efficiency of lights..
|Liquid crystal panel substrate, liquid crystal panel, and electronic device and projection display device using the same|
In a liquid crystal substrate in which a matrix of reflecting electrodes is formed on a substrate, a transistor is formed corresponding to each reflective electrode and a voltage is applied to the reflective electrode through the transistor. A silicon oxide film having a thickness of 500 to 2,000 angstroms is used as the passivation film and the thickness is set to a value in response to the wavelength of the incident light to maintain a substantially constant reflectance..
|Systems and methods for controlling aliasing in images captured by an array camera for use in super-resolution processing|
Imager arrays, array camera modules, and array cameras in accordance with embodiments of the invention utilize pixel apertures to control the amount of aliasing present in captured images of a scene. One embodiment includes a plurality of focal planes, control circuitry configured to control the capture of image information by the pixels within the focal planes, and sampling circuitry configured to convert pixel outputs into digital pixel data.
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..
|Electronic device and imaging method thereof|
An electronic device and an imaging method thereof are described. The electronic device includes at least one display unit and at least one image acquisition unit.
|Next generation imaging methods and systems|
Novel imaging arrangements are detailed. One comprises an optical array sensor with plural photo-electron generating regions dispersed at two or more layers in the structure.
|Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus|
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel that has a photoelectric conversion section which converts incident light into an electric signal; a color filter which is formed corresponding to the pixel; a micro lens which focuses the incident light to the photoelectric conversion section via the color filter; and an in-layer lens which is formed between the color filter and the micro lens and has a refractive index smaller than that of the micro lens.. .
|Image processing device and system comprising same|
An image processing device comprises a pixel array comprising multiple unit pixels each configured to generate multiple color signals in response to incident light, and a data processing unit configured to generate output image data by processing the color signals in parallel in a first operating mode, and further configured to generate two image signals for each unit pixel based on the color signals and to generate the output image data by processing the two image signals in parallel in a second operating mode.. .
|Information display apparatus|
Information display apparatus has a display panel comprising a display area where pixels of el element are arranged in matrix, a source signal line supplying an image signal to the pixel, and a gate signal line supplying a signal controlling selection or non-selection of luminescence of the pixel. The display panel has a polarizing plate for polarizing an incident light.
|Light receiving circuit|
The light receiving circuit includes: a photoelectric conversion element for causing a current corresponding to an amount of incident light to flow; a mos transistor including a source connected to the photoelectric conversion element and a drain connected to a node, for causing the current of the photoelectric conversion element to flow to the node while maintaining a voltage of the source to a first voltage; a reset circuit for causing a current to flow from the node to a gnd terminal so that a voltage of the node becomes a second voltage lower than the first voltage; a control circuit for outputting a reset signal to the reset circuit; and a voltage increase detection circuit for detecting a fluctuation in the voltage of the node and outputting a detection result.. .
|Light receiving circuit|
The light receiving circuit includes: a photoelectric conversion element for causing a current corresponding to an amount of incident light to flow to a node; a voltage detection circuit for outputting a detection signal when a voltage of the node becomes equal to or higher than a first voltage; a reset circuit for causing, when the detection signal of the voltage detection circuit is input, the current of the photoelectric conversion element to flow to a gnd terminal so that the voltage of the node becomes a second voltage lower than the first voltage, and for holding this state when the detection signal is no longer input; and a voltage increase detection circuit for detecting a fluctuation in the voltage of the node and outputting a detection result.. .
|Solid state imaging device, method of 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.. .
|Solid state imaging device and manufacturing method, and electronic apparatus|
A solid state imaging device includes a substrate, in which the substrate includes a photoelectric conversion unit that generates a charge according to a light amount of incident light by a pixel unit, an accumulation unit that divides the charge of the pixel unit which is generated in the photoelectric conversion unit and accumulates the charge, a first element isolation unit that is formed at a boundary of the photoelectric conversion unit of the pixel unit, and a second element isolation unit that is formed at a boundary of the accumulation unit of a divided unit of the pixel.. .
|Security device using liquid crystals|
The invention generally relates to optically variable devices, methods of preparation and applications or uses therefor. In particular, the invention includes trigger molecules employed as a dopant for a liquid crystal material.