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Photoelectric conversion device and manufacturing method thereof, and photoelectric conversion module

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08/28/14
20140243488
 Method for producing conjugated polymer, conjugated polymer, photoelectric conversion element, solar cell, and solar cell module patent thumbnailnew patent Method for producing conjugated polymer, conjugated polymer, photoelectric conversion element, solar cell, and solar cell module
The invention addresses a problem of obtaining a conjugated polymer having a higher molecular weight through coupling reaction of monomers using a transition metal catalyst. The invention relates to a method for producing a conjugated polymer, which comprises polymerizing one or more monomers through a coupling reaction, wherein the coupling reaction of the monomer is carried out by using one or more kinds of homogeneous transition metal complex catalysts and one or more kinds of heterogeneous transition metal complex catalysts in combination..
08/28/14
20140242745
 Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing same, and electronic apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing same, and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion units configured to receive light and generate signal charge, the plurality of photoelectric conversion units being provided in such a manner as to correspond to a plurality of pixels in a pixel area of a semiconductor substrate; and pixel transistors configured to output the signal charge generated by the photoelectric conversion units as electrical signals. Each of the pixel transistors includes at least a transfer transistor that transfers the signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion unit to a floating diffusion corresponding to a drain.
08/28/14
20140241666
 Optical communication module patent thumbnailnew patent Optical communication module
An optical communication module includes a photoelectric conversion unit and a lens unit, the photoelectric conversion unit includes a substrate. The lens unit is fixed on the substrate.
08/28/14
20140240545
 Electronic apparatus, method for controlling the same, and computer readable recording medium patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic apparatus, method for controlling the same, and computer readable recording medium
An electronic apparatus is described. The electronic apparatus includes an image capture unit, a first image processor, a second image processor, a display unit, and an image storage unit.
08/28/14
20140240476
 Imaging unit and imaging module patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging unit and imaging module
An imaging unit includes: a columnar optical member including an incident surface on which light is incident, a reflecting surface for reflecting the light incident from the incident surface in a direction different from the incident surface, and an emission surface for causing the light incident from a direction orthogonal to the incident surface and reflected from the reflecting surface to travel in a straight line and emitting the light to the outside; an imaging device including a light receiving unit, formed on a surface of the imaging device, for receiving the light emitted from the emission surface and performing photoelectric conversion on the light; and a cylindrical imaging holder, protruding from at least part of an outer edge of one end in line with a side surface shape of the optical member, for defining the position of the incident surface and holding the optical member.. .
08/28/14
20140239156
 Photoelectric conversion element and solid-state image pickup device patent thumbnailnew patent Photoelectric conversion element and solid-state image pickup device
A photoelectric conversion element comprises a photoelectric conversion section that includes: a pair of electrodes; and a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the pair of electrodes, wherein the photoelectric conversion section further comprises between one of the pair of electrodes and the photoelectric conversion layer a first charge-blocking layer that restrains injection of charges from the one of the electrodes into the photoelectric conversion layer when a voltage is applied to the pair of electrodes, and the first charge-blocking layer comprises a plurality of layers.. .
08/28/14
20140238492
 Photoelectric conversion device patent thumbnailnew patent Photoelectric conversion device
There is provided a photoelectric conversion device including: an active layer; and a metal-based particle assembly layer consisting of a particle assembly including 30 or more metal-based particles separated from each other and disposed in two dimensions, the metal-based particles having an average particle diameter in a range of from 10 to 1600 nm, an average height in a range of from 5 to 500 nm, and an aspect ratio in a range of from 0.5 to 8, the metal-based particles being disposed such that an average distance between adjacent metal-based particles may be in a range of from 1 to 150 nm. The photoelectric conversion device exhibits a high conversion efficiency achieved through enhancement of an electric field by the metal-based particle assembly layer..
08/28/14
20140238482
 Photoelectric conversion element and manufacturing method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Photoelectric conversion element and manufacturing method thereof
A photoelectric conversion element comprising: at least a photoelectric conversion layer; an electron extraction electrode provided on one major surface side of the photoelectric conversion layer; a hole extraction electrode provided on the other major surface side of the photoelectric conversion layer; and an electron extraction layer that is provided between the photoelectric conversion layer and the electron extraction electrode and includes at least an electron transport layer, wherein the photoelectric conversion element further comprises, between the photoelectric conversion layer and the electron transport layer, a conduction band bottom energy adjustment layer configured to reduce conduction band bottom energy of the electron extraction layer to energy lower than conduction band bottom energy of the electron transport layer.. .
08/28/14
20140238476
 Photoelectric conversion device and manufacturing method thereof, and photoelectric conversion module patent thumbnailnew patent Photoelectric conversion device and manufacturing method thereof, and photoelectric conversion module
A photoelectric conversion device in which a substantially intrinsic i-type amorphous hydrogen-containing semiconductor layer, a p-type amorphous hydrogen-containing semiconductor layer, and a first transparent conductive layer are stacked in this order on a first surface of an n-type semiconductor substrate that generates a photogenerated carrier by receiving light, wherein the first transparent conductive layer includes a hydrogen-containing area formed of a transparent conductive material that contains hydrogen and a hydrogen-diffusion suppression area that is present on a side of the p-type amorphous hydrogen-containing semiconductor layer with respect to the hydrogen-containing area and that is formed of a transparent conductive material that does not substantially contain hydrogen, and the hydrogen-diffusion suppression area has a hydrogen concentration distribution in which a hydrogen content on a side of the p-type amorphous hydrogen-containing semiconductor layer is lower than that on a side of the hydrogen-containing area.. .
08/21/14
20140233700
 Radiation image capturing system and radiation detection device patent thumbnailRadiation image capturing system and radiation detection device
A radiation detection device has: a scintillator for converting radiation into fluorescence; a photoelectric conversion unit for converting the fluorescence into an electric signal; and a reset light source unit for exposing reset light to the photoelectric conversion unit. A system control unit has an optical reset disabling unit for, based on a reset disabling instruction, disabling the exposure of the reset light output from the reset light source unit..
08/21/14
20140232918
Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device having a backside illuminated structure, includes: a pixel region in which pixels each having a photoelectric conversion portion and a plurality of pixel transistors are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix; an element isolation region isolating the pixels which is provided in the pixel region and which includes a semiconductor layer provided in a trench by an epitaxial growth; and a light receiving surface at a rear surface side of a semiconductor substrate which is opposite to a multilayer wiring layer.. .
08/21/14
20140232917
Solid state image pick-up device, and pixel
A pixel 10 includes a photodiode pd which is provided between a first barrier region 21 forming a first potential barrier b1 and a second barrier region 27 forming a second potential barrier b2, a first floating diffusion region f1 which is provided adjacent to the first barrier region 21, and to which a first electric charge generated in the photodiode pd is transferred, and a second floating diffusion region f2 which is provided adjacent to the second barrier region 27, and into which a second electric charge generated in the photoelectric conversion region pd flows, and in which a part of the flowing-in second electric charge is accumulated. The second potential barrier b2 is lower than the first potential barrier b1..
08/21/14
20140232897
Image-capturing device and image processing method
An image-capturing device includes: a photographic optical system; a photoelectric conversion element array made up with a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements arrayed therein; a micro-lens array made up with a plurality of micro-lenses arrayed therein; a data creation unit that creates pixel data at a plurality of pixels on a specific image forming plane by applying filter matrix data to output signals provided from the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements; and an image synthesis unit that synthetically generates an image on the specific image forming plane at a given position assumed along an optical axis of the photographic optical system, based upon the pixel data. The filter matrix data assume a two-dimensional data array pattern conforming to a specific intensity distribution with a distribution center thereof set at an element corresponding to a central position of a projection image of each of the plurality of pixels..
08/21/14
20140231781
Photoelectric conversion element and imaging device
A photoelectric conversion element is formed by laminating, in order, a substrate, a lower electrode, an organic layer which generates electric charge by light irradiation, an upper electrode which transmits light, a buffer layer and a protective film. The buffer layer is formed from hydrogenated silicon oxide containing hydrogen ions, and has a thickness of 1 to 100 nm.
08/14/14
20140226051
Solid-state imaging device and control system
A solid-state imaging device is provided. The solid-state imaging device includes an imaging region having a plurality of pixels arranged on a semiconductor substrate, in which each of the pixels includes a photoelectric converting portion and a charge converting portion for converting a charge generated by photoelectric conversion into a pixel signal and blooming is suppressed by controlling a substrate voltage of the semiconductor substrate..
08/14/14
20140225213
Photoelectric conversion device and imaging system
In a photoelectric conversion device capable of adding signals of photoelectric conversion elements included in each of photoelectric conversion units, each of the photoelectric conversion elements includes a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type for collecting a signal charge, a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type is arranged between the photoelectric conversion elements arranged adjacent to each other and included in the photoelectric conversion unit, and a third semiconductor region of the second conductivity type is arranged between the photoelectric conversion elements arranged adjacent to each other among the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and included in different photoelectric conversion units arranged adjacent to each other. An impurity concentration of the second semiconductor region is lower than an impurity concentration of the third semiconductor region..
08/14/14
20140224333
Photoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric converter is disclosed. The photoelectric converter includes a light-absorbing layer.
08/14/14
20140224311
Photoelectric conversion element, method of manufacturing same, and photoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric conversion element, a photoelectric conversion device and a method for manufacturing a photoelectric conversion element are disclosed. The photoelectric conversion element includes a lower electrode layer, a light absorption layer on the lower electrode layer and a semiconductor layer on the light absorption layer.
08/14/14
20140224305
Photoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric conversion device includes: a wavelength converting region that absorbs ambient light to generate electrons and holes, and recombines the generated electrons and holes to generate monochromatic light; and a photoelectric conversion region that has a p-n junction or p-i-n junction, absorbs the monochromatic light generated in the wavelength converting region to generate electrons and holes, and separates and moves the electrons and holes generated by absorption of the monochromatic light. The wavelength converting region includes: a carrier generating region that generates the electrons and holes; a light emitting region that generates the monochromatic light; and a carrier selective transfer region that is disposed between the carrier generating region and the light emitting region and that, of the electrons and holes generated in the carrier generating region, moves those electrons and holes having specific energies difference there between to the light emitting region..
08/07/14
20140220730
Photoelectric conversion device and fabrication method thereof
In a thin film photoelectric conversion device fabricated by addition of a catalyst element with the use of a solid phase growth method, defects such as a short circuit or leakage of current are suppressed. A catalyst material which promotes crystallization of silicon is selectively added to a second silicon semiconductor layer formed over a first silicon semiconductor layer having one conductivity type, the second silicon semiconductor layer is partly crystallized by a heat treatment, a third silicon semiconductor layer having a conductivity type opposite to the one conductivity type is stacked, and element isolation is performed at a region in the second silicon semiconductor layer to which a catalyst material is not added, so that a left catalyst material is prevented from being diffused again, and defects such as a short circuit or leakage of current are suppressed..
08/07/14
20140218591
Imaging apparatus, information processing device, image pickup method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program therefor
An imaging apparatus comprises: an image pickup element including a two-dimensional array of a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements, for outputting an electric signal of an optical image; a focus adjustment unit for adjusting a focus state of a photographing optical system; an image pickup control unit for obtaining electric signals from the image pickup element in a plurality of different focus states while changing the focus state by the focus adjustment unit; and a light ray determination unit for obtaining incident position information and incident angle information, which are light field information of the optical image of an object, by using the electric signals obtained in the a plurality of different focus states by the image pickup control unit.. .
08/07/14
20140218578
Camera module, solid-state imaging device, and method of manufacturing the same
According to an embodiment of the present invention, a solid-state imaging device is provided. The solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion devices and an amplifier transistor.
08/07/14
20140218574
Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus
There is provided a solid-state imaging device including a semiconductor substrate having an effective region in which a photodiode performing a photoelectric conversion is formed and, an optical black region shielded by a light shielding film; a first film which is formed on the effective region and in which at least one layer or more of layers having a negative fixed charge are laminated; and a second film which is formed on the light shielding region and in which at least one layer or more of layers having a negative fixed charge are laminated, in which the number of layers formed in the first film is different from the number of layers formed in the second film.. .
08/07/14
20140217486
Solid-state image pickup unit, method of manufacturing solid-state image pickup unit, and electronic apparatus
There is provided a back-illuminated type solid-state image pickup unit, in which a pad wiring line is provided on a light reception surface, capable of improving light reception characteristics in a photoelectric conversion section by thinning an insulating film in the back-illuminated type solid-state image pickup unit. A solid-state image pickup unit according to the present technology to accomplish such a purpose includes a sensor substrate having a pixel region in which photoelectric conversion sections are formed in an array, and a drive circuit is provided on a surface opposed to a light reception surface for the photoelectric conversion sections of the sensor substrate.
08/07/14
20140217474
Unit pixel of image sensor and image sensor including the same
A unit pixel of an image sensor includes a photoelectric conversion region, a floating diffusion region, and a transfer gate. The photoelectric conversion region is in an active region defined by an isolation region of a semiconductor substrate.
08/07/14
20140216520
Solar cell module and fabricating method thereof
A solar cell module has a multiple reflection cavity formed by two parallel solar cell layers. A dye sensitized solar cell layer fills the multiple reflection cavity.
07/31/14
20140212999
Photoelectric conversion device, image display, method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion device, and method of manufacturing image display
A photoelectric conversion device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion regions disposed over a substrate, and a colored region disposed among the photoelectric conversion regions over the substrate, the colored region forming an image over the substrate.. .
07/31/14
20140212097
Connectored cable and method for manufacturing connectored cable
A connectored cable including a cable having an optical fiber for transmitting an optical signal; and a connector that accommodates a substrate on which a photoelectric conversion portion that is optically coupled to an end face of the optical fiber is installed, and in which the optical fiber is wired so that at least three bent portions are formed, the orientation of the optical fiber in a front-rear direction being changed, the optical fiber being bent into a u shape at each of the bent portions, and so that one of two bent portions on a front side is located on a down side of the substrate and the other bent portion on the front side is located on an up side of the substrate.. .
07/31/14
20140212086
Optical module
An optical module includes a substrate including a conductor pattern formed thereon, a photoelectric conversion element mounted on the substrate, and an optical coupling member for optically coupling the photoelectric conversion element to an optical fiber. A part of the conductor pattern on the substrate defines an engagement portion that engages with the optical coupling member so as to position the optical coupling member relative to the substrate..
07/31/14
20140211273
Solid-state image sensing device, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus
A solid-state image sensing device includes: a photoelectric conversion unit that converts light into electrical signals for respective pixels and outputs the electrical signals; a signal separation unit that separates an offset signal, which is generated due to dark current, from each of the electrical signals outputted by the photoelectric conversion unit and outputs image signals which are electrical signals converted from light for the respective pixels; and a signal adding unit that adds the image signals, which is outputted from the signal separation unit, for each group of a plurality of pixels.. .
07/31/14
20140211060
Signal processing apparatus and signal processing method, solid-state imaging apparatus, electronic information device, signal processing program, and computer readable storage medium
A signal processing apparatus 100 is achieved, capable of processing an analog pixel signal ag obtained by photoelectric conversion in a ccd image sensor 1 such that noise will be reduced and s/n will be improved by interpolation in an area with low brightness or saturation on a display screen and resolution will be increased by edge emphasis in an area with high brightness or saturation on the display screen. The signal processing apparatus 100 for performing a/d conversion on the analog pixel signal ag from the ccd image sensor 1, comprises an interpolation processing section 104 for adaptively switching interpolation processing for determining brightness or saturation of pixels for each pixel, and calculating a digital pixel signal of a target pixel from pixel signals of peripheral pixels positioned in the periphery of the target pixel based on the determined brightness or saturation of the target pixel..
07/31/14
20140211058
Image pickup device and camera system
Provided are an image pickup device and a camera system that are capable of performing high-precision image pickup with less noise both at low illuminance and high illuminance without increasing the speed of a sense circuit and power consumption. The image pickup device includes a pixel array section including a plurality of pixels arranged in an array, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion device, a storage section, and an amplifier device configured to output an accumulated charge as an electrical signal, each of the pixels configured to output an electrical signal to an output signal line in response to photon incidence; and a sense circuit section including a sense circuit, the sense circuit configured to perform decision as to whether or not a photon is incident on the pixel in a predetermined period, in which the sense circuit includes an ad conversion device connected to the output signal line, the ad conversion device is allowed to operate by at least two modes, i.e., a one-bit output mode by binary decision and a gray-scale output mode by multi-bit resolution, and at least when the one-bit output mode is selected, the ad conversion device integrates output results from each of the pixels by a plurality of exposures to determine intensity of light incident on each of the pixels by calculation..
07/31/14
20140211053
Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel region in which shared pixels which share pixel transistors in a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions are two-dimensionally arranged. The shared pixel transistors are divisionally arranged in a column direction of the shared pixels, the pixel transistors shared between neighboring shared pixels are arranged so as to be horizontally reversed or/and vertically crossed, and connection wirings connected to a floating diffusion portion, a source of a reset transistor and a gate of an amplification transistor in the shared pixels are arranged along the column direction..
07/31/14
20140210452
System and method for evaluating organic material for organic solar cell
An evaluation system 1 according to the present invention includes: a light source 2 for exposing a pulsed white light or a pulsed laser light onto a sample; a microwave exposing and detecting unit 8 for exposing a microwave onto an organic material 12 and for detecting the intensity of the microwave which has passed through the organic material 12; a microwave passing unit 7 for making the microwave pass through the organic material 12 a plurality of times; and an evaluating unit 10 for evaluating the photoelectric conversion characteristics of the sample based on the intensity of the microwave which has passed through the organic material 12 when the pulsed white light or the pulsed laser light is exposed and the intensity of the microwave which has passed through the organic material 12 when the pulsed white light or the pulsed laser light is not exposed.. .
07/31/14
20140210032
Solid-state imaging device, method for manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus
The present invention relates to a solid-state imaging device having good focusing properties, a method for manufacturing such a solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus. The solid-state imaging device has a semiconductor substrate 11 and a photoelectric conversion part formed in the semiconductor substrate 11.
07/31/14
20140210030
Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing semiconductor device
A semiconductor device includes: a photoelectric conversion section made of semiconductor; a color filter made of an inorganic material to which a metal ion is added; and a getter film formed between the photoelectric conversion section and the color filter and configured to trap the metal ion.. .
07/31/14
20140209789
Hybrid multi-spectrum photosensitive pixel group, photosensitive device, and photosensitive system
The present invention relates to a mixed multi-spectrum light-sensing pixel group, a light-sensing device, and a light-sensing system. The mixed multi-spectrum light-sensing pixel group includes at least one chemical coating light-sensing pixel and at least one semiconductor light-sensing pixel.
07/31/14
20140209173
Photoelectric conversion device and method for producing the same
Provided is a photoelectric conversion device which includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer including poly-[n-9″-heptadecanyl-2,7-carbazole-alt-5,5-(4′,7′-di-2-thienyl-2′,1′,3′-benzothiadiazole)] as a p-type organic semiconductor material and fullerene or a fullerene derivative as an n-type organic semiconductor material; and a buffer layer, provided between the positive electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer, including moo3, in which device the proportion of the p-type organic semiconductor material in a first region being in contact with the buffer layer in the photoelectric conversion layer is higher than the proportion of the p-type organic semiconductor material in the entirety of the photoelectric conversion layer, and the proportion of the p-type organic semiconductor material in a second region on the negative electrode side than the first region in the photoelectric conversion layer is lower than the proportion of the p-type organic semiconductor material in the entirety of the photoelectric conversion layer.. .
07/31/14
20140209172
Photoelectric conversion element, photoelectrochemical cell, and metal complex dye used therein
Wherein, in formula (1), m1 represents a metal atom; z1 represents a monodentate ligand; l1 represents a specific tridentate ligand; and l2 represents a specific bidentate ligand.. .
07/31/14
20140209165
Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same
Provided is a solar cell with improved photoelectric conversion efficiency. The solar cell includes a photoelectric conversion body and first and second electrodes.
07/31/14
20140209162
Photoelectric device and photoelectric system including the same
A photoelectric device and a photoelectric system including the same are provided. The photoelectric device includes a photoelectric module configured to perform photoelectric conversion and a cover glass facing the photoelectric module and having a receiving space that receives the photoelectric module.
07/24/14
20140206129
Method of manufacturing see-through thin film solar cells
A method of manufacturing see-through thin film solar cells includes the steps of: placing a patterned photo mask above a first substrate which has a photoelectric conversion film formed on the surface thereof; and ablating the photoelectric conversion film via a laser beam passing through the patterned photo mask to form at least one hollow-out zone with different transmittance. By incorporating the laser beam with the photo mask in the manufacturing process, the problem of shortened laser lifespan caused by frequent switching of the laser for ablating patterns that occurs to the conventional technique can be resolved.
07/24/14
20140206128
Method for producing solid-state imaging device
The solid-state imaging device in which pixel electrodes, a photoelectric conversion portion having an organic film generating electric charge in response to incident light, a transparent counter electrode, and a sealing layer are formed on a substrate is produced by the method including causing a metal mask to come into close contact with a substrate surface, on which the pixel electrodes are disposed, by magnetic force; forming the organic film by vapor-depositing an organic substance to the substrate surface on which the pixel electrodes are disposed; removing the metal mask after the organic film is formed; forming the counter electrode on the organic film; and forming the sealing layer covering the counter electrode, wherein the metal mask has undergone half etching to have a half etching portion and comes into close contact with the substrate surface such that a lower surface of the half etching portion faces the pixel electrodes.. .
07/24/14
20140204432
Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image reading method
An image reading apparatus includes: light-receiving elements arranged in a main-scanning direction to perform photoelectric conversion pixel by pixel; ad converter units that convert each piece of analog data photoelectric-converted by the light-receiving elements into parallel pieces of digital data; a storage unit that stores therein each of the digital data converted by the ad converter units; a converter unit that reads the digital data stored in the storage unit and converts the read digital data into serial data in the main-scanning direction; a readout control unit that changeably controls a readout start pixel and a readout end pixel of the serial data in the main-scanning direction; and a period change unit that changes a period in which the converter unit converts digital data into serial data in the main-scanning direction based on the readout start pixel and the readout end pixel.. .
07/24/14
20140204427
Photoelectric conversion element, image reading device, and image forming apparatus
A photoelectric conversion element includes: a plurality of ad conversion units that convert respective analog signals representing amounts of charge stored in a plurality of light receiving elements into digital signals in parallel; and a parallel-serial conversion unit that performs parallel-serial conversion on the digital signals into which the analog signals have been converted in parallel by the ad conversion units.. .
07/24/14
20140204259
Solid-state imaging device
The solid-state imaging device includes lower electrodes acting as pixel electrodes, an organic photoelectric conversion film formed on the lower electrodes and generating electric charge in response to received light, and a transparent upper electrode that are formed on a substrate having signal readout circuits. The organic photoelectric conversion film, a transition area having at least one of its film thickness and film quality undergone transition from a film thickness and film quality of an area corresponding to a pixel electrode area in which the lower electrodes have been formed is an area that starts from an outer edge of the organic photoelectric conversion film and ends at a point away from the outer edge by a distance of 200 μm or less..
07/24/14
20140204255
Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel region in which shared pixels which share pixel transistors in a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions are two-dimensionally arranged. The shared pixel transistors are divisionally arranged in a column direction of the shared pixels, the pixel transistors shared between neighboring shared pixels are arranged so as to be horizontally reversed or/and vertically crossed, and connection wirings connected to a floating diffusion portion, a source of a reset transistor and a gate of an amplification transistor in the shared pixels are arranged along the column direction..
07/24/14
20140204241
Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus performs a focus detecting operation with an image sensor including a photoelectric conversion portion that has a pupil-dividing function. The imaging apparatus increases a line addition number according to a target exposure value corresponding to a pixel dynamic range that is variable depending on an exposure setting value.
07/24/14
20140203283
Flat panel detector and manufacturing method thereof, camera device
A flat panel detector comprises a photoelectric conversion layer and a pixel detecting element disposed under the photoelectric conversion layer. The pixel detecting element comprises: a pixel electrode for receiving charges, a storage capacitor for storing the received charges, and a thin film transistor for controlling outputting of the stored charges.
07/24/14
20140203171
Photoelectric conversion device and fabrication method therefor
A photoelectric conversion device comprises a high-refractive-index portion at a position close to a photoelectric conversion element therein. And, the high-refractive-index portion has first and second horizontal cross-section surfaces.
07/24/14
20140203170
Imaging system
An imaging system includes: an illumination unit configured to emit illumination light for illuminating a subject; a light receiving unit in which pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each pixel being configured to receive light and generate an electric signal by performing photoelectric conversion of the light; a readout unit configured to sequentially read out the electric signal from the light receiving unit for every horizontal line; and an illumination controller configured to keep intensity of the illumination light emitted from the illumination unit constant in at least a part of a readout period where the readout unit reads out the horizontal line of the light receiving unit in one frame or one field period, and configured to variably control an illumination time of the illumination light emitted from the illumination unit, outside the readout period.. .
07/24/14
20140202537
Dye-sensitized solar cell and sensitizing dye
Provided is a dye-sensitized solar cell in which the energy conversion efficiency is increased by adsorbing two different kinds of dyes to the surface of titanium oxide that constitutes a semiconductor electrode. In a dye-sensitized solar cell including a conductive support, a porous semiconductor layer having sensitizing dyes adsorbed onto this conductive support, a carrier transport layer and a counter electrode, the energy conversion efficiency is increased by adsorbing a mixture of a ruthenium complex, and an organic dye having a different molecular size and exhibiting a high open circuit voltage as a photoelectric conversion characteristic obtainable by the dye alone, onto the porous semiconductor layer..
07/24/14
20140202527
Solar cell and method of manufacturing the solar cell
A solar cell is disclosed. The solar cell includes a transparent conductive layer formed on a substrate, microstructures protruding vertically aslant from a surface of the transparent conductive layer, an electron transport layer configured to cover the microstructures and formed of an electron transport metal oxide, a light absorber adhered to inner pores and a surface of the electron transport layer, a hole transport layer configured to cover the surface of the electron transport layer and formed of a hole transport material, and an electrode formed on the hole transport layer.
07/24/14
20140202518
Solar module
A solar module with improved output characteristics is provided. The solar module (1) includes a photoelectric conversion unit (23), a solar cell (20) having a first electrode (21) and a second electrode (22), and a wiring member (32a).
07/24/14
20140202516
Solar cell, solar cell module, and method for manufacturing solar cell
A solar cell is provided with current collecting finger portions, which are formed on the light receiving surface of a photoelectric conversion unit. A separation region is provided on the light receiving surface to extend in the direction that intersects the current collecting finger portions such that the current collecting finger portions are separated from each other, and the current collecting finger portions positioned on both the sides with the separation region therebetween are electrically separated from each other..
07/17/14
20140199651
Oral care apparatus applied to the removal of dental plaque
An oral care apparatus includes: a care member; an orientation detection unit; an area estimation unit; a light source that emits light having a predetermined wavelength to which plaque reacts; a photoelectric conversion unit that receives light and converts the received light into an electric signal; an image capture unit that causes the light source to irradiate the care area with light, and that obtains image data, based on the electric signal of light reflected from the care area that is converted by the photoelectric conversion unit; a plaque detection unit for detecting an amount of plaque in the care area, based on the image data obtained by the image capture unit; and a storage unit for storing, in a memory, the care area estimated by the area estimation unit and the amount of plaque in the care area detected by the plaque detection unit in association with each other.. .
07/17/14
20140199025
Photoelectric conversion device and optical fiber coupling connector
A photoelectric conversion device includes a circuit board, light-emitting modules arranged on the circuit board in a first straight line, light-receiving modules arranged on the circuit board in a second straight line, and an optical coupling module. The optical coupling module includes a first optical surface, a second optical surface perpendicular to the first optical surface, a reflecting surface obliquely relative to the first and second optical surfaces, first converging lenses arranged on the first optical surface in a third straight line, second converging lenses arranged on the first optical surface in a fourth straight line, third converging lenses arranged on the second optical surface in a fifth straight line, and fourth converging lenses arranged on the second optical surface in a sixth straight line.
07/17/14
20140198246
Imaging device
The present invention is to correctly perform auto focus operation with various subjects. An imaging device (10) that images a subject includes a focus lens group (16) that collects a light beam from the subject and forms an image of the subject, a focus motor (13) that drives the focus lens group (16) in the optical axis direction, and an imaging element (30) that performs photoelectric conversion of the light beam and outputs a video signal.
07/17/14
20140198229
Image pickup apparatus, remote control apparatus, and methods of controlling image pickup apparatus and remote control apparatus
An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device which generates an image signal by performing photoelectric conversion on an optical image via an optical system, an object detector which detects a plurality of object images based on the image signal obtained from the image pickup device, an identification information generator which allocates identification information to each of the object images, a communicator which sends the image signal and the identification information allocated to each of the object images to an outside of the image pickup apparatus, wherein the communicator is capable of receiving identification information of an object image relating to the sent identification information of the object image, and a controller configured to specify a main object image among the object images detected by the object detector based on the received identification information.. .
07/17/14
20140198220
Image pickup apparatus, remote control apparatus, and methods of controlling image pickup apparatus and remote control apparatus
An image pickup apparatus, adapted to be used with a remote control apparatus external to the image pickup apparatus, includes an image pickup unit for performing photoelectric conversion on a captured image to generate a first image signal representing the captured image, a communicator operable to send the generated first image signal to the remote control apparatus, and further operable to receive from the remote control apparatus a second image signal relating to the sent first image signal, and a controller operable to use the received second image signal to detect a target object in a further captured image represented by a third image signal generated by the image pickup unit subsequently to the first image signal.. .
07/17/14
20140198183
Sensing pixel and image sensor including same
A depth-sensing pixel included in a three-dimensional (3d) image sensor includes: a photoelectric conversion device configured to generate an electrical charge by converting modulated light reflected by a subject; a capture transistor, controlled by a capture signal applied to the gate thereof, the photoelectric conversion device being connected to the drain thereof; and a transfer transistor, controlled by a transfer signal applied to the gate thereof, the source of the capture transistor being connected to the drain thereof, and a floating diffusion region being connected to the source thereof.. .
07/17/14
20140197425
Wide area array type photonic crystal photomixer for generating and detecting broadband terahertz wave
Provided is a broadband photomixer technology that is a core to generate continuous frequency variable and pulsed terahertz waves. It is possible to enhance light absorptance by applying the transmittance characteristic of a 2d light crystal structure and it is possible to increase the generation efficiency of terahertz waves accordingly.
07/10/14
20140194748
Imaging device
A color filter has a transmission band in a visible region and an infrared region. A first substrate is arranged below the color filter and has a first photoelectric conversion element which outputs a first signal charge according to an amount of exposure of a light passing through the color filter.
07/10/14
20140192249
Image capturing apparatus and method for controlling the same
An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image sensor that includes a plurality of pixels, each including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements; a readout unit that reads out a signal from a portion of the photoelectric conversion elements of each pixel as a first signal and reads out a sum of signals from the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements of each pixel as an image signal; a generation unit that generates a second signal for each pixel using the image signal and the first signal; and a calculation unit that calculates a moving amount of a focus lens for achieving an in-focus state based on a phase difference between the first signal and the second signal. The calculation unit performs the calculation without using a signal from a defective line..
07/10/14
20140192248
Imaging apparatus and method for controlling same
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element including a pixel portion having a plurality of photoelectric conversion units with respect to one micro lens and color filters which are regularly arranged for each micro lens. The imaging apparatus generates a first signal and a second signal for phase difference-type focus detection based on an output of the imaging element.
07/10/14
20140192243
Image pickup device, method of manufacturing same, and electronic apparatus
An image pickup device with a plurality of pixels, each of the pixels includes: a photoelectric conversion section formed in a semiconductor substrate; and a metallic member formed between the semiconductor substrate and a wiring layer provided in a layer on the semiconductor substrate, a part of the metallic member being configured to serve as a light-shielding member that blocks a part of light to be incident on the photoelectric conversion section.. .
07/10/14
20140192242
Image pickup apparatus, image pickup system and driving method of image pickup apparatus
An image pickup apparatus of an embodiment includes pixel units each including a photoelectric conversion unit and an amplification transistor that outputs a signal based on an electric carrier generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, a first output line to which signals from first and other pixel units are output, and a second output line to which signals from second and other pixel units are output. A connection unit is arranged to control an electric connection between input nodes of the amplification transistors of the first and second pixel units is arranged.
07/10/14
20140190566
Organic photoelectric conversion element and organic solar cell using the same
An organic photoelectric conversion element having: a transparent first electrode; a power generation layer having a p-type organic semiconductor material and an n-type organic semiconductor material; and a second electrode, on a transparent substrate, in which the power generation layer is a bulk heterojunction power generation layer including the p-type organic semiconductor material and the n-type organic semiconductor material, and additionally includes a compound represented by either the following general formula (i) or general formula (ii).. .
07/10/14
20140190563
Solar cell and method for manufacturing solar cell
A solar cell is provided with: a photoelectric conversion unit; terminal sections for plating, which are formed on the light receiving surface of the photoelectric conversion unit; and a plated electrode formed on the light receiving surface by means of electrolytic plating using the terminal sections for plating. The terminal sections for plating are formed at positions separated from wiring material connecting sections of the plated electrode, said positions being on the light receiving surface.
07/10/14
20140190548
Solar cell, solar cell module, and method for manufacturing solar cell module
A solar module and a manufacturing method for a solar module with improved reliability are provided. The solar module includes a solar cell and a wiring member.
07/03/14
20140186988
Chemical bath deposition apparatus, method of forming buffer layer and method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion device
A chemical bath deposition apparatus includes: a reaction vessel for containing a reaction solution for chemical bath deposition to form a film on a surface of a substrate; a substrate holding section for holding the substrate such that at least the surface of the substrate contacts the reaction solution, the substrate holding section including a fixing surface made of stainless steel on which a back side of the substrate is closely fixed; a heater disposed at a rear side of the fixing surface, the heater heating the substrate from the back side of the substrate; and a reaction solution temperature control unit for controlling temperature of the reaction solution in the reaction vessel.. .


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Photoelectric Conversion topics: Photoelectric Conversion, Electric Conversion, Semiconductor, Electronic Device, Conversion Efficiency, Semiconductor Substrate, Conductive Layer, Sensitizer, Transport Layer, Silicon Oxynitride, Incident Light, Image Processing, Control Unit, Transparent Electrode, Electrical Signal

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