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Plural Photosensitive Nonimage Detecting Elements

Plural Photosensitive Nonimage Detecting Elements patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

10/30/14 - 20140319326 - Ambient light based gesture detection
A gesture sensing device includes one or more sensors and a processor for processing sensed voltages output from the sensors based on ambient light and/or reflected light received by the sensors. The processor determines an ambient light level and/or a distance between the target and the sensors such that, if...

10/23/14 - 20140312209 - Muzzle flash detection
A device that may include a narrowband filter that is arranged to pass radiation within a main signal waveband in which a muffle flash is expected to include energy above a first energy threshold; a first single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) arranged to detect photons of the main signal waveband...

10/16/14 - 20140306096 - Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance
An exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source that optically interacts with a sample having a characteristic of interest, a first integrated computational element arranged within a primary channel to optically interact with the electromagnetic radiation source and produce a first modified electromagnetic radiation, wherein the first integrated...

10/16/14 - 20140306097 - Contactless user interface having organic semiconductor components
The invention relates to a tactile or contactless user interface device (50), comprising organic semiconductor components (52) made by depositing organic conducting and semiconducting material in liquid form on a dielectric support (54)....

10/02/14 - 20140291486 - Light detection device
A light detection device 1 has a semiconductor light detection element having a semiconductor substrate, and a mounting substrate arranged as opposed to the semiconductor light detection element. The semiconductor light detection element includes a plurality of avalanche photodiodes operating in Geiger mode and formed in the semiconductor substrate, and...

09/25/14 - 20140284456 - Radiation detection apparatus and radiation detection system
A radiation detection apparatus includes a substrate; a pixel area constituted of one or more pixels including a sensor element on the substrate; and a light source, wherein the light source is disposed at a side of the substrate in which the pixel area is disposed and outside of the...

09/25/14 - 20140284457 - Method, apparatus, and manufacture for a tracking camera or detector with fast asynchronous triggering
An image projection device for displaying an image onto a remote surface. The image projection device employs a scanner to project image beams of visible light and tracer beams of light onto a remote surface to form a display of the image. The device also employs a light detector to...

09/18/14 - 20140263970 - Actively aligned detectors for optical and optoelectronic arrays
A multi-channel optical device and method of making the same are disclosed. The optical device includes a plurality of detectors on a detector mounting substrate, and a corresponding plurality of lenses on an interior surface of the optical device. Each detector detects light having a unique center wavelength. Each center...

09/18/14 - 20140263971 - Active monitoring of multi-laser systems
A monitoring system for a multi-laser module includes detectors corresponding to each laser and situated to receive a portion of the associated laser beam uncombined with other beams. Laser characteristics are measured and stored, and in operation are used to identify device failures. A comparator receives a reference value and...

09/18/14 - 20140263972 - Ambient light sensing with stacked photodiode
A stacked photodiode structure comprises a first-conductivity-type substrate, a second-conductivity-type well region and a first-conductivity-type well region. The first-conductivity-type substrate has a first surface for light incidence and a grounding terminal. The second-conductivity-type well region is formed in the first-conductivity-type substrate and adjacent to the first surface. The first-conductivity-type well...

09/18/14 - 20140263973 - Integrated module having multiple light emitters or sensors for televisions and other appliances
Compact optoelectronic modules are described and can be used in various electronic or other appliances, such as television units. For example, a light emitting device, a first sensor or sensor module such as an infra-red sensor or an infra-red receiver module, and a second sensor or sensor module such as...

09/18/14 - 20140263974 - Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance
Using an optical computing device includes optically interacting electromagnetic radiation with a sample and a first integrated computational element arranged within a primary channel, optically interacting the electromagnetic radiation with the sample and a second integrated computational element arranged within a reference channel, producing first and second modified electromagnetic radiations...

09/18/14 - 20140263975 - Light detection device
A semiconductor light detection element includes a plurality of avalanche photodiodes operating in Geiger mode and formed in a semiconductor substrate, quenching resistors connected in series to the respective avalanche photodiodes and arranged on a first principal surface side of the semiconductor substrate, and a plurality of through-hole electrodes electrically...

09/11/14 - 20140252209 - Proximity sensor with combined light sensor having an increased viewing angle
A proximity and light sensing device including a radiation emitter for proximity sensing positioned on a substrate. The device further includes a radiation detector positioned on the substrate, the radiation detector configured to detect radiation from the emitter. An ambient light detector is also positioned on the substrate and around...

09/11/14 - 20140252210 - Proximity sensor
A proximity sensor for detecting non-contact detection of a target using a fibre optic strain sensor and a system for operating multiple such proximity sensors is disclosed. The proximity sensor includes an optic fibre that has an optic fibre strain sensor that is coupled to a mass that moves in...

08/21/14 - 20140231627 - Opto-electronic integrated circuit, array antenna transmitter, array antenna receiver, and transmitter
An opto-electronic integrated circuit includes an optical splitter (12, 13A, 13B) formed on a substrate, the optical splitter branching an input optical signal into N (N is an integer of 2 or more) optical signals, and outputting the optical signals, and N optical phase modulators (15A-15D) formed on the substrate...

07/31/14 - 20140209787 - Liquid drop detection
A system includes a photodetector, a first amplifier, a second amplifier, and a filter. The photodetector is to detect backscattered light from liquid drops to provide a current signal. The first amplifier is to convert the current signal into a first voltage signal. The second amplifier is to amplify the...

07/31/14 - 20140209788 - Spectrum splitting using optical rectennas
Systems and methods for an improved solar/infrared conversion efficiency using multiple rectennas, one for each band of the spectrum. Each rectenna is optimally efficient for each spectrum band. An antenna receives at least one of a visible or infrared spectrum. Rectifying circuits coupled to the antenna generate a current based...

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. In the present invention, the chemical coating light-sensing pixel and the...

07/31/14 - 20140209790 - Drive circuit for an electro-optic rearview mirror system
An electro-optic rearview mirror system is provided. The electro-optic rearview mirror system includes an inside electro-optic rearview mirror element and an outside electro-optic rearview mirror element in series with the inside electro-optic rearview mirror element. A drive circuit is in electrical communication with the inside electro-optic rearview mirror element and...

07/24/14 - 20140203172 - Rotary laser level with laser detection
A method of detecting a laser beam emitted by a laser tool includes receiving light via an optical window of a receiver unit, and directing the light received via the optical window onto a first light sensor array and a second light sensor array. At least one signal is output...

07/17/14 - 20140197305 - Optical apparatus, light sensitive device with micro-lens and manufacturing method thereof
There is provided an optical apparatus including a substrate, a light emitting device, a light sensitive device and a plurality of micro-lenses. The light emitting device is disposed on the substrate and adapted to provide a light beam. The light sensitive device is disposed on the substrate and adapted to...

07/10/14 - 20140191114 - Proximity sensor and method of sensing a distance of an object from a proximity sensor
A proximity sensor may include an array of Geiger mode avalanche photodiodes, each including an anode contact and a cathode contact. A common cathode contact may be coupled to the cathode contacts of the array to define a first connection lead at a back side of the array. A common...

07/03/14 - 20140183339 - Solid state photomultiplier with improved pulse shape readout
Exemplary embodiments are directed to shaping a readout pulse from a solid state photomultiplier (SSPM). A readout pulse can be received from the SSPM at an input of a buffer amplifier. The readout pulse can have a discharge portion with a discharge rate and a recharge portion with a recharge...

06/26/14 - 20140175266 - Circuit board assembly employed in optical connector
A circuit board assembly includes a printed circuit board (PCB), at least two laser diodes, a number of first bonding wires, at least two photo diodes and a number of second bonding wires. The PCB includes a mounting surface, a first connecting pad, and a second connecting pad, both the...

06/19/14 - 20140166861 - Single photon counting detector system having improved counter architecture
A single photon counting detector system has a layer of photosensitive material and an N×M array of photo-detector diodes. Each photo-detector diode has a bias potential interface and a diode output interface. The bias potential interface is connected to bias potential. An N×M array of high gain, low noise readout...

06/19/14 - 20140166862 - Two dimensional optical detector with multiple shift registers
Methods and systems for enhancing the throughput of a metrology system generating measurement signals based on at least two different optical properties of the illumination light are presented. A detector having a two dimensional photosensitive area is subdivided into multiple photosensitive stripes by multiple, independent linear arrays of shift register...

05/15/14 - 20140131555 - Sensor system
In a sensor system including a plurality of photoelectric sensor units, a light projecting period arbitrarily determined in each type is provided and mutual interference is prevented between identical types. The sensor system includes the plurality of sensor units coupled by a connector unit while a signal can be transmitted....

05/15/14 - 20140131556 - Imaging apparatus, and imaging system
An embodiment is an imaging apparatus including a plurality of unit cells. The imaging apparatus includes a first conductive member electrically connected to gates of the plurality of first transfer transistors, a second conductive member electrically connected to gates of the plurality of second transfer transistors, a third conductive member...

05/15/14 - 20140131557 - Method and apparatus for sensing
A method of and apparatus for, detecting an intrusion into a volume defined relative to a path across an opening along which path a closure member for the opening can be controllably displaced to define a gap in the opening, the gap being bounded on one side by the closure...

05/08/14 - 20140124656 - Light sensing method
A light detecting method is provided. The light detecting method includes following steps. A light beam is sensed to generate a photocurrent. A predetermined current is subtracted from the photocurrent. The photocurrent is converted to a voltage....

05/01/14 - 20140117212 - Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device that includes: a first trans-impedance amplifier that converts a first current signal generated by a first photodiode, into which an optical signal is input, into a first voltage signal; a second trans-impedance amplifier that converts a second current signal generated by a second photodiode, to which an...

04/17/14 - 20140103196 - Light detector
There is provided a light detector having a light-receiving unit including a light-receiving element of a photon-counting type that receives incident light and outputs a binary pulse indicating presence or absence of photon incidence, and an integrating unit that calculates an output value in which a total of pulse widths...

04/03/14 - 20140091206 - Proximity sensor and associated method, computer readable medium and firmware
A proximity detector may include an array of single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) and an illumination source. Illumination from the illumination source may be reflected by a target to the array of single photon avalanche diodes. The SPADs may be operable to detect events. A number of events detected may...

03/20/14 - 20140077070 - Unit for determining the type of a dominating light source by means of two photodiodes
The invention relates to a unit (1) for determining the dominant light source type in electromagnetic radiation (2) incident on the unit (1) and generated from a plurality of light sources of different types. The unit comprises at least one first photodiode (10) designed to detect electromagnetic radiation in the...

03/06/14 - 20140061440 - Ambient light sensing device and method
The invention provides an ambient light sensing device and an ambient light sensing method. The ambient light sensing device includes at least one pixel, a read out circuit, and a combination unit. The invention detects ambient light to obtain plural lower resolution exposure values corresponding to different dynamic ranges respectively,...

02/20/14 - 20140048692 - Multichannel detector having a reduced number of output channels
The present disclosure relates to a multi-channel detector having a reduced number of output channels and including: a linear amplifier linearly amplifying an input signal; an offset correcting unit configured by a circuit that is independent from the linear amplifier, including an operational amplifier inside, and correcting an offset level...

01/30/14 - 20140027621 - Photoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric conversion device in which a parasitic capacitance between an optical signal common output line for commonly transmitting an optical signal and a control signal line and a parasitic capacitance between an initial voltage common output line for commonly transmitting an initial voltage and the control signal line in...

01/23/14 - 20140021334 - Hybrid photodetector
A hybrid photodetector employing both transmissive and reflective detection techniques for detecting objects having differing light transmission and reflection properties are in conveyance....

01/02/14 - 20140001341 - Integrated optical biosensor array
An optical biosensor pixel for detecting the amount of light that is generated by the biosensing process and a biosensor array architecture that includes such biosensor pixels. The optical biosensor pixel includes a photodiode configured to convert an incident photon flux into a current. Additionally, the optical biosensor pixel includes...

01/02/14 - 20140001342 - Reporting connection failure
An electronic system, connection failure reporting system and related methods. An electronic system may include a passive component of a connector; a detecting unit configured to detect presence of an active component of the connector in at least three points not in the same line on the passive component of...

12/19/13 - 20130334404 - Method and system for coupling optical signals into silicon optoelectronic chips
A method and system for coupling optical signals into silicon optoelectronic chips are disclosed and may include coupling one or more optical signals into a back surface of a CMOS photonic chip in a photonic transceiver, wherein photonic, electronic, or optoelectronic devices may be integrated in a front surface of...

12/05/13 - 20130320198 - Drop detection
A drop detector assembly is provided including an ejection element to eject a fluid drop, a light guide to selectively receive light scattered off of the fluid drop, and a light detector formed in the light guide to detect light received by the light guide....

11/28/13 - 20130313412 - Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device obtains highly accurate image data regardless of the intensity of incident light. The semiconductor device includes a first photo sensor provided in a pixel, a second photo sensor provided around the pixel, and a controller for setting the drive condition of the first photo sensor in accordance...

11/07/13 - 20130292550 - Motion detection system and associated methods
A lighting system which includes a light source to emit illuminating light and sense reflected light from an environment. The light source may be included in an array to be selectively enabled and disabled by the controller. The array may include a plurality of light sources, each of which may...

10/31/13 - 20130284894 - Devices having one or more integrated computational elements and methods for determining a characteristic of a sample by computationally combining signals produced therewith
Optical computing devices containing one or more integrated computational elements may be used to produce two or more detector output signals that are computationally combinable to determine a characteristic of a sample. The devices may comprise a first integrated computational element and a second integrated computational element, each integrated computational...

10/31/13 - 20130284895 - Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and at least two integrated computational elements. The at least two integrated computational elements are configured to produce optically interacted light and further configured to be associated with...

10/31/13 - 20130284896 - Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and at least two integrated computational elements. The at least two integrated computational elements may be configured to produce optically interacted light, and at least one of the...

10/31/13 - 20130284897 - Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and at least two integrated computational elements. The at least two integrated computational elements are configured to produce optically interacted light and further configured to be associated with...

10/31/13 - 20130284898 - Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and at least two integrated computational elements. The at least two integrated computational elements may be configured to produce optically interacted light, and at least one of the...

10/31/13 - 20130284899 - Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and first and second integrated computational elements arranged in primary and reference channels, respectively. The first and second integrated computational elements produce first and second modified electromagnetic radiations,...

10/31/13 - 20130284900 - Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and first and second integrated computational elements arranged in primary and reference channels, respectively. The first and second integrated computational elements produce first and second modified electromagnetic radiations,...

10/31/13 - 20130284901 - Methods and devices for optically determining a characteristic of a substance
Optical computing devices are disclosed. One exemplary optical computing device includes an electromagnetic radiation source configured to optically interact with a sample and first and second integrated computational elements arranged in primary and reference channels, respectively, the first and second computational elements are configured to be either positively or negatively...