IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS

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APP PUB NO 20120138773A1
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13297981

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An image capture apparatus includes an image sensor which includes, a plurality of image forming pixels, and a plurality of focus detecting pixels that receive light beams having passed through the exit pupils of the imaging lenses while they are partially shielded, a vertical output line which outputs, in the vertical direction of the image sensor, signals of a plurality of pixels aligned on one column, a vertical addition unit which adds, in the vertical direction of the image sensor, signals of a plurality of pixels aligned on one column, and a control unit which controls so that the vertical addition unit is always OFF when the focus detecting pixel is included in pixels having signals to be added, in adding the signals of the plurality of pixels in the vertical direction and reading them out by the vertical addition unit.

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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO44529

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Taniguchi, Hidenori Zama-shi, JP 18 118

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
* 8314376 Solid-state imaging device, method for driving solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus 3 2010
 
OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 7777171 In-pixel summing of charge generated by two or more pixels having two reset transistors connected in series 3 2008
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
* 4676623 Solid-state imaging device 15 1985
* 2011/0285,899 IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS 6 2010
* 2013/0201,383 IMAGE SENSOR AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS 4 2011
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HARVEST IMAGING BVBA (2)
* 9071748 Image sensor with focus-detection pixels, and method for reading focus-information 0 2013
* 2014/0285,706 Image Sensor with Focus-Detection Pixels, and Method for Reading Focus-Information 4 2013
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (5)
* 8928774 Image capture apparatus 0 2011
* 9277113 Image pickup apparatus and driving method therefor 0 2013
* 2014/0118,587 IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND DRIVING METHOD THEREFOR 2 2013
* 9591243 Focus detecting apparatus, control method thereof, and image-pickup apparatus 0 2014
* 2014/0267,843 FOCUS DETECTING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND IMAGE-PICKUP APPARATUS 0 2014
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