Image sensor and imaging device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9532033
APP PUB NO 20120140100A1
SERIAL NO

13305272

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An image capturing element comprising photoelectric converting elements that are arranged two-dimensionally and photoelectrically convert incident light into an electric signal; aperture masks that correspond one-to-one with the photoelectric converting elements; and color filters that correspond one-to-one with the photoelectric converting elements. Among n adjacent photoelectric converting elements, where n is an integer no less than three, apertures of the aperture masks corresponding to at least three of the photoelectric converting elements are included within each pattern of a color filter pattern formed from at least two types of the color filters that respectively pass different wavelength bands, and are positioned to respectively pass light from different partial regions within a cross-sectional region of the incident light, and photoelectric converting element groups that are each formed of the n photoelectric converting elements are arranged in series.

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NIKON CORPORATIONTOKYO5012

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hamashima, Muneki Fukaya, JP 49 620
Mori, Susumu Tokyo, JP 51 651
Shibazaki, Kiyoshige Higashimurayama, JP 35 134
Suzuki, Satoshi Tokyo, JP 506 4613

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NIKON CORPORATION (2)
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* 2010/0091,161 Solid-state image sensor and imaging apparatus equipped with solid-state image sensor 32 2009
 
SONY CORPORATION (3)
2009/0067,828 IMAGING DEVICE AND IN-FOCUS CONTROL METHOD 10 2008
* 2010/0238,330 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS 15 2010
* 2010/0302,432 FOCUS DETECTION APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC CAMERA 10 2010
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (1)
* 2007/0252,074 Imaging Arrangements and Methods Therefor 156 2005
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
4410804 Two dimensional image panel with range measurement capability 82 1981
 
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2007/0145,273 High-sensitivity infrared color camera 23 2005
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
2002/0122,124 Image sensing apparatus and its control method, control program, and storage medium 23 2001
* 2003/0206,343 Stereoscopic image display apparatus and stereoscopic image display system 10 2003
2009/0153,693 IMAGE-PICKUP APPARATUS 21 2008
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