United States Patents

Issued to Dr. Eric R. Fossum

151 issued patents as of 10 January 2014

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Inventors

Patent Title

U.S. Patent No.

 

1

E.R. Fossum

Charge-coupled device differencer

4,686,648

 

2

P.R. Prucnal, E.R. Fossum and R.M. Osgood

Integrated fiber optic coupler for VHSIC/VLSI Interconnects

4,744,623

 

3

E.R. Fossum and S.S. Todorov

Method of forming dielectric thin films on silicon by low energy ion beam bombardment

4,776,925

 

4

E.R. Fossum, P.D. Kirchner, G.D. Pettit, A.C. Warren and J.M. Woodall

Submicron dimension compound semiconductor fabrication using thermal etching

4,920,069

 

5

E.R. Fossum and S.E. Kemeny

Trench-defined CCD structure

5,055,900

 

6

E.R. Fossum and F.J. Grunthaner

Method for producing a hybridization of detector array and integrated circuit for readout

5,236,871

 

7

E.R. Fossum, T.J. Cunningham, T.Krabach and C. Staller

Monolithic In-based III-V compound semiconductor focal plane array cell with single stage CCD output

5,386,128

 

8

E.R. Fossum, S.K. Mendis and S.E. Kemeny

CMOS active pixel image sensor

5,471,515

 

 

 

Active pixel sensor with intra-pixel charge transfer

6,101,232

 

 

 

Active pixel sensor with intra-pixel charge transfer

6,555,842

 

 

 

Active pixel sensor with intra-pixel charge transfer

6,744,068

 

 

 

Method of acquiring an image from an optical structure having pixels with dedicated readout circuits

7,105,371

 

9

S.E. Kemeny, E.R. Fossum and R. H. Nixon

Digital parallel processor array for path planning

5,548,773

 

10

E.R. Fossum and B. Pain

Solid-state image sensor with focal-plane digital photon-counting pixel array

5,665,959

 

11

E.R. Fossum, Z. Zhou and B. Pain

Successive approximation ADC for focal plane applications using balanced charge integrating amplifiers

5,793,322

 

12

E.R. Fossum and R.H. Nixon

CMOS active pixel sensor type imaging system on a chip

5,841,126

 

 

 

Single chip camera device having double sampling operation

6,456,326

 

 

 

Single substrate camera device with CMOS image sensor

6,549,235

 

 

 

CMOS active pixel sensor type imaging system on a chip

6,570,617

 

 

 

Single substrate camera device with CMOS image sensor

7,369,166

 

 

 

Single substrate camera device with CMOS image sensor

RE42,918

 

13

E.R. Fossum and Z. Zhou

Capacitively coupled successive approximation ultra low power analog to digital converter

5,880,691

 

14

B. Pain, J. Nakamura and E.R. Fossum

On-focal-plane analog to digital conversion for current-mode imaging devices

5,886,659

 

15

E.R. Fossum

Self-triggered X-ray sensor

5,887,049

 

16

Z. Zhou, E.R. Fossum and B. Pain

Integrated sensor with frame memory and programmable resolution for light adaptive imaging

5,909,026

 

 

 

Integrated sensor with frame memory and programmable resolution for light adaptive imaging

6,057,539

 

 

 

Integrated sensor with frame memory and programmable resolution for light adaptive imaging

6,787,749

 

17

E.R.Fossum, S. Kemeny and B. Pain

Active pixel sensor with multiresolution readout

5,949,483

 

18

Y. Wang and E.R. Fossum

Light-sensing array with wedge-like reflective optical concentrators

5,952,645

 

19

E.R. Fossum

Active pixel sensors with substantially planarized color filtering elements

5,990,506

 

20

E.R. Fossum

Median filter with embedded analog-to-digital converter

5,995,163

 

21

E.R. Fossum

Quantum efficiency improvements in active pixel sensors

6,005,619

 

22

J. Stam, J. Bechtel, E.R. Fossum and S. Kemeny

Wide dynamic range optical sensor

6,008,486

 

23

E.R. Fossum, S. Mendis, B. Pain, R. Nixon and Z.Zhou

Active pixel sensor having intra-pixel charge transfer with analog-to-digital converter

6,021,172

 

 

 

Active pixel sensor having intra-pixel charge transfer with analog-to-digital converter

6,665,013

 

24

E.R. Fossum and B. Pain

Integrated infrared and visible image sensors

6,107,618

 

25

T.J. Cunningham, E.R. Fossum, S. Nikzad, B. Pain and G. Soli

Delta-doped hybrid advanced detector for low energy particle detection

6,107,619

 

 

 

Delta-doped hybrid advanced detector for low energy particle detection

6,346,700

 

26

O. Yadid-Pecht and E.R. Fossum

Image sensor producing at least two integration times from each sensing pixel

6,115,065

 

 

 

Image sensor with high dynamic range linear output

7,190,398

 

27

E.R.Fossum and M. Kaplinsky

CMOS image sensor with different pixel sizes for different colors

6,137,100

 

28

E.R. Fossum, J. Nakamura and S. Kemeny

Active pixel sensor with simple floating gate pixels

6,166,768

 

 

 

Active pixel sensor pixel whose output is coupled to an output transistor gate

6,943,838

 

29

O. Yadid-Pecht, B. Pain and E.R. Fossum

Method and apparatus of high dynamic range image sensor with individual pixel reset

6,175,383

 

30

E.R. Fossum, A. Krymski, B. Mansoorian

Active pixel image sensor with current mode readout

6,194,696

 

31

E.R. Fossum

Differential non-linearity correction scheme

6,215,428

 

 

 

Differential non-linearity correction scheme

6,677,872

 

32

E.R. Fossum and G. Waligorski

Pulse-controlled light emitting diode source

6,222,172

 

33

V. Berezin, A Krymski and E.R. Fossum

Lock-in pinned photodiode photodetector

6,239,456

 

 

 

Lock-in pinned photodiode photodetector

6,750,485

 

 

 

Lock-in pinned photodiode photodetector

6,794,214

 

 

 

Pinned photodiode photodetector with common buffer transistor and binning capability

RE41,340

 

Pinned photodiode photodetector with common buffer transistor and binning capability

RE42,292

 

 

 

CMOS active image sensor with common pixel transistors and binning capability

RE44,482

 

34

S.L. Barna, D. Van Blerkom and E.R. Fossum

Nonlinear flash analog to digital converter used in an active pixel system

6,295,013

 

 

 

Nonlinear flash analog to digital converter used in an active pixel system

6,977,603

 

35

F.T. Bauer, J.H. Bechtel, R.R. Turnbull, R. Nixon and E.R. Fossum

Moisture detecting system using semiconductor light sensor with integral charge collection

6,313,457

 

 

 

Moisture detecting system using semiconductor light sensor with integral charge collection

6,469,291

 

36

R.C. Gee, P.P-K. Lee, T-H Lee and E.R. Fossum

Active pixel image sensor using a pinned photodiode

6,320,617

 

37

R.H. Nixon, E.R. Fossum and J. Bechtel

Photodiode light sensor

6,359,274

 

 

 

Photodiode light sensor

6,504,142

 

 

 

Light Sensor

6,737,629

 

 

 

Rearview assembly for a vehicle . that are not exposed to the same optical spectrum

7,087,878

 

 

 

Vehicle rearview assembly having a light sensor with two or more transducers

7,378,633

 

38

J.H. Bechtel, F.T. Bauer, J.S. Stam, R.C. Knapp, R. R. Trumbell, D.J. Schmidt, G.B. Poe, D.L. Plangger, R.H. Nixon, E.R. Fossum and T.E. Steenwyck

Vehicle equipment control with semiconductor light sensors

6,379,013

 

 

 

Vehicle equipment control with semiconductor light sensors

6,742,904

 

 

 

Vehicle headlamp control utilizing a light sensor having at least two transducers

7,361,875

 

39

V. Berezin and E.R. Fossum

Active pixel sensor with fully depleted buried photoreceptor

6,388,243

 

40

B. Mansoorian and E.R. Fossum

Semiconductor imaging sensor with on-chip encryption

6,400,824

 

41

J.H. Bechtel, J.S. Stam, R.R. Turnbull, R.H. Nixon and E.R. Fossum

Automatic dimming mirror using semiconductor light sensor with integral charge collection

6,402,328

 

 

 

Automatic dimming mirror using semiconductor light sensor with integral charge collection

6,755,542

 

 

 

Automatic dimming mirror using semiconductor glare sensor

6,863,405

 

 

 

Apparatus including at least one light sensor with an input pin for receiving an integration period signal

7,550,703

 

42

R. Nixon, N. Doudoumopoulos and E.R. Fossum

Backside illumination of CMOS image sensor

6,429,036

 

43

S.L. Barna and E.R. Fossum

Increasing pixel conversion gain in CMOS image sensors

6,445,022

 

 

 

Increasing pixel conversion gain in CMOS image sensors

6,627,474

 

44

S.L. Barna and E.R. Fossum

Optical range finder

6,452,666

 

45

R. Panicacci, B. Mansoorian and E.R. Fossum

RAM line storage for fixed pattern noise correction

6,473,124

 

46

O. Yadid-Pecht, B. Minch, B. Pain and E.R. Fossum

Center of mass detection with an active pixel sensor

6,476,860

 

 

 

Center of mass detection via an active pixel sensor

6,980,230

 

 

 

Center of mass detection via an active pixel sensor

7,053,929

 

47

E.R. Fossum

Active pixel sensor array with electronic shuttering

6,486,503

 

 

 

Active pixel sensor array with electronic shuttering

6,825,059

 

48

O. Yadid-Pecht, E.R. Fossum and C. Mead

Active pixel sensor with winner-take-all mode of operation

6,515,702

 

49

S. Campbell and E.R. Fossum

Shared photodetector pixel image sensor

6,552,322

 

 

 

Shared photodetector pixel image sensor

6,838,563

 

50

E.R. Fossum and A. Kotlyar

Wide dynamic range fusion using a lookup table

6,584,235

 

 

 

Wide dynamic range fusion using memory lookup

6,912,324

 

51

T. Shaw, B. Pain, B. Olson, R. Nixon, E.R. Fossum, R. Panicacci and B. Mansoorian

Single chip active pixel sensor

6,606,122

 

52

E.R. Fossum, A. Krymski, R. Panicacci, C. Clark

Digital exposure circuit for an image sensor

6,609,745

 

 

 

Digital exposure circuit for an image sensor

7,646,407

 

 

 

Digital exposure circuit for an image sensor

8,040,394

 

 

 

Digital exposure circuit for an image sensor

8,054,339

 

 

 

Method of operating an image sensor having a digital exposure circuit

8,531,550

 

53

E.R. Fossum, N. Doudoumopoulos and R. Panicacci

Dead pixel correction by row/column substitution

6,611,288

 

54

E.R. Fossum and S.L. Barna

Frame shutter pixel with an isolated storage node

6,624,456

 

 

 

Frame shutter pixel with an isolated storage node

7,388,239

 

 

 

Frame shutter pixel with an isolated storage node

7,687,302

 

55

E.R. Fossum and S.L. Barna

High speed digital to analog converter using multiple staggered successive approximation cells

6,646,583

 

 

 

Analog to digital converter using multiple staggered successive approximation cells

6,909,392

 

 

 

Method and apparatus for operating a CMOS imager having a pipelined analog to digital converter

RE41,519

 

 

 

Method for operating a CMOS imager having a pipelined analog to digital converter,

RE41,730

 

 

 

Apparatus for operating a CMOS imager having a pipelined analog to digital converter

RE42,117

 

56

E.R. Fossum

Photodiode-type pixel for global electronic shutter and reduced lag

6,667,768

 

 

 

Photodiode-type pixel for global electronic shutter and reduced lag

7,095,440

 

57

E.R. Fossum and A. Andersson

Stitched circuits larger than the maximum reticle size in sub-micron process

6,690,076

 

58

E.R. Fossum

Interpolator for a CMOS sensor using a digital register

6,704,049

 

 

 

Interpolator for a CMOS sensor using a digital register

7,916,193

 

 

 

Method of operating a CMOS imager with color interpolation

8,614,754

 

59

V. Berezin and E.R. Fossum

Multi-junction APS with dual simultaneous integration

6,724,426

 

 

 

Multi junction APS with dual simultaneous integration

7,372,490

 

 

 

Multi junction APS with dual simultaneous integration

7,719,592

 

60

E.R. Fossum

Dynamic range extension for CMOS image sensor

6,734,905

 

61

E.R. Fossum

Two-transistor pixel with buried reset channel and method of formation

6,744,084

 

 

 

Two-transistor pixel with buried reset channel and method of formation

7,365,409

 

62

S.L. Barna and E.R. Fossum

Low light sensor signal to noise improvement

6,765,613

 

 

 

Low light sensor signal to noise improvement

7,436,442

 

63

B. Pain, Z. Zhou, and E.R. Fossum

CMOS integration sensor with fully differential column readout circuit for light adaptive imaging

6,801,258

 

64

E.R. Fossum

Latched row logic for a rolling exposure snap

6,847,398

 

65

S.L. Barna and E.R. Fossum

Technique for flagging oversaturated pixels

6,873,363

 

 

 

Technique for flagging oversaturated pixels

8,031,260

 

66

E.R. Fossum

High dynamic range cascaded integration cell and method of operation

6,888,122

 

 

 

High dynamic range cascaded integration pixel cell

7,442,910

 

 

 

High dynamic range cascaded integration pixel cell and method of operation

7,990,449

 

67

E.R. Fossum

Method of forming two-transistor pixel with buried reset channel

6,984,537

 

68

E.R. Fossum, D. Schick and S. Xue

Three-side buttable CMOS image sensors

7,009,646

 

69

E.R. Fossum

High-low sensitivity pixel

7,026,596

 

70

E.R. Fossum and S.L. Barna

Frame shuttering scheme for increased frame rate

7,092,021

 

 

 

Frame shuttering scheme for increased frame rate

7,830,438

 

71

A. Olsen, E.R. Fossum and G. Rossi

Amplification with feedback capacitance for photodetector signals

7,183,531

 

 

 

Amplification with feedback capacitance for photodetector signals

7,199,349

 

 

 

Amplification with feedback capacitance for photodetector signals

7,291,822

 

 

 

Amplification with feedback capacitance for photodetector signals

7,473,883

 

 

 

Amplification with feedback capacitance for photodetector signals

7,652,243

 

72

E.R. Fossum

Methods of operating photodiode-type pixel and imager device

7,209,173

 

73

P.O. Pahr, A. Olsen and E.R. Fossum

Double sampling active pixel sensor with double sampling temperature sensor

7,280,139

 

 

 

Double sample active pixel sensor with double sampling temperature sensor

7,898,316

 

74

E.R. Fossum

In-pixel kTC noise suppression using circuit techniques

7,326,904

 

 

 

In-pixel kTC noise suppression using circuit techniques

7,385,166

 

75

T.Tang, R. Guttierez, R. Calvet, J. Xu and E.R. Fossum

Lens barrel

7,345,827

 

 

 

Lens barrel

7,660,056

 

76

S. P. Campbell, R.H. Tsai, G.A. Agranov and E.R. Fossum

Alignment among elements in an image sensor

7,351,945

 

 

 

Alignment among elements in an image sensor

7,655,893

 

77

J. Bechtel, J. Stam, E.R. Fossum, and S. Kemeny

Vehicle vision system

7,567,291

 

78

M. Agan, E.R. Fossum, R. Nixon, H. Olson, B. Pain, C. Pasqualino, E. Satorius, T. Shaw, G.L. Stevens

Highly miniaturized, battery operated, digital wireless camera using programmable single chip active pixel sensor (APS) digital camera chip

8,085,342

 

79

S.H. Lee, E.R. Fossum, Y.D. Park, K.L. Cho, S.J. Byun

Three-dimensional image sensor

8,300,088

 

80

E. Fossum, K. L. Cho, Y.D. Park, Y. G.Jin, S. H.

Lee, S.-J. Byun

Image sensor including noise removing unit, image pickup device having the image sensor, and image sensing method performed in the image sensor

8,373, 782

 

81

Jin; Young Gu, Oh; Kwan-Young, Lee; Samuel Sungmok, Choe; Kwang-Chol, Seo; Se-Won, Park; Yoon-Dong, Fossum; Eric, Cho; Kyoung-Lae

Photo detecting apparatus and unit pixel thereof

8,513,709

 

82

Fossum; Eric R., Jin; Young Gu, Hwang; Soo Jung, Cha; Dae Kil, Park; Yoon Dong, Ahn; Jung Chak, Moon; Kyoung Sik

Image sensor devices having dual-gated charge storage regions therein

8,520,104

 

83

E.R. Fossum, D-K. Cha, Y-G. Jin, Y-D. Park, S-J. Hwang

High sensitivity image sensors including a single electron field effect transistor and methods of operating the same

8,546,901

 

84

E.R. Fossum, S.P. Kim, Y.D. Park, H.S. Oh, H.J. Bae, and T.E.Yoon

Image sensors having multiple photoelectric conversion devices therein

8,625,016