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1. (WO2007021626) IMAGE PIXEL RESET THROUGH DUAL CONVERSION GAIN GATE
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Pub. No.:    WO/2007/021626    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/030668
Publication Date: 22.02.2007 International Filing Date: 08.08.2006
IPC:
H04N 3/15 (2006.01)
Applicants: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. [US/US]; 8000 S. Federal Way, Boise, ID 83707-0006 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
MCKEE, Jeffrey, A. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: MCKEE, Jeffrey, A.; (US)
Agent: D'AMICO, Thomas, J.; DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP, 1825 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-5403 (US)
Priority Data:
11/200,052 10.08.2005 US
Title (EN) IMAGE PIXEL RESET THROUGH DUAL CONVERSION GAIN GATE
(FR) REINITIALISATION DE PIXEL D'IMAGE AU MOYEN D'UNE GRILLE DE GAIN DE CONVERSION DOUBLE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An imager with pixels having dual conversion gain. Each pixel has a dual conversion gain element coupled between two floating diffusion regions. When activated, the dual conversion gain element switches in a storage element to increase the charge storage capacity of the pixel. Pixel reset circuitry is coupled to the second floating diffusion region. In order to reset the first floating diffusion region and the storage element, the dual conversion gain element is activated during the reset operation.
(FR)L'invention concerne un imageur à pixels présentant un gain de conversion double. Chaque pixel présente un élément de gain de conversion double couplé entre deux régions de diffusion flottantes. Lorsqu'il est activé, l'élément de gain de conversion double commute en un élément de stockage afin d'augmenter la capacité de stockage de charge du pixel. Un montage de circuits de réinitialisation de pixel est couplé à la seconde région de diffusion flottante. Afin de réinitialiser la première région de diffusion flottante et l'élément de stockage, l'élément de gain de conversion double est activé pendant l'opération de réinitialisation.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)