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1. (WO2018219623) PIXEL SENSOR ELEMENT, IMAGE SENSOR, IMAGING DEVICE, AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/219623    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/062288
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue May 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: H04N 5/3745
H04N 5/374
Applicants: SPECIALISED IMAGING LIMITED
Inventors: TAYLOR, Keith Roger
TURCHETTA, Renato
Title: PIXEL SENSOR ELEMENT, IMAGE SENSOR, IMAGING DEVICE, AND METHOD
Abstract:
A pixel sensor element (200) including a photodetector (201) and a storage assembly having N storage arrays (205), each having an input shift register (207) and an output shift register (215) each with a number M of storage cells arranged in a column, and a storage shift register (211) with a number M of rows of storage cells, each row comprising a number P of storage cells, for signal transfer from the input shift register (207) to the output shift register (215). Anumber N of independently driveable signal transfer regions (203) transfer the signal from the photodetector (201) to a first cell (210) of one of a respective one of the input shift registers (207). A number N of signal read-out regions (219) read the signal from a last cell (217) of a respective one of the output shift registers (215). N is 2 or more. M is 1 or more. P is 1 or more. Image sensors, imaging devices, storage assemblies, and methods are also provided.