Patents by Inventor STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited

STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20130271649
    Abstract: A camera module has a lens module mounted on a substrate. The image sensor is located in a cavity in the substrate and is connected to the substrate by a bridge member, the infra-red filter. The image sensor is attached to the infra-red filter by a ring of adhesive surrounding the imaging area of the image sensor. The adhesive attaching the image sensor to the infra-red filter comprises spacers. The infra-red filter is attached to the substrate by adhesive. The cavity may extend through the substrate. The image sensor is further connected to the substrate by a sheet member, which may be made of metal. The sheet member is affixed to the bottom of the substrate and covers the hole in the substrate formed by the extension of the cavity through the substrate. A method of assembly of the camera module includes: providing a substrate with a cavity; locating the image sensor in the cavity; connecting the infra-red filter to the image sensor and the substrate; and mounting the lens module on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
    Inventor: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
  • Publication number: 20130194482
    Abstract: An image sensor is formed by a pixel array and a microlens array. One microlens is associated with each pixel. The microlens is positioned in a manner that is offset from a center of its associated pixel. The positioning offset for the microlens is a combination of a first offset determined as a function of the pixel's position relative to a center of the image sensor and a second offset that is randomly selected (both in terms of distance and radial direction). The random offset provides the effect that the spatial frequency information from the shifted microlens array is randomly distributed so as to provide different spatial frequencies and effectively cancel out Moiré interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
    Inventor: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
  • Publication number: 20130195235
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first clock source, a second clock source and circuitry configured to supply a clock signal to a circuit. The circuitry operates to change the clock signal from one frequency to another different frequency. This change is made in a manner whereby no clock signal is supplied during a period of time when the change from the one frequency to the another different clock frequency is being made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicants: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limted
    Inventors: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited, STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130182164
    Abstract: An image sensor includes an analog-to-digital converter receiving a pixel signal output. The converter includes a first inverting amplifier circuit having an input and an output, the first inverting amplifier circuit including a first bias circuit having a control node and configured to source current for first inverting amplifier circuit operation. The converter further includes a second inverting amplifier circuit having an input and an output, the second inverting amplifier circuit including a second bias circuit having a control node and configured to source current for second inverting amplifier circuit operation. The output of the first inverting amplifier circuit is coupled to the input of the second inverting amplifier circuit. A positive feedback circuit couples the output of the second inverting amplifier circuit to the control node of the first bias circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
    Inventor: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
  • Publication number: 20130166890
    Abstract: An arrangement of at least two arithmetic logic units carries out an operation defined by a decoded instruction including at least one operand and more than one operation code. The operation codes and at least one operand are received and corresponding executions are performed by the arithmetic logic units on a single clock cycle. The result of the execution from one arithmetic logic unit is used as an operand by a further arithmetic logic unit. The decoding of the instruction is performed in an immediately preceding single clock cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
    Inventor: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited