CAPELLA MICROSYSTEMS, CORP.
|CAPELLA MICROSYSTEMS, CORP. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130163005||Optical Sensing Device - An optical sensing device with multiple photodiode elements and multi-cavity Fabry-Perot ambient light filter structure to detect and convert light signal with different wavelength spectrum into electrical signal. In one embodiment, the optical sensing device capable of sensing color information of ambient light or sunlight and provides blocking of infrared (IR) light within the wavelength ranging from 700 nm to 1100 nm. Preferably, the optical sensing device senses not just the ambient light brightness but also the fundamental red, green and blue color components of the ambient light.||06-27-2013|
|20120019149||Proximity Sensor, Control Method Thereof, and Electronic Apparatus Equipped with the Same - A proximity sensor, a control method thereof and an electronic apparatus equipped with the proximity sensor are disclosed. The proximity sensor connected to a light-emitting module includes a light source, a light receiver and a control module. The light source emits lights at predetermined time intervals. The light receiver receives reflected lights of the emitted lights that are reflected from an object. The control module determines whether an average value of intensity values of the reflected lights is larger than a threshold value. If yes, the control module further determines whether a difference between a highest and a lowest intensity value of the reflected lights falls in a preset range. If yes, the control module would control the light-emitting module to change to a different light mode thereof. When a user reacts to the different light mode, the system will be able to tell whether a real user is present.||01-26-2012|
|20120012966||MULTI-CAVITY OPTICAL SENSING AND THERMOPILE INFRARED SENSING SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a multi-cavity optical sensing and thermopile infrared sensing system, which comprises an optical sensing part, a dielectric layer, a plurality of optical cavities, and a plurality of thermocouples. The dielectric layer covers on the top of the optical sensing part. The optical cavities are formed by a plurality of metal reflectors inside the dielectric layer. The thermocouples are laterally disposed near the bottom of the dielectric layer. In addition, a low temperature region is formed in an area which is the overlapping of vertical projections of such thermocouples and the optical sensing part; a high temperature region is formed by the overlapping of vertical projections of such thermocouples, but without the overlaying which belongs to the vertical projection of the optical sensing part. Therefore, the system can sense the ambient light brightness, color conditions and human blackbody infrared signals within the range of 8-12 micrometers wavelength.||01-19-2012|
|20110226952||Reflection Sensing System - A reflection sensing system comprises a body, an illuming module and a detecting module. The body is made by low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology or other plasticity colloids and disposed a plurality of electronic connecting points. The illuming module includes a first accommodating space and a light emitted diode (LED), and the detecting module includes a light detector. The first accommodating space is disposed on the body and having a first open at one side. The cross-section of the first accommodating space is parabolic. The LED is disposed at the site of the focus of the first accommodating space, connected to the electronic connecting points and facing to the first open. The light detector is disposed on the body, connected to the electronic connecting points and providing sensing signals after receiving light.||09-22-2011|
|20110090482||OPTICAL POSITION DETECTING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to an optical position detecting device and method thereof, comprising multiple light emitting components, a driving unit, at least one photo detecting unit, a position storing unit and a position determining unit. Each light emitting components disposed on a plane to form a sensing area respectively projects a light source into the sensing area. The disposing positions of light emitting components and photo detecting unit are recorded in the position determining unit. The driving unit drives light emitting components sequentially. When an object encounters the projected light source above the sensing area, thus sequentially creating a reflected light signal, the photo detecting unit respectively generates sensed signals based on the intensity of the reflected light signal. The position storing unit records the positions of light emitting components and photo detecting unit. The position determining unit determines the position of the object.||04-21-2011|
|20100277711||OPTICAL QUANTIZED DISTANCE MEASURING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses an optical quantized distance measuring apparatus and a method thereof. The optical distance quantized measuring apparatus comprises an illuminating module, a sensing component array and a processing module. The illuminating module projects a light source onto an object to generate a reflecting light. The sensing component array receives the reflecting light, which generates a light source location on the sensing component array. The processing module determines the light source location, and determines an interval between the object and the sensing component array according to the light source location. The processing module determines the light source location with the binary search algorithm.||11-04-2010|
|20100097009||SWITCHING CONVERTER FOR LIGHTING WITH LIGHT INTENSITY AS FEEDBACK AND LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A light emitting apparatus comprises a light emitting element and a switching converter comprising a conversion circuit for converting an operating electric signal to generate the driving electric signal, a feedback circuit having a light detecting element for detecting a luminous intensity of the light emitting element and generating a feedback signal, and a control circuit for receiving the feedback signal, comparing the received feedback signal with a reference electric signal, and controlling the conversion circuit based on comparison results to adjust the driving electric signal. Alternatively, the light detecting element detects ambient light and the control circuit controls the conversion circuit based on comparison results to stop or enable outputting of the driving electric signal.||04-22-2010|
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