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Number: 257/113
Name: Active solid-state devices (e.g., transistors, solid-state diodes) > Regenerative type switching device (e.g., scr, comfet, thyristor) > With light activation
Description: Subject matter wherein the regenerative switching device is activated (e.g., turned on and/or off) by light impinging on a light sensitive portion of the device.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
257/115 With electrical trigger signal amplification means (e.g., amplified gate, "pilot thyristor", etc.) 103
257/118 With groove or thinned light sensitive portion 79
257/116 With light conductor means (e.g., light fiber or light pipe) integral with device or device enclosure or package 75
257/114 With separate light detector integrated on chip with regenerative switching device 53

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8680640 Solid-state imaging device Mar. 25, 2014
8654537 Printed circuit board with integral radio-frequency shields Feb. 18, 2014
8552443 Light emitting device, light emitting device package and lighting system including the same Oct. 8, 2013
8421095 Light-emitting diode array Apr. 16, 2013
8314445 Plasmonic device, system, and methods Nov. 20, 2012
8217484 Image sensor and method of fabricating the same Jul. 10, 2012
8145020 Semiconductor device Mar. 27, 2012
8138521 Thyristor semiconductor device and switching method thereof Mar. 20, 2012
8097900 Monolithically integrated light-actived thyristor and method Jan. 17, 2012
7902570 Apparatus comprising a single photon photodetector having reduced afterpulsing and method therefor Mar. 8, 2011
7808004 Light emitting diode package structure and method of manufacturing the same Oct. 5, 2010
7781854 Image sensor chip package structure and method thereof Aug. 24, 2010
7715162 Optically triggered electro-static discharge protection circuit May. 11, 2010
7705367 Pinned photodiode sensor with gate-controlled silicon-controlled rectifier transfer switch and method of formation Apr. 27, 2010
7693360 Optoelectronic hybrid integrated module and light input/output apparatus having the same as component Apr. 6, 2010
7687875 Image sensors including photoelectric converting units having multiple impurity regions Mar. 30, 2010
7626193 Apparatus comprising a single photon photodetector having reduced afterpulsing and method therefor Dec. 1, 2009
7605440 Pixel cell isolation of charge storage and floating diffusion regions using doped wells Oct. 20, 2009
7592654 Reduced crosstalk CMOS image sensors Sep. 22, 2009
7582917 Monolithically integrated light-activated thyristor and method Sep. 1, 2009
7554170 Variably responsive photosensor Jun. 30, 2009
7525131 Photoelectric surface and photodetector Apr. 28, 2009
7492988 Ultra-compact planar AWG circuits and systems Feb. 17, 2009
7423298 Bidirectional photothyristor chip, optical lighting coupler, and solid state relay Sep. 9, 2008
7397066 Microelectronic imagers with curved image sensors and methods for manufacturing microelectronic imagers Jul. 8, 2008
7397067 Microdisplay packaging system Jul. 8, 2008
7378687 Photothyristor device, bidirectional photothyristor device and electronic apparatus May. 27, 2008
7339204 Backside contact for touchchip Mar. 4, 2008
7329942 Array-type modularized light-emitting diode structure and a method for packaging the structure Feb. 12, 2008
7320930 Multi-elevation singulation of device laminates in wafer scale and substrate processing Jan. 22, 2008
7238968 Semiconductor device and method of making the same Jul. 3, 2007
7224002 Silicon on insulator read-write non-volatile memory comprising lateral thyristor and trapping layer May. 29, 2007
7214971 Semiconductor light-receiving device May. 8, 2007
7202511 Near-infrared visible light photon counter Apr. 10, 2007
7187020 Solid-state imaging device, method of driving same, and camera apparatus Mar. 6, 2007
7183582 Electro-optical device and method of manufacturing the same, element driving device and method of manufacturing the same, element substrate, and electronic apparatus Feb. 27, 2007
7180110 Organic photoelectric conversion element Feb. 20, 2007
7157747 Bidirectional photothyristor chip, light-fired coupler and solid state relay Jan. 2, 2007
7141826 Multi-wavelength light receiving element and method of fabricating same Nov. 28, 2006
7122840 Image sensor with optical guard ring and fabrication method thereof Oct. 17, 2006
7115925 Image sensor and pixel having an optimized floating diffusion Oct. 3, 2006
7102185 Lightshield architecture for interline transfer image sensors Sep. 5, 2006
7070207 Substrate for mounting IC chip, multilayerd printed circuit board, and device for optical communication Jul. 4, 2006
7057214 Light-activated semiconductor switches Jun. 6, 2006
7002188 Laser-gated and pumped multi-layer semiconductor power switch with reduced forward losses Feb. 21, 2006
6995407 Photonic digital-to-analog converter employing a plurality of heterojunction thyristor devices Feb. 7, 2006
6933529 Active matrix type organic light emitting diode device and thin film transistor thereof Aug. 23, 2005
6909161 Photodiode Jun. 21, 2005
6897487 Optical coupling device May. 24, 2005
6870191 Semiconductor light emitting device Mar. 22, 2005

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