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Number: 257/E31.063
Name: Active solid-state devices (e.g., transistors, solid-state diodes) > Semiconductor devices responsive or sensitive to electromagnetic radiation (e.g., infrared radiation, adapted for conversion of radiation into electrical energy or for control of electrical energy by such radiation processes, or apparatus peculiar to manufacture or treatment of such devices, or of parts thereof) (epo) > Adapted to control current flow through device (e.g., photoresistor) (epo) > For device having potential or surface barrier (e.g., phototransistor) (epo) > Device sensitive to infrared, visible, or ultraviolet radiation (epo) > Characterized by only one potential or surface barrier (epo) > Potential barrier working in avalanche mode (e.g., avalanche photodiode) (epo)
Description: This subclass is indented under subclass E31.055. This subclass is substantially the same in scope as ECLA classification H01L31/107.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
257/E31.064 Heterostructure (e.g., surface absorption or multiplication (sam) layer) (epo) 133

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8710546 Avalanche photodiodes having accurate and reproductible amplification layer Apr. 29, 2014
8659053 Semiconductor light detecting element Feb. 25, 2014
8637875 Single photon IR detectors and their integration with silicon detectors Jan. 28, 2014
8492866 Isolated Zener diode Jul. 23, 2013
8471293 Array of mutually insulated Geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes, and corresponding manufacturing process Jun. 25, 2013
8299484 Optoelectronic semiconductor chip Oct. 30, 2012
8298857 Negative feedback avalanche diode Oct. 30, 2012
8253212 Photodetector/imaging device with avalanche gain Aug. 28, 2012
8207010 Method for manufacturing photoelectric conversion device Jun. 26, 2012
8198650 Semiconductor devices and systems Jun. 12, 2012
8134217 Bypass diode for a solar cell Mar. 13, 2012
8120079 Light-sensing device for multi-spectral imaging Feb. 21, 2012
8106422 SiC avalanche photodiode with improved edge termination Jan. 31, 2012
8063463 Solid state image wavelength converter Nov. 22, 2011
8048705 Method and structure for a CMOS image sensor using a triple gate process Nov. 1, 2011
7915648 Light-receiving element and display device Mar. 29, 2011
7910953 Optical semiconductor device Mar. 22, 2011
7902570 Apparatus comprising a single photon photodetector having reduced afterpulsing and method therefor Mar. 8, 2011
7898051 Imaging device, method of driving imaging device, and method of manufacturing imaging device Mar. 1, 2011
7880197 Avalanche photodiode having doping region with monotonically increasing concentration distribution Feb. 1, 2011
7875905 Semiconductor optical receiver device, optical receiver module, and method for manufacturing semiconductor optical receiver device Jan. 25, 2011
7875946 Semiconductor photodetector that causes avalanche multiplication to occur only at photodetector portion located at central portion of mesa structure Jan. 25, 2011
7863647 SiC avalanche photodiode with improved edge termination Jan. 4, 2011
7843030 Method, apparatus, material, and system of using a high gain avalanche photodetector transistor Nov. 30, 2010
7829915 Avalanche photodiode Nov. 9, 2010
7816755 Photoelectric conversion device with isolation arrangement that reduces pixel space without reducing resolution or sensitivity Oct. 19, 2010
7795639 Avalanche photodiode Sep. 14, 2010
7741657 Inverted planar avalanche photodiode Jun. 22, 2010
7723206 Photodiode May. 25, 2010
7719029 Negative feedback avalanche diode May. 18, 2010
7687875 Image sensors including photoelectric converting units having multiple impurity regions Mar. 30, 2010
7638857 Structure of silicon controlled rectifier Dec. 29, 2009
7605397 Capacitive bypass Oct. 20, 2009
7579668 Method for photo-detecting and apparatus for the same Aug. 25, 2009
7560751 Semiconductor photo-detecting element Jul. 14, 2009
7557387 Avalanche photodiode Jul. 7, 2009
7521737 Light-sensing device Apr. 21, 2009
7511357 Trenched MOSFETs with improved gate-drain (GD) clamp diodes Mar. 31, 2009
7476598 Photodiode and method of manufacturing the same Jan. 13, 2009
7462889 Avalanche photodiode Dec. 9, 2008
7453131 Photodiode detector and associated readout circuitry Nov. 18, 2008
7368750 Semiconductor light-receiving device May. 6, 2008
7348607 Planar avalanche photodiode Mar. 25, 2008
7348608 Planar avalanche photodiode Mar. 25, 2008
7268339 Large area semiconductor detector with internal gain Sep. 11, 2007
7145208 MOS transistor having a work-function-dominating layer Dec. 5, 2006
7045833 Avalanche photodiodes with an impact-ionization-engineered multiplication region May. 16, 2006
7020375 Waveguide light detecting element Mar. 28, 2006
7002156 Detection system including avalanche photodiode for use in harsh environments Feb. 21, 2006
6995444 Ultrasensitive photodetector with integrated pinhole for confocal microscopes Feb. 7, 2006

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