Obtaining Sensing Results and/or Data in Response to Object Detection

Peter Kiesel (Inventor), Markus Beck (Inventor), Joerg Martini (Inventor), Michael Bassler (Inventor), M Johnson Noble (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


An encoder/sensor can obtain sensing results from objects in an encoding/sensing region; a trigger detector can respond to objects in a trigger detection region, providing respective trigger signals; and a relative motion component can cause relative motion of objects into the trigger detection region, from it into the encoding/sensing region, and within the encoding/sensing region. In response to an object's trigger signal, control circuitry can cause the encoder/sensor and/or the relative motion component to operate so that the encoder/sensor obtains sensing results indicating a time-varying waveform and processing circuitry can obtain data from the sensing results indicating a time-varying waveform. The time-varying waveform can include information resulting from the relative motion within the encoding/sensing region.; The encoder/sensor and trigger detector can be implemented, for example, with discrete components or as sets of cells in a photosensing array on an integrated circuit.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS2010155572
IPCG01J 1/ 20 A I
Priority date18/12/08
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2010


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