Obtaining sensing results and/or data in response to object detection

Peter Kiesel (Inventor), Markus Beck (Inventor), Joerg Martini (Inventor), Michael Bassler (Inventor), Noble M Johnson (Inventor), Alex Hegyi (Inventor), Tobias Buergel (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 numberEP2085763
IPCG01N 21/ 05 A I
Priority date18/12/08
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2009


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