SOLID STATE IMAGE SENSOR WITH IMPROVED LIGHT SHIELD OR COLOR FILTER
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
This disclosure is directed toward solving a problem encountered in the fabrication of electronic solid state image sensors fabricated in silicon technology. In the fabrication of such image sensors, a separate layer of material is used to block light from all areas of the silicon surface that are not used for sensing, for example, the photodiodes. Further details of using silicon sensors to achieve full-width arrays can be found in the following U.S. Patents: 4,604,161 issued August 5,1986 to Araghi for a "Method of Fabricating Image Sensor Arrays"; 4,668,333 issued May 26,1987 to Tandon et al. for an 'Tmage Sensor Array for Assembly with Like Arrays to Form a Longer Array"; and 4,695,716 which was a division of the preceding application which issued on September 22,1987.