Patent: More Work Being Done on Organic Sensors

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Are organic sensors the next big thing in sensor technology? They could be. Canon along with other companies continue to put resources into their development</p>
<p><strong>US Patent <a href="http://pdfaiw.uspto.gov/.aiw?PageNum=0&docid=20180138432">20180138432</a> from <a href="https://www.canonnews.com/canon-patent-application-more-details-on-a-organic-sensor">Canon News</a>:</strong></p>
<blockquote><p>Canon continues to research organic photo electric elements, this one goes into a little more details, and discusses an actual sensor more so than prior patent applications. <a href="https://www.canonnews.com/canon-patent-application-more-details-on-a-organic-sensor">Read more…</a></p></blockquote>
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takesome1

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I do not remember ever hearing this term before.
Is this like the local farmers market?
I am all for sensors made without man made fertilizers, antibiotics and insecticides.
 

BeenThere

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takesome1 said:
I do not remember ever hearing this term before.
Is this like the local farmers market?
I am all for sensors made without man made fertilizers, antibiotics and insecticides.
Similar term to Organic LEDs I suppose, which are all the rage in tv and telephone screens these days. Organic chemistry usually means carbon is in the compound.
 

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I do not remember ever hearing this term before.
Is this like the local farmers market?
I am all for sensors made without man made fertilizers, antibiotics and insecticides.
Organic sensors and led's have been under development for a long time. Many billions of dollars have been thrown at organic led's and not we actually see them moving into mainstream.

You can check out patents
2007-088033
2010-183060
This patent improves one aspect of organic sensor technology by reducing dark current. Its pretty technical but simply put, its a method of insulating layers. Its so subtle and thin that spotting use of the patent in a competing product may be difficult once the sensor sandwich is bonded together.

"DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS
[0017] The present disclosure relates to a reduction in dark
current in a photoelectric conversion element including a
photoelectric conversion layer containing an organic compound.
Separation of electric charges generated between two
types of organic compounds in a photoelectric conversion
layer can be suppressed to reduce dark current."