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An image sensor having a plurality of pixels arranged in a series of row and columns comprising a semiconductor substrate having a plurality of pixels formed in rows and columns with at least two pixels that each have a voltage to charge conversion region that are spatially isolated from each other and electrically connected to the source of a single reset transistor. The pixels that share a reset transistor can also share an amplifier, and a select electrical function. The preferred embodiment envisions adjacent pixels, although, immediate adjacency is not a requirement.

Title
Active Pixel Sensor with wired floating diffusions and shared amplifier
Application Number
9/224615
Publication Number
6657665 (B1)
Application Date
December 31, 1998
Publication Date
December 2, 2003
Inventor
Robert M Guidash
Rochester
NY, US
Agent
Peyton C Watkins
US
Assignee
Eastman Kodak Company
NY, US
IPC
H04N 3/14
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