Sensor configuration for substantial spacing from a small aperture

  • US 6,831,268 B2
  • Filed: 02/06/2002
  • Issued: 12/14/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/10/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A sensor device comprising:

  • a support structure;

    a sensing element mounted on said support structure for sensing optical radiation and generating an electrical output signal in response thereto; and

    an encapsulant encapsulating said sensing element on said support structure, said encapsulant being configured to define a lens portion for focusing incident optical radiation onto an active surface of said sensing element, and an optical radiation collector portion surrounding the lens portion for collecting and reflecting optical radiation that is not incident on the lens portion onto the active surface of said sensing element.

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