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Lots of Sensor & AF Patents Emerge

By Canon Rumors | January 27, 2016

Keith over at Northlight has spotted a lot of sensor and autofocus patents that have made their way through the United States Patent Office. There are patents related to autofocus, auto autofocus calibration (we had heard about “intelligent AF” in the past), on sensor A/D as well as more stacked “foveon style” sensor patents. Keith gives Read more…

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Canon Ranks Among Top Three U.S. Patent Holders For 2015

By Canon Rumors | January 20, 2016

Company Reaches New Annual Record With More Than 4,100 Patents Granted MELVILLE, N.Y. — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., has yet again, ranked third for U.S. patent holders in 2015. According to patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Canon Read more…

Canon Tops Among Japanese Companies in U.S. Patent Rankings for Eleven Years Running

By Canon Rumors | January 14, 2016

TOKYO, January 14, 2016—Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2015, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 13, 2016. Canon actively promotes the globalization of its business and places great value on Read more…

Patent: EF-M 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS

By Canon Rumors | January 8, 2016

Canon continues to develop diffractive optics technology, and this time it’s for the EF-M mount. A patent for an EF-M 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS optical formula has appeared. The lens is for APS-C mirrorless cameras. Patent Publication No. 2015-232674 (Google Translated) Published 2015.12.24 Filing date 2014.6.11 Zoom ratio 5.27 Focal length 55.04 135.00 290.01 F-number Read more…

Patent for Moving Sensor Switch?

By Canon Rumors | January 6, 2016

A patent that seems to show a switch that will move a camera from mirorrless to DSLR mode has been published. Keith over at Northlight provided the animation above and this explanation: Short back focus lenses such as EF-M allow you to put the sensor much closer to the lens, reducing body depth. However, unless Read more…

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