Canon Patents

Patent: Electronic Curved Sensor

Another patent showing a curved sensor design from Canon has appeared. A previous patent showed how a curved sensor could help reduce vignetting.

This patent shows how to electronically bend the sensor.

We’ve now seen a few patents for curved sensor technology, so we expect we’re going to see some sort of implementation in the future.

Patent publication number 2016-201425 (Google Translated)

  • Release date 2016.12.1
  • Application date 2015.4.8
  • Coupling the imaging element and the expansion / contraction section
  • As the stretchable portion expands, the amount of curvature of the imaging surface increases
  • The expansion and contraction section is electrically controlled

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