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Nikon Hybrid Sensor Patent

Latest Patent document reveals that Nikon is working on Hybrid Sensor. The patent document surfaced over the web isn’t new and shows of date of 2012. However, that gives that gives a clear indication that Nikon is willing to implement Hybrid sensors in DSLRs and Mirrorless in near feature.

We have published a more interesting patent a year ago Nikon Patent – Hybrid Sensor Pixels to Capture Single Shot HDR

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Canon Hybrid and Dual Pixel AF Patents

Thanks to Nomen Nescio for citing us list of Canon Hybrid and Dual Pixel AF Patents. Canon done a lot of work in the past regarding Hybrid and DPAF sensors. The time frame when lot of patent surfaced related to new system was from 2001 to 2006. Take a look at the list of patents.

HYBRID CAMERA AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME

1. Patent – Hybrid Sensor

First patent spotted for Hybrid sensor. Dated 2001-12-21

Subject: HYBRID CAMERA AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME
Application number: JP20000171942 20000608
ID – JP2001350193 (A)
Date: 2001-12-21


Translated Details: To prevent such a situation that electronic system photographing cannot be performed due to the reduction of the remaining quantity of a recording medium even though the frames of a silver halide photographic film remain, in a hybrid camera capable of simultaneously performing electronic still photographing and silver halide photographing using the silver halide film. SOLUTION: The number of recordable frames is detected by a frame detecting means 4 based on the remaining quantity of the recording medium 2 detected by a remaining quantity detecting part 3, besides, the number of film frames capable of performing the silver halide photographing is detected by the means for detecting the number of film frames. And, the detected number of the frames is compared with the number of the film frames by a frame number comparing means 6, and in the case the number of the frames is smaller than the number of the film frames, a warning is displayed. Besides, in the case the number of the frames is smaller than the number of the film frames, image data are compressed by a data compressing means 1 and then recorded on the recording medium 2.

2. Canon First Hybrid #2

Canon first hybrid sensor patent was surfaced on Feb month of 2003. The patent sketch and translated details do give us lot of information.

ID – JP2003043344 (A)
Date: – 2003-02-13
Application number: JP20010230008 20010730

 

Translated details: hybrid system not being made by a mounted photographic lens, in the case of performing focus detection in the hybrid system. SOLUTION: This camera, to/from which a photographic lens device 1 can be attached/detached and which can detect the focusing state of the photographic lens device in a focus detection area provided within a photographic image plane, is equipped with 1st and 2nd focus detection means 9 and 8 detecting the focusing state by a detecting system different from each other, and a control means 10 for selecting which focus detection means out of the 1st and the 2nd focus detection means is to detect the focusing state in the focus detection area, based on information concerning the optical characteristics of the photographic lens device acquired from the photographic lens device.

3. More (Improved) Hybrid Sensor Patent

Before we being to show you the next patent you must know that Canon’s Ultrasonic Motor (USM) was the world’s first lens-based motor to harness ultrasonic oscillation energy.  So, sometime it is also called as oscillatory type motor. In the patent description below you will find oscillatory type / USM motor many times.

ID – JP2003084191 (A)
Application number: JP20010275581 20010911
Date: 2003-03-19

Translated details: To overcome the following problem; when driving a lens by an oscillatory type motor, starting up the motor is delayed even if introducing a hybrid system AF, then, it takes a time to focus on a object. SOLUTION: In the second step drive control of the oscillatory type motor (driving a photographic optical system with fine resolution) by generating the traveling-wave oscillation of the oscillating body of the oscillatory type motor 15 based on the detection results by second focus detecting means 6 and 13 using a contrast detection system after performing the first step drive control of the oscillatory type motor (driving the photographic optical system with rough resolution) by generating the traveling-wave oscillation of the oscillating body of the oscillatory type motor 15 based on the detection result by a first focus detecting means 51 using a phase difference detecting system, an intermediate control of generating the standing-wave oscillation of the oscillating body before starting the second step drive control is performed after finishing the first step drive control.

4. Canon Dualpixel CMOS AF Patent

In the patent description you can clearly read that the camera calculates amount of lens drive to achieve focus. This type of method is used by Canon DPAF sensor based cameras today.

ID: JP2004109690 (A)
Date: 2004-04-08
Application number: JP20020274003 20020919

Canon DPAF patent image

Translated Details:  A camera system has a first focus detecting means 104 and second focus detecting means 108 and 109 which detect the focus adjustment state of a photography optical system by mutually different systems and control means 111 and 207 which calculate a target driving quantity of the focusing lens on the basis of the detection result of the first focus detecting means and perform first driving control over the focusing lens toward the target driving quantity and second driving control over the focusing lens based upon the detection result of the second focus detecting means. Then a control means shifts from the first driving control to the second driving control without stopping the focusing lens when the remaining driving quantity of the first driving control over the focusing lens for the target driving quantity reaches a given quantity. ;COPYRIGHT: (C)2004,JPO

Also see Canon advance DPAF patent

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Canon Patent - Improved Camera Zoom Lever

Camera zoom lever isn’t a new thing, but today we have received a patent document  that shows us Canon may be working on zoom lever to improve user experience. Take a look at the details below

Patent details translated by Google

CAMERA ZOOM LEVER MECHANISM

JP2017062283 (A) ― 2017-03-30
Applicant(s): CANON KK +
Classification:
– international: G02B7/08; G03B17/02
– cooperative:
Application number: JP20150186220 20150924

Canon Zoom Lever Patent

To enable the setting of operation force suitable for each of both modes of moving video/still picture with respect to a variable speed zoom lever.SOLUTION: A zoom load setting lever for performing rotation operation around the same fulcrum as a zoom lever is provided to serve also as a moving video/still picture mode switching lever, and load setting and moving video/still picture mode switching are linked together.

Also see – Canon Patent – DSLR Camera with Fixed Mirror

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Canon Patent - DSLR Camera with Fixed Mirror

The New Camera Exclusive – From translated patent details and images it’s very clear that makers of SLT technology still interested in SLT tech. A latest patent doc we have received.

Canon Patent image sensor

JP2017021175 (A) ― 2017-01-26
Application number: JP20150138247 20150710

Translated text from patent Description: To provide a single-lens reflex camera having a half-mirror configuration capable of performing image-plane AF, which offers a reduced release time lag by capturing an image without performing AF after mirror-up.SOLUTION: An image capturing device comprises an image capturing optical system, a matte screen on which an image from the image capturing optical system is formed, viewfinder means, an image sensor on which the image from the image capturing optical system is formed, focus detection means included in the image sensor, and a half-mirror. The focus detection means is configured to detect focus with the mirror down by performing ranging with a focus offset corresponding to a thickness of the half-mirror so that light is focused on the image sensor when the mirror is up.

Pellicle Mirror – Back in 1989 Canon introduced first consumer SLR camera Canon EOS RT with Pellicle Mirror, actually the Pellicle mirrors based camera offers some of the advantages over the traditional SLR / DSLR camera, since When you DSLR (Canon, Nikon, Pentax) mirror flips up when you press the shutter button, it allow the light to pass through it to the sensor / flim of the camera, but the biggest problem of the moving mirror that it creates vibration, produces noise, creates a viewfinder blackout for a fraction of second and also limits the Camera burst speed capability.
A Pellicle mirror is actually a translucent film that will remain in fixed place at middle and always reflects some of the light up to the viewfinder and AF sensor, rest of the reaming light goes to the film / sensor.

Canon SLT patent isn’t new – June 1st, 2015 we have also published Canon SLT related patent. You can check it out here.

Canon Working on Lens Driving Adapter

Canon-zoom-adapter

Canon latest patent shows that they are working on a Lens Driving Adapter possibly for EF and EF-S Lenses. It will going to attach on the side of the lens to do the zoom operation by rotating the lens barrel.

Before we begin let me tell you that the Canon PZ-E1 zoom adapter was announced sometime in Feb 18 2016 and that works only with Canon 18-135mm IS USM (Nano) Lens.  But this patent was filed on June of 2016 and it was first published on Jan 5, 2017. Hence Canon may be working on improved and versatile version of its current PZ-E1 zoom adapter .

Patent Details (Translated)
The lens driving adapter is detachably attachable to a lens barrel on which an operation member is provided. The adapter includes a driver configured to drive the operation member, and an adapter body holding the driver. The adapter body includes a first contact portion and a second contact portion that are protrusions contactable with two circumferential portions in an outer circumferential surface of the lens barrel. The first and the second contact portions are contactable with outer circumferential surfaces of lens barrels whose outer diameters are mutually different. The adapter body includes a fixing member configured to fix the adapter body to any of the lens barrels.

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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISRA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed: Jun. 29, 2016
Pub. Date: Jan. 5, 2017
Pub. No.: US 2017/0003474 Al

 

 

Lens driving adpater

In the image above you can see above how the internal mechanism of lens Driving adapter work.

Lens driving adapter image

The images above shows you the design of Canon Working on Lens Driving Adapter and its position.

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Canon Patent - RGBW Sensor

Canon RGBW sensor image

Canon RGBW Sensor patent surfaced online. RGBW sensor is not new for photography industry Huawei P8 uses the RGBW Sensor developed by Sony. Just few days ago we have also spotted rumor that Sony A7S III may arrive with a Fullframe RGBW sensor.

Take a look at the details of Canon RGBW sensor

Patent publication number 2016-208093

Release date 2016.12.8
Application date 2015.4.15
Canon patent
RGBW 12 array
Generate resolution data and color data, synthesize resolution data and color data, up-convert, process with mosaic (Bayer conversion), demosaic in order

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Canon Patent - Reversibly attachable lenses

canon-2-mount-lens-coming

If you are a owner of a 50mm F1.8 Lens or the standard kit lens then you can use them as reverse macro lens and it’s also the least expensive way to get Macro shots from your camera. The technique involves reversing of your lens and attaching to your camera mount either with the help of steady hand or external adapters are also there to attach a reversed lens.

2x-lens-mount-image

Canon is also taking reverse lens technique serious and finally the are planning to build a multipurpose lens with two lens mount.

Patent details

Patent publication number 2016-206568
Release date 2016.12.8
Application date 2015.4.28
Canon patent
Reversibly attachable lenses
Reverse attachment detection switch
Switch control according to installation position

Canon may start a DUO lens series soon that will offer feature of two lenses in a single pack. A excellent step towards adding another dimension in DSLR lenses.

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