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Nikon Patent - Camera That Sends E-Mail

Well I was not in the mood to cover this patent in my websites because the patent look too old to me. Since we are living in the world of Android and iOS where a lot of things are possible with the smartphones. We also have apps of dropbox, onderive where you can easily store your data. images from your tablets and smartphones directly.

But the patent we are talking about is not so old. And it do have some very attractive feature. When you are busy in getting in your images, your camera will going to save all these images in the email address you have shared with it. And not only that the images can be also shared with multiple email address.

Patent Publication Date – Mar 8, 2018
Inventor(s): IWASAWA AKI [JP]; OHMURA AKIRA [JP] +
Applicant(s): NIKON CORP [JP] +

Patent Details

A portable telephone is equipped with a camera and includes an image sensor that is included in the camera and that outputs image data. The portable telephone also includes a processor configured to: (i) associate the image data with position information denoting a position at which the image data is output by the image sensor; (ii) control storage of the image data to a storage medium; (iii) select the image data related to the position information in the storage medium; (iv) acquire information indicating a map based on the position information related to the selected image data; and (v) create textual content to be sent to a destination based on the position information. The portable telephone further includes a communication circuit that sends the textual content, the image data and the information indicating the map to the destination.

Nikon working on Retractable Zoom Lens for Upcoming Mirrorless Camera

Nikon working on Retractable Zoom Lens patent for its Mirrorless camera. Nikon is rumored to announce its Mirrorless camera systems in Sep of this year OR Possibly in the spring months of next year.

Take a look at the Patent Details below

[Publication No.] JP 2018-77520 (P2018-77520A) Click Here
[publication date] 2018, May 17, 2006 (2,018.5 . 17) Title of the
Invention Lens barrel, imaging device

Translated Patent Details

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a lens barrel and an imaging device which can be thinned and downsized.
A lens barrel 100 includes a lens L2, a lens frame 23 supporting the lens L2, a lens frame 23 disposed on a subject side or an image plane side of the lens L2 along the optical axis OA direction, and a first opening 31 A light amount adjusting member 30 that adjusts the amount of light to be transmitted, and a light amount adjusting member 30 that is disposed on the side opposite to the side on which the light amount adjusting member 30 of the lens L2 is disposed along the direction of the optical axis OA and opens or shields the second opening 41 , And the lens frame 23 is fitted to one of the first opening 31 of the light amount adjusting member 30 and the second opening 41 of the exposure time adjusting member 40 in the retracted state The central axis of the lens frame 23 is fixed to be coincident with the optical axis OA and part of the lens L2 and the lens frame 23 is fixed to the first opening 31 of the light amount adjusting member 30 or the second opening portion 31 of the exposure time adjusting member 40 Inserts the other end of the opening 41 It was assumed to be.

Nikon patents Mirror-Less interchangeable Sensor Camera |  look at recent Nikon Mirrorless patents Nikon Patent – EVF for Mirrorless Camera and First Look at the Nikon Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Working on Next Generation of Auto-Focus Tracking System

Nikon Working on Next Generation of Auto-Focus Tracking System, Nikon working on synchronizing multiple camera to track a single subject. We can clearly seen the patent that two of the Nikon cameras are synchronized with each other to track a single subject.

Translated Patent Documents

Figure 1 is a diagram illustrating a usage situation of a camera system constituted by the first digital camera 10 according to an embodiment of and the digital camera 20, the present invention. In Figure 1, the first digital camera 10 and the second digital camera 20 is fixed to a tripod, respectively. Position the digital camera 10 and the digital camera 20 is installed at a position with overlapping regions 51 between the imaging range 10A by the digital camera 10, the imaging range 20A by the digital camera 20. Digital camera 10 and the digital camera 20, so as to secure a wide overlap region 51, is installed in close. Region 53 and the region 54 represent regions not included in any of the imaging range 10A and the imaging range 20A.

Photographer previously established the digital camera 10 and the digital camera 20 performs the imaging instruction to the digital camera 10 camped on the digital camera 10 side. Each digital camera 10 and the digital camera 20 performs a tracking process for the main subject 60 is the object to be tracked while acquiring the live view images. Live view image refers to the image for the monitor to be imaged at a predetermined frame rate (e.g., 60 fps) before shooting instruction.

Digital camera 10 and the digital camera 20 transmits mutual tracking information (position of the main subject 60 in the imaging range) to the other digital camera. Sending tracking information to each other in between the digital camera 10 and the digital camera 20, to share the tracking information between the digital camera 10 and the digital camera 20 is in order to perform the tracking processing each digital camera is continuously .

Figure 2 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration example of a digital camera 10 and the digital camera 20. In the present embodiment, the digital camera 10 and the digital camera 20 and the same configuration. 2, the digital camera 10 includes an imaging optical system 11, an imaging device 12, the AFE (Analog front end) circuit 13, an image processing circuit 14, an LCD monitor 15, a RAM 16, a flash memory 17, CPU 18 When provided with a communication control circuit 19, and an operating member 20.

Nikon Patent 20mm F2.0 Lens for Curve Sensor  |  Nikon to Bring Advance 5 Axis IS to DSLRs

Nikon Patent 20mm F2.0 Lens for Curve Sensor

Nikon EOS Curve sensor image

Nikon is working on curved sensor camera and this is not new, we have published a patent back in 2016 that was showing a curved image sensor patent by Nikon. In a recent patent document revealed by patent Hunter blog we can clearly see that Nikon is working on a 20mm full frame lens made for curved sensor camera by having a aperture of 2.0.

Nikon Patent Details

[Publication date] May 10, 1998 (2018.5.10)
imaging lens [Title of the invention] the manufacturing method of an imaging apparatus and an imaging lens

Specification and lens — arrangement the of Embodiment 2
Focal length = 20.0 mm
F No. = 2.0
Image height = 20.8 mm

That’s really a great news and we may see Nikon future Mirrorless cameras. We will update you as soon as we get any new information.

Nikon Working on Next Generation of Android Compact Camera | Nikon to Bring Advance 5 Axis IS to DSLRs | Nikon Smartphone Patent – Lens Covers for Camera

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Nikon Working on Next Generation of Android Compact Camera

Nikon is working on new generation of compact camera with android OS. We have spotted a new patent that shows a camera integrated with compact zoom lens.  Nikon announced Nikon COOLPIX S800c with andorid OS five years ago and after that they discontinued the camera and no further successor was announced.

From the patent its very clear that Nikon wants to Re-enter in the compact market with new weapons.  We will update you soon as we get any new information.

Patent Details translated from Japanese

To provide a user-friendly image capturing device.SOLUTION: An image capturing device includes; image capturing means which captures an object image formed by an image capturing optical system that includes a zoom lens for varying focal length and outputs an image signal; zoom drive means which drives the zoom lens in an optical axis direction; a manipulation member which enables optical zooming operation; a first processing unit which runs a predetermined operating system and is capable of executing a program which is entered by a user and is executable on the operating system; and a second processing unit which controls the zoom drive means to drive the zoom lens in accordance with optical zooming manipulation applied on the manipulation member while the program is being run by the first processing unit.

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more translated details

The present invention relates to an imaging apparatus.

Conventionally, an imaging device is known which carries Android (registered trademark) universal OS (operating system) of the. For example, Non-Patent Document 1, a digital camera Android OS mounted sold by the applicant have been described. The OS provides a variety of API for using the camera function (Application Programming Interface).

The digital camera according to Non-Patent Document 1, OS having an API to use a so-called electronic zoom is mounted. Therefore, it not created specifically for the digital camera, if you run a program that was created towards the various electronic devices in which the OS operates, it was not possible to use the optical zoom function.

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Nikon Patent Android Camera Document first page

Nikon to Bring Advance 5 Axis IS to DSLRs

Nikon IS systems work

TNC exclusive — Nikon is working to improve the image stabilization system of the DSLRs. And in near future we may see introduction of 5 axis Image stabilization inside Nikon DSLRs systems cameras and lenses. In the patent drawing above we can clearly see that Nikon DSLR with attached lens is able to feature 5axis IS.

Sony A99 II camera with 5 axis IS

 

As we have seen in other mirrorless cameras including Sony Mirrorless and Panasonic G series cameras. The X&Y axis and the roll that in general camera needs to compensate. And the Pitch and Yaw compensate by camera lenses.

So, to bring up 5 axis IS in DSLRs Nikon will may introduce Sensor based Image Stabilization, or a completely new series of Nikkor lens with built-in High end Image Stabilization.

Patent Details

Details are translated from Japanes by machine ,

Patent JP-225405

The present invention relates to a motion compensation device and optical instruments.

In the high magnification ratio shooting, but increases the influence of parallel shake, a typical shake correction system using only the angular velocity sensor, it is impossible to detect the parallel shake. Therefore, at the time of high magnification photographing a problem that blur correction accuracy is deteriorated.
To solve this problem, a triaxial acceleration sensor, by using the angular velocity sensor of the three axes calculates the position of the camera, calculating the gravitational acceleration component included in the output of the acceleration sensor, by removing the translational shake component only by calculating, by correcting a technique for improving the shake correction accuracy at the time of high magnification photographing (Patent Document 1) it has been proposed. This is based on the output of the six-axis sensor, and requests the displacement of the parallel shake.

Also see – Nikon Working to Speed up the Mirror flip-up Speed

Nikon patents Mirror-Less interchangeable Sensor Camera

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Nikon Working to Speed up the Mirror flip-up Speed

Nikon is working to improve the mirror flip up speed. As we all know that DSLR uses flip-up mirror mechanism while capturing images burst shots, but somehow the speed of the overall system needs to be improved to compete against Canon DSLRs and Sony FF Mirrorles series.

One more thing before we begain, let me tell you that the patents are published in Japanese language and we read them after machine translation, so it might happen that we miss some details..

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To make a rotating mirror quickly halt at an advancement position.SOLUTION: A mirror unit includes: a mirror member that is supported rotatably between an advancement position and a retreat position; a drive lever that drives the mirror member; an urging member that is provided in the drive lever, urges the mirror member toward the advancement position, and sandwichedly holding a part of the mirror member between the driving lever and the urging member to thereby drive the mirror member to the advancement position together with the driving lever; and a cam member that has a cam surface pressing the drive lever, and causes a generation of drive force making the mirror member rotate from the advancement position to the retreat position in the drive lever. The cam surface has a profile in which the drive lever is spaced apart from the cam member during a period until the mirror member moves from the retreat position to the advancement position and when the mirror member urged by the urging member abuts on the drive lever.

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