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Multilayer Sensor Patents from Kyocera and Olympus

Kyocera multilayer sensor patent


Kyocera multilayer sensor patent surfaced over the web, pixels are shifted from center onwards to capture more light… take a look a the patent details below translated by google

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-90972
    • Published 2015.5.11
    • Filing date 2013.11.7
  • Renesas patents
    • RGB 3-layer sensor
    • Color filter
    • To shift towards the surrounding pixels in the center of the optical axis
    • Extent a peripheral, and enough is upper, the shift amount is large

Olympus multilayer sensor patent

2-layer-sensor-imgOlympus filed a patent of two layer sensor, the layer combines color filter of RGBCMY, both layer will capture extensive amount of color and light, take a look at the patent

Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-88944
    • Published 2015.5.7
    • Filing date 2013.10.31
  • Olympus patents
    • From the top, first layer color filter, the light receiving elements of the first layer, the second layer color filter of the second layer of the receiving element
    • The first layer uses a two or three color filter of MY GR BR C BG G
    • The second layer, use 1-2 kinds of color filters of the RG
    • Second layer was widely pixel pitch

src – egmai

Olympus New Patent to Improve Low Light Performance of the Sensor


A new patent surfaced over the web by egami, although I don’t know Japanese, but what I get from translated text is that to eliminate noise the camera will detect first detect the fixed pattern noise by garbing two images simultaneously (both shots will be captured at different exposure) and the camera will apply a new noise reduction algo to give a prefect output , translated text below and link of the website at the end…

Patent Publication No. 2014-230121
Published 2014.12.8
Filing date 2013.5.23

Dark arithmetic
Imaging element white point change by exposure time and temperature (FPN: fixed pattern noise) to output
Usually by subtracting the amount of signal obtained by the light blocking taken to correct the white point (fixed pattern noise)

Olympus patents
After performing the normal shooting, shooting an image that has been Boca
When a fixed pattern noise candidates of the first image, fixed pattern noise candidates of the second image match, it is regarded as a fixed pattern noise for correcting the
Imaging element unnecessary blackout of

src – egami

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Olympus Patent Advance Hybrid Stabilization Technology

image-stabilization-...We already know that the Olympus invented the 5-axis image stabilization technology, the technology effective up to 4.5 stops of stabilization, but the new patent shows a new electronic image stabilization technique that will cut-out the multiple blurred lines that can be seen at the edge of the subject and will remove automatically to make it prefect composition.

Explanation self interpretation of patent literature

Patent Publication No. 2014-239299
Published 2014.12.18
Filing date 2013.6.6
Olympus patents
Live valve
The mechanical shake correction by the sensor shift
Electronic blur correction that corrects the cutout position of the image
Correction of the dark current is also corresponding to correct the cut-out position

Olympus is to allow the hand-held live valve patent is being filed, Examples were corrected cut-out position in the lower right corner.


Olympus Lens Style Camera Patents

Olympus-smart-lens-imageOlympus latest patent surfaced over the web that clearly shows Olympus is planing to develope its own Smartlenses in near future, however the concept is now new If we look at the Sony and Kodak smart lenses,

Patent Details

Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature

Patent Publication No. 2014-175729

  • Published 2014.9.22
  • Filing date 2013.3.6

Olympus patents

  • And switches the operation mode in response to physical contact
  • Contact time of the shooting mode, when the non-contact switch to utilization mode of the image is cut wireless communication
  • Selecting an application to be used in accordance with the contact position

Sony-QX1-images-3We have already seen the Sony and Kodak smart lenses, Sony recently announced the QX30 and QX1 lens module .., the Sony Alpha QX1 features 20MP APS-C sensor and a E-mount that grabs all the E-mount lens that, a BIONZ X processor, and the QX1 also supports RAW files and the Sony QX30 features 20.4MP 1/2.3-inch sensor packed with a 30X optical f/3.5-6.3 zoom lens and features sensor shift image stabilization.


Olympus Patent - Control Auto Exposure With touch of a finger

Olympua-AE-patent-imageOlympus latest patents shows that users will now able to adjust the Auto Exposure value during live view mode with touch of a finger, first you have to lock the AE and then finally adjust the AE value.

Take a look at the translated test below

Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-135609
    • Published Date 2014.7.24
    • Filing date 2013.1.9
  • Olympus patents
    • Live valve, time shooting, composite photography
    • Once the end of exposure to achieve the target value brightness (accumulated exposure amount)
    • Select a specific area on the touch panel, to set the brightness of the target

Splash and Shoot - Patent from Olympus

Olympus is adding a new technology to it’s camera, the camera will capture a scene when splash of water is detected… take a look at the patent below for more details (translated via google)

Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature

Patent Publication No. 2014-132708
Published Date 2014.7.17
Filing date 2013.1.4
Olympus patents
If determining the water surface, to switch to 240fps from 30fps
Continues to observe the time course of the image, to determine the water droplets based on periodicity
There is a member that moves upwards, so that water droplets judged to be irregularly changes

Latest Olympus Patent - Transparent Display and New Reverse Lens

A recent patent surfaced over the web shows a transparent display system for smartphones, the transparent display system will sure revolutionize camera industry very soon once it get introduced in smartphones…

Patent details – Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-107725
    • Publication date 2014.6.9
    • Filing date 2012.11.28
  • Olympus patents
    • Attachment which is attached to the mobile terminal
    • And a semi-transmissive optical element, attachment can be see-through display
    • It is projected onto the semi-transmissive optical elements, displays the display of the mobile terminal is displayed as a virtual image
    • I have the image pickup device, infrared, radiation, environmental sound, odor sensor, a microphone, a motion sensor

If you use your portrait of kit lens from reverse side (yep by holding with your hand or some tools also available) you can get some excellent macro shots, now Olympus is the first company to add the reverse mount in the upcoming lenses according to the latest patent surfaced over the web,


Patent Details – Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-85525
    • Publication date 2014.5.12
    • Filing date 2012.10.24
  • Olympus patents
    • I have on both sides electronic contacts
    • I have a lens of information reversal connection
    • Power focus
    • Cover to protect the electronic contacts of bare