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Sony Dual-Camera Module Patent

Sony Dual Camera Lens Module

We’re discussing something which is not so camera centric, but today we have received Sony dual camera patent details (Thanks Mike). Sony dual camera module is being used inside many smartphones companies (including Apple) and Sony it-self.

Now let’s talk about the Sony patent

Patent details translated from from Japanese

Sony camera module

Applicant(s): SONY CORP [JP] +
Application number: WO2017JP13510 20170331
Priority number(s): JP20160082089 20160415

This technology relates to a compound-eye camera module and an electronic device which make it possible to more effectively fix a plurality of monocular camera modules using a coupling member. A compound-eye camera module makes it possible to more effectively fix a plurality of monocular camera modules using a coupling member by coupling the plurality of monocular camera modules together, by fitting a camera-side positioning part for positioning, formed on a camera-side reference surface of each of the monocular camera modules, to a member-side positioning part for positioning, formed on a member-side reference surface of the coupling member. This technology is applicable, for example, to a compound-eye camera module formed by coupling a plurality of CMOS image sensors.

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Sony Patent - Multilayer Stacked CMOS Sensor

Sony patent three different multilayer stacked CMOS sensor.  They are testing different models of sensor with organic material and silicon. And the last sensor design somehow look similar to Foveon sensors, it composed of colored filters including organic and silicon layers.  Take a look at the images and details below

Sony patent different sensors

Publication number] Japanese Unexamined Patent Application Publication No. 2017-174936 (P2017-174936A) click here
[Publication date] September 28, Heisei 20 (2017.9.28)
Title: Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

Embodiment 1 (G: organic material, B and R: silicon)
Embodiment 4 (B and G: organic, R: silicon)
Embodiment 6 (Ye and Cy: color filters, G: organic, R, B and Mg: silicon)

More interesting patent  – Sony Patent Shutter for Every Pixel , See more Sony Patents.

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Sony Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Fujifilm

Sony vs Fuji

Just like Nikon Fuji also feeling some heat waves. According to News Mag thestreet.com the U.S international is soon going to launch a investigation into Fujifilm (FUJIY) magnetic tape cartridge and component imports following a patent infringement complaint by Sony.

The complaint was filed back in January 2017. Sony claims that magnetic tap cartridge uses Sony tech without a license / permission from Sony.

It’s look like world leading Mirrorless makers fight is going beyond ring.

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Sony Working on Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Tech

Sony Sensor

Sony is also working on Canon dual pixel CMOS autofocus Technology. In recent patent document surfaced over the we can spot the same dual pixel pattern scattered in the sensor.

Patent Description (Machine Translated)

Imaging devices and electronic apparatuses incorporating imaging devices are provided. An imaging device as disclosed
can include a first pixel (2PA, 2PB) and a second pixel (2X). The first and second pixels each have a first electrode (5IA,
51B, 51C), a portion of a photoelectric conversion film (81), and a portion of a second electrode (82), where the photoelectric conversion film is between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode (5IA, 51B) of the first pixel has a first area, while the first electrode (51C) of the second pixel has a second area that is smaller than the first area. The first pixel can include a light shielding film (52A, 52B). Alternatively or in addition, the first pixel can be divided into first and second portions

Source – freepatentonline

Click here to see Nikon Dual Pixel CMOS AF Patent | Hot Deal – Sony A7 FF camera with 28-701mm Lens @ $1098 – Amazon.com

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Sony Patent Shutter for Every Pixel

Sony Hybrid Sensor Patent

Sony is working on a amazing sensor that features shutter for every single pixels. The sensor is capable to control the exposure start and end timing of each pixel.

Sony patent Hybrid sensir image

The sensor can create super high dynamic range images since the exposure timing of every pixel is controllable.

The sensor can also correct the blur effect of moving objects, so you will get neat and clean images of famous popular places without visitors.

Well I am waiting for such a camera, it will sure create record breaking dynamic range with exceptional details and color output.

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Sony Hybrid Microlens Patent

Sony-new-sensor-image

Sony patented a Hybrid Micro lens, the micro-lens of the latest Sony sensor is composed to two sub-pixels, one pixel is dedicated for auto-focusing and the other pixel is light sensitive.

The main objective of Sony is to remove the light blocking pixels from the sensor. If all the micro-lenses of the sensor are photosensitive than the camera will give fast contrast AF and neat High ISO images.

Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-153975
    • Published 2015.8.24
    • Filing date 2014.2.18
  • Sony patents
    • Microlens is formed over two or more pixels
    • The first pixel for focus detection
    • The second pixel imaging
    • Micro lenses as viewed from the first pixel are inclined
    • The optical axis of the microlens is in a second pixel

Canon Dual pixel CMOS AF tech is a excellent technology that eliminates the problem of dead-pixels inside the sensor, to know more click here.

Also see –  Sony Multilayer Hybrid AF Sensor Patent

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Sony Multilayer Hybrid AF Sensor Patent

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Sony two layer sensor patent surfaced over the web, the sensor contains phase AF pixels so the multilayer sensor will not only give class leading image quality but it will also give you super Fast AF speed.

Patent details translated by google

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-128131
    • Published 2015.7.9
    • Filing date 2013.11.27
  • Sony patents
    • Two or more layers of the multi-layered sensor
    • The first layer is color sensor
    • The second layer is monochrome sensor
    • Phase difference detection pixels

Click here to see more Sony Patents