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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.

Source

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.

See more Sony Patent | Also see Latest Sony A9 /Sony A9R Rumors

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Source – freepatentsonline.com | Via – SAR.com

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

source- egami

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

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Sony Patent 55mm F1.8 Lens

55mm-lens-from-img

Sony 55mm F1.8 ens patent is pending, the lens is developed for Fullframe E-Mount mirrorless camera, take a look at the details below.. also keep in mind that the text you see below is translated from Japanese so it might contain some errors.

Sony corresponds to a less full-size mirror 55mm F1.8 and 50mm F1.8 is pending patent. It seems to be a very high performance.

Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-68910
    • Published 2015.4.13
    • Filing date 2013.9.27
  • Sony patents
    • 3-unit construction of positive and negative positive
    • Inner focus (the second group)

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Sony Patent - New Tilting Smart Lens Attachment unit

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A new patent surfaced over the web that shows new type of Smartphone Attachment unit (highlighted in red), the Attachment unit now can turn your phone from upside down.

Lens-style-camera-img

Explanation self interpretation of patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-73216
    • Published 2015.4.16
    • Filing date 2013.10.3
  • Sony patents
    • Lens style camera
    • Smartphone detachable
    • The camera part is rotatable in the tilt direction
    • Camera parts, foldable parallel to the smartphone

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