full frame fuel - what can you make of this patent?

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full frame fuel - what can you make of this patent?
10 months ago

I've just spotted this patent:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fegami.blog.so-net.ne.jp%2F2013-01-08

It's a Ricoh 60 mm F 2.8 Macro, full frame with image stabilization. Two issues that amaze me:
- Ricoh branded lenses? Is this something new?
- Is this a possible indicator of a Ricoh-Pentax full frame in the future? I don't know what to make of the info and comments poorly translated from japanese. Is this a lens for the 645 system?

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