Articles tagged "patent"

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Nikon is the latest camera company sued by DigiMedia Tech over alleged patent infringement

The camera maker joins Olympus, Fujifilm and others is a legal tussle over US digital camera technology patents held by DigiMedia Tech.

Apple patent shows how you may one day be able to capture 'synthetic group selfies'

The patent shows how a special photo mode within the camera app would allow people to create composited selfies with friends and family.

Judge rules DJI infringed patent, recommends ceasing sales and imports of most DJI drones

The ITC's chief administrative judge ruled that DJI infringed upon a patent belonging to Autel Robotics.

Shoot now, focus later: multi-view lens patent is Sony’s latest foray in to light field photography

Sony's next venture into light field technology could be via an E-mount lens, that might allow photographers to use it on their regular cameras

Apple patent shows it’s working on panoramic light field capture technology

The patent shows how users could capture light field images with depth data to create immersive experiences that can be viewed on mobile devices or head mounted displays.

Sony patent suggests it's working on developing a folding camera drone

For the past few years, Sony has quietly been developing a camera drone. Sony Alpha Rumors first discovered the patent in October 2018 and another recently-filed patent with more details.

Xiaomi patent shows pop-up camera with up to seven lenses

Patent documents filed by Xiaomi show a pop-up mechanism with dual front-cameras and a penta-camera setup at the back.

Oppo patent shows camera module that pops out of the side of a smartphone

The pop-out mechanism for the front camera allows for a near bezel-less design of the device front.

DJI patents land-based vehicle with built-in camera and new gimbal system

New DJI patents indicate the company may be planning to expand beyond drones with a new land-based camera vehicle.

Canon patent application details hybrid speedlight with active cooling via internal fan

The patent application shows how active cooling would keep the flash head and LED lights inside a hybrid speedlight cool during intense operation.

Canon patent application sheds more light on its upcoming IBIS technology

Rumors have been heating up regarding Canon's potential IBIS system and this new patent application gives us the best look yet at what Canon is up to.

Canon patent application details wireless charging setup for camera systems

If Canon brings the patent to fruition, your next camera may very well be able to be charged by simply putting it atop a wireless charging mat.

Canon files patent application for barndoor-style lens cap that you can't lose

Japanese Patent Application 2019-113645 describes a lens hood with four sections that opens when in use and closes shut when the camera is no longer in use.

Canon patent details triple image stabilization system for low-light video recording

The system uses a combination of lens, body and electronic stabilization to account for different types of movement.

Apple smartwatch patent hints at future Apple Watch models with built-in cameras

The patent details an Apple Watch band with integrated cameras so you could capture photos with a flick of the wrist.

Canon could put continuous LED lights inside pop-up flash units according to patent application

A recent patent application from Canon suggests future pop-up flashes on Canon cameras could have continuous lighting thanks to LEDs.

Apple wants to patent a 'Synthetic Selfie' app

Apple's latest patent application describes a system that creates a group selfie from a number of individual self portrait.

Apple patent application details tech to improve mobile underwater photography

Apple has filed a patent application describing a system that automatically optimizes camera settings and image processing for underwater photography.

Samsung patents zoom camera in an S-Pen stylus

The patent document describes an optical system, image sensor, controller and control key, all built into the upper end of an S-Pen stylus.

Canon patent details schematics for a possible RF 90mm F2.8L IS Macro lens

A recently published patent from Canon details the schematics for a medium telephoto macro lens with image stabilization for its new RF mount.

LG patent describes smartphone camera with 16 sensors and lenses

The Korean manufacturer is looking to patent a 4 x 4 camera array that captures 3D images and video.

Canon EOS R review
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Canon's EOS R, the company's first full-frame mirrorless camera, impresses us with its image quality and color rendition. But it also comes with quirky ergonomics, uninspiring video features and a number of other shortcomings. Read our full review to see how the EOS R stacks up in today's full-frame mirrorless market.

Lawsuit claims Apple's dual-camera setup in recent iPhones infringes on 2003 patent

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday claims the cameras in Apple's iPhone 7 Plus and newer dual-camera models infringe on a patent that was granted in 2003.

Apple patents correction system for smartphone accessory lenses

The patent describes a system that uses correction software and a movable built-in camera lens to mitigate misalignment and improve image quality when shooting with accessory lenses.

Canon patent application teases full-frame 'soft-focus' lens designs

A Japanese patent application from Canon shows off the schematics for a potential 58mm F1.4 'soft-focus' lens with two focusing modules.

Apple patent describes dual-live-view for dual-camera smartphones

The system described shows the images from both cameras simultaneously, side-by-side. This allows users to compare the field-of-view of both cameras while shooting, and pick the one they prefer.

Canon patents fingerprint reader for cameras and lenses

A recent Canon patent shows a novel—at least for cameras—way to protect your camera from thieves: fingerprint ID. Using this tech, you could 'unlock' your camera by using the fingerprint sensor on either the camera's body or lens.

Canon patents innovative lens adapter with built-in electronic ND filter

In a patent from October, 2017, Canon details a lens adapter for mirrorless cameras that would feature an electronic variable ND filter built right in. This would be particularly useful for video shooters.

Smartphone front cameras might soon be placed underneath the display

A new patent by Samsung proposes moving the front camera and other components—such as the earpiece and proximity and ambient light sensors—underneath the screen.

Canon patents 400mm F5.6 catadioptric 'mirror' lens

Canon might be planning to bring catadioptric 'mirror' lenses back from the dead. A new Canon patent spotted in Japan describes a 400mm F5.6 catadioptric lens that would use a variable density ‘electrochromic’ filter to 'stop down' the lens.

Canon illuminated buttons patent hints at future prosumer DSLR design

Future prosumer Canon DSLRs might feature light-up buttons, if this newly published patent is any indication of the camera company's plans.

Corephotonics sues Apple over dual-camera zoom patents

The Israel-based company has filed a patent infringement case claiming Apple has made unauthorized use of its dual-camera zoom technology in the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus.

Canon patents a huge, hinged and reversible DSLR LCD

The patent details a flipping rear LCD screen so large, Canon has had to hide the rear dial and several buttons underneath.

Nikon patents two full-frame mirrorless lenses: 52mm F0.9 and 36mm F1.2

Nikon has filed two new full-frame mirrorless lens patents in Japan, leaving many of us hoping that the company will make good on its promise to deliver a 'superior' mirrorless camera.

Sony patents 400mm F2.8 lens for a curved medium format sensor

It's been a crazy day for innovative patent news. Apparently Sony is thinking of developing a medium format curved sensor camera.

Nikon patents 35mm F2.0 lens for camera with curved full frame sensor

A new Nikon patent shows a lens designed for a curved full-frame sensor. Could this be the high-end Nikon mirrorless camera people are hoping for?

Apple patent shows camera system that helps you take better selfies

Apple was just granted a patent for a camera system that prods, coaxes and manipulates users into taking better group and solo selfies.

Red patent shows plans for insanely modular Hydrogen One smartphone system

Red has big plans for the modular Hydrogen One smartphone. In a patent filed late last year, the company shows plans for the ultimate modular camera system, with a phone at its core.

Google patent details a hat with a wearable camera and bone conduction speaker

Google was recently awarded a patent which in part details a wearable camera system embedded in a baseball hat. Read more

Apple files patent application for optimization of focus stacks

Technology described in an Apple patent application could help speed up the focus stacking process and generate more precise depth maps for portrait modes and similar features. Read more

Canon granted third most US patents in 2016

Canon was granted more US patents in 2016 than many high-tech companies, including the likes of Apple, Google and Intel. Read more

Samsung patent shows dual-camera tracking feature

A Samsung patent application shows an advanced subject tracking feature that uses a dual-camera with a wide-angle and tele lens. Read more

Canon patent shows curved sensor design

A Japanese blog is reporting on a Canon patent that shows a curved image sensor design that aims to reduce vignetting. Read more

Tamron files patent for 115mm F1.4 VC lens

Lens manufacturer Tamron has filed a patent for what looks like an interesting portrait lens to add to its growing collection of fixed focal length lenses. Read more

Canon applies to patent double-sided micro lenses designed for better edge performance

Canon has developed a design for the micro lenses it uses on imaging sensors that it claims will reduce vignetting and false coloration at the edges of the picture. Read more

Apple patents system for disabling cameras in no-photography areas

Apple has been awarded a patent for a system that allows for the camera on an iPhone to be disabled remotely via an infrared signal. The technology could be implemented in concert venues, classified areas or any other location where photography is not allowed. Read more

Patents hint at camera on future Apple Watch

A patent filed by Apple might hint at a camera on a future version of the Apple Watch. The patent covers a range of ideas, including a camera for selfies or scanning QR codes. Read more

Best of both worlds? Canon patent for DSLR hybrid viewfinder design published

Canon has applied for a viewfinder design patent that combines both optical and electronic displays in a DSLR style system. Read more

Apple patent describes use of curved image sensor to design small camera module

Apple has patented a design for a very small camera module that uses a curved sensor and an array of lenses.

Google awarded patent for folding handheld camera design

Global tech giant Google could be joining the camera business if a patent it was awarded this month is anything to go by. Filed in June 2014 and just approved on the 12th January this year, the patent issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office is for a design for a folding camera that's hinged in the middle like a clamshell mobile phone. Read more

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