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Canon Tops Among Japanese Companies in U.S. Patent Rankings for 12th Consecutive Year

From Canon:   TOKYO, January 12, 2017—Canon Inc. again ranked first among Japanese companies and third overall for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2016, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent … Continue reading

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Canon Files Patent for an Electronically Curved Sensor

According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a patent for the design of an electronically curved sensor.   Patent Details   Patent Publication No. 2016-201425 Release date 2016.12.1 Application date 2015.4.8 Coupling the imaging element and the expansion / … Continue reading

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Canon Files Focus Peaking Patent

According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a focus peaking patent. Focus peaking is one of the benefits I thoroughly enjoy with Magic Lantern installed on my IR-converted EOS 7D. [Sean] Patent Details  Published 2016.9.1 Filing date 2015.2.24 To get the … Continue reading

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Manfrotto Resolves Patent Infringement Lawsuit with MAC Group/Benro

From Digital Imaging Reporter: August 23, 2016—Upper Saddle River, NJ—Manfrotto Distribution Inc., Lino Manfrotto +Co S.p.A., Mamiya America Corporation (MAC Group) and Benro Precision Industrial Co., Ltd., announced that they have resolved Manfrotto’s patent infringement lawsuit. The lawsuit had been pending in … Continue reading

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Apple Patent Would Allow Infrared Signals to Block iPhone Photo and Video Capture

News It could also implement augmented-reality-like features A simple IR transmitter could eventually be enough to block the iPhone from taking photos or video… Popular Photography

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Canon Submits Patent for Dual IS System

According to the Egami Blog, Canon has submitted a patent for an optical design with two image stabilization control groups which work together to better reduce camera shake. Patent Details  Patent Publication No. 2015-203862 Published 2015.11.16 Filing date 2014.4.16 Equipped with … Continue reading

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Canon Files Patent for CN-E 24-70mm f/2.8 Cinema Zoom

According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a patent for a CN-E 24-70mm f/2.8 L S lens. The curious thing about this patent is that Canon already makes a CN-E 30-105 T2.8 L S lens. With so little to differentiate … Continue reading

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Sigma Files Patent for 20mm f/1.8 DG HSM Contemporary Lens

According to the Egami Blog, Sigma has filed a patent for a 20mm f/1.8 optical design earmarked for their Contemporary lineup. If / when this lens is released, it will likely be the first prime lens in Sigma’s Contemporary series of … Continue reading

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Nikon Files Patent for a Smart Watch that Releases Fragrance

In one of the oddest major camera brand patents we’ve seen, it appears Nikon has filed a patent for a smart watch that releases a fragrance. According to the Egami Blog, the watch would contain a fragrance cartridge that emits a … Continue reading

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Canon Files Patent for Potential Successor to the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a patent for a potential successor to the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II. If I’m understanding the garbled Google Translation correctly, there seems to be an emphasis on reduced vignetting in the lens. [Sean] Description … Continue reading

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Sigma Files Patent for 120-600mm f/5-6.3 Lens

According to the Egami Blog, Sigma has filed a patent for a 120-600mm f/5-6.3 optical design which could indicate that the current 150-600mm Sports and/or Contemporary models may receive an even larger focal range when replaced. Description of Patent Patent Publication No. … Continue reading

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Canon Files Patent for EF-M 55-300mm DO IS STM

According to the Egami Blog, Canon has filed a patent for an EF-M 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 DO IS STM. Patent Description Patent Publication No. 2015-232674  Published 2015.12.24 Filing date 2014.6.11 Example 1  Zoom ratio 5.27 Focal length 55.04 135.00 290.01 F-number 4.60 5.18 … Continue reading

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