The latest patents from Panasonic, Sony, Canon and Samsung

Those are the latest patents from: Panasonic, Sony, Canon and Samsung.

Panasonic filed a patent for a camera with a retractable grip and swivel LCD screen:

Here is another patent from Panasonic for a different type of swivel LCD screen:


Patent 2011090099 from Panasonic is for a 46-188mm m4/3 zoom lens:

  • Focal distance: 46.3806 94.1124 188.5677
  • F number: 3.98986 4.65575 5.66031
  • Field angle: 13.3631 6.3982 3.2157
  • Image height: 10.8150 10.8150 10.8150
  • Lens length: 100.5846 115.4556 136.6800
  • BF: 22.47374 30.99618 50.72415

Patent 20110115963 from Sony is for a 50mm f/1.4 full frame lens:

FNo. = 1.443, f = 51.54, .omega. =

Canon filed a patent 2011-081062 in Japan for a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with a 17/12 design (the existing 24-70 is 16/13 design):

Canon filed a patent 2011-090190 in Japan for a 18-270mm zoom lens:

  • Focal distance: 18.63 62.47 271.55
  • F number: 3.10 4.85 5.88
  • Angle of view: 36.25 12.33 2.88

Canon filed a patent for a 2.0x and 1.8x teleconverters with diffractive optics:

Canon 2.0x teleconverter patent

Canon 1.8x teleconverter patent

Canon filed a patent for a three-layer sensor:

Samsung filed a patent for transparent pixel patent:

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