The latest patents from Canon, Panasonic, Tamron and Ricoh


Here is an update on the latest patents since my last post:

Canon

Canon 2mm f:1.4 lens patent
→ Canon 2mm f/1.4 lens designed for 1/3" sensor.

Canon EF 2x DOE teleconverter with Diffractive Optical Element
Canon EF 2x DOE teleconverter (with Diffractive Optical Element).

Canon 10-22mm f:3.5-4.5 lens patent with liquid element design
Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens patent with liquid element design.

Canon interchangeable lens cap patent
Canon patented an interchangeable lens cap (between the mount and front of the lens):

  • Lens cap on the front side, 1 lens, 4 lens caps mount side, 5 on the body cap, camera 2 (a) 3
  • It was mounted on the body cap and (b) side mount lens cap and remove the lens
  • And reverse the direction of (c) lens, was mounted on the mount side lens cap, the front lens cap is removed from the body
  • Was returned to its original position (d) lens, and attached to the body

Canon patent to save best picture in RAW
Canon filed a patent to automatically select the best RAW picture from a sequence and save it in RAW format (remaining pictures saved in JPG).

Panasonic

Panasonic 35-100mm f:4 lens patent
→ Panasonic has a new patent for 35-100mm f/4 lens (4/3 equivalent).

Panasonic 24-64mm f:2.8 lens patent
→ Panasonic has also patented 24-64mm f/2.8 lens (35mm equivalent).

Olympus

Olympus 14-150mm f:4.0-5.6 lens patent
→ The latest patent from Olympus is for a 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens.

Olympus camera LED patent Olympus camera LED patent 2
→ Olympus filed a patent for a camera with LED lights.

Tamron

Tamron 10-50mm f:3.5-5.6 VC fisheye lens patent
→ Tamron filed a patent for a 10-50mm f/3.5-5.6 VC fisheye lens.

Ricoh

Ricoh 8.17mm f:1.4 lens patent
→ Ricoh filed a patent for a 8.17mm f/1.4 lens designed for 2/3" sensor. They also patented another lens for 2/3" sensor - 35mm f/1.4 lens:

Ricoh 35mm f:1.4 lens patent

Other

switchable aspect tripod head patent switchable aspect tripod head patent 2
Velbon filed a patent for a switchable aspect tripod head.

Konica Minolta 70mm f:3.5 medium format lens patent
→ Konica Minolta filed a patent for a 70mm f/3.5 medium format lens.

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