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Canon organic sensor patent application

Through the years, I have gotten hints in various patent applications that I have read that canon was looking, however, not too seriously at organic sensors.

They certainly don't seem to be as far advance as some of the panasonic and fuji patents that have circulated the internet over the last 2-3 years.

This patent application deals with the organic compounds used in such an organic sensor, and is one of the few that I've seen that specifically mention use in a digital stills camera.

Organic sensors should have the ability to increase dynamic range and light sensitivity but it's unknown if Canon will run into the same problems that are rumored to persist with the Fuji and Panasonic implementations; which is heat and power usage.

It'll be interesting to watch over the next year or so to see if there's more traction in this area of research from Canon.

Japan Patent Application JP2017-143133A


How to view Japan Patent applications.

Unfortunately, there's no direct way of linking to the patent application (sad!) however, this is the easiest process to view a japan patent or application.

  1. Go to the Japan Patent Office search page.
  2. If it's a patent application (they are usually in the format of YEAR+Number ie: 2017-011300) then type the patent application number into the second field down from the top where it says publication of patent application. 
  3. Click on search.
  4. Then click on the patent application number link, and there's the patent application!
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How to view Japan Patent applications.

Unfortunately, there's no direct way of linking to the patent application (sad!) however, this is the easiest process to view a japan patent or application.

  1. Go to the Japan Patent Office search page.
  2. If it's a patent application (they are usually in the format of Year-Number ie: 2017-011300) then type the patent application number into the second field down from the top where it says publication of patent application. 
  3. Click on search.
  4. Then click on the patent application number link, and there's the patent application!

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