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Canon Patent Applications for Stacked CMOS Sensors

This week we had alot of excitement around some big and highlighted patents on their own separate entries.

Not including those there was some patents in which we were interested in and felt we could summarize those in this article. These patents deal with Canon's continuation to work on stacked sensors.

Japan Patent Application 2018-56580 

This patent application deals with a stacked BSI sensor design and deals with supplying consistent power across the two substrates.

Japan Patent Application 2018-057004

This patent application deals with stacking a DPAF sensor to provide better control over focus operations versus imaging operations and still providing a high degree of image sensitivity.

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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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