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Apple patent describes use of curved image sensor to design small camera module

Apple has patented a design for a very small camera module that uses a curved sensor and an array of lenses.

4 months ago
Apple patent describes dual-camera design

Apple has been granted a patent that describes how a dual-camera setup on a smartphone can be used in innovative ways.

4 months ago
Samsung patents modular smartphone camera

Several Samsung patent applications look at improvements to smartphone cameras.

5 months ago
Apple develops technology for advanced parallax depth rendering

A newly published Apple patent application describes a methodology for rendering 3D images on a 2D display. 

9 months ago
Apple investigating dual-camera telephoto system

Apple apples for a patent looking into the combines use of wide-angle and telephoto lenses in mobile devices.

Apr 30, 2015
Apple patent hints at super resolution camera mode

Apple has patented a super resolution camera mode that uses the same image shift concept as some Olympus and Pentax cameras.

Apr 23, 2015
Apple patent details camera module with one sensor and multiple lenses

Apple is aiming to patent a system that allows a smartphone camera's main sensor to capture images from different directions.

Apr 3, 2015
Apple patents triple-sensor smartphone camera

A patent granted to Apple looks into improving smartphone image quality by using a light-splitting cube and three sensors.

Mar 24, 2015
Apple files patent to improve optical image stabilization

Apple is looking at ways of incorporating optical image stabilization systems and zoom lenses into mobile devices by using a mirror assembly.

Feb 16, 2015
Canon and Microsoft sign patent agreement

Canon and Microsoft have signed a patent agreement covering "a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products." 

Jul 3, 2014
Apple files patent application for artificial muscle camera lens actuator

A new Apple patent filing describes how a single artificial muscle structure is used to replace traditional motors to control focus and aperture in a camera module. 

Jun 20, 2014
Olympus patent describes Google-Glass-like device

Olympus has patented a Google-Glass-like wearable device.

Jun 5, 2014
Apple aiming to use image stabilization to create high-resolution images

Apple has filed a patent for using a camera OIS and software stitching to create high-resolution images.

May 8, 2014
Apple patents 3D interactive hologram display system

Apple patents a 3D-display where users can interact with a projection image using gestures.

Apr 25, 2014
Google applies for contact lens camera patent

Google has filed a patent application for a micro camera module to go with its smart contact lens concept.

Apr 15, 2014
Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices

Apple has patented a bayonet mount for attaching lenses and other accessories to mobile devices.

Apr 1, 2014
Apple applies for dual-sensor camera patent

Apple aims to patent a dual-sensor camera design that allows for thinner devices and better image quality. 

Mar 25, 2014
Samsung files patent for camera with transparent display

The filing seems to indicate Samsung is experimenting with transparent displays for digital cameras. 

Mar 19, 2014
Apple patents remote control for iPhone camera

Apple has been granted a patent for a wireless accessory that can remotely control the camera of an iPhone or iPad.

Mar 19, 2014
Samsung files patent for Google Glass-like wearable tech

Patent for "sport glasses" allows users to take phone calls and listen to music.

Oct 24, 2013
Nikon and Microsoft sign Android-based camera patent deal

Move is the latest instance of Microsoft pursuing makers of Android devices.

Feb 22, 2013
Apple patent aims to make blurry images history

The latest from Apple’s patent mill hopes to make iPhone images clearer.

Feb 14, 2013
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