Canon had 12 patents in mobile during Q1 2024. Canon Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on innovative features for image capturing devices, electronic apparatuses, mobile terminals, and image processing apparatuses. These inventions include capabilities such as displaying images with different angles-of-view, optimizing power consumption modes based on remaining usable time, providing user interfaces for job performance instructions, and handling transmission errors during image transfers. GlobalData’s report on Canon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Canon grant share with mobile as a theme is 41% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Image capturing device and method of controlling thereof (Patent ID: US20240089598A1)

The patent filed by Canon Inc. describes an image capturing device with a control unit that can display images with different angles-of-view on a display unit by performing camera shake correction. The device can switch between a first angle-of-view display and a second angle-of-view display, and in specific states, an item is displayed to allow users to switch between the two views. The specific states include when the device is facing the same direction as the image capture or when the device is photographing the photographer.

Additionally, the patent includes claims related to specific scenarios where the item for changing the angle-of-view display is not shown, such as during video recording, when a wide-angle lens is mounted, or when a predetermined focal distance is reached. The patent also covers the use of touch panels for user interaction with the displayed item and the automatic switching of views based on the size of a person's face in the image. Overall, the patent focuses on enhancing the user experience and providing flexibility in displaying images based on different conditions and user preferences.

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