"The constant effect of long-term commitment to strategic research and development is evident through continuous innovation," said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president and chief executive of Canon USA.
"With 3,285 patents in 2017, Canon is proud of our strong position in technology companies as we continue to solidify our position as a global leader in imaging solutions for 2018 and beyond."
Although the submitted patent was not an actual product, this figure shows the depth of different ideas that Canon researchers introduced within a year, such as a stack sensor for a new design that is faster for autofocus, an enhancement algorithm and Correct the tilt of the camera lens and so on.
Finally, ranked first in recent years rarely seen in the field of consumer electronics IBM, 4 to 8, respectively, Intel, Qualcomm, Google,Microsoft, Apple ranked 11, while the top 50 in the patent list camera manufacturers also include No. 12 Sony, No. 23 Matsushita, No. 28 Ricoh, No. 47 Fuji.