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Canon and Toshiba patented a special curved sensor design

Years ago Sony patented a Full Frame curved sensor design for a fixed lens camera. They yet have to unveil such a product but in the meantime Toshiba and Canon patented such designs too:

The Toshiba patent looks like this:


The Canon patent proposes two variations. A fully curved sensor and a sensor flat in the center and curved on the edge:


A fully curved sensor would require the launch of a completely new system camera as the lenses would have to be redesigned. While the Canon sensor design with flat center and curved edges might work with current lens designs too.

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