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 Mobile terminal patent thumbnailMobile terminal
The present invention relates to a mobile terminal comprising: a first body unit; a second body unit; a display unit; a camera module; and a control unit, wherein when the second body unit rotationally moves toward the first body unit, if the angle between the first body unit and the second body unit is not more than a first angle and not less than a second angle, the control unit operates the camera module to photograph an image, and if the angle between the first body unit and the second body unit is less than the second angle, the control unit stops the image photographing of the camera module, and wherein when returning the second body unit so that the angle between the first body unit and the second body unit is greater than or equal to the first angle, the control unit displays the image photographed by the camera module on the display unit.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


 Notched-spacer camera module and  fabricating same patent thumbnailNotched-spacer camera module and fabricating same
A notched-spacer camera module includes a chip-scale package, a lens plate, a spacer ring, and a glue ring. The chip-scale package has an image sensor and a top surface.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.


 Camera module and  auto focusing the same patent thumbnailCamera module and auto focusing the same
An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes an actuator moving a mover including at least one lens receiving an optical image of an object; and an actuator driving unit controlling the actuator to drive the mover to a forward direction or to a reverse direction, wherein a separate direction bit is to drive a first search section and a second search section, in a case a search section driving the mover to the forward direction is defined as the first search section, and a search section driving the mover to the reverse direction is defined as the second search section.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


 Camera module having buffer unit patent thumbnailCamera module having buffer unit
A camera module according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a first printed circuit board (pcb) configured to have an image sensor mounted thereon; a housing unit disposed over the first pcb; a holder module spaced apart from a bottom surface within the housing unit at a specific interval and configured to have a first coil wound on its outer circumferential face and to include at least lens therein; a second pcb combined with the bottom surface of the holder module; a third pcb disposed over the holder module; and a plurality of wire springs each configured to have one end connected to the second pcb and the other end connected to the third pcb.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


 Camera module having stabilizer and electronic device including the same patent thumbnailCamera module having stabilizer and electronic device including the same
A method and a camera including a stabilizer are provided. The camera includes a lens, at least one autofocus (af) actuator for moving the lens in a first direction, and at least one optical image stabilization (ois) stabilizer for moving the lens in at least one direction.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


 Camera module comprising lens, image pickup element patent thumbnailCamera module comprising lens, image pickup element
In a camera module (51), a lid glass (15) protrudes from a sensor cover (14) toward an image pickup lens (1), and a base section (9) includes an overhanging part (9b) overhanging in such a manner as to cover part of the lid glass (15).. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


 Camera module and  manufacturing the same patent thumbnailCamera module and manufacturing the same
A camera module having an image sensor and an optical system having at least one lens includes a memory storing information regarding aberration characteristics of the camera module affecting a resolution of the camera module, and the information regarding aberration characteristics comprises information estimated in advance by comparing an image generated by the camera module with a reference image.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


 Solid state image capturing apparatus, camera module and electronic device patent thumbnailSolid state image capturing apparatus, camera module and electronic device
There is provided a solid state image capturing apparatus including an image capturing element for photoelectric converting an incident light; a light shielding filter for shielding a part of the incident light; and a metal plate partly having an opening for fixing the light shielding filter at a position for blocking the opening, an end of the opening of the metal plate being etched and antireflection treated. Also, a camera module and an electronic device are provided..
Sony Corporation


 Camera module, electronic device, and  operating the same patent thumbnailCamera module, electronic device, and operating the same
A camera module, an electronic device and a method of operating the same are provided. The camera module includes a lens module including lenses, and a sensor module including an image sensor configured to sense an image input through the lens module and a logic unit configured to process the image from the image sensor and the logic unit stores a lens-customized point spread function pre-estimated to correct blur characteristics of the lenses within the lens module..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


 Electronic device monitoring method and apparatus patent thumbnailElectronic device monitoring method and apparatus
A method and apparatus for checking use of an electronic device based on a video signal obtained by a camera in the state that the device displays an authentication screen. The electronic device of the present disclosure includes a memory that stores user authentication information, a camera module, an input interface, and a processor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd


Near infrared ray absorbent composition, near infrared ray cut filter, manufacturing near infrared ray cut filter, solid image pickup element, camera module

Provided are a near infrared ray absorbent composition which can form a cured film having excellent heat resistance while maintaining high near infrared ray shielding properties, and a near infrared ray cut filter, a manufacturing method of a near infrared ray cut filter, a solid image pickup element, and a camera module using the near infrared ray absorbent composition. The near infrared ray absorbent composition contains a compound having a partial structure represented by m-x, and a near infrared ray absorbent compound, and a content of the compound having a partial structure represented by m-x is greater than or equal to 15 mass % with respect to a total solid content of the near infrared ray absorbent composition.
Fujifilm Corporation

Rear camera device for vehicle and module cover thereof

Disclosed is a rear camera module for a vehicle. The disclosed rear camera module includes a module cover mounted to a rear side of the vehicle such that a rotational shaft of a rear wiper is rotatably coupled to the module cover and a rear camera module installed at the module cover to photograph a rear-view image of the vehicle.
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

Camera module and system for preventing of dew condensation in camera module

The present disclosure relates to a camera module, and a dew condensation prevention system of the camera module, and there is disclosed a camera module including a lens assembly; a lens barrel in a cylindrical shape with a predetermined height configured to accommodate the lens assembly; and a heat radiation member formed along an outer surface of the lens barrel to transfer heat to an outermost lens of the lens assembly, wherein the lens assembly has a field-of-view region formed in a first direction and a second direction crossed with the first direction, and at least one of the first and the second field of view is above 180 degrees, and a dew condensation prevention system using the same.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Method of processing image of electronic device and electronic device thereof

According to various embodiments of the present disclosure, an electronic device includes: a camera module that obtains an image; and a processor which implements the method, including setting a quadrangular area in the obtained image including a reference pixel and a corresponding pixel disposed respectively at corners of the quadrangular area, calculating an accumulated-pixel value for each pixel of the obtained image corresponding to the quadrangular area, such that a particular pixel value for a particular pixel is a sum of the pixel values beginning from the reference pixel, continuing though an arrangement of pixels in the quadrangular area and terminating at the particular pixel, and generating an image quality processing-dedicated frame of accumulated-pixel values based on calculated accumulated-pixel values of each pixel of the frame.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Methods and facilitating selective blurring of one or more image portions

Methods and apparatus provide for simulated, e.g., synthetic, aperture control. In some embodiments a user, after a camera autofocus or user selection of an object to focus on, sets a blur level and views the effect.
The Lightco Inc.

Methods and compensating for motion and/or changing light conditions during image capture

Methods and apparatus for compensating for motion and/or changing light conditions during image capture, e.g., in video, through use of multiple camera modules and/or images captured by multiple camera modules are described. During image capture time periods a plurality of camera modules capture images.
Light Labs Inc.

Image generation method based on dual camera module and dual camera apparatus

Provided is image generation based on a dual camera module. The dual camera module comprises a first camera lens of a large single-pixel size and a second camera lens of a high resolution.
Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Camera module having a sealing member

A camera module is provided. The camera module includes: a printed circuit board on which an image sensor is to be mounted; a base arranged on an upper side of the printed circuit board; a cover can coupled to an upper side of the base; and a sealing member interposed between the base and the cover can..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Auxiliary lens for mobile photography

An auxiliary optical assembly for a camera-enabled mobile device includes a removable lens assembly including a lens holder, a lens coupled to the lens holder, and a coupling interface. A lens attachment interface that is configured to stably couple to the mobile device, and that is configured in accordance with the coupling interface of the removable lens assembly to stably couple and align the removable lens along the optical path of the miniature camera module..
Moment Inc

Camera module

The present invention relates to a camera module, the module including: a pcb; an image sensor mounted on the pcb and formed with an image pickup device; a base mounted on the pcb and including a plated portion formed at a lower center with an opening mounted with an ir filter; a lower spring plate formed with a conductive material; a spacer arranged on an upper surface of the lower spring plate and forming a staircase structure by a rib wrapping a periphery of the lower spring plate to supportively apply a pressure to the lower spring plate; a lens actuator including a bobbin, and a yoke; an upper spring plate coupled to an upper surface of the lens actuator; and a cover arranged on an upper surface of the upper spring plate.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Camera module and mobile terminal communicating with the same

A camera module includes: a body to have buoyancy such that, when in a floated state, a first part of the body is exposed to outside of water while a second part of the body is immersed in the water; a first camera at the body to be immersed in the water when the body is in the floated state; and a second camera at the body to be exposed to the outside of the water when the body is in the floated state, wherein the first camera is configured to capture a first image corresponding to the immersion in the water, and the second camera is configured to capture a second image corresponding to outside of the water.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Lens moving unit and camera module having the same

One embodiment of a lens moving unit includes a bobbin mounted with at least one sheet of lens and arranged at a periphery with a coil unit, a cover member mounted with a magnet at a position corresponding to that of the coil unit, upper and bottom elastic members respectively coupled at one distal end to upper and bottom surfaces of the bobbin to support movement of the bobbin to an optical axis direction, and a detection unit to detect a movement parallel to an optical axis of the bobbin, wherein the detection unit includes a sensing magnet mounted at a periphery of the bobbin, and a position detection sensor arranged at a lateral wall of the cover member and formed at an inner lateral surface opposite to the sensing magnet, wherein the bobbin includes a correction magnet mounted at a side opposite to that of the sensing magnet.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Camera module for use in automobile

Embodiments provide a camera module including a lens unit, a first board formed with an electromagnetic circuit, a second board spaced apart from the first board, the second board including a terminal for external electrical connection and being formed with an electromagnetic circuit, a first support member having one side coupled to the first board and the other side coming into contact with one surface of the second board, so as to maintain a constant distance between the first board and the second board, and an electromagnetic-field shield configured to receive the first board and the second board therein, the electromagnetic-field shield serving to inhibit outward leakage of an electromagnetic-field formed in each board.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Surveying system

A system is disclosed that comprises a camera module and a control and evaluation unit. The camera module is designed to be attached to the surveying pole and comprises at least one camera for capturing images.
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh

Surveying system

A system is disclosed that comprises a camera module and a control and evaluation unit. The camera module is designed to be attached to the surveying pole and comprises at least one camera for capturing images.
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh

Lens driving actuator

According to one embodiment of the present invention, a camera module includes: a movable element having first magnets which are formed at uniform intervals on the outer circumferential surface of a bobbin fixing a lens and second magnets which are arranged between the first magnets on the outer circumferential surface of the bobbin; a stator having first coil blocks which respectively face the first magnets, second magnets which respectively face the second magnets, and a housing which fixes the first coil blocks and the second magnets; an elastic member elastically supporting the movable element with respect to the stator; a base supporting the stator; and a case covering the housing and coupled to the base.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Structure for mounting rear camera for vehicle

A structure for mounting a rear camera for a vehicle, may include a rear glass in which a mounting hole is perforated; a camera housing in which a camera module is embedded; and a wiper pivot which enters the mounting hole from an internal side of the rear glass, and has an end of an external side coupled with a wiper blade, in which the camera housing is mounted so that the wiper pivot passes through the camera housing, and is fixed between the wiper blade and the rear glass, in a manner that the camera housing is coupled so that the wiper pivot passes through an upper portion of the camera housing, and a camera module is located at a lower portion of the camera housing.. .
Kia Motors Corporation

Thin form factor computational array cameras and modular array cameras

Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement one-dimensional array cameras, as well as modular array cameras using sub-array modules. In one embodiment, a 1×n array camera module includes: a 1×n arrangement of focal planes, where n is greater than or equal to 2, each focal plane includes a plurality of rows of pixels that also form a plurality of columns of pixels, and each focal plane not including pixels from another focal plane; and a 1×n arrangement of lens stacks, the arrangement of lens stacks being disposed relative to the arrangement of focal planes so as to form a 1×n arrangement of cameras, each configured to independently capture an image of a scene, where each lens stack has a field of view that is shifted with respect to that of each other lens stack so that each shift includes a sub-pixel shifted view of the scene..
Pelican Imaging Corporation

Camera module

A camera module including a lens unit configured to move in a direction of an optical axis and a direction perpendicular with respect to the optical axis; a housing unit accommodating the lens unit; and a shock absorbing member disposed between the housing unit and the lens unit to reduce impacts and noise generated when the housing unit and the lens unit collide.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Mobile terminal and controlling the same

Disclosed is a dual camera module equipped in a mobile terminal. The dual camera module includes a first camera module having a first focal length and a first field of view, a second camera module spaced apart from the first camera module by a predetermined distance, the second camera module having a second focal length and a second field of view, which are different from those of the first camera module, a sensor unit located in a space between the first camera module and the second camera module, and at least one member configured to align the first and second camera modules in a line so that beginning points of the fields of view of the first and second camera modules coincide with each other..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Camera module and manufacturing the camera module

A camera module includes a circuit board, a lens socket, a lens assembly and an image-sensing chip. The circuit board defines a nonopaque area.
Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Camera module

An exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a pcb (printed circuit board) mounted with an image sensor, a holder member mounted at the pcb to support a lens module, movable lens concentrically arranged with the lens module, a first actuator compensating movement of an image captured by the image sensor by moving the movable lens, and a gyro sensor unit integrally formed with the first actuator to detect rotation of trajectory in response to movement of an electronic device mounted with the camera module.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Lens drive device, camera module, and mobile terminal with camera

A lens drive device is provided with: an af drive unit that has an af coil unit disposed around a lens unit and an af magnet unit disposed separately in the radial direction with respect to the af coil unit and automatically carries out focusing; and an ois drive unit that has an ois magnet unit disposed in an af unit that includes a movable af unit and a fixed af unit and an ois coil unit disposed separately in the direction of the optical axis with respect to the ois magnet unit and carries out shake correction. The af drive unit has an elastic support unit that connects the movable af unit with the fixed af unit.
Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.

Lens driving unit, and a camera module and an optical appliance including the same

Embodiments provide a lens driving unit including a base, a housing supported so as to be movable relative to the base, a magnet located on the housing, a pattern coil part including a pattern coil that is located opposite the magnet, the pattern coil part being located on the base, and a sensor part mounted to the pattern coil part for sensing a position or movement of the housing, and the pattern coil part includes a first layer and a second layer stacked on the first layer, the sensor part being mounted underneath the first layer, and the pattern coil being formed on the second layer. Thereby, manufacturing costs may be reduced owing to a reduction in the number of elements, processes, and process management points..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Camera module including multi-lens and electronic device having the same

A camera and an electronic device are provided. The camera or the electronic device generally includes a plurality of lens barrels configured to include a plurality of lenses, and a moving frame.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Surveying system

A system is disclosed that comprises a camera module and a control and evaluation unit. The camera module is designed to be attached to the surveying pole and comprises at least one camera for capturing images.
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh

Camera array including camera modules with heat sinks

A camera system is configured to capture video content with 360 degree views of an environment. The camera array comprises a housing including a first quadrant, a second quadrant, a third quadrant, and a fourth quadrant, wherein each of the first quadrant, the second quadrant, the third quadrant, and the fourth quadrant form a plurality of apertures, a chassis bottom that is removably coupled to the housing, and a plurality of camera modules, each camera module comprising a processor, a memory, a sensor, and a lens, wherein each of the camera modules is removably coupled to one of the plurality of apertures in the housing, wherein the first quadrant, the second quadrant, the third quadrant, and the fourth quadrant each include a subset of the plurality of camera modules.
Jaunt Inc.

Thermally conductive camera enclosure

Embodiments of the invention include devices, systems and methods for using or manufacturing a camera enclosure or mobile device that includes a thermally conductive camera module, such as having a minimum thermal conductivity of 200 watts per meter kelvin (w/mk), that enhances heat transfer between a stiffener and cap of the enclosure. This allows heat produced by the camera to be conducted forward, away from the bottom of the stiffener, through the stiffener, and to the top of can so that the bottom of the stiffener does not heat to a high temperature, components of the device or an outer surface of a cover of the device near the bottom of the stiffener.
Apple Inc.

Wearable image pickup apparatus

According to one embodiment, a wearable image pickup apparatus includes a mounting unit mounted on a user, and an image pickup unit arranged on the mounting unit. The image pickup unit includes a fixed portion fixed to the mounting unit, and a movable portion movably coupled to the fixed portion by a coupling mechanism.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Auto-focus actuator unit with dust barrier for camera module

An auto-focus actuator unit including a lens carrier slidably received within a stationary housing frame for a reciprocating motion provided by an actuator is described. The housing frame being carried by a bottom plate provided with an opening, in correspondence with one or more lenses carried by the lens carrier, and with a dust barrier projecting towards the lens carrier and having such a height as to maintain a vertical overlap with the lens carrier over the whole travel of the latter..
Actuator Solutions Gmbh

Systems and methods for a digital image sensor

A system, method, and computer program product are provided for generating an image stack. In use, one or more exposure parameters for an image stack are configured.
Duelight Llc

Display device

A display device includes a substrate, an encapsulation unit opposite to the substrate, a display unit disposed between the substrate and the encapsulation unit and including a pixel, a camera unit disposed on one side of the substrate and including at least one camera module, and a mirror member disposed on one side of the encapsulation unit.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

Array cameras incorporating independently aligned lens stacks

Array cameras, and array camera modules incorporating independently aligned lens stacks are disclosed. Processes for manufacturing array camera modules including independently aligned lens stacks can include: forming at least one hole in at least one carrier; mounting the at least one carrier relative to at least one sensor so that light passing through the at least one hole in the at least one carrier is incident on a plurality of focal planes formed by arrays of pixels on the at least one sensor; and independently mounting a plurality of lens barrels to the at least one carrier, so that a lens stack in each lens barrel directs light through the at least one hole in the at least one carrier and focuses the light onto one of the plurality of focal planes..
Pelican Imaging Corporation

Surveying system

A system is disclosed that comprises a camera module and a control and evaluation unit. The camera module is designed to be attached to the surveying pole and comprises at least one camera for capturing images.
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh

Electronic device and processing image

An electronic device and a method for processing an image are disclosed, and according to various examples, an operation of the electronic device can include an operation controlling a computation module so as to identify a subject from image data and calculating photography parameters on the basis of the identified subject, and an operation providing the calculated photography parameters to a camera module through a control module prior to a photographing command of a user, and other examples can be carried out.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

On-vehicle camera apparatus capturing image in front of vehicle and performing vehicle control

An on-vehicle camera apparatus capturing an image in front of a vehicle includes: a camera module outputting image data and a control circuit board. The camera module includes an optical element that refracts incident light so as to diverge or focus the incident light, and an image sensor element in which incident light transmitted through the optical element forms an image.
Denso Corporation

Dual overmolded reconstructed camera module

An apparatus and method of producing a dual overmolded camera module. The dual overmolded camera module including a dual overmolded image sensor module having a first image sensor device and a second image sensor device spaced from one another in an x-direction at a predetermined alignment distance, and wherein at least one of the first image sensor device and the second image sensor device have a conductive via formed therethrough and a redistribution layer along at least one side.
Apple Inc.

Assembly structure for industrial cameras

An assembly structure for industrial camera has a camera module including an electric circuit board and a sensor component configured on the electric circuit board, a base of a camera seat combined onto the electric circuit board, a protrusive and hollow engaging portion installed on the surface of the base, an installation hole combined with a predetermined lens installed in the engaging portion, and a lens hole creating a closure state configured at the bottom of the installation hole. Thus capable of further combining the camera module and the lens seat into the accommodation space within the housing and extending to outside by the engaging portion of the lens seat via the through-hole in the housing, there is no need to develop different molds for the housing with regard to the sensor components of various sizes in the camera module, but simply alter the camera seat having different lens hole size in correspondence with the sensor component for assemblages, thus further achieving the effects of stable structure, mass production and reduced production costs..
Adlink Technology Inc.

Image sensor assembly, manufacturing the same, and camera module

An image sensor assembly, a method of manufacturing the same, and a camera module are provided. The image sensor assembly includes an image sensor including a pixel region provided on a surface of the image sensor, a cover disposed above the pixel region, a spacer disposed on a surface of the cover and the spacer being configured to maintain a distance between the image sensor and the cover, and an adhesive configured to fixedly attach the spacer to the image sensor, wherein the spacer comprises a first and a second member disposed parallel to and at a distance from each other..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Methods and implementing and/or using camera devices with one or more light redirection devices

Methods and apparatus relating to a camera including one or more optical chains with a light redirection device, e.g., mirror, and an outer protective cover are described. The cover maybe a flat or sloped surface or a lens.
The Lightco Inc.

Camera module and auto focusing thereof

A camera module including a fixing unit including a hole formed therein; a moving unit including at least one lens, and configured to linearly move in the hole of the fixing unit; and a driving unit configured to drive the moving unit. Further, the driving unit includes a corresponding magnet arranged in the inner surface of the hole of the fixing unit; a moving coil surrounding the outer surface of the moving unit; and a fixed coil arranged in the fixing unit and configured to receive from the moving coil a current or voltage variable based on a distance with the moving coil..
Lg Electronics Inc.



Camera Module topics:
  • Camera Module
  • Circuit Board
  • Semiconductors
  • Semiconductor
  • Redistribution Layer
  • Incident Light
  • Image Processing
  • Coordinates
  • Light Shield
  • Voice Coil Motor
  • Voice Coil
  • Image Pickup Device
  • Concentrated
  • Electrical Signal


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