Automatic upload of pictures from a camera

  • US 10,063,761 B2
  • Filed: 11/24/2015
  • Issued: 08/28/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/17/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A camera system comprising:

  • (a) a lens;

    (b) a cellular interface;

    (c) an image sensor configured to take pictures;

    (d) a non-volatile local memory configured to store one or more pictures;

    (e) a touch sensitive display;

    (f) a controller configured to;

    (i) receive, via the touch sensitive display, a user selection of an upload option that instructs the device to confine automatic picture upload to periods without potential cellular network access fees;

    (ii) automatically connect to a remote picture hosting service and cause an upload of one or more pictures stored in the non-volatile memory to the remote picture hosting service via the cellular interface, after receiving;

    (1) data from the cellular interface used by the controller to determine that the upload is allowed based on the selected upload option,(2) an indication that the system is connected to the internet via the cellular interface; and

    (3) an indication from the local memory that a user has elected an option to designate at least one picture from the group of pictures stored in the local memory to be uploaded to the remote picture hosting service.

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