Communication devices incorporating reduced area imaging devices

  • US 6,452,626 B1
  • Filed: 07/10/2000
  • Issued: 09/17/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/06/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a wireless telephone for conducting wireless telephonic communications, the improvement comprising:

  • a video system integral with said telephone for receiving and transmitting video images, and for viewing said video images, said video system comprising;

    a camera module housing an image sensor therein, said image sensor lying in a first plane and including an array of CMOS pixels for receiving images thereon, said image sensor further including circuitry means on said first plane and coupled to said array of CMOS pixels for timing and control of said array of CMOS pixels, said image sensor producing a pre-video signal, a first circuit board lying in a second plane and electrically coupled to said image sensor, said first circuit board including circuitry means for converting said pre-video signal to a desired video format;

    a video monitor attached to said wireless phone for viewing said video images, said video monitor communicating with said first circuit board, and displaying video images processed by said first circuit board.

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