Microminiature zoom system for digital camera

  • US 6,914,635 B2
  • Filed: 02/08/2001
  • Issued: 07/05/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/08/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A digital camera system comprising:

  • a lens assembly mounted for receiving an image and projecting said image on an image plane;

    a micro-electromechanical (MEMS) system support mechanism for providing at least two positions of movement to a supported element, said MEMS support mechanism being fabricated integrally with said supported element; and

    a semi-conductor image sensor mounted at said image plane for movement on said MEMS system support mechanism and being operatively associated with said lens assembly to generate a digital image.

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