Apparatus for capturing, converting and transmitting a visual image signal via a digital transmission system

CAFC
  • US 7,643,168 B2
  • Filed: 12/28/2006
  • Issued: 01/05/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/03/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. Apparatus comprising:

  • a portable housing, the portable housing being wireless;

    an image collection device supported by the portable housing, the image collection device being operable to provide visual image data of a field of view;

    a display supported by the portable housing, the display being operable to display for viewing by a user a perceptible visual image, the perceptible visual image being generated from the visual image data;

    memory supported by the portable housing, the memory being suitable to receive visual image data in digital format, the memory being suitable to retain the visual image data in digital format,an input device supported by the portable housing, the input device being operable by the user;

    operation of the input device by the user enabling the memory to retain the visual image data in digital format, the memory being suitable to provide retained visual image data in digital format;

    media supported by the portable housing, the media being suitable to embody at least one compression algorithm;

    at least one processing platform supported by the portable housing, the at least one processing platform being operable to execute the at least one compression algorithm, the at least one processing platform being provided the retained visual image data in digital format, execution of the at least one compression algorithm providing compressed visual image data; and

    a mobile phone supported by the portable housing, the mobile phone being operable to send to a remote recipient a wireless transmission, the wireless transmission conveying the compressed digital image data; and

    movement by the user of the portable housing commonly moving the image collection device,movement by the user of the portable housing commonly moving the display.

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