Digital camera with communications interface for selectively transmitting images over a cellular phone network and a wireless LAN network to a destination

  • US 7,936,391 B2
  • Filed: 11/25/2009
  • Issued: 05/03/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/20/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A digital camera for capturing a plurality of images comprising:

  • an image sensor for receiving incident light of a scene, the digital camera capturing an image corresponding to the incident light of the scene;

    a display for displaying the plurality of captured images and for displaying a menu of destinations;

    at least one user input for selection of at least one image from the plurality of captured images and a destination from the menu of destinations displayed on the display;

    a communications interface for transmitting the at least one selected image to the selected destination over one of a plurality of networks, the plurality of networks including at least two different types of wireless networks;

    a memory; and

    a processor coupled to the image sensor, the display, the at least one user input, the communications interface, and the memory, the processor controlling the transmission of the at least one selected image to the selected destination using either one of the at least two different types of wireless networks.

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