Transmitting digital images to a plurality of selected receivers over a radio frequency link

  • US 7,952,616 B2
  • Filed: 05/20/2003
  • Issued: 05/31/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/24/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for transmitting a digital image from a handheld electronic camera to a plurality of receiver units, comprising:

  • providing a handheld electronic camera including;

    (i) an image sensor for capturing at least one image;

    (ii) an A/D converter for producing digital image data from the at least one captured image;

    (iii) a display screen for displaying the at least one captured image;

    (iv) a memory for storing the digital image data for the at least one captured image; and

    (v) a transceiver for transmitting the stored digital image data using a plurality of different transmission frequency bands;

    capturing an image using the image sensor;

    storing digital image data corresponding to the captured image in the memory;

    selecting at least two different receiver units from a plurality of receiver units;

    after selecting the at least two different receiver units, automatically transmitting;

    (a) the stored digital image data over a radio frequency transmission link to a first of the selected receiver units using a first transmission frequency band; and

    (b) the same stored digital image data over the radio frequency transmission link to a second of the selected receiver units using a second transmission frequency band different from said first transmission frequency band, after the stored digital image has been transmitted to the first of the selected receiver units using the first transmission frequency band.

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