Selectively attachable and removable lenses for communication devices

  • US 8,279,544 B1
  • Filed: 02/03/2012
  • Issued: 10/02/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/18/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A lens component configured to be selectively attachable to a communication device in a region of the communication device near an onboard camera lens of the communication device, the lens component comprising:

  • a retainer portion comprising two sidewalls forming a channel, the distance between the sidewalls generally corresponding to the thickness of a portion of a corner area of a communication device over which the retainer portion is configured to fit, each sidewall being configured to extend along two generally perpendicular edges of a communication device to secure the lens component to the communication device without requiring additional securing structure; and

    at least one lens attached to the retainer portion;

    wherein the lens is configured to modify an image of light received by an onboard camera lens.

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