US 9,811,703 B2
Attachment including a targeting optic system that directs illumination from a white light source towards a target area
George Powell, Draper, UT (US); Ryan Hoobler, Salt Lake City, UT (US); Ming Lei, Princeton Junction, NJ (US); Garrett Russell, Phoenixville, PA (US); and Mark Ashby, Taylorsville, UT (US)
Assigned to The Code Corporation, Draper, UT (US)
Filed by The Code Corporation, Draper, UT (US)
Filed on Dec. 9, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/964,483.
Application 14/964,483 is a continuation of application No. 13/708,835, filed on Dec. 7, 2012, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2016/0092711 A1, Mar. 31, 2016
Int. Cl. G06K 7/10 (2006.01); H04M 1/02 (2006.01); A45C 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC G06K 7/10831 (2013.01) [G06K 7/10722 (2013.01); G06K 7/10732 (2013.01); G06K 7/10811 (2013.01); H04M 1/0264 (2013.01); A45C 2011/002 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An attachment for a smart phone, the smart phone comprising: i) a camera with an image sensor and a focusing lens located on a backside of the smart phone for capturing an image of a target area at the backside of the smart phone; and ii) a white light source on the backside of the smart phone projecting a field of illumination towards the target area, the attachment comprising:
a targeting optic system which, when the attachment is secured to the backside of the smart phone, receives illumination emitted by the white light source and directs the illumination towards the target area from a location that is not directly in front of the camera's image sensor;
wherein the attachment:
directs illumination from the white light source in a direction parallel to the backside of the smart phone to the location, wherein the location is at a distance from the camera's image sensor that is greater than a distance between the white light source and the camera's image sensor; and
directs the illumination into the target area via the targeting optic system.