US 9,813,623 B2
Wide field of view camera for integration with a mobile device
David John Evans, V, Palo Alto, CA (US); Xinrui Jiang, San Jose, CA (US); Andrew E. Rubin, Los Altos, CA (US); Matthew Hershenson, Los Altos, CA (US); and Xiaoyu Miao, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assigned to ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC., Palo Alto, CA (US)
Filed by Essential Products, Inc., Palo Alto, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 27, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/336,689.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/249,130, filed on Oct. 30, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/300,631, filed on Feb. 26, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/317,467, filed on Apr. 1, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/380,250, filed on Aug. 26, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0163889 A1, Jun. 8, 2017
Int. Cl. H04N 5/232 (2006.01); H04N 5/225 (2006.01); H04N 5/265 (2006.01); H04N 5/217 (2011.01); G02B 27/10 (2006.01); G02B 13/06 (2006.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01)
CPC H04N 5/23238 (2013.01) [G02B 13/06 (2013.01); G02B 27/1066 (2013.01); H04N 5/217 (2013.01); H04N 5/2253 (2013.01); H04N 5/2257 (2013.01); H04N 5/2258 (2013.01); H04N 5/23206 (2013.01); H04N 5/23216 (2013.01); H04N 5/265 (2013.01); G06F 3/04817 (2013.01)] 26 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An imaging device, comprising:
an array of photo sensors disposed around an ellipsoid substrate;
an array of lenses corresponding to the array of photo sensors, the array of lenses configured to receive a plurality of light beams and focus the plurality of light beams on the corresponding photo sensor in the array of photo sensors, wherein a first subset of the array of lenses include wide-view lenses and a second subset of the array of lenses include standard-view lenses;
a processor configured to receive a plurality of images corresponding to the array of photo sensors, and create an image comprising a wide view of an environment around the imaging device,
wherein a first subset of the plurality of images include wide-view images and a second subset of the plurality of images include standard images, the wide-view images having a distortion corresponding to a geometry of the wide-view lenses;
wherein creating the image comprising the wide view includes merging pixels of the wide-view images and one or more of the standard images; and
a connection mechanism configured to communicate with another device, wherein the communication includes transferring data associated with any of the plurality of images and the image comprising the wide view.