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CORDLESS PHONE VIDEO EYEBALL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021401D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 125K

Publishing Venue

Sony Technical Digest

Related People

Randy Douglas Barnard: INVENTOR

Abstract

Phones of the future will have video screens for face-to-face communications. This invention addresses the desire of telephone users to maintain the mobility of a cordless phone within the new video screen telecommunications technology. The portable video screen unit will consist of a view screen, which allows the home user to see the remote user; and a moveable eyeball camera, which allows the remote user to see the home user. The hand held unit will operate by sending a cordless video feed signal back and forth to a base unit, in a similar manner to the way that a Sony camcorder communicates with a linked Sony TV.

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Sony Technical Digest, Volume 3, November 2000, ISSN 1521-5180

CORDLESS PHONE VIDEO EYEBALL

Invention by:

Randy Douglas Barnard

Phones of the future will have video screens for face-to-face communications. This invention addresses the desire of telephone users to maintain the mobility of a cordless phone within the new video screen telecommunications technology. The portable video screen unit will consist of a view screen, which allows the home user to see the remote user; and a moveable eyeball camera, which allows the remote user to see the home user. The hand held unit will operate by sending a cordless video feed signal back and forth to a base unit, in a similar manner to the way that a Sony camcorder communicates with a linked Sony TV.

The video unit will mount on the base unit similar to the handset. An optional hands free headset can be used, and a corded system can also be utilized to supplement the unit's cordless capability.

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