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Video Camera Attachment to Mobile Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117548D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 4 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chujo, H: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of Video Camera attachment to Mobile (or Notebook) Personal Computer (PC).

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Video Camera Attachment to Mobile Computer

      Disclosed is a method of Video Camera attachment to Mobile (or
Notebook) Personal Computer (PC).

The method consists following:
  o  Video Camera consists of two modules (Fig. 1):
  o  Module A: the module has optical part of the camera as minimum
      as possible with a flexible arm or equivalent, such as
      appropriate length of cable to connect to a Module B.  The arm
      enables the user to settle the Module A to a desired position.
  o  Module B: the module has all other parts of Module A, such as
      power supply, camera control and video output signal
processing.
      Also, Module B has an interface connector and interface cables
to
      the PC.
  o  Module A and Module B can be detached by a user (Fig. 2).
  o  the Module B is connected and installed into PC.  The Module A
is
      connected to the Module B via a hole of a PC cover (Fig. 3).
  o  The Video Camera can also be attached without installing it into
      the PC if user needs to install other devices inside of the PC
      (Fig. 4).  For this configuration, the Video Camera hooks a DC
      power from an AC adapter of the PC as it's power source.
  o  All cables from Module B can be stored into the slits on Module
      B when they are not used.