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1. (WO2018005063) SPLIT-CAMERA AUTOALIGNMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/005063    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/037098
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jun 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G02B 7/00
G03B 17/04
H04M 1/02
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: TUULOS, Eero
KONTTORI, Urho
JUHOLA, Mikko
EROMAKI, Marko
SALMELIN, Eero
Title: SPLIT-CAMERA AUTOALIGNMENT
Abstract:
An electronic device comprises a camera and a retaining member. The camera includes an objective portion configured to collect light from a subject, a sensor portion reversibly separable from the objective portion, an alignment-sensing system configured to sense a state of alignment between the objective portion and the sensor portion, an actuator configured to move the objective or sensor portion, and a computer configured to control the actuator responsive to output of the alignment-sensing system, so as to bring the objective and sensor portions into alignment. The retaining member is configured to couple the objective portion to the sensor portion when the objective and sensor portions are aligned and when the objective portion is separated from the sensor portion.