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Title:
CAMERA MODULE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2024/090098
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The purpose of the present invention is to provide a camera module capable of grasping surrounding environment information. According to one embodiment, a camera module comprises an imaging element, a liquid crystal panel, a lens, and a controller. The liquid crystal panel includes an opening pattern for causing light to be incident on the imaging element, and is provided with a liquid crystal layer, and a driver that drives the liquid crystal layer such that the opening pattern is formed. The lens is located between the imaging element and the liquid crystal panel. The controller calculates the distance to a subject within an image based on light transmitted through the opening pattern of the liquid crystal panel and the lens and incident on the imaging element. The liquid crystal panel is disposed so as to surround the lens.

Inventors:
AOKI YOSHIRO (JP)
NAKATOGAWA HIRONDO (JP)
TANAKA HITOSHI (JP)
Application Number:
PCT/JP2023/034889
Publication Date:
May 02, 2024
Filing Date:
September 26, 2023
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Assignee:
JAPAN DISPLAY INC (JP)
International Classes:
G03B11/04; G01C3/06; G02F1/13; G02F1/1333; G02F1/1343; G03B15/00; G03B17/02; G03B30/00; G03B37/00; H04N23/50; H04N23/57
Domestic Patent References:
WO2022059279A12022-03-24
Foreign References:
JP2020065231A2020-04-23
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
S & S INTERNATIONAL PPC (JP)
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