Global Patent Index - EP 0963655 A4

EP 0963655 A4 2001-03-21 - A METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXPANDING THE MEDIA TYPES SUPPORTED IN A DIGITAL CAMERA

Title (en)

A METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXPANDING THE MEDIA TYPES SUPPORTED IN A DIGITAL CAMERA

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUR ERHÖHUNG DER ANZAHL DER VON EINER DIGITALEN KAMERA AKZEPTIERTEN MEDIENTYPEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME D'ACCROISSEMENT DES TYPES DE SUPPORTS INSTALLES DANS UNE CAMERA NUMERIQUE

Publication

EP 0963655 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97943611 A

Priority

  • US 9717346 W
  • US 72302096 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9817052A1] A method and system for expanding the media types supported in a software controlled digital camera (110) which includes a view finder (348) for displaying a plurality of image cells corresponding to captured images. The method and system includes providing the digital camera with a first media type module (350) that defines a first media type originally supported by the digital camera. The digital camera is also provided with an application program interface that enables the software to access the first media type module. The method and system further includes loading a second media type module (354) into the digital camera that defines a second media type, wherein the second media type module is accessible by the software through the application program interface. After capturing an object with the digital camera, the second media type is associated with the object.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 1/00; H04N 1/21; H04N 5/222; H04N 5/225; H04N 5/262; H04N 5/76; H04N 7/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04N 5/225 (2006.01); G06F 3/048 (2006.01); H04N 1/21 (2006.01); H04N 5/232 (2006.01); H04N 5/765 (2006.01); H04N 5/77 (2006.01); H04N 5/91 (2006.01); H04N 101/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 1/32128 (2013.01); H04N 5/232 (2013.01); H04N 5/23293 (2013.01); H04N 5/77 (2013.01); H04N 1/2125 (2013.01); H04N 1/2158 (2013.01); H04N 2101/00 (2013.01); H04N 2201/325 (2013.01); H04N 2201/3277 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No further relevant documents disclosed
  • See also references of WO 9817052A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9817052 A1 19980423; AU 4504797 A 19980511; EP 0963655 A1 19991215; EP 0963655 A4 20010321; JP 2001526847 A 20011218

INPADOC legal status


2007-04-25 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060905

2001-03-21 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20010205

2001-03-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB

2001-03-21 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7H 04N 1/00 A, 7H 04N 5/262 B, 7H 04N 5/76 B, 7H 04N 5/222 B, 7H 04N 5/225 B, 7H 04N 7/00 B, 7H 04N 1/21 B

1999-12-15 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990324

1999-12-15 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB