Patent Number: 7,102,683

Title: Single lens 3D camera

Abstract: A camera generates a textured range image. The camera includes a single lens, and a flash substantially co-located with the lens. The camera acquires a first image of a scene from a point of view with ambient light, and a second image of the scene from the point of view with direct light of the flash. The first image and the seconds image are then combined by a divider to generate the textured range image.

Inventors: Perry; Ronald N. (Cambridge, MA), Frisken; Sarah F. (Cambridge, MA)

Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

International Classification: H04N 5/222 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018