Patent Number: 7,710,495

Title: Portable communication apparatus with camera and extended optical path

Abstract: A portable communication apparatus (1) comprises a first housing portion (2) and a second housing portion (3), a rotary support member (6) rotatably connecting the first housing portion and the second housing portion, an image producing apparatus (7), and an optical input (8) for the image producing apparatus located in the support member. The image producing apparatus (7) is located in the first housing portion (2) or the second housing portion (3) of the portable communication apparatus (1), and an optical arrangement (11) extends an optical path (12) of the image producing apparatus from the first housing portion or the second housing portion to the optical input (8) located in the rotary support member (6).

Inventors: Brunstrom; Leif (Jarfalla, SE), Norhammar; Bjorn (Taby, SE), Pensjo; Tomas (Jarfalla, SE)

Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB

International Classification: H04N 5/225 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018