Patent Number: 8,798,453

Title: Attachment for a personal communication device

Abstract: A personal communication device, such as a smartphone handset (1) comprises a main body (2) incorporating a camera (4) having a lens (5). An attachment (6) for the personal communication device is detachably mountable to the main body (2) by means of a cover (8). The attachment (6) also comprises an optical device (7) arranged to reflect light into the lens from a panoramic field of view. The optical device (7) includes a convex mirror (9), which preferably reflects light from a 360.degree. field of view into the camera (4). Such an arrangement enables the user to completely capture an image of his surroundings, so that the image is an objective record of a moment in time as experienced by the user. The invention is more portable and versatile than previous arrangements.

Inventors: Lawton; Thomas Alexander (Malmesbury, GB)

Assignee: Bubblepix Limited

International Classification: G03B 11/00 (20060101); H04N 7/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018