US 11,656,532 B2
Cylindrical camera dual leaf shutter
Peng Lip Goh, Singapore (SG); Suet Chan Law, Singapore (SG); Eng Kang Chng, Singapore (SG); and Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Austin, TX (US)
Assigned to Dell Products L.P., Round Rock, TX (US)
Filed by Dell Products L.P., Round Rock, TX (US)
Filed on Jun. 16, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/349,407.
Prior Publication US 2022/0404684 A1, Dec. 22, 2022
Int. Cl. G03B 9/14 (2021.01); G03B 7/099 (2021.01)
CPC G03B 9/14 (2013.01) [G03B 7/09908 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A camera comprising:
a housing;
a camera module disposed in the housing and operable to capture visual images;
a cover coupled to the housing and having an opening aligned with the camera module;
first and second cover members, each cover member rotationally coupled to the cover with a gear end having a gear, the first and second cover member gears engaged directly with each other; and
an actuator connected to the first cover member to directly rotate the first cover member about the gear end, the rotation translated from the first cover gear directly to the second cover gear, the first and second cover members rotating between a first position exposing the cover opening and a second position blocking the cover opening.