US 11,659,265 B1
Dual camera module systems
Shuai Yue, Mercer Island, WA (US); and Matthew Christopher Smith, Seattle, WA (US)
Assigned to Amazon Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by Amazon Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed on May 14, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/320,677.
Application 17/320,677 is a continuation of application No. 16/579,071, filed on Sep. 23, 2019, granted, now 11,012,601.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 23/57 (2023.01); G03B 17/55 (2021.01); H04N 13/106 (2018.01); G02B 30/34 (2020.01); H04N 23/90 (2023.01)
CPC H04N 23/57 (2023.01) [G02B 30/34 (2020.01); G03B 17/55 (2013.01); H04N 13/106 (2018.05); H04N 23/90 (2023.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
capturing a first image by at least one of a first camera module disposed within a housing or a second camera module disposed within the housing,
wherein the housing comprises:
an upper frame comprising an upper panel and a plurality of side panels; and
a lower frame comprising a first panel and a second panel, wherein the first panel and the second panel form a first dihedral angle, and wherein the upper frame is joined to the lower frame by at least one of a fastener, a spacer or a standoff; and
an optical bench disposed within the housing, wherein the optical bench comprises a first planar section, a second planar section and a first heat sink, wherein the first heat sink comprises a first plurality of fins, and wherein each of the first plurality of fins is joined to one of a first side of the first planar section or a first side of the second planar section, wherein the first planar section and the second planar section form a second dihedral angle, and wherein the second dihedral angle is approximately the first dihedral angle,
wherein the first camera module comprises a first lens and a first sensor,
wherein the first lens defines a first field of view extending normal to a first panel of the housing,
wherein the first sensor is coupled to a second side of the first planar section,
wherein the second camera module comprises a second lens and a second sensor,
wherein the second lens defines a second field of view extending normal to a second panel of the housing,
wherein the second sensor is coupled to a second side of the second planar section, and
wherein the first field of view of the first camera module overlaps the second field of view of the second camera module at least in part;
capturing at least a second image by the at least one of the first camera module or the second camera module; and
determining that at least one of the first image or the second image depicts at least one of a portion of an object or a portion of a person.