US 11,057,607 B2
Mobile terminal and method for controlling the same
Ayoung Cho, Seoul (KR); Yunsup Shin, Seoul (KR); Salkmann Ji, Seoul (KR); and Jinwon Kang, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed by LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seoul (KR)
Filed on Feb. 2, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/165,755.
Application 17/165,755 is a continuation of application No. 16/041,194, filed on Jul. 20, 2018, granted, now 10,951,878.
Application 16/041,194 is a continuation of application No. 15/448,423, filed on Mar. 2, 2017, granted, now 10,063,841, issued on Aug. 28, 2018.
Application 15/448,423 is a continuation of application No. 14/970,065, filed on Dec. 15, 2015, granted, now 10,045,006, issued on Aug. 7, 2018.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2015-0086077 (KR), filed on Jun. 17, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2021/0160478 A1, May 27, 2021
Int. Cl. H04N 13/254 (2018.01); H04N 13/271 (2018.01); H04N 13/296 (2018.01); H04N 5/225 (2006.01); H04N 5/235 (2006.01); H04N 13/302 (2018.01); H04N 13/221 (2018.01); H04N 13/332 (2018.01); H04N 13/239 (2018.01); G01S 7/481 (2006.01); G01S 17/89 (2020.01); G06T 7/521 (2017.01); H04N 13/128 (2018.01); H04N 5/232 (2006.01); H04N 13/00 (2018.01)
CPC H04N 13/254 (2018.05) [G01S 7/4815 (2013.01); G01S 17/89 (2013.01); G06T 7/521 (2017.01); H04N 5/2256 (2013.01); H04N 5/2351 (2013.01); H04N 5/2354 (2013.01); H04N 5/23245 (2013.01); H04N 13/128 (2018.05); H04N 13/221 (2018.05); H04N 13/239 (2018.05); H04N 13/271 (2018.05); H04N 13/296 (2018.05); H04N 13/302 (2018.05); H04N 13/332 (2018.05); G06T 2207/10028 (2013.01); H04N 2013/0081 (2013.01)] 28 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic device comprising:
a light emitting unit comprising a plurality of light generating elements, wherein the plurality of light generating elements are grouped into a plurality of groups;
a camera;
a controller operably connected to the light emitting unit and the camera and configured to:
control at least one of the plurality of groups to emit light to an object, and
determine depth information of the object using the at least one image captured via the camera based on the light emitted from the at least one of the plurality of groups to the object,
wherein the plurality of light generating elements included in each of the plurality of groups are arranged to form different patterns such that all of the plurality of groups emit different light patterns,
wherein the plurality of light generating elements included in each of the plurality of groups generate light to form the different patterns while at least one image of the object is received from the camera,
wherein each pattern of the different patterns is formed based on arrangement of the plurality of light generating elements included in a corresponding group of the plurality of groups, and
wherein the controller is further configured to control two or more of the plurality of groups to emit light simultaneously during at least a portion of time that the at least one of the plurality of groups are emitting light to the object.