US Patent No. 10,924,668

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING ENHANCED RESOLUTION IMAGES


Patent No. 10,924,668
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Method And Apparatus For Obtaining Enhanced Resolution Images
Inventorship Michael Mojaver, Poway, CA (US)
Assignee Epilog Imaging Systems, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,924,668

1. An imaging system, comprising:an optical system configured to direct light from a field of view to a plurality of image planes, and
a plurality of image detectors, comprising:
a first plurality of image detectors optically coupled to a first image plane of the plurality of image planes and the first plurality of image detectors being configured to detect at least a portion of the directed light and to generate first image data corresponding to at least a first portion of the field of view, and
a second plurality of image detectors optically coupled to at least another image plane of the plurality of image planes and the second plurality of image detectors being configured to detect at least a portion of the directed light and to generate second image data corresponding to a second portion of the field of view such that the first image data includes at least some image data with no overlap with the image data in the second image data and the second image data includes at least some image data with no overlap with the image data in the first image data such that said first and second image data comprise image data corresponding to different portions of the field of view; and
a processor in communication with the first and second plurality of image detectors and configured to receive first and second image data and configured to generate a first image of the field of view, corresponding to the first image data, and to generate a second image of the field of view, corresponding to the second image data, wherein the processor is further configured to combine the first and second images to generate a combined image of said first and second portions of the field of view, wherein the combined image exhibits at least one of 1) higher resolution or 2) additional depth information than that of the first image or the second image.