US Patent No. 9,285,566

MIRROR TILT ACTUATION


Patent No. 9,285,566
Issue Date March 15, 2016
Title Mirror Tilt Actuation
Inventorship Ning Y. Chan, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Richard J. Topliss, Campbell, CA (US)
Steven Webster, Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assignee Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,285,566

1. A camera, the camera comprising:
an image sensor;
a zoom lens assembly comprising a plurality of movable lens elements arranged to be moved independent of one another, wherein
the plurality of movable lens elements share an optical axis, and
the moveable lens elements are moveable along the optical axis with respect to both one another and the image sensor; and
a lens and mirror assembly for admitting light to the camera, wherein
the lens and mirror assembly includes a folded optics arrangement such that light enters the lens and mirror assembly through
a first lens with an optical axis of the first lens orthogonal to the plurality of moveable lens elements,

the lens and mirror assembly comprises a mirror for folding a path of light from the optical axis of the first lens to the
optical axis of the plurality of movable lens elements,

the lens and mirror assembly further comprises an actuator configured to tilt the mirror to stabilize an image captured by
the image sensor.