US Patent No. 9,485,395


Patent No. 9,485,395
Issue Date November 01, 2016
Title Compound Dome Camera Assembly
Inventorship Michael Mojaver, Poway, CA (US)
Assignee Epilog Imaging Systems, San Diego, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,485,395

1. A camera assembly, comprising:
a panable, tiltable zoom (PTZ) camera,
a plurality of fixed cameras capable of detecting visible radiation and generating images based on said detected visible radiation,
said fixed cameras positioned around the PTZ camera, and

a common compound viewing cover comprising a first section enclosing said PTZ camera and a second section enclosing said plurality
of fixed cameras such that said PTZ camera and said fixed cameras are capable of receiving visible radiation from respectively
the first and second sections of said viewing cover, detecting said received visible radiation, and generating images based
on said detected visible radiation,

wherein said second section is in the form of a truncated hemisphere and the fixed cameras are positioned such that an extension
of an optical axis of each of said fixed cameras passes through the center of said truncated hemisphere,

wherein the first section and the second section are interlocked with one another, wherein the first section comprises a hemispherical
dome and the truncated hemisphere forming the second section has a larger diameter than that of the hemispherical dome.