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A digital low-light viewing device comprises a housing having a first end and an opposing second end, the first end defining an optical input aperture and the second end defining an optical output aperture; an infra-red camera assembly responsive to low intensity light and infra red energy received via the input aperture for generating an output image; a signal processor coupled to the camera assembly for processing the output image; a display assembly coupled to the camera assembly for displaying the processed image; a zoom lens assembly coupled to the camera assembly for electronically variably focusing the output image; and control electronics responsive to a control mechanism disposed on a surface of the housing for controlling operating functions of the low-light viewing device, the control mechanism navigable via a user's digit for controlling the operating functions.

Title
Low-light viewing device having camera assembly with image signal containing visible light and infrared energy components and method for controlling same
Application Number
11/638203
Publication Number
7420153 (B2)
Application Date
December 13, 2006
Publication Date
September 2, 2008
Inventor
Jeffrey Kennedy
San Juan Capistrano
CA, US
Gary Palmer
Carlsbad
CA, US
Agent
Howard IP Law Group PC
Assignee
Xenonics
CA, US
IPC
H01J 40/14
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