06282375 cites 14 patents.

A camera has a body having a functional subsystem and first and second cover parts. The second cover part moves relative to the first cover part from a closed position to an unclosed position to open the body. A label has an attachment portion that is adhered to at least one of the cover parts. The label has a breakable component joined to the attachment portion. The attachment portion supports the breakable component on the body in operative relation to the functional subsystem. The attachment portion disrupts from a use configuration to a replacement configuration responsive to the moving of the secondary cover part. Responsive to this disrupting of the attachment portion, the breakable component breaks irreparably. In a method for recycling the camera, the camera is opened, destroying the breakable component. The exposed film is removed. Unexposed film is loaded. The camera is light-tightly closed and following the closing, the original label is replaced by a label having an intact breakable component.

Title
One-time use camera having breakable component and recycling method
Application Number
9/360908
Publication Number
6282375 (B1)
Application Date
July 26, 1999
Publication Date
August 28, 2001
Inventor
Michael P Cramer
Victor
NY, US
Stephen J Smith
Shortsville
NY, US
James D Boyd
Rochester
NY, US
Agent
Robert Luke Walker
US
Assignee
Eastman Kodak Company
NY, US
IPC
G03B 17/02
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