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Duane B Kirk: Light-tight enclosure and joint connectors for enclosure framework. Eastman Kodak Company, Susan L Parulski, December 15, 1998: US05848500 (113 worldwide citation)

In a light-tight enclosure, elongate members and joint connectors are joined to one another to form a framework to which panels having projecting ribs with right-angled corners are mounted. Each elongate member is extruded from aluminum so as to have open ended grooves. Each joint connector is fabri ...


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David C Smart, Robert P Cloutier, Daniel M Pagano, Duane B Kirk: Film cassette having film-exposure status indicator. Eastman Kodak Company, Roger A Fields, December 18, 1990: US04978985 (23 worldwide citation)

A film cassette is disclosed wherein a filmstrip is advanced to the outside of a light-tight cassette shell in order to expose successive imaging areas of the filmstrip and can be returned to the inside of the cassette shell before all of the imaging areas have been exposed or after the filmstrip ha ...


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Joseph A Watkins, Jude A SanGregory, Duane B Kirk, Mark D Garlock: Camera assembly using mandrel to roll film in chamber. Eastman Kodak Company, Robert Luke Walker, April 28, 1998: US05745797 (6 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for loading and prewinding a photographic film cartridge in a camera frame assembly. The camera frame assembly has a rear opening. The camera frame assembly has a cartridge chamber and a supply chamber facing the rear opening. In the method, a film cartridge is first position ...


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Joseph A Watkins, Duane B Kirk: Apparatus and methods for loading a single-use camera and single-use camera loadable thereby. Eastman Kodak Company, Charles E Snee III, Gordon M Stewart, May 26, 1998: US05758198 (4 worldwide citation)

Apparatus (10) is disclosed for loading a camera frame (110) for subsequent inclusion in a single-use camera, the camera frame including an exposure opening (112), a first receiver (114) on one side of the exposure opening for a light-tight film cartridge (18) enclosing a spool (20) to which is atta ...


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Joseph A Watkins, Jude A SanGregory, Duane B Kirk, Mark D Garlock, Paul D Shallenberger, Gerald A Vergari: Apparatus and methods using mandrel to roll film in camera chamber. Eastman Kodak Company, Robert Luke Walker, April 20, 1999: US05895126 (3 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for assembling a photographic camera having a cartridge chamber and a film chamber. In the method, a film cartridge is positioned in the cartridge chamber. The film cartridge includes a spool and a filmstrip. A leading portion of the filmstrip is curled about a curling axis in ...


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Stephen D Marra, Duane B Kirk, Joseph A Watkins: Camera assembly with quill drivekey for engaging film cartridge. Eastman Kodak Company, Robert Luke Walker, September 29, 1998: US05815739 (3 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for loading a cartridge in a camera frame assembly. In the method, a frame assembly is provided that includes a frame having a cartridge chamber, a supply chamber, and an intermediate section between the chambers. The frame assembly includes a thumbwheel attached in freely rot ...


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Michael L DeCecca, Joseph A Watkins, Duane B Kirk: Registration mechanism and method. Eastman Kodak Company, Robert Luke Walker, July 15, 2003: US06591476 (3 worldwide citation)

A registration mechanism has a datum unit and a bolster movable toward and away from the datum unit. First, second, and third pins are mounted to the bolster. At least one spring resiliently biases the pins outward from the bolster. A pallet is supported by the pins between the bolster and datum uni ...


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Michael L DeCecca, Joseph A Watkins, Duane B Kirk: Dark box-transfer apparatus and manufacturing system. Eastman Kodak Company, Robert Luke Walker, March 12, 2002: US06354431 (3 worldwide citation)

A transfer apparatus has a table having a sequence of datum units. A transporter is aligned with the table. The transporter is incrementally advanceable past each datum unit. The transporter can carry pallets. A rigid bolster, that moves separately from the transporter, is aligned with the transport ...


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Michael L DeCecca, Joseph A Watkins, Duane B Kirk: Registration mechanism and method. Eastman Kodak Company, Robert Luke Walker, August 6, 2002: US06427322 (2 worldwide citation)

A registration mechanism has a datum unit and a bolster movable toward and away from the datum unit. First, second, and third pins are mounted to the bolster. At least one spring resiliently biases the pins outward from the bolster. A pallet is supported by the pins between the bolster and datum uni ...


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Michael L DeCecca, Joseph A Watkins, Duane B Kirk: Registration mechanism and method. Milton S Sales Patent Legal Staff, Eastman Kodak Company, July 18, 2002: US20020092193-A1

A registration mechanism has a datum unit and a bolster movable toward and away from the datum unit. First, second, and third pins are mounted to the bolster. At least one spring resiliently biases the pins outward from the bolster. A pallet is supported by the pins between the bolster and datum uni ...



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