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Modified APS Film Cartridge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009416D
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 16K

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Abstract

A modified APS film cartridge for single use cameras with an active light lock closing mechanism is located entirely within the cartridge receiving chamber of the camera. The modified film cartridge comprises a data disk flange with an integral slot and an altered cartridge body to accommodate the closing mechanism and to enable the cartridge to fit into the receiving chamber

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Modified APS Film Cartridge        � � � � � �                 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �                 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �                 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �                 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �         � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � A modified APS film cartridge for single use cameras with an active light lock closing mechanism is located entirely within the cartridge receiving chamber of the camera.� The modified film cartridge comprises a data disk flange with an integral slot and an altered cartridge body to accommodate the closing mechanism� and to enable the cartridge to fit into the receiving chamber.        � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �                 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �         � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Figures 1 through 4 show the closing mechanism activated and driven by thumbwheel advance.� Counterclockwise rotation of� the thumbwheel (9) in Figure 4 winds the film strip (7) into the film cartridge (1).� As the end of the film strip enters the cartridge, film sensor (6) is released in Figure 2 and the active light lock driver integral with the sensor is allowed to rotate counterclockwise by the force exerted by the sector gear (5) driven clockwise by spring (4).� The sector gear follower pin (3), located� on the underside of the sector gear (5), comes into contact with the outer diameter� of the data disk flange (2).� Further rotation of the thumbwheel (9)...