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Nozzle assembly and a processing tank and method for processing
photosensitive material using said nozzle assembly
A nozzle assembly includes a channel or tubular member that has openings or slots along its length to permit a passage of solution flowing within the channel or...
Shutter mechanism with integral blade, spring, and trigger
Described herein is a shutter mechanism (10) suitable for use in a single-use camera. The mechanism (10) comprises a mounting plate (12, 120) and a shutter...
Camera including means for acquiring bi-directional sound
A camera having a microphone for detecting sound in a bi-directional manner. The microphone, for example a first order gradient microphone, is placed within a...
Method and apparatus for accurate control of temperature pulses in
A method and apparatus for producing a thermal pulse for a drop on demand printer actuator. A varying voltage pulse is applied to a resistance heater forming...
Synthesis of yellow couplers
The invention provides a method of synthesis of a image-dye forming coupler of formula (I) ##STR1## wherein X is a substituent linked to the coupler by an...
Protease produced gelatin
The present invention describes a gelatin having a high molecular weight fraction (>250,000 Daltons) of from 0 to 25 wt %, a beta fraction (150,000-250,000...
UV absorbing polymer particle for use in imaging elements
This invention provides an ultraviolet ray absorbing polymer particle which includes a first ultraviolet particle which includes a first ultraviolet ray absorber...
Magnetic polyester compositions
Disclosed are magnetic polyester compositions comprising a thermoplastic polyester polymer, certain epoxy-containing ethylene polymers, an aromatic phosphite...
Copy restrictive documents
A media for restricting the copying of a document utilizing one or more microdots that are embedded in said document for providing a non-visual, but machine...
Self-crosslinking aqueous dispersions
The present invention is directed to polymer compositions containing a vinyl polymer component (A), formed by polymerization of .alpha.,.beta.-ethylenically...
Polymeric fluorescence quenching compounds and their use
This invention relates to homopolyester compositions having fluorescence quenchers polymerized therein ("poly quenchers"). Specifically the "poly quencher"...
Movable flash with built-in actuator for shutter release button in
A compact camera including a housing, a manually depressible shutter release button, and a movable flash supported for movement between a folded position against...
One-time-use camera with tear lead-in to fracture line for break-open
A one-time-use camera provided with an opaque cover part comprising a door portion and a remaining portion, a line of weakness between the door portion and the...
Multiple circuit board assembly having an interconnect mechanism that
includes a flex connector
A multiple circuit board assembly comprising: a first circuit board having a first predetermined set of conductive traces on a surface; a second circuit board...
Split white balance processing of a color image
A method for correcting a color video signal for white balance comprising the steps of: providing a digital color image signal having a sequence of monocolor ...
Electronic camera having a printer for providing improved hard copy
In an electronic camera is disclosed in which an image of a subject is focused on an area image sensor. The image is stored in a memory which drives a display....
System and method for digital image capture and transmission
A system method for digital image capture and transmission includes an image fulfillment server, having a transceiver for sending and receiving channel...
Light-emitting diode arrays with integrated photodetectors formed as a
monolithic device and methods and...
A monolithic device comprises an LED chip array that includes photodetectors formed on the device so that each photodetector is associated with a respective LED...
Device for controlling a stepper motor that drives one or more camera
A device for controlling a stepper motor that drives a plurality of shutter blades. The movement and position of the movement of the rotor of the stepper motor...
Polyunsaturated fatty acid and fatty acid ester mixtures free of sterols
and phosphorus compounds
This invention relates to a process for removing sterols and phosphorous compounds from naturally occurring lipid mixtures. The process involves hydrolyzing a...
Organic/inorganic composite and photographic product containing such a
The present invention concerns an organic/inorganic composite product. This composite product results from the formation of a polymeric alumino-silicate in situ in an...
Photographic elements containing elastomeric matting agent
The present invention provides a photographic element comprises a support, at least one hydrophilic light-sensitive layer, and a light-insensitive layer...
Photographic film base and photographic elements
A highly useful photographic film base comprises a miscible blend of is syndiotactic polystyrene, SPS, and a polyxylylidene ether, PXE, in specified proportions....
Ink compositions containing surfactant sols comprising mixtures of solid
The invention is related to an aqueous ink composition comprising water, a coloring agent, and solid surfactant particles wherein said solid particles comprise a...
Organizing pixels of different density levels for printing human
readable information on CDs
A printing apparatus and printing method for separating, image processing, and printing image objects on CD labels according to whether the image objects require...
Camera extracts film cartridge responsive to opening door
A camera comprising a chamber for receiving a film cartridge, a door supported for closing movement to cover the chamber and for opening movement to uncover the...
Real-image viewfinder with stationary and movable real image planes
A real image viewfinder includes an objective lens, a variator, an image reflecting optic unit, and an eyepiece lens that define a first optical path in which a...
DRDW differential phase tracking method and apparatus
A DRDW differential phase tracking method including the steps of writing marks to a groove on an optical storage media utilizing a write beam; reading the...
Shutter including a capping element movable between light-blocking and
A shutter intended for use with a light-sensitive material. The shutter includes a light-blocking disk having a light-passing portion through which light can...
Method and apparatus for generating a composite image using the
difference of two images
An electronic imaging system useful for compositing images includes an electronic camera for capturing multiple images, including a first image of a subject plus...
Apparatus and method of printing with non-uniformity correction of
exposure parameters to reduce low spatial...
A non-impact printer apparatus and method employs a printhead including a plurality of recording elements and drivers for driving respective recording elements...
Color printer having concurrent drop selection and drop separation, the
printer being adapted for connection to...
A portable, high quality color printer for use with portable computers or in an office environment. The system uses a concurrent drop selection and drop...
Silver halide emulsions with improved heat stability
A silver halide photographic element comprising a silver halide emulsion which is greater than 50 mole % silver chloride, said emulsion being in reactive...
Color photographic element with enhanced properties at reduced
A color negative photographic element is disclosed that a pair of fast green and red recording layer units coated to receive exposing radiation prior to at least...
Photographic element with outer layer having improved physical
The present invention is a silver halide photographic element which includes a support, at least one light sensitive silver halide emulsion layer; and at least...
Multilayered packaging materials for electrostatic applications
A multi-layer electrostatic dissipative structure that is clear to translucent, washable and thermo-formable comprises at least one outer layer and a core layer....
Edge vacuum system for removing slitter skivings from a running web
A method and apparatus for removing skivings generated by slicing a moving web comprises a slitter knife for cutting the web and an edge vacuum machine...
Stabilized non-polymeric acetoacetate esters that promote adhesion to
metallic and oxidized substrates
The present invention provides improved adhesion promoters for latex paints. The adhesion promoters are enamines of acetoacetate esters, or substituted...
Photographic system capable of creating and utilizing applets on
A photographic system includes photographic film having a photographic image and digital information stored on a magnetic storage media on the film related to...
One-time-use camera with shutter, flash, and optical film encodement
A camera comprises flash circuit board, a shutter-flash synchronization contact conductively connected to the flash circuit board for synchronizing shutter...
Camara-to-flash unit attachment assembly
A flash camera comprising a main body part and an electronic flash unit connected together, is characterized in that the main body part has a mount for the flash...
Remote programming of microprocessor equipment over a standard serial
A method and apparatus for reprogramming a microprocessor through a serial port (18) is disclosed. An administrative computer (14) is connected to a serial port...
Transforms for digital images
A method for constructing a transform for a predetermined display or printer, such printer being adapted to form a black and white or color print, on a...
Evidential confidence measure and rejection technique for use in a
neural network based optical character...
Apparatus, and an accompanying method, for use in, e.g., a neural network-based optical character recognition (OCR) system (5) for accurately classifying each...
A light weight x-ray cassette formed from Hylite which is an metal/polymer/metal material. The cassette comprises: a front panel and a back panel formed from the...
Selectively presenting viewable and conductive images
A display for presenting selected images to a viewer including a substrate; a photosensitive layer provided over the substrate which is adapted to be exposed and...
Electrographic printing method and apparatus
An electrographic printing apparatus for forming a toner image on a recording medium, includes: a) a magnetic brush having a rotatable magnetic core and a...
Process for the preparation of 3-methyltetrahydrofuran
Disclosed is a process for the preparation of 3-methyltetrahydrofuran (3-MeTHF) which comprises contacting 3-formyltetrahydrofuran with hydrogen in the presence...
Polyester/acrylic hybrid latexes for printing inks with improved
An aqueous-dispersion comprising a polyester (A) having repeat units from at least one dicarboxylic acid, at least one difunctional sulfomonomer containing at...