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1. (WO1991018318) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDICATING AN OPERATING CONDITION OF A CAMERA PRIOR TO USE
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Pub. No.: WO/1991/018318 International Application No.: PCT/US1991/003552
Publication Date: 28.11.1991 International Filing Date: 22.05.1991
IPC:
G03B 17/18 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
03
PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
B
APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
17
Details of cameras or camera bodies; Accessories therefor
18
Signals indicating condition of a camera member or suitability of light
Applicants:
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY [US/US]; 343 State Street Rochester, NY 14650, US
Inventors:
BRYANT, Robert, Stephen; US
Agent:
DUGAS, Edward; 343 State Street Rochester, NY 14650-2201, US
Priority Data:
528,31524.05.1990US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDICATING AN OPERATING CONDITION OF A CAMERA PRIOR TO USE
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL D'INDICATION D'UNE CONDITION D'UTILISATION D'UN APPAREIL PHOTOGRAPHIQUE AVANT L'EMPLOI
Abstract:
(EN) A method and apparatus for indicating an improper operating condition of a camera (11) prior to use of the camera utilizes a motion detector (13) which detects handling of the camera by the photographer when the camera is turned off. The motion detector provides an output to activate analyzing circuitry (25) which analyzes an operating condition of the camera such that when an improper operating condition is indicated, an alarm (29) is issued to advise the photographer of the improper operating condition.
(FR) Un procédé et un appareil d'indication d'une mauvaise condition d'utilisation d'un appareil photographique (11) avant son emploi utilise un détecteur de mouvement (13) détectant la manipulation de l'appareil photographique par le photographe lorsque ledit appareil est mis hors tension. Le détecteur de mouvement produit une sortie afin d'activer un circuit d'analyse (25) analysant une condition d'utilisation de l'appareil photographique de manière que lorsqu'une mauvaise condition d'utilisation est indiquée, une alarme (29) est émise afin d'avertir le photographe de la mauvaise condition d'utilisation.
Designated States: JP
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IT, LU, NL, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0484514