Method for reusing disposable camera

Application Number: 00117630
Application Date: 2000.05.18
Publication Number: 1274096
Publication Date: 2000.11.22
Priority Information: 1999/5/18 US 09/313964
International: G03B17/02;G03C3/00
Applicant(s) Name: Easman Kodak Co.
Inventor(s) Name: J. G. Liderock;W. T. Mathios;M. E. Churan-king
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: zhang tianan
Abstract A method of recycling a spent one-time-use camera that originally comprises the steps: cutting off a further portion of the main body part in the vicinity of the first cut that was made to provide the opening for removing the film cartridge from the chamber, in order to provide an attachment edge along the main body part; assembling a sacrificial bottom portion to the main body part at the attachment edge to replace the bottom and further portions that were cut off the main body part; loading a fresh cartridge in the chamber; and assembling new front and rear cover parts without corresponding bottom portions being cut off to the main body part, in order to complete a recycled camera, whereby after the recycled camera is used the sacrificial bottom portion can first be cut off spaced from the attachment edge when the corresponding bottom portions of the new front and rear cover parts are cut off and the remainder of the sacrificial bottom portion can then be separated from the attachment edge to allow another sacrificial bottom portion to be assembled to the main body part.