Method of detatching film cassette from disposable camera

Application Number: 00117640
Application Date: 2000.05.18
Publication Number: 1274097
Publication Date: 2000.11.22
Priority Information: 1999/5/18 US 09/313963
International: G03B17/02;G03C3/00
Applicant(s) Name: Easman Kodak Co.
Inventor(s) Name: R. A. Felders;J. G. Liderock;W. T. Mathios
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: zhang tianan
Abstract A method of unloading a film cartridge with exposed film from a spent one-time-use camera that has a main body part with a chamber for the film cartridge and a pair of front and rear cover parts which house the main body part between them, comprises the steps: cutting off light lock engaging corresponding bottom portions of the front and rear cover parts to provide an exterior cut bottom opening in the front and rear cover parts, without cutting the main body part, in order to leave an interior original bottom opening in the main body part in tact; and removing the film cartridge from the chamber through the interior original bottom opening and the exterior cut bottom opening, whereby the main body part may be recycled.