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Processing of sound media with still image films in photofinishing labs
A method of processing photographic still image film orders having sound information recorded at the camera in association with one or more images captured on...
Printer media including compressed sensitometry curve information
Sensitometric information is stored with a consumable print medium having a predetermined sensitometry by compressing the sensitometric information as a set of...
Optical chemical sensor
An optical chemical sensor comprises an optical waveguide having a light transmitting substrate and a coating of an environmentally sensitive compound in a Zr/Si...
Method for precompensation of digital images for enhanced presentation
on digital displays with limited...
A method of processing a digital image (medical, radiograph) in order to enhance viewing of the image when it is presented for display on a display device (video...
Air sandwiched optical discs with closable pressure relief holes
An optical disc is disclosed having a substrate in which data can be written on or read from, such optical disc being adapted to be inserted and clamped onto a...
Optical discs with cover sheets and dynamic pressure stabilization of
the enclosed air
An optical disc having a substrate in which data can be written on or read from, such optical disc being adapted to be inserted and clamped onto a spindle in a...
Method and apparatus for performing function evaluation using a cache
An interpolation system that breaks a color transform interpolation function into several suboperations or subfunctions. The subfunctions produce intermediate...
A spectral filtration system comprising a non-imaging optic having entry and exit faces, the exit face being tilted relative to the entry face, and a filter...
Multi-resolution halftone tilier
A digital halftoning device for converting digitized contoned image data representing an input image into a halftoned image to be displayed in a visually...
Method for simulating an increased shutter time in digital video
A method for processing an input digital video signal, the method comprises the steps of capturing first and second frames from the input digital video signal;...
Binary weighted modulation for a parallel input print head
A process for printing an image data signal, using a parallel input print head which has an input data bus which is narrower than the image data signal, includes...
Latent image keeping improvement with a hexose reductone and green
sensitized epitaxially-finished tabular...
The invention relates to an emulsion comprising silver halide grains, said grains being tabular and comprising sensitizing dye(s) and silver salt epitaxial...
Infrared sensor detectable imaging elements
An element capable of forming a silver image is disclosed containing insufficient radiation-sensitive silver halide grains to render the element detectable by an...
Film spool cartridge and camera containing duplitized color silver
halide photographic element
A film spool cartridge and/or camera contain a duplitized color silver halide photographic element having an ISO of at least 25 and at least one light sensitive...
Photographic coating process
The invention concerns a process for coating a photographic support. The process consists of depositing on a support a succession of at least two layers, at least one...
Optical recording layers containing no k metallized formazan dyes mixed
with symmetrical and unsymmetrical...
An optical recording element is disclosed. The element has a transparent substrate and on the surface of said substrate, a recording layer and a light reflecting...
Non-uniformly substituted phthalocyanine compositions preparation
methods, and electrophotographic elements
Phthalocyanine compositions and prepartion methods. In a method, first, a phthalocyanine mixture is synthesized that has a plurality of differently substituted...
System for controlling the composition of color coupler on a real-time
A system for controlling the composition of color coupler on a real time basis, the system comprises a mixer for mixing the color coupler with a non-permanent...
Photoconductor cleaning brush for elimination of photoconductor scum
Photoconductor scumming in an electrophotographic copying machine is substantially eliminated by using a synthetic fiber cleaning brush that is substantially...
Optical means for annular illumination of a spot
An optical system operable to focus an annular beam of light onto a spot 16 comprises a paraboloidal reflector 10 with a lamp 12 at its focus, a coaxial annular...
Copy restrictive color-reversal documents
A media for restricting the copying of a color-reversal document utilizing one or more microdots that are embedded in the color-reversal document for providing a...
Continuous tone microfluidic display and printing
A method for microfluidic display and printing includes the steps of: providing colored inks needed for printing colored pixels; pumping the colored inks through...
Externally driveable cassette for light-sensitive web material,
including knife for cuttng material
A cassette (10) for photosensitive web material includes a hollow cassette housing (12) having a peripheral wall (16) with an outside surface; a first exit slit...
Use of cutting tools for photographic manufacturing operations
A method of cutting, slicing or perforating photographic imaging elements using certain cutting tools is disclosed. The cutting tool material includes zirconia...
Photographic processor and method of operation
A photographic processor comprising a processing section having a first predetermined location designed to receive a first removable processing tank containing a...
One-time-use camera with translation-to-rotation converter which is
translated first to rotate light lock of...
A one time-use camera comprising a film cassette with a light lock that is to be rotated closed after an exposed filmstrip is wound into the cassette, and a...
Camera with light-blocking plush to hold filmstrip against film platen
A camera comprising a backframe opening for exposing successive frames of a filmstrip, a film platen for supporting each film frame over the backframe opening, a...
Method and apparatus for positioning a polygon on a spindle of a laser
An apparatus for positioning a laser deflector in a laser writer, the apparatus comprises a rotatable spindle assembly for receiving the laser deflector. A frame...
Apparatus for preventing axial movement of a lead screw
A lathe bed scanner having a lead screw that is substantially prevented from axial movement, the scanner comprises a first magnet integrally attached to the lead...
Digital image reproduction system including a programmable sorter
A digital image reproduction system includes a sorter which is programmable to store media sheets from a single source of digital images in one or more assigned...
Purification of ethylene glycol recovered from polyester resins
There is described a process for purifying ethylene glycol recovered from scrap polyester by contacting the recovered ethylene glycol with, in either order, a...
Photographic element having improved ferrotyping resistance and surface
Silver halide photographic elements are disclosed comprising a support having a front and a back side, at least one light-sensitive silver halide emulsion layer...
High activity photographic dispersions with ultra low levels of
The invention is accomplished by providing an aqueous dispersion of a photographic coupler by precipitation from a solvent solution by solvent and/or pH shift. A...
Method of forming recordable optical element using low absorption
A method of forming a recordable element including a substrate and having on its surface, in order, an optical recording layer and a light reflecting layer, the...
Fixture and method for repositioning components on a circuit board
A fixture (90) is disclosed for repositioning at least one mispositioned component (28, 78) mounted via at least one deformable connector (74,76) on and extended...
Apparatus for creating copy restrictive media
An apparatus for creating copy restrictive media is disclosed comprising a linear array (20) comprised of at least two spatially distributed light sources (22)...
Photographic processing apparatus
A processing apparatus for processing a web of photosensitive material having an emulsion layer on one side. The apparatus has at least one development section....
Lens assembly with engageable lens retainer and lens mount
A lens assembly for a camera comprising a taking lens, a lens mount having a light-admitting opening and several engageable members, and a lens retainer having a...
Single-use camera with chemical flash array
A single-use camera including a camera body, a shutter driver, a battery, a film advance mechanism and a film frame counter connected to the film advance...
Tradeshow photographic and data transmission system
In a photographic and data transmission system utilizing a wireless communication system, a camera used with the wireless system includes film or electronic...
Motorless bias-field device and method having magnetic coupling between
a magnetic and the recording element...
A bias-field device for a magneto-optical system having a magneto-optical recording element which includes a conductive substrate and which moves through a...
Actuator with single surface-field motor
A lens actuator for an optical disc storage device including a base; a lens holder assembly movably mounted to said base; said lens holder assembly comprising a...
Lens tilt error reduction actuator
An optical actuator is disclosed for positioning a lens to focus a laser light beam on a surface of a member, such as on optical disk, with minimum lens tilt...
Compact small format lens system
A lens system particularly suitable for use in a camera using small format film has two lens units, a front negative power lens unit and a rear positive power...
Method and apparatus for calibrating iris of photographic printer
An adjustable iris diaphragm assembly (26) in a zoom lens system (16) of a photographic printer (10) is calibrated for each magnification setting by ...
Methods of changing the visibility of some characteristic or information
to be included in a hard copy of a...
A method of making more visible some characteristic to be included in a hard copy of a recorded image includes reading a variable visible characteristic within a...
Printing uniformity using narrow printhead segments in digital printers
A recording method for a printer having a printhead formed of an array of narrow segments that are distributed across the printhead so that there is a boundary...
Near atmospheric pressure treatment of polymers using helium discharges
The present invention is a method and apparatus for treating a polyester support such as polyethylene napthalate or polyethylene terephthalate. The treatment is...
Sample holder for accelerated fade apparatus and method of its use
The invention relates to an apparatus for light fastness testing. The apparatus for holding samples for testing comprising a planar member and vacuum to hold a...
Three-layer backing for photographic element
The present invention discloses a three layer backing system for a photographic element. The backing system in on the opposite side of the light-sensitive layer....