CAMERA WITH MOVABLE FIRST LENS
COVER WHICH SUPPORTS MOVABLE
SECOND LENS COVER WHICH OPENS
DURING MOVEMENT OF FIRST LENS
 Inventors: Robert L. Kuhn, Jr., Rush; Anna C.
Schelling, Geneva; Robert D. Huot.
Pittsford, all of N.Y.
 Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N.Y.
 Appl. No.: 802,739
 Filed: Feb. 20, 1997
 Int CI.6 G03B 29/00; G03B 15/03;
G03B 17/00; G03B 17/04
 U.S. CI 396/177; 396/287; 396/429;
396/448; 348/64; 358/906
 Field of Search 396/177, 178,
396/201-204, 281, 287-292, 348, 349, 350, 429, 432, 448; 348/64, 333, 334; 358/906
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
3,504,605 4/1970 Scudderetal 95/11
4,181,415 1/1980 Uchiyama et al 354/86
4,283,132 8/1981 Engelsmann et al 396/448
4,319,818 3/1982 Sawara 354/145
4,350,420 9/1982 Engelsmann et al 354/145
Primary Examiner—Howard B. Blankenship
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Charles E. Snee, HI
A hybrid camera (10) includes a camera housing (12); a first taking lens (16) for film photography; a second taking lens (18) for digital photography; a first lens cover (14) for movement between a first position in which one of the first and second lenses is covered by the first lens cover and a second position in which the one lens is uncovered by the first lens cover; a first aperture (20) in the first lens cover for revealing the other of the first and second lenses in the second position; a second lens cover (22, 90) supported by the first lens cover for movement between a third position in which the first aperture is covered by the second lens cover and a fourth position in which the first aperture is uncovered by the second lens cover to reveal the other lens in the second position; and amechanism (74-84; 92—104) actuated by movement of the first lens cover to move the second lens cover between the third and fourth positions. A status display panel (30) is raised and lowered with the first lens cover to position the status display panel to be viewed easily at the same time as an image display panel (126) on the back of the camera.
36 Claims, 7 Drawing Sheets