United States Patent  [ii] Patent Number: 5,264,882
Kameyama et al.  Date of Patent: Nov. 23,1993
 CONTINUOUS TAKING CAMERA
 Inventors: Nobuyuki Kameyama; Michio Cho, both of Tokyo, Japan
 Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan
 Appl. No.: 946,097
 Filed: Sep. 17,1992
 Foreign Application Priority Data
Sep. 17, 1991 [JP] Japan 3-267195
 Int.C1.5 G03B1/00
 U.S. CI 354/120; 354/125;
 Field of Search 354/120, 125; 352/39
 References Cited
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
3,202,069 8/1965 Cummins et al. .
4,101,913 7/1978 Gallistel et al 354/125
5,210,557 5/1993 Kameyama et al 354/125
FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
2-105132 4/1990 Japan .
Primary Examiner—Monroe H. Hayes
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Young & Thompson
A continuous taking camera has eight exposure chambers arranged in two horizontal rows and four vertical columns. One 35 mm full size original frames of photographic film is divided into eight sub-frames. One taking lens is disposed in front of each of the exposure chambers. A stationary shutter plate is disposed behind the taking lenses. Openings are formed in the stationary plate behind the respective lenses. First and second shutter disks are rotatably supported coaxially on the stationary plate on a single shaft. A first group of two holes is formed in the first disk. A second group of two holes is formed in the second disk. The second disk is rotated by the rotation of the first disk, there being a pin-and-slot lost motion connection between the two disks, so that different sets of holes in the disk register with each other, depending on the direction of rotation of the disks. Thus, the holes of the groups are either in registry with or displaced from each other, in accordance with a direction of rotation of the disks. When the holes are in registry and the disks are rotated, they open/close the eight stationary openings sequentially. The disks are actuable through one complete cycle of movement to take sequential scenes on the eight subframes.
21 Claims, 14 Drawing Sheets