Patents by Inventor Kiichiro Kitakawa

Kiichiro Kitakawa has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6356712
    Abstract: A self-developing type of instant camera is equipped with a processing liquid spreading device comprising a pair of pressure-applying processing rollers which ruptures a processing liquid containing pod and distributes a processing liquid in a film unit, a spread controller operative to press and rubs the film unit from one side of the film unit coming out from a film pack so as to spread the processing liquid distributed in the film unit and a guide member, disposed between the spread controller and the film pack, operative to force the film unit from another side of the film unit so as to direct the film unit toward the bite of pressure-applying processing rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsumi Motomura, Katsuyoshi Asakura, Mitsuru Shimizu, Kiichiro Kitakawa