Patent Number: 6,296,402

Title: Film supply apparatus

Abstract: A film supply apparatus is provided wherein one film is held in a waitingposition while a first film is being processed and the waiting film isautomatically processed after the processing of the first film has beencompleted. The apparatus comprises a film holding supply mechanism with afilm nip section that nips the film at a film waiting position, a filmmoving mechanism for moving the film from the film waiting position to afilm supply position and a driving mechanism for nipping and transferringthe film between it and the film moving mechanism. The film movingmechanism is configured to return to the film waiting position after apredetermined portion of the first film has been transferred and whereinafter the film moving mechanism has returned to the film waiting position,the next film can be nipped using the film nip section at the film waitingposition.

Inventors: Yamamoto; Takuya (Wakayama, JP), Kitahara; Masaki (Wakayama, JP)


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Expiration Date: 10/02/2013