GB2279462A - Photobooth - Google Patents

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GB2279462A
GB2279462A GB9313454A GB9313454A GB2279462A GB 2279462 A GB2279462 A GB 2279462A GB 9313454 A GB9313454 A GB 9313454A GB 9313454 A GB9313454 A GB 9313454A GB 2279462 A GB2279462 A GB 2279462A
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Anthony Temple
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Priority claimed from US08/564,361 external-priority patent/US5653063A/en
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G03PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
    • G03BAPPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM; APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS EMPLOYING ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
    • G03B17/00Details of cameras or camera bodies; Accessories therefor
    • G03B17/48Details of cameras or camera bodies; Accessories therefor adapted for combination with other photographic or optical apparatus
    • G03B17/50Details of cameras or camera bodies; Accessories therefor adapted for combination with other photographic or optical apparatus with both developing and finishing apparatus
    • G03B17/53Details of cameras or camera bodies; Accessories therefor adapted for combination with other photographic or optical apparatus with both developing and finishing apparatus for automatically delivering a finished picture after a signal causing exposure has been given, e.g. by pushing a button, by inserting a coin

Abstract

A photobooth (fig 1) affording easy access for both ablebodied and disabled users by way of motorised door/doors (fig 1:1). Being secure as when inoperative door/doors (fig 1:5) door/doors rotate concealing both photographic equipment and cash box (fig 1:8) Should occupant violate the integrity of either photographic equipment or coin box booth will lock and alarm will sound. <IMAGE>

Description

Disabled/ Ablebodied Photobooth This invention relates to a Photo booth which may be used by both ablebodied and disabled people.

The photobooth has been with us for some 60 years in that time precious little advancement has been made in respect of the design of the booth itself.

Typically a photobooth is comprised of a rectangular structure containing the photographic equipment, a void in which the seat is fixed and a flat backboard.

This configuration has drawbacks, notably:a. It is impossible for the wheelchair bound to use this form of booth.

b. the unenclosed nature of conventional booths renders them easy vulnerable to thieves and vandals.

c. image quality is impaired because of constraints in lighting.

The invention outlined here addresses these points and overcomes them.

The Invention The first consideration when designing the invention was that of the disabled. This problem has been overcome by introducing rear access to the booth. (fig. 2) This solution brought with it other problems. If access is affected from the rear no background would exist. The answer here was to provide a motorised door/doors. (see fig. 2:1) We now have a booth which will accept both disabled and ablebodied Thdividuals enclosed by way of a semi-circular door or doors, thus causing light from flash units to diffuse more effectively and thereby improve the quality of the resultant photographs.

Security enhancement is also derived from the use of motorised door/doors.

When the booth is not in use the door/doors remain closed. Inserting money from outside the booth (figl:5) causes the door/doors to open describing an arc of 900/1800 and covering the flash units, camera and cash box (fig 1:8).

Once inside the customer presses the door close button and the door/doors close to fulfil their function as a background. This exposes both photographic equipment and cash box.

Photographs are taken and after a timed period the door/doors open automatically.

If the customer wishes to vandalise or rob the booth his/her opportunity is during the timed period. However, should the integrity of the booth's main apparatus or coin box be compromised the door/doors will automatically lock and an alarm sound.

Door configurations The motorised door/doors are represented in figs 3 and 4.

In both cases activation will be by way of compressed air and return spring housed in roof (figl:2) of the booth. The foot of the door/doors will rest in a nylon brush enclosed channel (Fig 1:3.) Steel rollers within this feature will ease free running of door/doors.

Seat configurations The seat for ablebodied users will be located in the door/doors or the right hand retaining wall. The design mechanism for seat operation will be of the cantilever type.

Claims (4)

Claims
1. A Photographic device howsoever configured incorporating rotary doors, screens, blinds or shutters for sake of access, security or scenic application.
2. Any photographic device as noted in claim 1 with specific application to disabled usage.
3. A photographic device as in claims 1 & 2 for use by either disabled or ablebodied individuals.
4. A photographic device as in claims 1-3 operated by whatever means, deriving access by motorised entrance facilities.
GB9313454A 1993-06-30 1993-06-30 Photobooth Withdrawn GB2279462A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB9313454A GB2279462A (en) 1993-06-30 1993-06-30 Photobooth

Applications Claiming Priority (9)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB9313454A GB2279462A (en) 1993-06-30 1993-06-30 Photobooth
US08/564,361 US5653063A (en) 1993-06-30 1994-06-27 Photographic booths
JP50334494A JPH09502537A (en) 1993-06-30 1994-06-27 Photos for partition room
EP19940918943 EP0706675A1 (en) 1993-06-30 1994-06-27 Photographic booths
PCT/GB1994/001382 WO1995001585A1 (en) 1993-06-30 1994-06-27 Photographic booths
AU70039/94A AU7003994A (en) 1993-06-30 1994-06-27 Photographic booths
AU70776/94A AU7077694A (en) 1993-06-30 1994-06-29 Disabled/ablebodied photobooth
EP19940919748 EP0657041A1 (en) 1993-06-30 1994-06-29 Disabled/ablebodied photobooth
PCT/GB1994/001416 WO1995001586A1 (en) 1993-06-30 1994-06-29 Disabled/ablebodied photobooth

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GB9313454D0 GB9313454D0 (en) 1993-08-11
GB2279462A true GB2279462A (en) 1995-01-04

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Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2289135A (en) * 1994-04-12 1995-11-08 Prontophot Uk Ltd Photographic booths
GB2353211A (en) * 2000-04-01 2001-02-21 Nemesis Group Plc Seating system for a self-photography booth
GB2360850A (en) * 2000-04-01 2001-10-03 Nemesis Group Plc Self-photography booth with movable screen

Citations (5)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB1292781A (en) * 1970-05-23 1972-10-11 Photo Me Internat Ltd Automatic counter-actuated apparatus for taking and developing photographs
GB1354595A (en) * 1970-08-07 1974-06-05 Kraus W Photographic camera
GB2022862A (en) * 1978-06-02 1979-12-19 Cons Int Corp Portable darkroom
US4308803A (en) * 1979-01-31 1982-01-05 Gisberto Pretini Protective door systems
WO1991003761A2 (en) * 1989-08-28 1991-03-21 Myles Robert E Jr Enclosed self-portrait photographic studio with camera located behind one-way mirror

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IT1165214B (en) * 1979-06-11 1987-04-22 Calandritti R Disppositivo antirapina utilizing a compass with revolving door
DE9005295U1 (en) * 1990-01-24 1990-08-30 Backs, Jochen, 7070 Schwaebisch Gmuend, De

Patent Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB1292781A (en) * 1970-05-23 1972-10-11 Photo Me Internat Ltd Automatic counter-actuated apparatus for taking and developing photographs
GB1354595A (en) * 1970-08-07 1974-06-05 Kraus W Photographic camera
GB2022862A (en) * 1978-06-02 1979-12-19 Cons Int Corp Portable darkroom
US4308803A (en) * 1979-01-31 1982-01-05 Gisberto Pretini Protective door systems
WO1991003761A2 (en) * 1989-08-28 1991-03-21 Myles Robert E Jr Enclosed self-portrait photographic studio with camera located behind one-way mirror

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2289135A (en) * 1994-04-12 1995-11-08 Prontophot Uk Ltd Photographic booths
GB2353211A (en) * 2000-04-01 2001-02-21 Nemesis Group Plc Seating system for a self-photography booth
GB2353211B (en) * 2000-04-01 2001-07-18 Nemesis Group Plc Improvements in or relating to self-photography booths
GB2360850A (en) * 2000-04-01 2001-10-03 Nemesis Group Plc Self-photography booth with movable screen

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WO1995001586A1 (en) 1995-01-12
EP0657041A1 (en) 1995-06-14
GB9313454D0 (en) 1993-08-11

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708C Proceeding under section 8(1) and 12(1) patents act 1977
712A Application deemed withdrawn (sect. 12(1)/1977)
708B Proceeding under section 8(1) patents act 1977
WAP Application withdrawn, taken to be withdrawn or refused ** after publication under section 16(1)