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PHOTOSENSITIVE MATERIALS FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PURPOSES (for photomechanical purposes G03F) ; PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES, e.g. CINE, X-RAY, COLOUR, STEREO-PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES; AUXILIARY PROCESSES IN PHOTOGRAPHY (photographic processes characterised by the use or manipulation of apparatus classifiable per se in subclass G03B, see G03B; photomechanical production of textured or patterned surfaces G03F; electrophotography, magnetography G03G)
Photosensitive materials ( photosensitive materials for multicolour processes G03C 7/00 ; for diffusion transfer processes G03C 8/00 ; photosensitive glass C03C 4/04)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Photographic materials in general including additives, compositions, and structural details of the layered products, and their manufacture. When the material is specifically intended for multi-colour use, it is classified in G03C 7/00.

Photosensitive compositions based on metal salts, diazonium compounds and photochromic compounds.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

G03B covers cameras

G03H covers holographic materials

G11B 7/00 covers optical recording materials

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Photosensitive compositions based on photopolymers
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Dyes as such
Photochromic substances as such
Coating processes or apparatus
Special rules of classification within this group

The invention per se is classified in the last appropriate place. If necessary, several classifications can be given.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

In this main group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

T-grains
Tabular grains
DP emulsions
Direct positive emulsions
Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents the following words or expressions "tabular", "plate-like", "planar", "flaky", "high-aspect-ratio grains" and "tabular grains" are often used as synonyms.

In patent documents the following words or expressions "protective", "top", "topmost", "upper", "uppermost", "cover", "protection", "outer", "outermost", "overlying", "overcoat", "surface layers" and "protective layers" are often used as synonyms.

In patent documents the following words or expressions "subbing", "anchoring", "priming", "precoat", "undercoat", "bonding", "substrate layers" and "subbing layers" are often used as synonyms.

Packages of films for inserting into cameras, e.g. roll-films, film-packs; Wrapping materials for light-sensitive plates, films or papers, e.g. materials characterised by the use of special dyes, printing inks, adhesives ( wrapping materials in general B65D)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Packages and wrapping materials for photographic films and other photosensitive materials.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Holders for X-ray films
Packaging of processing agents
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Packaging materials as such
Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents the following words or expressions "can", "magazine", "container", "canister", "patrone", "cartridge", "cassette", "case", "box", "bag", "packet", "holder", "vessel", "wrapping material" and "packaging material" are often used as synonyms.

Photographic processes or agents therefor; Regeneration of such processing agents ( multicolour processes or agents therefor G03C 7/00 ; diffusion-transfer processes or agents therefor G03C 8/00 ; stereo-photographic processes G03C 9/00 ; photomechanical processes G03F)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Photographic processes in general applied to the materials of G03C 1/00 up to the production of the final processed print image including picture taking, processing of the exposed photosensitive materials and printing.

Ancilliary processes, e.g. sensitometry, regeneration and replenishment of processing agents, and image treatment, e.g. toning, and packaging of processing agents.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

G03D covers apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials

G03C 11/00 covers auxiliary processes applied to the final processed printed material including drying.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Photolithographic and photomechanical processes
Multicolour photographic processes or agents therefor; Regeneration of such processing agents; Photosensitive materials for multicolour processes ( diffusion transfer processes G03C 8/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Photographic materials intended for multi-colour use.

Treatment processes for said materials.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Metal chelates
Special rules of classification within this group

Combinations of couplers and additives need to be mentioned in an independent claim

Combinations of couplers of different kinds G03C 7/3225

Combinations of couplers of the same kind G03C 7/342, G03C 7/365, G03C 7/3805

Combinations of couplers and DIR G03C 7/3225

Combination of additives G03C 7/39296

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

In this main group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

DIR
Diffusion inhibitor releasing
BAR
Bleaching accelerator releasing
Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents the following words or expressions "colour (forming) coupler", "dye (forming) coupler", "image (forming) coupler" and "coupler" are often used as synonyms.

Diffusion transfer processes or agents therefor; Photosensitive materials for such processes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Photosensitive materials intended for diffusion-transfer use.

Processing such materials.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Photothermoraphy
Stereo-photographic or similar processes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stereophotographic processes: producing three-dimensional images.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stereoscopic photography
Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents the following words or expressions "lenticular screens" and "parallax stereogram" are often used as synonyms.

In patent documents the following words or expressions "light polarisation" and "vectographic image" are often used as synonyms.

In patent documents the following words or expressions "separate colour images" and "anaglyph" are often used as synonyms.

Auxiliary processes in photography ( characterised by the apparatus used G03D 15/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Drying during photographic processing.

Processes applied after the production of the final printed product.

Recovery of materials from coated photographic products.

Cleaning of photographic processing and manufacturing apparatus.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus for drying of photographic materials
Drying in general
Obtaining noble metals
Obtaining metals otherwise
Electrolytic recovery of metals
Special rules of classification within this group

Digital marking is classified in G03C 11/02.

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