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APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING EXPOSED PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS (apparatus specially adapted for photomechanical production of textured or patterned surfaces G03F); ACCESSORIES THEREFOR (photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes G03C; electrographic, electrophotographic, or magnetographic methods or apparatus G03G)
Definition statement
This subclass covers:

Liquid processing apparatus, with or without immersion

Washing apparatus, with or without immersion

Gas processing apparatus

Diffusion development apparatus

Reversal processing apparatus

Other processing apparatus or accessories therefor

Apparatus for treating processed material

Dark-room arrangements or portable dark-rooms

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass does not cover:

Apparatus specially adapted for photomechanical production of textured or patterned surfaces

Photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes

Electrographic, electrophotographic, or magnetographic methods or apparatus

Examples of places where the subject matter of this class is covered when specially adapted, used for a particular purpose, or incorporated in a larger system:

Cameras with both developing and finishing apparatus

Places in relation to which this subclass is residual:

Exposure apparatus for contact printing adapted to be combined with processing apparatus

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Spraying apparatus; Atomising apparatus; Nozzles

Apparatus for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general

Processes for applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces, in general

Photosensitive materials for photographic purposes; Photographic processes; Auxiliary processes in photography

Apparatus specially adapted for photomechanical production of textured or patterned surfaces

Electrographic, electrophotographic, or magnetophotographic methods or apparatus

Liquid processing apparatus involving immersion; washing apparatus involving immersion (G03D 9/00, G03D 11/00 take precedence)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Apparatus for liquid processing or apparatus for washing exposed photographic materials in which the material is immersed in the processing or washing liquid(s)

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This group does not cover:

Diffusion development apparatus:

Apparatus for liquid processing or washing in which no immersion into the processing or washing liquids is effected

Reversal processing apparatus:

Liquid agitators (in general B01F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Mixing in general

{replenishment or recovery apparatus}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Regeneration; Replenishers as such

for long films or prints in the shape of strips, e.g. fed by roller assembly
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

E.g. details of rollers.

{fed by roller assembly}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

E.g. details of roller drive mechanisms.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Details of rollers:

Liquid processing apparatus in which no immersion is effected; Washing apparatus in which no immersion is effected (G11B 9/00, G11B 11/00 take precedence; application of liquids in general B05)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Apparatus for liquid processing or apparatus for washing exposed photographic materials in which no immersion of the materials to be processed in the processing or washing liquid(s) is effected

References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Diffusion development apparatus:

Apparatus for liquid processing or washing in which immersion into the processing or washing liquids is effected

Reversal processing apparatus:

using liquid sprays (liquid sprayers per se B05B)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Liquid sprayers per se

Gas processing apparatus
Definition statement
This group covers:

Apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials in which the processing is done by gazeous, not liquid processing materials

References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Liquid processing apparatus involving immersion; Washing apparatus involving immersion:

Liquid processing apparatus in which no immersion is effected; Washing apparatus in which no immersion is effected:

Diffusion development apparatus

Reversal processing apparatus

Diffusion development apparatus
Definition statement
This group covers:

Apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials in which photochemical development is done by diffusion

References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Liquid processing apparatus involving immersion; Washing apparatus involving immersion:

Liquid processing apparatus in which no immersion is effected; Washing apparatus in which no immersion is effected:

Gas processing apparatus

Reversal processing apparatus

Reversal processing apparatus
Definition statement
This group covers:

Apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials in which reversal processing is done, e.g. with controlled intermediate exposure of the materials to be reversal processed to light

References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Liquid processing apparatus involving immersion; Washing apparatus involving immersion:

Liquid processing apparatus in which no immersion is effected; Washing apparatus in which no immersion is effected:

Gas processing apparatus

Diffusion development apparatus

Processing apparatus or accessories therefor, not covered by groups G11B 3/00 to G11B 11/00
Definition statement
This group covers:

Apparatus for processing exposed photographic materials which are not covered by groups G03D 3/00 to G03D 11/00

References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Liquid processing apparatus involving immersion; Washing apparatus involving immersion:

Liquid processing apparatus in which no immersion is effected; Washing apparatus in which no immersion is effected:

Gas processing apparatus

Diffusion development apparatus

Reversal processing apparatus

Containers; Holding-devices
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Containers for storage or transport of articles or materials, in general

Apparatus for treating processed material
Definition statement
This group covers:

Apparatus for treating processed material, e.g. film cleaning.

{Counting; Classifying; Marking}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

E.g. storage of processed of material.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Slide mounting

Drying; Glazing (combined with processing apparatus G11B 3/00 to G11B 13/00; drying in general F26B)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Drying solid materials or objects by removing liquid therefrom

{Drying of filmstrips}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Squeegees

{Drying of plates or prints}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Squeegees

Cutting; Splicing
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Cutting, in general

Mounting, e.g. of processed material in a frame (frames specially adapted for projection G03B 21/64)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Means for mounting individual pictures to be projected, e.g. frame for transparency

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