Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass G03D

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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 place 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
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Photosensitive materials or processes for photographic purposes

Apparatus specially adapted for photomechanical production of textured or patterned surfaces

Electrographic, electrophotographic, or magnetographic methods or apparatus

Application-oriented references

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

Cameras with both developing and finishing apparatus

References out of a residual place

Examples of places in relation to which this place 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 place 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
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

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

Diffusion development apparatus:

Reversal processing apparatus:

Liquid agitators (in general B01F)
References
Informative references

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

Mixing in general

{replenishment or recovery apparatus}
References
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 place covers:

E.g. details of rollers.

{fed by roller assembly}
Definition statement

This place covers:

E.g. details of roller drive mechanisms.

References
Limiting references

This place 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 place 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
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Diffusion development apparatus:

Reversal processing apparatus:

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

using liquid sprays (liquid sprayers per se B05B)
References
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 place covers:

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

References
Limiting references

This place 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 place covers:

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

References
Limiting references

This place 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 place 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
Limiting references

This place 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 - G11B 11/00
Definition statement

This place covers:

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

References
Limiting references

This place 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
References
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 place covers:

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

{Counting; Classifying; Marking}
Definition statement

This place covers:

E.g. storage of processed of material.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Slide mounting

Drying; Glazing (combined with processing apparatus G11B 3/00 - G11B 13/00; drying in general F26B)
References
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
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Squeegees

{Drying of plates or prints}
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Squeegees

Cutting; Splicing
References
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
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

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