Global Patent Index - EP 0747766 B1

EP 0747766 B1 2002-11-13 - Device and method for determining the quantity of processing liquid evaporating from a tank of a photographic material processing apparatus

Title (en)

Device and method for determining the quantity of processing liquid evaporating from a tank of a photographic material processing apparatus

Title (de)

Einrichtung und Verfahren zum Ermitteln der Menge von Behandlungsflüssigkeit, die aus einem Tank einer Vorrichtung zum Behandeln von fotografischem Material verdunstet

Title (fr)

Dispositif et méthode pour déterminer la quantité de liquide de traitement s'évaporant d'un réservoir d'un appareil pour le traitement de matériel photographique

Publication

EP 0747766 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 96107229 A

Priority

DE 19521273 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19521273C1] The equipment determines the amount of evaporation of a processing liquid from a tank into which photographic materials are immersed, by using a reference container which is filled with water. The container is arranged so that the water is exposed to roughly the same evaporation conditions as the processing liquid. The container may be fixed inside the processing device, and may also be fixed inside the tank or the liquid. A floating switch may be used to monitor the water level inside the container, from which the evaporation rate of the water, and hence the liquid, may be determined.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G03D 3/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G03D 3/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G03D 3/065 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR IT LI

EPO simple patent family

DE 19521273 C1 19960718; EP 0747766 A1 19961211; EP 0747766 B1 20021113; US 5812898 A 19980922

INPADOC legal status


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2002-12-19 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

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