Global Patent Index - EP 0885371 B1

EP 0885371 B1 2003-06-25 - TUNNEL KILN

Title (en)

TUNNEL KILN

Title (de)

TUNNELOFEN

Title (fr)

FOUR A TUNNEL

Publication

EP 0885371 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 97905240 A

Priority

  • GB 9700494 W
  • GB 9603773 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9731233A1] The invention relates to tunnel kilns. There is provided a tunnel kiln (10) comprising a heating tunnel (24) and a plurality of moving hearths (32) across the width of the tunnel, in which the moving hearths are adapted to convey the ware (44) to be treated through the heating tunnel.

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

F27B 9/24; F27B 9/06; F27B 9/32; F27D 3/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F27B 9/06 (2006.01); F27B 9/24 (2006.01); F27D 3/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F27B 9/063 (2013.01); F27B 9/2407 (2013.01); F27D 3/12 (2013.01); F27D 2003/124 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE ES FR GB IE IT NL PT

EPO simple patent family

GB 2310920 A 19970910; GB 2310920 B 20000920; GB 9703588 D0 19970409; AU 1886397 A 19970910; DE 69723059 D1 20030731; EP 0885371 A1 19981223; EP 0885371 B1 20030625; GB 9603773 D0 19960424; WO 9731233 A1 19970828

INPADOC legal status


2004-11-17 [REG IE MM4A] PATENT LAPSED

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2004-07-09 [EN] FR: TRANSLATION NOT FILED

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2003-07-31 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

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2003-06-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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2003-06-25 [REG GB FG4D] EUROPEAN PATENT GRANTED

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