Global patent index - EP 0974139 A1

EP 0974139 A1 2000-01-26 - MANUFACTURE OF TRAFFIC SIGNS

Title (en)

MANUFACTURE OF TRAFFIC SIGNS

Title (de)

HERSTELLUNG VON VERKEHRSANZEIGE

Title (fr)

FABRICATION DE PANNEAUX DE CIRCULATION

Publication

EP 0974139 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98910765 A

Priority

  • FI 9800252 W
  • FI 971222 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9843229A1] The invention relates to a method for manufacturing traffic sign boards reflecting back light (L) and including sign figures. In the method a light-retroreflective layer (2) is attached on the base material (3), and colour materials (7) forming the sign figures are arranged on the outer surface of the layer. In accordance with the invention, the light-retroreflective layer is arranged uniformly over the entire traffic sign figure area so that it does not substantially change the colour of the reflected light. The necessary sign figures are arranged on one side of a separate coating film (4) in mirror image. The coating film is then adhered onto a retroreflective layer on the base material so that the reversed sign figures face the retroreflective layer. Thus, the sign figures consisting of colour materials are between the retroreflective layer (2) and the coating film (4) and protected from detrimental effects of the environment.

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

G09F 13/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G09F 13/16 (2006.01); G09F 13/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G09F 13/16 (2013.01); G09F 2013/0472 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9843229A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9843229 A1 19981001; AU 6502098 A 19981020; EA 001276 B1 20001225; EP 0974139 A1 20000126; FI 101993 B1 19980930; FI 101993 B 19980930; FI 971222 A0 19970324; PL 335843 A1 20000522

INPADOC legal status

2002-05-02 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20011207

2001-05-30 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010411

2000-01-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990916

2000-01-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-01-26 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free Format Text: LT PAYMENT 19990914;LV PAYMENT 19990914