Global Patent Index - EP 1163826 A1

EP 1163826 A1 2001-12-19 - CIRCUIT BOARD PRINTER

Title (en)

CIRCUIT BOARD PRINTER

Title (de)

LEITERPLATTENDRUCKER

Title (fr)

IMPRIMANTE DE CARTE IMPRIMEE

Publication

EP 1163826 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00909454 A

Priority

  • GB 0000776 W
  • GB 9905031 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0052975A1] A CAD controlled circuit board printer for the in-house production of prototype PCBs. The printer (2) includes pneumatically controlled drilling means (12) for cutting grooves and holes in a substrate (8); a deposition system (10) for filling the grooves and holes with a curable polymeric, conductive ink and an oven for curing the conductive material. A pressing means (16) is also provided for the production of multilayer boards. Substrates are cut and filled with conductive ink which are then cured. For multilayer boards, after lamination by the pressing means, holes are redrilled and refilled to enable the formation of continuous conductive pathways between layers. The printer can be used to provide a single board or multiple boards. Various embodiments of the invention are described.

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

H05K 3/10; H05K 3/40

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H05K 3/12 (2006.01); H05K 3/40 (2006.01); H05K 1/09 (2006.01); H05K 3/00 (2006.01); H05K 3/10 (2006.01); H05K 3/46 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H05K 3/4069 (2013.01); H05K 3/1241 (2013.01); H05K 3/1258 (2013.01); H05K 1/095 (2013.01); H05K 3/0044 (2013.01); H05K 3/0047 (2013.01); H05K 3/107 (2013.01); H05K 3/4623 (2013.01); H05K 2201/09036 (2013.01); H05K 2203/0126 (2013.01); H05K 2203/0143 (2013.01); H05K 2203/0228 (2013.01); H05K 2203/081 (2013.01); H05K 2203/102 (2013.01); H05K 2203/107 (2013.01); H05K 2203/1105 (2013.01); H05K 2203/1572 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0052975A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0052975 A1 20000908; AU 3173600 A 20000921; CA 2366927 A1 20000908; EP 1163826 A1 20011219; GB 9905031 D0 19990428

INPADOC legal status


2006-04-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20051001

2004-11-24 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20041011

2004-11-10 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: INVINT LIMITED

2001-12-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010911

2001-12-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2001-12-19 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI