Global Patent Index - EP 1164429 A1

EP 1164429 A1 2001-12-19 - Thermal processor

Title (en)

Thermal processor

Title (de)

Wärmebehandlungsgerät

Title (fr)

Appareil de traîtement thermique

Publication

EP 1164429 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01202102 A

Priority

US 59281400 A

Abstract (en)

A thermal processor (7) and method is adapted to process a film having a resistive heating layer (39). The thermal processor includes a voltage source (30) which applies a current to a conductive member such as a conductive roller (25b, 27b) of the processor. The conductive roller contacts a film (5) having a resistive heating layer so as to pass the current to the resistive heating layer and heat the resistive heating layer. The heat from the resistive heating layer serves to heat the film to develop images on the film. <IMAGE>

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

G03D 13/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G03C 5/29 (2006.01); G03C 1/498 (2006.01); G03C 1/76 (2006.01); G03C 1/825 (2006.01); G03C 7/407 (2006.01); G03C 7/46 (2006.01); G03D 13/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G03D 13/002 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1164429 A1 20011219; JP 2002082422 A 20020322

INPADOC legal status


2005-03-16 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040906

2004-06-09 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040423

2002-09-11 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2002-07-31 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020531

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

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE

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 TR

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

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