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(11)EP 1 304 481 B8

(12)CORRECTED EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION
Note: Bibliography reflects the latest situation

(15)Correction information:
Corrected version no 1 (W1 B1)

(48)Corrigendum issued on:
08.03.2006 Bulletin 2006/10

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
25.08.2004 Bulletin 2004/35

(21)Application number: 03001487.2

(22)Date of filing:  22.01.1997
(51)Int. Cl.: 
F04B 39/00  (1968.09)
F04B 39/10  (1968.09)

(54)

Compressor discharge muffler

Auspuffschalldämpfer für einen Verdichter

Silencieux de décharge pour compresseur


(84)Designated Contracting States:
DE FR GB IT

(30)Priority: 23.01.1996 JP 889696
26.02.1996 JP 3772696
26.02.1996 JP 3773096

(43)Date of publication of application:
23.04.2003 Bulletin 2003/17

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
97900751.5 / 0821763

(73)Proprietor: MATSUSHITA REFRIGERATION COMPANY
Kusatsu-shi, Shiga 525-8555 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • Tanaka, Yasuhiko
    Nara-shi, Nara 631 (JP)
  • Kita, Ichiro
    Shiki-gun, Nara 636-03 (JP)
  • Umeoka, Ikutomo
    Kanagawa 251-0042 (JP)

(74)Representative: Eisenführ, Speiser & Partner 
Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Postfach 10 60 78
28060 Bremen
28060 Bremen (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A- 0 582 712
US-A- 5 213 125
US-A- 4 813 852
US-A- 5 328 338
  
  • PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 012, no. 078 (M-675), 11 March 1988 (1988-03-11) & JP 62 218683 A (TOSHIBA CORP), 26 September 1987 (1987-09-26)
  
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