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1. (WO1992009932) PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/1992/009932 International Application No.: PCT/EP1991/002201
Publication Date: 11.06.1992 International Filing Date: 22.11.1991
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 19.06.1992
IPC:
G03D 5/04 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
03
PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
D
APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING EXPOSED PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR
5
Liquid processing apparatus in which no immersion is effected; Washing apparatus in which no immersion is effected
04
using liquid sprays
Applicants:
KODAK LIMITED [GB/GB]; Patent Department Headstone Drive Harrow Middlesex HA1 4TY, GB (GB)
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY [US/US]; Patent Department 343 State Street Rochester, NY 14650-2201, US (AT, BE, CA, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IT, JP, KR, LU, NL, SE)
GLOVER, Edward, Charles, Timothy, Samuel [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
Inventors:
GLOVER, Edward, Charles, Timothy, Samuel; GB
Agent:
PHILLIPS, Margaret, Dawn; Kodak Limited Patent Department Headstone Drive Harrow Middlesex HA1 4TY, GB
Priority Data:
9025598.524.11.1990GB
Title (EN) PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DE DEVELOPPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHIQUE
Abstract:
(EN) It is known to provide agitation of processing solutions in photographic processing apparatus using jets. Jets are also known for urging material between sets of rollers. However, such jets are not known to impart drive to material being processed as it passes through the apparatus. Described herein is an arrangement in which material (M) is transported through a narrow elongate tank (20) by means of processing solution which is directed into the tank (20) by means of high speed jets (24, 25). The jets (24, 25) have two functions, namely to drive the material (M) through the tank (20) and to supply processing solution to the tank (20) simultaneously. Such an arrangement has the advantage of providing high speed processing apparatus which occupies minimum space and has few moving parts.
(FR) De manière connue, on peut utiliser des jets pour brasser les solutions de développement d'un appareil de développement photographique, ou pour pousser un produit entre des ensembles de cylindres. Cependant, il est inconnu d'utiliser ces jets pour entraîner un produit à développer lors de son passage dans l'appareil. Ainsi, on a mis au point un agencement selon lequel le produit (M) est transporté dans un récipient étroit et allongé (20) par une solution de développement introduite dans ledit récipient (20) au moyen de jets à grande vitesse (24, 25) servant simultanément à entraîner le produit (M) dans le récipient (20) et à introduire dans celui-ci la solution de développement. Cet agencement a l'avantage d'assurer un appareil de développement rapide et peu encombrant comprenant peu de pièces en mouvement.
Designated States: CA, JP, KR, US
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IT, LU, NL, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0558557US5323202JPH06502730CA2096521KR1019930702700MYPI 91002174