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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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CONTAINERS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR MEDICAL OR PHARMACEUTICAL PURPOSES; DEVICES OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR BRINGING PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS INTO PARTICULAR PHYSICAL OR ADMINISTERING FORMS; DEVICES FOR ADMINISTERING FOOD OR MEDICINES ORALLY; BABY COMFORTERS; DEVICES FOR RECEIVING SPITTLE [2013‑01]
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Containers specially adapted for medical or pharmaceutical purposes (capsules or the like for oral use A61J 3/07; boxes for medical appliances, doctors’ bags A61B 19/02;
{
antithrombogenic treatment of articles for conditioning blood A61L 33/00; devices for introducing media into or onto the body A61M;
}
containers for radioactive substances G21F 5/00)
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for pills or tablets (containers with special dispensing means therefor B65D 83/04) [2013‑01]
. .
{
Blister-type containers (blisters in general B65D 75/36)
}
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for collecting, storing or administering blood, plasma or medical fluids
{
(multiple bags systems for separating or storing blood components A61M 1/0209); Infusion or perfusion containers
}
[2013‑01]
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Ampoules or carpules (syringe ampoules or carpules A61M 5/28) [2013‑01]
. . .
{
Carpules
}
[2013‑01]
. . .
{
Rigid ampoules, e.g. glass ampoules
}
[2013‑01]
. . .
{
Flexible ampoules, the contents of which are expelled by squeezing
}
[2013‑01]
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Bag-type containers [2013‑01]
. . .
with means for holding samples of contents [2013‑01]
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. .
Details
{
, e.g. provisions for hanging or shape retaining means
}
; Accessories therefor
{
, e.g. inlet or outlet ports, filters or caps
}
(A61J 7/00 takes precedence;
{
plugs or stoppers B65D 51/00;
}
openers B65D, B67B 7/00)
[2015‑05]
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. . .
{
Septums, pierceable membranes
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 1/1412
. . .
{
Containers with closing means, e.g. caps (plugs for containers B65D 51/00)
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 1/1418
. . . .
{
Threaded type
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 1/1425
. . . .
{
Snap-fit type
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 1/1431
. . . .
{
Permanent type, e.g. welded or glued
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 1/1437
. . .
{
Locking means requiring key or combination to open the container
}
[2013‑01]
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. . .
{
Containers with means for dispensing liquid medicaments in a filtered or sterile way, e.g. with bacterial filters
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 1/145
. . . .
{
using air filters
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 1/1456
. . . .
{
using liquid filters
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 1/1462
. . .
{
Containers with provisions for hanging, e.g. integral adaptations of the container (accessories for hanging the container A61J 1/16, A61M 5/1414)
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 1/1468
. . .
{
Containers characterised by specific material properties
}
[2015‑05]
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{
Inlet or outlet ports
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 1/1481
. . . .
{
with connection retaining means, e.g. thread or snap-fit
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 1/1487
. . . .
{
with friction fit, e.g. connecting tubes directly to a protruding port
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 1/1493
. . .
{
Containers with shape retaining means, e.g. to support the structure of the container during emptying or filling
}
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Holders for containers [2013‑01]
. . . .
{
Cooled holders, e.g. for medications, insulin, blood, plasma (containers with thermal insulation in general B65D 81/38; ice-boxes F25D)
}
[2013‑01]
. . .
Arrangements for indicating condition of container contents, e.g. strile condition [2013‑01]
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. . .
Arrangements for transferring
{
or mixing
}
fluids, e.g. from vial to syringe [2015‑05]
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A61J 1/2003
. . . .
{
Accessories used in combination with means for transfer or mixing of fluids, e.g. for activating fluid flow, separating fluids, filtering fluid or venting
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 1/2006
. . . . .
{
Piercing means
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/201
. . . . . .
{
having one piercing end
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2013
. . . . . .
{
having two piercing ends
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2017
. . . . . .
{
having three or more piercing ends
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 1/202
. . . . .
{
Separating means
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2024
. . . . . .
{
having peelable seals
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2027
. . . . . .
{
having frangible parts
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2031
. . . . . .
{
having openings brought into alignment
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2034
. . . . . .
{
having separation clips
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2037
. . . . . .
{
having valve means
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2041
. . . . . .
{
having removable plugs
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2044
. . . . . .
{
having slits
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 1/2048
. . . . .
{
Connecting means
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2051
. . . . . .
{
having tap means, e.g. tap means activated by sliding
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2055
. . . . . .
{
having gripping means
}
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A61J 1/2058
. . . . . .
{
having multiple connecting ports
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2062
. . . . . . .
{
with directional valves
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2065
. . . . . .
{
having aligning and guiding means
}
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A61J 1/2068
. . . . .
{
Venting means
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2072
. . . . . .
{
for internal venting
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2075
. . . . . .
{
for external venting
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 1/2079
. . . . .
{
Filtering means
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2082
. . . . . .
{
for gas filtration
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 1/2086
. . . . . .
{
for fluid filtration
}
[2015‑05]
. . . .
{
Containers or vials which are to be joined to each other in order to mix their contents (combinations of vial and syringe for mixing their contents A61J 1/2096)
}
[2013‑01]
. . . .
{
Containers having several compartments for products to be mixed
}
[2013‑01]
. . . .
{
Combination of a vial and a syringe for transferring or mixing their contents
}
[2013‑01]
. . . .
with means for metering the amount of fluid [2014‑02]
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Devices or methods specially adapted for bringing pharmaceutical products into particular physical or administering forms (chemical aspects, see the relevant classes) [2013‑01]
.
{
Compounding apparatus specially for enteral or parenteral nutritive solutions (bottling liquids B67C)
}
[2013‑01]
.
{
Coating of tablets or the like (coating of sweetmeats or confectionery A23G 3/20; coating of granules in general B01J 2/006)
}
[2013‑01]
.
{
Marking tablets or the like (apparatus for printing on tablets or the like B41F 17/36)
}
[2013‑01]
.
into the form of powders (pulverising in general B02C) [2013‑01]
A61J 3/04
.
into the form of ointments [2013‑01]
.
into the form of pills, lozenges or dragees [2013‑01]
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into the form of capsules or similar small containers for oral use [2013‑01]
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A61J 3/071
. .
{
into the form of telescopically engaged two-piece capsules
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 3/072
. . .
{
Sealing capsules, e.g. rendering them tamper-proof
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 3/074
. . .
{
Filling capsules; Related operations
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 3/075
. . . .
{
Manually operated filling apparatus
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 3/077
. . .
{
Manufacturing capsule shells
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 3/078
. .
{
into the form of wafers or cachets
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 3/08
.
into the form of suppositories or sticks [2013‑01]
.
into the form of compressed tablets (tablet presses B30B 11/00) [2013‑01]
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Guidance heading:
Administering medicines orally; Feeding-bottles in general; Teats; Devices for receiving spittle [2013‑01]
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Devices for administering medicines orally, e.g. spoons (calibrated capacity measures for fluids or fluent solid material G01F 19/00; weighing spoons G01G 19/56); Pill counting devices; Arrangements for time indication or reminder for taking medicine [2013‑01]
A61J 7/0007
.
{
Pill breaking or crushing devices
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 7/0015
.
{
Devices specially adapted for taking medicines
}
[2013‑01]
. .
{
Spoons
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 7/003
. .
{
Sticks, e.g. lollipops with drug release
}
[2013‑01]
. .
{
Straws
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 7/0046
. .
{
Cups, bottles or bags
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 7/0053
. .
{
Syringes, pipettes or oral dispensers
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 7/0061
. .
{
Swallow helping devices, e.g. tongue shields
}
[2013‑01]
.
{
Trays for holding or distributing medicines (display trays A47F 3/14; serving trays A47G 23/06)
}
[2013‑01]
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{
Medicament distribution means (with pill counting devices A61J 7/02; with time indication A61J 7/04; containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents B65D 83/00)
}
[2013‑01]
. .
{
for multiple medicaments
}
[2013‑01]
.
{
for holding medicines in, or fixing medicines on, a tooth, e.g. holder containing medicines fixed on a tooth (medicament applicators for teeth or gums A61C 19/063)
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 7/02
.
Pill counting devices [2013‑01]
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Arrangements for time indication or reminder for taking medicine, e.g. programmed dispensers [2013‑01]
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{
with timers
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 7/0418
. . .
{
with electronic history memory
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 7/0427
. . .
{
with direct interaction with a dispensing or delivery system
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 7/0436
. . . .
{
resulting from removing a drug from, or opening, a container
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 7/0445
. . . .
{
for preventing drug dispensing during a predetermined time period
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 7/0454
. . .
{
for dispensing of multiple drugs
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 7/0463
. . .
{
for multiple patients
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 7/0472
. . .
{
of the count-down type, i.e. counting down a predetermined interval after each reset
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 7/0481
. . .
{
working on a schedule basis
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 7/049
. . . .
{
automatically changing in response to a schedule deviation by the patient
}
[2015‑05]
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Feeding-bottles in general [2015‑05]
A61J 9/001
.
{
with inner liners
}
[2013‑01]
.
{
Vacuum feeding-bottles (vacuum bottles in general A47J 41/02)
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 9/005
.
{
Non-rigid or collapsible feeding-bottles
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 9/006
.
{
having elongated tubes, e.g. for drinking from bottle in upright position
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 9/008
.
{
having storage compartments, e.g. for storing a teat
}
[2013‑01]
.
with thermometers [2013‑01]
A61J 9/04
.
with means for supplying air [2013‑01]
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Holders for bottles [2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 9/0607
. .
{
having aesthetic features, e.g. toy-like or imitating a female breast
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 9/0615
. .
{
providing isolation
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 9/0623
. .
{
facilitating gripping
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 9/063
. .
{
having a particular supporting function
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 9/0638
. . .
{
for supporting in a feeding position
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 9/0646
. . .
{
for supporting only in a non-feeding position
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 9/0653
. .
{
characterised by the type of support
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 9/0661
. . .
{
attachable to other devices or furniture, e.g. crib, commode or stroller
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 9/0669
. . .
{
supported by the infant
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 9/0676
. . .
{
supported by the caregiver
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 9/0684
. . .
{
having a self-supporting base
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 9/0692
. . .
{
comprising a flexible arm
}
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Protective covers for bottles [2013‑01]
. .
{
Lids for closing the bottle
}
[2013‑01]
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Teats [2013‑01]
.
{
having additional ports, e.g. for connecting syringes or straws (devices for administering medicines orally A61J 7/00)
}
[2013‑01]
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{
having means for regulating the flow rate
}
[2013‑01]
. .
{
by size or shape of the opening
}
[2013‑01]
. .
{
by using valves
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 11/0025
.
{
having filters
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 11/003
.
{
having means for incorporating a mother's scent
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 11/0035
.
{
having particular shape or structure
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 11/004
. .
{
angled, e.g. in respect to the bottle
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 11/0045
. .
{
Aesthetic properties
}
[2013‑01]
. . .
{
for imitating a nipple
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 11/0055
. . .
{
for soothing, e.g. toy-like
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 11/006
. .
{
for improving flexibility
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 11/0065
. .
{
for improving rigidity, e.g. anti-bite-through or anti-collapsing
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 11/007
.
{
having orthodontic properties, e.g. for promoting correct teeth development
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 11/0075
.
{
Accessories therefor
}
[2013‑01]
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{
Protecting caps
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 11/0085
. . .
{
with means for preventing leakage
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 11/009
. .
{
Puncturing tools, e.g. for creating an opening in the teat
}
[2013‑01]
. .
{
Seal rupturing means (containers having several compartments for products to be mixed A61J 1/2093)
}
[2013‑01]
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with means for supplying air [2013‑01]
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A61J 11/04
.
with means for fastening to bottles [2013‑01]
A61J 11/045
. .
{
with interlocking means, e.g. protrusions or indentations on the teat
}
[2013‑01]
Breast-nipple shields (breast-pumps A61M 1/06) [2013‑01]
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Feeding-tubes for therapeutic purposes [2015‑05]
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A61J 15/0003
.
{
Nasal or oral feeding-tubes, e.g. tube entering body through nose or mouth
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0007
. .
{
inserted by using a guide-wire (guide wires A61M 25/09)
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0011
.
{
Feeding-tubes for delivery of nourishment to the mouth; Mouth pieces therefor (breast-nipple shields A61J 13/00; mouth pieces for drinking straws A47G 21/185; straws to take medicine A61J 7/0038, mouthpieces for tracheal tubes A61M 16/0488)
}
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{
Gastrostomy feeding-tubes (insertion tools or methods A61B 17/34)
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0019
. .
{
inserted by using a pull-wire
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0023
. .
{
inserted by using a sheath
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 15/0026
.
{
Parts, details or accessories for feeding-tubes (external tubes from medical containers to a connector outside of the body A61M 39/08)
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 15/003
. .
{
Means for fixing the tube inside the body, e.g. balloons, retaining means (holding devices holding in the body A61M 25/04)
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 15/0034
. . .
{
Retainers adjacent to a body opening to prevent that the tube slips through, e.g. bolsters
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 15/0038
. . . .
{
expandable, e.g. umbrella type
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0042
. . . . .
{
inflatable
}
[2013‑01]
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A61J 15/0046
. . .
{
Expandable retainers inside body lumens of the enteral tract, e.g. fixing by radially contacting a lumen wall
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0049
. . . .
{
Inflatable Balloons (balloon catheters A61M 25/10)
}
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A61J 15/0053
. .
{
Means for fixing the tube outside of the body, e.g. by a special shape, by fixing it to the skin (holding devices, e.g. on the body A61M 25/02, mouthpieces for tracheal tubes A61M 16/0488; transcutaneous access sites A61M 39/0247)
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0057
. . .
{
fixing a tube end, i.e. tube not protruding the fixing means
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0061
. . .
{
fixing at an intermediate position on the tube, i.e. tube protruding the fixing means
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0065
. . .
{
Fixing means and tube being one part
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0069
. .
{
Tubes feeding directly to the intestines, e.g. to the jejunum
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0073
. .
{
Multi-lumen tubes
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0076
. .
{
Feeding pumps (A61M 1/00, A61M 5/142, A61M 25/1018 take precedence)
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 15/008
. .
{
Sensor means, e.g. for sensing reflux, acidity or pressure (sensors for diagnostic purposes A61B 5/00; sensors for inflation control A61M 25/1018)
}
[2015‑05]
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A61J 15/0084
. . .
{
for sensing parameters related to the patient
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 15/0088
. . .
{
for sensing parameters related to the device
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 15/0092
. .
{
Valves on feeding tubes (Tube valves A61M 39/22)
}
[2013‑01]
A61J 15/0096
. .
{
Provisions for venting
}
[2013‑01]
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Baby-comforters; Teething rings [2015‑05]
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A61J 17/001
.
{
Baby-comforters
}
[2015‑05]
WARNING

A61J 17/002
. .
{
with music box
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 17/003
. .
{
with thermometer
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 17/005
. .
{
with light-emitting means
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 17/006
. .
{
releasing medication
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 17/007
. .
{
mounted on soft cushions or dolls
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 17/008
. .
{
with protective shields
}
[2015‑05]
A61J 17/02
.
Teething rings [2013‑01]
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Devices for receiving spittle, e.g. spittoons (
{
devices for taking sputum samples A61B 10/0051
}
; for dentists A61C 17/04)
[2013‑01]
A61J 19/02
.
Sputum flasks [2013‑01]
A61J 19/04
.
Spittoons with water supply [2013‑01]
A61J 19/06
.
Combustible sputum cups [2013‑01]

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A61J 2200/00
General characteristics or adaptations [2013‑01]
A61J 2200/10
.
Coring prevention means, e.g. for plug or septum piecing members [2013‑01]
A61J 2200/20
.
Extrusion means, e.g. for producing pharmaceutical forms [2013‑01]
A61J 2200/30
.
Compliance analysis for taking medication [2013‑01]
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A61J 2200/40
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Heating or cooling means; Combinations thereof [2013‑01]
A61J 2200/42
. .
Heating meansf [2013‑01]
A61J 2200/44
. .
Cooling means [2013‑01]
A61J 2200/50
.
Insulating means [2013‑01]
A61J 2200/60
.
biodegradable [2013‑01]
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A61J 2200/70
.
Device provided with specific sensor or indicating means [2013‑01]
A61J 2200/72
. .
for temperature [2013‑01]
A61J 2200/74
. .
for weight [2013‑01]
A61J 2200/76
. .
for fluid level [2013‑01]
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A61J 2205/00
General identification or selection means [2013‑01]
A61J 2205/10
.
Bar codes [2013‑01]
A61J 2205/20
.
Colour codes [2013‑01]
A61J 2205/30
.
Printed labels [2013‑01]
A61J 2205/40
.
by shape or form, e.g. by using shape recognition [2013‑01]
A61J 2205/50
.
using icons or symbolic figures, e.g. by a graphical representation symbolising the type of pathology or the organ by an image [2013‑01]
A61J 2205/60
.
using magnetic or electronic identifications, e.g. chips, RFID, electronic tags [2013‑01]
A61J 2205/70
.
Audible labels, e.g. for pre-recorded info or messages [2013‑01]
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