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CPC
COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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FIRE-FIGHTING ( fire-extinguishing compositions, use of chemical substances in extinguishing fires A62D 1/00 ; spraying, applying liquids or other fluent materials to surfaces in general B05; alarm arrangements G08B, e.g. fire alarms actuated by smoke or gases G08B 17/10 )
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Fire prevention or containment ( A62C 3/00 takes precedence; flame traps A62C 4/00 )
A62C 2/04
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Removing or cutting-off the supply of inflammable material
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Physical fire-barriers
A62C 2/065
. .
{
having as the main closure device materials, whose characteristics undergo an irreversible change under high temperatures, e.g. intumescent ( intumescent materials forming part of the mechanism of another main closure device, see the relevant class )
}
A62C 2/08
. .
Water curtains ( nozzles A62C 31/02 )
A62C 2/10
. .
Fire-proof curtains
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A62C 2/12
. .
Hinged dampers
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A62C 2/14
. . .
with two or more blades
A62C 2/16
. . . .
multi-vane roll or fold-up type
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A62C 2/18
. .
Sliding dampers
A62C 2/20
. . .
at 90 degrees to the plane of the opening
A62C 2/22
. .
Fire-dampers with provision for the removal of an obstacle, e.g. rails, conveyers, before closing the opening
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A62C 2/24
. .
Operating or controlling mechanisms
{
( emergency operation of doors and windows E05F 1/002 , E05F 15/2015 )
}
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A62C 2/241
. . .
{
having mechanical actuators and heat sensitive parts
}
A62C 2/242
. . . .
{
with fusible links
}
A62C 2/243
. . . .
{
with frangible elements
}
A62C 2/245
. . . .
{
with thermostatic elements, e.g. bimetallic, resettable actuators
}
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A62C 2/246
. . .
{
having non-mechanical actuators
}
A62C 2/247
. . . .
{
electric
}
A62C 2/248
. . . .
{
pneumatic
}
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Fire prevention, containment or extinguishing specially adapted for particular objects or places (
{
in oil wells E21B 29/08 , A62C 35/00 ; in mines or tunnels E21F 5/00
}
; for nuclear reactors G21C 9/04 )
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A62C 3/002
.
{
for warehouses, storage areas or other installations for storing goods
}
A62C 3/004
. .
{
for freezing warehouses and storages
}
A62C 3/006
.
{
for kitchens or stoves
}
A62C 3/008
.
{
for decorations, e.g. Christmas trees ( Christmas tree decorations incorporating fire extinguishing or fire prevention means A47G 33/0872 ; blowing or snuffing out candle-flames F23Q 25/00 )
}
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A62C 3/02
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for area conflagrations, e.g. forest fires, subterranean fires
A62C 3/0207
. .
{
by blowing air or gas currents with or without dispersion of fire extinguishing agents; Apparatus therefor, e.g. fans
}
A62C 3/0214
. .
{
for buildings or installations in fire storms
}
A62C 3/0221
. .
{
for tunnels
}
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A62C 3/0228
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{
with delivery of fire extinguishing material by air or aircraft ( fire-fighting aircraft B64D 1/16 )
}
A62C 3/0235
. . .
{
by means of containers, e.g. buckets
}
A62C 3/0242
. . .
{
by spraying extinguishants from the aircraft ( spraying from aircraft in general B64D 1/16 )
}
A62C 3/025
. . .
{
Fire extinguishing bombs; Projectiles and launchers therefor ( launching apparatus for projectiles, missiles or torpedoes in general F41F 1/00 , F41F 3/00 , F41F 7/00 )
}
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A62C 3/0257
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{
Fire curtains, blankets, walls, fences
}
A62C 3/0264
. . .
{
by creating water curtains
}
A62C 3/0271
. .
{
Detection of area conflagration fires ( fire alarms for forest fires G08B 17/005 )
}
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A62C 3/0278
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by creating zones devoid of flammable material
}
A62C 3/0285
. . .
{
with creation of a fire zone by an explosion or a counter-fire
}
A62C 3/0292
. .
{
by spraying extinguishants directly into the fire ( A62C 3/0242 takes precedence )
}
A62C 3/04
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for dust or loosely-baled or loosely-piled materials, e.g. in silos, in chimneys ( flame traps A62C 4/00 )
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A62C 3/06
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of highly inflammable material, e.g. light metals, petroleum products
A62C 3/065
. .
{
for containers filled with inflammable liquids
}
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A62C 3/07
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in vehicles, e.g. in road vehicles
A62C 3/08
. .
in aircraft
{
( A62C 3/0207 takes precedence )
}
A62C 3/10
. .
in ships
{
( A62C 3/0207 takes precedence )
}
A62C 3/14
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in connection with doors, windows, ventilators, partitions, or shutters, e.g. automatic closing
A62C 3/16
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in electrical installations, e.g. cableways
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Flame traps allowing passage of gas but not of flame or explosion wave
A62C 4/02
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in gas-pipes ( safety valves F16K 17/00 )
A62C 4/04
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in flues or chimneys
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Making of fire-extinguishing materials immediately before use ( nozzles A62C 31/02 )
A62C 5/002
.
{
Apparatus for mixing extinguishants with water
}
A62C 5/004
.
{
for producing carbon-dioxide snow, carbon-dioxide ice, carbon-dioxide gas, carbon-dioxide liquid, or mixtures thereof ( carbon-dioxide jet-pipes or snow jet-pipes A62C 31/03 )
}
A62C 5/006
.
{
Extinguishants produced by combustion
}
A62C 5/008
.
{
for producing other mixtures of different gases or vapours, water and chemicals, e.g. water and wetting agents, water and gases
}
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A62C 5/02
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of foam
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A62C 5/022
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{
with air or gas present as such
}
A62C 5/024
. . .
{
Apparatus in the form of pipes ( jet-pipes for foam A62C 31/12 )
}
A62C 5/027
. .
Heavy foam
A62C 5/033
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of gel
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Hand fire-extinguishers
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A62C 8/00
Hand tools or accessories specially adapted for fire-fighting, e.g. tool boxes
A62C 8/005
.
{
Receptacles or other utensils for water carrying; Bombs filled with extinguishing agents
}
A62C 8/02
.
Buckets or pails
A62C 8/04
.
Rakes or beaters
A62C 8/06
.
Fire-blankets
A62C 8/08
.
Shields
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A62C 11/00
Portable extinguishers with manually-operated pumps
A62C 11/005
.
{
Receptacles of extinguishing agent with manually operable pump
}
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Portable extinguishers which are permanently pressurised or pressurised immediately before use ( A62C 11/00 takes precedence )
A62C 13/003
.
{
Extinguishers with spraying and projection of extinguishing agents by pressurised gas
}
A62C 13/006
.
{
for the propulsion of extinguishing powder
}
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A62C 13/02
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with pressure gas produced by chemicals
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A62C 13/04
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with separate acid container
A62C 13/06
. . .
with acid container without closure device
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A62C 13/08
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with acid container with closure device
A62C 13/10
. . . .
with loose-lid closure device ( loosely-engaging lids or covers for containers for liquids without means for effecting sealing of container in general B65D 51/02 )
A62C 13/12
. . . .
with valve closure device
A62C 13/14
. . .
with acid container the shell of which is ruptured by pin, screw-pin, or similar device
A62C 13/16
. . .
with movable acid container ruptured by falling when operated
A62C 13/18
. . .
with acid container ruptured by a striking weight, e.g. by a falling weight
A62C 13/20
. .
with the chemicals in a single case, e.g. in a cartridge
A62C 13/22
. .
with incendiary substances producing pressure gas
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A62C 13/62
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with a single permanently pressurised container
A62C 13/64
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the extinguishing material being released by means of a valve
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A62C 13/66
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with extinguishing material and pressure gas being stored in separate containers
A62C 13/68
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characterised by means for releasing the extinguishing material
A62C 13/70
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characterised by means for releasing the pressure gas
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A62C 13/72
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characterised by releasing means operating essentially simultaneously on both containers
A62C 13/74
. . .
the pressure gas container being pierced or broken
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A62C 13/76
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Details or accessories
A62C 13/78
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Suspending or supporting devices
Extinguishers essentially of the knapsack type ( knapsacks, carrying-frames, pack-frames carried on the body A45F 3/00 )
A62C 17/00
Hand fire-extinguishers essentially in the form of pistols or rifles
Hand fire-extinguishers in which the extinguishing substance is expelled by an explosion ; Exploding containers thrown into the fire
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A62C 25/00
Portable extinguishers with power-driven pumps
A62C 25/005
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Accessories
}
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Fire-fighting vehicles ( A62C 31/00 , A62C 33/00 , A62C 37/00 take precedence; vehicle aspects, see the appropriate subclasses of B60 to B64 , e.g. fire-fighting aircraft B64D 1/16 )
A62C 27/00
Fire-fighting land vehicles
Fire-fighting vessels or like floating structures
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Delivery of fire-extinguishing material ( pumps F04 ;
{
suction or pressure
}
hoses,
{
joints or couplings therefor
}
F16L )
A62C 31/005
.
{
using nozzles ( see warning after subclass title )
}
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A62C 31/02
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Nozzles specially adapted for fire-extinguishing
A62C 31/03
. .
adjustable, e.g. from spray to jet or vice-versa
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A62C 31/05
. .
with two or more outlets
A62C 31/07
. . .
for different media
A62C 31/12
. .
for delivering foam or atomised foam
A62C 31/22
. .
specially adapted for piercing walls, heaped materials, or the like
A62C 31/24
. .
attached to ladders, poles, towers, or other structures with or without rotary heads
A62C 31/28
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Accessories for delivery devices, e.g. supports
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Hose accessories
A62C 33/02
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Apparatus for cleaning or drying hoses ( drying shelves F26B )
A62C 33/04
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Supports or clamps for fire hoses
A62C 33/06
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Hose or pipe bridges
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Permanently-installed equipment
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Permanently-installed equipment ( A62C 31/00 , A62C 33/00 , A62C 37/00 take precedence; for forming water curtains A62C 2/08 )
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A62C 35/02
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with containers for delivering the extinguishing substance
A62C 35/023
. .
{
the extinguishing material being expelled by compressed gas, taken from storage tanks, or by generating a pressure gas ( for foam generation A62C 5/02 )
}
A62C 35/026
. .
{
the extinguishing material being put under pressure by means other than pressure gas, e.g. pumps
}
A62C 35/04
. .
Swingable or tiltable containers
A62C 35/06
. .
Containers destroyed or opened by falling
A62C 35/08
. .
Containers destroyed or opened by bursting charge
A62C 35/10
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Containers destroyed or opened by flames or heat
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A62C 35/11
. .
controlled by a signal from the danger zone
A62C 35/13
. . .
with a finite supply of extinguishing material
A62C 35/15
. . .
with a system for topping-up the supply of extinguishing material automatically
A62C 35/20
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Hydrants, e.g. wall-hoses, wall units, plug-in cabinets ( hydrants in streets E03B 9/02 )
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A62C 35/58
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Pipe-line systems
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A62C 35/60
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wet, i.e. containing extinguishing material even when not in use
A62C 35/605
. . .
{
operating and sounding alarm automatically ( see warning after subclass title )
}
A62C 35/62
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dry, i.e. empty of extinguishing material when not in use
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A62C 35/64
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pressurised
A62C 35/645
. . .
{
with compressed gas in pipework ( see warning after subclass title )
}
A62C 35/66
. . .
Accelerators
A62C 35/68
. .
Details, e.g. of pipes or valve systems ( valves in general F16K )
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Control of fire-fighting equipment ( heat-sensitive devices G01K )
WARNING
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Groups A62C 37/04 and A62C 37/28 are no longer used for the classification of new documents. Documents of these groups will be systematically transferred to groups A62C 37/36 to A62C 37/48

A62C 37/04
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with electrically-controlled release
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A62C 37/08
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comprising an outlet device containing a sensor, or itself being the sensor, i.e. self-contained sprinklers
A62C 37/09
. .
telescopic or adjustable
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A62C 37/10
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Releasing means, e.g. electrically released
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A62C 37/11
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heat-sensitive
A62C 37/12
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with fusible links
A62C 37/14
. . . .
with frangible vessels
A62C 37/16
. . . .
with thermally-expansible links
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A62C 37/20
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Resetting after use ; Tools therefor
A62C 37/21
. . .
automatic
A62C 37/28
. .
with an explosive charge
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A62C 37/36
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an actuating signal being generated by a sensor separate from an outlet device
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A62C 37/38
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by both sensor and actuator, e.g. valve, being in the danger zone
A62C 37/40
. . .
with electric connection between sensor and actuator
A62C 37/42
. . .
with mechanical connection between sensor and actuator, e.g. rods, levers
A62C 37/44
. .
only the sensor being in the danger zone
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A62C 37/46
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Construction of the actuator
A62C 37/48
. . .
Thermally sensitive initiators
A62C 37/50
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Testing or indicating devices for determining the state of readiness of the equipment

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Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
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A62C 99/0009
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{
Methods of extinguishing or preventing the spread of fire by cooling down or suffocating the flames
}
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A62C 99/0018
. .
{
using gases or vapours that do not support combustion, e.g. steam, carbon dioxide
}
A62C 99/0027
. . .
{
Carbon dioxide extinguishers
}
A62C 99/0036
. .
{
using foam
}
A62C 99/0045
. .
{
using solid substances, e.g. sand, ashes; using substances forming a crust
}
A62C 99/0054
. .
{
using counter-fire
}
A62C 99/0063
. .
{
with simultaneous removal of inflammable materials
}
A62C 99/0072
. .
{
using sprayed or atomised water
}
A62C 99/0081
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{
Training methods or equipment for fire-fighting
}
A62C 99/009
.
{
Methods or equipment not provided for in groups A62C 99/0009 to A62C 99/0081
}
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