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CPC
COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
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SUBSECTION:
Building
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CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES (of tunnels E21D)
PERMANENT WAY ; PERMANENT-WAY TOOLS ; MACHINES FOR MAKING RAILWAYS OF ALL KINDS( derailing or rerailing blocks on track, track brakes or retarders B61K )
CONSTRUCTION OF, OR SURFACES FOR, ROADS, SPORTS GROUNDS, OR THE LIKE ; MACHINES OR AUXILIARY TOOLS FOR CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR( forming roads or like surfaces by compacting or grading snow or ice E01H )
CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGES,
{
ELEVATED ROADWAYS
}
OR VIADUCTS; ASSEMBLY OF BRIDGES (bridges extending between terminal buildings and aircraft for embarking or disembarking passengers B64F 1/305;
{
tracks for special kinds of railways E01B 25/00; culverts E01F 5/005
}
)
ADDITIONAL WORK, SUCH AS EQUIPPING ROADS OR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORMS, HELICOPTER LANDING STAGES, SIGNS, SNOW FENCES, OR THE LIKE
WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following groups:
E01F 15/10 covered by E01F 15/02

STREET CLEANING; CLEANING OF PERMANENT WAYS; CLEANING BEACHES; DISPERSING
{
or preventing
}
FOG IN GENERAL
{
Cleaning street or railway furniture or tunnel walls
}
(cleaning in general B08B)
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HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING; FOUNDATIONS; SOIL SHIFTING
HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING (ship-lifting E02C; dredging E02F)
WARNING
-
[C12.08]
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:

E02B 15/06 covered by E02B 15/08
E02B 15/08 covered by E02B15/04B
E02B 15/10 covered by E02B15/04C to E02B15/04G

SHIP-LIFTING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS
FOUNDATIONS; EXCAVATIONS, EMBANKMENTS (specially adapted for hydraulic engineering E02B); UNDERGROUND OR UNDERWATER STRUCTURE (tunnels, tunnelling, mining E21)
WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:
E02D29/09 covered by E02D 29/06

DREDGING; SOIL-SHIFTING (winning peat E21C 49/00)
NOTE
-
This subclass covers :
- primarily equipment for excavating or loosening earth or for moving loose earth;
- equipment for working similarly on other materials and similar equipment for loading or unloading materials

WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:


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WATER SUPPLY; SEWERAGE
INSTALLATIONS OR METHODS FOR OBTAINING, COLLECTING, OR DISTRIBUTING WATER (drilling wells, obtaining fluids in general from wells E21B; pipe-line systems in general F17D)
DOMESTIC PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS FOR FRESH WATER OR WASTE WATER (not connected to either water-supply main or to waste pipe A47K; devices of the kind used in the ground E03B, F); SINKS
WATER-CLOSETS OR URINALS WITH FLUSHING DEVICES; FLUSHING VALVES THEREFOR
SEWERS; CESSPOOLS
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BUILDING (layered materials, layered products in general B32B)
GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS (border constructions of opening in walls, floors or ceilings E06B 1/00;
{
electromagnetic shielding H05K 9/0001
}
)
NOTE
-
In this subclass, the following term is used with the meaning indicated :

- "ceiling" includes all the finishing material concealing the
the underside of the load-carrying ceiling structure or
roof structure.

WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:

E04B1/682 covered by E04B 1/68
E04B1/684 covered by E04B 1/68
E04B1/686 covered by E04B 1/68

STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS; BUILDING MATERIALS (for bridges E01D; specially designed for insulation or other protection E04B; elements used as building aids E04G; for mining E21; for tunnels E21D; structural elements with broader range of application than for building engineering F16, particularly F16S)
ROOF COVERINGS; SKY-LIGHTS; GUTTERS; ROOF-WORKING TOOLS (coverings of outer walls by plaster or other porous material E04F 13/00)
NOTE
-
In this subclass, the following expression is used with the meaning indicated:
- "roof coverings" includes any similar kind of watertight covering against rain, snow, hail, or the like, for other parts of buildings

WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:
E04D3/3645 covered by E04D 3/363
E04D3/367 " " E04D 3/364
E04D13/18 " " F24J 2/00, H01L31/048B

FINISHING WORK ON BUILDINGS, e.g. STAIRS, FLOORS (windows, doors E06B)
WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:

SCAFFOLDING; FORMS; SHUTTERING; BUILDING IMPLEMENTS OR OTHER BUILDING AIDS, OR THEIR USE; HANDLING BUILDING MATERIALS ON THE SITE; REPAIRING, BREAKING-UP OR OTHER WORK ON EXISTING BUILDINGS
NOTE
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In this subclass the word "scaffolding" includes other supports for like purposes

BUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL (foundations E02D)
NOTE
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This subclass deals primarily with the layout of buildings as a whole, but includes details which are peculiar to types of buildings or buildings for special purposes, specified in the groups. The word "buildings" does not exclude engineering structures and other constructions

This subclass provides for canopies in general and for canopies similar in construction to tents. For canopies having special application, see the relevant class, e.g. bed canopies A47C 29/00; protecting chairs against the weather A47C 7/66; sunshades or awnings for buildings E04F 10/00

In this subclass, the term "tent" means a tent or canopy having a supporting means, e.g. frame and a flexible cover

WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:

E04H4/02 covered by E04H4/00C, E04H4/00D
E04H4/04 covered by E04H4/00C, E04H4/00D

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LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
NOTE
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In this class, the following terms are used with the meanings indicated :

- "Wing" is a general term for swingable, slidable, or otherwise
movable doors or windows. This term also includes other movable
structures such as drawers, lids of chests, car boots, or car
bonnets, to which the operating, mounting, latching, or locking
means covered by this class may be applied;
- "Frame" means any member to which a wing may be held by a
fastening device. It does not include a framework forming part
of the wing, but it may be another wing;
- "Lock" means primarily a device for releasing or securing any
member, which requires a key or a permutation mechanism for
release. In groups E05B 1/00 to E05B 9/00, E05B 13/00 to E05B 17/00,
E05B 39/00 to E05B 47/00, E05B 51/00, E05B 53/00, E05B 63/00 and
E05B 65/00 however, the term "lock" may include other fastening
devices;
- "Bolt" means a sliding, pivoted, or otherwise movable member
such as is normally carried by a door to hold it shut by
engagement with a keeper on the frame. It may be operated by
hand directly or through mechanism or by a key; it may be a
latch (see (5) below);
- "Latch" means a bolt arranged to be moved to the releasing
position against the force of a spring, or some other returning
force, when a wing meets the frame on closing, so that it does
not have to be operated by hand to secure the wing, but only to
open it;
- "Hasp" means a member hinged to the frame or wing so that it
can be moved towards the face of the wing or frame and secured
thereto, e.g. by a turn-button, by a padlock and staple.

LOCKS; ACCESSORIES THEREFOR; HANDCUFFS
NOTE
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1. Operating or controlling of locks for vehicle wings are classified in groups E05B 77/00-E05B 81/00.

2. Knobs, handles or press buttons for locks of vehicle wings are classified in E05B 79/00-E05B 85/00.

WARNING
-
Groups E05B 77/00 to E05B 85/28 do not correspond to former or current IPC groups. Concordance CPC : IPC for these groups is as follows: - E05B 77/00 to E05B 85/28 : E05B65/12

BOLTS OR FASTENING DEVICES FOR WINGS, SPECIALLY FOR DOORS OR WINDOWS (latching means for sideboard or tailgate structures for vehicles B62D,
{
B62D 33/02
}
; fastening devices for constructional or engineering elements E04, F16B; locks, fastening devices structurally or operatively combined or having significant cooperation with locks E05B; means for operating or controlling wing fasteners in conjunction with mechanisms for moving the wing E05F)
NOTE
-
In this subclass only the movement essential for securing the wing is considered, e.g. a sliding bolt which is rotated on its axis to prevent its withdrawal is classified as having only a sliding movement

Attention is drawn to the definition following the title of class E05

HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS(
{
foldable tables A47B 3/00 ; hinged panels A47B 5/00 ; foldable chairs A47C 4/00 ; making hinges B21D 53/40 , B21K 13/02 ; making holes for taking-up fittings B27F 5/12 ; for vehicle tailboards B60P 1/26 ; for refuse receptacles B65F 1/1646
}
; pivotal connections in general F16C 11/00 ; mounting of stove or range doors F24C 15/023 ; for folding flat displays of portable computers G06F 1/1616 ] )
WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups: E05D 5/16 covered by E05D 5/14
E05D 7/081 covered by E05D 7/08
E05D 7/083 covered by E05D 7/082
E05D 15/04 covered by E05D 15/02 , E05D 15/28 , E05D15/40B
E05D 15/522 covered by E05D 15/52
E05D 15/523 covered by E05D 15/52
E05D 15/524 covered by E05D 15/52

DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION; CHECKS FOR WINGS; WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING
NOTE
-
In this subclass, the following terms are used with the meanings indicated:
- "closer" or "opener" includes devices for assisting wing-movement or for wing-counterbalancing.

SAFES OR STRONG-ROOMS FOR VALUABLES; BANK PROTECTION DEVICES; SAFETY TRANSACTION PARTITIONS (
{
devices to prevent theft of bags, trunks or baskets A45C 13/18;
}
alarm arrangements per se G08B)
NOTE
-
In this subclass, the following terms are used with the meanings indicated:
- "bank" is a building or portion of a building devoted to the safekeeping or exchange of
valuables between the "bank" and its customers;
- "bank protection device" is a mechanism in or on a bank for protecting the valuables or
repelling attacks by stealth or force.

INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS AND DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION, CHECKS FOR WINGS AND WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING
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DOORS, WINDOWS, SHUTTERS, OR ROLLER BLINDS IN GENERAL; LADDERS
FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES( shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22 ; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10 ; skylights E04B 7/18 ; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00 )
NOTE
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This subclass does not cover combinations of wings or frames with operating, mounting, latching or locking means of the type found in class E05, which are covered by the relevant subclasses of class E05, except such as are covered by groups E06B 7/086 , E06B 9/00 , or E06B 11/02 of this subclass.

In this subclass, the following terms or expressions are used with the meanings indicated:
- "wing" means a swingable, slidable or otherwise movable member such as a door or window, for closing an opening;
- "wing frame" means the peripheral edge or edges which define the outer border of the wing.

For vehicle door or window arrangements, attention is drawn to Note (1) following the title of subclass B60J.

WARNING
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The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:
E06B11/06 covered by E05B 65/00 B

LADDERS (E04F 11/00 takes precedence; step-stools A47C 12/00; adaptation of ladders to use on ships B63B, to use on aircraft B64; scaffolding E04G)
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SUBSECTION:
Earth drilling; mining
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EARTH DRILLING; MINING
EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING (mining, quarrying E21C; making shafts, driving galleries or tunnels E21D); OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:
E21B1/12 to E21B1/38 covered by E21B 1/00
E21B7/08 covered by E21B 7/06
E21B11/04 covered by E21B 27/00
E21B23/12 covered by E21B23/00D
E21B31/08 covered by E21B 27/00
E21B43/22 covered by C09K 8/58

MINING OR QUARRYING
NOTE
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This subclass covers methods or apparatus specific to mining or quarrying

This subclass does not cover, even though they may be disclosed only for mining or quarrying, drill bits, bore reamers, core taking devices, drilling pipes or rods, handling, racking or connecting arrangements for drilling pipes or rods, counterboring or enlarging drilled holes, flame drilling, or other drilling apparatus, which are covered by subclass E21B

WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:

SHAFTS; TUNNELS; GALLERIES; LARGE UNDERGROUND CHAMBERS (soil-conditioning or soil-stabilising materials C09K 17/00; drilling or cutting machines for mining or quarrying E21C; safety devices, transport, rescue, ventilation or drainage E21F)
WARNING
-
The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:

E21D9/01 covered by E21D 9/00
E21D9/087 covered by E21D 9/00
E21D9/093 covered by E21D 9/00
E21D13/02 covered by E21D 13/00
E21D13/04 covered by E21D 13/00
E21D15/582 covered by E21D 15/58
E21D15/59 covered by E21D 15/44, E21D 15/58
E21D17/022 covered by E21D 17/02
E21D17/05 covered by E21D17/02H, E21D 17/04
E21D17/054 covered by E21D 17/04
E21D19/06 covered by E21D 19/02, E21D 19/04


SAFETY DEVICES, TRANSPORT, FILLING-UP, RESCUE, VENTILATION, OR DRAINING IN OR OF MINES OR TUNNELS
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