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COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
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FRAMES, CASINGS, OR BEDS OF ENGINES OR OTHER MACHINES OR APPARATUS NOT SPECIFIC TO AN ENGINE, MACHINE, OR APPARATUS PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE ; STANDS OR SUPPORTS
NOTE
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Attention is drawn to the following places:

B21B 31/02 Metal-rolling stand frames
G01D 11/30 Supports specially adapted for indicating or
recording instruments.

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Frames or casings of engines, machines or apparatus ; Frames serving as machinery beds
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for reciprocating engines or similar machines
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F16M 1/021
. .
for housing crankshafts
. . .
of tunnel type, i.e. wherein the crankshaft can only be introduced axially ( for engines or machines with star-shaped cylinder arrangement F16M 1/023 )
F16M 1/023
. . .
specially adapted for engines or machines with star-shaped cylinder arrangement
F16M 1/024
. . .
facilitating assembly of power-transmitting parts of engines or machines, e.g. of connecting-rods
F16M 1/025
. . .
Assembling bearings in casings, e.g. having anchor bolts
F16M 1/026
. .
for housing movable engine or machine parts other than crankshafts, e.g. valve-gear housings
.
for rotary engines or similar machines
F16M 1/08
.
characterised by being built-up of sheet material or welded parts
Portable or wheeled frames or beds, e.g. for emergency power-supply aggregates, compressor sets ( construction of vehicles in general B60 to B62 )
Engine beds, i.e. means for supporting engines or machines on foundations
Details of attaching or adjusting engine beds, frames, or supporting-legs on foundation or base ; Attaching non-moving engine parts, e.g. cylinder blocks ( elastic or equivalent mounting for absorbing vibrations F16F , especially F16F 15/04 )
Special layout of foundations with respect to machinery to be supported ( foundations for machinery E02D 27/44 )
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Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon
{
Stands for scientific apparatus such as gravitational force meters
}
( without heads F16K 13/00 ; easels or stands for blackboard or the like A47B 97/04 ; show-stands A47F 7/00 ; for workmen E04G 1/32 ;
{
sockets or holders for poles or posts E04H 12/22
}
; supporting, suspending for lighting devices F21V 21/00 ; special modifications for particular apparatus or articles, see the appropriate subclasses )
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Heads
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Means for attachment of apparatus ; Means allowing adjustment of the apparatus relatively to the stand
. . .
{
Allowing quick release of the apparatus
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/04

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. . .
{
Allowing translations
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/04

. . . .
{
adapted to left-right translation movement
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/04

. . . .
{
adapted to upward-downward translation movement
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/04 and F16M 11/24

. . . .
{
adapted to forward-backward translation movement
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/04 and F16M 11/38

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. . .
allowing pivoting
. . . .
around a vertical axis,
{
e.g. panoramic heads ( F16M 11/12 takes precedence )
}
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. . . .
around a horizontal axis [ ( F16M 11/12 takes precedence ) ]
. . . . .
{
the horizontal axis being the roll axis, e.g. for creating a landscape-portrait rotation
}
WARNING
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Not complete; see also F16M 11/10

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. . . .
in more than one direction
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. . . . .
{
constituted of several dependent joints
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12

. . . . . .
{
the axis of rotation intersecting in a single point, e.g. by using gimbals
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12

. . . . .
{
for tilting and rolling ( F16M 11/14 takes precedence )
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12

. . . . .
{
for tilting and panning ( F16M 11/14 takes precedence )
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12

. . . . .
{
for panning and rolling ( F16M 11/14 takes precedence )
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12

. . . . .
with ball-joint ( ball-jointed hinges F16C 11/06 )
{
adjustable mountings employing universal joints for lighting devices F21V 21/26 to F21V 21/30
}
F16M 11/16
. .
Details concerning attachment of head-supporting legs, with or without actuation of locking members thereof
F16M 11/18
. .
with mechanism for moving the apparatus relatively to the stand [N C1202]
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Undercarriages with or without wheels
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{
comprising means allowing pivoting adjustment
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/06 , F16M 11/08 , F16M 11/10 , F16M 11/12 , F16M 11/14 depending on the type of movement allowed

. . .
{
around a vertical axis ( F16M 11/2035 takes precedence )
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/08

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F16M 11/2021
. . .
{
around a horizontal axis ( F16M 11/2035 takes precedence )
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/10

F16M 11/2028
. . . .
{
for rolling, i.e. for creating a landscape-portrait rotation
}
WARNING
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Not complete; see also F16M 11/10

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. . .
{
in more than one direction
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12

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F16M 11/2042
. . . .
{
constituted of several dependent joints
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12

F16M 11/205
. . . . .
{
the axis of rotation intersecting in a single point e.g. gimbals
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12 ]

. . . .
{
for tilting and rolling ( F16M 11/2078 takes precedence )
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12

. . . .
{
for tilting and panning ( F16M 11/2078 takes precedence )
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12

. . . .
{
for panning and rolling ( F16M 11/2078 takes precedence )
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/12 ]

. . . .
{
with ball-joint ( ball-jointed hinges F16C 11/06 )
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/14 ]

F16M 11/2085
. .
{
comprising means allowing sideward adjustment, i.e. left-right translation of the head relatively to the undercarriage
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/04

. .
{
comprising means allowing depth adjustment, i.e. forward-backward translation of the head relatively to the undercarriage
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/04 and F16M 11/38

. .
with approximately constant height, e.g. with constant length of column or of legs ( F16M 11/42 takes precedence )
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changeable in height or length of legs, also for transport only,
{
e.g. by means of tubes screwed into each other
}
( F16M 11/42 takes precedence )
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. . .
{
by spreading of the legs ( F16M 11/32 takes precedence )
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/24 or F16M 11/32 ]

. . . .
{
Members limiting spreading of legs, e.g. "umbrella legs" (for supports with three or more telescoping legs F16M 11/34)
}
WARNING
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this group is not complete pending a reorganisation, see also F16M 11/24 and F16M 11/34

. . . .
{
Members preventing slipping of the feet ( for supports with three or more telescoping legs F16M 11/36 )
}
WARNING
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this group is not complete pending a reorganisation, see also F16M 11/24 and F16M 11/36

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by telescoping, with or without folding ( details concerning the constructional features of telescoping parts only F16B 7/10 )
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Undercarriages for supports with one single telescoping pillar
. . . . .
with co-moving side-struts
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Undercarriages for supports with three or more telescoping legs
. . . . .
Members limiting spreading of legs,
{
e.g. "umbrella legs"
}
. . . . .
Members preventing slipping of the feet
. . .
by folding,
{
e.g. pivoting or scissors tong mechanisms
}
. . .
by means of coilable or bendable legs
{
or spiral shaped legs
}
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with arrangement for propelling the support
{
stands on wheels
}
. .
{
along guiding means
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 11/42 ]

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Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles ( heads thereof F16M 11/02 ;
{
undercarriages thereof F16M 11/20
}
; adapted to be stuck in the ground A45F 3/44 ;
{
sockets or holders for poles or posts E04H 12/22
}
)
; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles
{
( supports for measuring instruments G01D 11/30 ; supports for casings of remote control switching devices H01H 9/025 )
}
.
{
integral with the apparatus or articles to be supported
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 13/00

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for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle
. .
{
repositionable
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 13/02

F16M 13/025
. .
{
Corner supports
}
WARNING
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This group is not complete pending reclassification; see also group F16M 13/02 ]

. .
{
Ceiling supports
}
WARNING
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this group is not complete pending a reorganisation, see also F16M 13/02

.
for supporting on, or holding steady relative to, a person, e.g. by chains,
{
e.g. rifle butt or pistol grip supports, supports attached to the chest or head ( apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them G03B )
}
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F16M 13/06
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also serviceable for other purposes, e.g. to be used as spade, chair, ski-stick
F16M 13/08
. .
for use as a walking-cane
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F16M 2200/00
Details of stands or supports
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F16M 2200/02
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Locking means
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F16M 2200/021
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for rotational movement
F16M 2200/022
. . .
by friction
F16M 2200/024
. . .
by positive interaction, e.g. male-female connections
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F16M 2200/025
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for translational movement
F16M 2200/027
. . .
by friction
F16M 2200/028
. . .
by positive interaction, e.g. male-female connections
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F16M 2200/04
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Balancing means
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F16M 2200/041
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for balancing rotational movement of the head
F16M 2200/042
. . .
for panning movement
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F16M 2200/044
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for balancing rotational movement of the undercarriage
F16M 2200/045
. . .
for panning movement
F16M 2200/047
. .
for balancing translational movement of the head
F16M 2200/048
. .
for balancing translational movement of the undercarriage
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F16M 2200/06
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Arms
F16M 2200/061
. .
Scissors arms
F16M 2200/063
. .
Parallelogram arms
F16M 2200/065
. .
with a special structure, e.g. reinforced or adapted for space reduction
F16M 2200/066
. .
being part of the head
F16M 2200/068
. .
being part of the undercarriage
F16M 2200/08
.
Foot or support base
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Last Modified: 10/10/2013