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SMOKERS` REQUISITES; MATCH BOXES (lighters F23Q)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Smokers' requisites:

  • Pipes,
  • Appliances for smoking cigars or cigarettes,
  • Receptacles for cigars or cigarettes,
  • Receptacles for cigarette papers,
  • Ashtrays,
  • Match receptacles or boxes,
  • Imitation cigarettes.
References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Lighters
Tobacco pipes (bee-keepers` pipes A01K 55/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Tobacco pipes,
  • Hookahs.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beekeepers' pipes
Bowls for pipes per se
Hookahs
Special rules of classification within this group

This group also includes accessories for Hookahs.

Tobacco pipes combined with other objects (smoking appliances on walking sticks or canes A45B 3/16)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Tobacco pipes combined with other objects, e.g. with cleaning appliances.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Smoking appliances on walking sticks or canes
Bowls for pipes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Bowls for pipes per se, features thereof.

Mouthpieces for pipes; Mouthpieces for cigar or cigarette holders
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mouthpieces both for pipes and cigarette holders.

Accessories for smokers` pipes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Accessories for smokers' pipes, e.g. tobacco stoppers or cleaning devices per se.

Tobacco stoppers, i.e. devices for tamping tobacco down into the pipe (combined with tobacco cases A24F 23/04)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Tobacco stoppers combined with tobacco cases
Cleaning devices for pipes (combined with pipes A24F 3/02)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cleaning devices combined with pipes
Seasoning of tobacco pipes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices or method for smoking a pipe the first time or conditioning it again after a long period of non-use

Appliances for smoking cigars or cigarettes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Appliances useful during the smoking experience

Special rules of classification within this group

Apparatus for filtering the whole smoke of cigarette, also the smoke exhaled from the smoker, should be classified in this main group.

Extinguishers for cigars or cigarettes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Extinguishers per se.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Extinguishers incorporated in ashtrays
Cigar or cigarette receptacles or boxes (packages B65D)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Receptacles for cigars or cigarettes,
  • Receptacles for cigarette packages.
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cigarette packages
{with means for limiting the frequency of smoking, e.g. with time-control, counting means (mechanically actuated apparatus for measuring-off predetermined time intervals in general G04F 3/025; electronic means G04G 15/006) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Mechanically actuated apparatus for measuring-off predetermined time intervals in general
Electronic means
for domestic use ( {A24F 15/005 takes precedence} ; adaptations for use in vehicles B60N 3/12)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
With means for limiting the frequency of smoking
Adaptations for use in vehicles
with means for offering (A24F 15/04 takes precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
With appliances for releasing a single cigar or cigarette
for pocket use { (A24F 15/005 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
With means for limiting the frequency of smoking
with separate compartments for each cigar or cigarette { (A24F 15/005 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
With means for limiting the frequency of smoking
Receptacles for cigarette papers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Protective cases for cigarette papers booklets

Ash-trays (arrangements in vehicle passenger accommodation B60N 3/08)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Ashtrays in any form.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Arrangements in vehicle passenger accommodation
{Stands for ashtrays}
Special rules of classification within this group

Outdoor ashtrays are usually classified here.

Stands for smokers` requisites
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Holders or containers or supports for smokers' requisites.

Cases for tobacco, snuff, or chewing tobacco
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Cases or containers specially for tobacco, snuff or chewing tobacco.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Containers in general
Devices used by the smoker for controlling the moisture content of or for scenting cigars, cigarettes or tobacco (humidifying in the factory A24B 3/04)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Cigar, cigarette or tobacco humidors.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Humidifying tobacco in the factory
Match receptacles or boxes (packages B65D; composition of strike-surfaces, matches C06F)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Any kind of receptacles for matches.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Packages
Compositions of strike-surfaces, matches
Devices for igniting matches; Holders for ignited matches
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Devices for the (automatic) ignition of matches while they are taken off from the package,
  • Striking surfaces for matches,
  • Holders for ignited matches.
Pipe-spills; Devices for splitting matches
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Holders for spills, tapers or spent matches.

Smokers` requisites not provided for elsewhere, { e.g. devices to assist in stopping or limiting smoking (devices for opening cigarette packages B65B 69/0033) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Smokers' requisites which cannot be classified elsewhere, as e.g. Imitation cigarettes
  • Devices for assisting in stopping or limiting smoking.
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Devices for opening cigarette packages
{Simulated smoking devices, e.g. imitation cigarettes (inhaling appliances for medical use shaped like cigars, cigarettes or pipes A61M 15/06) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Simulated cigarettes with or without nicotine as active agent.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Inhaling appliances for medical use shaped like cigars
{with heating means, e.g. carbon fuel (chemical features A24B 15/165) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chemical features of the heating element
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013