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MANUFACTURING OR TRIMMING HATS OR OTHER HEAD COVERINGS
Definition statement
This subclass covers:

Details of manufacturing head coverings and appliances or trimmings therefor.

Manufacturing hats
Definition statement
This group covers:

Details of manufacturing hats.

Glossary of terms
In this group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Hat

Soft head covering

Manufacturing helmets by processes not otherwise provided for
Definition statement
This group covers:

Details of manufacturing helmets.

Glossary of terms
In this group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Helmet

Hard protective head covering

{In-mould forming}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Manufacturing of helmets whereby an inner layer is moulded directly into an outer hard shell.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Shaping by internal pressure generated in the material, e.g. swelling, foaming

Incorporating or moulding on preformed parts

Shaping by thermoforming

Shaping by blow-moulding

Shaping composites,i.e. plastics material comprising reinforcements, fillers or preformed parts, e.g. inserts

{Forming from solid sheets}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Forming helmet shells from solid sheets of material (can be metal or plastic).

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Working of sheet metal

{Manufacturing custom-sized helmets}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Helmets custom-made to fit the head of an individual.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Measuring heads

A61B4/07

Measuring in general

Miscellaneous appliances for hat-making, e.g. for making wire forms for hat-frames (sewing-machines for straw hats D05B; sewing- machines for making hat-brims D05B); Apparatus for changing the form or size of finished hats
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Sewing-machines for straw hats; sewing-machines for making hat-brims

Fittings or trimmings for hats, e.g. hat-bands (artificial flowers, feathers A41G)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Artificial flowers, feathers

Sweat-bands
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Sweat-bands to be used inside the hat to absorb sweat.

References relevant to classification in this subclass/group
This subgroup does not cover:

Headbands to be worn on their own, e.g. for absorbing sweat

Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
Definition statement
This group covers:

This group is not used.

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013