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TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE (furniture jointing F16B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This sub-class relates largely to office and domestic furniture. Some industrial furniture is included in the sub-groups relating to cabinets, racks and shelf-units. This subclass covers : Tables or desks characterised by structural features

Tables or desks characterised by adaptation for particular purposes

School benches or desks

Cabinet; racks; shelf units; similar furniture

Furniture combinations

Details of furniture: -

Drawers and slides therefore

- Feet for furniture

- Fittings for furniture

- Details of cabinets, racks or shelf units (bars,uprights,struts,shelves brackets,furniture panels)

- Miscellaneous furniture and miscellaneous accessories for furniture

Furniture classification is separated into 2 broad fields:

  • furniture type e.g. bottle rack or sectional furniture etc.
  • functional furniture e.g. folding tables or height adjustable shelves.

Classification may be necessary in both the furniture type(s) and functional furniture fields.

The drawings in the definition statements are only indicative as an example of the group or sub-group definition and encompass ofcourse many other embodiments

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Generally this sub-class does not cover transport devices or systems as covered in B65G or specific furniture, fittings or accessories for shops as covered in A47F, although it is clear that certain subject matter is common to these sub-classes.

It is clear that certain items of furniture (e.g. brackets, rails) may be classified in many different sub-classes of differing technical areas, however, the following general rules should be applied:

For components of furniture covered by specific subclasses e.g. A47F - shop furniture; E06B - doors:

If relevant for their structural and/or functional association with the furniture item, are classified in A47B.

If relevant only per se are not classified in A47B, but in the specific subclass of the item concerned.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Special furniture for shops
Transport or storage devices
Devices for fastening or securing const. elements

Examples of places where the subject matter of this subclass is covered when specially adapted, used for a particular purpose, or incorporated in a larger system:

Beds, bedsteads, chairs, stools, sofas
Step stools
Racks for dispensing merchandise
Show cases and show cabinets
Show stands, hangers or shelves (constr. features)
Show stands, hangers or shelves for particular articles
Tables or chairs for medical use
Containers/packaging
Storing articles in warehouses or magazines
Built in cupboards as part of a building
Devices for fastening or securing together constructional elements or machine parts together
Jointing of furniture or the like
Furniture joints
Frames, supports or stands for apparatus in general
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beds, bedsteads, chairs, sofas, stools
Special furniture for shops
Household or table equipment
Kitchen equipment
Domestic washing or cleaning
Construction toys
Games or sports accessories
Work benches
Storage means or arrangements for workshops
Working veneer or plywood
Working of wood
Layered products
Hand carts/trolleys
Containers/packaging
Refuse receptacles
Storing articles in warehouses or magazines
Laundering, drying, ironing
Partitions in general building construction
Locks (including E05B 1/0015 - mounting of knobs/handles not operating the bolt/lock
Bolts or fastening devices for wings (incl. touch/latch mechanisms E05C 19/022)
Closers or openers for wings
Doors/windows
Hinges
Devices for fastening or securing constructional elements
Furniture joints
Pipes, joints or fittings for pipes
Frames, supports or stands for apparatus in general
Structural combinations of lighting devices with other parts
Domestic stoves or ranges
Fridges (shelves/drawers for fridges F25D 25/02)
Displaying/advertising, signs, labels
Electric plugs; electrically-conductive connections
Boards, desks, casings, substations or switching arrangements for electric power
Installation of electric cables or lines
Printed circuits, casings or constructional details of electric apparatus
Special rules of classification within this subclass

Classification in head group and sub-groups

If a document concerns embodiments which are covered by several sub-groups (e.g. A47B 1/02 and A47B 1/10) dependent upon a higher hierarchy group e.g.head group A47B 1/00, the following rules apply:

  • the specific technical information relevant for some of the sub-groups is classified (EC) in all said sub-groups.
  • if relevant, the structural association (e.g. the combination) of the elements covered by the sub-groups is classified (EC) in the head group; the document may also be Indexing Code for the sub-groups concerned.
  • analogously, if generic technical information common to a number of the sub-groups is disclosed and only schematic embodiments of the specific subgroup embodiments are represented, the document is classified (EC) in the head group and may be Indexing Code for the subgroups.

Classification of additional information:

Although not compulsory, in many cases the classification of additional information (e.g. particular technical aspect of a piece of furniture) may be useful in classification and subsequent retrieval of such documents and is therefore considered very desirable.

-The reference to tables or desks in this sub-class and particularly in the sub-groups A47B 13/00, A47B 19/00, A47B 21/00, A47B 27/00 and A47B 41/00 isn't relevant per se. Dependent upon the nature of the context, these terms may be considered to be synonymous. Furthermore, the term 'tables' covers also tables OR underframes therefor for other than domestic use.

For the sub-groups concerning technical features of tables and desks (i.e. A47B 1/00 - A47B 41/06) it is noted that the technical features of the sub-groups themselves are defining rather than, in some cases, their terms of description.

The terms 'cabinets' or 'racks' in the sub-groups A47B 43/00 to A47B 96/20 cover also cabinets or racks for storage in general.

Extensible tables (extensible shelf units A47B 46/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 1/00

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DE100010473

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Combinations of tables: Linking or assembling means therefore
Operating tables
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Extensible shelf units
with insertable leaves {arranged in the centre} and fixed frames
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 1/02

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US2008/0264306

the leaves being foldable or revolvable
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 1/03

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US200701226

with supplementary leaves or drop leaves {arranged at the periphery (A47B 1/08 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 1/04

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US2004069191,US2007169673,US2009050033

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Tables with extensible frames
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables or desks with substantially horizontally extensible or adjustable parts
Tables or desks with parts added to the original furniture to enlarge its surface
Tables or desks with substantially horizontally extensible or adjustable parts other than drawers
Tables or desks with platforms for supporting office equipment
with flexible roll-tops
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Folding or stowable tables with flexible roll tops
Folding or stowable tables (folded and suspended or hinged, or wall tables A47B 5/04; with tops of variable height A47B 9/00; foldable service or tea tables A47B 31/04)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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US2010300239

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Tables for use in a medical application
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Folded and suspended or hinged, or wall tables
Tables with tops of variable height
Foldable service or tea tables
{with foldable underframe}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Table underframes
with foldable cross legs (adjustable for varying height of tops A47B 9/16)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Adjustable tables for varying height of tops
with flexible roll-tops
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Extensible roll-tops on extensible tables
with separable parts
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 3/06

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US2009066140

with legs pivoted to top or underframe
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Folded and suspended or hinged or wall tables
With tops of variable height
Foldable service or tea tables
{the legs rotating around avertical axis (A47B 3/083, A47B 3/087 and A47B 3/091 take precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Tables with foldable top leaves
Foldable tables with struts supporting the legs
{with elastic locking means (A47B 3/083, A47B 3/087 and A47B 3/091 take precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Tables with foldable top leaves
Foldable tables with struts supporting the legs
{with manually actuated locking means (A47B 3/083, A47B 3/087 and A47B 3/091 take precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
With foldable top leaves
With struts supporting the legs
with struts supporting the legs (in combination with foldable top leaves A47B 3/087)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
In combination with foldable top leaves
Stowable tables with detachable top leaves
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Connecting table tops to underframes
Foldable table and seat units { (folding school forms A47B 39/06; tables combined with seats A47B 83/02) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 3/14

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US7922245

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Folding school forms
Tables combined with seats
Suspended or hinged panels forming a table; Wall tables (bed tables A47B 23/00; {adapted for use in vehicles A47B 31/06} ; in combination with other furniture A47B 83/00; arm-rest tables for chairs A47C)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 5/00

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US2008190329, US2006013007

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Foldable or stowable tables
Bed tables
Tables adapted for use in vehicules
Tables in combination with other furniture
Arm-rest tables for chairs
with legs for supporting the table on the floor { (tables combined with cabinets A47B 83/045) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables combined with cabinets
Tables of rigid construction
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 7/00

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DE202008010038U

Tables with tops of variable height ( {lecterns with variable height A47B 19/06; school forms or desks with variable height A47B 39/02, A47B 41/02} ; seats with variable height A47C 3/20)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Writing tables with height adjustable parts
Tables or desks with vertically adjustable parts
Lecterns with variable height
School forms or desks with variable height
Seats with variable height
Lifting devices in general
with vertical spindle
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 9/04

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US2009121100

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Telescopic guides
with clamps acting on vertical rods
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 9/08

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US200389287

with means for, or adapted for, inclining the legs of the table for varying the height of the top, e.g. with adjustable cross legs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Folding or stowable tables with foldable cross-legs
with additional top or additional legs for varying the height of the top
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 9/18

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US2008060562, US4635565

Telescopic guides
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 9/20

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US2002084389

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables with tops of variable height and a vertical spindle
Tables with tops revolvable on vertical spindles
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 11/00

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US2011036275,US2011053136,US2007/0062418

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Revolving cabinets or racks; cabinets or racks with revolving parts
Details of tables or desks (drawers A47B 88/00; feet for furniture in general A47B 91/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 13/00

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US2009178596

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Drawers
Feet for furniture in general
Arm-rest tables or back-rest tables
Childrens tables
Flower tables
Operating tables
Laboratory benches or tables
Work benches or tables
Supervisory desks or panels for distribution of electric power
{Connecting table tops to underframes (connecting furniture tubing to non-tubular parts F16B 12/42) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stowable tables with detachable top leaves
Connecting furniture tubing to non-tubular parts
{Fastening devices of the feet (A47B 13/023 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 13/021

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US2007039526

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Underframes with a central column
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Leg joints, Corner joints
Non-metal corner connections
Non-metal leg connections
Metal corner connections
Metal leg connections
Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents the following expressions/words "feet" and "legs" are often used as synonyms.

of wood { (A47B 13/023 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Underframes with a central column
of metal { (A47B 13/023 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Underframes with a central column
Table tops; Rims therefor (not restricted to table tops A47B 95/04)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Kitchen work tops
Rims not restricted to table tops
Tops specially designed for working on
Furniture panels or like furniture elements
Layered products
{Movable, extending, sliding table tops}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 13/081

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US2011219988

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Extensible tables
Tables with tops of variable height
Tables with tops revolving on vertical spindles
{Sectional table tops}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 13/088

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US2005247241

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tops characterised by shape other than circular or rectangular
Writing-tables
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 17/00

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DE202007009788U

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables or desks
with vertically-adjustable parts
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables or desks with vertically-adjustable parts
Tables with tops of variable height
with substantially horizontally extensible or adjustable parts other than drawers, e.g. leaves
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables or desks with substantially horizontally extensible or adjustable parts other than drawers, e.g. leaves
with parts, e.g. trays, movable on a pivot or by chains or belts { (movable-strip writing or reading apparatus B42D 19/00) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 17/06

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US3348661

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Movable strip writing or reading apparatus
Reading-desks; Lecterns; Pulpits, {i.e. free-standing}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 19/00

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US2010224105

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bed-tables; trays;reading -racks; book-rests
{Free-standing music stands (leaf turners or devices for holding books open B42D 9/00; with movable strip reading apparatus B42D 19/00) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Leaf turners or devices for holding books open
With movable strip reading apparatus
Foldable reading desks { (A47B 19/06 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
With adjustable top leaf
characterised by association with auxiliary devices, e.g. paper clamps, line indicators (spot indicators per se B42D 9/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Spot indicators per se
Tables or desks {for office equipment, e.g. typewriters, keyboards}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 21/00

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US2010014242

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Writing tables
Special rules of classification within this group

The difference between the 'tables or desks' in A47B 21/00 and the 'writing tables' in A47B 17/00 is the'office environment' which is intended for A47B 21/00 whereby the corresponding technical features for accessories and the like and the design features of the units themselves are suitably adapted.

with vertical adjustable parts
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Writing tables with vertically adjustable parts
Tables with tops of variable height
{ Platforms for supporting office equipment}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 21/0314

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US2007170326, US2008203865

characterised by means for holding, fastening or concealing cables
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

i.e., wire management. Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group:

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US2009310291

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Installation of electric cables or lines
Electric plugs; electrically conductive connections
Bed-tables; Trays; Reading-racks; Book-rests, {i.e. items used in combination with something else}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 23/00

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US6764055

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Reading desks;lecterns;pulpits
Frames, supports or stands for apparatus in general
Special rules of classification within this group

A47B 23/00 includes supports for portable computers.

{Trays, e.g. with foldable legs}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 23/001

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US7398737

supported from table, floor or wall
Special rules of classification within this group

A47B 23/04 includes supports for portable computers.

{Book-rests or note-book holders resting on tables (releasably mounted A47B 23/02) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Releasably mounted
{C-shaped bed tables, e.g. foldable}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 23/046

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US2011175506

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bedside cabinets
characterised by association with auxiliary devices, e.g. line indicators, leaf turners, lampholders, {book or page holders} (spot indicators, leaf turners, per se B42D 9/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Spot indicators, leaf turners, per se
Card tables; Tables for other games
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 25/00

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US2008006185

US7575240

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Table games physically beneficial for the human body
Drawing desks or tables; Carriers for drawing-boards (tables convertible to drawing desks A47B 85/02; easels or stands for blackboards or the like A47B 97/04; drawing-boards B43L 5/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 27/00

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US5413051

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables convertible to drawing desks
Easels or stands for blackboards or the like
Drawing-boards
Adjustable underframes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Underframes of tables or desks
Locking means, e.g. for locking inclination of board (A47B 27/14 takes precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Adjustable underframes
Sewing-tables (for industrial use D05B 75/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 29/00

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US2007040482

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sewing-tables for industrial use
Service or tea tables, trolleys, or wagons ( {serving trays A47G 23/06} ; features relating to running gear or to movement by hand B62B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 31/00

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US2008/0000171

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Serving trays
Features relating to running gear or to movement by hand
{with devices for laying, clearing, cleaning, or the like, a table}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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US3738465

with heating, cooling or ventilating means
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heat insulated warming chambers; for either storing and preparing or for preparing food on serving trays
adapted to the use in vehicles { (with a set of feet and a part resting on someone`s lap A47B 23/041; arrangements or adaptations of tables in vehicles B60N 3/001) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
With a set of feet and a part resting on someone`s lap
Arrangements or adaptations of tables in vehicles
Kitchen or dish-washing tables
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 33/00

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US3738465

Tables combined with ironing-boards, washers, wringers, or the like (washing machines, ironing boards, wringers per se D06F)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 35/00

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US6612666

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Washing machines, ironing boards, wringers per se
Tables adapted for other particular purposes { (glass cutting tables C03B 33/03) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 37/00

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US2009249984

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Childrens' tables
Glass cutting tables
Tables specially adapted to be used with domestic photographic projectors, e.g. tables with levelling arrangements (tables with adjustable height A47B 9/00; tables with adjustable inclination of the top A47B 13/00, A47B 19/06, A47B 23/00, A47B 27/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables with adjustable height
Tables with adjustable inclination of the top
Tables specially adapted for use in the garden or otherwise in the open air, e.g. with means for holding umbrellas or umbrella-like sunshades { (easels combined with seats A47B 83/008) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Easels combined with seats
School forms; Benches or forms combined with desks (attaching to floor A47B 91/08)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 39/00

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US3486790

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Attaching to floor
Adjustable forms { (adjustable desk tops A47B 41/02; lecterns mounted on a seat arm-rest A47C 7/68) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Adjustable desk tops
Lecterns mounted on a seat arm-rest
Folding forms { (foldable table and seat units A47B 3/14; tables combined with seats A47B 83/02) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Foldable table and seat units
Tables combined with seats
School desks or tables (attaching to floor A47B 91/08)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 41/00

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US5613448

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Attaching to floor
Holders or supports for guiding copy-books, slates, or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 41/06

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US2612721

Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features enabling folding of the cabinet or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 43/00

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US2011115350

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Foldable table and seat units
Adjustable or foldable display stands
{Suspended shelves, e.g. by means of supple elements}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 43/003

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US2009278004, FR1179557

made of cardboard or the like { (travelling wardrobes A47B 61/06; hand-folded from sheet material and specially adapted for display A47F 5/116) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets;racks ;shelf units made mainly of cardboard
Display stands made of cardboard, paper or the like
Cabinets ;racks;shelf units having essential features of rigid construction
Travelling wardrobes
Hand-folded from sheet material and specially adapted for display
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features enabling enlarging in height, length, or depth (sectional furniture A47B 87/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 45/00

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US2006001336

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sectional furniture
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, having one or more surfaces adapted to be brought into position for use by extending or pivoting (A47B 63/04, A47B 77/10 take precedence; writing tables with extensible leaves A47B 17/03; with extensible garment holders A47B 61/02)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 46/00

US2009313863

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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units adapted for storing books, documents and the like with a writing surface
Kitchen cabinets with members movable outwards to a position of use
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets or racks having several sections one behind the other
Writing tables with extensible leaves
Wardrobes with extensible garment holders
{by displacement in a vertical plane; by rotating about a horizontal axis}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 46/005

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US2010/060120

Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features related to dismountability or building-up from elements (A47B 43/00, A47B 45/00 take precedence; features for adjusting shelves or partitions A47B 57/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/00

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US2002/0043905

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units characterised by features enabling folding
Cabinets, racks or shelf units characterised by features enabling enlargening in height, length or depth
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Features for adjusting shelves or partitions
{Three-dimensional corner connectors, the legs thereof being received within hollow, elongated frame members (corner joints in general F16B 12/44) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/0008

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US6332657

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Node corner connectors,e.g. cubic
Joints for furniture tubing
Furnture corner and leg joints in general
{Node corner connectors, e.g. cubic}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/0016

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US5549408

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Three dimensional corner connectors, the legs thereof being received within hollow elongated frame members
Joints for furniture tubing
Furniture corner and leg joints in general
{Horizontal connecting members adapted to receive and retain the edges of several panel elements}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/0025

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US4112853

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Joints between panels and corner posts
Joining of strips or plates to one another
Special rules of classification within this group

The documents in this sub-group may also include vertical members and vertical panels.

{Corners}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/0033

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US2010277045

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Joints between panels and corner posts
Joining of strips or plates to one another
{Bars}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/0041

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DE202006004091U

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Joints between panels and corner posts
Joining of strips or plates to one another
Special rules of classification within this group

The documents in this sub-group may also include vertical members with vertical panels

{Combination of corners and bars}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/005

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US2005200250

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Joints between panels and corner posts
Joining of strips or plates to one another
{Horizontal connecting members without panels}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/0058

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US2007131635

Special rules of classification within this group

This sub-group may also include vertical members

{Formed panels connected without frames (for panels mainly made of wood or plastic A47B 47/042) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/0066

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US2003205544

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For panels mainly made of wood or plastic
{Flat or flat-like panels connected without frames (for panels mainly made of wood or plastic A47B 47/042) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For panels mainly made of wood or plastic
{with four vertical uprights (for units mainly made of wood or plastic A47B 47/045) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For units mainly made of wood or plastic
{Modular arrangements of similar assemblies of elements (for elements or assemblies mainly made of wood or plastic A47B 47/047, sectional furnitures A47B 87/00, stackable furnitures A47B 87/02) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/0091

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US2011114585

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For elements or assemblies mainly made of wood or plastic
Sectional furniture
Stackable furniture
{Racks or shelf units (A47B 47/03 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units with panels separate from the frame
{with shelves between uprights without separate horizontal shelf supports (A47B 47/022 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Racks or shelf units with cantilever shelves
{ with panels connected together without three dimensional frames (A47B47/00H, A47B 47/005, A47B47/00N, A47B 47/042 take precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units with horizontal connecting members to receive several panel elements
Combination of corners and bars
Cabinets, racks or shelf units comprising formed panels without frames
{with frames only (A47B 47/0058 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Horizontal connecting members without panels
{with crossbars}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/028

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US2006138066

with panels separate from the frame
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/03

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US5388903

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units with panels on a separate frame e.g. a metal frame
{Panels connected without frames}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Formed panels connected without frames
Flat or flat-like panels connected without frames
{with four vertical uprights}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units with four vertical uprights
{Modular arrangements of similar assemblies of elements}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/047

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DE1916066

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Modular arrangements of similar assemblies of elements
with panels on a separate frame, e.g. a metal frame
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

llustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 47/05

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US2010079402

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units with panels separate from the frame
made mainly of cardboard, textile, paper, or the like, e.g. with separate frame of other materials { (hand-folded and specially adapted for display A47F 5/116) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units made of cardboard, paper, or the like
Cabinets, racks or shelf units enabling folding and made of cardboard ot the like
Display stands made of cardboard, paper or the like
Revolving cabinets or racks; Cabinets or racks with revolving parts { (for show or display A47F 3/06, A47F 3/10, A47F 5/0081, A47F 5/02) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 49/00

US2003038569

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US2008196634

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US2009121103

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Show cases or show cabinets with movable or removable shelves
Rotary show cases or cabinets
Show stands or display racks with movable parts
Rotary display stands
Special rules of classification within this group

This sub-group may include partially rotating elements

{Cabinets with compartments provided with trays revolving on a horizontal axis}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 49/002

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US5039180

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units for books, documents and forms with trays revolving on a horizontal axis
Special rules of classification within this group

This sub-group generally concerns fully rotating units.

{Cabinets with compartments provided with trays revolving on a vertical axis}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 49/004

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US6883887

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units for books,documents and forms with trays revolving on a vertical axis
Special rules of classification within this group

This sub-group generally concerns fully rotating units.

{Corner cabinets (without revolving parts A47B 81/002) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 49/006

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DE20010807U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
This sub-group does not concern corner cabinets with parts which rotate partly or fully out of the cabinet and which do not fully rotate within the cabinet.
Special rules of classification within this group

This sub-group generally concerns fully rotating units within a corner cabinet.

Cabinets with means for moving compartments up and down { (for cabinets with parts rotating about a horizontal axis A47B 46/005; for show or display A47F 3/06) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 51/00

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US2007241650

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For cabinets,racks or shelf units with parts rotating about a horizontal axis
For show or display
Lifting devices in general
Cabinets or racks having several sections one behind the other { (for show or display A47F 3/06) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 53/00

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US4979785, US6158601

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units having one or more surfaces brought into position for use by extending or pivoting
For show or display
Cabinet systems, e.g. consisting of cabinets arranged in a row with means to open or close passages between adjacent cabinets
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 53/02

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US2011068663

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Storing articles with relatively movable racks to facilitate insertion or removal of the articles
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, having essential features of rigid construction (safes E05G)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 55/00

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US20070927

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Safes
made of wire
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tiltable stands made of tubes or wire
Tubular connecting elements for wire stands
made of cardboard, paper, or the like { (travelling wardrobes A47B 61/06) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets,racks or shelf units related to dismountability or building up from elements and made mainly of cardboard, textile, paper or the like
Cabinets,racks or shelf units enabling folding and made of cardboard or the like
Display stands made of cardboard, paper or the like
Travelling wardrobes
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, characterised by features for adjusting shelves or partitions ( {shelf units with stackable uprights A47B 87/00} ; details of cabinets, racks or shelf units in general A47B 96/00; brackets adjustable in themselves A47B 96/07)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/00

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US5472270

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Adjustable or foldable display stands
Shelf units with stackable uprights
Details of cabinets, racks or shelf units in general
Brackets adjustable in themselves
with means for adjusting the height of the shelves (A47B 57/04, A47B 57/30 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Inclination adjustment of shelving
Height adjustment of detachable shelf supports
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is a detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf.
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/06 - A47B 57/265 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between the upright and shelf.

consisting of grooved or notched ledges, uprights or side walls { (A47B 57/265 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Height and adjustable shelving
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is a detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf.
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/06 - A47B 57/265 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between the upright and shelf.

the grooved or notched parts being the side walls or uprights themselves
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is a detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf.
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/06 - A47B 57/265 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between the upright and shelf.

consisting of side walls of the ladder type
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/12

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US2011220602

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is a detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf.
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/06 - A47B 57/265 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between the upright and shelf.

with hooks on the shelves to engage the rungs of the ladder
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/14

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US2007023376

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is a detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf.
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/06 - A47B 57/265 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between the upright and shelf.

consisting of hooks coacting with openings (ladder type A47B 57/12)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/16

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FR2892282

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is a detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf.
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/06 - A47B 57/265 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between the upright and shelf.

consisting of screwbolts as connecting members
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is a detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf.
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/06 - A47B 57/265 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between the upright and shelf.

consisting of tongues, pins or similar projecting means coacting with openings (A47B 57/08, A47B 57/16 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Height adjustable shelving consisting of grooved or notched ledges, uprights or side walls
Height adjustable shelving consisting of hooks coacting with openings
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is a detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf.
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/06 - A47B 57/265 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between the upright and shelf.

consisting of clamping means, e.g. with sliding bolts or sliding wedges { (fixed on cords or the like A47B 43/006) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/26

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FR1432959, FR855715

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is a detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf.
Fixed on cords or the like
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/06 - A47B 57/265 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between the upright and shelf.

{clamped in discrete positions, e.g. on tubes with grooves or holes}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is a detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf.
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/06 - A47B 57/265 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between the upright and shelf.

with means for adjusting the height of detachable shelf supports
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/30

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US6540093

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Height adjustable shelving consisting of clamping means
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

the grooved or notched parts being the side walls or uprights themselves
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/34

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FR2796535

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

consisting of side walls of the ladder type
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

consisting of hooks coacting with openings (ladder type A47B 57/36)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/40

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US2002/171338

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

{Hooks attached to a member embracing at least two sides of an upright, e.g. an angle bracket}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/402

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US2007042638

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

{Hooks with at least one upwardly directed engaging element (A47B 57/402 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/404

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US5415302

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hooks attached to member embracing at least two sides of an upright
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

{Hooks attached to uprights (A47B 57/402 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Height adjustable shelving consisting of hooks attached to uprights
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

the shelf supports being cantilever brackets
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

{introduced by a vertical pivoting movement}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/425

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US2004/0227041

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

consisting of screwbolts as connecting members
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

the shelf supports being cantilever brackets
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

consisting of tongues, pins or similar projecting means coacting with openings (A47B 57/32, A47B 57/40 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Height adjustable shelving consisting of grooved or notched ledges uprights or side walls
Height adjustable shelving consisting of hooks coacting with openings
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

{Tongues}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

{Straight pins}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

characterised by shape or orientation of opening, e.g. keyhole-shaped
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

consisting of clamping means, e.g. with sliding bolts or sliding wedges { (fixed on cords or the like A47B 43/006) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/54

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US4291812

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves
Height adjustable shelves whereby there is no detachable shelf support bracket between upright and shelf
Special rules of classification within this group

The groups and sub-groups A47B 57/30 - A47B 57/567 cover height adjustable supports for shelves whereby the shelf support bracket is detachable from the upright.

{clamped in discrete positions, e.g. on tubes with grooves or holes (shelf supports being cantilever brackets A47B 57/562) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/545

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US2010108631

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shelf supports being cantilever brackets
with means for adjusting partitions horizontally (book-ends A47B 65/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 57/58

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US3300057

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Book-troughs; Accessories specially adapted for book storing
Partition walls
Show shelves - partitions therefore
Wardrobes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 61/00

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US2011204005

US2004256337

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units characterised by features related to dismountabilty or building-up from elements
{Details of garment-holders (extensible A47B 61/02) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 61/003

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US2006278594

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Extensible garment holders
{Means for keeping wardrobes free from moths, e.g. sealing means (fighting means against moths A01M 1/20) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fighting means against moths
with extensible garment-holders
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 61/02

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US4111309

for shoes, hats, umbrellas, or the like { (shoe racks as an implement for the manufacture of shoes A43D 117/00) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shoe racks as an implement for the manufacture of shoes
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, specially adapted for storing books, documents, forms, or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Suspended filing appliances
Show cases or show cabinets with movable or removable shelves
Rotary show cases or cabinets
Show stands or display racks with movable parts
Rotary display stands
specially adapted for storing drawings or the like (filing of suspended drawings B42F 15/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 63/02

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US3332730

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Filing of suspended drawings
with a writing surface (surfaces adapted to be brought into position for use by extension or pivoting in general A47B 46/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Surfaces adapted to be brought into position for use by extension or pivoting in general
with parts, e.g. trays, {card containers} , movable on pivots or on chains or belts (revolving cabinets in general, cabinets with revolving parts in general A47B 49/00; cabinets with means for moving compartments up and down in general A47B 51/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 63/06

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US3108841

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Revolving cabinets in general; cabinets with revolving parts in general
Cabinets with means for moving compartments up and down in general
{with trays revolving on a vertical axis}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets with compartments provided with trays revolving on a vertical axis
{with trays revolving on a horizontal axis}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets with compartments provided with trays revolving on a horizontal axis
{with a noria lift}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 63/067

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US2004079620

Book-troughs; Accessories specially adapted for book-storing, e.g. book-ends { (adjustable partitions for shelves A47B 57/58) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 65/00

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FR2753890, FR2129159

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units with means for adjusting partitions horizontally
Partition walls of cabinets, racks or shelf units
Show shelves - partitions therefore
Chests; Dressing-tables; Medicine cabinets or the like; Cabinets characterised by the arrangement of drawers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 67/00

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US2006/0202595

Cabinets for shaving tackle, medicines, or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

GB2350549

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Chests of drawers; Cabinets characterised by the arrangement of drawers (A47B 67/02 takes precedence; drawers, guides for drawers, per se A47B 88/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 67/04

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US2008263761

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cabinets for shaving tackle, medicines or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Guides for drawers per se
Cocktail cabinets (cabinets or racks for bottles only A47B 73/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 69/00

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US2006055291

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets or racks for bottles only
Cabinets for perishable goods, e.g. meat safes, fly-proof cabinets (fruit or potato storage cabinets, racks or trays A47B 75/00; ice-boxes, refrigerators F25D)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 71/00

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US4954384

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fruit or potato storage cabinets, racks or trays
Ice-boxes, refrigerators
Bottle cupboards; Bottle racks
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 73/00

GB2397516

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Show stands, hangers or shelves for containers e.g. flasks, bottles
{ with attachment means for fixing in another cupboard or rack}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 73/008

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GB191117268

Fruit or potato storage cabinets, racks or trays for domestic use
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 75/00

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US6257540

Kitchen cabinets (tops specially designed for working on A47B 96/18)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 77/00

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US2003222547

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tops specially designed for working on
General layout, e.g. relative arrangement of compartments, working surface or surfaces, supports for apparatus (A47B 77/08 takes precedence; {combinable furniture units A47B 87/00} )
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Kitchen cabinets for incorporating apparatus operated by power
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Combinable furniture units
{Work tops}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 77/022

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FR1229267, DE202007011342U ,DE102008012332

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tops specially designed for working on
Table tops
Furniture panels or like furniture elements
Layered products
Provision for particular uses of compartments or other parts; {Compartments moving up and down, revolving parts (cabinets in general A47B 49/00, A47B 51/00) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets with revolving parts in general
Cabinets with compartments moving up and down
for incorporating sinks, with or without draining boards, splash-backs, or the like (constructional features of draining boards A47L 19/02; sinks E03C 1/18)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Constructional features of draining boards
Sinks
for incorporating apparatus operated by power, including water power; for incorporating apparatus for cooking, cooling, or laundry purposes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Arrangements for mounting stoves or ranges in particular locations
Arrangements for mounting fridges in particular locations e.g. for built-in type, for corner type
with members movable outwards to a position of use, e.g. tables, ironing boards (A47B 77/16 takes precedence; surfaces adapted to be brought into position for use by extension or pivoting in general A47B 46/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Kitchen cabinets
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Surfaces adapted to be brought into position for use by extension or pivoting in general
by incorporation of racks or supports, other than shelves, for household utensils
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 77/14

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US2011000864

by special arrangements for accomodating removable containers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Domestic (kitchen) wastebins

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US3528718

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Gathering or removal of domestic or like refuse
Bedside cabinets
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 79/00

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US2352837

Cabinets or racks specially adapted for other particular purposes, e.g. for storing guns or skis
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 81/00

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GB1082911

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Racks for dispensing merchandise
Racks specially adapted for work-shops
Built-in cupboards as part of a building
{Corner cabinets; Cabinets designed for being placed in a corner or a niche (corner cabinets provided with trays revolving on a vertical axis A47B 49/006) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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DE102007009894

Corner cabinets with parts which rotate partly or fully out of the cabinet but which do not fully rotate within the cabinet.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cabinets or racks with fully revolving parts
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Built-in cupboards as part of a building
{Devices for storing or displaying rifles, guns, pistols or elongated objects such as fishing rods storing fishing rods (or the like in vehiclesB60R 7/08; storing guns in vehiclesB60R 7/14; cases for carrying gunsF41C 33/00) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Storing fishing rods or the like in vehicles
Storing guns in vehicles
Cases for carrying guns
Furniture aspects of radio, television, gramophone, or record cabinets { (for similar equipment supports attached to the wall or ceiling or floor stands F16M) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

A47B 81/06 and it's sub-groups do not include casings or housings for loud speakers or TV sets or audio/video devices.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Frames, supports or stands for apparatus in general:for supporting on or attaching to an object
For stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon
{Cassette cabinets or the like}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets,cases, stands for record carriers
Combinations comprising two or more pieces of furniture of different kinds
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 83/00

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US4312086

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Arm-rest tables or back-rest tables
{Office desks or work-stations combined with other pieces of furniture, e.g. work space management systems}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 83/001

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US2008035034

Tables combined with seats (foldable table and seat units A47B 3/14)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Foldable table and seat units
{Tables combined with cabinets (wall tables A47B 5/00) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wall tables
Furniture convertible into other kinds of furniture
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 85/00

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US5609391

Tables convertible otherwise (into beds A47C 17/62; into billiard tables A63D 15/04)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tables convertible otherwise into beds
Tables convertible otherwise into billiard tables
Sectional furniture, i.e. combinations of complete furniture units, {e.g. assemblies of furniture units of the same kind such as linkable cabinets, tables, racks or shelf units (switchboards or switch cubicles for the distribution of electric power H02B) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/00

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US5285907

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Switchboards or switch cubicles for the distribution of electric power
{Furniture units made of wire or tubes (A47B 87/02 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Stackable furniture
{Linkable dependent elements with the same or similar cross-section, e.g. cabinets linked together, with a common separation wall}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/005

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US4015886

{Linkable independent elements with the same or similar cross-section}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/007

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FR2027055, US3834776

stackable; {stackable and linkable (by means of separate corner elements being in common with both the vertical and horizontal parts, e.g. corner bars for panels, nodes for rods A47B 47/0016, A47B 47/0025) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Nodes corner connectors
Horizontal connecting members to receive the edges of several panel elements
{Stackable racks, trays or shelf units}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/0207

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US2009277854

{Stackable frames, or frame elements, with upright parts connected by inserting the ends or tips of the uprights, e.g. at the corners, into the uprights of the next frame or frame element, e.g. coaxial tubular ends}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/0215

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US5964360

{Shelves stackable by means of poles or tubular members as distance-holders therebetween}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/0223

US2008/0116156

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{Shelves stackable by means of separate vertical distance-holders therebetween (A47B 87/0223 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/0246

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US2008/0000864

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Shelves stackable by means of poles or tubular members as distance holders
{Shelves stackable by means of vertical parts integrated or already fixed to the shelves, the parts not being frames or made of tubes or wire}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/0253

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US2002185941

{Independent trays}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/0261

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US5054629

{without separate distance holders}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/0269

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US2008/0290056

{Stackable modular units, each consisting of a closed periphery (A47B 87/0292 takes precedence; stackable containers B65D 21/00) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stackable modular elements and some stackable juxta-posed elements

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US2008110190

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Stackable furniture, each casing having a cross section with a closed periphery
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stackable containers
{Cabinet systems consisting of stacked-and-linked uniform casings, each being a cabinet or drawer-holder, e.g. lockers, mail/file boxing systems}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 87/0284

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US1400710

Drawers for tables, cabinets or like furniture; Guides for drawers (A47B 63/02 takes precedence; drawers coupled to doors A47B 96/16; {locks for drawers, e.g. anti-tilt interlock E05B 65/46} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/00

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US4923321

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units specially adapted for storing drawings
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Drawers for fridges
Drawers in or under beds
Drawers coupled to doors
Locks for furniture or drawers
Anti-tilt interlock
Linear slides
{with at least two sides foldable or hinged}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Furniture panels or like furniture elements with a continuous layer allowing folding
{connecting first side panel to bottom panel, back panel to bottom panel and second side panel to bottom by three folding lines}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/0022

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US6056380

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Furniture panels or like furniture elements with a continuous layer allowing folding
{connecting first side panel to back panel and back panel to second side panel by two folding lines}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/0025

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FR2266596

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Furniture panels or like furniture elements with a continuous layer allowing folding
{connecting first side panel to bottom and second side panel to bottom panel by two folding lines}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/0029

US3549301

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Furniture panels or like furniture elements with a continuous layer allowing folding
Coupled drawers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/02

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US7168773

Sliding drawers; Slides or guides therefor
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Linear slides in general
Drawers for fridges
{at drawer side}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/0422

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US7722139

{at cabinet side}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/044

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US2009101603

{ Profiled walls having grooves or protuberances for supporting multiple drawers}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/0451

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US2007/0252496

{ Profiles or supporting structures for supporting single drawers (A47B 88/044 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/0455

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US3909078

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Slides or guides with fastening devices at cabinet side
{with a couple of pivotally retractable roller supporting arms at the backside of the drawer}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/0462

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US3836223

{Vertically-oriented drawers}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/0485

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US2006/0001337

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinet systems, e.g. consisting of cabinets arranged in a row with means to open or close passages between adjacent cabinets
Drawers which can be rotated while or after sliding out
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/06

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US2004232810

with double extensible guides or parts
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/08

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US2008129169

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Linear slides in general
with rollers, ball bearings, wheels, or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Linear slides in general
with other guiding mechanisms
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Single extensible slides and similar arrangements

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US2010244643

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Linear slides in general
with rollers, ball bearings, wheels, or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Linear slides in general
Drawers tiltably or pivotally arranged
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 88/18

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US2007/0235397

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, having one or more surfaces adapted to be brought into position for use by extending or pivoting by displacement in a vertical plane: by rotating about a horizontal axis
Drawers with compartments { (partitions for show shelves A47F 5/005) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Partitions for show shelves
Cabinets, racks or shelf units with means for adjusting partitions horizontally
Book troughs, accessories specially adapted for book storing
Feet for furniture in general (castors B60B 33/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 91/00

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US2010/0252521, US2007052330

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Details of attaching or adjusting frames or supporting legs on foundation or base
Castors
Racks or shelf units
Adjustable or foldable display stands
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
'foot' or 'feet'
the (lower) extremity of a leg member
{Support bases}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 91/005

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US2008134944

Adjustable feet (self-levelling A47B 91/16)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Self-levelling feet
{Foot attached to a rotating bolt supported in an internal thread}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 91/024

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US2010/0176256

{Foot attached to a rotating nut supported on an external thread}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 91/026

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US5791612

{Means for rotational adjustment on a non-rotational foot}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 91/028

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US2010276564

Elastic supports
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 91/04

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US5042765, US2010276564

{Swivel gliders}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 91/066

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US2009056071

Leg supports, e.g. cup-shaped, {also under castors}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 91/12

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US2008/025802, US2001040206

Fittings for furniture
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 95/00

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US2008048079, US5423510

{Suspension fittings for cabinets to be hung on walls}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 95/008

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US2009152217, US2007221595

Handles { (similar handles for doors in general E05B 1/0015) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Similar handles for doors in general whereby the knobs/handles do not operate the bolt/lock
Keyplates; Ornaments or the like (rims specially adapted for table tops A47B 13/08; keyplates in general E05B 17/14)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rims specially adapted for table tops
Keyplates in general
{Protecting rims, buffers or the like}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Table tops; Rims therefor
Details of cabinets, racks or shelf units not covered by a single one of groups A47B 43/00 to A47B 95/00; General details of furniture (doors E06B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/00

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US2010237756

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Doors in general
Shelves (movable shelves coupled to doors A47B 96/16)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shelves and drawers for fridges
Show shelves
Movable shelves coupled to doors
{Structural features of shelf bases}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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US2008169256

{characterised by support bracket location means, e.g. fixing means between support bracket and shelf (A47B 96/028 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/024

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US2007110511

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Shelves characterised by support bracket location means
{Shelves with moving elements, e.g. movable extensions or link elements (cabinets, racks or shelf units enabling enlargement in height, length or depth A47B 45/00) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units enabling enlargement in height, length or depth
Slidable shelves for fridges
Partition walls { (adjustable A47B 57/58) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/04

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US2010231099

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units with means for adjusting partitions horizontally
Book troughs, accessories specially adapted for book storing
Show shelves - partitions therefore
Brackets or similar supporting means for cabinets, racks or shelves ( {A47B 96/022 takes precedence} ; aspects of adjusting height or inclination A47B 57/00; {brackets for the display of articles A47F 5/08} )
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Single corner shelves, brackets therefore
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Aspects of adjusting height or inclination
Brackets for the display of articles
{Supporting means received within an edge of the shelf}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/066

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US2008224004

{Horizontal rails as suspension means in a cantilever arrangement (suspension fittings for cabinets to be hung on walls A47B 95/008) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/067

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US2011266283

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rails or bars; Article supports therefore, e.g. brackets being slidably attached on the outside thereof
Display panels or rails with elongated channels; sliders, brackets, shelves or the like, slidably attached therein
Suspension fittings for cabinets to be hung on walls
Bars, uprights, struts, or like supports, for cabinets, brackets, or the like (aspects of adjusting height or inclination of shelves or brackets A47B 57/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/14

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DE19547179

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Structural elongate elements designed for load supporting
Structural elongate elements for building aids
Aspects of adjusting height or inclination of shelves or brackets
{Uprights receiving panels and brackets (for show stands A47F 5/10; for partitions E04B 2/78) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/1416

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US2008197253

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For show stands
For partitions
{Composite members, i.e. made up of several elements joined together}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/145

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US2006086684

{and radial arms}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/1483

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US5716116

Drawers or movable shelves coupled to doors
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/16

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US2631525

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Tops specially designed for working on (table tops A47B 13/08)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Work tops for kitchen cabinets
Furniture panels or like furniture elements
Table tops
Layered products
{Edge features}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/201

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US2006102054, US5275862

{with a continuous layer allowing folding (foldable cabinets A47B 43/00; foldable drawers A47B 88/0018) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/202

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US5232762, US2010239795

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Foldable cabinets
Foldable drawers
{Composite panels, comprising several elements joined together}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 96/205

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US2236848

Miscellaneous furniture; Miscellaneous accessories for furniture
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 97/00

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US2009315436

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles
Arrangements of light sources for display
Means for bringing about special optical effects for display
Special rules of classification within this group

This sub-group includes:

Lighting devices for furniture

Anti-tilt devices

{Wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards or the like (easels or stands A47B 97/04) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Easels or stands
Devices for holding or supporting maps, drawings, or the like, including means for preventing rolling-up
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A47B 97/02

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US5890604

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Suspended filing appliances for hanging large drawings or the like
Easels or stands for blackboards or the like { (easels combined with seats A47B 83/008) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Easels combined with seats
with means for balancing weight of blackboards or the like, e.g. connected to wall (means for balancing weight of drawing boards A47B 27/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Means for balancing weight of drawing boards
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