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CHAIRS (seats specially adapted for vehicles B60N 2/00; [N: hunting stands, e.g. hunting seats A01M 31/02; seats adapted for angling, e.g. fisherman's seats A01K 97/22; bath seats A47K 3/12; shower seats A47K 3/282; chairs with toilet means A47K 11/04; seats for surgeons, dentists A61B19/00J; chairs for disabled persons A61G 5/00; operating chairs, dental chairs, physiotherapeutic chairs, gynecological chairs A61G 15/00; chairs with massage means A61H1/00B4; ski-lift seats B61B 12/002; rail vehicles seats B61D 33/00; vessel furniture, e.g. boat seats B63B 29/04; aircraft seats B64D 11/06]); SOFAS; BEDS (upholstery in general B68G; [N: beds specially adapted for nursing A61G 7/00; sleeping accommodation for caravans B60P 3/38, sleeping accommodation for rail vehicles B61D 31/00; sleeping accommodation for load-carrying vehicles B62D 33/0612; berths for vessels B63B 29/10])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating or lying furniture not provide for in other part of the classification (see list below).

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seats adapted for angling, e.g. fisherman's seats
Hunting stands, e.g. hunting seats
Tables; Desks; Cabinets in general
Children's furniture
Bed-covers; Counterpanes; Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs; Sleeping bags; Pillows
Bath seats
Shower seats
Chairs with toilet means
Seats for surgeons or dentists
Chairs for disable persons
Medical beds
Operating chairs, dental chairs, physiotherapeutic chairs, gynaecological chairs
Chairs with massage means
Beds with massage means
Mattresses with massage means
Producing upholstery articles, e.g. cushions, seats
Seats specially adapted for vehicles
Sleeping accommodation for caravans
Ski-lift seats
Sleeping accommodation for rail vehicles
Rail vehicles seats
Sleeping accommodation for load-carrying vehicles
Vessel furniture, e.g. boat seats
Berths for vessels
Aircraft seats
Upholstery in general
Jointing of furniture
Testing of furniture, e.g. seats or mattresses
Production of mattresses or cushions by moulding
L29C531/00
Production of seats by moulding
L29C583/00
Production of upholstery by moulding
L29C601/00
Chairs adapted for special purposes (features relating to vertical adjustability A47C 3/20; convertible chairs A47C 13/00; chairs or personal conveyances specially adapted for patients or disabled persons A61G 5/00; operating chairs, dental chairs A61G 15/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seats adapted for angling, e.g. fisherman's seats
Hunting stands, e.g. hunting seats
Bath seats
Shower seats
Chairs with toilet means
Seats for surgeons or dentists
Chairs for disable persons
Operating chairs, dental chairs, physiotherapeutic chairs, gynaecological chairs
Chairs with massage means
A61H1/2201/0149
Seats specially adapted for vehicles
Ski-lift seats
Rail vehicles seats
Vessel furniture, e.g. boat seats
Aircraft seats
Exercising apparatus combined with chairs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs characterised by structural features; Chairs or stools with rotatable or vertically-adjustable seats
Foldable, collapsible or dismountable chairs
Chairs of special materials
Part, details or accessories of chairs
Stools for specified purposes
Benches
Convertible chairs
Other seating furniture
Sofas; Couches
A47C 17/02
A74C17/04
having independently-adjustable supporting parts
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having independently-adjustable supporting parts, e.g. having independently-adjustable backrest, backrest-seat-unit or arm-rest

the parts being horizontally-adjustable seats; [N: Expandable seats or the like, e.g. seats with horizontally adjustable parts]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seats having seating depth adjustment by horizontal adjustment of the seat or by horizontal movement of the backrest.

WO0170072

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Adjustable vehicles seat-cushion length
Chairs for disable persons having adjustable depth seats
the parts, being the back-rest, or the back-rest and seat unit, having adjustable [N: and lockable] inclination
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative examples of subject matter classified in this group:

WO9419991 FR2094463

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs having movably-coupled adjustable seat and backrest
Chairs having adjustable leg-rest or foot-rest connected to movable backrest or backrest-seat-unit
Rocking chairs with central column and with backrest-seat-unit elastically mounted in a ridged frame
Seating furniture convertible to bed by tilting or pivoting the back-rest
Adjustable children's chairs
Vehicle seats with adjustable backrest
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs with elastically-mounted backrest or backrest-seat-unit in the base frame
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Backrest-seat-unit
backrest and a seat permanently connected to each other
for changing a straight chair into an easy chair, [N: e.g. by inverting or tilting seat and back-rest in the base frame or by overturning the whole chair]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs convertible from a straight chair into an easy chair, e.g. by inverting or tilting seat and back-rest in the base frame or by overturning the whole chair

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chair or stool bases for uneven surfaces
Children's chairs convertible from high chair to low chair by reversing
Standing-up or seating -down aids
the parts being arm-rests [N: (conversion into a bed A47C 17/12 )]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Adjustable armrests adaptable to suitable arm position or to the size of the user

US6296313

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Non-adjustable support armrests, e.g. movable to inoperative position or of detachable type.
Chairs with armrest tables
Sofas convertible to bed by tilting or extending the armrests
Sofa convertible to bed by tilting or pivoting a backrest with tilting or pivoting the armrest
Armrest for vehicles seats
Armrest for disable persons chairs
having coupled adjustable supporting parts
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having coupled simultaneously movable support parts with adjustable inclination, e.g. backrest-seat-coupled, leg-rest-seat-coupled, headrest-backrest-coupled.

The movements between the parts is concurrent, in that both move simultaneously.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Movably-coupled parts
movement of one part, e.g. seat causes the different movement of the other coupled part e.g. backrest
the parts being movably-coupled seat and back-rest (A47C 1/035 takes precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having coupled simultaneously movable seat and back-rest; having adjustable and lockable inclination; characterised by elastic means, e.g. coil spring.

EP189915 EP247312 GB1202658

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs having independently-adjustable supporting parts, e.g. having independently-adjustable backrest, backrest-seat-unit
Chairs having adjustable leg-rest or foot-rest connected to movable-coupled seat and backrest
Rocking office chairs with central column having seat or seat and back-rest unit elastically or pivotally mounted in a rigid base frame
Chairs with elastically-mounted backrest or backrest-seat-unit in the base frame
Adjustable children's chairs
Vehicle seats with adjustable backrest
the parts including a leg-rest or foot-rest (A47C 1/037 takes precedence; [N: supports for the feet or the legs coupled to fixed parts of the chair A47C 7/50; independent foot-rests or leg-rests A47C 16/02 ])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having leg-rest or foot-rest coupled to other parts of the chair, e.g. backrest or seat, wherein their movement is simultaneous.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs having adjustable leg-rest or foot-rest in combination with head-rest
Supports for the feet or the legs coupled to non-movable parts of the chair
Stand-alone footrests or leg-rest
Lower-leg-rests for vehicles, e.g. calf-rests
Foot-rests for vehicle seats
Leg-rests or foot-rests for disable persons chairs
the parts including a head-rest
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having head-rest coupled to other movable parts of the chair, e.g. movable backrest or seat, wherein their movement is simultaneous.

EP277870

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Head-rests connected to non-movable parts of the chair
Head-rests for vehicle seats
Head rest for operating or dental chairs
Head-rests for disable persons chairs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beauty salon chairs with head-rests
Hairdressers' or similar chairs, [N: e.g. beauty salon chairs]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Theatre, auditorium, or similar chairs (seats [N: detachably mounted on] stadium benches A47C 1/16 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs used in theatres or auditoriums arranged especially in parallel rows

WO2005110157

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs or seats detachable mounted on stadium benches
Stackable chairs, Nesting chairs
Benches
Tribunes, grandstands, terraces or amphitheatres for spectators
Auditoriums
E04F3/30
Coin-freed apparatus for seats or footstools
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Parts or details of tipping-up chairs, e.g. of theatre chairs
Modular seating
Beach chairs; [N: Chairs for outdoor use, e.g. chairs for relaxation or sun-tanning]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs designed for relaxation and outdoor use, e.g. beach chairs, relaxation chairs, sun-tanning chairs or chaise longues.

DE202006002291U US6761397 DE926195

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with means to protect against weather
Camp, travelling, or sports stools
Stand-alone backrests without connected seat
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Travelling and camp beds
[N: Chairs or] seats detachably mounted on stadium benches (detachably mounted children's chairs A47D 1/10 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

FR2059821

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Theatre, auditorium, or similar chairs
Detachable or loose seat cushions
Detachably mounted children's chairs
Chairs characterised by structural features; Chairs or stools with rotatable or vertically-adjustable seats (A47C 1/00, A47C 4/00 take precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Rocking, stackable, nesting, shell shaped, of asymmetric shape and legless chairs; Chairs or stools with rotatable or vertically-adjustable seats

Rocking chairs (specially for children A47D 13/10)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Rocking chairs having elastic frame, having seat elastically or pivotally mounted in a rigid base frame or having a curved rocking member resting on the floor.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs having elastically movably-coupled adjustable seat and backrest
Chairs with elastically-mounted backrest or backrest-seat-unit in the base frame
Children's rocking chairs
Rocking horses
Devices for rocking or oscillating perambulators
Swings in General
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Elastically mounted seats
Stools with exercising means
Beds with Oscillating or balancing mechanisms
Small beds fro newborns or infants with rocking means
Stackable chairs; Nesting chairs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

EP1468634 FR2877821

with shell-shaped seat and back-rest unit, e.g. having arm-rests
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having backrest-seat-unit made of one continuous element, e.g. plastic shell

WO2005102111

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Shell shaped bus seats
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Basket chars
Chairs made of plastic
of asymmetrical shape
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs asymmetrical with regard to a central vertical plane.

Ex. DE20210397U

of legless type, e.g. with seat directly resting on the floor (A47C 3/14 takes precedence; detachably mounted on stadium benches A47C 1/16; children`s chairs mounted on back-rest of chair A47D 1/10, [N: legless beach chairs A47C 1/146 ; inflatable chairs A47C 4/54]); Hassocks; Pouffes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

DE202004003245U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Legless beach chairs
Chairs or seats detachable mounted on the stadium benches
Inflatable chairs
Children's chairs capable of being suspended from tables or adult's chair
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs completely made of foam material
Stools for specified purposes
Bean bags
Chairs or stools with rotatable seat (adjustable in height by rotation A47C 3/24)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs adjustable in height by rotation
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stools for specified purposes
Chairs or stools with vertically-adjustable seats (tables with variable height A47B 9/00; [N: locking of telescopic systems in general F16B 7/10])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

WO03020078 DE19528645 BE864805

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Table with variable heights
Height adjustable children's chars
Chairs for disable persons having adjustable height
Locking of telescopic system in general
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stools for specified purposes
Foldable, collapsible or dismountable chairs (of tubular metal type A47C 5/10; children's foldable chairs A47D 1/02 )
Dismountable chairs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having detachably interconnected joints configured to be dismounted without causing their destruction

Illustrative examples of subject matter classified in this group:

US5429417

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Modular seating
Dismountable Travelling or camp beds
Dismountable bedsteads
Dismountable children's chairs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tubular metal chairs of dismountable type
Camp, travelling, or sports stool having several foldable or detachable legs converging in one point
Folding chairs with inflexible seats
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US2003011218 US6361107 DEU29909571

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Folding chair with flexible coverings for the seat or back
Foldable travelling or camp beds
Folding bedsteads
Foldable children's chairs
Upholstery attaching means for chairs in general
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs collapsible into trunk shape
Tubular metal chairs of foldable or collapsible type
Camp, travelling, or sports stool having several foldable or detachable legs converging in one point
Special rules of classification within this group

If in the document there is no clear indication about material of the frame, e.g. made of wood, plastic or metal, this document should be classified in both classes A47C 4/08 (made of wood or plastic) and A47C 4/18 (made of metal).

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Inflexible seat
rigid seat or seat with flexible fabric stretched in the frame in all stages of folding
Flexible seat
not rigid seat usually with fabric, being unstretched when unfolded
Folding chairs with flexible coverings for the seat or back elements
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

FR2712158 US2003052518 WO8102383

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Folding chairs with inflexible seats
Inflatable chairs
Foldable travelling or camp beds
Folding bedsteads
Foldable children's chairs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs collapsible into trunk shape
Tubular metal chairs of foldable or collapsible type
Camp, travelling, or sports stool having several foldable or detachable legs converging in one point
Special rules of classification within this group

If in the document there is no clear indication about material of the frame, e.g. made of wood, plastic or metal, this document should be classified in both classes A47C 4/32 (made of wood or plastic) and A47C 4/42 (made of metal).

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Inflexible seat
seat doesn't fold when folding the chair e.g. seats with flexible not foldable fabric stretched in the seat frame in all stages of folding
Flexible seat
seat folds when folding the chair, e.g. seats with flexible foldable fabric
Trunk chairs, i.e. chairs collapsible to [N: self contained carrying case, e.g.] trunk shape (trunk tables A47B 3/10)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Luggage or hand carried bags convertible into other articles or into objects for other use e.g. supplementary seats
Trunk beds; Travelling-case beds
Trunk tables
inflatable chairs (connection of valves to inflatable elastic bodies B60C 29/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating furniture having inflatable means

WO0074533 US4932721

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with adjustable inclination by fluid means
Fluid mattresses specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas
Inflatable pillows
Connection of valves to inflatable elastic bodies
Vehicle seats with hydro-pneumatic adjustments of the shape
Bed covers, counterpanes, travelling rugs or sleeping rugs with inflatable means
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Detachable or loose seat cushions
Chairs of special materials
[N: of paper, cardboard or similar pliable materials]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs of 2-dimensional pliable materials, e.g. paper, cardboard or plastic sheet materials

WO2004032685

[N: of woven material, e.g.] basket chairs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs made of woven material, e.g. basket chairs.

US2006225399

Metal chairs, e.g. tubular (of rocking type A47C 3/023; of non-tubular folding, collapsible, or dismountable type A47C 4/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

DE19950872

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Tubular chairs of rocking type
Foldable chairs with inflexible seat having a frame made of metal
Foldable chairs with flexible coverings for the seat or backrest having a frame made of metal
characterised by the use of laminated wood
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

DE867740

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Seats made of wooden, plastics, or metal sheet material, Panel seats
Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools (attaching to floor A47B 91/08 )
References relevant to classification in this subclass/group
This subclass/group does not cover:

This subclass/group does not cover:

Seats adapted for angling, e.g. fisherman's seats
Hunting stands, e.g. hunting seats
Bath seats
Shower seats
Chairs with toilet means
Seats for surgeons or dentists
Chairs for disable persons
Operating chairs, dental chairs, physiotherapeutic chairs, gynaecological chairs
Chairs with massage means
A61H1/2201/0149
Seats specially adapted for vehicles
Ski-lift seats
Rail vehicles seats
Vessel furniture, e.g. boat seats
Aircraft seats
Exercising apparatus combined with chairs
[N: Chair or stool bases (A47C 3/20 takes precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs or stools substructures at the ground level, e.g. legs, castors, pedestals.

Illustrative examples of subject matter classified in this group:

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Feet for furniture in general
Reclining chairs by changing the length or inclination of the legs
Chairs or stools with vertically-adjustable seats
Bedsteads' legs
Castors in general
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs or stools with additional seat or legs of the chair or stool for varying height of seat
Seat parts (adaptation of seats to mounting in tubular chairs A47C 5/06; such parts not restricted to chairs A47C 23/00; removable upholstered units or cushions A47C 27/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Specific features related to the chair or stool seats, e.g. seat cushions, profiled seats, double seats, seats with adjustable shape, elastically mounted seats, panel seats, seats with foam material, upholstered seats, seats with springs.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs having horizontally-adjustable seats
Seats detachable mounted on the stadium benches
Legless chairs with seat directly resting on the floor
Adaptation of seats to mounting in tubular chairs
Seat parts not restricted to chairs
Removable upholstered units or cushions
Measuring means for adapting chairs to the shape or weight of persons
Producing upholstery articles, e.g. cushions, seats
Upholstery in general
Testing of furniture, e.g. seats or mattresses
Production of mattresses or cushions by moulding
L29C531/00
Production of seats by moulding
L29C583/00
Production of upholstery by moulding
L29C601/00
Seat cushions specially adapted for wheelchairs
for the head [N: (adjustable coupled to reclining or easy chairs A47C 1/036; for operating or dental chairs A61G 15/00; for car seats B60N 2/48)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Headrests connected to non-movable parts of the chair; Detachable or loose headrests

EP0164267 US6122784 DE20006038U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs having head-rest coupled simultaneously movable with other movable parts of the chair, e.g. backrest or seat
Pillows
Head rest for operating or dental chairs
Head-rests for vehicle seats
Head-rests for disable persons chairs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beauty salon chairs with head-rests
for the back
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having adjustable in height backrest, double backrests, collapsible backrest, detachable or loos backrests.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Detachable or loose back supports associated with beds
Back cushions specially adapted for wheel chairs
[N: adjustable in height]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs with height adjustable backrest

US6540296

[N:with double backrests]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs with double or split backrest

[N: of collapsible type]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs with collapsible backrest

EP1053702

of detachable [N: or loose] type [N: (detachable or loose back supports associated with beds A47C 20/027)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having detachable or loose backrest, e.g. portable

US6422654 US6959964

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Detachable or loose back supports associated with beds
Backrest for disabled persons chairs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Dismountable chairs
Modular seating
Seating furniture convertible to beds by removing parts only
with elastically-mounted [N: back-rest or backrest-seat unit in the base] frame
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US5902012

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs having movable-coupled seat and backrest characterised by elastic means
Rocking chairs having elastic frames
Rocking chairs with seat, or with seat and back-rest unit, elastically mounted in a ridged frame
with special, e.g. adjustable, [N: lumbar region support] profile; "Ackerblom" profile chairs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs with lower back supports, e.g. adjustable lumbar support

GB640336 US5997094 DE19930922

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Vehicle seat lumbar support
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
"Akerblom" chair
chair having special backrest profile corresponding to the curvature of the human beck (see GB640336A patented by Bengt Akerblom)
of freely-rotatable type
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having freely-rotatable and non-lockable backrest

DE202004016253U FR789053

Supports for the feet or the legs [N: coupled to fixed parts of the chair] (coupled to other adjustable parts [N: of the chair] A47C 1/034, A47C 1/037; [N: stand-alone rests or supports for the feet or the legs, e.g.] footstools A47C 16/02)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating furniture having supports for the feet or the legs coupled to non-movable parts of the chair; Seating furniture with double foot-rests or leg-rests

DE20116145U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs having leg-rest or foot-rest coupled simultaneously movable with other parts of the chair, e.g. backrest or seat.
Chairs having adjustable leg-rest or foot-rest simultaneously movable with head-rest
Stand-alone footrests or leg-rest
Detachable or loose foot or leg supports for beds
Lower-leg-rests for vehicles, e.g. calf-rests
Foot-rests for vehicle seats
Leg-rests or foot-rests for disable persons chairs
Support for the arms
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having non-adjustable support armrests, e.g. movable to inoperative position or of detachable type.

FR2883526

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with adjustable armrests adaptable to suitable arm position or to the size of the user
Chairs with armrest tables
Sofas convertible to bed by tilting or extending the armrests
Sofa convertible to bed by tilting or pivoting a backrest with tilting or pivoting the armrest
Detachable or loose foot or leg supports for beds
Armrest for vehicles seats
Armrest for disable persons chairs
Parts or details of tipping-up chairs, e.g. of theatre chairs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

WO0219869 EP1714582 DE29514742U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Coin-freed apparatus for seats or footstools
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Theatre, auditorium, or similar chairs
Theatre, auditorium, or similar chairs having tipping-up seats
Separate chairs, connectable together into a row
Stackable chairs or nesting chairs with tipping-up seats
Accessories for chairs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Accessories for chairs, e.g. hat or coat holders, means for protecting against weather, arm-rest tables, illumination, radios, bars, telephones, ventilation, heating, cooling.

US2003042768

Hat or coat holders
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

WO2006018321

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Domestic Hat or coat Holders
Hats, clothes or clothes hangers used in vehicles
Means to protect against weather
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US6899388 DE202006019292U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bathing or beach cabins
Liquid impermeable removable or loose chair covers
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beach chairs
Arm-rest tables ; [N: or back-rest tables (suspended or hinged panels forming a table A47B 5/00); Cup holders]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US4861108 EP1266596

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with adjustable armrests
Non-adjustable support armrests, e.g. movable to inoperative position or of detachable type.
Suspended or hinged panels forming a table in general
Bed tables
Tables combined with seats
Children's chairs with trays
Tables or trays for use in vehicles
Tables, working plates, trays for disable persons chairs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stackable and nesting chairs
Adaptations for incorporating lamps, radio sets, bars, telephones, ventilation, heating or cooling arrangements or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Chairs having accessories, e.g. lamps, radio, bars, telephones, display screens, ventilation, heating or cooling arrangements or the like

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with lumbar support adjustable by fluid means
Beds with lighting, radio or telephone means
A74C21/00B
Beds with ventilating, cooling or heating devices
Pillows with cooling or heating means
Heating or cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic treatment of the human body
Heating or ventilating devices for vehicle seats
Accessories for vehicle, e.g. for vehicle seats such as radio sets, television sets, telephones
Combination of lightening devices with furniture
Stools for specified purposes (with rotatable seats A47C 3/18; with vertically adjustable seats A47C 3/20; foots tools A47C 16/02; prayer stools A47C 16/04; platforms or seat-boxes specially adapted for angling A01K 97/22) [N: other seating furniture for specified purposes A47C 15/004]
Definition statement:
This subclass/group covers:

Stools for specified purposes not provided in other part of the classification.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seats, e.g. seat-boxes adapted for angling
Chairs of legless type; Hassocks, Pouffes
Stools with rotatable seats
Stools with vertically adjustable seats
Stool bases
Footstools
Prayer stools
Other seating furniture for specific purpose
[N: with exercising means or having special therapeutic or ergonomic effects]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Domestic or office stools having therapeutic or ergonomic effect, e.g. using dynamic seat support,

NL1017456C GB2348124

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Rocking chairs
Chairs' seats especially profiled and adapted to the body contour
Chairs' seats of adjustable shape; elastically mounted
Exercising apparatus combined with chairs
[N: High stools, e.g. bar stools (children`s high chairs A47D 1/00)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

DE9400912U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Children's chairs, e.g. height chairs
Office stools [N: not provided for in main groups A47C 1/00, A47C 3/00 or A47C 7/00]; Workshop stools
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stools used in offices or while working

US6520609 CH362190 US2003080524

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Beauty salon chair with auxiliary seat
Chairs characterised by structural features, chairs or stools with rotatable or vertically-adjustable seats
Parts, details or accessories of chairs or stools
Kneeling stools; kneeling supports
Carriers for supporting persons when working in the field
Workshop workers' supports, e.g. mechanics' creepers
Milking stools
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group:

US2100877

Wall stools; [N: Stools hingedly mounted against the wall]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stools and chairs mounted to the wall

GB2419084

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Wall beds
Shower seats
A74K3/28B1
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs with tipping-up seats
Chairs stowable in floor or wall
Music stools
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group:

US2004145221

Camp, travelling, or sports stools (walking sticks or umbrellas convertible into seats, hunting sticks A45B 5/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stools used for camping, travelling or sport

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

This group does not cover

Hunting stands, e.g. hunting seats
Seats, e.g. seat-boxes adapted for angling
Walking sticks or umbrellas convertible into seats
Hanging seats for travelling or camping
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Foldable, collapsible or dismountable chairs
Chairs or stools bases for uneven surface
Benches not otherwise provided for (school forms A47B 39/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Benches e.g. church benches or benches having multiple separate seats fixed to the bench frame

BE892829

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Theatre, auditorium or similar chairs
Separate chairs, connectable together into a row
School forms
Step-stools
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Low stool having steps, e.g. convertible into a short stepladder

DE29606175U

Convertible chairs, stools, or benches (step-stools requiring conversion between the step and seat functions A47C 12/02; stretchers, for patients or disabled persons, convertible into chairs A61G 1/017)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating furniture convertible to different seating arrangement not provide for in other part of the classification (see list below)

US4733905

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Walking sticks or umbrellas convertible into seats
Luggage or hand carried bags convertible into other articles or into objects for other use e.g. supplementary seats
Tables convertible into chairs
Step-stool requiring conversion between the step an seat function
Seating furniture, couches, settees convertible into beds
Children's chairs convertible from high chair to a low one by reversing
Children's chairs convertible to push chairs
Children's chairs convertible to a rocking chair
Children's chairs convertible into tables
Chairs convertible into children's chairs
Stretchers convertible into chairs
Medical beds convertible into a chair
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Modular seating
Other seating furniture (school forms A47B 39/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating furniture not provide for in other part of the classification, e.g. corner seating furniture, floating seats, seats for sexual intercourse.

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

This subclass/group does not cover:

School forms
[N: Corner seating furniture, e.g. corner sofas (changing corner couches into a double bed A47C 17/36)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

DE29500436U WO9907258

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Corner couches convertible into a double bed
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sofas without movable parts
[N: Seating furniture for specified purposes not covered by main groups A47C 1/00 or A47C 9/00]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating furniture for specific purpose not elsewhere covered in A47C or A47D, e.g. shoe shining type chairs, meditation seats, video games chairs, seats for photographer's, astronomical observation seats, underwater chairs, high umpire seats, for sexual intercourse

GB2422102 DE202004011613U US4705274

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seats adapted for angling, e.g. fisherman's seats
Hunting stands, e.g. hunting seats
Hairdressers' or similar chairs
High stools, e.g. bar stools
Bath seats
Shower seats
Chairs with toilet means
Seats for surgeons or dentists
A61B19/00J
Chairs for disable persons
Operating chairs, dental chairs, physiotherapeutic chairs, gynaecological chairs
Chairs with massage means
A61H1/00B4
Seats specially adapted for vehicles
Ski-lift seats
Rail vehicles seats
Vessel furniture, e.g. boat seats
Aircraft seats
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Body floating supports for relaxation in water
Floating devices with seat for pleasure or sports
Floatable furniture
[N: Stand-alone] rests or supports for feet, legs, arms, back or head (associated with chairs A47C 7/00; associated with beds or sofas A47C 20/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Rests or supports for feet, legs, arms, back or head not connected in any way with the seating furniture

US6270160 US5303890

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Supports for feet, legs, arms, back or head associated with not-movable parts of chairs
Supports for feet, legs, arms, back or head associated with beds
Loos or removable covers for chairs
Baby feeding cushions
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
stand-alone
not connected in any way with the seating furniture
[N: Back-rests]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stand-alone backrests

US2384234

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs having independently-adjustable supporting parts, e.g. having independently-adjustable backrest, backrest-seat-unit
Chairs having movably-coupled adjustable seat and backrest
Beach chairs of legless type
Detachable or loose back supports associated with beds
Footstools; Foot-rests; Leg-rests
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stand-alone foot-rests or leg-rests; Footstools

US6045192

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs having leg-rest or foot-rest movable-coupled to other parts of the chair, e.g. backrest or seat.
Chairs having adjustable leg-rest or foot-rest in combination with head-rest
Supports for the feet or the legs coupled to non-movable parts of the chair
Lower-leg-rests for vehicles, e.g. calf-rests
Foot-rests for vehicle seats
Leg-rests or foot-rests for disable persons chairs
Prayer-stools; Kneeling stools; Kneeling supports (hassocks or pouffes A47C 3/16 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group:

GB2405327

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hassocks or Pouffes
Stools with forward inclined seat, e.g. with knee-supports
Stools for working at ground level
Church benches, confessionals
References relevant to classification in this group
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Sofas, couches, wall beds, cabinet beds, travelling beds, camp beds, suspended beds;

Hammocks
Bed frames, Bedsteads
Rests for beds or sofas, e.g. headrests, footrests
Attachments for beds; Ventilating, cooling or heating means for beds
Spring mattresses with ridged frame, e.g. box springs
Spring, stuffed or fluid mattresses for beds or sofas
Bed canopies, Mosquito nets
Details and accessories for beds
Show stands for furniture e.g. beds or mattresses
Bed-covers; Counterpanes; Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs; Sleeping bags; Pillows
Devices for preventing wetting or pollution of the bed, e.g. absorbent protective pads
Stretchers
Medical beds
Beds with massage means
A61H1/00B2
Sleeping accommodation for caravans
Sleeping accommodation for rail vehicles
Sleeping accommodation for load-carrying vehicles
Berths for vessels
Upholstery in general
Jointing of furniture
Testing of furniture, e.g. seats or mattresses
Exercising apparatus combined with beds or mattresses
Production of mattresses or cushion by moulding
L29C531/00
Production of upholstery by moulding
L29C601/00
Sofas, couches, settees, or the like, without movable parts
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Sofas, couches, settees or the like having neither adjustable nor convertible parts

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs, stools or Benches
[N: Seating furniture, e.g.] sofas, couches, settees, or the like, with movable parts [N: changeable to beds]; Chair beds
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Convertible chairs, stools or benches (except conversion to bed)
Convertible children's beds
Vehicle seats convertible to beds
Stretchers convertible into chairs
Medical beds convertible into a chair
[N: Seating furniture having loose or by fabric hinge connected cushions, changeable to beds]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group:

DE2136598 FR2401638

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Several spring, stuffed or fluid mattress/cushions to be put together in one cover
convertible to beds by tilting or extending the arm-rests
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group:

DE19947187

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with adjustable armrests
Non-adjustable support armrests, e.g. movable to inoperative position or of detachable type.
Chairs with armrest tables
Sofa convertible to bed by tilting or pivoting a backrest with tilting or pivoting the armrest
Detachable or loose armrest for beds
Armrest for vehicles seats
Armrest for disable persons chairs
[N: Seating furniture having non-movable backrest] changeable [N: to beds] by increasing the available [N: seat] part, e.g. by drawing [N: seat cushion] forward
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating furniture with non-movable backrest convertible to bed by pulling the seat cushion.

GB1171323 GB406768 DE20007132 NL109206C

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seating furniture convertible to bed by pivoting the movable-coupled backrests and seat
Seating furniture convertible to bed by pivoting the backrest with seat cushion consisting of multiple superposed parts, wherein at list on lower hidden part is sliding forward out of the frame
Seating furniture convertible to bed by pivoting the backrest with seat cushion consisting of multiple superposed parts, wherein at list on lower hidden part is pivoted by linkages out of the frame
Seating furniture with non-movable backrest convertible to bed by uncovering previously hidden
changeable to beds by removing parts only
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group:

DE202005010087U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seating furniture with loose or connected by the fabric hinge cushions, convertible to bed
Dismountable bedsteads
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Dismountable chairs
Chairs with dismountable or loose backrest
Modular seating
[N: Seating furniture] changeable to beds by tilting or pivoting the back-rest
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating furniture convertible to bed by tilting or pivoting the backrest.

The backrest can also be connected to the movable seat parts.

GB883581 DE4017809 FR2880247

US3867730 US5956785 EP395531

FR1385325 EP1208772 DE19750571

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seating furniture having non-movable backrest changeable to beds by increasing the available seat part, e.g. by drawing seat cushion forward
Seating furniture with non-movable backrest convertible to bed by uncovering previously hidden mattress or articulated bed cushions
[N: Seating furniture having non-movable back-rest changeable to beds] with means for uncovering a previously hidden mattress or similar bed part
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating furniture with non-movable backrest convertible to bed by uncovering previously hidden mattress or articulated bed cushions.

GB322523 BE765002 DE20000226U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seating furniture convertible to bed by pivoting the backrest thereby uncovering previously hidden parts
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Seating furniture having non-movable backrest changeable to beds by increasing the available seat part, e.g. by drawing seat cushion forward.
Changing a single bed into a double bed by extending, pivoting, or tilting a previously hidden second mattress or other bed part
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Single bed convertible into a double bed.

DE29800162 CH261593 DE9408479U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Changing corner couches into a double beds
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Parts for jointing separate bedsteads
Extendible bedsteads
Extensible children's play-pens
Joining seats, chairs, or couches to form beds
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

US1825055 AT200201891

Changing sofas or the like into beds by means of furniture other than seats or chairs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

GB2179849

Wall beds
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This group covers

Beds connected to the wall

FR2177172 EP0011531

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seating furniture convertible into beds
Cabinet beds, Wardrobe beds
Travelling or camp beds
Folding bedsteads
Wall attached dressing-tables
Cabinet beds; Table beds, or like beds; Wardrobe beds
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

US5913769 FR595290 US4631764

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seating furniture convertible into beds
Wall beds
Travelling or camp beds
Folding bedsteads
Travelling or camp beds (adjusting members for rests A47C 20/00; travelling or camp sacks or packs convertible into beds or mattresses A45F 4/06; stretchers A61G 1/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

US4914768 WO0234089

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hammocks
Convertible travelling/camp sacks or packs convertible into beds or mattresses
Beach chairs
Folding, collapsible or dismountable chairs
Trunk chairs
Camp, travelling or sport stools
Dismountable bedsteads
Folding bedsteads
Foldable or dismountable spring mattress with rigid frame
Foldable dressing tables for children
Foldable beds for children
Foldable small beds for newborns or infants
Foldable play-pens
Foldable or collapsible stretchers
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Chairs or stool bases for uneven surfaces
Bed canopies
Mosquito nets
Self inflating mattresses
Suspended beds, e.g. suspended from ceiling (hammocks A45F 3/22 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This group covers

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

GB2276315 US4888836

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hammocks
Wall beds
Parts or details for beds, sofas or couches only not fully covered in a single one of the sub-groups A47C 17/02, A47C 17/04, A47C 17/38, A47C 17/52, A47C 17/64, or A47C 17/84 ; [N: Drawers in or under beds]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

EP1374741 DE2004014824

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Accessories for chairs
Combinations of bedsteads with other additional furniture or with accessories, e.g. with bedside cabinets or tables
Bedsteads (spring mattresses with rigid frame or forming part of the bedstead A47C 23/00; bed jointing members or fittings for bedsteads F16B)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Travelling or camp beds
Spring mattresses with ridged frame, e.g. box springs
Stuffed or fluid mattress without a rigid frame for beds or sofas
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fitting for bedsteads
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Bedstead
Bed frame having non-elastic support forming lowest part of the bed
Spring mattress with rigid frame
Mattress having a rigid frame and elastic elements fixed to the rigid frame. Such mattress can be positioned on top of the bedstead, e.g. box-springs or directly on the floor, e.g. divan or slatted bed bases
Stuffed or fluid mattress
Mattress without a rigid frame stuffed with fibrous material, foam, fluid or springs.Such mattress can be placed on top of bedstead, box-spring, or directly on the floor, e.g. futon.
[N:dismountable]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Dismountable chairs
Dismountable travelling or camp beds
Foldable or dismountable spring mattress with rigid frame
Dismountable children's beds
Dismountable children's pens
Collapsible stretchers
Parts or details of bedsteads not fully covered in a single one of the following sub-groups, e.g. bed rails, post rails
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Parts or details of bedsteads, e.g. bed rails, legs, head or foot boards; cross-bars

WO2005112705

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fitting for bedsteads
Extensible bedsteads, e.g. with adjustment of length, width, height (for children's beds A47D 7/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

WO9422349 US5713091

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Children's bed with adaptable length to the growth of the children
Extensible Children's play-pens
Medical beds with rising or lowering the whole mattress frame
Operating tables with rising or lowering the whole table surface
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Single bed convertible into a double bed by extending, pivoting or tilting
Folding bedsteads (travelling or camp beds A47C 17/64 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

EP1166685 CH358910

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Folding, collapsible or dismountable chairs
Seating furniture convertible into beds
Foldable travelling or camp beds
Dismountable bedsteads
Foldable or dismountable spring mattress with rigid frame
Foldable dressing tables
Foldable beds for children
Foldable small beds for newborns or infants
Foldable play-pens
Foldable or collapsible stretchers
Multi-stage bedsteads [N: e.g. bunk beds] (multiple-wall beds A47C 17/50; suspended beds A47C 17/84 ); Bedsteads stackable to multi-stage bedsteads
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Bunk beds; Mezzanine bed; Stacking or nesting bedsteads

DE1004052192 DE29921485U EP1155642

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Multiple-wall beds
Suspended beds
Sleeping accommodation for rail vehicles
Sleeping accommodation for load-carrying vehicles
Berths for vessels
Combinations of bedsteads with other furniture or with accessories, e.g. with bedside cabinets (bed-tables A47B 23/00; [N: bedside cabinets A47B 79/00 ])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Beds combined with other furniture, e.g. tables, bedside cabinets, etc.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bed-tables
Bedside cabinets
Drawers in or under beds

Headrests, footrest, armrest, backrests or like rests associated with beds, sofas or the like

Head -, foot -, or like rests for beds, sofas or the like (book rests or bed tables A47B 23/00; bed-rests specially adapted for nursing A61G 7/065 )
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Medical bed with rests, e.g. head, torso or limbs rests
of detachable [N: or loose] type (A47C 20/04, A47C 20/08 take precedence; [N: for chairs A47C 7/00; pillows A47G 9/10 ])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

US6874183 US1156523

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Detachable or loose seat cushions for chairs or stools
Detachable or loose head or neck supports for chairs
Detachable or loose back supports for chairs
Detachable feet or the legs supports for chairs
Stan-alone supports for feet, legs, back or head
Baby feeding cushions
Restraining devices for children's beds
Pillows
Medical beds with head or torso support
Medical beds with limbs support
Medical beds with rests adapted for lifting patients or disabled persons
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beds having backrest, footrests or headrests with adjustable inclination
with adjustable inclination (A47C 20/08 takes precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Beds with independently-adjustable backrests, footrests or headrests.

FR2871670 US3277501

US6857689 WO2006135360

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with adjustable parts, e.g. backrest or footrest
Seating furniture convertible to beds
Beds with entire frame height or inclination adjustment
Beds with two or more rests adjustable simultaneously
Medical beds with adjustable mattress frame
Operating tables with adjustable sections
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Travelling or camp beds
Bedsteads head or foot boards
Detachable or loose supports for feet, legs, arms, back or head associated with beds
with means for adjusting two or more rests simultaneously
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Beds with simultaneously-adjustable backrests, footrests or headrest.

US7093312

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Beds with independently-adjustable backrests, footrests or headrests.
Medical beds with adjustable mattress frame
Operating tables with adjustable sections
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Medical beds divided in to different adjustable sections, e.g. Gatch position

Attachments or accessories for beds or mattresses not provided in other part of classification

Attachments for beds, e.g. sheet holders, bed-cover holders; Ventilating, cooling or heating means in connection with bedsteads or mattresses
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
Bed-tables
Bedside cabinets
Accessories for chairs
Drawers in or under beds
Combinations of bedsteads with other additional furniture or with accessories, e.g. with bedside cabinets or tables
Accessories of children's furniture
[N: Lighting, radio, telephone or the like connected to the bedstead]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Beds with electrical appliances, e.g. lighting, radio, telephone or etc.

WO2006081162

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with lightning, radio, telephone or etc.
Combination of lightening devices with hospital beds
Illuminated bed covers, counterpanes, travelling rugs, sleeping rugs or pillows
Bed covers, counterpanes, travelling rugs, sleeping rugs or pillows with sound equipment
[N: Oscillating, balancing or vibrating mechanisms connected to the bedstead (for children's beds A47D 9/02 )]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

DE202006006297U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Rocking chairs in general
Small beds for newborns or infants with rocking mechanisms
Children's rocking chairs
Swings in general
Medical beds for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns having alternately movable parts
Beds with massage means
Devices for rocking or oscillating perambulators
[N: Holders for loose bed elements, e.g.] sheet holders; bed cover holders
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Holders for loose bed elements, e.g. sheet holders, bed cover holders, for airing duvets or covers, pillow holders, mattress holders, holders for facilitating making a bed

[N: Sheet holders; Bed cover holders]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Children's beds with bed-cover holders preventing babies from throwing-off the bed cover
Bed-covers; Counterpanes; Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs; Sleeping bags; Pillows
Medical beds with bed-cloth supports to alleviate the weight of the body-cloth on the patient
[N:Pillow holders; Mattress holders]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

US3506988 DE29907771U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Spring mattresses with ridged frame, e.g. box springs
Stuffed or fluid mattress without a rigid frame for beds or sofas
Pillows
[N: Holders for facilitating making the bed]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

US2006075557 WO2003020082

Relationship between large subject matter areas
Medical beds with dispensers of disposable sheets
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beds with entire frame height or inclination adjustment
Devices for ventilating, cooling or heating
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Lying furniture having ventilating, cooling or heating means

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with ventilating, cooling or heating devices
Pillows with cooling or heating means
Heating or cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic treatment of the human body
Heating or ventilating devices for vehicle seats
Medical beds for preventing bed-sores with ventilating means
Mattress underlays [N: (mattress tickings or covers A47C 27/002)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mattress underlays are layers or inserts positioned between bed-frame/box- spring and the upper mattress to increase the upper mattress ventilation, firmness or protect from damage.

FR2624711

Devices for prevention against falling-out, e.g. detachable sidewalls (for children's beds A47D 7/00 )
Definition statement
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

GB2286115

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Children's beds
Small beds for newborns or infants
Children's play-pans
Restrain devices for children's beds
Side-rails for medical beds
Side bolsters for medical beds
Spring mattresses with rigid frame or forming part of the bedstead; Divan bases; [N: Slatted bed bases] (unframed spring units A47C 25/00; spring units forming part of stuffed mattresses A47C 27/00 )
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bedsteads
Stuffed or fluid mattress without a rigid frame for beds or sofas
Upholstery attaching means
Springs in general
Testing of furniture, e.g. seats or mattresses
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Bedstead
Bed frame having non-elastic support forming lowest part of the bed
Spring mattress with rigid frame
Mattress having a rigid frame and elastic elements fixed to the rigid frame. Such mattress can be positioned on top of the bedstead, e.g. box-springs or directly on the floor, e.g. divan or slatted bed bases
Stuffed or fluid mattress
Mattress without a rigid frame stuffed with fibrous material, foam, fluid or springs.Such mattress can be placed on top of bedstead, box-spring, or directly on the floor, e.g. futon.
[N: with separate support elements, e.g. elastomeric springs arranged in a two-dimensional matrix pattern]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

NL1021778C

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Spring mattress with rigid frame having springs of special type
[N: foldable or dismountable]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Foldable travelling or camp beds
Dismountable bedsteads
Folding bedsteads
[N: Edge stiffeners (for chair seats A47C7/34B1; for stuffed mattresses A47C 27/06)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

US2007011818

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with seat having compressed springs with edge reinforcement
A47C7/34B1
Stuffed or fluid mattresses without a rigid frame having ticking or covers with edge welts or rolls
Stuffed or fluid mattresses without a rigid frame having spring inlays with edge stiffeners
Edge welts for upholstery in general
using leaf springs, e.g. metal strips (wooden springs A47C 23/06)
Definition statement
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

WO2007049135

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with movable-coupled seat and backrest characterised by leaf spring
Chairs with elastically-mounted backrest or backrest-seat-unit in the base frame characterised by leaf springs
Chairs with tensioned springs, e.g. of flat type
Slatted wooden bed bases
Mattress with rigid frame using tensioned springs, e.g. flat type
using springs in compression, e.g. coiled
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

DE2536882 US5749108

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with seat parts having springs in compression, e.g. coil springs
Spring mattresses with rigid frame having combination of nets with springs in compression
Stuffed or fluid mattress without a rigid frame for beds or sofas with spring inlays
Upholstery attaching means
Making wire network, e.g. wire nets for spring mattresses
Mounting of mattress innersprings on border frames
Springs in general
using wooden springs, e.g. of slat type; [N: Slatted bed bases]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

DE202009005204U WO9917640

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Spring mattresses with rigid frame with leaf springs
Mattress with rigid frame using tensioned springs, e.g. flat type
using tensioned springs, e.g. flat type (A47C 23/02 takes precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

NL7302612 DE19913523 DE1237745

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with tensioned springs, e.g. of flat type
Spring mattresses with rigid frame with leaf springs
Slatted wooden bed bases
using combinations of springs covered by more than one of the groups A47C 23/04, A47C 23/06 and A47C 23/12; Frames therefor
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mattresses with rigid frame using combination of compressed springs, wooden springs and/or tensioned springs

FR1012674 GB511347

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with seats having combination of different springs
Unframed spring units
Stuffed or fluid mattresses specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas (arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor, A61G 7/057; ready-made upholstery pads in general B68G 5/00; making mattresses B68G 7/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stuffed or fluid mattress without a rigid frame for chairs, beds or sofas

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with detachable or loose seat cushions
Bedsteads
Mattresses with rigid frame, e.g. spring boxes
Upholstery attaching means
Sacks or packs convertible into beds or mattresses
Mattresses for children's beds
Show stands for furniture e.g. beds or mattresses
Medical beds with arrangement for preventing bed-sores or for supporting the patients with burns
Making wire network, e.g. wire nets for spring mattresses
Resilient upholstery pads in general
Manufacturing mattresses
Machines for sewing quilts or mattresses
Springs in general
Testing of furniture, e.g. seats or mattresses
Production of mattresses or cushion by moulding
L29C531/00
Production of upholstery by moulding
L29C601/00
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Bedstead
Bed frame having non-elastic support forming lowest part of the bed
Spring mattress with rigid frame
Mattress having a rigid frame and elastic elements fixed to the rigid frame. Such mattress can be positioned on top of the bedstead, e.g. box-springs or directly on the floor, e.g. divan or slatted bed bases
Stuffed or fluid mattress
Mattress without a rigid frame stuffed with fibrous material, foam, fluid or springs.Such mattress can be placed on top of bedstead, box-spring, or directly on the floor, e.g. futon.
[N: with several cushions, mattresses or the like, to be put together in one cover]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

WO2009048209

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Seating furniture convertible to bed with loose or connected by the fabric hinge cushions
Foamed mattresses with several layers
Medical beds with arrangements for preventing bed-sores having modules blocks, or inserts, with layer of different material
[N: Mattress tickings or covers (bed cover holders A47C 21/02; mattress hand-straps A47C 31/08; bed linen or counterpanes A47G 9/0238 )]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mattress tickings or cover forming integral part of the mattress

DE20309794U US1450102

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Beds with sheet holders or bed cover holders
Mattress hand straps
Loose or removable mattress covers
Bed Linen; Blankets, Counterpanes
Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs;
Sleeping bags
Medical beds with dispensers of disposable sheets
Devices for preventing wetting or pollution of the bed, e.g. absorbent protective pads
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Use of three-dimensional fabrics
Anti-mite, anti-allergen or anti-bacterial means
with spring inlays (A47C 27/20 takes precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mattresses without a rigid frame stuffed with springs e.g. helical springs

DE1232712 DE1429452 US4476595

US3920609 WO2004039215 GB704611

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs with seat parts having springs in compression, e.g. coil springs
Spring mattresses with rigid frame having springs in compression, e.g. coiled springs
Spring mattress with rigid frame having combination of nets with springs in compression
Foamed mattresses with springs moulded in, or situated in cavities or openings in foam materials
Upholstery attaching means
Manufacturing mattresses
Springs in general
[N: Pneumatic mattresses]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

US7150060

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Inflatable chairs
Chairs with lumbar support adjustable by fluid means
Beds with fluid means adjustable inclination
Spring mattresses with rigid frame with inflatable elements
Liquid mattresses
Fibrous mattresses with inflatable elements
Foam mattresses with inflatable bodies
Inflatable pillows
Bed covers, counterpanes, travelling rugs or sleeping rugs with inflatable means
Medical beds with arrangements for preventing the bed-sores having inflatable chambers
Vehicle seats with hydro-pneumatic adjustments of the shape
Devices for lowering persons from buildings by making use of jumping devices, e.g. jumping-mattresses
Tents or canopies with inflatable mattresses
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fluid mattress with means for connecting opposite sides of the mattress, e.g. internal ties or strips
Fluid mattress filled with elastic bodies, e.g. foam
Fluid mattress with plurality independently-fillable chambers
[N: Liquid mattresses, e.g. filled with water or gel]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

DE19542135

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Medical beds with arrangements for preventing the bed-sores having fluid like particles, e.g. sand, mud, seeds, gel, beads
Bed covers, counterpanes, travelling rugs or sleeping rugs with liquid means
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fluid mattress filled with elastic bodies, e.g. foam
Fluid mattress with plurality independently-fillable chambers
[N: Fluid-like particles mattresses, e.g. filled with beads]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mattresses or cushions filled with beans, balls, beads, granules, seeds, pellets, spheres, chips or other small particles

WO2009029806

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Medical beds with arrangements for preventing the bed-sores having fluid like particles, e.g. sand, mud, seeds, gel, beads
[N: with means for connecting opposite sides of the mattress, e.g. internal ties or strips]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

US818321

[N: Fluid mattresses filled with elastic bodies, e.g. foam]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Fluid mattresses filled with elastic bodies, e.g. foam or coil springs, forming additional suspension inside the mattress

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Fluid-like particles mattresses, e.g. filled with beads
Foam mattresses with inflatable bodies
with two or more independently-fillable chambers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

GB2392088

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Medical beds with arrangements for preventing the bed-sores having two groups of alternately inflated chambers
Vehicle seats with hydro-pneumatic adjustments of the shape
with fibrous inlays, e.g. made of wool, of cotton
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

GB735469 DE9113467U

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Mattresses with both fibrous and foamed inlays
Mattresses for children's beds
Finishing upholstery mainly composed of fibrous material
with foamed material inlays
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Chairs completely made of foam material
Chairs with seats having foamed material including in cushioning part
Stuffed mattresses for beds or sofas with spring inlays having foam material in top, bottom or side layers
Fluid mattress filled with elastic bodies, e.g. foam
Mattresses with both fibrous and foamed inlays
Mattresses for children's beds
Medical beds with arrangements for preventing the bed-sores having integral body-bearing projections or protuberances
Medical beds with arrangements for preventing the bed-sores having modules blocks, or inserts, with layers of different material
Medical beds with arrangements for preventing the bed-sores having cut-outs or depressions in order to relieve the pressure on the parts of the body
Resilient upholstery pads of cellular material, e.g. sponge rubber
Finishing upholstery mainly composed of resilient material, e.g. foam rubber
Production of mattresses or cushion by moulding
L29C531/00
Production of seats by moulding
L29C583/00
Production of upholstery by moulding
L29C601/00
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fluid-like particles mattresses, e.g. filled with beads
with both fibrous and foamed material inlays
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

DE8533414U

Relationship between large subject matter areas
Nets for protection against insects in connection with chairs or beds; (insect nets for animals A01K 13/00; insect nets as travelling equipment A45F 3/52); Bed canopies
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

GB1210201

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Insects nets for animals
Travelling or camp articles with nets affording protection against insects
Isolation chambers used for isolating individuals from external stimuli
Tents or canopies with inflatable mattresses
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Seating or laying furniture with anti-earthquake means
Children's beds
Details or accessories for chairs, beds, or the like, not provided for in other groups of this subclass, e.g. upholstery fasteners, mattress protectors, stretching devices for mattress nets
[N: Fireproof means]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

US2006048301

[N: Anti-earthquake means]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Isolation chambers used for isolating individuals from external stimuli
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bed canopies
[N:Magnets]
[N: Means for protecting against undesired influence, e.g. magnetic radiation or static electricity]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

WO0074461

[N: Use of aromatic materials, e.g. herbs]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating or laying furniture using aromatic materials, e.g. herbs

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bed-covers, counterpanes, travelling rugs, sleeping rugs, sleeping bags or pillows comprising deodorising or fragrance realising substance
[N: Use of three-dimensional fabrics]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Seating or laying furniture with three-dimensional fabric or spacer fabric

Upholstery attaching means (quilting, quilting means, fastening, fixing or finishing upholstery B68G 7/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Upholstery attaching means of seating or laying furniture not provide for in other part of the classification

GB693314 EP0372340 USRE27336

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Attachment of upholstery or fabric to frames of foldable chairs with inflexible seats
Attachment of upholstery or fabric to frames of foldable chairs with flexible coverings
Attachment of upholstery or fabric to frame of tubular metal chairs
Attachment of covering in vehicle seat
Making upholstery
Elements specially adapted for fastening, fixing, or finishing, in upholstery work
Mattress hand-straps
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

EP1741365

Loose [N: or removable] furniture covers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in ths group

US5007123 US4838610

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Removable or loose covers for chairs' headrests
Children's beds with bed-cover holders preventing babies from throwing-off the bed cover
Bed linen, blankets or counterpanes
Seat covering for cars
Removable protective covers for car seats
Means, e.g. measuring means for adapting chairs, beds or mattresses to the shape or weight of persons (body measuring means for clothing manufacture A41H 1/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

FR2777077 EP0792604

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Devices for taking measurements on the human body for manufacturing clothing
Measuring of the body profile for diagnostic purpose
Testing of furniture, e.g. seats or mattresses
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