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HOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT (book-ends A47B 5/00; knives B26B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

A47G relates to household or hotel equipment:

  • Distinguished from kitchen equipment (A47J), shop equipment (A47F) and bathroom equipment (A47K),
  • Not including furniture (A47B, C), cleaning equipment (A47L) and
  • Not including equipment otherwise provided for e.g. heating/cooling equipment F24/F25, building equipment E04F, games A63F, toys A63H, electrical equipment for example lighting devices F21V, electric heating equipment H05B, musical instruments G10 and radio/television/telephone sets H04.
Mirrors (as optical elements G02B 5/08) ; Picture frames or the like, {e.g. provided with heating, lighting or ventilating means}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
As optical elements
Mirrors used as equipment (hand, pocket, or shaving mirrors A45D 42/00; {optical viewing means for vehicles B60R 1/00} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mirrors for home use e.g. to comb hair or to dress, bathroom mirrors, decorative mirrors, etc.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Car mirrors
Shaving, portable, hand mirrors
Convex shop mirrors
Digital mirrors
Mirrors as optical element as such
Tiltable mirrors fixed to a cabinet
Picture frames (making from paper B31D)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
CD, DVD,VCR holders e.g. stands, cases, cabinets
Digital picture frames
Display frames for commercial use, outdoor use e.g. posters
Showcards, menu cards e.g. of carton
Postcards
Making Picture frames from paper
{Interconnected frames; Frame assemblies; Frames for two or more pictures}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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adjustable { (A47G 1/0644 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Using a tension wire for holding the members or corner pieces together
Photograph stands
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Selfstanding picture frames e.g. picture cubes

Stands for pictures combined with other articles, desk organisers

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stands for digital picture frames
Stands in general
Easels for blackboards
Book-rests
Devices for holding books open
Supports for desk-type calendars or diaries
Stands of hingedly (vertical axis) interconnected picture frames
{Supporting legs or feet}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

supports for frames e.g. separate supporting legs or feet for picture frames, cards or the like

easels as integral part of the picture frame

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Frames, holders or supports for showcards
{Pivotable legs}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Details of easel hinges

Legs, feet or flaps pivotably connected to the picture frame (easels)

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stands of hingedly (vertical axis) interconnected picture frames
Hinges
Devices for hanging or supporting pictures, mirrors, or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Devices for hanging or supporting articles alike pictures and mirrors but not blackboards, maps, drawings
  • Distance holders between picture and wall
  • Devices to be fixed e.g. nailed to a picture having a prong/nail for mounting to a (gypsum) wall
  • Carriers for pictures e.g. handles
  • Transport cases/frames for pictures or framed pictures, e.g. travelling crates/boxes
  • Devices for hanging paintings in a depot (US2002/0179802 A, -803 A
  • Protective covers for a suspended picture
  • Supports on which picture stands
  • Stand from which picture is suspended (DE89129344)

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Show hangers for carpets (or quilts) in the form of flat shaped samples
Wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards or the like
Devices for supporting maps, drawings or the like including means for preventing rolling-up
Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc
Supports or holders for show-cards (photos) using suspension clamps
Suspension devices for calendar blocks
Show hangers for pictures
Curtain suspension devices
Advertising boards and signs
Packaging containers
Adjustable means for suspending the supporting construction of (false) ceilings
Grips, hooks, or the like for hanging-up towels
Devices for fastening kitchen utensils to walls
Devices for fastening household utensils to walls
Hanging of cleaning tools
Storage means for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work, tools or instruments
Loops, hooks, cords for suspending single sausages
Mountings for producing special ornamental bodies for pictures; mountings of horns (hunting trophies) on plates
Thumb-tacks
Paper-clips
Devices for marking-out work (templates)
Bubble levels
Picture frames comprising bubble levels
Fastening devices for Christmas tree decorations
{ comprising a wall member cooperating with a corresponding picture member}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices comprising a member to be fixed to a wall or the like surface and a member to be fixed to a picture, the shape of each member is specially adapted to the shape of the other, e.g. a male and a female member, Velcro. "Specially adapted" is to be interpreted as differing from the conventional wall fasteners as nails, screws, etc. and the conventional picture fasteners as suspension cords, loops, eyes etc. The picture member might be an integral part of the picture (frame).

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/18 Picture suspension wire loops; suspension wire arrangements
  • A47G 1/162 Eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail
  • A47G 1/24 Appliances for adjusting picture inclination
  • F16B Screws, nails, eyes in general
  • G09F Hanging or supporting displays and signs
  • A47B 95/008 Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls
  • F16M 11/00 Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc.
  • A47K 1/08, 5/-00,10/-00 Devices for supporting bathroom accessories
  • B25H 3/00 Storage means for workshops
  • A47L 13/512 Clamping devices for hanging cleaning tools
{ and being adjustable}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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"Adjustable" refers to the devices, not the pictures, mirrors, or the like.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/24 Appliances for adjusting picture inclination
  • F16G 11/00 Means for fastening cables to objects in general
  • F16M 11/00 Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc
  • A47B 95/008 Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls
{ Picture members for connection to a conventional wall hook or nail}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Members to be fixed to a picture for connecting to a conventional wall fastener such as a nail, screw or the like. The member might be integrated in the picture (frame). A suspension cord and its arrangement on the back of a picture is not considered to be such a member. For example: picture loops made of stiff wire, eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal wire loops).

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/1666 Ring-shaped fastenings, metal wire loops for connecting a suspension cord to picture
  • A47G 1/18 Picture suspension cord loops; picture suspension cords; suspension cord arrangements
  • A47G 1/24 Appliances for adjusting picture inclination
  • A47B 95/008 Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls
  • B42D 5/046 Suspension devices for calendar blocks
{ and being adjustable}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

"Adjustable" refers to the picture member, not the picture.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/1666 Ring-shaped fastenings, metal wire loops for connecting a suspension cord to picture
  • A47G 1/18 Picture suspension cord loops; picture suspension cords; suspension cord arrangements
  • A47G 1/24 Appliances for adjusting picture inclination
  • A47B 95/008 Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls
{ Wall members for connection to a conventional picture}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Members not being a hook, to be fixed to a wall for connecting to a conventional picture fastener such as a suspension cord, eye bolt or the like, or to a canvas stretching frame.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/20 Picture hooks
  • A47G 1/162 Eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail
  • A47G 1/24 Appliances for adjusting picture inclination
  • F16B Devices for fastening in general: screws, bolts, hooks, eyes, nails, etc.
{ and being adjustable}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • "Adjustable" refers to the wall member, not the picture.
  • Overlap with the adjustable picture hooks A47G 1/202.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/202 Adjustable picture hooks
  • A47G 1/24 Appliances for adjusting picture inclination
  • F16B Devices for fastening in general: screws, bolts, hooks, eyes, nails, etc.
{for decorative plates}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Holders, supports or hangers for one decorative plate

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
For more than one plate
{ for connecting to a surface other than a flat wall, e.g. room corner, ceiling, window}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Devices for attaching a picture to any other surface than a flat wall, e.g. room corner, ceiling, cable, pole, door, window, window sill, window shutter, sleeping bed, grille, shelf, appliance (monitor), wall switch, (wood) panelled wall/ceiling, etc. but not a picture rail
  • Cable anchors for wall, ceiling, etc.
  • Cables tensioned along a wall
  • Cables between floor and ceiling

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/1686 Devices for fixing a picture to cable or pole hanging from a picture rail
  • F16M 11/00 Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc.
  • F16G 11/00 Means for fastening cables to objects in general
  • A47F 5/0823 Hooks for perforated boards/peg boards
  • A47G 1/20 Picture hooks for mounting to a brick wall or wall paper
  • A47G 25/0628 Clothes hooks for mounting to a brick wall
  • A47G 1/24 Adjustable mirror supports for dressing tables
{ for rotatably hanging or supporting}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for rotatably hanging or supporting a picture.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/24 Appliances for adjusting picture inclination, adjustable mirror supports for dressing tables
  • A47G 1/065 Interconnected frames; frames having an image on front and back side
  • A47G1/06(B) Rotatable picture frames
  • A47G 2001/0666 Frontloading picture frames
  • F16M 11/00 Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc.
  • G09F 7/00-, G09F 15/00- Advertising boards and signs
{ Devices for connecting a suspension wire to a picture}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Simple devices related to their attachment to the picture, not to the arrangement of the suspension wire.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/18 Picture suspension wire loops; suspension wire arrangements
  • A47G 1/162 Eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail
  • A47G 1/24 Appliances for adjusting picture inclination
  • A47G 1/0644 Picture frames using a tension wire for holding the members or corner pieces together
  • F16G 11/00 Means for fastening cables to objects in general
using adhesives, suction or magnetism { (A47G 1/168 takes precedence; suction cups for attaching purposes, equivalent means using adhesives F16B 47/00) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Pads or the like preventing displacement of hanging pictures, mirrors, or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Suction cups for attaching purposes, equivalent means using adhesives
Picture loops or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Picture suspension cords, chains
  • Arrangement of suspension cords on a picture
  • Adjustable suspension cords
  • Picture loops made of cord

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/162 Picture loops made of stiff wire; Eye bolts; Ring-shaped fastenings (metal wire loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail
  • A47G 1/1666 Devices for connecting a suspension cord to a picture
  • A47G 1/24 Appliances for adjusting picture inclination
  • A47G 1/0644 Picture frames using a tension wire for holding the members or corner pieces together
  • F16G 11/00 Means for fastening cables to objects in general
Picture hooks; X-hooks (plugs or hooks for general use F16B 13/00, F16B 45/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Picture hooks to be fixed to a wall

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/1686 Hooks to be attached to a picture rail or to a wire hanging from a picture rail
  • A47G 1/1633 Wall members for connection to a conventional picture or canvas frame
  • A47G 1/16 Devices to be fixed to a picture having a prong/nail for mounting to a (gypsum) wall
  • A47G 1/17 Picture hooks attachable by using adhesive, suction or magnetism
  • F16B 45/00 Hooks in general
  • A47G 25/0607 Clothes hooks
  • A47K 10/12 Hooks for hanging-up towels
  • A47B 97/00 Wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards, maps, drawings
  • A47L 13/51 Hanging of cleaning tools
  • B25H 3/00 Storage means for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work, tools or instruments
  • A22C 15/002 Hooks for suspending single sausages
  • A47F 5/0823 Hooks for perforated boards/peg boards
{ adjustable}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Adjustable picture hooks to be fixed to a wall

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/1686 Adjustable hooks to be attached to a picture rail or to a wire hanging from a picture rail
  • A47G 1/164 Adjustable wall members for connection to a conventional picture or canvas frame
  • A47B 97/00 Adjustable wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards, maps, drawings
{Devices for positioning picture hooks on a wall}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Devices for marking where to drill in the wall
  • Positioning devices for temporarily holding a picture in front of a wall
  • Templates

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
with clamping action (in general F16B 2/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for hanging or supporting articles alike pictures and mirrors but not blackboards, maps, drawings

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • F16B 2/00 Hooks with clamping action in general
  • B42F 15/066 Suspended filing appliances for hanging a single large drawing or the like e.g. with self-locking means
  • A47F 7/163 Show hangers for carpets, wall paper, textile materials in the form of flat shaped samples
  • G09F 1/103 Supports or holders for show-cards (photos) using suspension clamps
  • A47K 10/12 Grips, hooks, or the like for hanging-up towels
  • A47L 13/512 Clamping devices for hanging cleaning tools
  • B25H 3/00 Storage means for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work, tools or instruments
  • B42F 1/02 Paper-clips
  • D06F 55/00 Clothes-pegs
  • A47G 29/083 Devices for suspending handbags from tables, chairs or the like
{ Mirror clamps}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

All kinds of clamps for fixing a mirror or alike frameless panel to a wall. Clamp parts might fix a mirror in any direction (e.g. top to bottom, front to back, both) with or without a compressing force (pressing or holding).

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A47G 1/1646 Devices for hanging or supporting decorative plates
  • A47G 1/0638 Frameless picture holders
  • A47F 3/12Clamps for glass plates of show cases
  • G09F 1/103 Supports or holders for show-cards (photos) using suspension clamps
Appliances for adjusting pictures, mirrors, or the like, into a desired position, especially inclined { (A47G 1/1646 to A47G 1/22 take precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Appliances to support or suspend a picture or a mirror at different positions, rather than to adjust to a single position
  • Appliances for the suspension at different inclinations of a picture or a mirror
  • Appliances for the suspension at different heights of a picture or mirror
  • Appliances for the suspension at different distances to the wall (depths) of a picture or a mirror
  • Dressing tables, bathroom cabinets or the like provided with a mirror which position is adjustable (tilt, height, depth). Mirror supports therefor.
  • Movable standing mirrors, mirror stands

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • B60R 1/00 Adjustable rear view mirrors
  • F16M 13/00 Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles
  • F16M 11/00 Stands or trestles as support for apparatus or articles placed thereon
  • G02B 7/1824 Mountings, adjusting means for mirrors as optical elements comprising means for manually aligning the optical axis
  • A47B 67/005 Mirror cabinets; Dressing tables
Special rules of classification within this subclass/group

A47G 1/1646 to A47G 1/22 take precedence.

Removable ornamental heads for nails, screws, or the like (specially-shaped, non-removable heads for nails F16B 15/02, for screws F16B 23/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Specially-shaped, non-removable heads for nails
For screws
Cap nuts, nut caps or bolt caps
Screens (shutters closing an opening E06B 9/02; fly-screens E06B 9/52) ; Draught-deflectors
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Paravents

Screens between hospital beds

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Movable room/office partitions
Beach sun screens
Traffic accident screens
Screens for windows e.g. roller blinds
Heat reflecting screens for radiators
Shutters closing an opening
Fly-screens
Roll-up screens
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Flower holders or the like
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Packaging flower pots
Flower packages
Neighbouring field for industrial use
for home use
Devices for supporting flower-pots or cut flowers (flower-pots, holders for flower-pots in greenhouses A01G)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Flower-pots, holders for flower-pots in greenhouses
Flower tables; Stands or hangers, e.g. baskets, for flowers (stands for use during growing of flowers A01G; flower holders worn on garments A45F 5/08)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Stands for use during growing of flowers
Flower holders worn on garments
{Flower tables or stands}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stands with wheels also

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{Hanging flower-pot holders, e.g. mounted on walls, balcony fences or the like (on windows or doors A47H 27/00) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Hanging flower boxes for balcony fences are borderline with A01G 9/00, if the plant is directly in the box then A01G, if a flower pot is in the box then here, if in doubt then here and eventually A01G, most are here.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
On windows or doors
Flower vases
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Guiding means for flowers in vases, e.g. perforated covers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{made of flexible sheets of non-resilient material}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Bed-covers; Counterpanes; Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs; Sleeping bags; Pillows { (loose filling materials for bedding B68G 1/00) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Discharging static electricity
Shields against electric or magnetic fields
Loose filling materials for bedding
Towels and towel racks
Mattrass protectors, anti-bedwetting covers, draw sheets, alèse
Mattrass tickings and mattrass covers
Drying cloths for dishes
Fire blankets
Horse blankets
Swaddling cloths or blankets for babies
When sleeping bag like also
{comprising deodorising, fragrance releasing, therapeutic or disinfecting substances}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Bed linen; Blankets; Counterpanes (sheets specially adapted for use as or with stretchers for patients or invalids A61G 1/01)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Combinations of sheets, blankets/quilts, pillow covers, etc. using more than one item e.g. 'garniture de lit', 'ensemble de literie', combination of pillow cover and sheet, combination of upper and lower sheet, etc.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sheets specially adapted for use as or with stretchers for patients or invalids
{Blankets; Duvets}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fillings for duvets
{with cooling or heating means (electric blankets H05B 3/34) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Electric blankets
{Blankets}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Heat insulating sleeping covers for a bed, not stuffed.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beach blankets
Patient transfer blankets
Fire fighting blankets
Horse blankets
Medical heating or cooling blankets
Patient restraining blankets
Stuffed blankets
{Bed linen}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sheets specially adapted for use with stretchers for patients
{Fitted sheets (loose furniture covers A47C 31/10) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Loose furniture covers
{Counterpanes}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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{ Bed skirts, valances or dust ruffles (A47G 9/0284 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Counterpanes
with fastening strips (haberdashery in general A44B)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Restraining blankets or jackets for attaching a patient's body to a bed
Haberdashery in general
Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{for covering the ground, e.g. picnic or beach blankets}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Travelling rugs, - mats, - blankets, - towels for covering the ground, e.g. beach towels, picnic blankets

aspects thereof e.g. insulating from ground, water repellency, comprising sunshade, windscreen, pillow, carrying bag, reflecting surface, means to prevent blowing away, etc.

1.1.1.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Playmats for children
Playmates for adults
Lounge chair covers
Seat like supports for on the beach
A47C9/10B
Rugs for wet indoor spaces
Beach bags, carriers for rolled towels
Chair cushions
Towels
Covering cloths for drying concrete
Blanket-pillow combinations
Sleeping bags with pillow
Pegs for fixing beach towel to the sand
Reflecting radiation therapy for bronzage
A61N5/06C4F
Picnic table covers
Sleeping bags
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • sleeping bags for use on a bed (indoor) e.g. for fixing a patient to the bed (see also A61F 5/3776; for fixing a child -A47G 9/083),
  • thin, low insulation sleeping bags,
  • upper- lower sheet combinations eventually with pillow slip for use on a hotel bed for hygienic reasons (see also -A47G 9/02),
  • sleeping bags for use on a sofa, in train couchette,
  • foot bags.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Arrangement of insulating layers of duvets or sleeping bags
Loose filling materials
For perambulators
Mattresses for sleeping bags
upper- lower sheet combinations eventually with pillow slip for general use
sleeping bag liners
{ for babies and infants}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • bunting bags with shoulder straps (trappelzak, Strampelsack
  • play mat and sleeping bag combinations, e.g. with stowing pocket (pillow slip) and/or carrying straps,
  • length adjustable sleeping bags,
  • sleeping bags with funny design, e.g. animal, chess board, dolls for storing, book, - sleeping bags fixable to the bed.
  • sleeping bags fixable to the bed.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A41B 13/06 slip-in bags, swaddling clothes. Contains many bunting bags (serious overlap);
  • A47D 15/008 restraining devices, e.g. body harnesses, for children in beds;
  • A61F 5/3784 idem for (adult) patients.
{ for outdoor sleeping}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

sleeping bags for travelling or camping, e.g.:

  • mummy bags,
  • twin sleeping bags,
  • rescue (body) bags,
  • variable insulation sleeping bags,
  • sleeping bags including a (air) mattress,
  • length/width adjustable sleeping bags,
  • disposable (paper) sleeping bags,
  • sleeping bags convertible to clothing,
  • sleeping bag for a dog (US 3 842 454 A);

details concerning insulating materials, cold bridge prevention, etc.;

accessories for sleeping bags, for example:

  • devices for stowing or rolling up,
  • sheet liners,
  • hoods, roofs, hammocks.
References relevant to classification in this subclass/group
This subclass/group does not cover:

sleeping bags for babies and infants A47G 9/083.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • A45F Travelling or camp equipment,
  • A45F 4/08 Sacks or packs convertible into sleeping bags,
  • A45F 3/22 Hammocks,
  • A61F 7/02 Poultices for effecting heating (apparently including victim rescue bags)
  • A61G 1/01 Sheets for use with stretchers (apparently including victim rescue bags),
  • A61G 17/06 Sacks for corpses,
  • A47C27/-00 Mattresses,
  • A47G 9/083 takes precedence.
Pillows (pillow holders A47C 21/00, {A47C 21/026} ; specially adapted for preventing snoring A61F 5/56)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Pillows for sleeping while laying rather than sitting

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Loose filling materials for pillows
Nonwoven filling
Pillows for sleeping while seated, e.g. croissant shaped travel pillows
Pillows specially adapted for preventing snoring
Body supports
Body supports for patients
Side bolsters for beds
Packaging of pillows
Pillow holders
Beach blankets with pillow
Head supports for operating or dental chairs
Head supports in bathtub
Head supports for hairdressing
Head supports for beds
Head supports with loudspeaker
Head supports specially adapted for nursing beds
Cushions for sitting
Cushions in cars
Cushions for head support in chairs
Cushions for babies
Cushions with sun/wind screen
{Rigid frame constructions}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{Details of inflatable pillows}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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{with cooling or heating means}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{shaped as, combined with, or convertible into other articles, e.g. dolls, sound equipments, bags or the like}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Table linen { (picnic blankets A47G 9/06; placemats A47G 23/0303) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Picnic blankets
Placemats
Table service
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Table service made from special material (biodegradable, edible, porcelaine), with special coatings or produced via a particular process
  • Cake stands/shields, candle holders for cakes not in the form of covers
  • "kits" containing complete sets of all feeding accessories
  • Food or beverage fanning devices
  • Open dish covers for stacking multiple dishes with food

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for shellfish
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Table service for shellfish

  • For presenting shrimps, oysters or the like in a cooled environment
  • For eating mussels or other shellfish in a sauce and having easy access to the sauce
Plates, dishes or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Plates adapted for particular types of food (pasta, cerial, seafood, popcorn, snails, soup, etc.
  • Plates with suction cups or other anti-slip features
  • (Cearmic) plates with means to avoid breaking
  • Stacking features to avoid damages due to scratches
  • Plates with food stabilising means
  • Plates with means to avoid insect entering the plate
  • Collapsible plates
  • Plates with anti-spill features
  • Plates with means for separating liquid and solid foodstuff

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{Plates comprising indications for dividing cakes or the like into parts of equal size (apparatus for cutting pies or the like into equal segments B26D 3/245) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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

Cutting or slicing machines or devices specially adapted for baked articles other than bread A21C 15/04

{with means for amusing or giving information to the user}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Displaying dietary information
  • Providing sound, illumination or images
  • With means to entertain or reward children while eating
  • With exchangeable images or information
  • With electronically readable data carrier

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  • Foldable carton-boxes simulating, or transformable into, a special configuration, e.g. a car, a house, an animal B65D 81/368
  • Adverticing combined with tableware G09F 23/08
  • Processes for producing special ornamental bodies B44C 5/005
  • Weighing apparatus G01G 19/00
  • Toys A63H
  • Games A63F
{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

"hot plates" with chamber for heat storing liquid or solid material

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  • Containers with thermal insulation B65D 81/38
  • Portable cooling devices using ice F25D 3/08
  • Cooking vessels using heat storage elements A47J 36/24
  • Heat storage apparatus in general using latent heat F28D 20/02
  • Materials releasing or absorbing heat during crystalisation C09K 5/063
  • Table service with heating, cooling or heat insulation A47G19/00&C (FI)
for using only once, e.g. made of paper
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Plates or dishes having multiple strippable face layers or replaceable plates
  • Plates or dishes made from ice, dough or other edible material

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Plates with detachable waste receptacles
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Detachable receptacles for holding condiments, sauces or other additional food items on a plate
  • Detachable waste receptacles

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Plates with integral holders for spoons, glasses, or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Plates with detachable cutlery
  • Cocktail or party trays for easily holding food and drink with one hand

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{with thumb holes, handles or the like enabling the user to support the plate from below}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Plates with thumb holes, handles or the like positioned below the tray facilitating carrying
  • Plate and glass assemblies, where the glass is used as a handle for carrying

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Trays or like shallow containers B65D 1/34
  • Plate-holders A47G 19/08
  • Serving trays with thumb holes, handles or the like positioned below the tray facilitating carrying the tray with one hand A47G 23/0625
Plate-holders (holders for kitchen pots A47J 45/10)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Devices for carrying or holding one or more plates
  • Holder for (hot) containers such as casseroles and the like
  • Stands for supporting one or more plates on a table

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for securing plates to the table
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Plates fixed on a table by suction cups, magnets, adhesive, clamps, straps or the like.

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Vessels or pots for table use
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Lids or strainers for use in pitchers
  • Means for fixing spouts or handles to pitchers
  • Pitchers with means for mixing content
  • Pitchers with means for separating different liquids
  • Pitchers with level indicators

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the lid comprising a compartment for holding sugar, cream or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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{with means for keeping liquid cool or hot (vacuum bottles A47J 41/02) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Pitchers with cooling/heating elements
  • Thermally insulated, double walled pitchers

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
for holding and dispensing a plurality of different liquids
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Multi chambered vessels (tea or coffee pots, drinking cups)

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Coffee or tea pots (filters, strainers A47J 31/06)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Pots specially adapted for use with a coffee or tea brewing machine
  • Teapot with arrangements for holding tea leaves inside the pot
  • Coffee or teapots with means for reducing oxidation and evaporation
  • Stirring apparatus fittable into coffee or teapots
  • Pots for simultaneous pouring of more than one liquid, for example tea and milk

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Apparatus in which ground coffee or tea-leaves are immersed in the hot liquid in the beverage container A47J 31/18
  • Coffee-making machines with removable coffe filter, to be placed on top of the coffee pot A47J 31/02
  • Coffee or tea-making apparatus with filters placed in or behind pouring spouts A47J 31/14
  • Water-boiling vessels (kettles) A47J 27/21
  • Water boiling vessels in beverage making machines A47J 31/54
  • Lids, covers or knobs for beverage making apparatus A47J 31/4407
{Drip catchers for coffee or tea pots}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Anti-dripping pouring spout constructions
  • Loose or loosely-attached drip catchers for coffee or teapots
  • Similar devices for/in drinking cups

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Pouring-spouts for cooking vessels A47J 36/14
  • Drip catchers or drip-preventing means for bottles or jars B65D 23/06
  • Closures with drip catchers or drip-preventing means B65D 47/40
  • Cooking utensils with channels collecting overflowing liquid A47J 27/58
  • Closures with pouring spouts B65D 47/06
  • Antidrip nozzles, spouts or pouring devices 222/571 (UC)
  • Drip leakage or waste catching 222/108 (UC)
Tea infusers, e.g. infusing bags, egg-shaped infuses (for using only once, e.g. made of paper, B65B, B65D)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Strainers suspended inside tea or coffee pots
  • Tea/coffee bags/filters for use more than once
  • Clamps or other non-integral arrangements to fix tea bags in pots or cups
  • Tea strainers in the shape of an "egg", spoon or clamp

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Tea bags for using only once B65D 85/808
  • Immersible, e.g. rotatable, filters in coffee or tea apparatus A47J 31/20
  • Filters or strainers for coffee or tea makers suspended from the top of the beverage container A47J 31/0636
  • Spoons comprising beverage additives A47G21/04D
  • Tea bag squeezers A47G 21/106
  • Drinking straws with means for changing the flavour of the liquid A47G 21/183
  • Drinking cups with integral tea bag holding means A47G 19/22
  • For using only once, e.g. made of paper, B65B, B65D
Containers for delivering jam, mustard, or the like (soap deliverers A47K 5/06)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Anti-clogging structures for containers
  • The liquid being dispensed by gravity (opening a valve) or by pouring
  • Containers specially adapted for jam, mustard, honey, ketchup or other high viscosity liquid foodstuff

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

Kitchen containers with dispensing devices A47J 47/01

Racks for dispensing merchandise from the bottom A47F 1/08

Closures with discharging devices B65D 47/00

Separate pouring-spouts for cooking vessels A47J 36/14

Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents B65D 83/00

Apparatus dispensing a predetermined volume of fluid or fluent solid material G01F 11/00

Soap deliverers A47K 5/06

{by applying external pressure, i.e. by pumping or squeezing}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Containers with various types of pumps
  • Squeezable containers

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Hand-held pumping apparatus, using the muscular energy of the operator B05B 11/00

Handtools for discharging contents B05C 17/005

Containers with special means for dispensing contents B65D 83/00

Devices for transferring liquids from bulk storage container by manually operable pumping apparatus B67D 7/0205

Apparatus for decorating sweetmeats or confectionery A23G 3/28

{combined with a spreading implement}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Containers with integral or attachable supports or wipers for a spreading element
  • Spreading implements attached to the lid of the container

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Lids or covers provided with eating utensils B65D 51/242
  • Holders for table utensils attachable to plates, jars or the like A47G 21/145
  • Internal fittings of rigid or semi-rigid containers B65D 25/02
  • Details of bottles or jars not otherwise provided for B65D 23/00
  • Holders for spoons or the like attached to cooking pots A47J 43/287
  • Closures combined with brushes or rods for applying or stirring contents B65D 51/32
  • Containers enclosing articles (spoons, forks, spatulas, drinking straws) B65D 77/24
  • Brush holders (for/in paint cans) B44D 3/12
Tea or coffee pot cosies
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Insulating hoods or jackets for pitchers, coffee pots or tea pots

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Insulating sleeves or jackets for cans, bottles, barrels, etc B65D 81/3876

Protective covers for feeding-bottles A61J 9/08

Protective covers for food containers A47G 19/26

Drinking vessels or saucers used for table service (glass or drinking-vessel underlays A47G 23/03; {cups as travelling or camp articles A45F 3/16; collapsible cups A45F 3/20; cups made of plastics B65D 1/265, made of paper B65D 3/06; measuring cups G01F 9/00} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Mechanisms for supporting on or submerging foodstuff into a drink (teabags, cookies, feuerzangenbowle, creamer, etc.)
  • Details of handles
  • Glass frosting devices
  • Detachable covers/lids

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

Non-integral handles for (disposable) cups A47G 23/0216

Disposable drinking cups B65D 1/265

Cups for taking medicines A61J 7/0046

Advertising on tableware G09F 23/08

Handles for hollow-ware A47J 45/06

Detachable handle for hollow-ware A47J 45/07

Heat insulating handles for hollow-ware A47J 45/08

Collapsible travel cups A45F 3/20

Teabags or the like with features facilitating their manipulation or suspension B65D 85/812

Containers for two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use B65D 81/32

External fittings for containers B65D 85/20 and B65D 85/22

Glass or drinking-vessel underlays A47G 23/03

Cups as travelling or camp articles A45F 3/16

Collapsible cups A45F 3/20

Made of paper B65D 3/06

Measuring cups G01F 9/00

{Drinking glasses or vessels (A47G 19/23 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Tasting glasses
  • Sealed, pre-filled (wine) glasses
  • Drinking vessels with pivotable lids/covers
  • Drinking vessels with mixing/stirring means
  • Splash/spill proof cups/glasses
  • Dual/multiple compartment vessels for multiple liquids, to be mixed during drinking or to be consumed separately
  • Vessels with integral compartments for holding additional items (for example foodstuff to be consumed together with the liquid)
  • Vessels with specially shaped bottoms, which can only rest in corresponding supports
  • Glasses snapping onto other articles e.g. bottles
  • Bottles convertible into glasses
  • Glasses with reinforcements to avoid breaking
  • Glasses for administering medicine (swallowing pills or the like)
  • Sets of glasses for (simultaneous) use by couples or groups

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{Lip- or moustache-protecting devices for drinking glasses; Strainers set in a movable or fixed manner in the glasses}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Strainers to retain ice cubes or the like in glasses
  • Anti spiking covers for drinking glasses
  • Anti splash devices to be mounted on or in drinking glasses
  • Net covers preventing entry of insects

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Separable nozzles or spouts for containers B65D 25/48
  • Removable lids or covers B65D 43/02
  • Internal fittings fot containers B65D 25/02
  • Splash or ice guards for pitchers A47G 19/12
  • Closures with pouring spouts B65D 47/06
  • Closures not otherwise provided for B65D 51/00
  • Splatter shield or deflector 220/731 (UC)
  • Mustache guard D7/396.3 (UC)
  • Internal anti-splash or anti-spill device 220/719 (UC)
{Sanitary lip guards mounted on the rim (A47G 19/2266 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Separate nozzles or spouts for containers B65D 25/48
  • Means for facilitating drinking, e.g. for infants or invalids A47G 19/2266
  • Sanitary lip guards 220/716 (UC)
  • Mustache guards D7/396.3 (UC)
{Straw holders therefor}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Straw holders in the form of clips, clamps, (partial) covers, etc.
  • Some straw holders for bottles, cans, etc. as well

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  • Holders or carriers for hand articles A47F 5/00
  • Drinking straws incorporated during the filling of containers B65D 77/28(C)
{with means for amusing or giving information to the user (A47G 23/16 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Drinking vessels combined with toys or games
  • Drinking vessels with (exchangeable) commercial, decorative or informative inserts
  • Drinking vessels for couples
  • Drinking vessels with mainly decorative aspects
  • Drinking vessels with:
  • Illumination
  • Sound
  • Thermometers
  • Liquid level indicators
  • Timers
  • Transmitters
  • Identification means

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{related to the evolution of bubbles in carbonated beverages}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Drinking glasses treated to induce bubble formation on part of the bottom or side of the glass
  • Drinking glasses with means for injecting air into the drink

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Details of bottles or jars not otherwise provided for B65D 23/00
  • Containers with means specially adapted for effervescing the liquids, e.g. for forming bubbles or beer head B65D 85/73
  • Packages with special means for effervescing the content, e.g. for forming bubbles B65D 25/02
  • Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting, boring B23K 26/00
  • Printing on glass or ceramic surfaces B41M 1/34
  • Surface treatment of glass by etching C03C 15/00
  • Surface treatment of glass by sand-blasting, grinding or the like C03C 19/00
  • Other drinkiing vessels A47G19/22&Z (FI)
with illumination means
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Drinking vessels comprising various types of illumination

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with sound emitting means
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Drinking vessels comprising various means for producing sound

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Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Drinking vessels comprising temperature indicating means

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{Details related to the connection between the liquid containing part and the supporting part}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Bottles convertible into drinking cups
  • Fixing the liquid containing part of the supporting part by:
  • Snap-fit
  • Screwing
  • Press fit
  • Gluing
  • Cementing

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  • Containers adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents B65D 81/36
  • Flower vases A47G 7/06
  • Container closures being specifically formed for supporting the container B65D 51/249
  • Re-forming shaped glass C03B 23/00
  • Joining pieces of glass to pieces of (other) inorganic material C03C 27/00
  • Containers having bodies formed by interconnecting or uniting two or more rigid components made wholly or mainly of plastics B65D 11/00
  • Processes for producing special ornamental bodies B44C 5/00
{with integral means to prevent the glass from slipping or tipping-over (non-integral means A47G 23/0216) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Glasses with specially wide or heavy base
  • Glasses having magnets, suction elements, ground anchors, non-slip elements, etc at the base

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{Means for facilitating drinking, e.g. for infants or invalids}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Drinking vessels shaped to reduce neck movement during drinking
  • Drinking vessels limiting the amount that can be drunk at one time
  • Drinking vessels with non-integral "bottle neck" extensions
  • Drinking vessels for multiple users
  • Sportsflasks not otherwise provided for
  • using drinking starws/tubes to withdraw the liquid
  • with bite valves

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{from drinking glasses or cups comprising lids or covers}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Training cups for children, i.e. the lid or cover comprising a spout or the like
  • Drinking vessels comprising removable, nin-disposable lids or covers, provided with valves or other means to minimise spilling when, for example, tipped over
  • Drinking vessels with drink-through lids of the non-disposable type

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{Saucers}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Cup and matching saucer sets
  • Saucers with anti-drip features
  • Saucers with means for keeping spoons in place
  • Saucers with means for stabilising the cup (complementary shapes, magnets, suction cups, etc)
  • Saucers with means for presenting bills or receiving change

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{with means for keeping liquid cool or hot}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Double walled, insulating glasses
  • Glasses having cooling/heating elements (phase changing elements, liquids, etc) incorporated
  • Glasses with integral elements (not handles) to avoid scolding hands
  • Glasses with dry ice or ice cubes arranged so as not to dilute the drink
  • Glasses or cups with active heating or cooling
  • Glasses made from ice

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  • Containers with thermal insulation B65D 81/38 (drinking cups B65D 81/3865)
  • Portable cooling devices using ice F25D 3/08
  • Drinking cups with heating means A47J 36/2444
  • Thermally-insulated vessels A47J 41/00
  • Heat storage apparatus in general using latent heat F28D 20/02
  • Materials releasing or absorbing heat during crystalisation C09K 5/063
  • Containers providing specific environment for contents, e.g. temperature above or below ambient B65D 81/18
  • Moulds for producing ice F25C 1/22
  • Drinking vessels with heating, cooling or heat insulation A47G19/22&C (FI)
  • Drinking vessels having means for maintaining contents hot or cold 220/592.17 (UC)
  • Cooled, portable drinking container 62/457.3 (UC)
Self-righting drinking vessels, e.g. with means generating a moment to stay upright
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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of stackable type
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Complete sets of stackable crockery or dishware
  • Stacking features stabilising stacked crockery or dishware
  • Stacking features reducing scratches on main visible surfaces of dishware
  • Modular sets of crockery or dishware

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  • Disposable drinking cups B65D 1/265
  • Flower vases A47G 7/06
  • Collapsible or stackable cups A45F 3/20
  • Separate stacking elements for plates or dishes filled with food A47G 19/00
  • Nestable or stackable containers B65D 21/02
  • Table service characterized by stacking A47G19/00&H (FI) and A47G19/02&F (FI)
  • Stacking 3B001/CC22 (FT)
Shakers for salt, pepper, sugar, or the like { (closures comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge B65D 47/20) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Salt, pepper or sugar shakers without portioning of content
  • Anti-clogging devices (balls/weights to be shaken, piercers or swipers for openings, hygroscopic materials, heating, vibrators, etc.)
  • Shakers combined with other articles (cutlery, egg cups, napkin holders, figurines, illumination, etc.)
  • Salt & pepper sets

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  • Containers for dispensing powdered or granular material B65D 83/06
  • Closures with means for filling and discharging B65D 47/00
  • Closed containers with dispensing devices for granulated foodstuffs A47J 47/01
  • Spice mills A47J 42/00
  • Kitchen sifters for flour or the like A47J 43/22
  • Closures provided with means for facilitating lifting or suspending of the container B65D 51/242
  • Food containers dispensing a certain quantity of powdered or granulated foodstuffs, e.g. sugar A47G 19/34
  • Stands, or holders for kitchen articles A47J 47/16
Butter or cheese dishes or covers, with or without cooling or heating devices; Protective covers for food containers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Heated/cooled covers/plates for cheese, butter, or the like
  • Butter heaters/softeners
  • Butter dispensers/distributers
  • Ventilated food covers (with anti-odor features)
  • Humidified food covers
  • Collapsible food covers
  • Mechanisms for (automatically) lifting food covers or parts thereof
  • Features for maintaining the cover closed (for example during transport)
  • Cake covers (possibly with candle holders)
  • Dish covers for stacking multiple dishes filled with food

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{Food-savers, i.e. devices for covering the exposed parts of food items that have been partially consumed}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for covering the exposed parts of partially consumed

  • sausages
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • cakes
  • bread
  • etc.

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Egg-cups; Openers for boiled eggs (egg-openers as domestic appliances A47J 43/14)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • With means for cutting or cracking the shell of boiled eggs
  • Collapsible egg cups
  • Egg shelling device for boiled eggs
  • Egg cups with means for fixing to another surface (table, dish, etc.)
  • Egg protectors, e.g. for transporting eggs
  • Egg cups combined with other articles (sale and pepper sets, tea spoon, etc.)

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  • Devices or machines for opening raw eggs or separating the contents thereof A47J 43/14
  • Grasping devices for eggs; Supporting devices for eggs during boiling A47J 29/06 (Egg-cookers A47J 29/00)
  • Containers adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents B65D 81/36
  • Containers for articles sensitive to damage by shock or pressure, specifically eggs B65D 85/32
{Means for keeping the eggs cold or hot}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Egg cups with heating features
  • Thermall insulated, double walled egg cups

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Other containers or devices used as table equipment { (used as kitchen equipment A47J 47/02) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Dishes or supports suitable for particular types of foodstuff (taco shells, popcorn, nuts, pickles, olives, shell fish (citrus) fruit, food on sticks/skewers, etc.)
  • Non-spill food/snack dishes
  • Dishes with means for lifting preservedfoodstuff out of liquid in which they are kept
  • (collapsible) Stands for plates or dishes
  • Supports (turntables) for decorating cakes
  • Table trash receptacles

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  • Closed kitchen containers for foodstuffs A47J 47/02
  • Rigid containers having false bottoms provided with passages for draining and receiving liquids B65D 81/262
  • Containers or packages provided with a piston or movable bottom being pulled upwards to dispense the contents B65D 83/005
  • Nestable, stackable, or joinable containers B65D 21/00
{Corn cob holders; Butter spreading devices therefor}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Corn cob holders
  • Devices for spreading butter on corn cobs
  • Dishes for corn on the cob

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  • Tongs; Devices for picking, holding or rotating food A47J 43/283
  • Apparatus for spreading butter on other food items A47J 9/001
  • Coated/coating of foodstuffs with edible coatings A23L 1/00
  • Tools for buttering ear corn 401/12 (UC)
  • Ear-corn holders 294/5 (UC)
  • Hand operated butter applicators D7/670 (UC)
Taco stands
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Stands for supporting one or more taco shells for example while filling

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Food containers with dispensing devices for bread, rolls, sugar, or the like; Food containers with movable covers (used as shop fittings A47F)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Food containers for storing and dispensing

  • Bread (sliced)
  • ice cubes
  • sugar (cubes)
  • butter
  • cheese
  • nuts
  • breakfast cereals

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dispensing a certain quantity of powdered or granulated foodstuffs, e.g. sugar
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Food containers dispensing a certain quantity of sugar, coffee, cereals or similar powdered or granulated foodstuffs

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Kitchen containers with dispensing devices A47J 47/01
  • Racks for dispensing granulated or powdered merchandise A47F 1/03
  • Containers or packages with special means for dispensing powdered or granular material B65D 83/06
  • Apparatus dispensing a predetermined volume of fluid or fluent solid material G01F 11/00
  • Powder dosing devices for beverage-making apparatus A47J 31/40
  • Dispensers for powdered soap A47K 5/10
Table-ware (crumb trays A47L 13/52; table knives B26B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Stirrers for drinks
  • Devices for making layered drinks
  • Table-ware characterised by the material
  • Complete dinnerware sets
  • Table-ware sets for monitoring eating patterns
  • Illuminated cutlery
  • Combined teething and feeding apparatus for infants
  • Childrens cutlery with fixing straps
  • Eating "caps" to put one or more finger(s)
  • "Animated" cutlery for children
  • Shields for eating citrus fruits

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{Holders or wrappers as eating aids for fast food, e.g. hamburgers}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Wrappers or holders for fast-food, sanwiches etc. helping to avoid soiling hands and clothes while eating
  • Wrappers or holders gradually exposing only bite-sized portions while eating

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  • Rectangular wrappers or flexible covers B65D 65/10
  • Containers, packaging elements or packages specially adapted for particular articles or materials B65D 85/00
  • Packages comprising articles or materials partially or wholly enclosed in folded wrappers B65D 75/00
  • Burger containers e.g. cartons of polygonal cross-section, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper B65D 5/00
  • Table napkins A47G 11/001
  • Food tongs A47G 21/10
collapsible
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Various types of collapsible forks or spoons

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{ Table-ware comprising food additives to be used with foodstuff (spoon-like infusers A47G 19/16; drinking straws A47G 21/183) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Cutlery containing additives (milk, sugar, spices, etc.)
  • Cutlery with soluble parts

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{Devices for spreading butter (for corn cob holders A47G 19/303; Apparatus or utensils for shaping butter or the like A47J 9/00) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Table-ware for spreading and/or softening butter

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Informative references
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  • Other culinary hand implements A47J 43/28
  • Apparatus for spreading granular material on, or sweeping or coating the surface of baked articles A21C 15/002
  • Miscellaneous kitchen containers with dispensing devices A47J 47/01
  • Containers for delivering jam, mustard, or the like A47G 19/18
  • Corn cob holders A47G 19/303
  • Apparatus or utensils for shaping butter or the like A47J 9/00
{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Utensil (spoons, stirrers, etc.) for cooling drinks
  • Heated utensils for softening/warming foodstuff
  • Food or beverage fanning utensils

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with means for influencing or monitoring the temperature of the food
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Cutlery with various means for monitoring or influencing temperature

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Forks; Forks with ejectors; Combined forks and spoons; Salad servers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Connections between the nadle and a spoon-, fork-, or knife part
  • Other handle details applicable to all cutlery types (spoon, fork, knife)
  • Combined cutlery, i.e. the same cutlery being able to perform the function of more than one cutlery type
  • Salad servers

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{Forks; Forks with ejectors}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Forks
  • Forks with ejectors
  • Details of fork tines
  • Fruit picks
  • Carving forks with or without hand guards

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{comprising means for rotating the fork, e.g. rotating spaghetti forks}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Motorized or hand-driven pasta twisting forks

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  • Hand knives with reciprocating motor-driven blades B26B 7/00
  • Portable, power-driven screwdrivers B25B 21/00
Spoons; Pastry servers
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Spoons especially for children (with thermometers, toys, teething rings, etc.)
  • Spoons adapted for a particular type of foodstuff
  • Collapsible or foldable spoons
  • Scrapers for jars, vessels, plates or the like

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{Pastry servers}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Utensil for cutting and stabilizing pieces of cake while serving
  • Similar devices for cutting and serving pizzas and the like
  • Utensils with indications for cutting cakes into pieces of equal size
  • Utensils with flexible or hinged blades

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Combined or separable sets of table-service utensils; Oyster knives with openers; Fish servers with means for removing bones (kitchen equipment A47J)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Kits or sets of cutlery held together (for easy handling/transport during picnics, camping or the like)
  • Tongs for eating (shell)fish and/or removing bones from fish during eating
  • Fish knives
  • Hinged fork and spoon sets for serving

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  • Hand knives combined with other implements B26B 11/00
  • Hand knives with fixed blades B26B 3/00
  • Hand tools for the shelling of shellfish A22C29/02B
  • Devices for washing or descaling fish by hand A22C 25/02
  • Combined cutlery ie. the same cutlery being able to perform the function of more than one cutlery type A47G 21/02
  • Kitchen equipment A47J
{Oyster knives with openers; Shellfish openers (processing bivalves, e.g. oysters, A22C 29/04) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Shellfish crushing devices
  • Sea urchin openers
  • Opening oysters by introducing fluid
  • Opening oysters by creating low pressure environment
  • Table forks with cutting edge to separate oyster from lower bi-valve or meat from lobster shells
  • Oysters having a string encircling the adductor muscle to allow easy subsequent opening

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{Oyster splitters working by forcing a knife or the like between shells (A47G 21/067 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Oyster splitters for table top use, e.g. oyster support with leveraged shucking knife

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{Separate oyster supports therefor}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Table top supports for oysters to allow safe introduction of a shucking knife between the bivalves

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  • Hand protectors especially for the inner part of the hand A41D 13/082
  • Holding or clamping devices for supporting fowl, venison, or other meat, or vegetables, during cooking or during subsequent cutting A47J 43/18
  • Supports in combination withoyster splitters A47G 21/062
  • Support and wedge for bivalve opener 452/16 (UC)
{Hand tools, e.g. shucking knives}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Hand held tools for splitting bivalves
  • Shucking knives
  • Glove shaped oyster supports and shucking knives
  • Pincers

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Oyster punching devices for removing a part of its edge A47G 21/067
  • Hand protectors especially for the inner part of the hand A41D 13/082
  • Hand tools for the shelling of shellfish A22C29/02B
  • Handles with the shape being specially adapted to facilitate handling or improve grip B25G 1/102
  • Nutcrackers A47J 43/26
  • Hand tool for opening bivalves 452/17 (UC)
{electrically operated}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Vibrating shucking knives or scissors
  • Shucking knives with drill
  • Heated shucking knives

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  • Hand knives with reciprocating motor-driven blades B26B 7/00
  • Percussive tools B25D
{Oyster punching devices for removing a part of its edge}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Devices for removing a part of the oyster at the hinge to facilitate subsequent introduction of a shucking knife (pincers, hammers, rotating grinder discs, etc.)
  • Seals for temporarily sealing the punched oyster

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{Devices for piercing the upper shell of oysters; Muscle cutters for use therewith}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Devices for perforating the upper bivalve in the vicinity of the muscle to subsequently cut the muscle through the perforation with a special knife or tool which may form part of a plug for sealing the perforation.
  • Knife, tools or plugs specially adapted for opening the oyster through such perforation.

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Serving devices for one-handed persons
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Cutlery with features improving grip (ergonomic handle shape, straps, gloves, etc.)
  • Head-operated self-feeding apliance
  • Combined cutlery (knife and fork/spoon), facilitating cutting by one-armed or partially paralysed persons
  • Cutlery with self-levelling food holding part
  • Cutlery with elements to push of (expel/release) food

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  • Methods or devices enabling invalids to operate an apparatus or a device not forming part of the body A61F 4/00
  • Handles with the shape being specially adapted to facilitate handling or improve grip Accommodation for nursing, e.g. in hospitals A61G 12/00
  • Artificial arms or hands or parts thereof A61F 2/54
  • Orthopaedic devices for the arms, hands or fingers A61F 5/0118
  • Holders specially adapted for assisting handicapped or disabled persons to write B43K 23/004
  • Manipulators (Robots) B25J
  • Controlling members specially adapted for actuation by other parts of the human body than hand or foot G05G1/20
  • Mechanisms for operating contacts adapted for operation by a part of the human body other than the hand H01H 3/14
  • Input arrangements for transferring data, in interaction with the human body G06F3/00B8
  • Supports for attachment to hands or arms for facilitating writing or drawing B43L 15/00
  • Handles of brushes specially shaped for holding by the hand A46B 5/02
  • Human body operated eating aid 414/9 (UC)
  • Nursing equipment for supplying foods 4C341/LL01 (FT)
Sugar tongs; Asparagus tongs; Other food tongs
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Lockable tongs e.g. for space saving storage
  • Hinged fork and spoon sets for serving
  • Holders to transform cutlery into tongs
  • Tongs where the tips are specially suited for gripping particular foodstuffs
  • Tongs urged to stay open/close by elastic elements

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{Chop-sticks}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Chopsticks with features to aid in manipulation (holders, connecting elements, finger guides/rests, etc.)
  • Chopsticks combined with other elements (toothpicks, cutlery, drinking straws, seasoning, etc.)
  • Chopstick rests
  • Disposable/splittable chopsticks

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Other culinary food tongs A47J 43/283
  • Advertising on tableware G09F 23/08
  • Hand-held gripping tools B25B 9/00
  • Chopsticks A47G21/10&B (FI) and 3B115/BA06 (FT)
  • Linked chopsticks (also half-split chopsticks) A47G21/10&A (FI) and 3B115/BA07 (FT)
  • Hand-held grapples (e.g., tweezer, tongs) 294/99.2 (UC)
{Tea bag squeezers}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Teabag squeezers suited to rest on top of cups or pots (eg. combined with lids)
  • Teabag squeezers of the tong type
  • Spoons or other items with slits to aid in squeezing a teabag

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Teabags with (integral) features facilitating their manipulation or suspension B65D 85/812
  • Lemon squeezers A47G19/02C
  • Re-useable tea infusers A47G 19/16
  • Tongs for picking, holding or rotating food A47J 43/283
Toothpick holders
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Holders for toothpicks
  • Dispenser releasing a single toothpick at a time
  • Toothpicks integrated in other utensils (cutlery, chopsticks, etc.)

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Containers or packages for dispensing rod-shaped articles B65D 83/02
  • Toothpicks A61C 15/02
  • Dispensers for drinking straws A47G 21/184
  • Receptacles with appliances for releasing a single cigar or cigarette A24F 15/04
  • Containers for needles, nails, or other like elongated small articles B65D 85/24
  • Match dispensers A24F 27/14
  • Toothpicks 3B115/BA14 (FT)
Knife racks or stands; Holders for table utensils attachable to plates
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Wall or table mounted knife holders, stands, blocks, etc.
  • Cutlery casettes
  • Holders for keeping cutlery sorted in drawers
  • Cutlery rests to be used next to plates
  • Knife holders with system to prevent unauthorised removal of the knives
  • Knife or cutlery holders combined with other devices e.g. napkins or table mats

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Stands, or holders for kitchen articles A47J 47/16
  • Tool racks or holders B25H 3/04
  • Sharpening elements being fitted to knife sheaths, holders or handles B24D 15/084
  • Drawers with compartments A47B 88/20
  • Cutting boards A47J 47/005
  • Racks or cutlery baskets for washing machines A47L 15/502
  • Racks or supports for household utensils in kitchen cabinets A47B 77/14
  • Guards or sheaths for knives B26B 29/02
  • Devices for fastening kitchen utensils to tables, walls, or the like A47J 45/02
  • Devices for fastening household utensils, or the like, to tables, walls, or the like A47G 29/087
  • Holders for articles of personal use in general, e.g. brushes A47G 29/08
  • Clamping devices for hanging cleaning tools A47L 13/512
  • Holders for kitchen knives A47J47/16&P (FI)
{Holders for table utensils attachable to plates, jars or the like (attachable to cooking pots A47J 43/287) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Holders or scrapers attachable to plates, jars or the like
  • Detachable spoon wiping aids
  • Cutlery with specially shaped elements enabling them to be suspended/supported

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Lids or covers provided with eating utensils B65D 51/242
  • Holders for spoons or the like attached to cooking pots A47J 43/287
  • Containers for delivering jam, mustard, or the like combined with a spreading implement A47G 19/186
  • Brush holders (for/in paint cans) B44D 3/12
  • Plates with integral holders for spoons, glasses, or the like A47G 19/06
  • Lids or covers provided with eating utensils B65D 51/242
  • Holders for articles of personal use in general, e.g. brushes A47G 29/08
  • Closures combined with brushes or rods for applying or stirring contents B65D 51/32
Table-cloth or napkin holders
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Napkin rings
  • Napkin holders
  • Napkin holders with additional functionality (holders for cutlery, condiments, menus, advertisement, etc.)
  • Napkin/towel heating/steaming appliances

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
employing adhesives
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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{Means for holding napkins on the clothes or around the neck of the user (bibs A41B 13/10; fastening devices for aprons A41D 13/04) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Napkin holders in the form of chains, clips, hooks, adhesive strips, clamps, magnetic fasteners or the like

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
{Means for holding a table-cloth on a table}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Fixing table cloth and/or skirting on a table by the use of clips, clamps, weights, adhesives, etc.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Drinking straws or the like ( { as integral parts of drinking containers A47G 19/2266;} for therapeutic purposes A61J 15/00 { ; adapted to emerge from drinking containers when opened B65D 77/283} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Straws with anti-spill features: non-return valves, (sanitary) caps, closure elements, etc.
  • Straws with means preventing their accidental removal from a drinking opening
  • Straw for drinking multiple liquids simultaneously
  • Straws made from particular materials
  • Straws with weights or boyancy elements
  • Straws with re-inforced profile
  • Pumping straws
  • Self venting straws
  • Straws suitable for drinking/sucking through the peel of citrus fruits

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Closures with pouring spouts or tubes B65D 47/06
  • Drinking straws prepackaged inside containers B65D 77/28 (adapted to emerge from drinking containers when opened B65D 77/283)
  • Feeding-bottles having elongated tubes, e.g. for drinking from bottle in upright position A61J 9/006
  • Straws specially adapted for taking medicines A61J 7/0038
  • For therapeutic purposes A61J 15/00 (gastrostomy feeding-tubes A61J15/00A)
  • Water-bottles; Mess-tins; Cups of the travelling or camp type ("Camel-back") A45F 3/16
  • As integral parts of drinking containers A47G 19/2266
  • Straw holders for drinking glasses A47G 19/2222
  • Portable drinking tubes and straws 239/33 (UC)
  • Drinking device with straw or drinking tube 215/388, 215/229, 220/705 (UC)
  • Food suction utensils (e.g., straws) 3B115/BA18 (FT)
{combined with cutlery or other eating utensils}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Drinking straws also having the function of a spoon, fork, knife, cocktail stirrer, chop stick, etc.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Spoons comprising beverage additives A47G21/04D
  • Brushes with additional arrangements A46B 15/00
  • Spoons with fluid conductors 30/141 (UC)
{with means for amusing or giving information to the user}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Drinking straws for couples
  • Interconnectable drinking straws usable as construction elements
  • Drinking straws containing information, (hidden) lottery/prize elements
  • Animated drinking straws ie. comprising:
  • Sound
  • Illumination
  • Parts moved directly or indirectly by the liquid
  • Toy aspects
  • Figurines

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Drinking vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user A47G 19/2227
  • Lighting devices combined with household or table equipment F21V 33/0024
  • Toys A63H
  • Measuring temperature based upon physical or chemical changes G01K 11/00
  • Decoration and design 3B115/AA30 (FT)
{with means for changing the flavour of the liquid}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Straws with means for releasing medicaments, flavouring, additives, etc. into the liquid
  • Straws for mixing air into the liquid
  • Straws with means for mixing a plurality of liquids

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Spoons comprising beverage additives A47G21/04D
  • Devices specially adapted for taking medicines A61J 7/00
  • Containers for packaging two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use B65D 81/32
  • Foodstuffs fixed on a non-edible supporting member A23L 1/0005 and A23P 1/005
  • Spoons with additives A47G21/04&D (FI)
{Dispensers therefor}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Dispensing only a single straw at a time
  • Simple straw holders for table use

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Containers or packages for dispensing rod-shaped articles B65D 83/02
  • Toothpicks A61C 15/02
  • Dispensers for toothpicks A47G 21/12
  • Receptacles with appliances for releasing a single cigar or cigarette A24F 15/04
  • Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles A47F 1/04
{Mouthpieces}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Mouthpieces with suction or bite valve elements preventing leakage and/or return flow
  • Mouthpieces shaped to help ingest unpalatable

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Check valves F16K 15/00
  • Valves or arrangement of valves in tubes A61M 39/22
  • Gastrostomy feeding-tubes A61J15/00A
  • Water-bottles; Mess-tins; Cups of the travelling or camp type ("Camel-back") A45F 3/16
{Details of bendable straws}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Straws with sections that are corrugated or made adjustable in other ways

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
{with means for cooling the liquid}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Thermally insulated straws
  • Straws with cooling or heating elements

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Devices using other cold materials or cold-storage bodies F25D 3/00
  • Table-ware with means for influencing or monitoring the temperature of the food A47G 2021/008
{with filters to remove impurities}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Straws with filters for removing particles or impurities
  • Straws with antimicrobial filters or other means to purify contaminated water

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Treatment of water C02F 1/00 (using small portable filters for producing potable water C02F 1/002)
  • Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes B01D 61/00 (Ultrafiltration; Microfiltration B01D 61/14)
  • Apparatus in general for separation processes using semi-permeable membranes B01D 63/00
  • Nano-technology for materials or surface science, e.g. nano-composites B82Y 30/00
{telescoping}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Telescopic or extendable straws

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Other table equipment
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Device for shading a beverage container
  • Saucers or plates for presenting a waiters bill
  • Wine breathers

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Glass or bottle holders { (serving trays with openings for carrying glasses or bottles A47G 23/0641; bottle racks A47B 73/00; for feeding-bottles A61J 9/06; in vehicles B60N 3/10) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Devices not specifically for holding only one particular type of drinking container, i.e. suitable for glasses, bottles, cans, etc.
  • Holders adapted to magnetically treat liquids
  • Floating beverage holders
  • Supports for tea or coffee pots

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings in vehicles B60N 3/00 and in particular B60N 3/10
  • Apparatus or devices for controlling flow of liquids under gravity from storage containers for dispensing purposes B67D 3/00
  • Show stands, hangers, or shelves characterised by their constructional features A47F 5/00
  • Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles F16M 13/00
  • Serving trays with openings for carrying glasses or bottles A47G 23/0641
  • Bottle racks A47B 73/00
  • For feeding-bottles A61J 9/06
{for drinking-glasses, plastic cups, or the like}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Holders or carrying devices for more than one glass/cup
  • Devices for storage of glasses in bars
  • Storage devices for sets of coffee cup plus saucer
  • Devices for heading glasses (for cognac, Irish coffee or the like)
  • Devices for holding simultaneously a bottle and glasses

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
{ for one glass or cup}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Detachable stabilisers for cups or glasses
  • andles or holders for (disposable) cups or glasses
  • Heat insulating hand grips (to avoid burning hands)
  • Holders with additional functionality (sound, illumination, bouyancy, moisture absorbance)
  • Collapsible holders
  • Self-levelling holders

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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
{attachable to a plate, table, or the like}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Holders for one glass/cup attachable to a wall, table, plate, the ground, a person, etc (eg. Using magnets, suction cups, bean bags, clamps, etc.)

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Holders for one glass/cup attachable to a wall, table, plate, the ground, a person, etc (eg. Using magnets, suction cups, bean bags, clamps, etc.)

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools A47C 7/00
  • Receptacles for food or beverages in vehicles B60N 3/10
  • Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles F16M 13/00
  • Supporting devices for attaching articles of definite shape to cycles, e.g. for maps, umbrellas, bottles B62J 11/00
  • Article supports adapted to be stuck into the ground A45F 3/44
  • Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping A45F 5/00
  • Plate-holders A47G 19/08
  • Holders for feeding-bottles A61J 9/06
  • Holders for drinking glasses, tooth brushes, hair brushes, or the like A47K 1/09
  • Holders for glasses, ashtrays, lamps, candles or the like forming part of tables A47B 13/16
{with a lid, e.g. for a beer glass (lids attachable to beer glasses A47G 19/2205) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Holders for one glass/cup with a lid attached to the holder

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Hinged, loosely-engaging lids or covers for jars, cans, or like containers for liquids without means for effecting sealing of container B65D 51/04
  • Lids attachable to beer glasses A47G 19/2205
  • Container holder with lid for closing container 220/740 (UC)
{for bottles; Decanters}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Holders for bottles in inverted position
  • Holders for bottles cantilevered by the neck
  • Holders for decanting wine
  • Champagne/wine chilling buckets
  • Handles removably attached to bottles
  • Bottle stabilisers
  • Bottle scarfs

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
{Oil/vinegar table sets}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Table stands for small bottles (liquid condiments like oil & vinegar)

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Rotary food-serving devices for tables A47G 23/08
  • Closed containers for foodstuffs A47J 47/02
  • Revolving cabinets or racks A47B 49/00
  • Supports for bottles or jars 211/74 (UC)
{for cartons or plastic bags}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Holders or handles for flexible containers (drinks cartons, plastic pouches) for table use

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Hole-piercing devices associated with receptacle holders B67B 7/28
  • Liquids or semi-liquids enclosed in flexible containers disposed within rigid containers B65D 77/06
  • External rigid or semi-rigid supports for materials enclosed in sheets, blanks or tubes of flexible sheet material B65D 75/525
  • Separate handles for containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper B65D 5/46008
  • Handles for bottles or jars B65D 23/10
  • Handles for carrying purposes A45F 5/10
  • Handles for hollow-ware articles A47J 45/06
{for cans}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Holders or clip-on handles for beverage cans
  • Holders for collecting a plurality of empty beverage cans

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Insulating sleeves or jackets for cans, bottles, barrels, etc B65D 81/3876
  • Holders for paint cans B44D 3/14
  • Hole-piercing devices for opening closed containers and associated with receptacle holders B67B 7/28
  • Handles for bottles or jars not otherwise provided for formed separately B65D 23/104
  • Detachable (separate) handles for hollow-ware articles A47J 45/07
  • Separate pot handles A47J 45/10
  • Holders or carriers for hand articles A45F 5/00
Underlays for glasses or drinking-vessels
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Coaster with absorbent insert for drinking vessel or bottle
  • Coasters with means (suction cups, magnets, clamps, etc.) for fixing to a drinking coaster
  • Coasters also able to serve as lid
  • Coasters with anti-slip means
  • Reusable cake discs (doilies)
  • Drip trays (supporting drinks on a bar counter)

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Layered products B32B
  • Carpets; Bedside rugs; Foot mats to protect the underlying surface A47G 27/0206
  • Table-cloths A47G 11/003
  • Coffee or tea pots with heat protective mats fixed to the bottom surface A47G 23/02
  • Absorbent inserts for cup and saucer combinations
  • Cooking pot rests A47G 19/08
  • Treatment of fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics, feathers, or fibrous goods made from such materials D06M
  • Advertising on articles for restaurants G09F 23/06
  • Coaster or sheath D7/624.1 (UC)
  • Coaster or caster cup 248/346.11 (UC)
  • Drip-catching container base support 215/393 (UC)
  • Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters) 3B115/BB11 (FT)
{ Table mats (A47G 23/0306 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Place mats for protecting a table surface from spillings
  • Place mats convertible into or combined with other articles (trash bag, lunch box, napkin, etc.)

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Layered products B32B
  • Carpets; Bedside rugs; Foot mats to protect the underlying surface A47G 27/0206
  • Table-cloths A47G 11/003
  • Treatment of fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics, feathers, or fibrous goods made from such materials D06M
  • Advertising on articles for restaurants G09F 23/06
  • Processes for producing special ornamental bodies B44C 5/00
  • Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters) 3B115/BB11 (FT)
{with means for amusing or giving information to the user (A47G 23/14 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Coasters or place mats
  • displaying dietary information
  • providing sound, illumination or images
  • with toy or game elements
  • displaying adverticements or menu details

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Drinking vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user A47G 19/2227
  • Advertising on articles for restaurants G09F 23/06
  • Plates, dishes or the like with means for amusing or giving information to the user A47G 19/025
  • Weighing apparatus G01G 19/00, G01G 21/00
  • Games not otherwise provided for A63F 9/00
  • Consumption counters combined with underlays, e.g. for glasses A47G 23/14
  • Printed matter of special format or style not otherwise provided for B42D 15/00
  • Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters) 3B115/BB11 (FT)
{Illuminated}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Coasters or place mats incorporating illumination (electroluminescence, chemiluminescence, etc.)

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Light sources using chemiluminescence F21K 2/06 (lighting in general F21)
  • Drinking glasses or vessels with illumination means A47G 2019/2238
{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Underlays

  • having cooling/heating elements (phase changing elements, liquids, etc) incorporated
  • with active heating or cooling

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
{supports therefor}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Various supports and dispensers for beer mats

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
made of paper, board, or the like, e.g. beermats
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Beermats made of carton, felt or similar absorbent material
  • Moisture-absorbent coasters fitting around the foot of a stemmed glass

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Layered products B32BTable-cloths A47G 11/003
  • Multiple-step processes for making saucer or beerglass pads B31D 1/0068
  • Advertising on articles for restaurants G09F 23/06
  • Coaster or sheath D7/624.1 (UC)
  • Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters) 3B115/BB11 (FT)
Containers with means for keeping food cool or hot ( {A47G 19/027, A47G 19/127, A47G 19/2288, A47G 19/285, A47G 23/0313 take precedence} ; for butter or cheese A47G 19/26; { thermally insulated vessels A47J 41/00} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Devices for cooling or heating glasses (for cognac, Irish coffee or the like) or bottles
  • Universal thermal insert for changing temperature of liquids in beverage containers
  • Ice bowls as well as the methods/molds for making them
  • Refrigerated salad bowls
  • Heat retaining napkins
  • Various heat insulated containers not otherwise provided for

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Serving trays (service tables A47B 31/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Collapsible or expandable trays
  • Trays with anti-slip features
  • Trays combined with or convertible into other articles (picture frames, bags, toys, lunch box, bibs, etc.)
  • Illuminated trays
  • Compartimentalised trays
  • Trays suspended from the shoulders or the neck of the user
  • Trays adapted to be supported from other objects
  • Trays with means (magnets, pegs, clamps) for holding articles in place

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Trays or like shallow containers B65D 1/34
  • Containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons, trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper B65D 5/00
  • Containers for packaging foodstuffs specially adapted to be heated by micro-waves B65D 81/3446
  • Bed-tables; Trays; Reading-racks; Book-rests supported only by a person A47B 23/002
  • Service tables A47B 31/00
  • Children's chairs with trays A47D 1/008
{Lap trays}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Trays adapted in various ways to rest on or being fixed to the lap of a user.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
{suspended from handles positioned centrally above the tray}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • The position of the handle enabling better ergonomy and/or improved stability of the tray when carried

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Bundles of articles held together by packaging elements for convenience of storage or transport B65D 71/00
  • Crates for bottles or like containers B65D 1/243
  • Ease of carrying and portability (e.g., disposability) 3B115/AA23 (FT)
{with thumb holes, handles or the like positioned below the tray facilitating carrying the tray with one hand (party or cocktail trays A47G 19/065) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Plates with integral holders for spoons, glasses, or the like and with thumb holes, handles or the like enabling the user to support the plate from below A47G 19/065
  • Holders or carriers for hand articles A45F 5/00
  • Trays or like shallow containers B65D 1/34
{ Attachments to trays (A47G 19/04, A47G 23/0225 take precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Detachable
  • containers for cutlery, change or the like
  • sanitary protector shield
  • clip-on identification pieces
  • bean bags
  • rails or stabilising supports for drinking glasses or the like 

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
{provided with a plurality of openings, e.g. for carrying glasses, bottles or the like}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Trays or like shallow containers with moulded compartments or partitions B65D 1/36
  • Bundles of articles held together by packaging elements for convenience of storage or transport B65D 71/00
  • Holders for drinking-glasses, plastic cups, or the like A47G 23/0208
{for carrying ice-cream cones}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Containers, packaging elements or packages specially adapted for ice-cream B65D 85/78
  • Trays or like shallow containers with moulded compartments or partitions B65D 1/36
  • Bundles of articles held together by packaging elements for convenience of storage or transport B65D 71/00
  • Holders for drinking-glasses, plastic cups, or the like A47G 23/0208
illuminated
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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using magnets
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Trays using permanent magnets, typically to stabilize table-service or table-ware thereon

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suspended from the shoulders or the neck of the user
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Trays comprising heat storing liquid or solid material

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Food-conveying devices for tables { (restaurant service systems A47F 10/06; conveyers for washing or rinsing crockery or tableware A47L15) } ; Movable or rotary food-serving devices
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Rotatable trays for table use
  • Rotatable holders for spice containers
  • Rotatable cake stands
  • Table stands with rotatable or swingable arms for trays

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Furniture or installations specially adapted for restaurant service systems A47F 10/06
  • Tables with tops revolvable on vertical spindles A47B 11/00
  • Revolving cabinets or racks; Cabinets or racks with revolving parts A47B 49/00
  • Rotary display stands A47F 5/02
  • Conveyers for washing or rinsing crockery or tableware A47L 15/00
  • Rotary show-cases A47F 3/10
  • Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon allowing pivoting around a vertical axis F16M 11/08
  • Conveyers B65G
  • Restaurants or shops having arrangements for self-service E04H 3/04
  • Passenger or crew accomodation specially adapted for food or beverage distribution services B64D 11/0007
Devices for counting or marking the number of consumptions (on beverage-dispensing apparatus B65D, B67D; counting in general G06M)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Measuring-cups G01F 19/00
  • On beverage-dispensing apparatus B65D, B67D
  • Counting in general G06M
  • Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material G01F 23/00
  • Investigating or analysing materials and determining alcohol content G01N 33/4972
  • Advertising on tableware G09F 23/08
  • Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake G01G 19/4146
Consumption counters combined with table-ware { or table-service}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Plates, dishes or the like with means for amusing or giving information to the user A47G 19/025
  • Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake G01G 19/4146
  • Advertising on tableware G09F 23/08
combined with underlays { or holders} , e.g. for glasses
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Mechanical, digital or simple manual registration/marking of consumptions on beermats, coasters, saucers or other underlays

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake G01G 19/4146
  • Underlays for glasses or drinking-vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user A47G 23/0306
  • Drinking glasses or vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user A47G 19/2227
  • Advertising on tableware G09F 23/08
  • Plates, dishes or the like with means for amusing or giving information to the user A47G 19/025
  • Measuring-cups G01F 19/00
  • Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material G01F 23/00
combined with drinking vessels or with lids therefor
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Mechanical, digital or simple manual registration/marking of consumptions on drinking vessels

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
  • Measuring-cups G01F 19/00
  • Drinking glasses or vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user A47G 19/2227
  • Pill counting devices with arrangements for time indication or reminder for taking medicine A61J 7/04
  • Measuring apparatus wherein a measuring chamber is filled and emptied by tilting or inverting the supply vessel G01F 11/26
  • Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake G01G 19/4146
Household implements used in connection with wearing apparel; Dress, hat or umbrella holders (wardrobes A47B 61/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wardrobes
{Shoe hangers}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for hanging one or more shoes or boots, comprising a hanging hook as in a clothing hanger

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for holding footwear during cleaning or shining
Shoe-lasts
Devices, e.g. shoe or boot stands for drying footwear
Show stands, hangers or shelves for shoes
Clothes hooks; Clothes racks; Garment-supporting stands with swingable or extending arms (with lockable hooks E05B 69/02)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Lockable clothing hooks
Lockable clothing holders
{Clothes hooks}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bath towel hooks
{Collapsible clothes racks, e.g. swingable, foldable, extendible (A47G 25/0671 takes precedence; wardrobes with extensible garment holders A47B 61/02) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Dress valets
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wardrobes with extensible garment holders
Hat holders; Hat racks
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Clothing hangers, e.g. suit hangers (A47G 25/60 takes precedence; wardrobes with extensible garment holders A47B 61/02)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hangers having provision for perfumes or for pesticides or pest repellants
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wardrobes with extensible garment holders
{Handling hangers, e.g. stacking, dispensing}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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for complete outfits (A47G 25/40, A47G 25/44 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Collapsible hangers
Slidable hangers, adjustable hangers
for two or more similar garments, e.g. constructed to connect to, or support, a similar hanger
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Clothing hangers for two or more similar garments.

Illustrative examples of subject matter classified in this group.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Clothing hangers for complete outfits
Hangers for clothing hangers
{ constructed to connect to, or support a similar hanger}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Clothing hangers which implicitly have a hook, for connecting to a similar clothing hanger with a hook, e.g. comprising an integral or separable connecting member for the hook.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hangers for clothing hangers
A47G24/14B2B
{ comprising a separate connecting member}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Separate connecting members for interconnecting clothing hangers (implicitly having a hook), e.g. for retrofitting to the hook of a clothing hanger.

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with devices for preserving the shape of the clothes { (adjustable shoulder support members A47G 25/442) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
By adjustable shoulder support members
made of wire ( {A47G 25/40, A47G 25/44} , A47G 25/52, {A47G 25/62} , A47G 25/70 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Collapsible hangers
Slidable hangers, adjustable hangers
Hangers with clamps or the like made of wire
Trouser or skirt stretchers or tensioners of the hanger type
Trouser-stretchers with creasing or expanding devices made of wire
specially adapted to prevent slipping-off of the clothes, e.g. with non-slip surfaces (A47G 25/30 takes precedence; {with clamps or the like A47G 25/48} )
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hangers characterised by their shape to prevent slipping-off of the clothes
Hangers with clamps or the like
to prevent slipping-off of the clothes { (with clamps or the like A47G 25/48) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
To prevent slipping-off by clamps or the like
involving details of the hook (A47G 25/34, A47G 25/38 take precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
With hook and hanger made in one piece
Hook mountings for hangers characterised by the selection of the material
with hook and hanger made in one piece (A47G 25/36 takes precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Characterised by the selection of the material
{rotatably connected (A47G 25/4053 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Telescopically or slidably connected
{comprising support arms of flexible band, cord or the like, and a trouser bar (A47G 25/447 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Adjustable hangers having an adjustable top angle between the support arms or adjustable arc formed by the support arms
Slidable hangers; {Adjustable hangers (A47G 25/4053, A47G 25/62 take precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Collapsible hangers comprising support arms of a series of links telescopically or slidably connected
Trouser or skirt stretchers or tensioners of the hanger type
{ having adjustable width (A47G 25/447 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Having an adjustable top angle between the support arms or adjustable arc formed by the support arms
{for clamping the trousers or skirts against the trouser-supporting bar or between trouser-supporting bars (A47G 25/483 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
With pivoting clamps or clips having axis of rotation parallel with the trouser-supporting bar
Trouser or skirt stretchers or tensioners of the hanger type (with application of heat or steam D06F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
With application of heat or steam
{by the weight of the trouser or skirt (A47G 25/625 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
The gripping members being provided on resilient arms
Trouser-stretchers with creasing or expanding devices (with application of heat or steam D06F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
With application of heat or steam
Garment-pressing devices (hot pressing apparatus or machines D06F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hot pressing apparatus or machines
Necktie-stretching devices (with application of heat or steam D06F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
With application of heat or steam
Necktie-pressing devices, e.g. combined with holding devices (hot-pressing apparatus D06F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hot-pressing apparatus
Devices for putting-on or removing boots or shoes, e.g. boot-hooks, boot-jacks (shoe buttoners A47G 25/92)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shoe buttoners
Shoe benches
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shoe-shine stands
Cabinets for shoes
{for gloves (glove hooks A47G 25/92) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Glove hooks
Glove mounting means in shielded glove boxes for shielded cells or rooms
Treating operating gloves
Dispensers for operating gloves
{for stockings}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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{Smooth and flexible temporary foot covers, e.g. sock-shaped}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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{Removal devices}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Floor fabrics; Fastenings therefor (woven fabrics D03D; non-woven fabrics D04H; {floor covering on a textile basis D06N 7/0005} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Floor fabrics for laying over an existing floor covering but not textile incl. backing aspects.

The laying of floor fabrics and special tools therefor are covered.

Informative references
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Woven fabrics
Woven pile fabrics
Knitted fabrics
Knitted pile fabrics
Tufted fabrics
Backings for tufting
Non-woven fabrics
Non-woven pile fabrics
Flocked fabrics
D04H11/00B
Layered products
Manufacturing layered products
B32B31/00

Only manufacturing classes

Electrostatic flocking
Producing floor coverings from rubber, plastics
B29D31/00L
Shaping of plastics

Only products classes

Antistatic flooring
Floor or wall coverings
Linoleum
Coated fibrous webs
Coated floor coverings on textile basis
Characterised by the relief structure
Characterised by colour effects
Characterised by the backing
Characterised by physical or chemical aspects of the layers
Characterised by the base web

Treatment of textiles to add additional characteristics

Flame retardant or antistatic
Special rules of classification within this group

For example carpet tiles in as far as their interlocking (A47G 27/0293), decorative surface pattern (A47G 27/0275) or another non-textile aspect (A47G 27/0243) is concerned.

All kinds of floor covering rugs and mats for domestic use not otherwise provided for are in A47G 27/02 or A47G 27/0206 when protecting the underlying surface, some distinguishable rugs and mats are in A47G 27/0212 subgroups, the common decorative domestic fabric rugs and carpet tiles are in A47G 27/0243

  • For textile aspects see:

Manufacturing and product classes

Carpets; Stair runners; Bedside rugs; Foot mats (mat-like foot scrapers A47L 23/22; {doormats A47L 23/26} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Domestic rugs or carpets, e.g. decorative for living room, anti-slip and/or absorbent for bath room or toilet, etc., see "Definition Statement" of A47G 27/00.

Informative references
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Gymnastic mats
Mats for courts
Playgrounds for sports
Artificial grass
Play mats for children
Play mats for children's pens
Doormats
Hard non-textile flooring elements e.g. parquet, tiles
Heating mats by fluid
Heating mats by electrical resistance
Gratings
Gratings built-in
Gratings not in building art
Mats in vehicles
Floor coverings for housing animals
Dog beds
Non-slip mats inside baths or showers
Non-slip mats on boat decks
Underlays for Christmas trees
Oil collecting drip trays
Oil collecting drip trays for garages
Vehicle workshop mats
Installation of electric cables under carpet
Floor coverings discharging static charges
Antistatic or flame retardant treatment of textiles
Cash mats for handling coins
Mat-like foot scrapers
{for bathrooms (A47G 27/0218 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Link mats
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Non-slip mats inside baths or showers
{for fighting fatigue (A47G 27/0218 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Link mats
{ Modular rugs}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Rugs (non wall-to-wall carpets) comprised of carpet sections, optionally a surrounding frame or frame sections, and optionally a ground sheet.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Modular doormats
Laying carpet tiles
Flooring of linoleum tiles
Parquet on webs
{ Resisting skidding or creeping (A47G 27/0225 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Mats for bathrooms
Carpet fasteners; Carpet-expanding devices; {Laying carpeting; Tools therefor (laying carpeting on stairs A47G 27/06; floor mats for vehicles B60N 3/04; flooring laid as flexible webs E04F 15/16; installation of cables under carpets H02G 3/00) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Laying carpeting on stairs
Floor mats for vehicles
Flooring laid as flexible webs
Installation of cables under carpets
{Laying carpeting, e.g. wall-to-wall carpeting}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Methods for installing wall-to-wall carpeting, fitting carpets around edges, hatchways, etc., seaming of carpet webs without seaming strips

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Seaming strips
Removing floor carpets
{using hot-melt adhesives; Irons therefor}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Joining of plastics, apparatus therefor
Adhesive tapes, chemical aspects
{Gripper strips; Seaming strips; Edge retainers (A47G 27/0443 takes precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Edging strips fixable to floor

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Laying carpeting using hot-melt adhesives
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Edging strips not fixable to floor
Seaming strips using hot melt adhesive
Seaming strips for linoleum
{combined with skirting-board (skirtings in general E04F 19/04) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Skirting boards with means for fixing the carpet (from above)

Tack or gripper strips which involve details of the skirting board (also classified in A47G 27/0462)

Skirting boards covered with carpet

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Skirtings in general
{Tack strips for tensioning or seaming}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tack strips combined with skirting board also classified in
{Underlays; Undercarpets}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Underlays for wall-to-wall carpeting for e.g. resiliency, to prevent wear applying adhesive (flexible mesh) discharge of static charge

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
See also
D06N7/00B6H
Floor coverings for discharging static charge
For mats or rugs
{Connecting means therefor}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Means for interconnecting carpet tiles e.g. seaming strips (Velcro), zippers, hooks, hinges, sewing

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Carpet tiles comprising means for interconnecting
Means for connecting carpet webs
Carpets for courts
Mats for gymnastics
{Tools for laying carpeting (A47G 27/0443 takes precedence) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Irons for laying carpeting using hot-melt adhesives
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wall paper hanging tools
Flooring (linoleum, wood) tools
Cutters for round holes in carpets
Carpet removing tools
{Carpet-expanding devices, e.g. stretchers}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Frames for stretching drying rugs
Floor board straightening devices
Stair rods; Stair-rod fasteners (curtain rods A47H 1/02) ; {Laying carpeting on stairs (tools therefor A47G 27/0487) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Protecting means for edges, corners or nose of steps
Curtain rods
Tools for laying carpeting on stairs
Miscellaneous supports, holders, or containers for household use (for drying towels A47K 10/04; stands, racks, or the like for airing beds, garments, or the like, clothes, drying devices D06F 57/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

A47G 29/00 likewise relates to household or hotel supports, holders, or containers:

  • Distinguished from kitchen supports, holders, or containers (A47J), shop supports, holders, or containers (A47F) and bathroom supports, holders, or containers (A47K),
  • Not including furniture (A47B, C), cleaning supports, holders, or containers (A47L) and
  • Not including supports, holders, or containers otherwise provided for e.g. heating/cooling supports, holders, or containers F24/F25, building supports, holders, or containers E04F, supports, holders, or containers for games A63F, supports, holders, or containers for toys A63H, electrical supports, holders, or containers for example lighting supports, holders, or containers F21V, electric heating supports, holders, or containers H05B, supports, holders, or containers for musical instruments G10, supports for radio/television/telephone sets A47B, F16M, holders for radio/television/telephone sets H04, or containers for radio/television/telephone sets H05K, B65D.

The term "miscellaneous" is the origin of the broad scope of this group, the supports, holders, or containers are only bound by the intended use in household. Consequently, the group is narrowed to supports, holders, or containers when not provided otherwise and then only when intended for household use. Otherwise could be:

  • where a specific (sub)group is provided for the supports, holders, or containers (e.g. containers for storing shaving appliances A45D 27/22), or
  • where the supported, held, or contained article is classified, or
  • in the general fields for supports, holders, or containers, in particular B65D, F16B, L, M.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Supports for drying towels
Stands, racks, or the like for airing beds, garments, or the like, clothes, drying devices
{ Wall-mounted} (shelves A47B) ; Supporting brackets or clamps therefor
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shelves
Special rules of classification within this group

This group is no longer used for classification. Documents are in the process of being reorganised to groups A47B 97/001 or B43B1/04.

Paper baskets (refuse receptacles B65F 1/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Refuse receptacles
Holders for articles of personal use in general, e.g. brushes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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Devices for fastening household utensils, or the like, to tables, walls, or the like (for kitchen utensils A47J 45/02)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for fastening kitchen utensils, or the like, to tables, walls, or the like
Key holders; Key boards (key cases A45C 11/32)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Key boards, key racks for suspending one or in general more keys with or without a key ring for personal use.

EP1659907

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Key rings
Keys
Bags or wallets for keys
Display stands for keys
Mail or newspaper receptacles, e.g. letter-boxes; Openings in doors or the like for delivering mail or newspapers (A47G 29/14 takes precedence; chutes for mail in buildings B65G 11/04; { for desktop use B42F 7/10} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Receptacles or openings for receiving letters and/or newspapers; accessories therefor, e.g. mail pouches fixed behind opening, letter retaining clips

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Deposit receptacles for food, e.g. breakfast, milk, or large parcels; Similar receptacles for food or large parcels with appliances for preventing unauthorised removal of the deposited articles, i.e. food or large parcels
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Receptacles for receiving food, packages and/or internet purchased goods
Coin freed apparatuses
Advertising on letterboxes
Sorting of mail
Bank deposits, safes, counters
Alarms, signalling devices in general
Chutes for mail in buildings
Mail receptacles for desktop use
{Letter-box assemblies for apartment buildings}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Letter-box assemblies, modular letter-boxes, letter-boxes intended to be stacked (even when not explicitely stated, e.g. having free side walls), assemblies of rural (US-type) letter-boxes e.g. with a single pedestal, and parts, details or accessories (not A47G 29/122 to A47G 29/126).

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Arrays of post-office boxes
{Newspaper receptacles}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Receptacles or the like specially adapted for receiving delivered newspapers

Attachments to letter-boxes specially adapted for receiving delivered newspapers

Clips for fixing a newspaper e.g. to the front door US4335864, to a post US4138055

Devices for attaching a newspaper receptacle to a letter-box

Parts, details, or accessories, e.g. signalling devices

{Signalling devices}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{for posting letters (combined with franking apparatus G07B 17/00) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Official PTT boxes, e.g. street pillar boxes for posting letters.

Parts, details, or accessories adapted to the official rather than home use e.g.

indication of collection time, to facilitate mail collection (emptying),

letter sorting, counting (DE43417), anti-theft, tamper-proof, rain-proof,

mail transfer to PO (US2900046).

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Advertising on letter-boxes
Boxes for receiving parcels
Sorting mail
Combined with franking apparatus
{Rural letter-boxes}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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{Signalling devices}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Parts, details, or accessories, e.g. signalling devices, lamps, devices for leaving messages { (A47G 29/1201 to A47G 29/1218 take precedence) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Not 'e.g.' but restricted to:

  • lamps,
  • devices for leaving messages (paper rolls, bloc notes, cassette recorder US4291342),
  • devices against vandalism e.g. fire preventing/extinguishing means,
  • (transparent) window to view contents,
  • signalling devices,
  • otherwise A47G 29/12.

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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Parts, details, or accessories of letter-box assemblies for apartment buildings, of newspaper receptacles, of letter-boxes for posting letters, of rural letter-boxes, or of Post Office boxes
{Signalling devices}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Appliances to prevent unauthorised removal of contents
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Letter flap (b)locking devices

Devices pulling mail inside the house

Devices against lifting of mail

One-way slots

Mail guiding means

Preventing theft of the letter flap

Etc.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
From rural letter-boxes
From letter-boxes in appartment blocks
From official letter-boxes
Letter flaps
Alarms for detecting opening of letter-box
Mounting of letter-boxes to/in a wall
Lids for access slits
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Means for fixing to a door or the like to prevent ingress of rain water

to prevent draught spring biaising means combined with door knocker (mainly GB doc's) etc.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Letter flap (b)locking means, means preventing removal of e.g. one-way flaps
In combination with signalling means
Specially adapted for letter-box arrays
Religious or ritual equipment in dwelling or for general use
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Rosaries
Crosses, crucifixes for personal wear
{Trophies (medals A44C 3/00; mounting of hunting trophies B44C 5/02) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Medals
Mounting of hunting trophies
Altars; Religious shrines; Fonts for holy water; Crucifixes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Crucifixes for personal wear
Christmas trees (lighting devices therefor F21S {electric candles F21S 10/04, string lighting systems F21S 4/00} , candle holders F21V 35/00, {light guides for lighting systems G02B 6/00} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices related to Christmas trees e.g.

devices for attaching a wooden branch to a Christmas tree

decorative covers and fences for Christmas tree stands

devices for vibrating a Christmas tree

fire extinguishers, smoke detectors especially for Christmas trees

Christmas sock or stocking holders

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for attaching an artificial branch to an artificial Christmas tree
Lighting devices therefor
Electric candles
String lighting systems
Candle holders
Light guides for lighting systems
Artificial Christmas trees
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{involving motion}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Motion includes moving bubbles in (boiling) liquid and moving light rays.

{specially adapted for emitting sound}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Examples:

bells when able to produce sound

ornaments comprising a music box

bell hammers rotating by hot air current.

Special rules of classification within this group

When also motion e.g. rotational then also A47G 33/0809.

{comprising means for attaching toa lamp or candle holder, e.g. reflectors, lamp shades}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Ornamental shades, reflectors or the like intended to be directly attached to a lamp or lamp holder or a light string.

{Artificial snow, ice or icicles}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Flocking devices, compositions, icicle shaped decorations, no tinsels.

{comprising fragrance releasing means}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Scent emitting ornaments see also
Christmas tree stands { (sockets or holders for poles or posts E04H 12/2238) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Sockets or holders for poles or posts
Other dwelling equipment
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices actuated by air currents
Decorative arts
Furniture
Jewellery
Special rules of classification within this group

Not in use

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