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FURNISHINGS FOR WINDOWS OR DOORS (concerned with the functioning of the door or window E05; roller blinds E06B)
Curtain suspension devices
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Curtain suspension devices, such as curtain rails and curtain rods. It also covers means for mounting them, such as adjustable mountings and brackets. Next to rails and rods it also covers other curtain suspension devices, such as wire and cord.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

For horizontally moving lamellar blinds and vertically moving roller blinds, venetian blinds and roman shades see E06B 9/24 and lower.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Scenery; Curtains; Other decorations; Means for moving same
Fire-proof curtains
Curtains or screens reducing heat or light intensity in cars or vehicles
Hospital curtains
Details of how curtains are fastened to the rod or rail are classified also in the here mentioned subclasses
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Picture rails; Accessories therefor, e.g. hooks or the like, specially adapted for use with picture rails
Special rules of classification within this group

Details of how curtains are fastened are classified also in A47H 13/00 and subgroups and A47H 15/00 and subgroups.

Pelmets or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Decorative headings to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Valance or valance boards
Pelmet
Fastening, clamping, or guiding devices for the bands or cords of curtains or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Clamps and cord tensioning devices. Horizontally moving fabric curtains

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Tassels for screens
Devices for drawing draperies, curtains, or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for drawing horizontally moving curtains.

Curtains made of fabric.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Vertically moving venetian blinds, roman shades, roller blinds, horizontally moving lamellar blinds: E06B 9/26.

Apparatus for lowering curtains or the like [N: (in order to remove curtain rods A47H 7/02)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

For lowering horizontally opening and closing curtains made of fabric.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Vertically opening and closing venetian blinds, roman shades, roller blinds or horizontally opening and closing lamellar blinds
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Removing curtain rods
Devices for putting-up and removing curtain rods
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices used for putting a curtain rod in its place of use, and used for lowering the curtain rod. Lowering of the rod, with or without the curtain still attached.

Curtain cord appurtenances
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Accessories for curtain cords for horizontally opening and closing fabric curtains.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Operating, guiding or securing devices or arrangements for roll-type closures; for direct manual operation, e.g. by tassels, by handles
Fastening curtains on curtain rods or rails
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Clamps, rings, hooks and pins for fastening curtains on curtain rails or rods.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Details of gliders and runners A47H 15/00 and subgroups.

Runners or gliders for supporting curtains on rails or rods
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Gliders, i.e. gliding curtain supports and runners, i.e. supports for curtains having wheel-like rollers, for supporting curtains on rails or rods.

Special rules of classification within this group

Details of pins, clamps, hooks and rings A47H 13/00 and subgroups.

Details of rails and rods A47H 1/00 and subgroups.

Rosettes for holding curtains; Festoon holders
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices fastened to the side of the door or window for holding curtains tied-up in place.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Festoon
Decorative representation of a string of flowers suspended between two points; used on pottery or in architectural work
Curtain shields
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices that have the function of shielding off curtains, for curtains which are fixed to a window, so that the curtains are protected to external influences.

Curtains; Draperies
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Details of curtains, such as shapes and materials. Only horizontally opening and closing fabric curtains.

Special rules of classification within this group

Roman shades, roller blinds or venetian blinds are classified in E06B 9/00 and subgroups.

Boxes, shelves, holders or similar supports for holding flowers (windows adapted to carry plants E06B 7/28)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for carrying flowers, flower pots, flower trays and the like on or at windows.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Windows adapted to carry plants
Hanging flower-pot holders, e.g. mounted on walls, balcony fences or the like
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

All devices, methods etc. related to horizontally moving fabric curtains not classified in other A47H groups.

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013