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SANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (connecting to water supply or waste pipe, sinks E03C; water-closets E03D); TOILET ACCESSORIES (cosmetic equipment A45D)
Wash-stands; Appurtenances therefor (devices for washing the hair or scalp A45D 19/00; basins used in manual washing or cleaning of crockery, table-ware, cooking-ware, or the like A47L 17/02; with appurtenances for curative purposes A61H)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Wash-stands for personal hygiene and their appurtenances, e.g. holding devices or accessories.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Devices for washing hair or scalp
Washing basins for the kitchen
Wash stands for curative purposes
Wash-basins connected to the waste pipe
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Connection of bathroom accessories to the wall
Combinations of water tabs, soap dispensers and hand dryers
Baths; Douches; Appurtenances therefor (for curative purposes A61H, A61M, e.g. bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes A61H 33/00; [N: spray heads B05B; devices for suspending or supporting the supply pipe or supply hose of a shower bath E03C 1/06; heated bath tubs F24H 1/0072])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Bath tubs standing alone or built in, showers and shower cabins or screens; Accessories for bath tubs and showers.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bathes for curative purposes
Shower heads
Heated bathes
Suspending the sully pipe
Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Details of shower partitions
Combinations of baths, douches, sinks, wash-basins, closets, or urinals, not covered by a single other group of this subclass [N: (such combinations when connected to water supply or waste pipe E03C 1/01)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Combinations of different sanitary appliances.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Combinations describing also the connection to the waste pipe
Holders or dispensers for soap, toothpaste, or the like (specially adapted for shaving soap or cosmetics A45D 33/00 to A45D 40/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Holders or dispensers for solid powdered and liquid soap; Toothpaste; Foam or lather making devices for soap.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Shaving soap or cosmetics
Pliable containers with auxiliary devices for expelling the contents
Body washing or cleaning implements (bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes A61H 33/00; baths for specific parts of the body A61H 35/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for cleaning the human body, with or without containing soap; mechanically driven devices; Devices used by hand or fixed to the wall or bathtub.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Bathtubs or showers per se
Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes
Body-drying implements; Toilet paper; Holders therefor
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Body-drying implements like towels, from fabric or paper and their dispensers, hand or mechanically driven; Toilet paper and its holders and dispensers, hand or mechanically driven; Drying the body by hot air.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Reusable packages or containers are classified in A47K, not reusable packages or containers are classified in B65D.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Hair drying
Curative hot-air baths
Sheet or web dispensers in general
Electric heating elements
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Details of dispensers
Closets without flushing (closets with recirculation of bowl-cleaning fluid E03D 5/016); Urinals without flushing (for vehicles in general B60R; closets for railway-cars B61D; for ships B63B; for aircraft B64D; urinals with flushing arrangements E03D 13/00); Chamber pots; Chairs with toilet conveniences or specially adapted for use with toilets
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Closets and urinals not connected to the water supply line or the sewerage; Chamber pots and chairs with toilet arrangements; Cleaning tools for the toilet bowl.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Closets or urinals for vehicles
Closets or urinals for aircraft
Closets or urinals for ships
Closets or urinals for railway cars
Closets or urinals connected to the water supply line and the sewerage
Portable urinating aids
Devices for emptying or cleaning chamber-pots, bed-pans or the like
Closets with recirculation of bowl-cleaning fluid
Urinals with flushing arrangements
[N: Incinerator closets]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Toilets provided with any devices for directly consuming, e.g. by burning excreta, i.e. urine and faeces and/or deodorize relative emissions, irrespective of the type of heating means used.

Accessories, e.g. pre-treatment devices, specially adapted or arranged to these toilets.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Incinerators specially adapted for consuming animal litter
Sewage, sludge or waste products from water treatment installations
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Incinerators having supplementary heating, e.g. electric
Control systems for incinerators
Seats or covers for all kinds of closets [N: (dog or cat toilets adapted to fit on conventional toilets A01K 1/0121)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Toilet seats and covers and all accessories therefore, e.g. mounting, cleaning devices, heating, ventilating devices, user protections.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Dog or cat toilets
Controlling the flushing valve while raising or lowering the seat
Cleaning devices with flushing for the toilet bowl
Special rules of classification within this group

Devices for cleaning, heating and ventilating are classified here only if incorporated in the seat but not in the bowl.

Other equipment, [N: e.g. separate apparatus for deodorising, disinfecting or cleaning devices without flushing for toilet bowls, seats or covers; Holders for toilet brushes (portable urinating aids A61F 5/4556;)] (devices for receiving spittle A61J 19/00; [N: disinfecting apparatus for medical, surgical or hygienic purposes A61L; cleaning devices with flushing for toilet bowls, seats or covers E03D 9/00; for emptying or cleaning chamber-pots, bed pans, bed urinals or the like E03D 11/025])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Other equipment concerning the sanitary devices not otherwise provided in A47K; Body supports which are no seats; Separate apparatus for deodorising, disinfecting or cleaning devices without flushing for toilet bowls, seats or covers; Holders for toilet brushes.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Portable urinating aids
Devices for receiving spittle
Disinfecting apparatus for medical, surgical or hygienic purposes
Cleaning devices with flushing for toilet bowls, seats or covers
Devices for emptying or cleaning chamber-pots, bed pans, bed urinals
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