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SKATES; SKIS; ROLLER SKATES; DESIGN OR LAYOUT OF COURTS, RINKS OR THE LIKE (devices for underwater sports A63B 31/00, A63B 33/00, B63C 11/00; devices for gliding on water, e.g. water skis, B63B 35/79, B63B 35/81, B63B 35/83)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Sport and recreation equipment with runners, rollers or any surface traversing device, where steering is achieved by body movement. The body movement can be supported by means for leaning, e.g. handle bars without a direct steering function.

In particular:

  • Skis and snowboards;
  • Roller skates; inline skates, skateboards or roller skis;
  • Bindings therefor;
  • Devices preventing skis or snowboards from slipping back, e.g. stoppers or brakes;
  • Other accessories therefor.

Snow shoes.

Sport courts.

In particular:

  • Design or layout of playing courts, rinks, or areas for water-skiing;
  • Covers therefor.
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Footwear for skating, skiing or snowboarding

Training devices for skiing, snowboarding or skating

Fittings on vehicles for carrying skis

Non-motorised scooters; Kickboards

Sledges with runners

Ice boats or sailing sledges

Waterskis; Watersledges

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Chutes; Helter skelters

Race courses; Race tracks

Handcarts

Surfboards

Water shoes; Bog shoes

Surface construction for playgrounds or sports

Skates (roller skates or skate boards A63C 17/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Skates with blade runners, e.g. ice runner, skateboards with such runners.

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

Sledges with runners

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Blade

due to lack of normalisation, the term blade is used indifferently for the blade holder or the part, usually made of metal, contacting the ice or surface

Blade holder

is the part making the junction between the shoe holder and the blade itself, is also referred to as chassis or blade

Pivotally-mounted plates
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Skates with a plate pivoting on the skate chassis during use, e.g. clap-skates

with special blades
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Special construction or structure of the blade holder

Special constructions of the simple blade
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Details of the simple blade itself, i.e. the part being in use in contact with the ice or surface

Multi-part blades
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Skates where the ice or surface contacting part is formed of several sub-blades in line and/or comprises more than 2 edges.

with several blades
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Skates where the ice or surface contacting part is formed of several blades, e.g. side by side, e.g. in the form of several ice wheels

Accessories for skates
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

-Accessories for use during skating, e.g. support for the foot joint, with the exclusion of apparel like garments, shoes, body protectors or goggles.

Accessories related to the practice of skating, e.g. supporting frames, e.g. for transportation or storage of skates, as so far as these are especially adapted for skis or snowboards or the above.

Accessories implying the use of a skate, or mounted thereon, e.g. special spikes, guards.

Supporting frames or gliders for skaters
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Supporting frames or gliders, e.g. auxiliary support device, for helping skaters to stabilise on ice, e.g. for learning skating

Auxiliary devices for sharpening blades
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Hand tools for sharpening skate blades

Sharpening cutting edges for skate blades

Guards for skate blades
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Guards that fit over the blade or that keep the blade from contacting the ice or surface, e.g. for transportation, e.g. for walking on it.

Skis or snowboards (sledges with runners, e.g. ski-bobs, B62B 13/00 ; runners for sledges B62B 17/02 ; runners for carrying wheeled vehicles to facilitate travel on snow or ice B62B 19/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Snow runners where steering is achieved by body movement, e.g. skis, snow skates, monoskis, snowboards, snow skateboards

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

Snow shoes

Sledges with runners

Runners for sledges

Runners for carrying wheeled vehicles to facilitate travel on snow or ice

Sky surf

{Structure, covering or decoration of the upper ski surface}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Structure, covering or decoration on the upper ski surface

In particular integrated elements, e.g. rails or anchoring elements.

Informative references
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Printing

After-treatment of printing

Shaping and joining of plastics

L29C591/10

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Covering

any layer or device positioned over the ski and attached to it in use

{Appearance of the ski-tip, the rear end or the upper ski-edge}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Structure of the tips or rear ends

collapsible; divided
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Collapsible, divided, e.g. foldable, e.g. articulated. Short skis, e.g. snow skates.

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

Snowboards with two or more runners or skis connected together by a rider-supporting platform

{Mono skis; Snowboards }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Snow runners devices where both feet are positioned in use, e.g. snowboards, monoskis, snow skateboards

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

Training apparatus for snowboarding

Snow sledges having one single runner

with ground engaging rolls or belts
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Skis or snowboard with rolling or like devices where the main surface engaging element is a snow runner

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

Roller skis

Structure of the surface thereof
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Structure or shape of the surface

Informative references
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with fins or longitudinal protrusions on the running sole

{Other in-relief running soles (tooth-shaped running sole-plates A63C 7/06)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Tooth-shaped running sole-plates

Materials for the running sole
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Materials for the running sole; processes for making the running sole

with special devices thereon, e.g. steering devices
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Comprises steering devices in the form of means for leaning, e.g. handle bars without a direct steering function for supporting the body movement

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

Sledges with runners arranged in a single line

{Protection or reinforcement devices for the ski-tip or the ski rear end}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Protection or reinforcement devices for the ski-tip or the rear ski rear end, e.g. add-on device, e.g. removable, e.g. protective caps

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

Structure of the tips or rear ends

Protectors for skis, e.g. containers on the roof of cars

Vibration dampers (vibration dampers per se F16F 7/00)
Informative references
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Vibration dampers

motor-driven (A63C 5/035 takes precedence; { apparatus for towing skis A63C 11/10})
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

with ground engaging rolls or belts

Informative references
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Apparatus for towing skis

Making thereof; Selection of particular materials (materials for the running sole A63C 5/056)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Materials for the running sole

Informative references
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Skis with plurality of bonded layers of synthetic material (IPC only)

A63C5/14

Wood manufacturing for sport articles

Foam cores

Drum surface shaping

Compression shaping of composites

~using matched molds

Materials processing for skis

L29C591/10

{Selection of particular materials for the upper ski surface}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

also methods of making for the upper ski surface

Devices enabling skis to be used whilst held in a particular configuration with respect to each other, e.g. for training purposes
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Training appliances or apparatus for skiing

Training apparatus with guided foot support

Devices preventing skis from slipping back; Ski-stoppers or ski-brakes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices opposed to snow traversing of the running sole.

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

In-relief running soles

Special rules of classification within this group

For push-off or walking motion.

For laterally braking when canting on steep slippery slopes.

For braking during use.

After the ski has separated from the shoe.

Ski bindings
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Ski bindings and closely related accessories.

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

Snowboard bindings

Special rules of classification within this group

Cross-country, telemark and mountaineering ski bindings are to be found mostly in groups A63C 9/02, A63C 9/06, A63C 9/0807, A63C 9/20

Safety ski bindings, e.g. alpine ski bindings, are found in groups A63C 9/08 and lower.

Groups A63C 9/04, and A63C 9/10 to A63C 9/20 mostly relate to outdated types of bindings.

Arrangements for adjusting ski bindings A63C 9/22 and tighteners A63C 9/24.

Interfaces and spacer plates for ski bindings are found in group A63C 9/003.

Bindings adjustable in length or height in A63C 9/005.

{Anti-friction devices}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. gliding pads or rolls to ease safety release of the shoe

{Strap closures or latches; Leashes}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Straps closures or latches to tighten the shoes on the ski, e.g. for soft shoes, e.g. for short skis; leashes or tether to keep to shoe attached to the ski when the binding is released.

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

Straps for snowboard bindings

{Non-swivel sole plate fixed on the ski}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g interfaces, spacer plates between ski and binding

{with a climbing wedge}
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Climbing wedge

heel elevator, e.g. collapsible, to ease uphill walking by helping to keep the feet closer to an horizontal position

{Systems preventing accumulation of forces on the binding when the ski is bending}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. such systems constituted by an intermediate element on which a part of the binding is resiliently and slidingly supported

{with a binding element sliding along an rail during use or setting }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Ski bindings; Systems preventing accumulation of forces on the binding when the ski is bending

Ski safety bindings; Adjustment of the toe or heel holders; Indicators therefor

Non-self-releasing bindings with swivel sole-plate or swivel parts, i.e. Ellefsen-type
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

With swivel plate or plate-like structure extending under or along the foot

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With cable extending under or along the foot

In a safety release binding

Non-self-releasing heel-engaging cable bindings fastened to the front end of the ski
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

With cable extending under or along the foot, e.g. telemark

yieldable or self-releasing in the event of an accident, i.e. safety bindings
Informative references
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Ski boots

{for both towing and downhill skiing}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Ski bindings allowing both downhill skiing and push-off skiing e.g. mountaineering bindings

with swivel sole-plate
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

With swivel plate or plate-like of structure extending under or along the foot; encompasses swivelling about a vertical axis

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

For both towing and downhill skiing

with heel hold-downs, e.g. swingable
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Pivoting about [an axis]

where at least one kinematic component of the movement is a pivoting motion, possibly about a virtual axis

Transverse

intersecting the general longitudinal vertical plane of the ski binding

with sole hold-downs, e.g. swingable
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Sole hold-downs, e.g. safety toe holders

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Pivoting about [an axis]

where at least one kinematic component of the movement is a pivoting motion, possibly about a virtual axis

Transverse

intersecting the general longitudinal vertical plane of the ski binding

using parts which are fixed on the shoe of the user and are releasable from the ski binding
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Step-in ski bindings where a part, or several parts, of the shoe are specially adapted to interact with specific parts of the binding. In general this part is made out of rigid material which is fastened to the outsole of the boot.

Informative references
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Accessories for ski boots

Accessories for ski boots located on the sides of the sole

Accessories for ski boots located underneath the sole

Non-self-releasing bindings without heel-straps, but with a clamping device arranged at the front end of, or behind, the binding
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. stirrup

Non-self-releasing bindings with special sole edge holders instead of toe-straps
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

With sole edge holder, e.g. toe holder, toe swivel axis holder, e.g. cross-country ski bindings

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

Ski bindings with swivel plate or plate like structure extending under or along the foot

Tighteners for ski bindings (tighteners for self-releasing ski bindings A63C 9/08)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Tighteners for safety ski bindings

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

Bindings for monoskis

Water skis or wakeboards

Special rules of classification within this group

When classifying in this group, classification is made in all appropriate subgroups

Synonyms and Keywords

Step-in

Liquid Crystal Display

Shoe holders for passing over the shoe
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Snowboard bindings particular suited for soft boots for encompassing the shoe from the upper side and tighten it against the boot. Most of the shoe holders are made from a strap or soft cover. This group further comprises:

  • details how the strap or cover is attached to the binding base;
  • adjustment systems to position the strap or cover on the binding base;
  • releasable connections between strap and base to allow easy entry of the boot;
  • shoe holders passing over the shoe which are not a strap or soft cover (see figure).

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Straps therefor, e.g. adjustable straps
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Details of straps which encompass the shoe from upper side, e.g. structure of the strap, tensioning means for the strap, cushioning of the strap, relative arrangement between front and rear strap.

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Informative references
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Clamp-buckle fastenings; Fastenings with toggle levers

Toe or heel stirrups; Clamps
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Snowboard bindings dedicated to hard boots, i.e. to boots whose structure is rigid enough to hold the foot tight and transmit front to rear holding forces. Consequently only a small part of the boot is held by a stirrup (ref. 5 on the example drawing) or a clamp (ref. 6,7 on the example drawing).

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using parts which are fixed on the shoe, e.g. means to facilitate step-in
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Step-in snowboard bindings where a part, or several parts, of the shoe are specially adapted to interact with specific parts of the binding. In general this part is made out of rigid material (ref. 20 in the example drawing) which is fastened to the outsole of the boot. This kind of bindings usually allow easy fastening and manual release of the boot and are particular suited for a semi-rigid boots.

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Informative references
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Safety ski bindings using parts which are fixed on the shoe of the user and are releasable from the ski bindings

Snowboard boots

Calf or heel supports, e.g. adjustable high back or heel loops
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Calf or heel supports which are mostly used for non-rigid type boots, where the back part of the shaft is soft and pliable. These types of supports are mostly found in combination with the bindings of groups A63C 10/04 and A63C 10/10. Calf and heel support allow the transmission of forces pointing to the heel when riding on the back edge of the snowboard. A calf support is usually called high back (ref. 30 in the first example drawing, ref. 2 in the second example drawing). Heel supports are usually in the form of a heel loop (ref. 56 in the first example drawing, ref. 17 in the second example drawing).

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Shock or vibration dampers
Informative references
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Skis or snowboards ; Vibration dampers

Accessories for skiing or snowboarding (fittings on vehicles for carrying skis B60R 9/12)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Accessories for use during skiing or snowboarding, e.g. ski sticks, with the exclusion of apparel like garments, shoes, body protectors or goggles.

Accessories related to the practice of skiing, e.g. anti-theft, for transportation or storage of skis, for treating skis, as so far as these are especially adapted for skis or snowboards or the above.

Accessories implying the use of a ski or snowboard or mounted thereon, e.g. ski chips.

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

Gloves

Devices for ski training

Ski boots; similar boots

{Seats formed of skis or of accessories for skis}
Informative references
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Walking sticks convertible into seats

{Stretchers formed of skis or of accessories for skis}
Informative references
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Stretchers with skis or sled runners in general

{Signalling devices, e.g. acoustical or visual (A63C 11/225 takes precedence; means for indicating the location of accidentally snow-buried persons A63B 29/021)}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Signalling devices mounted on or especially adapted to fit ski, snowboard or accessory thereof.

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

Means for indicating the location of accidentally snow-buried persons

Ski sticks with ~

Informative references
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Lights

F21K7/00, F21S 9/04

Portable traffic signalling device

Horns

{Anti-theft devices for skis or ski equipment (A63C 11/003 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Signalling devices, e.g. acoustical or visual

{Portable locking means}
Informative references
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Portable locks in general

E05B6/00

Devices for stretching, clamping or pressing skis or snowboards for transportation or storage
Informative references
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Fittings on vehicles for carrying skis

{on wheels}
Informative references
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Carts for skis

{Storage in cupboards or ski-racks, e.g. with clamping devices}
Informative references
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Racks especially adapted for storing guns or skis

Hanger or shelves for long articles

Edge-sharpeners
Informative references
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Hand tools for sharpening ski edges

Sharpening cutting edges for ski edges

Apparatus for waxing or dewaxing (ski waxes C09G 3/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Ski waxes

Apparatus for towing skis {(ski-lifts B61B 11/00)}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Accessories or arrangements or mobile apparatus for towing skiers

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

Ski-lifts in general

One wheeled motorised towers

Special devices on boots for fastening skis thereto (A63C 9/00 takes precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Ski bindings

Devices for removing snow from skis, snowboards, boots or bindings
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Ski-boot sole-scrapers

Ski-sticks
Informative references
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Walking sticks in general

{Ski-stick handles or hand-straps}
Informative references
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Gloves with connector

{associated with timing devices}
Informative references
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Gloves with measuring devices

Multifunction wrist watch

G04G1/00

{with signalling devices, e.g. acoustical or visual (means for indicating the location of accidentally snow-buried persons A63B 29/021)}
Informative references
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Gloves with warning

Gloves with light

Means for indicating the location of accidentally snow-buried persons

Devices for use in mounting ski-bindings to skis, e.g. jigs; {Testing or measuring devices specially adapted therefor}
Informative references
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Testing material properties on sport articles

{Devices for testing or measuring the release force of safety ski bindings}
Informative references
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Apparatus for measuring release force of ski safety binding

Snow shoes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Footwear or devices fixed on the shoe for preventing sinking into the snow while walking on it

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

Skis

Informative references
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Crampons

{Adjustable heel support therefor, e.g. climbing wedge}
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Climbing wedge

heel elevator, e.g. collapsible, to ease uphill walking by helping to keep the feet closer to an horizontal position

Roller skates; Skate-boards
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Sport and recreation equipment with rollers, where steering is achieved by body movement, e.g. roller skates; inline skates, skateboards. The body movement can be supported by means for leaning, e.g. handle bars without a direct steering function, e.g. some types of kickboards.

Informative references
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Spring shoes

Special rules of classification within this group

Within this group, all appropriate symbols are attributed - multiple entry classification, with following exception: A63C 17/01 relates only to skateboards, A63C 17/02-A63C 17/08 relate only to roller skates.

{Devices used in combination with the skate but not fixed to it, e.g. supporting frames, sail, sticks, auxiliary wheel aid [B62D 51/06 Uniaxle walk-type tractors}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Uniaxle walk-type tractors

{Mechanisms transforming leaning into steering through an inclined geometrical axis, e.g. truck (A63C 17/011 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Skateboards with a truck

Skateboards (A63C 17/02 to A63C 17/28 take precedence; { rolling devices on skis A63C 5/035})
Informative references
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Training apparatus for skateboarding

Hand carts

Children vehicles

Scooters, kickboards

Special rules of classification within this group

Within this group, all appropriate symbols are attributed - multiple entry classification. This group takes precedence over groups A63C 17/02 to A63C 17/08.

with wheels arranged in two pairs {(A63C 17/01 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Skateboards

with wheels arranged otherwise than in two pairs {(A63C 17/01 takes precedence)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Skateboards

single-track type
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Roller skis

Informative references
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Skate boots

Special rules of classification within this group

mutiple entry classification is used in Indexing Code

{Single-wheel type with single axis }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Roller skates with a single wheel or a single wheel axis

with driving mechanisms
Informative references
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Motor vehicles the driver not being seated

{contacting one or more of the wheels}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Where the brake contacts a wheel or any part rotating synchronous with the wheel(s).

{Freewheel roller clutches}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Any mechanism braking or stopping the wheel and actuated by wheel rotation, e.g. backwards rotation, rotation above a given rotational speed

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Clutch bearings

for use on specially shaped or arranged runways
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Skates or skateboards adapted for use on special surfaces e.g. grass, off-road, bob-like tracks

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Coaster wagons

with fixable wheels permitting the skates to be used for walking
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Any system easing walking with the skates, e.g. blocking wheels, retractable wheels, skates that can be used in a way that wheels are not in contact with the surface, systems keeping wheels out of contact with the surface, e.g. guards, sole caps.

Wheels for roller skates
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Wheels especially adapted for roller skating or skateboarding; Details of wheel associated parts, e.g. thread, hub, wheel mounting.

Informative references
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moulding on inserts

castors

wheels made of synthetic materials

making of wheels in general

with special auxiliary arrangements, e.g. illuminating, marking, or push-off devices
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. foot bindings or support; handles or hand support; combinations with wings or sails; for aggressive skating or stunts

with arrangements for sitting
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. street luge or downhill racing carts, when these are steered by body movement or pedals

Design or layout of playing courts, rinks, bowling greens or areas for water-skiing; Covers therefor ({golf courses A63B 69/3691}; water roundabouts A63G 3/00 ; construction of surfaces of foundations E01C; roofs E04B 7/00; buildings or groups of buildings for sports E04H 3/10; swimming or splash baths or pools E04H 4/00; coverings for baths E04H 4/06)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

The layout per se is classified in this group, other aspects, items or methods related to sport courts are classified in the subgroups.

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

Golf courses

Places in relation to which this subgroup is residual:

Water sports areas

Informative references
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Stream pools

Chutes and entertainment rides

Race courses

Buildings or groups of buildings for sports

Swimming or splash baths or pools

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Layout

refers to the relative arrangement of the items constituting the court

{Boxing rings}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Any kind of boxing or martial arts rings

Shaping of the surface of courts according to the necessities of the different games {(surface construction E01C)}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Shape of shaping of the court. The layout is classified in A63C 19/00

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

Surface construction for playgrounds or sports

Surfaces simulating grass

Artificial for snow or ice sports

Woods floors

Apparatus for setting-out or dividing courts
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Also fences, safety nets when these are especially adapted to the sport

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Tennis nets

Cages, backstops, spectator, protections, enclosures

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Fences in general

Swimming lane members

{Slalom gate poles, posts or marking sticks for sport fields}
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Impact cushioning for roadworks

Posts

Sport posts

{Line markings, e.g. tapes; Methods therefor}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

When these are especially adapted to the practise of sports

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Line detectors

Mechanical means for marking-out
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. fence, boards, netting

Ice-skating or roller-skating rinks; Slopes or trails for skiing, ski-jumping or tobogganing (chutes A63G 21/00; ski-lifts B61B 11/00; making or maintaining surfaces of snow or ice suitable for traffic or sporting purposes E01H 4/00; removing snow or ice E01H 5/00; production of ice or snow F25C 3/00)
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Chutes

Ski-lifts

Pavings for snow sports

making or maintaining surfaces of snow or ice suitable for traffic or sporting purposes

Production of ice or snow

Removable protective covers for courts, rinks, or game pitches or the like
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Coverings for baths

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Protective covering for plants

Unwinding webs

Aggressive riding, e.g. grinding
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Where the device is sliding with other parts of the device contacting the traversed surface, or in another direction than the main surface traversing means (sliding sole; rolling on wheels) or direction, e.g. in skate parks, snow parks, on a rail, curb or bench, e.g. grinding

Tandem riding
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Where two persons use simultaneously the same device or are connected to each other while riding

enabling conversion into another device
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Skates convertible into ice or snow-running skates

enabling folding, collapsing
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices being, or having parts being, foldable or divided, collapsible, retractable, e.g. wheels retractable in shoe sole

Shock or vibration absorbing
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Skis with vibration dampers

Roller skates or skate boards with shock absorption or suspension system

Processing or storing data, e.g. with electronic chip
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Safety ski bindings with electronically controlled locking devices

Skis, skates or boards with shoe-like cradles comprising additional leg support
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Snowboard binding cradle

Direct actuation of steering of roller skate or skateboards, e.g. by a foot plate
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Direct actuation by a steering bar

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