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DEVICES FOR THEATRES, CIRCUSES, OR THE LIKE; CONJURING APPLIANCES OR THE LIKE (buildings for meetings, entertainments or sports E04H 3/10)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for theatres, circuses or the like, places for public entertainment or amusement, e.g. labyrinths, panoramas, dioramas, cinemas; and conjuring appliances for performing magic or illusionary effects.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Buildings for public purposes: theatres, concert halls, studios for broadcasting, cinematography, television
Stage arrangements ( {mobile theatres or stages B60P 3/025} ; fabrics for theatre decorations, for costumes, for curtains D03D; structural arrangements of stage or theatre E04H)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Furnishing for windows or doors (e.g. curtains)
Vehicles adapted to transport theatres or stages
Capstans; winches; tackles
Woven fabrics; methods of weaving; looms
Buildings for public purposes: theatres, concert halls, studios for broadcasting, cinematography, television
Scenery; Curtains; Other decorations; Means for moving same { (fireproof curtains A62C 2/10) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Fire-proof curtains
{Means for moving hanging scenery}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A63J 1/028

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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances
Braking or detent devices characterised by application to lifting or hoisting gear
Equipment for, or arrangements of, circuses or arenas (circus buildings E04B, E04H)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A63J 3/00

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References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Buildings for public purposes: theatres, concert halls, studios for broadcasting, cinematography, television
General building constructions; walls, e.g. partitions; roofs; floors; ceilings; insulation or other protection of buildings.
Auxiliaries for producing special effects on stages, or in circuses or arenas (illuminating arrangements therefor F21P5/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Details of electrophonic musical instruments
Circuit arrangements for electric light sources in general; Controlling
Systems of lighting devices
Lighting devices intended for fixed installation, e.g. stage, circus, studio, theatre or indoor arena lighting
Lighting devices or systems producing a varying lighting effect
Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices
{Devices for making mist or smoke effects, e.g. with liquid air (for camouflage F41H 9/06) }
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Methods or apparatus for discharging liquefied, solidified, or compressed gases from pressure vessels
Steam boilers
Apparatus for generating artificial fog or smoke screens
Apparatus for raising or lowering persons (elevators, escalators or moving walkways B66B; {platform lifts B66F 7/00} )
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Lifting frames; Platform lifts
Elevators; escalators or moving walkways
Portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances
Braking or detent devices characterised by application to lifting or hoisting gear
Auxiliary apparatus for artistes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Juggling or spinning ball games played as games of skill
{Disguises for one or more persons for life-like imitations of creatures, e.g. animals, giants (masks A41G 7/00; hand-puppets A63H 3/14) }
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Masks or dominoes for concealing identity, e.g. for theatrical use
Centrifugal tracks, loop-the-loops, or the like (chutes for public amusement A63G 21/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Looping-the-loop swings
Chutes; Helter-skelters
Labyrinths
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A63J 11/00

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Panoramas, dioramas, stereoramas, or the like (models in general G09B)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Model railways units in combination with scenics for toy purposes
Toy models or toy scenery
Educational or demonstration appliances; appliances for teaching, or communicating with, the blind, deaf or mute; models; planetaria; globes; maps; diagrams
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Diorama
Model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures. Scenic painting, viewed through a peephole, in which changes in colour and direction of illumination simulate changes in the weather, time of day, etc. Miniature film set used for special effects of animation.
Peep-shows, e.g. raree-shows; kaleidoscopic or other opalescence exhibitions (colour toys A63H 33/22; kaleidoscopes G02B 27/08)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Kaleidoscopes
Optical, colour, or shadow toys
Apparatus for performing colour-music
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Details of electrophonic musical instruments
Circuit arrangements for electric light sources in general; Controlling
Puppet, marionette, or shadow shows or theatres
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A63J 19/00

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{Puppets or marionettes therefor}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand-puppets
Jumping jacks
Conjuring appliances; Auxiliary apparatus for conjurers
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Conjuring
Entertainment in the form of magic tricks or illusions
Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents the following expressions/words "conjuring", "prestidigitation" and "sleights and of hand" are often used as synonyms.

Equipment specially adapted for cinemas (cinematographic projection means G03B)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them; apparatus or arrangements employing analogous techniques using waves other than optical waves; accessories therefor
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