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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 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 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 subgroup 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 group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A63J 3/00

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References relevant to classification in this group
This 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 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 subgroup 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 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 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 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 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 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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Last Modified: 10/11/2013