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SHEETS TEMPORARILY ATTACHED TOGETHER; FILING APPLIANCES; FILE CARDS; INDEXING (reading desks A47B 19/00; book rests A47B 23/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Sheets temporarily attached together,with or without involving perforation of the sheets.

Means therefor.

Sheet details for temporary attachment.

Sheets and objects temporarily attached together.

Means therefor.

Filing aspects of albums, especially album sheet details for temporarily attaching objects thereto.

Filing appliances, i.e. Holders for collections of papers, sheets, cards, or units thereof, each paper, sheet, card, or unit being individually insertable and extractable.

Without or with fastening means, e.g. With clamping action, with separate holding means or using perforations.

Adapted for being suspended.

Specially adapted for card-filing.

File cards.

Indexing means; Indexing tabs or protectors therefor, e.g.: book fillings, pads, sheets, papers or cards, having edges cut away to facilitate retrieval of a particular location, tabs integral with, permanently fastened to, or detachably mounted on sheets, papers, cards, or suspension files, to facilitate classifying.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Permanent and temporary attachment.

Machines, devices and methods for permanently attaching together sheets, quires, or signatures or for permanently attaching objects, e.g. map sections, to sheets are covered by B42B 2/00 - B42B 7/00. The permanent attachment can be obtained by similar means as the temporary attachment, especially by clips or by finger, claw, or ring-like elements passing through the sheets, quires, or signatures.

Furniture

Reading desks, book rests and cabinets, racks, shelf units or accessories, specially adapted for book-storing are covered by A47B. Cabinets, racks or shelf units, specially adapted for storing documents, forms, or the like are as well covered by A47B 63/00. Furniture features in general, e.g. of cabinets or drawers, or of show stands, hangers or shelves, are covered by A47B or A47F.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Reading desks, e.g. characterised by association with paper clamps as auxiliary devices
Book rests
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, specially adapted for storing books, documents, forms, or the like
Book-troughs; Accessories specially adapted for book-storing, e.g. book-ends
Special rules of classification within this subclass

In this subclass, it is desirable to add the Indexing Codes of groups B42P 2201/00 - B42P 2261/00.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Filing appliance
means holders for collections of papers, sheets, cards, or units thereof, each paper, sheet, card, or unit being individually insertable and extractable. This expression may thus include a calendar, an instruction manual, or a letter file.
Sheets temporarily attached together without perforating; Means therefor
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Sheets temporarily attached together and means, other than filing appliances, therefor, which do not involve perforation of the sheets. Usually, the means are repeatedly usable fastening means effecting a gripping action on the sheets, e.g. by a clamping jaws or resilient deformation of a clip.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Clips for holding paper bills
Wire-working in the manufacture of paper fasteners or clips
Hand tools for applying fasteners
Permanently attaching together sheets, quires, or signatures, e.g. by laces, ribbons or clips
Filing appliances without fastening means
Filing appliances with devices clamping file edges; Covers with clamping backs
Tabs detachably mounted on sheets, papers, cards, or suspension files
Combinations of writing implements with other articles, e.g. with memorandum appliances
Clothes-pegs with pivoted clamping members
Friction-grip releasable fastenings in general, e.g. clamps or clips
Fastening or securing labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means by clamps
Sheets temporarily attached together involving perforations; Means therefor; Sheet details therefor (staples, fasteners in general F16B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Sheets temporarily attached together and means, other than filing appliances, therefor which involve perforation of the sheets. Usually, the means are repeatedly usable fastening means engaging perforations previously provided in the sheets, e.g. bifurcated pins with bendable legs or rings engaging punch-holes in the sheets.

Details of sheets intended, prepared or modified for being temporarily attached together, usually perforation details.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand-held punching or perforating pliers
Attaching together paper or cardboard sheets by perforating, e.g. by folding over the partially cut part
Using claws or rings for permanently attaching sheets together
Filing appliances with means for engaging perforations or slots, e.g. ring files
Fasteners in general
Staples
Sheets and objects temporarily attached together; Means therefor; Albums (bookbinding aspects of albums B42D 1/08 ; advertising or display aspects G09)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Sheets and objects temporarily attached together and means for temporarily keeping them attached together;

Filing aspects of albums, especially those of album pages for temporarily attaching objects to the pages.

Usually, the means are repeatedly usable for attaching objects and are integral with, assembled to, or fastenable to, the sheets, e.g. corner-holding slits cut into sheets, filing strips on sheets or corner-holding devices to be applied to album pages.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Frames or housings for storing medals, badges, or the like
Multiple-step processes for making flat articles by attaching individual objects to webs or sheets or for making mounting corners for photographs or cards
Bookbinding aspects of albums
Filing appliances without fastening means
Processes for producing mountings for pictures
Means for mounting individual pictures to be projected, e.g. cardboard frames for transparency
Advertising or displaying aspects of sheets and objects temporarily attached together
Cards of samples or books of samples
Cases or containers for storing record carriers, e.g. disc records
Filing appliances without fastening means (B42F 17/00 takes precedence; suspension files B42F 15/00; wallets, notecases, briefcases A45C, e.g. A45C 1/00; furniture features A47B, A47F; envelopes B65D, e.g. B65D 27/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Filing appliances without fastening means acting on the members of the collection can comprise flexible or rigid holders with a single filing space, e.g. pockets, trays, covers with retention means, e.g. for preventing the collection from slipping out, or with a plurality of connected compartments, e.g. portfolios or multi-compartment cases.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Packaging or container features in general, e.g. of a box body or container closure details are covered by B65D.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Wallets, notecases
Ticket-holders or credit card holders
Briefcases
Map-cases used as travelling equipment
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, specially adapted for storing documents, forms, or the like
Furniture devices for holding or supporting maps
Show stands, hangers, or shelves, adapted for pictures, cards, magazines, newspapers, books or book-like articles, e.g. audio or video cassettes
Filing aspects of albums
Filing appliances with separate intermediate holding means
Suspension aspects of filing appliances
Card-filing arrangements
Indexing features
Envelopes, e.g. with two or more compartments
Advertising or displaying in general
Cases or containers for storing record carrier discs
Filing appliances with devices clamping file edges; Covers with clamping backs (B42F 13/00, B42F 17/00 take precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Filing appliances whereby the clamping devices or clamping backs comprise clamps with one or two pivoting or sliding jaws and releasable resilient clips allowing to insert and extract individual collection members.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Permanently attaching together sheets, quires or signatures by clips
Supports for note pads, e.g. combined with auxiliary devices
Writing or drawing underlays
Drawing boards having means for clamping sheets of paper thereto
Filing appliances with separate intermediate holding means (B42F 17/00 takes precedence; with adhesive strips for mounting papers or sheets B42D 1/10 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Filing appliances whereby the separate intermediate holding means are detachably mounted to the filing appliance, usually a cover, and can hold or engage parts of the collection, with or without using fastening means. Usually, both, the cover and the separate intermediate holding means are particularly adapted for releasable mutual engagement.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Books or other bound products in which the fillings and covers are united by other means
Files with adhesive strips for mounting papers or sheets
Filing appliances comprising a single pocket or compartment
Filing appliances with means for engaging perforations or slots (B42F 17/00 takes precedence; indexing features B42F 21/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Filing appliances with means for engaging perforations or slots;

Particular parts of, or auxiliary devices or operations for, filing appliances:

Covers for loose leave binders and details thereof.

Locking followers or pressure bars for use therewith.

Content transfer devices.

Converting filing appliances into permanent binders.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand held punching or perforating apparatus, e.g. pliers
Permanently attaching together sheets, quires or signatures by finger, claw, or ring-like elements passing there through
Manufacturing covers of loose-leaf binders
Book covers
Sheet details, e.g. perforations, for sheets temporarily attached together involving perforations
Suspended filing appliances for suspending stacks of temporarily bound sheets
Special rules of classification within this group

Details of covers which are the same for book covers, and covers of loose-leaf binders, are classified in B42D 3/00 only.

Suspended filing appliances (indexing features B42F 21/00; hanging of books, newspapers or the like B42D 17/00; [N: manufacturing suspended files B42C 7/001 ])
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, specially adapted for storing drawings or the like
Devices, as accessories for furniture, for holding or supporting maps, drawings, or the like, including means for preventing rolling-up
Manufacturing suspended files
Hanging or securing devices for books, newspapers, or the like
Drawing boards having means for clamping sheets of paper thereto
Card-filing arrangements, e.g. card indexes or catalogues or filing cabinets (indexing features B42F 21/00 ; furniture features A47B, A47F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cabinets, racks or shelf units, specially adapted for storing documents, forms, or the like
Drawers for cabinets; Guides for drawers
File cards
Partitions for rigid or semi-rigid containers adapted to be fitted in two or more alternative positions
Information retrieval from punched cards designed for manual use or handling by machine, e.g. by selecting coincident marginally notched cards
File cards (B42F 21/00 takes precedence; punched cards for information retrieval, e.g. for manual use, G06K 21/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Cards adapted for filing purposes, e.g. for card filing arrangements

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Identity, credit, cheque or like information-bearing cards
Card-filing arrangements
Record carriers for use with machines and with at least a part designed to carry digital markings, e.g. being marginally punched or notched with elongated slots
Apparatus or tools adapted for slotting or otherwise marking information-retrieval cards
Indexing means; Indexing tabs or protectors therefor
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Indexing means, e.g. edges cut away on book or pad sheets, papers, or cards, to facilitate retrieval of a particular location, especially for classifying.

Indexing tabs integral with, permanently fastened to, or detachably mounted on sheets, papers, cards, or suspension files.

Protectors for indexing tabs.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Bookmarkers, e.g. loose or detachably mounted on a page
Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means, e.g. fastened to an article by an adhesive layer
Filing appliances not provided for in other groups of this subclass
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013