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POWER SUPPLY LINES, AND DEVICES ALONG RAILS, FOR ELECTRICALLY- PROPELLED VEHICLES (control of points and safety arrangements along railway lines B61L; construction of rails and points in general E01B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Overhead, overground or underground power supply lines; their crossings and points, erection and supervision.

Devices along rails and rail joints, for current conduction and for insulation;

Safety devices along the route against earth currents and inductive interference with nearby communication lines

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Control of points and safety arrangements along railway lines
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Construction of rails and points in general
Power supply lines for contact with collector on vehicle (collectors therefor B60L 5/00 )
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Collectors therefor
Arrangements along the power lines for reducing interference in near-by communication lines (in general H04B 15/02 )
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Reducing interference in general
Suspension insulators (in general H01B)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Suspension insulators for overhead transmission lines
Apparatus or processes especially adapted for manufacturing insulators
incorporating yielding means or damping means (supporting wires B60M 1/22 )
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Damping means in supporting wires
Manufacturing or repairing trolley lines (scaffold cars B60P; B61D 15/00; platforms therefor B66F 11/04; manufacturing conductors in general H01B 13/00; overhead lines in general H02G 1/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Machines and methods for installing, maintaining, repairing and monitoring overhead electrical power supply lines

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Scaffold cars in general
Scaffold cars for railways
Working platforms
Conductors or conductive bodies characterised by their material
Apparatus or processes for adapting conductors
Conductors characterised by their form, e.g. power transmission lines
Installing, maintaining or repairing of overhead power transmission lines in general
Crossings; Points (B60M 1/34 takes precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Power rails in slotted conduits
Crossings; Points for power rails in slotted conduits
Feeding power to supply lines in contact with collector on vehicles; Arrangements for consuming regenerative power (controlling rail vehicles by varying voltage of power fed to vehicle B60L; power distribution in general H02J)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Controlling rail vehicles by varying voltage of power fed to vehicle
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Power distribution in general
with means for maintaining voltage within a predetermined range (in general G05F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Maintaining voltage in general
Arrangements for cutting in and out of individual track sections (by passage of the vehicle B60M 1/10 )
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cutting in and out of individual sections by passage of the vehicle
Arrangements along running rails or at joints thereof for current conduction or insulation, e.g. safety devices for reducing earth currents (insulating rail joints E01B 11/54; conductive connections between rails in general H01R 3/00, H01R 4/00, H01R 4/70 )
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Insulating rail joints
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Conductive connections between rails in general
Power lines or rails specially adapted for electrically-propelled vehicles of special types, e.g. suspension tramway, ropeway, underground railway
[N: for vehicles using stored power (e.g. charging stations)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Power supply for charging stations

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Charging stations per se where vehicle is not moving
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013