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CYCLE SADDLES OR SEATS; ACCESSORIES PECULIAR TO CYCLES AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, e.g. ARTICLE CARRIERS, CYCLE PROTECTORS
Definition statement
This subclass covers:

Saddles, mudguards, fairings, luggage carriers, petrol tanks and other ancillaries and accessories adapted for use on cycles generally.

The meaning of the term cycle is defined in the subclass

Special rules of classification within this subclass

Unless otherwise stated, classification should be made in the most appropriate place(s).

Where applicable, additional classification should also be given in the following codes:

B62K 2201/00 Springs used in cycle frames or parts thereof

B62K 2202/00 Motorized scooters (e.g. 'Vespa')

Saddles or other seats for cycles; Arrangement thereof; Component parts (arrangements or adaptations of vehicle seats in general B60N)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Arrangements or adaptations of vehicle seats in general

Saddles resiliently mounted on the frame; Equipment therefor, e.g. springs (springs in general F16F)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Saddle resilient suspension arrangements wherein B62J 1/04 and B62J 1/06 take precedence. Includes flexible cycle frame sections on which the saddle is mounted.

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

Springs in general

Frame parts for attaching saddle pillars, e.g. adjustable during ride

Saddles capable of parallel motion up and down
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Mainly telescopic or parallelagram linkage mechanisms combined with a spring of some sort.

Frames for saddles; Connections between saddle frames and seat pillars; Seat pillars (attaching seat pillars to cycle frames B62K 19/36)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

constructional details of seat posts and seat pillars (not suspension details) and connection arrangements for attaching the saddle to the seat pillar. Seat pillar susupension details are classified in B62J 1/02, B62J 1/04 and B62J 1/06.

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

Attaching seat pillars to cycle frames

Special rules of classification within this group

Additional classification has to be given in the groups of the 2000 range.

Box-shaped seats; Bench-type seats, e.g. dual or twin seats
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

motorcycle type seats, these are usually "box" or "bench" shaped and are often provided with a pillion section.

Covers for saddles or other seats; Paddings (padding in general B68G)
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Specific details of the cover or padding used in or on cycle -type saddles/seats.

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

Padding in general

Special rules of classification within this subclass/group

Cycle refers to any vehicle of a type covered by the definitions in B62K and B62M.

Acoustic signal or alarm devices (acoustic signal or alarm devices in general G08); Arrangement of such devices on cycles
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Acoustic signal or alarm devices in general

Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices on cycles, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor (optical signalling or lighting devices per se F21, { with built-in power supply F21S 9/00, G08, H05})
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Optical signalling or lighting devices for vehicles

With built-in power supply

Special rules of classification within this group

Additional classification has to be given in the groups of the 2000 range

{Electrical circuits for optical signals or lighting devices (Circuit arrangements for charging batteries from dynamo-electric generators driven at varying speed on vehicle H02J 7/14)}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Circuit arrangements for charging batteries from dynamo-electric generators driven at varying speed on vehicle

{Cycle direction indicators}
Special rules of classification within this group

Additional classification has to be given in the Indexing Codes of the 2000-series

the devices being headlights
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Headlights for vehicles

the devices being rear lights
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Rear lights for vehicles

Arrangement of lighting dynamos or drives therefor (dynamo construction H02K)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Dynamo construction

Arrangement of switches
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Handle-bar constructions, or arrangements of controls thereon, specially adapted thereto

Hand controls per se

{Lighting devices mounted on whell spokes;} arrangement of reflectors {,e.g. on the wheel spokes}(pedals incorporating reflectors B62M 3/12)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Self powered illuminated wheels

For displaying messages, advertising

Pedals incorporating reflectors

Luggage carriers
Definition statement
This group covers:

Carrying racks or supports for fixing luggage thereon

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

Panniers, saddle bags, or other containers specially adapted to be attached to cycles

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

Luggage carriers forming part of the frame

Equipment for securing luggage on carriers
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Bungee Hooks

Supporting devices for attaching articles of definite shape to cycles, e.g. for maps, umbrellas, bottles
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Hoods protecting the rider (includes umbrella holders)

Holders for locks

Clamp fasteners using bands

Supports for pipes, cables or protective tubing (cable retainers)

{for helmets (helmets with anti-theft arrangements A42B 3/0413)}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Helmets with anti-theft arrangements

for pumps
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

The pump being mounted in the saddle-pillar of the bicycle

Pumps for cycles

Guards for chain, chain drive or equivalent drive, e.g. belt drive
Definition statement
This group covers:

Includes sprocket guards

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

The chain-stay forming a chain-guard

Mud-guards for wheels
Definition statement
This group covers:

Fenders/mud guards specifically adapted for cycles.

Special rules of classification within this subclass/group

Cycle refers to any vehicle of a type covered by the definitions in B62K and B62M. Therefore specific details of mud-guards for tricycles, as classified in B62K, should also be classified here.

Weather guards for riders; Fairings or stream-lining parts not otherwise provided for (protective garments A41D 13/00; crash helmets A42B 3/00; hoods or fairings for sidecars B62K)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Includes engine covers and bodywork generally

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

Protective garments

Crash helmets

Hoods or fairings for side cars

Hoods protecting the rider
Special rules of classification within this group

Additional classification has to be given in the groups of the 2000 range

Parking covers for cycles (convertible into protective garments for the rider A41D 15/04; convertible into camping articles A45F 4/00; for vehicles in general B60J 11/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Convertible into protective garments for the rider

Convertible into camping articles

For vehicles in general

Packages specially adapted for cycles i.e. covers and crates etc

Dress protectors, e.g. clips attached to the cycle (loose clips for trousers or skirts A41F 17/02)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Loose clips for trousers or skirts

Foot-rests; Rigidly-mounted knee grips, e.g. on petrol tank
Definition statement
This group covers:

includes details of footboards in motorized scooters

Safety equipment, e.g. crash bars (safety belts in general A62B 35/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Includes airbags specially adapted for motorcycles

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

Vehicle airbags generally

Safety belts in general

Special rules of classification within this group

Additional classification has to be given in the groups of the 2000 range

Adaptations or arrangements of mirrors for use on cycles (for vehicles in general B60R)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For vehicles in general

Installations peculiar to cycles for warming riders (for vehicles in general B60H)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For vehicles in general

Fuel tanks specially adapted for motor-cycles or engine-assisted cycles; Arrangements thereof (fuel tanks forming part of cycle frames B62K 11/00; tanks in general B60K){(closure caps for fuel tanks B60K 15/0406)}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Fuel tanks forming part of cycle frames

Fuel tanks for vehicles

Closure caps for fuel tanks

Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
Definition statement
This group covers:

Includes bags or handles for carrying cycles, displays, computers, ornaments etc adapted to be attached to cycles.

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

Registration plates

Cyclometers, i.e. wheel revolution counters

Tools for bicycles

Arrangement of adaptations of instruments

Measuring linear or angular speed

Special rules of classification within this group

Additional classification has to be given in the groups of the 2000 range

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013