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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/group covers:

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

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 subclass/group 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 subclass/group 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 subclass/group 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 indented codes

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

specific details of the cover or padding used in or on bicycle and motorcycle type saddles/seats.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Padding in general
Acoustic signal or alarm devices; 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, [N: 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 indented codes

[N: 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
[N: Cycle direction indicators]
Special rules of classification within this group

Additional classification has to be given in the indented codes

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
[N: Lighting devices mounted on wheel spokes;] arrangement of reflectors [N: ,e.g. on the wheel spokes] (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 subclass/group covers:

Carrying racks or supports for fixing luggage thereon

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/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
Panniers, saddle bags, or other containers specially adapted to be attached to cycles
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)
[N: 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 subclass/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 subclass/group covers:

fenders/mud guards specifically adapted for bicycles and motorcycles.

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 subclass/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 indented codes

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
B65D85/68B
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
Other protectors specially adapted for cycles
Foot-rests; Rigidly-mounted knee grips, e.g. on petrol tank
Definition statement
This subclass/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 subclass/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 indented codes

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 of lubricating devices
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) [N: (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
Arrangements of fuel supply lines, taps, or the like, on motor cycles or engine-assisted cycles
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
Definition statement
This subclass/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 indented codes

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013