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APPLYING CLOSURE MEMBERS TO BOTTLES JARS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; OPENING CLOSED CONTAINERS (opening or closing devices attached to, or incorporated in, containers or container closures B65D)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Closing bottles or jars by applying:

  • Stoppers;
  • caps
  • protective or decorative covers to closures;
  • wire to secure bottle closures;

Devices for opening closed containers being hand- or power operated.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Apparatuses for applying closures and/or covers (of closures) to gas bottles are historically
Opening or closing test tubes in laboratory (see e.g. SA850578)
Devices for transferring samples to, in, or from, the analysis apparatus with means for piercing stoppers or septums
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Details related to the filling gas bottles
Applying plugs or threadless stoppers
Inserting and rotating screw stoppers
Manufacturing of bottle cork safety cages or muzzles
Apparatus for cutting in general
Devices for breaking closed containers
Closing bottles, jars or similar containers by applying stoppers (stoppers per se B65D 39/00)[C1012]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Feeding stoppers.

Pretreatment of stoppers.

Inserting threadless stoppers.

Inserting and rotating screw stoppers.

Securing stoppers.

Inserting disc closures.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Mechanical details
Chemical details related to treatment of cork
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Applying plugs or threadless stoppers
Inserting and rotating screw stoppers
Opening or closing test tubes in laboratory (see e.g. SA850578)
Orienting and/or conveying of caps in general
Closing containers other than bottle- or jar-type containers
[N: Feeding stoppers (in general B65G)]
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this

Pretreatment of stoppers, e.g. cleaning, steaming, heating, impregnating or coating; Applying resilient rings to stoppers (mechanical working of cork B27J 5/00)
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by inserting threadless stoppers, e.g. cork
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by inserting and rotating screw stoppers
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Securing stoppers, e.g. swing stoppers, which are held in position by associated pressure-applying means coacting with the bottle neck
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by inserting disc closures
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Closing bottles, jars or similar containers by applying caps (caps per se B65D 41/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Pretreatment of caps.

Applying marks to caps.

Applying:

  • Flanged caps, e.g. crown corks, by deformation of flanges;
  • preformed threaded caps;
  • snap-on caps.

Means for applying caps under vacuum Applications of control, warning and safety in capping machinery.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Making closures, e.g. crown caps, screw caps
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Inserting and rotating preformed threaded caps
Opening or closing test tubes in laboratory (see e.g. SA850578)
[N: Pretreatment of caps, e.g. cleaning, steaming, heating or sterilizing]
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[N: Applying date marks, code marks, or the like, to caps during capping (applying marks to labels B65C 9/46)]
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by applying flanged caps, e.g. crown caps, and securing by deformation of flanges
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by applying and rotating preformed threaded caps (forming threads in situ by resilient deforming means B67B 3/16, by rotary capping heads B67B 3/18)
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[N: using manually-controlled or manually operated devices]
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[N: using friction means for screwing the caps, e.g. belts or guides (B67B 3/2026, B67B 3/2033 take precedence)]
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[N: comprising stationary capping heads]
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[N: comprising carousel co-rotating capping heads]
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[N: Linear-type capping machines]
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[N: using friction means for screwing the caps, e.g. belts or wheels (B67B 3/2053 takes precedence)]
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[N: comprising capping heads]
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[N: Means for preventing rotation of the container or cap]
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[N: Details of capping heads (B67B 3/2073 takes precedence)]
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[N: comprising torque limiting means (torque limiters in wrenches or screwdrivers B25B 23/14; couplings or clutches per se F16D)]
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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Permanent magnetic clutches
by applying snap-on caps
Definition statement
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Special measures for applying and securing caps under vacuum
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Applications of control, warning, or safety devices in capping machinery
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Mechanisms for causing relative movement between bottle or jar and capping head
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Applying protective or decorative covers to closures; Devices for securing bottle closures with wire (infant feeding teats with means for fastening to bottles A61J 11/04)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Applying protective or decorative covers to closures.

Securing bottle closures with wire.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Manufacturing of bottle cork safety cages or muzzles
Applying protective or decorative covers to closures, e.g. by forming in situ
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This subclass/group covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Devices for securing bottle closures with wire (B67B 1/08 takes precedence)
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Closing bottles, jars or similar containers by applying closure members, not provided for in groups B67B 1/00 - B67B 5/00
Special rules of classification within this group

This main group has been created to bring the scheme in line with the IPC but has not been used so far (July 2011).

Hand- or power-operated devices for opening closed containers (nail pullers or extractors B25C 11/00; [N: for expelling solid content, e.g. pills, from blister packs B65B67/00D1;] attached to, or incorporated in, containers or container closures B65D; [N: dispensers for pills from blister packs B65B 69/0058])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for removing:

  • Stoppers;
  • disc-closures;
  • tightly fitting lids or covers;
  • threaded caps;
  • vacuum seals.

Devices for piercing holes in closed containers

Device for cutting open closed containers operated by hand

Device for cutting open closed containers power operated

Devices for engaging elements for opening closed containers by tearing

Devices for removing barrel bungs

Combination tools for opening several different closed containers

Devices for opening closed containers by means of breaking.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus for cutting in general:
Devices for breaking closed containers, see also
Special rules of classification within this group

For the groups B67B 7/24 - B67B 7/92, the scheme is based on IPC3.

for removing stoppers
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Cork-screws
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Details of cork screws, cork screws that do not fit in any of the subgroups
[N: without supporting means for assisting the pulling action]
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[N: of wine-waiter, i.e. sommelier type]
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for removing disc-closures
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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Needs to be cleaned in combination with
for removing tightly-fitting lids or covers, e.g. of shoe-polish tins, by gripping and rotating
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Needs to be cleaned in combination with
for removing flanged caps, e.g. crown caps
Definition statement
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

for removing threaded caps (B67B 7/14 takes precedence; wrenches B25B 13/00)
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for breaking vacuum seals between lids or covers and bodies of preserving jars, e.g. by wedge action
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[N: IPC3] Hole-piercing devices
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Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for transferring samples to, in, or from, the analysis apparatus with means for piercing stoppers or septums
[N: IPC3] combined with spouts
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[N: IPC3] and associated with receptacle hodlers
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[N: IPC3] Hand-operated cutting devices
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[N: IPC3] propelled by rotary gears or wheels around periphery of container
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Special rules of classification within this group

The cutter MUST be rigidly fixed to the tool.

[N: IPC3] with rotatable cutters
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Special rules of classification within this group

The cutter wheel MUST rotate.

[N: IPC3] adapted to be mounted on walls
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[N: IPC3] Power-operated cutting devices (machines for domestic use with a plurality of interchangeable units A47J 43/06, A47J 44/00)
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Devices for engaging tags, strips, or tongues for opening by tearing, e.g. slotted keys for opening sardine tins
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[N: adapted for engaging the ring of a pull tab for opening an aperture]
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[N: and subsequently tearing off the top of the can]
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Devices for removing barrel bungs
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Combination tools, e.g. comprising cork-screws, can piercers, crowncap removers (combinations of opening devices with cutting tools B26; with devices serving other purposes, see appropriate subclasses, e.g. B25F; B43K 29/00)
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by breaking, e.g. for ampoules
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Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for breaking closed containers
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