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DISPENSING, DELIVERING OR TRANSFERRING LIQUIDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes B08B 9/02 ; emptying or filling of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers, not otherwise provided for B67C; water supply E03; pipe systems F17D; domestic hot-water supply systems F24D; measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume G01F; coin-freed or like apparatus G07F)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Dispensing devices whereby beverages are dispensed from a tap or nozzle.
  • Fuel dispensing devices, wherein the fuel is liquid at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure.
  • All liquid dispensing devices which are not classified in a subclass different than B67D.
Relationship between large subject matter areas

Components or details (e.g. pumps, carbonators, cooling or heating arrangements etc...) of the devices are classified in B67D if those details are relevant for their structural association with the apparatus.

Components or details are NOT classified in B67D when for these aspects a (sub)group is provided in a subclass different than B67D (e.g. control taps for draught beverage dispensing are classified in B67D, domestic water taps, for which classification entries are present in the main group E03C 1/00, are not classified in B67D).

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Dispensing slush beverages or granitas or ice-cream
Wearable containers for sportsmen e.g. bicycle runners
Sauce, mustard or ketchup dispensers
Apparatus for preparing beverages which are hot (also including brewing), but not cold
Drinking devices to be installed in vehicles
Bottles or other containers with a particular pouring opening
Closures with discharging devices, wherein the dispensing device is part of a removable cap
Funnels
Water supply directly from water mains (e.g. water taps), drinking fountains
Liquefied pressurised or cryogenic gas dispensers
Domestic hot-water supply systems
Devices for dispensing containers (e.g. bottled or canned beverages or lubricants)
Coin-freed or like apparatus for beverages if the details are pertaining to vending operations, customer interfaces and if the selection of drinks is not strictly linked with the preparation of beverages
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cleaning pipes or tubes or systems of pipes or tubes
Opening of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers
Filling or opening of bottles, jars, cans, casks, barrels, or similar containers
Concurrent cleaning, filling and closing of bottles
Pipe systems
Measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level, metering by volume
Apparatus or devices for dispensing beverages on draught (B67D 3/00 takes precedence; apparatus for making beverages A47J 31/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Apparatus for non-gravity dispensing of beverages which are cold.
  • Apparatus suitable for non-gravity dispensing of both hot and cold beverages.
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Apparatus for gravity dispensing of beverages
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

In this group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated

Carbonator
device for adding carbon-dioxide gas to a beverage
Faucet
tap
Figal
container with the capacity of five gallons
Python
bundle of flexible hoses for carrying a beverage
Spigo
tap, cock
[N: by squeezing collapsible or flexible storage containers (B67D 1/0462 takes precedence)]
Special rules of classification within this group

When this is NOT done by some auxiliary fluid, but by e.g. rollers, pistons, etc...

[N: the apparatus comprising means for automatically controlling the amount to be dispensed]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level; metering by volume
Ratio control
L67D1/00Q
Metering techniques used to control flow
L67D1/00R
[N: the beverage being supplied from water mains]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Water supply
[N: the apparatus comprising means for automatically controlling the amount to be dispensed]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Measuring volume, flow, level; metering by volume
[N: the apparatus comprising means for automatically controlling the amount to be dispensed]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Measuring volume, flow, level; metering by volume
[N: the controls involving at least two different metering technics]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

The controls of the amounts involve different metering techniques for different components.

[N: Mixing devices for liquids]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Mixing
Mixers
Liquid mixing devices
Mixing devices
[N: Carbonators]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Details of the carbonators in
L67D1/00P, B01F 3/04
Mixing gases with liquids by spraying:
By bubbling
Immersed stirrers
Using effervescence generating products:
Surface aerating:
Flow mixers
Non-alcoholic beverages
[N: In-line carbonators]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Are those wherein the carbonation takes place during a linear flow of the liquid.

[N: Ingredient cartridges]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Beverage-making apparatus with dispensing means for adding a measured quantity of ingredients
Containers
Special rules of classification within this group

When in relation to constructional features of the dispensing apparatus.

[N: Dispensing valves]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Water taps
[N: Hand-held gun type valves]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand-held dispensing guns
L67D1/00M30
Special rules of classification within this group

These subgroups also contain pythons.

[N: Hand-held gun type valves]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand-held dispensing guns
L67D1/00M30
Special rules of classification within this group

These subgroups also contain pythons.

Apparatus utilising compressed air or other gas acting directly or indirectly on beverages in storage containers
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Pumps using positively or negatively pressurised fluid medium acting directly on the liquid to be pumped
Pressurised rigid containers
L67D1/00L20C
Bag in box
L67D1/00L20D
Special rules of classification within this group

When the compressed gas has ONLY the purpose of driving the beverage.

[N: with means for carbonating the beverage, or for maintaining its carbonation (B67D 1/0418 takes precedence)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Mixing gases with liquids
Pumps using positively or negatively pressurised fluid medium acting directly on the liquid to be pumped
Means for maintaining its carbonation
[N: the whole dispensing unit being fixed to the container]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Pumps using positively or negatively pressurised fluid medium acting directly on the liquid to be pumped
Containers for delivering liquid by internal gas pressure
[N: comprising a CO2 cartridge for dispensing and carbonating the beverage]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Pumps using positively or negatively pressurised fluid medium acting directly on the liquid to be pumped
Containers for delivering liquid by internal gas pressure
[N: comprising an air pump system]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Pumps driven by steam or air
[N: comprising a gas generator (apparatus for generating gases in general B01J 7/00 )]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus for generating gases
Containers for delivering liquid by internal gas pressure, for delivering liquid by internal gas pressure
[N: Siphons, i.e. beverage containers under gas pressure without supply of further pressurised gas during dispensing]
Special rules of classification within this group

This subgroup contains also Selz bottles.

[N: Squeezing collapsible or flexible beverage containers, e.g. bag-in-box containers]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Pressure vessels in general
Replaceable containers for liquid components
L67D1/00L20
Cleaning beverage-dispensing apparatus [N: (B67D 1/0834, B67D 1/0837 take precedence)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Disinfecting
Washing or cleaning mixers with a jet of fluid;
Accessories for mixers-washing or cleaning using a fluid
Cleaning hollow articles by flushing using pressurised fluid
Cleaning pipes or tubes;
Cleaning hollow articles using fluid;
Cleaning of bottle-filling devices
[N: of beverage containers, e.g. casks, kegs]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Casks, kegs
Component storage means
[N: Keg connection means]
Special rules of classification within this group

Many of documents in B67D 1/0829 and subgroups relate to connection means for inverted bottles.

[N: Cooling arrangements (cooling systems per se F25B)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This group also contains cold plates.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cooling systems per se
Heat exchangers
Liquid coolers
[N: by circulating a cooling fluid along beverage supply lines, e.g. pythons]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Mechanical hand-held gun type valves
Electro-mechanical hand-held gun type valves
Multi-channel hoses
Heating or cooling pipes or pipe-systems
[N: the cooling fluid being a liquid]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Liquid coolers
[N: using solid state elements, e.g. Peltier cells] [N9905]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Machines, plant, or systems using Peltier effect; using Nernst-Ettinghausen effect
Cooling or freezing apparatus specially adapted for cooling bottles or cans
[N: Level gauges for beverage storage containers (level indicators in general G01F)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Indicating or measuring liquid level (details of gauge)
Fluid level control devices
Advertising means (B67D 1/0872 takes precedence)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Advertising
[N: Safety, warning or controlling devices (B67D 1/12 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Flow or pressure control devices or systems
[N: Means for dispensing under specific atmospheric conditions, e.g. under inert gas]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for creating vacuum in food containers, e.g. wine bottles:
[N: Means for controlling the parameters of the state of the liquid to be dispensed, e.g. temperature, pressure ]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Pressure gauge
L67D1/00R3
Temperature control
L67D1/00Y70
Gas pressure control devices
[N: Means comprising electronic circuitry (e.g. control panels, switching or controlling means)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. control panels, switching or controlling means.

Flow or pressure control devices or systems [N: e.g. valves, gas pressure control, level control in storage containers]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Control of flow in general
Control of level in general
Metering techniques to control flow
L67D1/00R
Comprising means for detecting the liquid level in vessels to be filled e.g. using ultrasonic waves, optical reflexion, probes
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Flow control using flow or pressure sensors, e.g. for controlling pumps.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Measuring volume, volume flow, mass flow or liquid level; metering by volume
[N: Safety means, e.g. over-pressure valves]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Safety devices for flow control in beverage dispensing devices.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
This group does not cover safety devices for other purposes, which are classified in
[N: Anti-dripping devices (Drip trays B67D 1/16 )]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Drip trays
Valves for preventing dripping from nozzles
[N: Froth control (B67D 1/1411 takes precedence)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Froth control when obtained by control taps
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Preparation of foamed food:
Means for controlling the build-up of foam in the container to be filled
L67D1/08X1
Reducing valves or control taps
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Special rules of classification within this group

Control taps are to be classified in B67D 1/1405 and subgroups.

[N: Control taps]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Valves
Reducing valves or control taps
[N: Means for controlling the build-up of foam in the container to be filled]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Froth control
Means for controlling the build-up of foam in the container to be filled
B67D 1/08, L67D1/08X1
[N: comprising foam inducing means]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Means for inducing foam in the container to be filled
L67D1/08X1B
[N: the valve shutter being integral with a compensator]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Taps with means for adjusting the position of a compensator from outside
[N: the valve shutter being integral with a compensator]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Taps with means for adjusting the position of a compensator from outside
Apparatus or devices for controlling flow of liquids under gravity from storage containers for dispensing purposes (separating and dispensing metered quantities of liquids G01F)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Apparatus for gravity dispensing of cold beverages;
  • apparatus suitable for gravity dispensing of both hot and cold beverages.
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Dispensing of beverages involving a pumping means or a gas pressure, or from a pressurised line such as water mains
[N: provided with cooling arrangements (cooling perse F25)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cooling or freezing apparatus specially adapted for cooling bottles or cans
Liquid coolers
[N: using ingredient cartridges]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus for making beverages with ingredient-containing cartridges; cartridge-perforating means
[N: provided with holders for bottles or similar containers]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This group does also cover apparatus provided with holders for pouches, bags and similar containers.

This group does also cover apparatus provided with holders for bottles or similar containers being held upside down and provided with a closure, but with no constructional details specified.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hole-piercing devices
[N: the bottle or container being held upside down and provided with a closure, e.g. a cap, adapted to cooperate with a feed tube]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Closures with filling and discharging, or with discharging, devices
Caps
Packages formed by enclosing articles or materials in preformed containers
Housing
L67D1/00Y10
Special rules of classification within this group

This document also covers details of the cap only.

[N: with provisions for metering the liquid to be dispensed]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus requiring external operation and adapted at each repeated and identical operation to measure and separate a predetermined volume of fluid or fluent solid material from a supply or container without regard to weight and to deliver it wherein the measuring chamber is filled and emptied by tilting or inverting the supply vessel, e.g. bottle emptying apparatus
[N: for the liquid container]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles
Liquid-dispensing taps or cocks adapted to seal and open tapping holes of casks, e.g. for beer [N: (closures with filling and discharging devices for containers B65D 47/00 )]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Closures with filling and discharging devices for containers
Valves, taps, cocks
Apparatus or devices for transferring liquids from bulk storage containers or reservoirs into vehicles or into portable containers, e.g. for retail sale purposes (general disposition of plant in stations for supplying fuel to vehicles B60S 5/02; for filling or emptying locomotive water tanks, e.g. water columns, B61K 11/00; for refuelling aircraft during flight B64D 39/00; liquid- handling ground installations specially adapted for fuelling stationary aircraft B64F 1/28 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • apparatus for dispensing of fuel from containers into vehicles.
  • apparatus for dispensing of fuel from vehicles (e.g. tank trucks) into containers.
  • loading arms.
  • apparatus for dispensing detergents for cleaning buildings.
  • spouts.
  • arrangements of pumps.
  • apparatus or devices for transferring liquids to or from ships.
References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Ice-cream, sorbet, sherbet and granita dispensers
Mustard or ketchup dispensers
Soap dispensers
Spraying apparatuses
Glue dispensers
General disposition of plant in stations for supplying fuel to vehicles
Filling or emptying locomotive water tanks, e.g. water columns
Apparatus for refuelling aircraft during flight
Ground installations specially adapted for fuelling stationary aircraft
Containers with special means for dispensing contents
Apparatus for dispensing beverages
Apparatus or devices for transferring liquids when loading or unloading ships
Fuel jerrycans
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus for mixing paints
Investigating fluid-tightness of structures
[N: Spouts]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This group also covers spouts for fuel dispensing e.g. from hand-held containers or into railway wagons and tank-wagons; loading arms.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Nozzles and spouts for commercial fuel dispensers
for transferring liquids other than fuel or lubricants
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. for detergents for cleaning buildings; dispensing liquids into railway wagons and tank-wagons; loading arms.

[N: by manually operable pumping apparatus (Hand-held apparatus with pumps for dispensing or spraying liquids or fluent materials B05B 11/00 )]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Mustard and ketchup hand-pump dispensers
Soap dispensers
Single-unit, i.e. unitary, hand-held apparatus comprising a container and a discharge nozzle attached thereto, in which flow of liquid or other fluent material is produced by the muscular energy of the operator at the moment of use or by an equivalent manipulator independent from the apparatus
[N: with pump locking means]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Means for locking a pump or its actuation means in a fixed position
L05B11/00P9J
[N: by an ejection plunger (B67D 7/0238 takes precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. follower plates.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus in which liquid or other fluent material is applied to the surface of the work by contact with a member carrying the liquid or other fluent material: component parts
Arrangements of power-operated pumps
for transferring fuels, lubricants or mixed fuels and lubricants
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus in which liquid or other fluent material is applied to the surface of the work by contact with a member carrying the liquid or other fluent material: component parts
Arrangements of power-operated pumps
Coin-freed apparatus for controlling dispensing or fluids, semi-liquids or granular material from reservoirs
Fuel tank details in connection w. dispensers
[N: arrangements for automatically fuelling vehicles, i.e. without human intervention]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus and devices for transferring fuels, lubricants or mixed fuels and lubricants
L67D5/04
[N: Vapour recovery systems]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Condensation of vapours
[N: Means for preventing the formation of condensation on, or for removing condensation from, vapour recovery lines]
Special rules of classification within this group

Also recovered vapour condensers.

[N: Performance test devices therefor]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Vapour recovery systems, constructional features or components
B67D1/04C1
[N: Means for transferring liquids from a chosen level of a storage container]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Control of flow without auxiliary power
[N: from the free surface level of the liquid]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Control of flow without auxiliary power
Arrangements of devices for controlling, indicating, metering or registering quantity or price of liquid transferred (arrangement of flow- or pressure-control valves B67D 7/36; computing, calculating, counting G06; coin-freed apparatus for dispensing fluids G07F 13/00; prepayment devices for metering liquids G07F 15/00 )
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Measuring volume or indicating or recording in connection with measuring in general
Measuring volume or volume flow in general
Counting mechanisms per se
Transactions between vehicles and fuel dispensers
Coin-freed apparatus for controlling dispensing or fluids, semi-liquids or granular material from reservoirs wherein the volume is determined during delivery
responsive to input of recorded programmed information, e.g. on punched cards
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Mechanisms actuated by means, e.g. cards, providing billing information at the time of purchase to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
Coin-freed apparatus for controlling dispensing or fluids, semi-liquids or granular material from reservoirs wherein the volume is determined during delivery
Special rules of classification within this group

Also on credit cards, smart cards or the like. Payment with credit cards.

[N: by wireless communication means, e.g. RF, transponders or the like]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Protocols for network applications
RFID, TAGs and transponders:
H04L12/56B, H04L12/28W
Arrangements of liquid meters
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Volumetric metering: Apparatus requiring external operation and adapted at each repeated and identical operation to measure and separate a predetermined volume of fluid or fluent solid material from a supply or container without regard to weight and to deliver it
Details of, or accessories for, apparatus of the preceding groups insofar as such details or appliances are not adapted to particular types of such apparatus
[N: of fixed measuring chamber type]
Special rules of classification within this group

Technology mainly applied in the 1930's.

[N: comprising at least two chambers]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

One chamber emptied while other is being filled;

Special rules of classification within this group

Technology mainly applied in the 1940's.

Arrangements of indicators or registers (indicating or recording in fluid meters G01F 15/06 )
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices providing for temperature compensation
Arrangements of safety or warning devices; Means for preventing unauthorised delivery of liquid
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Larm arrangements in general
Special rules of classification within this group

Assuming that the correct liquid is dispensed (e.g. by means of compatible coupling or complementary shape). Avoiding tampering or cheating.

[N: relating to spillage or leakage, e.g. spill containments, leak detection (leak detectors for underground fuel dispensing systems G01M 3/2892 )]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Investigating fluid-tightness of structures by detecting the presence of fluid at the leakage point
For pipes, cables or tubes; for pipe joints or seals; for valves
Of leakage-indicating devices comprising hollow spaces within walls under pressure or vacuum
Overfill prevention
[N: relating to emergency shut-off means]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. shear valves, breakaway couplings.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shear valves also in safety valves actuated in consequence of extraneous circumstances, e.g. shock, change of position
Safety valves actuated in consequence of extraneous circumstances, e.g. excessive temperature
Safety valves with a fracturing member, e.g. fracturing diaphragm, glass, fusible joint
[N: relating to electrostatic charges]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Arrangements for carrying off, or preventing the formation of electrostatic charges
[N: by interrogating an information transmitter, e.g. a transponder (B67D 7/145 takes precedence)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Details of, or arrangements associated with, aerials by structural association with other equipment or articles
Details of, or arrangements associated with, aerials Adaptation for use in or on movable bodies
Transmission control procedure: Protocols for network applications
Radio transmission systems
Filling nozzles
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
nozzles in general
fluid-delivering valves in general
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
LPG nozzles
Sealing devices, e.g. bellows
L67D5/378
[N: comprising protective covers, e.g. anti-splash attachments]
Special rules of classification within this group

Also drip collectors.

[N: specially adapted for blending several fluids (mixing devices B67D 7/74 )]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Mixing liquids to be transferred
L67D5/56
[N: including means for displaying information, e.g. for advertising (B67D 7/425 takes precedence)]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Simple displays for images and text.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Filling nozzles with simple LED indicators:
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Labels, tag tickets, or similar identification or indication means
and provided with an additional hand lever
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Accessories for keeping the hand lever triggered.

with means for preventing escape of liquid or vapour or for recovering escaped liquid or vapour (B67D 7/44 takes precedence)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Filing nozzles with means for preventing escape of liquid or vapour or for recovering escaped liquid or vapour
L67D5/378
Arrangements of pumps
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Arrangements of pumps for other liquids
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Positive displacement pumps
Special rules of classification within this group

For fuels and lubricants only.

manually operable
Special rules of classification within this group

For fuels and lubricants only: arrangements for other liquids should be classified in B67D 7/0205 and subgroups.

power operated
Special rules of classification within this group

Also for emptying tank trucks; also for follower plates.

submerged in storage tank or reservoir
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Electrically driven pumping installations or systems for submerged use
Devices for mixing two or more different liquids to be transferred (coin-freed apparatus G07F 13/06 )
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Devices for mixing liquids to be transferred
L67D5/56
Coin-freed apparatus
Arrangements of devices for purifying liquids to be transferred, e.g. of filters, of air or water separators
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Filtration, separation, in general
Arrangements of storage tanks, reservoirs or pipe-lines
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Supplying fuel to vehicles, general disposition of plant in service stations
Large containers
Accessories for large containers
Accessories for buried containers
Spillage retaining means
Apparatus or devices for transferring fuels, lubricants or mixed fuels and lubricants
Spill sumps
Arrangements of flow- or pressure-control valves
Arrangements of pumps of piston type
Manhole shafts and access chambers
Sewers
Devices for passing cables through walls:
Manifolds for chemical and beverage industry such as breweries:
Installations of electric cables or lines in or on the ground or water in cable chambers
[N: Trolleys or like movable supports]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Hand carts
Lubricant filling or draining
Apparatus with hand-positioned nozzle supplied with lubricant under pressure
Apparatus or devices for transferring liquids when loading or unloading ships (ship-based equipment B63B 27/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices and apparatus involving hoses, pipes or couplings, specially designed for loading and unloading ships.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Loading or unloading fluids on ships
using articulated pipes
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Dispensing using articulated pipes
Filling nozzles
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Subject-matter related to dispensing, delivering or transferring liquids not provided for in specific application groups nor in any other group of B67D.

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