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METHODS, EQUIPMENT, OR MACHINES FOR USE IN UPHOLSTERING; UPHOLSTERY NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Methods, equipments or machines for manufacturing cushions or supports with soft, elastic fillings (often with springs and cover) also for use in chairs, sofas, couches or mattresses.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Platforms for supporting wrists
Beds, Mattresses, Sofas
Handling or processing wire fabrics or the like
Making upholstery from plastics:
Upholstery for vehicles
Packaging
Springs
Mouse pads
Loose filling materials for upholstery (manufacture of the materials, see the relevant classes)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Loose filling material e.g. loose particles, fibres, down etc. used for filling upholstery.

Special rules of classification within this group

For pillows or duvets: B68G 2001/005

Treating materials to adapt them specially as upholstery filling
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Preparing/manufacturing of upholstery materials or elements (e.g. filling fibres, feathers etc.).

Cleaning or conditioning of bed feathers (B68G 3/02 takes precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Processing, washing down or feather used for filling upholstery.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cleaning, conditioning
Washing machines in general
Resilient upholstery pads; (finished upholstery B68G 11/00; [N: making upholstery from plastics B29D 99/0092 ]; waddings, fleeces, mats, or like products of fibrous structure, see the relevant classes)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Resilient cushions, cushioning elements, pads etc. meant to be or to make part of an upholstery.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Platforms for supporting wrists
Making upholstery from plastics
Finished upholstery
Making upholstery (manufacturing upholstered panels B68G 13/00; [N: from plastics B29D 99/0092 ]; sewing-machines D05B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Manufacturing processes of upholstery.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
By moulding in situ, see first
Making upholstery from plastics
With integrated springs
Manufacturing upholstered panels
Carding machines or accessories
Sewing machines
Making upholstery from waddings, fleeces, mats, or the like (filling methods B68G 7/06 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Manufacturing upholstery using mainly fibrous materials.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Filling methods
Carding machines or accessories
Covering or enveloping cores of pads [N: (in plastics material using a matching die B29C 63/025 )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Processes or methods related to upholstery covers (e.g. manufacturing).

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Removable covers
In plastics material using a matching die
Turning inside out flexible tubular or other hollow articles
[N: Mattress-filling devices, i.e. sliding a tick or preformed cover over a cushion or sliding a cushion into a tick or preformed cover, e.g. by means of a press or of a depression table]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for filling or encasing mattresses or other upholstery elements.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Auxiliary devices for compressing or compacting materials and articles prior to wrapping or insertion into containers
Filling of cushions, mattresses, or the like
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

I.e. filling with bulk materials

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Quilting (tools B68G 15/00 ); Elements therefor
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. placing quilting buttons

E.g. quilting tables

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Other upholstery attaching means
Upholstery buttons
Affixing tags using paddle-shaped plastic pins
Tools
Tables compressing locally for facilitating and localising the placing of quilting buttons
Machines for sewing quilts or mattresses
Finishing of edges
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. device

E.g. fixed tables presenting a device for the finishing of edge movable around the table

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Edges per se, armed or not
Movable tables, i.e. with at least one movable part
Machines for sewing quilts or mattresses
Machines for sewing the edges of mattresses
[N: Edge welts]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

E.g. wedge making machines

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Decorative or ornamental welts
Welt sewing machines, e.g. for shoes
Wedges for tarpaulins or similar covers
Other elements specially adapted for fastening, fixing, or finishing, in upholstery work
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Methods/processes for attaching or fastening upholstery in general, if not otherwise provided for:

  • e.g. covers to upholstery or their frame;
  • e.g. fixing handles on mattresses;
  • e.g. placing attaching means, e.g. "Velcro" bands, during the moulding;
  • e.g. fixing median bands on mattresses
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Upholstery attaching means
Handles per se
Affixing tags using paddle-shaped plastic pins
Arrangements of fasteners and clips specially adapted for attaching inner vehicle liners or mouldings
Placing upholstery springs in pockets; Fitting springs in upholstery
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Methods for placing upholstery springs in pockets for manufacturing pocket-spring mattresses.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Spring inlays for mattresses
Mounting of mattress innersprings on border frames
Connecting ends of helical springs for mattresses
Hand tools for positioning or withdrawing coil springs
Springs per se
Special rules of classification within this group

Turning springs inside the pockets should be given Indexing Code B68G 2009/005

Finished upholstery not provided for in other classes [N: (making upholstery from plastics B29D 99/0092 )]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Upholstery structures in general.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Platforms for supporting wrists
Making upholstery from plastics
Upholstered panels ([N: making upholstery from plastics B29D 99/0092 ]; specially adapted for sound-absorption E04B, G10K, [N: e.g. G10K 11/00 ])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Manufacturing panel-like upholstered elements e.g. for furniture.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Making upholstery from plastics
Specially adapted for sound-absorption
Auxiliary devices and tools specially for upholstery
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Tools and devices related to manufacturing/recycling upholstery not otherwise provided for.

E.g. upholstery material removing machine

E.g. strap tensioning devices;

E.g. devices facilitating mattress-filling;

E.g. devices for turning over covers

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Quilting needles
Devices for beating mattresses
Devices for handling mattresses
Portable tools for affixing tags using paddle-shaped plastic pins
[N: Worktables or workframes]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Workframe: manufacturing machine carrying out a plurality of work steps.

  • e.g. movable tables for handling mattresses or maintaining the mattress during the finishing of the edges;
  • e.g. supporting machines for beating mattresses;
  • e.g. frames for turning over or moving mattresses;
  • e.g. tables compressing locally for facilitating and localising the placing of quilting buttons
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Needle tables
FIXED tables with guidance of the device for the finishing of edges
Machines for sewing quilts or mattresses
Sewing-machine elements for feeding, positioning, handling or treating the work
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