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

Processing, washing down or feather used for filling upholstery.

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

Cleaning, conditioning

Washing machines in general

Resilient upholstery pads (finished upholstery B68G 11/00; {making upholstery from plastics B29D 99/0092}; waddings, fleeces, mats, or like products of fibrous structure, see the relevant classes)
Definition statement
This 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 group does not cover:

Platforms for supporting wrists

Making upholstery from plastics

Finished upholstery

Making upholstery (manufacturing upholstered panels B68G 13/00; { from plastics B29D 99/0092}; sewing-machines D05B)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Manufacturing processes of upholstery.

References relevant to classification in this group
This 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 subgroup covers:

Manufacturing upholstery using mainly fibrous materials.

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

Filling methods

Carding machines or accessories

Covering or enveloping cores of pads {(in plastics material using a matching die B29C 63/025)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

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

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

Removable covers

In plastics material using a matching die

Turning inside out flexible tubular or other hollow articles

{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 subgroup covers:

Devices for filling or encasing mattresses or other upholstery elements.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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 subgroup covers:

I.e. filling with bulk materials

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

Presses

Quilting (tools B68G 15/00); Elements therefor
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

E.g. placing quilting buttons

E.g. quilting tables

References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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 subgroup 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 subgroup 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

{Edge welts}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

E.g. wedge making machines

References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup 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 subgroup 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 subgroup 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 group covers:

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

References relevant to classification in this group
This 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 {(making upholstery from plastics B29D 99/0092)}
Definition statement
This group covers:

Upholstery structures in general.

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

Platforms for supporting wrists

Making upholstery from plastics

Upholstered panels ({making upholstery from plastics B29D 99/0092}; specially adapted for sound-absorption E04B, G10K, { e.g. G10K 11/00})
Definition statement
This group covers:

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

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

Making upholstery from plastics

Specially adapted for sound-absorption

Auxiliary devices and tools specially for upholstery
Definition statement
This 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 group does not cover:

Quilting needles

Devices for beating mattresses

Devices for handling mattresses

Portable tools for affixing tags using paddle-shaped plastic pins

{Worktables or workframes}
Definition statement
This subgroup 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 subgroup 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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Last Modified: 10/11/2013