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AUXILIARY WEAVING APPARATUS; WEAVERS` TOOLS; SHUTTLES
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Auxiliary apparatus combined with or associated with looms of subclass D03D not covered by the groups of that subclass. This aspect is covered by the main group D03J 1/00.

All tools for working on and setting-up the loom. This aspect is covered by the main group D03J 3/00.

Shuttles for weft insertion. This aspect is covered by the main group D03J 5/00.

Auxiliary apparatus combined with or associated with looms
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatuses which are closely associated with the loom but which are not covered by the groups of subclass D03D. These apparatuses are mounted normally on the loom and are often part of the loom.

[N: Cloth or warp beam replacement]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices, often carriages, to replace the warp beam or the cloth beam.

[N: Climatic conditioning or removing lint or dust]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Arrangements for confining or removing dust in winding, coiling, or depositing filamentary materia
Arrangements for confining or removing dust, fly, or the like in spinning machines
Devices for removing lint or fluff in knitting machines
[N: Displays or displaying data]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Displaying weft insertion data for pneumatic looms (i.e. weft projected in the shed by gas jet)
[N: Controlling a group of looms]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

The control of a group of looms, often according to an optimisation routine.

[N: Fabric inspection on the loom and associated loom control]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Inspecting textile materials (not on the loom)
[N: Cooling systems]
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Cooling systems present on machines of classes D02H (i.e. warpers, beaming machines etc), D03C (i.e. shedding mechanisms) and D03D (i.e. looms).

for treating warp, e.g. cleaning, moistening
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Moistening, sizing, oiling, waxing, colouring or drying filamentary material as additional measures during package formation s
Auxiliary apparatus combined with or associated with the loom for treating weft yarns
for treating weft
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Moistening, sizing, oiling, waxing, colouring or drying filamentary material as additional measures during package formation
Auxiliary apparatus combined with or associated with the loom for treating warp yarns
for slitting fabric
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Cutting-off of selvedges
Apparatus or processes for cutting, or otherwise severing, specially adapted for the cutting, or otherwise severing, of textile materials longitudinally
transferring bobbins between loom and winding station (bobbin-winding machines B65H)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Skips, cages, racks, or containers, adapted solely for the transport or storage of bobbins, cops or the like
for leasing warp (leasing in general D02H 9/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Leasing in general
Apparatus for joining warp ends (knot-tying tools D03J 3/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Methods of, or devices for, interconnecting successive lengths of material
Temples
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices and methods for width-wide spreading of the cloth on the loom.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tretching, tentering, or spreading textile fabrics by rotary disc, roller, or like apparatus in general
Weavers` tools, e.g. knot-tying tools
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

All tools used for working on and setting-up the loom.

Shuttles (swivel shuttles D03D 31/00; shuttles for smallware looms D03D 35/00; circular loom shuttles D03D 37/00; selvedge shuttles D03D 47/46)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Shuttles, normally carrying a bobbin, for weft insertion.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Swivel shuttles
Shuttles for smallware looms
Shuttles for circular looms
Selvedge shuttles
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013