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MARKING, INSPECTING, SEAMING OR SEVERING TEXTILE MATERIALS (seaming by sewing D05B; in connection with manufacturing, see the relevant subclasses)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Methods or devices for marking textile materials.

Methods or devices for inspecting textile materials.

Methods or devices for seaming textile materials.

Methods or device for cutting or severing textile materials.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Inspecting textile on the loom
Slitting fabrics on the loom
Marking textile materials; Marking in combination with metering or inspecting
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Decorating textiles
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Processes for producing decorative surface effects
Curtains Indexing Code
Special rules of classification within this group

If sensors for detecting the marking are present in the apparatus or method then both classes D06H 1/00 and D06H 3/00 should be given.

Inspecting textile materials (testing physical properties of textile materials G01N; [N: unwinding or rewinding apparatus incorporating inspecting devices B65H 16/026])
Special rules of classification within this group

If sensors for detecting the marking are present in the apparatus or method then both classes D06H 1/00 and D06H 3/00 should be given.

visually (D06H 3/12, D06H 3/14, D06H 3/16 take precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Inspecting textile materials by the eyes of an operator.

[N: Detecting errors in the position of weft threads]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Correcting errors in the position of weft threads
Inspecting hosiery or other tubular fabric; Inspecting in combination with turning inside-out, classifying, or other handling (turning inside-out per se D06G 3/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Investigating strength properties
Testing properties of cloths, hosiery
Seaming textile materials [N: (splicing webs B65H 21/00; seaming felts in paper-making machines D21F 7/10)]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Joining of preformed parts (e.g. welding of plastics materials) in general
Joining of preformed parts (e.g. plastics) by stitching
Apparatus or processes for cutting, or otherwise severing, specially adapted for the cutting, or otherwise severing, of textile materials (severing for making buttonholes A41H; hand cutting tools in general B26B; cutting machines in general B26D; severing otherwise than by cutting in general B26F; [N: web delivery apparatus incorporating cutting devices B65H 35/0006]; trimming seamed edges, shearing surfaces of fabrics, shearing lace or embroidery, e.g. cutting loose threads D06C)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Among others, details of cutting devices as such, even if disclosed in combination with another fabric process.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cutters for texteile
Cutters for plastic
specially adapted for cutting lace or embroidery (shearing, e.g. cutting loose threads, D06C)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus specially adapted for or processes for cutting lace or embroidery completely.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Apparatus or processes for shearing textile surfaces
Cutting rolls of material without unwinding
Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents the expression/word "slotting" is often used with the meaning "cutting through a roll perpendicular to the roll axis".

Severing by heat or by chemical agents [N: (by laser beam B23K 26/4055)]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Working by laser beam e.g. welding, cutting, boring of fabrics
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Severing by heating (with a cutting edge)
Severing by means other than cutting (e.g. by chemicals)
Severing by using heat (without a cutting edge) in general
Severing by radiation
Joining preformed parts by welding and severing
[N: using ultrasonic vibration]
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Joining of preformed parts (e.g. plastics) using ultrasonic vibrations
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Last Modified: 10/11/2013