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STREET CLEANING; CLEANING OF PERMANENT WAYS; CLEANING BEACHES; DISPERSING {or preventing} FOG IN GENERAL {Cleaning street or railway furniture or tunnel walls} (cleaning in general B08B)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Methods and apparatus for cleaning streets, sports areas and the like.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Mowers convertible to apparatus for sweeping or cleaning lawns or other surfaces, e.g. to remove snow, or capable of sweeping or cleaning lawns or other surfaces
Domestic, i.e. indoor cleaning
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cleaning in general
Removing undesirable matter from roads or like surfaces, with or without moistening of the surface (for snow or ice E01H 5/00; cleaning tramway rails E01H 8/00; obstruction removers on vehicles B60R 19/00; in combination with application of bitumen or the like E01C 19/16; in combination with application of traffic line E01C 23/16; { Sweeping apparatus, particularly for lawns A01G 1/12; Removing undesirable matter from floors and similar surfaces A47L 5/00 to A47L 13/00} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Apparatus for removing undesirable matter, e.g. by brushing, pneumatic, hydraulic or magnetic effect.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Mower
Sweeping apparatus particularly for lawns
Removing undesirable matter from (indoor) floors and similar surfaces
Obstruction-removers on vehicles
Removing undesirable matter in combination with application of bitumen or the like
Cleaning cuts, grooves in pavement; trimming pavement edges
Removing undesirable matter in combination with application of traffic lines
Moistening per se
Removing snow
Cleaning tramway rails
Removing oil or like floating materials from open water
Built in cleaning device for tunnels or other underground cavities
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Brushes in general
Suction cleaners in general
Sand-blasting in general
Constructional measures for draining the road
Rotating brushes for removing snow
Applying liquids to roads or like surfaces, e.g. for dust control; Stationary flushing devices (combined with removal of undesirable matter E01H 1/00; spray heads, other outlets B05B; { applying hot water for melting snow E01H 5/10; applicators for melting liquids E01H 10/00; weed destruction E01H 11/00} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Mobile and fixed devices mainly for dust control.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Watering sportsgrounds
Dust-laying agents
Weed destruction on roads
Applying hot water for melting snow
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Spray heads and similar outlets
Applying liquids for road paving
Applying marking material
Combined with removal of undesirable matter
Hydrants
Working on surfaces of snow or ice in order to make them suitable for traffic or sporting purposes, e.g. by compacting snow (production of artificial snow F25C 3/04)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Working on surfaces of snow or ice in order to make them suitable for traffic or sporting purposes, e.g. by compacting snow.

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Production of artificial snow or ice for winter sports
Removing snow or ice from roads or like surfaces; Grading or roughening snow or ice (by applying de-icing agents E01H 10/00; obstruction removers on vehicles B60R 19/00; sand, gravel or salt spreaders E01C 19/20)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Obstruction removers on vehicles
Removing snow from vehicles
Stationary paving heating devices
Roughening by applying de-icing agents
Removing snow from roofs
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Shovels or spades
Apparatus equipped with, or having provisions for equipping with, both elements {for especially} removal of refuse or the like and elements for removal of snow or ice (E01H 8/10 takes precedence)
Special rules of classification within this group

Hardly used.

Removing undesirable matter from the permanent way of railways; Removing undesirable matter from tramway rails (E01H 1/00 to E01H 6/00 take precedence; { controlling vegetation E01H 11/00; removing ballast from rails or sleepers E01B 27/023; removing, cleaning the ballast itself E01B 27/04, E01B 27/06} )
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices or methods for removing dirt and snow from rails and railway tracks, including moving heating devices.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Obstruction removers on rail vehicles
Removing ballast from rails or sleepers or cleaning the ballast itself
Built in devices for protecting the permanent way against snow or ice
Controlling undesirable vegetation
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Removing snow in general
Plasma torches
Improving gripping of ice-bound or other slippery traffic surfaces, e.g. using gritting or thawing materials {Roadside storage of gritting or solid thawing materials; Permanently installed devices for applying gritting or thawing materials; Mobile apparatus specially adapted for treating wintry roads by applying liquid, semi-liquid or granular materials} (roughening ice by means of tools E01H 5/12; applying de-icing agents to rails E01H 8/10; thawing materials C09K 3/18; by constructional features E01C 11/24; {apparatus for distributing granular materials for road building purposes E01C 19/20; treatment of dispersed oil or similar pollution on roads E01H 1/001} )
Relationship between large subject matter areas

Apparatus for spreading granular material for roads in general are classified in E01C 19/20.

Apparatus specifically for treating wintry roads, like heated or wetted granular is classified in E01H 10/00.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Thawing materials
Apparatus for distributing granular materials for road building purposes
Improving gripping by constructional features
Treatment of dispersed oil or similar pollution on roads
Roughening ice by means of tools
Applying de-icing agents to rails
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Apparatus for distributing granular materials for road building purposes
Control of undesirable vegetation on roads {or similar surfaces} or permanent ways of railays, {e.g. devices for scorching weeds or for applying herbicides} ( {destruction of undesirable vegetation in general A01M 7/00 to A01M 15/00, A01M 21/00; weeding involving working the ballast E01B 27/00; mowers for embankments A01D 34/86; hedge shearing machines A01G 3/04} ) ; Applying liquids, e.g. water, weed-killer bitumen, to permanent ways (specially to rails E01H 8/10 {E01H 8/105, E01H 8/125} ; for preserving sleepers E01B 31/20)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Destruction of undesirable vegetation in general
Weeding involving working the ballast
Mowers for embankments
Applying liquids specially to rails
Preserving sleepers
Cleaning beaches { or sandboxes}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Oil removal from roads
Removing oil from open water
Dispersing {or preventing} fog in general, e.g. on roads, on airfields { (condensing atmospheric humidity in general A01G 15/00; obtaining drinking water from atmospheric humidity E03B 3/28; heating or blowing devices for keeping roads or the like free from snow or ice E01C 11/26) }
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Removing or preventing fog.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Condensing atmospheric humidity in general
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Heating or blowing devices for keeping roads or the like free from snow or ice
Obtaining drinking water from atmospheric humidity
Removing undesirable matter, e.g. rubbish, from the land, not otherwise provided for (gatherers for removing stones, roots or the like from the soil A01B 43/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Gatherers for removing stones, roots or the like from the soil
Special rules of classification within this group

Not used

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