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FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22 ; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10 ; skylights E04B 7/18 ; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)
Definition statement
This subclass covers:

Fixed and movable closures for openings in buildings; Windows and doors themselves, and items that are installed before them, like blinds, screens or shutters; Insulating glazing units; Closures in fences, e.g. gates; Turnstiles.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Apparatuses or machines for the production of doors or windows are not classified in E06B, except machines for the production of insulating glazing units, and mounting tools.

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

Shades of blinds for greenhouses

Shop furniture

Picture frames

Curtains

Making metal frames

B21D5/74

Clamps for holding while making frames

Holes in frames for fittings

Assembly apparatus

Welding plastic frames

Automobiles

Vehicle door or window arrangements

Train

Lids for car boot or bonnets

Ships

Aeroplanes

Laminated or coated glass

Laminated glass

Wash/drying machines

Sliding partition walls

E02B2/00

Curtain walls

Roof windows

Sunshades, awings

Awnings

Decorative trim

Locks

Hinges

Safes

Refrigerators

Testing of doors or windows

G01M19/00

Display boards

Glossary of terms
In this subclass, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Wing

swingable, slidable or otherwise movable member such as a door or window, for closing an opening

Wing frame

the peripheral edge or edges which define the outer border of the wing

Border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings; Frames to be rigidly mounted in such openings (E06B 5/00 takes precedence; features relating also to inner frames or wing frames, features relating solely to the mounting of inner frames E06B 3/00 ; corner joints or edge joints E06B 3/96)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Constructions that are placed at the border of openings in walls, essentially between the wall structure and the door or window frame, e.g. fastening means or joints, and frames to be rigidly mounted in openings in walls.

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

Hand held tools for joints

Lintels

Roof windows and skylights

Mounting and marking devices for door leaves and frames

Features of rigidly-mounted outer frames relating to the mounting of wing framesWindow sashes or door leaves

Corber joints or edge joints

Doors, windows, or like closures for special purposes; Border constructions therefor

Trap-doors

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

General application of joints in buildings

Joints in roofs between windows or chimneys and the roof

Special rules of classification within this group

E06B 3/00 takes precedence when features relating to frames to be rigidly mounted also relate to the mounting of the wing frame.

Window sashes, door leaves, or like elements for closing {wall or like}openings; Layout of fixed or moving closures, e.g. windows {in wall or like openings}; Features of rigidly-mounted outer frames relating to the mounting of wing frames (E06B 5/00 takes precedence; shutters or the like E06B 9/00 ; glass panes C03)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Wings, including the wing frames and insulating glazing units therefor ; corner joints or edge joints ; machines specifically designed for the assembly of insulating glazing units

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

Glass panes per se, glass composition, coatings

Doors, windows, or like closures for special purposes; Border constructions therefor

Shutters or the like

Glossary of terms
In this group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

IGU

insulating glazing unit, e.i.unit comprising two or more glass or like panes permanently secured together

Doors, windows, or like closures for special purposes{(insulated compound frames specially adapted for sliding doors or windows E06B 3/26347)}; Border constructions therefor
Definition statement
This group covers:

Doors windows or like closures and border construction therefore which can readily be recognised as having a special purpose or function, e.g. fireproof doors, bullet-proof windows.

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

Elevator doors

Closures in false ceilings

Insulated compound frames specially adapted for sliding doors or windows

Flood barriers

Safety windows in connection with machinery

Electric heating systems in doors and windows

Pressure resistant sight glasses

Door or windows for electrical apparatus

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Transit doors, locks for bank protection

Special arrangements or measures in connection with doors or windows ({arrangements against burglary at the edges of the wings E06B 5/113} ; screening or similar protective devices E06B 9/00)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Special arrangements or measures in connection with doors or windows;

Accessories which are add-ons for doors or windows, e.g. sealing arrangements, door plates, finger guards, peep holes;

Ventilation arrangements which are part of the door or window construction

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Ventilation devices per se are covered by F24F. Wings or shutters with ventilation openings, e.g. louvre doors or windows belong in this area if the main purpose is providing ventilation. Intrusion protection shutters or grilles and also sun protection devices are covered by E06B 9/00. Door or window frames are covered by E06B 1/00. Door or window wings are covered by E06B 3/00. Hinges are classified in E05D and locks in E05B.

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

Arrangements against burglary at the edges of the wings

Screening or similar protective devices

for providing ventilation, e.g. through double windows; Arrangement of ventilation roses (airflow control members per se F24F 13/08)
References relevant to classification in this subgroup
This subgroup does not cover:

Airflow control members per se

Glossary of terms
In this subgroup, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Ventilation rose

Shutter with revoluble plate featuring apertures which can be aligned with apertures in window or static plate

Measures preventing the formation of condensed water (double glazing E06B 3/24 to E06B 3/28{ and E06B 3/677} ; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84)
References relevant to classification in this subgroup
This subgroup does not cover:

Double glazing

Heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas

Measures for draining-off condensed water or water leaking-in {frame members for draining off condensation water, throats at the bottom of a sash}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Draining means for water in cavity walls

Sealing arrangements on wings or parts co-operating with the wings ({specially adapted for fireproof or similar closures E06B 5/164 ; }E06B 7/098 takes precedence; { fixed sealing joints E04B 1/68 ; Devices for fitting sealing strips E04F 21/00})
References relevant to classification in this subgroup
This subgroup does not cover:

Fixed sealing joints

Sealing arrangements specially adapted for fireproof or similar closures

Weather seals of louvre doors

Other arrangements on doors or windows, e.g. door-plates, windows adapted to carry plants, hooks for window cleaners{(edge protecting devices for door leaves E06B 3/88 ; special glazing; emergency glazing; double glazing E06B 3/66)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Arrangements mounted on doors or windows; Finger plates; Peep-holes; Devices for speaking through; Windows in doors; Serving doors; Passing-through doors; Pet doors; Cupboards in doors; Finger plates

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

Sporting equipment on doors

Special glazing; emergency glazing; double glazing

Edge protecting devices for door leaves

Screening or protective devices for {wall or similar}openings, with or without operating or securing mechanisms; Closures of similar construction (E06B 5/10 takes precedence; wings for doors or windows, connected at their edges, E06B 3/48 ; additional indoor equipment of doors or windows, not forming part of the proper finishing work of a building, e.g. curtains, A47H ; gratings as building elements E04C 2/24 ; fastening means E05 ; operating-mechanisms for wings in general E05F)
Definition statement
This group covers:

Screening or protective devices for wall or similar openings;

Operating or securing mechanisms for screening or protective devices;

Grilles fixed to walls, doors, or windows;

Grilles moving with doors or windows;

Walls formed as grilles;

Shutters, movable grilles, or other safety closing devices, e.g. against burglary;

Roller shutters;

Roll-type grilles;

Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine;

Screens for privacy or appearance;

Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. Venetian blinds, roller blinds;

Screens for protection against insects, e.g. fly screens;

Operating, guiding or securing devices or arrangements for roll-type closures.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Loosely hanging draperies and curtains are covered by A47H. Screens with large interconnected wings or panels, like sectional doors are classified in E06B 3/48. Overhead wings or doors are covered by E05D 13/00. External sun protection screens are classified in E04F 10/00. Louvre doors or windows with ventilating features are covered by E06B 7/08.

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

Curtains

Gratings as building elements

Wings for doors or windows, connected at their edges

Doors or windows for protection against air-raid or other war-like action; for other protective purposes

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Suspension devices for wings

Operating-mechanisms for wings in general

Externally mounted sun screens

Grilles fixed to walls, doors, or windows; Grilles moving with doors or windows; Walls formed as grilles, e.g. claustra{(emergency release of window grilles E05B 65/1033 ; security bars for wings E05C 19/003)}
Definition statement
This subgroup covers:

Grilles attached to walls, doors or windows such that relative movement of grilles in relation to the supporting structure is not possible.

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

Emergency release of window grilles

Security bars for wings

Shutters, movable grilles, or other safety closing devices, e.g. against burglary (louvre windows or grilles E06B 7/08 ; lamellar blinds E06B 9/26)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Louvre windows or grilles

Lamellar blinds; Venetian blinds

Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance;{Slat blinds}(operating, guiding or securing devices or arrangements for roll-type closures E06B 9/56 ; free-hanging flexible screens A47H 23/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Curtains; Draperies; Free-hanging flexible screens

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Screens for household or table

Screens for vehicles

Removable non-load-bearing partitions

Operating, guiding or securing devices or arrangements for roll-type closures

Devices affording protection against insects, e.g. fly screens; Mesh windows for other purposes{(screens A47G 5/00)}
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Screens for household or table

Operating, guiding or securing devices or arrangements for roll-type closures; Spring drums; Tape drums; Counterweighting arrangements therefor (devices of general interest specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material B65H 75/34)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subgroup does not cover:

Suspension devices for wings

Operating mechanisms for wings in general

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Devices of general interest specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material

Power operated wings

Programme-control systems

Signalling or calling systems

Motor control

Home automation

Means for allowing passage through fences, barriers or the like, e.g. stiles (general features of doors E06B 1/00 to E06B 9/00 ; { cattle grids A01K 3/002 ; features peculiar to electrified wire fencing A01K 3/005})
Definition statement
This group covers:

Closures for allowing passage through fences; entry gates; turnstiles; safety gates for unloading docks

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

Suspension of gates per se

Cattle grids

Features peculiar to electrified wire fencing

Road barriers and traffic gates

Turnstiles with registering means

Coin-free facilities for turnstiles

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Bank protection devices

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