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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/group 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/group 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/group, 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 subclass/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 subclass/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 [N: wall or like] openings; Layout of fixed or moving closures, e.g. windows [N: 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 subclass/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 subclass/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 subclass/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 [N: (insulated compound frames specially adapted for sliding doors or windows E06B 3/26347 )]; Border constructions therefor
Definition statement
This subclass/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 subclass/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
G02B7/005
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 ([N: arrangements against burglary at the edges of the wings E06B 5/113]; screening or similar protective devices E06B 9/00 )
Definition statement
This subclass/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 maingroup
This subclass/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 subclass/group does not cover:
Airflow control members per se
Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

In this subclass/group, 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[N: and E06B 3/677]; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84 )
References relevant to classification in this subgroup
This subclass/group does not cover:
Double glazing
Heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas
Measures for draining-off condensed water or water leaking-in; [N: 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 ([N: specially adapted for fireproof or similar closures E06B 5/164;] E06B7/098 takes precedence; [N: fixed sealing joints E04B 1/68; Devices for fitting sealing strips E04F21/80 ])
References relevant to classification in this subgroup
This subclass/group 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 [N: edge protecting devices for door leaves E06B 3/88; special glazing; emergency glazing; double glazing E06B 3/66 ]
Definition statement
This subclass/group 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 subclass/group does not cover:
Sporting equipment on doors
Special glazing; emergency glazing; double glazing
Edge protecting devices for door leaves
Screening or protective devices for [N: 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 subclass/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 maingroup
This subclass/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 [N: (emergency release of window grilles E05B 65/1033; security bars for wings E05C 19/003 )]
References relevant to classification in this subgroup
This subclass/group 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 subclass/group 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; [N: 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 subclass/group 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 [N: screens A47G 5/00 ]
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group 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 subclass/group 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; [N: cattle grids A01K 3/002; features peculiar to electrified wire fencing A01K 3/005 ])
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

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

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/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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