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COUNTING MECHANISMS; COUNTING OF OBJECTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (counting by measuring volume or weight of articles to be counted G01F, G01G; computers G06C to G06J; counting electric pulses H03K; counting characters, words or messages in switching networks for transmission of digital information H04L 12/08)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stepping or continuously-moving mechanical counters operated through one or more inputs applied to the lowest order mechanically or electrically.

Counting systems involving applications of either mechanical, electrical, or electronic counters.

References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass/group does not cover:
Counting live fish
Counting in machine for making cigarettes
Table equipment for counting of consumptions
Counting of pills
Score-keepers and score display devices
Counting in machines for shaping metal without removing material
Counting of sheets in platen presses
Counting in printing machines or presses
Counting in office copying machines
Counting of axles of rail vehicles
Counting in packaging machines
Counting of objects carriers conveyed pneumatically through a pipe or tube
Locks with counting devices
Counting by weighing
Adaptation of counters to electricity meters in electromechanical arrangements for measuring time integral of electric power or current
Counting of radioactive particles
Counting of photographic exposures
Watches with counting devices
Counting issued tickets
Counting of votes
Entry or exit registers
Counting coins
Counting of vehicles on a road or parking space
Teaching of counting
Counting electric pulses
Counting electronically
Counting characters, words, or messages in switching networks for transmission of digital information
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Tariff metering apparatus
Indicating or recording devices in volume flow meters
Inhalers incorporating mechanisms for counting actuations
Special rules of classification within this subclass

Subject-matter classified in G06M 7/00, G06M 9/00, and G06M 11/00 should also be classified in the relevant sub-group of G06M 1/08 if the means detecting the objects counted are of particular relevance.

Counting of objects carried by a conveyer
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Counting of randomly distributed loose objects moving past a counting station, like in chute conveyers.

Counting of objects distributed at random, e.g. on a surface
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Counting of objects in a static distribution.

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