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TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (guiding railway traffic, ensuring the safety of railway traffic B61L; arrangement of road signs or traffic signals E01F 9/00; radar or analogous systems, sonar systems, lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control G01S 13/91, G01S 15/88, G01S 17/88; { radar or analogous systems, sonar systems, lidar systems specially adapted for anti-collision purposes G01S 13/93, G01S 15/93, G01S 17/93})C2010.02
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Traffic control; traffic monitoring.

Identification of traffic offenders.

Anti-collision systems.

Navigation systems wherein the calculation of the navigation route takes into account traffic situation. The navigation route can be carried out onboard or offboard.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Subclass G08G covers arrangements, located in land, water, air or space vehicles or on the ground, for controlling road vehicles, marine craft or aircraft within a traffic environment, e.g. anti-collision systems.

This subclass does not cover arrangements for the control of position, course, altitude or attitude of land, water, air or space vehicles, not being specific to a traffic environment, e.g. automatic pilots, unmanned vehicles, which are covered by group G05D 1/00.

Radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control or anti-collision systems are covered by specific groups of subclass G01S (see below).

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

Control of position, course, altitude or attitude of land, water, air or space vehicles, not being specific to a traffic environment, e.g. automatic pilots

Guiding railway traffic, ensuring the safety of railway traffic

Radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control

Radar or analogous systems, sonar systems or lidar systems specially adapted for anti-collision purposes

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

Combined instruments indicating more than one navigational value

Head-up displays

Image analysis

Maps, route diagrams

Navigation, i.e. determining the position and course of land vehicles, ships, aircrafts or space vehicles

Pattern recognition

Services making use of the location of users or terminals, specially adapted for wireless communication networks

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

Fleet

Designates (land, water, air or space) vehicles belonging to a group for a specific purpose and monitored by a common central station

Traffic control systems for road vehicles (arrangement of road signs or traffic signals E01F 9/00; {(automatic vehicle control B62D)})
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Arrangements for controlling road vehicles within a traffic environment, e.g. anti-collision systems.

Traffic signal control.

Traffic lights per se.

Vehicle position monitoring for fleet management.

Management of passenger vehicles circulating according to a fixed time schedule, e.g. buses, trains or trams. Indication of free spaces in parking areas.

Platooning, i.e. the control of the admission or release of vehicles to or from a platoon (a synonym for "convoy", see Glossary). This includes the organisation of vehicles within platoons, involving an exchange of information between the control system and the vehicles, i.e. the number of vehicles, acceptance or refusal of new vehicles in the platoon, and where in the platoon the new vehicle may be inserted.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Group B60W 30/00 covers drive control systems using conjoint control of vehicle sub-units for road vehicles under the drive of a human being, whereby the control is of single vehicles. Examples are: drive control systems for predicting or avoiding probable or impending collision otherwise than by control of a particular sub-unit, covered by group B60W 30/08; cruise control, covered by group B60W 30/14; and cruise control of distance between vehicles, e.g. keeping a distance to preceding vehicle, covered by B60W 30/16.

This group covers traffic lights per se (under G08G 1/095). Mechanical aspects of light devices for fixed installations are covered by group F21S 8/00, advertising or display means on roads are covered by group G09F 19/22, circuits arrangements for electric light sources in general are covered by group H05B 37/00.

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

Arrangement of road signs or traffic signals

Arrangements for measuring levels and bearings for surveillance and navigation

Automatic vehicles

Details of display instrumentation

Guiding railway traffic, ensuring the safety of railway traffic

Radio navigation systems, e.g. for locating, measuring distances or velocity

Road pricing or congestion charging of vehicles or vehicle users

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

Advertising or display means on roads

Arrangement of road signs or traffic signals

Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lightning devices

Arrangements or fittings on vehicles for protecting or preventing injuries to occupants or pedestrians in case of accidents or other traffic risks

Circuits arrangements for electric light sources in general

Cruise control of distance between road vehicles, e.g. keeping a distance to preceding vehicle

Light devices intended for fixed installation

Optical viewing arrangements for cars

Parking meters

Radar or analogous systems, sonar systems, lidar systems specially adapted for traffic control

Radar or analogous systems, sonar systems, lidar systems specially adapted for anti-collision purposes

Registering or indicating the working of vehicles

Road vehicle cruise control, e.g. for controlling the distance between vehicles

Road vehicle drive control systems for predicting or avoiding probable or impending collision otherwise than by control of a particular sub-unit

Safety devices for propulsion-unit control, specially adapted for or arranged in vehicles

Steering controls

Vehicle brake control system

Vehicle fittings for automatically controlling vehicle speed

Vehicle fittings for preventing or indicating unauthorised use or theft of vehicles

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

C onvoy / platoon

means a group of vehicles which is controlled as a whole by exchange of data or information between the vehicles themselves (i.e. inter‑vehicle communication) or with one or more external sources (i.e. central source or distributed sources)

including pedestrian guidance indicator
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Devices for pedestrians in road traffic situations.

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

Aiding invalids to walk about with electronic detecting means

Counting means; controlling and registering access of persons to restricted areas or devices

The pass performing a presence indicating function

Detecting movement of traffic to be counted or controlled (G08G 1/07 to G08G 1/14 take precedence)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Controlling traffic signals to indicating individual free spaces in parking areas

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

Arrangements or apparatus for collecting fares, tolls or entrance fees at a control point

{Measuring and analyzing of parameters relative to traffic conditions}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Statistic measurements by means of data collection.

Traffic data analysis by means of mathematical methods.

Floating car (FCD): the data is collected by the vehicle and it is then

transferred to a central station.

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

Communicating information to a remotely located station

In which a programme is changed according to experience gained by the computer itself during a complete run; Learning machines

Locating users or terminals

Registering or indicating the working of vehicles

With additional information processing

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

FCD

Floating Car Data

xFCD

extended Floating Car Data

with provision for distinguishing between two or more types of vehicles, e.g. between motor-cars and cycles
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

to distinguish between car, bus, truck and different categories of vehicles being able to make a distinction between the type of vehicles.

identifying vehicles (G08G 1/015, G08G 1/054 take precedence)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

To identify a specific car, for example plate number, driver, colour etc. How to recognize specific vehicles overtrading a highway rule.

Identifying the specific vehicle, plate number, colour etc.

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

Distinguishing between two or more types of vehicles

Photographing over speeding vehicles

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

Gantries or semi-gantries

Image acquisition, target detection

Individual entry or exit registers

Toll systems

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

AVI

Automatic Vehicle Identification

using treadles built into the road (pads or other sensitive devices responsive to passage of vehicles E01F 11/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Pads or other sensitive devices responsive to passage of vehicles

Piezo-electric devices; electrostrictive devices; magnetostrictive devices

Road surface markings, informing road users e.g. illuminated

Sensors

using optical or ultrasonic detectors
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Closed TV Systems

For detecting the presence of an object

For detecting the presence of an object

Housing arrangements

Imaging using radar

Interferometer, Doppler SAR

Recognising traffic patterns

Systems using the reflection or reradiating of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves

Systems using the reflection or reradiating of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves

Television

Video recorder in combination with video camera

using inductive or magnetic detectors
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Antennas in association with traffic control

Electric or magnetic prospecting or detecting

Operating with magnetic or electric fields produced or modified by objects or geological structures or by detecting devices

Using induction coils

with provision for compensation of environmental or other condition, e.g. snow, vehicle stopped at detector
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

With the aim that the identification systems work properly

To ensure the proper functioning of the device.

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

Meteorology

with provision for determining speed or overspeed {(speed measuring in general G01P)}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Cameras for overspeed

Controlling speed by externally generated signals

Including a device to audibly, visibly or otherwise signal the existence of unusual or unintended speed

Speed measuring in general

Velocity or direction measurement instrument designed for traffic control

Controlling traffic signals
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

For crossings or accesses to highways.

Refers especially to traffic lights / for control or monitoring of a multiplicity of traffic signals and not individual ones

Cycle: of traffic light, i.e. red/green/yellow / Green wave etc.

{Ramp control}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Access to highways: e.g. monitoring driving on the wrong way, warning when entering in the wrong direction etc.

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

Road crossings on different levels; interconnections between roads on different levels; Structure of roads

using a free-running cyclic timer
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Fixed frequency without external triggers.

Override of traffic control, e.g. by signal transmitted by an emergency vehicle
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

When emergency vehicle brakes the cycle for passing and in this way it changes the light of traffic lights to prevent collisions with emergency vehicle

Changing the green light cycles so that emergency vehicles find the traffic lights always in green and avoid possible accidents.

Arrangements for giving variable traffic instructions ({railroad crossing signals B61L; reflectors E01F, G08B}; indicating arrangements for variable information by selection or combination of individual elements G09F 9/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Adapted for handsfree use in a vehicle

Arrangements for executing specific programmes

By interfacing with the vehicle audio system

Electric circuits in a car

Including a wireless interface

Indicating arrangements for variable information by selection or combination of individual elements

Information retrieval

Information retrieval

Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field

Railroad crossing signals

Reflectors

Road surface markings

Specially adapted for audible or vibrational signalling, e.g. rumble strips across a lane, or for enforcing reduced speed, e.g. speed

Systems or methods specially adapted for administrative, commercial, financial, managerial, supervisory or forecasting purposes,not involving significant data processing.

Traffic signs

{Traffic information broadcasting (broadcasting communication H04H)}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Structure and reception of radio messages such as RDS, TMC.

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

Broadcasting communication

Broadcasting communication, signal waveform

Construction details of receivers to be used in vehicles

Digital broadcasting

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

DAB

Digital Audio Broadcasting

RDS-TMC

Traffic Message Control

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

Appliances for aiding invalids to walk about

Arrangement of road signs or traffic signals. Only for mechanical aspects

Arrangements for obstructing or restricting traffic, e.g. gates, barricades (for railway crossings B61L); preventing passage of vehicles of selected category or dimensions ( E01F 13/12, E01F 13/126 take precedence)]

Audible signalling systems

Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems

Combination of elements; lights composed of LED's. No lightning, more arrangement

Combined visual and audible advertising or displaying

Combined visual and audible advertising or displaying, e.g. for public address

Control

Detecting lamp failure, circuits for controlling signals. lightning

Electric light sources using a combination of different types of light generation.

Electroluminescent light sources.

For supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle

free-standing; portable, e.g. for guarding open manholes

Illuminated signs / luminous advertising

Including a panel or array of photoelectric cells, e.g. solar cells

LEDs

Lights composed of LEDs

Lights composed of LEDS

Miscellaneous advertising or display means not provided for elsewhere

Mobile luminous signs

Optical elements other than lenses

Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation.

Signalling systems according to more than one of groups

Signalling systems according to more than one of groups, personal calling systems.

Supervision

Traffic lights, pillar shaped lights

Traffic lights; devices intended for fixed installation; pillar shaped lights; lights arranged on top of each other

Using special optical effects

With means for preventing ghost images

provided with indicators in which a mark progresses showing the time elapsed, e.g. of green phase
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Advertising or display means on roads, walls, or similar surfaces, e.g. illuminated

Illuminated signs in general

having an indicator mounted inside the vehicle, e.g. giving voice messages
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Management of the information to be presented to the driver. Docs in this group cover two possible aspects:

  • The information is neither traffic nor navigation information, since we have 0967 and 0968 for these. "Other" information such as events, advertisements, weather, emails, agenda, music, films, games etc. It can also be the combination of different kinds of information and how the information is outputted e.g. definition of priority, factors for selecting information.
  • Details on the output of information to the driver. e.g. on the display using map (not for navigation route! for route display use G08G 1/0969), highlighting, acoustic, haptic etc. Documents concerning the display of information to the driver, from a general perspective. Also the voice information provided.
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Instruments for indicating weather conditions

Systems involving transmission of highway information, e.g. weather, speed limits (transmission of navigation instructions to the vehicle G08G 1/0968)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For measuring distance travelled or combinations of speed and distance

Controlling speed by externally generated signals

Devices for measuring speed or acceleration

Engine indicators

Registering or indicating the working of vehicles

Transmission of navigation instructions to the vehicle

Systems involving transmission of navigation instructions to the vehicle {(navigation or navigational instruments specially adapted for navigation in a road network G01C 21/26)}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Navigation systems where traffic info is being transmitted or taken into account for the route

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

Beacons or beacon systems transmitting signals having a characteristic or characteristics capable of being detected by non-directional receivers and defining directions, positions, or position lines fixed relatively to the beacon transmitters

Control of position, course, altitude or attitude of vehicles

Dashboard

Digital computing/ forecasting purposes / optimization / routes

GPS NAVSTAR

Input/output arrangements for on-board computers

Locate: mobile terminal for navigation through cellular network

Map- or contour-matching

Measuring distance traversed on the ground by a vehicle

Measuring linear or angular speed or acceleration

Navigation or navigational instruments specially adapted for navigation in a road network

Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in preceding groups

Optimisation

Route searching; Route guidance

Structuring or formatting of map data

With correlation of data from several navigational instruments

{where the output is provided in a suitable form to the driver (details on I/O arrangements for onboard navigation computers G01C 21/36)}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

"Suitable" means in this context route instructions readable and understandable by a driver, contrary to coded information which should be interpreted.

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

Details on I/O arrangements for onboard navigation computers

{where the input to the navigation device is provided by a suitable I/O arrangement (details of I/O arrangements for onboard navigation computers G01C 21/36; I/O arrangements for general purpose computers G06F 3/00)}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Details of I/O arrangements for onboard navigation computers

I/O arrangements for general purpose computers

having a display in the form of a map
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Systems with display appearance of the route in the navigation systems (e.g. bird's eye view, division of the display into different areas, way of representing an arrow).

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

2D image generation

3D modeling

advertisements

dashboards

data computing in geographical databases

electronic maps

head-up displays

input and output arrangements for transferring data into a form capable to be handled

Supervising of traffic control systems, e.g. by giving an alarm if two crossing streets have green light simultaneously
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Detecting lamp failure

indicating the position of vehicles, e.g. scheduled vehicles; {Managing passenger vehicles circulating according to a fixed timetable, e.g. buses, trains, trams}(transmission of navigation instructions to vehicles G08G 1/0968)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

for public transport, scheduled vehicles (bus, trams, information transmitted to trains, vehicles using scheduled routes AND scheduled times, bus stop and time table related devices)

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

Non-scheduled vehicles

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

Bus stop signs (constructional details)

Digital computing (Traveller information; waiting times)

Location of subscribers

H04Q7/3855

Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations

to a central station; {Indicators in a central station}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Adapted for proprietary or special purpose networking environments

Ad-hoc network

Arrangements or apparatus for collecting fares, tolls or entrance fees at a control point with provision for taking into account a variable factor such as distance or time, e.g. for passenger transport (RENTAL)

Communicating information to a remotely located station

Communicating information to a remotely located station

Details of containers

B67D5/01

Devices in which the computing operation is performed by varying electric or magnetic quantities

/ analogue computers / for direction-finding, locating, velocity

Emergency signalling

Freight tracking

Organising the distribution of goods

Subscribers connected via radiolinks or inductive links: supplementary selecting services

H04Q7/221

Transmission from mobile station to base station

Transmission of position information

Transmission of position of a stolen car to a central station

Wireless LAN (WAN)

Indicating individual free spaces in parking areas
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Coin-free apparatus for payments

Collecting fares, tolls

Parking meter

Parking time

Parking in general as buildings

Using electronic distance sensors

Vehicle fittings for preventing or indicating unauthorized use or theft of vehicles

Anti-collision systems (road vehicle drive control systems for predicting or avoiding probable or impending collision otherwise than by control of a particular sub-unit B60W 30/08)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Stand-alone systems, like for example distance regulating systems or parking. Anti-collision when a real danger exists

Collision with another vehicle or an obstacle.

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

Parking aids

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

3D modeling

Action on the steering wheel; steering control; changing direction of vehicle

Adaptative cruise control (ACC), including means for detecting potential obstacles in vehicle path, speed control (distance)

Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons

Alarms responsive to a single specified undesired or abnormal operating condition and not elsewhere provided for 718 status alarms

Arrangements for adjusting wheel-braking force to meet varying vehicular or ground-surface conditions

Arrangements or adaptations of optical signalling or lighting devices.

Arrangements or fittings on vehicles for protecting or preventing injuries to occupants or pedestrians in case of accidents or other traffic risks

Automatic changing of lane, e.g. for passing another vehicle]

Automatic obstacle avoidance by steering]

Brake-action initiating means

Burglar, theft, or intruder alarms / using television cameras

Closed circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast

Combined with automatic distance control, i.e. electronic to bar]

Control of position / involving a plurality of land vehicles, e.g. fleet or convoy travelling /

Electric or fluid circuits specially adapted for vehicles /for occupant comfort

Extraction of features or characteristics of the image / Detecting partial patterns or configurations, e.g. loops, strokes, intersections] Image recognition

For automatic initiation; for initiation not subject to will of driver or passenger

For land vehicles.

For receiving images from a plurality of remote sources

Head-up displays

Image analysis, e.g. from bit-mapped to non bit-mapped Algorithms, mathematical calculations

Indicating a condition of sleep, e.g. anti-dozing alarms

Indicating risk of collision between vehicles (active). Signalling inside and outside the vehicle.

Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means

Measuring distances in light of sight (use of electric radiation detectors)

Methods or arrangements for reading or recognizing printed or written characters or for recognizing

Optical viewing arrangements, mirrors

Or traffic control, mobile tracking, guidance, surveillance or anti-collision

Position of lane controlled by optical means

Position on lane controlled by optical means (guidage action sur les commandes)

Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations

Radars for anti-collision;

Recognition of pedestrian obstacles

Recognition of scenes perceived from the perspective of a land vehicle (e.g.road recognition) (road lanes, markers, traffic signs; classifying obstacles)

Recognizing scenes under surveillance. (surveillance equipment installed on the infrastructure, not portable)

Recording in case of crash

Registering or indicating the working of vehicles

Responsive to centrifugal force acting on vehicle due to the path it is following

Responsive to externally generated signalling

Responsive to incapacity of driver

Responsive to vehicle path curvature, speed control.

Responsive to vehicle steering angle

Road vehicle drive control systems for predicting or avoiding probable or impending collision otherwise than by control of a particular sub-unit

Safety devices for propulsion-unit control, specially adapted for, or arranged in, vehicles, e.g. preventing fuel supply or ignition in the event of potentially dangerous conditions

Simulators for teaching or training purposes/ for teaching control of vehicles or other craft

Steering not otherwise provided for / parking aids

Systems using the reflection or reradiating of acoustic waves, e.g. sonar systems

Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems

Transmission between mobile stations, e.g. anti-collision systems

Transmission of position information to remote stations

T ransmission of signalsmeasuring vehicle parameters and indicating critical, abnormal or dangerous conditions

Travel path/likelihood collision

Use of optical means for parking

Vehicle fittings for automatically controlling, i.e. preventing speed from exceeding an arbitrarily established velocity or maintaining speed at a particular velocity, as selected by the vehicle operator

With means for avoiding collisions between vehicles

Special rules of classification within this group

To combine with Indexing Codes for stand-alone systems to monitor the surroundings of a vehicle.

{Decentralised systems, e.g. inter-vehicle communication}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Two-way communication between vehicles.

{event-triggered}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Two way communication between vehicles determined or triggered by an event like turning, braking, accident,...

Alerting surrounding vehicles of an accident situation: emission of signal to oncoming vehicles after first collision.

{Monitoring the location of vehicles belonging to a group, e.g. fleet of vehicles, countable or determined number of vehicles}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Fleet: vehicles responding to one or several criterias, e.g. vehicle under a common authority, vehicles in a determined area.

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

This is a group which should be outside of G08G 1/123 but for historical reasons it was made a two dot group and we have to cope with this structure.

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

ACC

B60W3/02

By at least one leading vehicle of the fleet

By controlling means in a control room]

Cargo logistics / routing

Combination of GPS with other systems

G01S5/14B3

Communication control / in which the network application is adapted for the location of the user terminal

Convoy travelling

Cordless telephones

Distance control

B60W3/04

Emergency signalling

Fleet control

Mobile subscribers locations

H04Q7/3855

Organisation

Organisation (data processing systems or methods, specially adapted for administrative, commercial, financial, managerial, supervisory or forecasting purposes)

Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks making use of the location of users or terminals

Simulators for teaching or training purposes

stolen cars

B60R25/10D2

Systems or methods specially adapted for administrative, commercial, financial, managerial, supervisory or forecasting purposes, not involving significant data processing.

Telephonic communication system with fire, police, burglar or other alarm systems

Transmission of location from mobile stations to central station

Transmission of position information

Transmission of position information

Transmitting operation measurements to the central station

Wireless LANs

H04L12/28W

Traffic control systems for marine craft (marking of navigational route B63B 22/16, B63B 51/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Arrangements, located in marine craft or in the sea, for controlling marine craft within a traffic environment, e.g. anti-collision systems.

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

Buoys specially adapted for marking a navigational route

Marking of navigational route

Anti-collision systems
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Warning to avoid collision with other vessels or fixed obstacles.

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

Arrangements of nautical instruments or navigational aids

Traffic control systems for aircraft {, e.g. air-traffic control [ATC]}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This groups covers arrangements, located in the aircraft or on the ground, for controlling aircraft within a traffic environment, and anti-collision systems.

Automatic landing aids

Systems for air traffic control with exchange of information;

  • Plurality of aircrafts
  • Military including flight formation
  • Exchange of information
  • Stand-alone with multiple sources of information (e.g. for control)
References relevant to classification in this subclass/group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Landing aids fitted in or to aircraft; safety measures fitted in or to aircraft to prevent collision with earth's surface

Arrangements for control of position, course, altitude or attitude of aircraft not specific to a traffic environment, e.g. automatic pilots

Visual or acoustic landing aids on the ground or on aircraft-carrier decks

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

Airborne radio transmission systems

Airborne wireless networks

Aircraft indicators

B64D 45/00 and subgroups

Altitude aircraft

Attitude aircraft

G05D 1/0808 and subgroups

Combined instruments indicating more than one navigational value, e.g. for aircraft; Combined measuring devices for measuring two or more variables of movement, e.g. distance, speed, acceleration

Communication protocol

Devices specially adapted for the protection against criminal attack, e.g. anti-hijacking systems

Flight directors

For transition from automatic pilot to manual pilot and vice versa

GPS

Ground installations (lighting, etc)

Lidar systems between aircrafts

Mechanical aspects of equipment for fitting in or to aircraft combined instruments indicating more than one navigational value

Meteorology

Optimisation of routes

Position of aircraft in 2D

Radar for anti-collision

G01S 13/93 and subgroups

Radar for meteorological use mounted on aircraft

Radar for terrain avoidance

G01S 13/94 and subgroups

Radar for traffic control

G01S 13/91 and subgroups

Radio transmission via aircrafts

H04B 7/185 and subgroups

Refuelling during flight

Rolling phase

With safety arrangements

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

Air Traffic Control (ATC)

is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air

TCAS

traffic collision avoidance system ortraffic alert and collision avoidance system

{Transmission of traffic-related information to or from an aircraft (airborne radio transmission systems in general H04B 7/185; airborne wireless networks H04W 84/06)}
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Airborne network topologies

Airborne radio transmission systems in general

Arrangements or adaptations of instruments

For indicating aircraft speed or stalling conditions

{Arrangements for implementing traffic-related aircraft activities, e.g. arrangements for generating, displaying, acquiring or managing traffic information (head-up displays G02B 27/01; ground or aircraft-carrier-deck-installations B64F)}
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Head-up displays

Ground or aircraft-carrier-deck-installations

Arrangements or adaptations of instruments

For indicating aircraft speed or stalling conditions

{Traffic management of multiple aircrafts from the ground (G08G 5/003 takes precedence; data processing specially designed for resource management, e.g. scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources G06Q 10/06)}
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This subclass/group does not cover:

Flight plan management

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Data processing specially designed for resource management, e.g. scheduling or allocating time, human and machine resources

{Navigation or guidance aids for a single aircraft (details of equipment G08G 5/0017)}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Navigation aids within the aircraft to help the pilots in a determined flight situation.

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Details of equipment

For aircraft positioning relative to other aircraft

For aircraft positioning relative to the ground

or traffic control, mobile tracking, guidance, surveillance or anti-collision

Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations

Transmission of position information to remote stations

{for cruising (combined instruments indicating more than one navigational value G01C 23/00)}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Cruising excludes the landing, take-off and taxiing phases.

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Combined instruments indicating more than one navigational value

{Surveillance aids (scene image recognition G06K 9/00624)}
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Scene image recognition

Secondary surveillance radar (SSR) in general

Systems using reradiation of radio waves, e.g. secondary radar systems; Analogous systems

Systems using the reflection or reradiation of radio waves

{for monitoring traffic from the aircraft (radar or analogous systems specially adapted for traffic control G01S 13/91)}
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Radar or analogous systems specially adapted for traffic control

{for monitoring traffic from a ground station (radar or analogous systems specially adapted for traffic control G01S 13/91)}
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Radar or analogous systems specially adapted for traffic control

{for monitoring terrain (radar or analogous systems specially adapted for terrain avoidance G01S 13/94)}
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Radar or analogous systems specially adapted for terrain avoidance

{for monitoring atmospheric conditions (radar or analogous systems specially adapted for meteorological use G01S 13/95; meteorology G01W)}
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Meteorology

Radar or analogous systems specially adapted for meteorological use

Automatic { approach or} landing aids, i.e. systems in which flight data of incoming planes are processed to provide landing data (landing aids fitted in or to aircraft B64D 45/04; visual or acoustic landing aids B64F 1/18)
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Aircraft indicators or protectors not otherwise provided for / Devices specially adapted to indicate the position of a movable element of the aircraft, e.g. landing gear

Alighting gear for aircraft / brakes / hooks

Automatic pilot

For landing purposes

Ground or aircraft-carrier-deck-installations

Landing aids fitted in or to aircraft

Radar or analogous systems, designed for traffic

Scheduling in real time

To help an aircraft pilot in the rolling phase (dispositifs embarqués qui aident à optimiser la performance au décollage, notamment la longueur de piste parcourue, l'angle au décollage ...)

Visual or acoustic landing aids

{Navigation or guidance aids (radar or analogous systems specially adapted for landing purposes G01S 13/913)}
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Radar or analogous systems specially adapted for landing purposes

Anti-collision systems
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This subgroup covers arrangements, located in the aircraft or on the ground, for warning the crew about a collision to be avoided with other aircrafts or flying itenties.

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Avoid collision with earth for plane

Combined instruments indicating more than one navigational value, e.g. for aircraft; Combined measuring devices for measuring two or more variables of movement, e.g. distance, speed, acceleration

Contour matching (correction of navigation data)

Control of altitude for aircraft

Indicating value of two or more variables simultaneously

Measuring height (altimeters for aircraft)

Modification de trajectoire pour évitement.

Radar for anti-collision between aircraft

Radars for terrain avoidance systems

To ensure stability

To follow the profile of ground of aircraft

{Navigation or guidance aids, e.g. determination of anti-collision maneuvers (radar or analogous systems specially adapted for anti-collision between aircraft G01S 13/9303)}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Anti-collision systems where maneuver instructions are given to the pilots to avoid collision and not limited to a warning indication.

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

Radar or analogous systems specially adapted for anti-collision between aircraft

for control when on the ground
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This subgroup covers arrangements, located in the aircraft or on the ground, for controlling aircraft when on the ground, i.e. on the airport

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

Arrangement of optical beacons

Ground or aircraft-carrier-deck-installations

Rolling phase

Visual or acoustic landing aids

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