The general characteristics of the types of receivers here included
are that they are emptied through openings different from those
through which they are filled, that they receive at intervals and
are emptied or discharged in bulk, and that they are intended to
be filled and emptied by different persons. These need not all be
present in each case.
SECTION II - LINES WITH OTHER CLASSES AND WITHIN THIS CLASS
Deposit and collection safes will be found in Class 109, Safes,
Bank Protection, or a Related Device, in the appropriate subclasses.
This subclass is indented under the class definition. Miscellaneous money boxes or banks in which the money is
inserted through a slot or other small opening. They are portable,
but as distinguished from portable fare boxes, are not provided
with such handles as facilitate their presentation to others by
the holder for coin insertion.
Note. When the box is essentially a toy, as by reason of an
amusement feature, it is classified elsewhere. See Search Class note
This subclass is indented under the class definition. Receivers for tickets, coins, or tokens which represent
the fare and which are inserted through a slot or other small opening.
This subclass contains such fare-boxes as are not otherwise herein
Note. Where the term "coin" is used hereinafter,
it is intended to refer also, when suitable, to tickets or other
This subclass is indented under subclass 15. The collection device does not here receive or hold the
coins in the first place, but is independent of and separable from
the storage compartment of the fare-box and is used for the removal
of the contents of this compartment at intervals.
This subclass is indented under subclass 17. Boxes which are specially adapted to house use by reason
of some other feature than that of an attached signal or alarm.
This other feature may be a pivoted body or other means permitting
access from either side or a chute for mail delivery into the house,
This subclass is indented under subclass 25. Wherein a single entrance or discharge opening is used for
all the compartments by relative movement of the compartments and
opening or by guides connecting at will with any compartment.
This subclass is indented under subclass 17. The receivers in which the mail is held, form also the doors
of the boxes. They are open upon the inner side, and so are accessible
for removal of mail when the doors are opened.
Note. When the entire box moves, the construction is classified
elsewhere. See Search Notes below.
This subclass is indented under subclass 17. Boxes intended for use in connection with other letter boxes
and modified for this purpose. The usual modification consists in
shaping them to conform to such other boxes in shape.
This subclass is indented under subclass 17. Bags or boxes in which the mail is transported from the
letter boxes to the post offices and which cooperate with the letter
boxes. In some cases these receptacles form the receivers of the
This subclass is indented under subclass 30. Subject matter wherein the construction is such that either
the receptacle or the box bottom, or both, must be closed and locked
before the receptacle can be removed from the box. Usually neither
of the parts can be unlocked by the carrier except when they are
This subclass is indented under subclass 31. Wherein the letter boxes themselves contain receivers in
which the mail is stored pending collection and from which this
mail is emptied into the auxiliary receptacles at intervals. The auxiliary
receptacles usually fit a number of boxes each and are carried from
one to another, each receiving the contents of a number of boxes.
This subclass is indented under subclass 17. Clips and open pockets for holding packages attached either
to the inside or to the outside of the box proper or independent
thereof if they do not then themselves form complete boxes.
This subclass is indented under the class definition. Subject matter having safeguards, generally fixed in location,
which protect milk from theft after delivery or which protect milk
receptacle from the weather.
Note. Inventions in the receptacle itself apart from the protecting
means are not here included.
This subclass is indented under subclass 41. Wherein the jambs cooperate with the receptacles or fastenings
therefor, so that access to the receptacles can be had when the
house doors or windows are open, and then only.
This subclass is indented under the class definition. Receptacles having separate restricted openings for deposit
and collection, respectively.
Note. "Restricted openings" include openings
structurally modified in such a manner as to render removal of deposited
material difficult or impossible without removal of a closure or
some act other than mere gravity flow (through an open outlet) or
dumping. Receptacles having unrestricted open tops for receiving
material are specifically excluded and are to be found in the appropriate receptacle
Note. In the patents classified in subclasses this and the
indented subclasses, removal (collection) is always from an opening
other than the receiving (deposit) opening.
Note. Plural receptacles under the class definition for general
purposes and such receptacles combined with accessory devices, except
those specifically provided for in the subclasses indented under
this subclass, are in subclass 1 of this class. Where one of the
plural receptacles is an article dispenser of the type provided
for in Class 221, classification is in Class 221, in subclasses
92+, particular attention being directed to subclass 102
which provides for article dispensing devices combined with structure defining
a separate receptacle for receiving used articles.
Note. Structures within the scope of the definition of this
subclass are classified in subclasses 2 to 43 of this class when the
function disclosed is in accordance with the definitions of such
subclasses. Accordingly, any search made in subclasses 43.1+ should
be completed by search in appropriate preceding subclasses.
This subclass is indented under subclass 43.1. Receptacles having structure associated with the receptacle
or the closures thereof for moving the deposited matter within the
receptacle. Such motion may be a mere rotation on a rotating inner
support or a movement towards or through one of the openings.
Note. This subclass includes trap type closure structures
only when the trap supports the deposited matter while it remains
in the receptacle.
This subclass is indented under subclass 43.1. Receptacles having horizontally aligned inlet and outlet
openings. Various internal structures as interlocking closures,
signals and supporting shelves are included. This subclass includes door
service cabinets and wall panel type deposit and collection receptacles
but is not limited thereto.
Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),
subclasses 27+ for a residual specific building structure combined
with a disparate article or a support thereof, particularly subclass
36.4 for such structure and a shelf.
This subclass is indented under subclass 43.1. Receptacles having means to support the receptacle.
Note. Patents disclosing and claiming supporting means and
falling within the definitions of subclasses preceding and coordinate
with this subclass have been cross-referenced here when the disclosure
includes a significant relationship between such supporting means
and other receptacle structure.
This subclass is indented under the class definition. Subject matter wherein constructions of the passages, traps,
or chutes through which letters, packages, coins or tokens pass
between the point of insertion and the receiving box. There are
included also covers, flaps, and doors for the inlet and outlet
openings, operating means for these or for the traps, and body construction
in so far as it forms the chute or permits inspection of the same.
Note. To complete this search, see the Search Class note below.
This subclass is indented under subclass 45. A pivoted plate, pocket, or other holder receives the mail
and by its movement causes or permits the passage of such mail into
the body of the box. The flap or door usually cooperates with the
trap to prevent unauthorized access to the contents.
This subclass is indented under subclass 49. Subject matter wherein these pockets are themselves in the
nature of chutes. The cylindrical casing within which they turn
acts as a bottom or end during a portion of the movement. One end
is sometimes closed; but in that case the mail is not supported
by this end.
This subclass is indented under subclass 44. Traps are movable rests, stops, or holders which temporarily
retain coins, etc., within the chute and which by their movement
discharge the coins upon another trap or into the receiver.
This subclass is indented under subclass 57. A pivoted member is so arranged that the coin may be directed
either to the cash box or to a refunding opening. These devices
are used frequently in telephone toll boxes.
This subclass is indented under subclass 44. Subject matter wherein removal of the contents by reversal
of a receptacle is prevented by a gravity-actuated closure or by
the action of a gravity-actuated lock, catch, or release.
These extend into the chute to check withdrawal of the contents
of the box. Shelves having fraud-preventive slits or other openings
in the body of the shelf are included here, as well as those notched
at the edges.
COIN DELIVERERS (E.G., FOR DUMPING INTO COLLECTOR"S
This subclass is indented under the class definition. Devices specially designed to receive coins (as customer"s
change) and having one or more movable parts which, when moved,
will cause delivery of the coins (usually into the customer"s
Special Receptacle or Package,
subclasses .8+ , for those for coins, including mats, trays, and
other receptacles specially designed to facilitate the picking up
of coins lying thereon or contained therein.
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