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SECTION I - CLASS DEFINITION

This class includes patents relating to that portion of a land vehicle, secured to the running gear thereof, which operates as a receptacle or load carrier, together with the top or cover therefor.

SECTION II - LINES WITH OTHER CLASSES AND WITHIN THIS CLASS

This class is subordinate to Class 280, Land Vehicles, and is distinguished therefrom as set forth in the above definition.

Patents for bodies or load carriers for special purposes will be found in this class unless there exist other devices for the same purposes, in which devices a running gear is an essential feature, in which latter instance they have been placed in Class 280, Land Vehicles, subclasses 4 and 8+, or unless such bodies are for such purposes as would place them in a more specialized class, as Classes 180, Motor Vehicles; 212, Traversing Hoists; 298, Land Vehicles: Dumping; or 414, Material or Article Handling.

Patents for attachments for vehicles will be found in this class only when their functions limit them for use with vehicle bodies and tops; otherwise they will be found in Class 280, Land Vehicles, unless they are for such purposes as would place them in a more specialized class, as Classes 180, Motor Vehicles; 212, Traversing Hoists; 224, Package and Article Carriers; or 414, Material or Article Handling.

Seats in vehicles will be found in this class only when some part of the body is modified to cooperate with the seats; otherwise they are classified in Class 297, Chairs and Seats.

A door (access barrier or closure) in a vehicle body is found in this class (Class 296) when an accessory (e.g., trim, armrest, visor, etc.) or a feature correlated to a vehicle body is included. In the absence of such defining accessory or feature, a singular door structure is classified elsewhere. However, the feature of plural doors in a vehicle body is provided in this class.

SECTION III - REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES

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15Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning,   subclasses 250.001+ for an optical-member-attachable cleaner (e.g., windshield wiper, etc.).
49Movable or Removable Closures,   appropriate subclasses for particular car door structure when no defining accessory or feature correlated to a vehicle body is present.
52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   appropriate subclasses for enclosures and related components of more general application. In general a box-like structure or a related component thereof is in Class 52 even though defined or disclosed as used in a vehicle. Also a vehicle having means, e.g., an earth anchored brace or guy, to convert a vehicle to an in situ structure is also in Class 52.
62Refrigeration,   subclasses 239+ for refrigeration means combined with a vehicle feature.
105Railway Rolling Stock,   for vehicle bodies adapted for use on railways.
135Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane,   subclasses 88.01+ for sun and rain protectors adapted for use with the type of vehicle indicated. Where there is a plurality of independent supports or a bow construction hinged at each end upon the body, such patents will be found in this class (296).
160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   for (a) panel units in which a flexible fabric or other flexible sheet material forms the panel portion, (b) panel units formed of plural strips, slats, or panels, interconnected for relative motion (excluding those connected only by a common operator or mounted only in a common frame or on a common support), (c) panel units in the form of portable partitions, and (d) parts (a)-(c) combined with each other or with rigid closures or other panels. Such devices, even though disclosed as parts of land vehicle bodies or tops have been placed in Class 160 (with only the exceptions set forth below and in the notes to particular subclasses in Class 296). These exceptions are (a) where organized to form a vehicle body enclosure, claimed in combination with particular additional features of vehicle body structure (as connections between vehicle top or bottom and sides, body bracing, etc.) or in a particular relation to the vehicle other than merely in a vehicle opening; and (b) claimed in combination with vehicle accessories (as windshield wipers, seats, steps, rear view mirrors, etc.). In all cases where flexible filled fabric frames are solely disclosed, they have been placed in Class 160, Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel, whether or not the fabric has been claimed.
212Traversing Hoists,   subclasses 180+ for a traversing hoist attachment for a vehicle body.
362Illumination,   subclasses 459+ for vehicles combined with illuminating means, where the vehicle structure is altered only to the extent necessary to provide for the vehicle lighting.
428Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles,   appropriate subclasses for a stock material product in the form of a single or plural layer web or sheet, which may be used in the construction of a vehicle body or top.
446Amusement Devices: Toys,   subclass 470 for specific body structure of toy vehicles.

SUBCLASSES

[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 1.01]    1.01BODIES:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter wherein all portions of the land vehicle are secured to the running gear operating as a receptacle or load carrier.

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108Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces,   subclasses 51.11 through 57.34for industrial platforms, e.g., pallets or skids.
267Spring Devices,   subclass 120 for a fluid spring device useful in the cushioning of (a) a vehicle body on its undercarriage or (b) structure supported from the vehicle body frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 1.02]    1.02Handle or assist grip:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter including a graspable member attached to the vehicle for occupant’s aid.

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214,for a headliner and grip combination.

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16Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, etc.),   subclasses 110.1 through 430for handles, per se.
292Closure Fasteners,   subclass 336.3 for an operator with a knob or handle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 1.03]    1.03Vibration reduction:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter including a means for attenuating the amplitudes of periodic stresses of portions of the vehicle body often associated with noise and referred to as NVH (noise, vibrations and harshness).

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181Acoustics,   subclass 141 for acoustics combined with the subject matter of another class.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 1.04]    1.04Safety device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter including a device which promotes safety of the occupants or pedestrians.

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68.1,for a vehicle mounted safety seat.
187.05,for a vehicle modified interiorly for impact.
190.03,for operator’s protection in a cab structure.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 748 through 753for passenger safety guards and subclasses 728.1-743.2 for airbags.
297Chairs and Seats,   subclasses 216.1 through 216.2for a detail of a car seat.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 1.05]    1.05Theft:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter wherein the vehicle body is modified to prevent stealing of the vehicle.

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70Locks,   subclass 237 for an automotive lock and subclass 261 for a seat lock.
340Communications: Electrical,   subclass 426 for a vehicle burglar alarm.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 1.06]    1.06Plug:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter including a vehicle body aperture and a stopper or closure for the aperture.

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166,for a docking passage means between cab and camper structure, for example.

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclass 8.1 for vestibule connections between multiple bodies.
174Electricity: Conductors and Insulators,   subclass 668 for a grommet-type hole closure for an electrical conductor.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 1.07]    1.07Accessories:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter wherein a portion of the land vehicle includes a supplementary member for aesthetics or the convenience of the occupant.

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381Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices,   subclass 86 for a vehicle speaker.
455Telecommunications,   subclass 422 for cellular telephone systems.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 1.08]    1.08Trim:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.07.  Subject matter wherein the supplementary member includes a structure for decoration of the vehicle.

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52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   subclass 716.5 for an in-situ attached vehicle trim.
428Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles,   subclass 31 for vehicle body ornamentation.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 1.09]    1.09Armrest:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.07.  Subject matter including a member attached to the vehicle for supporting an occupant’s arm.

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153,for a door-mounted armrest.

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297Chairs and Seats,   subclasses 411.2 through 411.46for an armrest for a seat.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 1.11]    1.11Mirror:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.07.  Subject matter including a mirror attached to the vehicle body.

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248Supports,   subclass 446 for mirror support.
359Optical: Systems and Elements,   subclass 838 for mirror structure and subclass 603 for an anti-glare mirror.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 2]    2Cutter:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Specially adapted for use as cutters.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 3]    3Racks:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Bodies in the form of a rack, usually designed to carry special loads.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 4]    4Barrel:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Racks specially adapted to carry barrels or articles of similar cylindrical shape.

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410Freight Accommodation on Freight Carrier,   subclass 68 for a freight carrying vehicle having an integrally constructed rack for transporting bulk material containers; see, too, subclass(es) 31+ wherein such a rack is constructed to accommodate a group or article of some particular shape (e.g., regularly contoured, under subclasses 32+).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 5]    5Tobacco:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Carrying racks designed for use in harvesting tobacco.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 6]    6Hay:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Carrying racks designed to convey loose hay.

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414Material or Article Handling,   for hay racks with special loading or unloading features.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 7]    7Extensible:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 6.  Having means permitting lengthening or shortening of the rack.

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26.08+,provided with means whereby the length of the body may be changed.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 8]    8Metallic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 6.  Where the rack is made of metal.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 9]    9Irons:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 6.  Irons specially adapted for use in the construction of hay racks, such as clamps, clips, and ladder ties and pivots.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 149 for similar clamps and clips.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 10]    10Convertible box:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Bodies convertible into different forms or shapes to adapt them for use for different purposes where one of the forms is the ordinary wagon box.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 783 for a vehicle frame having a storage compartment.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 11]    11Hay and box:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 10.  Bodies convertible either to the form of a hay rack or to that of the ordinary wagon box.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 12]    12Stock:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 11.  Where the rack, when in the form of a box, is specially designed to carry stock (as calves, pigs, sheep, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 13]    13Pivoted top boards:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 12.  Where the upper parts of the sides of the box are pivoted to position either in a plane with or at an angle to the lower part of the sides.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 14]    14Pivoted side boards:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 12.  Where the sides are pivoted to position either in a vertical plane or at an angle to a vertical plane.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 15]    15Grain tanks:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Specially adapted for carrying threshed or loose grain.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 16]    16Hearses:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Wagons for carrying the dead.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 17]    17Combined carriages:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 16.  Provision is made for carrying both passengers and the dead.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 18]    18Coffin-retaining devices:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 16.  Means for securing the coffin against movement relative to the hearse.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 19]    19Ambulances:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Wagons for moving sick or wounded persons.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 20]    20Wheeled stretchers:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 19.  Where the load carrier is in the form of a stretcher.

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5Beds,   subclasses 83.1+ for hand-carried stretchers.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 21]    21Advertising and displaying:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Bodies specially adapted for advertising and displaying goods for sale.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 22]    22Lunch wagons:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Specially adapted for the preparation and sale of food.

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126Stoves and Furnaces,   for wagons including cooking appliances.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.3]    24.3Enclosed compartment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter including bodies formed of one or more enclosed compartments where the invention relates to the organization of the enclosed compartments as an entity or to a feature within the enclosed compartment not specifically found in other subclasses of this class.
(1) Note. Elements of a vehicle, which may also be elements of enclosed compartment vehicles as doors, windows, tops, curtains, storm fronts, etc., are classified under such titles in other subclasses of this class.

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16,through 176, for certain special purpose vehicles, which have specific enclosed compartment detail specific to that particular special purpose vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.31]    24.31For an animal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.3.  Subject matter wherein the enclosed compartment is particularly equipped or adapted for transporting or accommodating an animal.

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119Animal Husbandry,   subclass 400 for a vehicle for transporting animals over long distances further including caring of the animal.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.32]    24.32Workshop:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.3.  Subject matter wherein the enclosed compartment is particularly equipped or adapted to enable the manufacture, treatment or modification of an article or product.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.33]    24.33Convertible:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.3.  Subject matter wherein the enclosed compartment can be changed or adapted to accommodate different space or usage.

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69,for a seat including specific vehicle structure or relationship, which is convertible to another device.
190.02,for a vehicle operator cab, which includes a convertible feature to reveal a bed, berth or bunk.

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5Beds,   subclass 118 for details to a vehicle attached bed wherein there is no vehicle structure or relationship claimed.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.34]    24.34Console:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.3.  Subject matter wherein there is detail to an accessory for passenger convenience, which may be located on the vehicle floor or overhead.

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37.14,for a vehicle auxiliary compartment in or beneath the floor, which is accessible from within the passenger compartment.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.35]    24.35Refrigerated:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.3.  Subject matter wherein the enclosed compartment is specifically adapted or equipped to be kept at a lower temperature with respect to ambient temperature.

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181.6,for a vehicle body shell including detail to reduce heat transfer.

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62Refrigeration,   subclass 239 for significant detail to a refrigeration system on a vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.36]    24.36Vending:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.3.  Subject matter wherein the enclosed compartment is specifically equipped or adapted to aid in the delivering or dispensing of a sellable article or product.

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186.1,for a wall of a cargo carrier, which permits access to goods or merchandise inside the cargo carrier.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.37]    24.37Asset depository:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.3.  Subject matter wherein the enclosed compartment includes a feature to collect, transport, deliver, or secure fiscal resources.

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186.1,for an armored vehicle body shell protecting such a depository vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.38]    24.38Health care:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.3.  Subject matter wherein the enclosed compartment is specifically equipped or adapted to provide physical care for a person or animal for the betterment of the state of physical well being of the person or animal.

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19,for a vehicle with primary function of moving or transporting sick or wounded persons.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.39]    24.39Office:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.3.  Subject matter where the enclosed compartment is specifically equipped or adapted to enable a business type task or operation to be performed.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.4]    24.4Partitioned:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.3.  Subject matter wherein the enclosed compartment is separated or divided into different areas or there is provided a device specifically associated with the enclosed compartment to separate or divide the enclosed compartment into different areas.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   appropriate subclasses wherein there is no specific vehicle structure or relationship claimed.
410Freight Accommodation on Freight Carrier,   appropriate subclasses for partitions for the purpose or restraining or containing cargo during transport.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.41]    24.41Thermal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.4.  Subject matter wherein the partition detail is for the purpose of slowing or retarding movement of heated or cooled air between areas of the enclosed compartment.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.42]    24.42Prisoner transport:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.4.  Subject matter wherein the partitioned enclosed compartment provides a separated area for the occupancy of a criminal or dangerous person.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.43]    24.43Between passenger and cargo space:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.4.  Subject matter wherein there is included a partition separating a passenger area and a cargo area of a vehicle having an enclosed compartment.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.44]    24.44Shelf:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.4.  Subject matter wherein the partitioned enclosed compartment includes a substantially horizontal partition.

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108Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces,   appropriate subclasses for a rigid, planar supporting surface without detail or specific relation to the vehicle.
211Supports: Racks,   appropriate subclasses for a built-up open framework for supporting articles without detail or specific relation to the vehicle.
248Supports,   appropriate subclasses for a support for holding an article against the force of gravity without detail or specific relation to the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.45]    24.45With outer wall access:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.44.  Subject matter wherein the enclosed compartment having a shelf further includes an opening to enable the shelf to be reached from outside the vehicle.

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24.36,for detail including outer wall access of a vehicle, which is further equipped or adapted to aid in the delivering or dispensing of a sellable article or product.
186.1,for detail to wall structure of a cargo carrier body shell.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 24.46]    24.46Between seats:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 24.4.  Subject matter wherein the enclosed compartment includes seats and the partition separates or divides the seats.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 25]    25Dropped bottom:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Where the bottom of the body is on two or more different levels.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 2 .
410Freight Accommodation on Freight Carrier,   subclass 45 for a dropped-center freight carrier to accommodate a massive dimension (height) of an article of freight.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.01]    26.01Variable capacity of body:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter wherein the interior space or load carrying ability of the land vehicle receptacle or load carrier is altered by changing a physical dimension such as a length, width, or height of the receptacle or load carrier (a) by a movement of a portion of the body to another location relative to the remainder thereof or (b) by adding or removing a portion of the body relative to the receptacle or load carrier.
(1) Note. An actuation and locking device, per se, is not broken out in the variable capacity subclasses below. Vehicles collapsible to non-use position are not considered variable capacity vehicles.

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193.01through 198, for a preassembled body portion.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 638+ for lengthening the running gear of a vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.02]    26.02By changing height and length or width:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.01.  Subject matter wherein the capacity of the body is altered by changing the vertical extent and one or both of the longitudinal or transverse extent of the receptacle or load carrier.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.03]    26.03By changing length and width:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.01.  Subject matter wherein the capacity of the body is altered by changing both the longitudinal and transverse extent of the receptacle or load carrier.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.04]    26.04By changing height:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.01.  Subject matter wherein the capacity of the body is altered by changing the vertical extent of the receptacle or load carrier (a) by the movement of the portion of the body to another location relative to the remainder thereof or (b) by adding or removing the portion of the body relative to the receptacle or load carrier.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.05]    26.05Slidably guided:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.04.  Subject matter wherein the movement of the portion of the body is directed by a smooth continuous contact of tracks or telescoping struts or linear guides or similar means.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.06]    26.06Pivotally supported:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.04.  Subject matter wherein the movement of the portion of the body is supported by a hinged connection.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.07]    26.07Via hinged link:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.06.  Subject matter wherein the hinged connection comprises a strut or panel with multiple hinge axes.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.08]    26.08By changing length:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.01.  Subject matter wherein the capacity of the body is altered by changing the longitudinal extent of the receptacle or load carrier (a) by the movement of the portion of the body to another location relative to the remainder thereof or (b) by adding or removing the portion of the body relative to the receptacle or load carrier.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.09]    26.09Slidably guided:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.08.  Subject matter wherein the movement of the portion of the body is directed by a smooth continuous contact of tracks or telescoping struts or linear guides or similar means.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.1]    26.1Having pivotal means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.09.  Subject matter wherein (a) the sliding engagement includes a hinge connection or (b) one portion of the body slides and another portion of the body pivots.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.11]    26.11Pivotally supported:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.08.  Subject matter wherein the movement of the portion of the body is supported by a hinged connection.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.12]    26.12By changing width:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.01.  Subject matter wherein the capacity of the body is altered by changing the transverse extent of the receptacle or load carrier (a) by the movement of the portion of the body to another location relative to the remainder thereof or (b) by adding or removing the portion of the body relative to the receptacle or load carrier.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.13]    26.13Slidably guided:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.12.  Subject matter wherein the movement of the portion of the body is directed by a smooth continuous contact of tracks or telescoping struts or linear guides.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.14]    26.14Having pivotal means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.13.  Subject matter wherein (a) the smooth continuous contact includes a hinge connection or (b) one portion of the body slides and another portion of the body pivots.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 26.15]    26.15Pivotally supported:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 26.12.  Subject matter wherein the movement of the portion of the body is supported by a hinged connection.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 29]    29Corners and joints:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Relating to inventions in the corners or other joints of the frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 30]    30Metallic reinforcements:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 29.  Provided with metallic means for reinforcing the corners or joints.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 32]    32Top boards:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Removable boards adapted to be placed edge to edge with the sides of a wagon box to increase the vertical height of the sides of the box.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 33]    33Baffle:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 32.  Acting as a baffle or guide to direct the load into the box, especially where articles or materials are pitched or thrown into the box.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 34]    34Spacing devices:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 32.  Means for spacing the top boards relative to the side boards.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 35.1]    35.1Body securing device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Device for securing the vehicle body to the running chassis frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 35.2]    35.2Having occupant safety feature (e.g., means to absorb collision impact, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 35.1.  Device wherein the body securing device includes means to protect an occupant of the vehicle upon accidental collision.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 35.3]    35.3Removable body:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 35.1.  Device wherein the body securing means allows the body or passenger compartment to be removable from the running gear or chassis frame as a unit.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 35.4]    35.4Baby carriage (e.g., perambulator, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 35.1.  Device wherein the body is designed in such a manner so as to accommodate an infant in a sitting or prone position.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 36]    36Top and side board securing devices:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Means for securing the top or side boards in operative position.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.1]    37.1Auxiliary article compartments:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Apparatus wherein there is provided a compartment or receiver formed in the body or top of a vehicle for the storage or receipt of articles or debris, the compartment or receiver being auxiliary to the main purpose of the vehicle.

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224Package and Article Carriers,   subclasses 400+ , 311, 312, 321, and cross-reference art collection 928 for vehicle mounted litter and debris receivers attached to vehicle structure as an "add on" rather than a "built in" feature classifiable in this class (296).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.11]    37.11With disposing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.9.  Apparatus wherein the compartment or receiver is provided with exiting means by which the smoker"s refuse is removed.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.12]    37.12On dash:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.8.  Apparatus wherein the compartment or receiver is mounted on or in the instrument panel of the vehicle.

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224Package and Article Carriers,   subclass 483 for a device for carrying an article attached to the dashboard of a vehicle, wherein the carrier is an add on rather than built into the body or top of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.13]    37.13On door or side panel:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.8.  Apparatus wherein the compartment or receiver is mounted on or in an upright side body portion of the vehicle.

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224Package and Article Carriers,   subclass 482 for a vehicle mounted article carrier attached to the window or window frame of the vehicle as an add on rather than built into the body or top of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.14]    37.14In or beneath floor level:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.8.  Apparatus wherein the compartment or receiver is mounted in or below the level of the floor of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.15]    37.15On or under seat:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.8.  Apparatus wherein the compartment or receiver is either situated beneath or is connected to any part of a seat of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.16]    37.16At rear of seat:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.8.  Apparatus wherein the compartment or receiver is positioned at the rear of a seat, access thereto being made by either moving the back of the seat to an alternate position or by an entrance way in a horizontal ledge at the rear of and adjacent the top of the seat back.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.2]    37.2Wheel or tire type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.1.  Compartments designed or constructed to receive wheels or tires.

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224Package and Article Carriers,   for wheel carriers attached to a vehicle not involving any modification of the vehicle structure and subclass 42.12 for vehicle attached wheel or tire carriers.
280Land Vehicles,   for modification of a vehicle mud guard, i.e., fender, to provide a tire or wheel carrying portion; and subclass 152.05 for fenders modified to receive and support a wheel or tire.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.3]    37.3Tire covers:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.1.  Apparatus wherein the vehicle compartment or receiver comprises a releasable or removable structure or housing to enclose or encase a vehicle spare tire or a portion thereof.

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37.2,for a spare tire compartment or receiving well on a vehicle body combined with a tire cover.

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206Special Receptacle or Package,   subclasses 304+ for a receptacle for a tire.
280Land Vehicles,   subclass 152.05 for fender wells for wheels or tires and see the search notes thereunder.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.4]    37.4On child’s vehicle body (e.g., carriage, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.1.  Apparatus wherein the compartment or receiver is formed in a baby carriage, go-cart, or like vehicle.

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224Package and Article Carriers,   subclass 409 for an article carrier attached to a stroller, wherein the carrier is an add on rather than built into the body or top of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.5]    37.5Having foldable parts:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.1.  Apparatus wherein the compartment or receiver comprises a plurality of relatively movable parts, the parts being movable from a collapsed arrangement of parts to a load receiving compartment.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.6]    37.6On trucklike vehicle:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.1.  Apparatus wherein the vehicle having the compartment or receiver thereon is a conveyance used mainly for hauling goods and material other than people.

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224Package and Article Carriers,   subclass 402 for a device for carrying an article attached to a pickup truck, wherein the carrier is an add on rather than built into the body or top of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.7]    37.7At or on roof or rooflike panel:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.1.  Apparatus in which the compartment or receiver is either secured to or is formed in part by the top or other generally horizontal covering panel spanning the width of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.8]    37.8Accessible from within passenger compartment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.1.  Apparatus wherein the compartment or receiver opens directly into the vehicle passenger compartment.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 37.9]    37.9For cigarette butt or ash:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 37.8.  Apparatus wherein the compartment or receiver is provided especially to receive smoker"s refuse.

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131Tobacco,   subclasses 329+ for vehicle mounted ash trays in which is claimed a smoking feature (e.g., cigarette rest, snuffer, etc.) and see the notes in the definition to subclass 231.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 38]    38Drip pans:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Metal pans located between the load and running gear to catch a liquid dripping from the load.

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220Receptacles,   subclasses 571+ for a drip or drain pan, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 39.1]    39.1Lining:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter adapted to cover at least a portion of the body.
(1) Note. Linings included herein are generally for the purpose of protecting components from damage, for insulating or for sealing against leakage, etc.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 39.2]    39.2Open truck bed:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 39.1.  Subject matter for covering the open bed portion of the truck body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 39.3]    39.3Heat or sound insulating:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 39.1.  Subject matter which is particularly adapted to reduce an undesirable transfer of heat or sound.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 40]    40Ties:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Devices extending from one side of a wagon box to the other to prevent spreading of the sides.

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50,through 62, where such devices are shown in connection with an end gate.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 41]    41Wear strips:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Metal strips and cleats secured to the inner surface of a wagon box to prevent wear.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 161 .
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 42]    42Stay irons:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Devices for preventing longitudinal movement of a box type of wagon body relative to the bolster or standards of a vehicle running gear.

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35.1+,for patents showing devices for positively locking this type of vehicle body to the bolsters or standards.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 43]    43Stakes and sockets:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Removable stakes and sockets therefor adapted to hold the load in place and usually used with platform trucks.

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclasses 380 through 391.
280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 143 through 148.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 50]    50End gates:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter including removable or swinging boards adapted to close the rear end of a box wagon.

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106,

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   appropriate subclasses for end gates as set forth in the line note in the main class definition in this class (296).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 51]    51Combined types:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Where in a single end gate there are combined two or more well-known types of end gates.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 52]    52Vertically removable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Those that are removable by raising in a vertical direction.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 53]    53Rearwardly removable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Those that are rearwardly removable.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   particularly subclass 216 for end gates made of slidably interconnected sections to make them removable and subclasses 222 through 228 for the structure of such units, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 55]    55Pivotally connected sections:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 53.  Consisting of pivotally connected sections.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   particularly subclass 217 for pivotally interconnected sections mounted for removal from a support and subclasses 233 and 234 for such units, per se, with means to prevent relative pivotal motion.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 56]    56Upwardly swinging:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Hinged or pivoted to swing in an upward direction to open.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 57.1]    57.1Downwardly swinging:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Subject matter in which the end gate is hinged or pivoted to swing in a downward direction to open.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 58]    58Shovel, board type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 57.1.  Provided with side cleats and operating, when in an open position, to hold the load and give an opening for the use of a shovel or scoop to commence unloading.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 59]    59Readily removable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 58.  Easily removed from the wagon body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 60]    60Box-engaging frames or clips:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 59.  Secured to a frame or to clips that are easily removable from the wagon box.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 61]    61Combined loading chute:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 57.1.  Also used as a loading chute.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 62]    62Combined steps:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 57.1.  Also used as steps.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 63]    63Seats with body modifications:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter in which there is some modification of the body to cooperate with the seat or seats.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 32.5 for vehicles comprising a running gear and seats for persons engaged in manual labor adjacent the ground.
297Chairs and Seats,   appropriate subclasses for chair or seat of general utility.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 64]    64Seating arrangements:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 63.  Arrangements of seats relative to other seats or to other parts of the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.01]    65.01Movable seat or backrest:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 63.  Subject matter wherein the seat or a portion of the seat which supports the back of an occupant is displaceable relative to the body of the vehicle.

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297Chairs and Seats,   subclasses 311+ for a movable bottom of the seat and subclasses 353+ for a movable back of the seat.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.02]    65.02Resilient support:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Subject matter wherein the seat or backrest is mounted to the vehicle via a means which reduces a vibration or shock load to the seat or backrest during a vehicle operation.

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187.01through 30, for body structural means deformable to absorb the shock of an impact.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.03]    65.03Seat securing device permitting seat removal and replacement:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Subject matter wherein the seat is anchored to the body of the vehicle by a means which allows a repeated assembly or disassembly of the seat.
(1) Note. Mere bolting means used as securing means is not included in this subclass.

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248Supports,   subclass 503.1 for a seat hold-down.
292Closure Fasteners,   appropriate subclass for a closure fastener.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.04]    65.04Wheelchair:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.03.  Subject matter wherein the seat is mounted on wheels for the use of the sick or disabled.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 250.1 for wheelchairs.
410Freight Accommodation on Freight Carrier,   subclasses 3+ for a wheelchair.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.05]    65.05Hinged seat:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Subject matter including a device which allows a turning or pivoting movement of the seat relative to the body.

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297Chairs and Seats,   subclasses 313+ for a tilting seat bottom and subclasses 354+ for a tiltable seat back.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.06]    65.06Movable about vertical axis:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.05.  Subject matter wherein the seat rotates in a substantially horizontal plane about an axis normal to the plane.

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248Supports,   subclasses 415+ for a rotatable standard-type stand and subclass 425 for a rotatable stand with an additional horizontal movement.
297Chairs and Seats,   subclasses 344.21+ for a seat bottom and back movable about a vertical axis.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.07]    65.07Having actuator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.06.  Subject matter wherein the movement of the seat is activated by a device (a) which produces a force (e.g., a motor or spring) or (b) which enhances the movement (e.g., a lever).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.08]    65.08Having actuator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.05.  Subject matter wherein the movement of the seat is activated by a device (a) which produces a force (e.g., a motor or spring) or (b) which enhances the movement (e.g., a lever).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.09]    65.09Including hinged backrest:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.05.  Subject matter wherein a portion of the seat which supports the back of an occupant includes a device which allows the turning or pivoting movement of the portion relative to the body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.11]    65.11Lateral movement:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Subject matter including a device which permits the seat to move towards a side of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.12]    65.12Having actuator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.11.  Subject matter wherein the lateral movement of the seat is activated by a device (a) which produces a force (e.g., a motor or spring) or (b) which enhances the movement (e.g., a lever).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.13]    65.13Having rail:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Subject matter wherein the movement of the seat is facilitated by a sliding engagement of tracks or linear guides or similar means.

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248Supports,   subclass 429 for a horizontal slide or guide.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.14]    65.14Bearing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.13.  Subject matter wherein the rail includes a device which reduces friction of the sliding engagement of the tracks or linear guides or similar means.

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248Supports,   subclass 430 for a ball or roller mounted horizontal slide or guide.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.15]    65.15Including actuator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.13.  Subject matter wherein the sliding engagement of the tracks or linear guides is activated by a device (a) which produces a force (e.g., a motor or spring) or (b) which enhances the movement (e.g., a lever).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.16]    65.16Hinged backrest:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Subject matter wherein a portion of the seat which supports the back of an occupant includes a device which allows turning or pivoting movement of the portion relative to the body.

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297Chairs and Seats,   subclasses 353+ for a movable seat back.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.17]    65.17Having actuator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.16.  Subject matter wherein the turning or pivoting movement of the backrest is activated by a device (a) which produces a force (e.g., a motor or spring) or (b) which enhances the movement (e.g., a lever).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 65.18]    65.18Having actuator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Subject matter wherein the movement of the seat is activated by a device (a) which produces a force (e.g., a motor or spring) or (b) which enhances the movement (e.g., a lever).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 66]    66Seat-forming body parts:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Where a part or parts of the seat form in one position a part of the contour or structure of the body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 67]    67Attached side panels:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Having attached to the shifting seat a panel or part of the side of the body, which shifts with the seat to provide an opening for entrance or exit of persons from the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 68]    68Door or end-gate operated:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Operated by the opening or closing of the door or end gate to shift the seat.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 68.1]    68.1With safety feature:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 65.01.  Subject matter which includes a safety feature to minimize crash injuries.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 69]    69Seats convertible to other devices:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 63.  Convertible to other devices for use with a vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 70]    70Dashboards:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  The front of a vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 71]    71Rails and handles:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 70.  Rails to protect the edge of the dashboards, sometimes provided with handles; also handles, per se.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 181 .
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 72]    72Securing devices:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 70.  Devices for securing the dashboard to a vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 73]    73Pivoted:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 72.  Where the securing device permits pivoting of the dashboard.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 74]    74Extensions:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 70.  Devices for increasing the height of the dash-board.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 75]    75Foot rests:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Devices on which to rest the feet.

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297Chairs and Seats,   subclasses 423.1+ for a footrest with a chair or seat and not involving significant vehicle body structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 76]    76Trunk lids:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Closures for that portion of a vehicle body to the rear of the seats.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 77]    77Lap-robe holders and locks:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Devices for holding or securing a lap robe in an operative position or against loss or theft.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 23.1 through 31and subclasses 238 through 326 for lap robes wound on rollers where neither the relation to the vehicle nor a combination with other vehicle features is claimed.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 77.1]    77.1Storm-front shield, apron, or robe:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter for protecting the occupants of vehicles from storm or wind coming from the direction in which the vehicle is moving.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   appropriate subclasses for land vehicle storm-front shields, aprons, and robes, as set forth in the line note in the main class definition of this class (296). Windshields not in the form of flexible or portable panels have been placed in Class 160 (see particularly subclasses 48 and 49 and subclasses 90 through 107) only when in combination with a flexible or portable panel.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 78.1]    78.1Velocipede type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 77.1.  Shields especially designed for use with velocipedes.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 79]    79Top-supported windowed panels:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 77.1.  Windowed panels secured to the forward part of the top and adapted to protect the upper part of the occupant.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 80]    80Combined aprons:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 79.  Having a flexible apron secured to the lower part of the panel and usually secured to the dashboard.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 81]    81Robes:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 77.1.  Flexible coverings secured to the front of the vehicle and also forming a direct covering for the occupants thereof.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 82]    82Aprons:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 77.1.  Devices secured to the front of a vehicle adapted to extend to partially protect the occupants of a vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 83]    83Curtains:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 77.1.  Flexible curtains adapted to entirely close the open space at the forward end of a vehicle provided with a top.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 84.1]    84.1Windshield:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 77.1.  Subject matter comprising transparent storm or wind protecting device secured to the body of a vehicle and in front of a vehicle seat.

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200,and 201, for vehicle windows positioned laterally or to the rear of a vehicle seat.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 85]    85Rear seat:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Especially adapted for protecting the occupants of a rear seat of a vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 86]    86Connected horizontally pivoted panels:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Consisting of at least two panels, one or more of which is pivoted to swing on horizontal pivots.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 87]    87Edge to edge:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 86.  Where the pivots hinge one panel to another at the edges of the panels.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 88]    88Link hinged:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 86.  Two or more panels connected by a link, the link being hinged to each of the panels.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 89]    89Vertically movable panels:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  The shield may consist of a single panel which can be slid vertically or of a plurality of panels one or more of which can be slid vertically.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 90]    90Single panel:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Consisting of a single panel.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 91]    91Deflected protecting air currents:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Devices for deflecting an air current over the heads of the occupants of the vehicle, the deflected current acting as a protection by deflecting other currents of air.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 92]    92Hinges:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Improvements in hinger for windshields.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 93]    93Weatherstrips:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Strips for closing the spaces between panels or between the windshield and the vehicle body or top.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclasses 475.1+ for a closure seal, e.g., striker gasket or weather-strip, and see the search notes thereto for the loci of other seals.
160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 40+ .
277Seal for a Joint or Juncture,   for a generic sealing means or process and cross-reference art collection 921 for a closure or weatherstrip seal.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 95.1]    95.1Auxiliary protector:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Subject matter associated with a windshield and mounted exteriorly thereto which shields at least a part of the windshield against the accumulation of material thereon (e.g., rain, snow, frost, insects, etc.).

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96.15+,for devices which remove debris from a windshield after it has accumulated thereon.
96.18,for clear vision slots in windshields.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   appropriate subclasses for auxiliary protectors in the form of flexible and portable panels, as set forth in the line note to the main class definition of this class (296). See particularly subclasses 48+ for windshield and awning type combinations, subclasses 90+ for windshields combined with other forms of flexible or portable panels, and subclasses 368.1+ for pivoted visors of the flexible and portable panel type.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96]    96Pivoted panels:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 95.1.  Where the protector is panel adjustably pivoted to the windshield or the forward end of the top.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.11]    96.11Auxiliary windscreen (e.g., vent window, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Subject matter associated with the lateral edges of a windshield which either further protects the vehicle occupant from storm or wind coming from the direction in which the vehicle is moving or allows control of incoming wind for ventilation purposes.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.12]    96.12Full vision (i.e., wraparound):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Subject matter wherein opaque members such as roof supporting corner posts are eliminated and the transparency of the windshield is extended laterally towards the sides of the vehicle to increase horizontal arc of forward vision.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.13]    96.13Movably mounted to provide access:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 96.12.  Subject matter wherein the windshield must be displaced from its normal operative position to allow entry and exit from the vehicle.

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146.8,for an access barrier or closure which extends transversely of the vehicle front or rear in a closed position.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.14]    96.14Multiple layered with airspace therebetween:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Subject matter wherein the windshield itself has plural layers, at least two layers of which are separated by a gaseous medium.
(1) Note. This is usually done to prevent frosting or fogging of the windshield, or as a thermal insulation.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.15]    96.15Cleaner:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Subject matter combined with a device which removes accumulated material (e.g., ice, rain, snow, dirt, etc.) from the windshield.

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15Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning,   subclasses 250.001+ for an optical-member-attachable cleaner (e.g., windshield wiper, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.16]    96.16Rotating windshield:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 96.15.  Subject matter wherein at least a part of the windshield moves about an arcuate path to aid in the removal of accumulated material therefrom.
(1) Note. Windshields which spin to remove material by centrifugal force will be found here.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.17]    96.17With specific motor mounting for cleaner:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 96.15.  Subject matter wherein the placement of support of the motor which drives the cleaner is of particular significance.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.18]    96.18Clear vision slot:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Subject matter wherein a gap is provided in the windshield through which an occupant can view the roadway under adverse weather conditions.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.19]    96.19Glare reducing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Subject matter wherein at least a part of the windshield itself is made of a material which optically screens harsh light from either the interior or exterior of the vehicle.

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97.1+,for glare screens which are separate and distinct from the windshield itself.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.2]    96.2Pivoted about horizontal axis:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Subject matter wherein the windshield is rotatable about an axis which extends in a direction transverse to the direction of vehicle movement.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.21]    96.21With specific support structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 84.1.  Subject matter wherein particular significance is attributed to the manner in which the windshield is supported by the vehicle.

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201,for supporting frames for a vehicle window other than a windshield.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 96.22]    96.22Releasable upon impact:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 96.21.  Subject matter wherein the support structure for the windshield is arranged so as to give way under a significant force before the windshield itself would shatter.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 728.1+ for "air bags" and subclasses 748+ for other devices which are designed to protect a vehicle occupant from injury should the vehicle sharply decelerate or collide with another object.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.1]    97.1Glare screen or visor:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter comprising a means mounted, usually in combination with a windshield to protect the driver of a vehicle from the glare of an approaching light, usually shown in combination with a windshield.

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95.1,for an externally mounted glare screen or visor located outside the passenger compartment and in front of the windshield which would inherently protect the windshield.
152,for glare screens or visors associated with side and rear windows.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   appropriate subclasses for glare screens, as set forth in the line note in the main class definition of this class (296); and also glare screens in the form of rigid panels claimed in combination with a flexible or portable panel, which may be an additional glare screen, except (a) where the optical properties of the glare screen are claimed, (b) where the specific location of the glare screen with respect to the car or driver is claimed (the mere recitation that it is mounted on the windshield not being considered a specific location), and (c) where the combination with other vehicle structure (such as the dashboard, etc.) is claimed.
248Supports,   subclasses 200+ for mere brackets for supporting a glare screen.
359Optical: Systems and Elements,   subclasses 603+ for glare screens combined with a mirror.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.11]    97.11Allowing slidable movement relative to support:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.9.  Subject matter in which the visor or glare screen are slidably movable with respect to the support.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.12]    97.12For mounting to pivotable arm:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.9.  Subject matter in which the visor or glare screen is attached to a pivotable arm.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.13]    97.13Arm having specific pivot structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.12.  Subject matter in which the pivot mechanism, usually at the end of the support arm, is specifically set forth.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.2]    97.2With specific structure or properties for diffusing or reflecting light:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.1.  Subject matter comprising means to control the light moving toward a viewer"s eyes by changing its direction or reducing its intensity by absorbing, transmitting away, or reflecting part of the light.
(1) Note. Mere naming of glare screen as being translucent, colored, etc., not considered significant for placement in this subclass.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.21]    97.21Baby carriage or child"s wagon:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter in which the vehicle body is of the baby carriage, perambulator or child"s wagon type.

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35.4,for body securing devices for baby carriages.
37.4,for auxiliary article compartment on child"s vehicle.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 47.38+ for hand propelled baby carriages and subclasses 647+ for foldable baby carriages.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.22]    97.22Access cover for gas tank filler pipe:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter in which a cover portion of the vehicle body is provided to allow access to the gas tank filler pipe.
(1) Note. Cover often includes attached license plate.

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40Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting,   subclasses 200+ for access cover with details of license plate support structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.23]    97.23Floor mat with vehicle body feature:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter comprising structure for covering the floor of a vehicle which cooperates with vehicle body structure.

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428Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles,   subclasses 138 , 166 and 167 for mats, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.3]    97.3Apertured:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.2.  Subject matter in which perforations diffuse light passing through the glare reducing means.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.4]    97.4With actuating means for moving:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.1.  Subject matter in which the glare reducing means is moved into a desired position by relatively movable force transmitting parts.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.5]    97.5Combined or convertible:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.1.  Subject matter claimed in combination with features other than visor or glare screen; or, having means capable of structural rearrangement or modification to provide a device of some other description.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.6]    97.6Having detachable auxiliary visor or glare screen cooperating therewith:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.1.  Subject matter in which an auxiliary visor or glare screen is added to the existing visor or glare screen to further increase protection of vehicle occupants from unwanted glare.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.7]    97.7Mounted or detachably supported on dashboard, steering column, or windshield:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.1.  Subject matter in which the glare screen is mounted or detachably supported on the dashboard area, steering column or windshield.
(1) Note. Glare screens or visors detachably supported on frame of windshield are included herein.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.8]    97.8Having foldable, extensible, or rollable body:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.1.  Subject matter in which the visor or glare screen covers a greater area by unfolding, by extending sections included as part thereof or by unrolling.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 97.9]    97.9With specific mounting means therefor:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 97.1.  Subject matter wherein particular significance is attributed to the manner in which the visor or glare screen is supported.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 98]    98Roll-up covers:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 225.  Consisting of a support on which a flexible cover is adapted to be stretched and a roller on which the cover is adapted to be rolled when not in use. The support may be either permanent in position or removable or collapsible.

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219,for a land vehicle roof having an opening therein and a rollable closure therefor.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 238 through 326.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 99.1]    99.1Extension:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 225.  Tops provided with means for increasing the dimension of the said tops.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.01]    100.01Load cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 225.  Subject matter wherein a member is provided for (a) protecting the freight load or (b) enclosing the open top of the load carrier and wherein the member functions as the cover for the freight load.

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclasses 377.01+ for movable railway freight covers.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.02]    100.02Rigid:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein the cover is dimensionally invariant.
(1) Note. The cover is constructed of a rigid material or with a peripheral rigid frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.03]    100.03Slidable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.02.  Subject matter wherein the cover moves by a smooth continuous contact of tracks or telescoping struts or linear guides or similar means.

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclass 377.09 for sliding railway freight covers.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.04]    100.04Having securing means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.03.  Subject matter including a device to fix the position of the cover to a body of the vehicle.

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclass 377.11 for a railway freight cover locking device.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.05]    100.05Having actuator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.03.  Subject matter wherein the sliding movement of the cover is activated by a device (a) which produces a force (e.g., a motor or spring) or (b) which enhances the movement (e.g., a lever).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.06]    100.06Hinged:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.02.  Subject matter including a device which allows a turning or pivoting movement of the cover relative to a body of the vehicle.

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclass 377.05 for a hinged railway freight cover.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.07]    100.07Having securing means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.06.  Subject matter including a device to fix the position of the cover to a framework or the body of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.08]    100.08Via hinged link:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.06.  Subject matter wherein the hinged connection between the cover and the body comprises a strut or panel with multiple hinge axes.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.09]    100.09Multiple sections hinged together:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.06.  Subject matter wherein the cover is divided into more than one section pivoted together.

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219,for multiple hinged panel sections.

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclass 377.04 for multiple section railway folding freight covers.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.1]    100.1Having actuator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.06.  Subject matter wherein the turning or pivoting movement of the cover is activated by a means (a) which produces a force (e.g., a motor or spring) or (b) which enhances the movement (e.g., a lever).

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclass 377.05 for a hinged railway freight cover with an actuator.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.11]    100.11Flexible and accumulating (e.g., gathering type):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein the cover is made of a pliable material in a panel or web form to allow bending or flexing and the cover is contracted into a smaller extent.

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98,for roll-up covers.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.12]    100.12Movable with rigid guidance:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.11.  Subject matter wherein an accumulating movement of the cover along a load bed is guided by a substantially inflexible means such as a tensioned cable or track member.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.13]    100.13Movable with flexible guidance:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.11.  Subject matter wherein an accumulating movement of the cover along a load bed is guided by a means made of a pliable material such as a rope.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.14]    100.14Movable with pivoted support:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.11.  Subject matter wherein an accumulating movement of the cover along a load bed is guided by a pivoted link member.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.15]    100.15Flexible having tensioning means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein the load cover is made of a pliable material in a panel or web form to allow bending or flexing of the cover and the cover includes a device to apply a force to the cover for stretching or making the cover taut.

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135Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane,   subclass 907 for a cover stretcher.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.16]    100.16Flexible with securing means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein the cover is made of a pliable material in a panel or web form to allow bending or flexing of the cover and the cover includes a device to fix the position of the cover to a framework or body of the vehicle.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 368.1+ for a mounting, fastening or supporting means; and subclasses 382+ for a fabric fastening means.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.17]    100.17Supporting framework:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Subject matter wherein the load cover includes a skeletal base structure configured to underlie and support the cover.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 100.18]    100.18Having flexible cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.17.  Subject matter wherein the cover is made of a pliable material in a panel or web form to allow bending or flexing.

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclass 377.03 for a flexible railway freight cover and removable frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 101]    101Refuse:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 100.01.  Where the purpose of the vehicle is especially adapted to transport ashes or other refuse.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 102]    102Standing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 225.  Tops which when in place on the vehicle are incapable of changing their upright or vertical position.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 103]    103Detachable limousine type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 102.  Detachable tops adapted, when in position on the body of the vehicle, to form therewith a closed vehicle of the limousine type.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 104]    104Space parallel bows:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 102.  Where the top comprises inverted U-shaped bows, the legs of the bows secured to the vehicle body and operating as a support for the covering of the top.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 105]    105Collapsible:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 104.  Where the bows may be moved from the spaced to an adjacent position to collapse the top, the vertical arrangement of the bows being substantially unchanged.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 106]    106End gate:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 102.  A door or gate located at the rear of the top and corresponding to the end gate of the vehicle-body.
(1) Note. For end gates as set forth in the line note in the main class definition in this class (296), see the Search Class notes below.

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50+,

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   appropriate subclasses for end gates as set forth in the line note in the main class definition in this class (296).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.01]    107.01Let-down type top:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 225.  Subject matter including a top capable of assuming a plurality of positions relative to the body of the vehicle and when in the down or inoperative position the vertical dimension of the top is changed.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.02]    107.02For baby carriage:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter wherein the let-down type top includes a stroller used for transporting a child.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 642 for folding of a baby carriage.
296Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops,   subclass 97.21 .
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.03]    107.03Having overhead guard:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter wherein the top includes means to protect a vehicle operator.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 756 for roll bars or overhead guards.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.04]    107.04Seal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter including a member provided at the junction of the top and the body to protect the interior of the receptacle or load carrier from weather (e.g., rain or dust) or noise.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclasses 475.1+ for a closure seal.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.05]    107.05Including valance:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter including a structure provided at the edge of the let-down type top of the vehicle.

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135,for a top valance.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.06]    107.06Having ceiling inner liner:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter including a member covering the inside surface of the let-down type top of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.07]    107.07Top and window combination:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter wherein the let-down type top includes a window displaced rearwardly of a windshield of the vehicle.

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145,for a windowed curtain.
146.14,for a window interacting with a convertible top.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.08]    107.08Including top storage compartment with closure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter wherein a receptacle is formed in the body of the vehicle to receive the top when in an inoperative or down position and a lid is provided for at least partially closing the receptacle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.09]    107.09Flexible folding top or hinged framework:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter wherein the top (a) is made of a pliable material in a panel or web form which is foldable or (b) includes a pivotal or jointed skeletal under structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.1]    107.1Inflatable top:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.09.  Subject matter wherein the top includes a fluid filled chamber.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.11]    107.11Top and framework connection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.09.  Subject matter wherein a significance is attributed to a securement of the top to the framework.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.12]    107.12Tension device:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.09.  Subject matter wherein the top includes a device for regulating a tautness in the pliable material of the top.

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135Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane,   subclass 907 for a cover stretcher.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.13]    107.13Having sliding framework:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.09.  Subject matter wherein the pivotal or jointed skeletal understructure includes a connection having a smooth continuous contact.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.14]    107.14Telescopic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.13.  Subject matter wherein the framework slides inward or outward in overlapping sections.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.15]    107.15Flexible and rigid top:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.09.  Subject matter wherein an outer surface of the top is made of pliable and stiff or nonflexible materials.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.16]    107.16Pivoted top:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter wherein the top is supported by a hinged connection.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.17]    107.17Rigid:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.16.  Subject matter wherein the pivoted top is made of a nonflexible or nonbending material.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.18]    107.18Having track:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.16.  Subject matter wherein the hinged connection includes a rail upon which the top travels.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.19]    107.19Slidable top:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter wherein the positioning of the let-down type top relative to the body of the vehicle is directed by a sliding engagement of tracks or telescopic struts or linear guides or similar means.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 107.2]    107.2Rigid:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.19.  Subject matter wherein the slidable top is made of a nonflexible or nonbending material.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 108]    108Pivotally connected sections:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Where the top consists of sections pivoted to permit collapse of the top to assume a down position.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   appropriate subclasses (and particularly subclasses 130 through 236)for interconnected sections, as set forth in the line note in the main class definition in this class (296).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 109]    109Collapsible spaced parallel bows:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Tops comprising inverted U-shaped bows movable to an adjacent position to collapse the top and pivoted to the vehicle body to swing to a down position.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 110]    110Plural up position:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Where the top is capable of assuming a plurality of up or operative positions.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 111]    111Single bow group:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Where the top comprises a single group of substantially radiating bows pivoted to the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 112]    112Raising and lowering devices:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 111.  Comprising means for raising or lowering or assisting in raising or lowering a top of the type indicated.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 113]    113Spring:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 112.  Where the tension of a spring is used for the purpose indicated.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 114]    114Two bow groups:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Comprising, when in up or operative position, two sets of bow groups, the forward set being movable to a position adjacent the rear set to permit collapse and movement to a down position of the top.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 115]    115Raising and lowering devices:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 114.  Means for raising or lowering or assisting in raising or lowering a top of the type indicated.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 116]    116Outrigger type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Comprising a supporting frame or bow group to which is trussed a forwardly projecting frame or bow, the forwardly projecting frame or bow being collapsible or movable with respect to the support to permit the top as a whole to assume a down position.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   especially subclasses 19 , 20, 22, and 45 through 83.1 for outrigged type devices as set forth in the line note in the main class definition in this class (296).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 117]    117Raising and lowering devices:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 116.  Means for raising or lowering or assisting in raising or lowering a top of the type indicated.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 118]    118Bows and slats:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Patents relating to bows or the slat portion of the bows of vehicle tops.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 119]    119Irons:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 118.  Iron parts of bows or slats.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 120.1]    120.1Brace:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Subject matter for holding the top in an up or operative position by bracing.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 121]    121Joints and couplings:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Forming parts of elements of a top or means for securing the elements of a top to the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 122]    122Brace and bow pivots:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 121.  Where the joint or coupling is a pivot bolt for a brace or bow.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 123]    123Shifting rails:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  A rail to which the top is attached, which rail is detachably carried by the seat back and sides.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 124]    124Down supports:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 107.01.  Means for supporting tops when in a down or inoperative position.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 125]    125Prop-block cushions:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 124.  Where the pivot support for the prop or base of the top is provided with a cushion to support the rear bow when the top is down.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 126]    126Spring:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 125.  Where the cushion is a spring.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 127]    127Bow spacers:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 124.  Where the adjacent edges of the bows are provided with means to support the bows in spaced relation when the top is down and collapsed.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 128]    128Clamping:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 124.  Where the down support comprises means for clamping elements of the top to hold it in down position.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 129]    129With bow spacers:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 128.  Also provided with means for spacing adjacent bows of a top.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 130]    130Strap:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 128.  Where the clamping means is a tightened strap.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 131]    131Top attached:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 124.  Supporting means attached to the top.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 132]    132Body and top attached:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 124.  Attached to both the body and top.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 133]    133Spring:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 132.  Where the supporting means of the type indicated is a spring.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 134]    134Spring:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 124.  Where the support is a spring, excluding spring supports of the type found in subclasses 126 and 133 of this class.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 135]    135Valance:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 225.  Edge trimmings and bindings for tops.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.01]    136.01Cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 225.  Subject matter including enclosing means adapted to protect the land vehicle body.

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135Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane,   subclass 115 for covers used in portable shelters.
150Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers,   subclasses 166 through 168for a vehicle cover and a cover for vehicle window.
160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 370.21 through 370.23for windshield weather protectors.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.02]    136.02Impact resistant cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.01.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means includes an element to keep an object from hitting the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.03]    136.03Tonneau cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.01.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means provides protection for a passenger compartment.

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100.01through 100.18, for a vehicle body load cover.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.04]    136.04Cover storage space:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.01.  Subject matter including a distinct space where the enclosing means is kept when not in use.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 19 through 39for a hood, canopy, shield storage chamber, for a flexible panel.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.05]    136.05Collapsed top cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.01.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means is provided for protecting a stored convertible top of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.06]    136.06Rigid:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.05.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means is inflexible.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.07]    136.07Conforming cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.01.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means having substantially the same shape as the body of the vehicle.

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52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   digest 14 for a shelter shaped to article configuration.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.08]    136.08Front end cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.07.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means protects a forward portion of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.09]    136.09Upright convertible top cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.07.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means protects a collapsible top of the vehicle which covers a passenger compartment of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.1]    136.1Flexible cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.01.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means is made of pliant material.

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150Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers,   subclasses 166 through 168for a vehicle cover and a cover for a vehicle window.
160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 370.21 through 370.23for windshield weather protectors.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.11]    136.11Canopy cover:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.1.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means encloses a roof or pillars and windowed sections of the vehicle.

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95.1,and 96, for an auxiliary protector for a windshield.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.12]    136.12With underlying support:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.1.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means includes a sustaining structure between the cover and the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 136.13]    136.13Foldable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 136.1.  Subject matter wherein the enclosing means bends over upon itself for bringing into a compact form.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclass 370.23 for pleating windshield weather protectors.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 138]    138Curtains:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 225.  Relating to the side and rear curtains of a top.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   for side and rear curtains, as set forth in the line note in the main class definition of this class (296).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 139]    139Door opened:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 138.  Where the side curtain is secured to the door or to an extension of the door to open when the door is opened.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclass 102 .
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 140]    140Overhead storage:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 138.  Stored in the roof portion of the top when not in use.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 19 through 39.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 141]    141Rolled or folded:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 140.  Rolled or folded to compact form before movement to storage position.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 23.1 through 31.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 142]    142Vertical roller:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 138.  Secured to and adapted to roll on a vertical roller.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 143]    143Horizontal roller:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 138.  Secured to and adapted to roll on a horizontal roller.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 144]    144Backstays:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 138.  Strips secured to the top and vehicle body at the rear corners of the vehicle to limit the forward movement of the top.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 145]    145Windowed:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 138.  Showing means for securing transparent material to an opening in a curtain.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 180 and 237.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.1]    146.1Door or window with specified vehicle feature:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Access barrier or closure which relates to a transparent panel displaced rearwardly of a windshield of a vehicle, in association with a retractable vehicle roof.
(1) Note. The association is usually provided to affect a cooperative, mating seal but is not limited thereto.

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107.07,for a let-down type top in combination with a window.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   appropriate subclasses for particular car door (access barrier or closure) structure when no defining accessory or feature correlated to a vehicle body is present.
52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   appropriate subclasses for a barrier or panel lacking (a) features for providing movement or removal (e.g., hinge, closure, etc.) or (b) a vehicle body feature.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.11]    146.11Door hinge detail:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Access barrier or closure including details of mounting means providing a swinging movement about a pivot axis.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.12]    146.12Multiple hinge axes:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.11.  Devices wherein the mounting means has more than one pintle.

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[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.13]    146.13Folding-type door:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Access barrier or closure having multiple sections articulated to each other.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.14]    146.14Window interacting with convertible top:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Access barrier or closure which relates to (a) a transparent panel displaced rearwardly of a windshield of a vehicle, in association with a retractable vehicle roof, or (b) a transparent panel mounted to the retractable roof and moving therewith.
(1) Note. The association is usually provided to effect a cooperative, mating seal but is not limited thereto.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.15]    146.15Body mounted window:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Access barrier or closure relating to a transparent panel mounted on the vehicle body.

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84.1+,for a transparent panel secured to a vehicle body and in front of a vehicle seat (e.g., windshield, etc.).
146.2+,for a transparent panel mounted on an access barrier or closure.
200,for a transparent panel arranged to provide better viewing therethrough for the driver and/or passenger in the vehicle.
215,for a transparent panel fixedly mounted to a roof of a vehicle body.

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52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   subclasses 393+ and the search notes thereunder for mounting a transparent panel and an adjacent member (e.g., frame, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.16]    146.16Movable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.15.  Access barrier or closure including means for shifting the panel relative to the body.

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216.01+,for a transparent panel movably mounted to a roof of a vehicle body (e.g., sun roof and/or moon roof, etc.).

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclasses 475.1+ for sealing means acting at the juncture of an access barrier or closure and an adjacent member (e.g., frame, etc.).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.2]    146.2Door includes window detail:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Access barrier or closure including particulars of a transparent panel in the barrier (e.g., mountings, window channel or support, seal, operating mechanism, etc.).
(1) Note. A nominal recitation of a door having a window, either movable or fixed, is not sufficient to cause assignment to this subclass in the absence of particulars of the window.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclass 166 for the combination of an access barrier pivotal about a vertical axis and carrying an associated transparent panel wherein the transparent panel is mounted for movement distinct and separate from the pivotal movement.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.3]    146.3Flush mounted:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.2.  Access barrier or closure wherein the transparent panel is mounted at an outer surface substantially coplanar with adjoining body structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.4]    146.4Remotely actuated door:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Vehicle body access barrier or closure including manually engaged means at a separate location from that of the barrier or closure which causes the access barrier or closure to change location or securing means for the barrier or closure to lock or unlock.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.5]    146.5Door frame or shell:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Vehicle body access barrier or closure with specific skeletal structure or casing.

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202,for supporting frame means for a vehicle body door.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.6]    146.6Reinforcement:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.5.  Structure relating to supplemental means for strengthening a frame or shell of the access barrier or closure.

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188,for means provided to eliminate or reduce impact deformation of a vehicle body structural member.
189,for means provided to absorb impact energy resulting from impacts by a foreign body upon a vehicle body structural member.

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[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.7]    146.7Interior trim panel on door:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Access barrier or closure including details of an inwardly facing embellishment or covering.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.8]    146.8Door extending across front or rear of body:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Access barrier or closure which in a closed position extends transversely across the vehicle at front or rear ends (e.g., hatchback type for the latter, etc.).

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96.13,for a wraparound windshield movable from a normal operative position to a position to allow entry and/or exit from the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 146.9]    146.9Specific door or door opening edge feature:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Access barrier or closure with structural details relating to the intersection of (a) a barrier or closure and a vehicle body or (b) multiple barriers or closures (e.g., interlocking arrangements, sealing means, continuous roof/door contours, flush profiles, etc.).

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206,for means for securing windlace to the vehicle body to prevent wind from entering through otherwise open spaces or cracks around doors or windows.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclass 500.1 for weatherstrip of the windlace type.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 147]    147Converts body from open to closed type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Device provided with a top spaced from the body walls to form an uninterrupted passage therebetween substantially the length of the vehicle body, and further provided with a plurality of closures to be shifted to and from a position occupying the passage between the top and body.

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclasses 332+ for railway passenger cars convertible from open-sided summer cars to closed-sided winter cars.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 148]    148Side closure panels removable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 147.  Device in which the closures are mounted on the sides of the vehicle, and in which the means mounting the panels permit them to be readily physically disassociated from the body to form a passage.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 149]    149Closure receiving pockets on door and adjacent body section:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 147.  Device provided with a door and a body portion on the side of said door, each provided with a closure extensible therefrom, and each further provided with a recess or receptacle within the door and body portion to receive the closures when shifted from their passage blocking position.
(1) Note. The adjacent body portion may be another door.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclasses 372+ for a closure of general utility stored in a housing, and see the search notes thereto.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 150]    150Displaceable pillar intermediate closures in closed position:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 149.  Device provided with a guiding or bracing post between the closures in their passage blocking position and further provided with means mounting the post so as to permit shifting of the post to a position clear of the passage.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclass 316 for a retractable upper support which guides a closure from a housing and subclass 365 for an independently movable or removable center post serving as a stop or closure mount for adjacent closures.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 151]    151Closure conforms to fender or running board:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Device wherein the closure is configured so as to accommodate a wheel housing or a step portion of the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 152]    152Closure mounted body accessory (e.g., visor, shield, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Device provided with means attached to the closure to add to the convenience of the vehicle"s occupant or to the effectiveness of vehicle body, e.g., armrest, visor, noise reducer, wind hose.

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454Ventilation,   subclasses 128+ for a vehicle body with accessories for ventilating the body, e.g., wind deflectors.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 153]    153Armrest or arm engaged protector pad:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 152.  Device wherein the accessory comprises a device for supporting an arm of an occupant of the vehicle, or for covering and protecting the window sill from the arm of the vehicle"s occupant.

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297Chairs and Seats,   subclasses 411.2+ for an armrest of general utility and see the search notes thereto for the loci of other armrests.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 154]    154Fluid drain or deflector:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 152.  Device wherein the accessory means comprises a device to convey or direct moisture away from the interior of the vehicle.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclass 476.1 for a closure face mounted deflector or a closure seal combined with a fluid drain, and see the search notes thereto for the loci of other drains and deflectors.
454Ventilation,   subclasses 128+ for an air deflector for an automobile window.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 155]    155Sliding closures on opposite sides of body:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 146.1.  Device provided with a plurality of closures and further provided with means on opposite sides of the vehicle body for mounting the closures for sliding movement.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclass 94 for closures on opposite barriers interconnected for concurrent movement and subclasses 404+ for a reciprocating closure of general utility.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 156]    156Camper:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Apparatus in which the portion of the land vehicle which operates as a receptacle or load-carrier is a body providing a living space for people for the purpose of camping, which may include plumbing, eating, sleeping, or other facilities to meet human needs, and which may have means to change its configuration to increase or decrease its living space or to reduce its outside dimensions for storage or transporting.

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5Beds,   various subclasses for specific bed structure.
49Movable or Removable Closures,   various subclasses for a specific door, window, partition, etc., structure.
454Ventilation,   subclasses 69+ for ventilators for vehicles.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 157]    157Having boat carrying means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus in which the body includes a means or a particularly designed facility for supporting or handling a boat.

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114Ships,   subclasses 343+ for boats, per se.
224Package and Article Carriers,   subclasses 400+ , 311, 312, and 321 for article carrying devices attached to vehicles.
280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 414.1+ for boat carrying trailers.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 158]    158Having vehicle carrying means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus in which the body includes a means or a particularly designed facility for supporting or handling a vehicle, e.g., motorcycle, etc.

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224Package and Article Carriers,   subclasses 400+ , 311, 312, and 321 for article carrying devices attached to vehicles.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 159]    159Having tent means demountable therefrom:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus wherein the camper body is adapted to support all or a part of a tent structure, and wherein the tent may be removed from said body and erected or caused to stand for its intended use independently of any support from said body.

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135Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane,   subclasses 87+ for tents, per se.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 160]    160Having tent solely supported by camper body roof:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus in which the camper body has a roof which is the sole support for an erected tent structure, said tent either engages said roof or extends from and is solely supported by a means adapted to be secured only to said roof.

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135Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane,   subclasses 88.14+ for tents with carriers associated with a vehicle roof or trunk lid.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 161]    161Having tent having ground engaging means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus in which the camper body is adapted to support a portion of an erected tent structure, wherein another portion of said tent is supported by means other than the camper body such as the ground.

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135Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane,   subclasses 88.13+ for tents supported by a vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 162]    162Having porch means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus wherein the camper body has a platform means usable as a porch attached thereto or usable therewith.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 163]    163Having canopy means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus wherein the camper body has a canopy connected therewith for use.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 164]    164Supported by self-propelled vehicle unit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus in which the camper body is secured to and supported by a self-propelled vehicle by means permitting removal of said body from said vehicle.

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224Package and Article Carriers,   subclass 280 for means for removing a camper body from a self-propelled vehicle.
254Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force,   subclass 45 for jacks, per se, which may be attached to a camper body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 165]    165Expansible or collapsible vehicle body:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 164.  Apparatus wherein the camper body is provided with means permitting enlargement of its living space or with means permitting it to collapse to a configuration where it is not usable for its intended purpose, but which does decrease its overall size so that it may be transported more readily.

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26.01+,for extensible and collapsible vehicle bodies of general utility.

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52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   subclasses 64 through 72for rearrangeable building sections.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 166]    166Having docking passage means between body and vehicle unit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 164.  Apparatus wherein the camper body and its self-propelled supporting vehicle are connected together with a passage-way means extending between a living space of said body and a noncamper body passenger compartment of the vehicle.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclass 477.1 for inflatable seals.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 167]    167Having means to tie down body to vehicle unit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 164.  Apparatus having a specific structure for connecting the camper body to its support vehicle.

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35.1+,for securing devices for vehicle bodies of general utility.

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410Freight Accommodation on Freight Carrier,   subclass 46 for an on-and-off base (e.g., pallet) to be loaded onto a freight carrier together with the particular article (e.g., household appliance) to be shipped; and subclasses 52+ for the removable securement of an on-and-off load bearer (e.g., pallet or container) to a freight carrier.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 168]    168Supported on a trailer-type vehicle unit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus for camper bodies adapted to be mounted on and carried by a nonself-propelled land vehicle which is designed to be towed by a self-propelled vehicle unit.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 169]    169Body having hinged side or end sections to support a bed:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 168.  Apparatus in which the camper body is provided with a side or an end section which is pivotally mounted and adapted to be swung from a vertical position, in which it forms a side or end portion of said body, to a horizontal position for the purpose of supporting a bed upon which a person may sleep.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 170]    170Body having slidable bed support:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 168.  Apparatus in which the camper body is provided with panel or other means adapted to slide from a concealed position to one in which it is adapted to support a bed upon which a person may sleep.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 171]    171Body having telescopic sections:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 168.  Apparatus wherein the camper body is composed of relatively movable telescopically associated sections which may be moved relatively and telescopically for the purpose of changing the width, length, or height of said body.

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52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   subclass 67 for telescoping sub or main enclosures.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 172]    172Body being expansible from one configuration usable for camping to another configuration usable for camping:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 168.  Apparatus wherein the camper body has means whereby its interior dimensions may be increased or decreased in height, width, or length so that, after making a dimensional change, the body continues to be usable for the purpose of camping.

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26.01+,for expansible vehicle bodies of general utility.

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52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   subclasses 64 through 72for rearrangeable building structures.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 173]    173Body being collapsible to a configuration nonusable for camping condition:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 168.  Apparatus wherein the camper body is provided with means whereby it may be collapsed from a condition in which it is usable for camping to a condition in which it is not usable for camping but has a configuration more convenient for transportation or storage.

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26.01+,for collapsible vehicle bodies of general utility.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 174]    174Body having hinged bed support:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus in which the camper body is provided with a side or an end section which is pivotally mounted and adapted to be swung from a vertical position, in which it forms a side or end portion of the body, to a horizontal position for the purpose of supporting a bed upon which a person may sleep.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 175]    175Body having telescopic sections:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus wherein the camper body is composed of relatively movable telescopically associated sections, which may be moved relatively and telescopically for the purpose of changing the width, length, or height of said body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 176]    176Body being expansible from one configuration usable for camping to another configuration usable for camping:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 156.  Apparatus wherein the camper body has means whereby its interior dimensions may be increased or decreased in height, width, or length so that, after making a dimensional change, the body continues to be usable for the purpose of camping.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 177]    177Vehicles simulating standard types of vehicles (e.g., ambulance, farm tractor, etc.) but reduced to a size upon which a child may ride:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Apparatus which includes a vehicle body means particularly designed or intended to be a means upon which children may ride and which is a miniaturization or a reduced scale facsimile or simulation of any full scale special or general purpose vehicle either imagined or actually constructed.

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446Amusement Devices: Toys,   subclasses 269+ for wheeled figure toy and subclasses 431+ for other wheeled toys.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 178]    178Passenger bus body:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Apparatus which includes vehicle body means being particularly designed or intended to be capable of carrying more people than is normally considered to be the capacity of an automobile.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 781+ for frames for vehicles.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 179]    179For transporting passengers to or from an aircraft:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 178.  Apparatus particularly constructed as a means for transporting passengers to or from a grounded aircraft and having means which may cooperate with said aircraft whereby said passengers may either enter or exit said aircraft.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 180]    180Wagon or horse drawn vehicle:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Apparatus which includes body means designed to carry loads of a general or specialized nature, and which is designed to be pulled or pushed by connection with a beast of burden or substitute therefor.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 63 for horse drawn vehicles.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 180.1]    180.1With distinct wind deflector:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter in which the wind deflector constitutes a distinct means for redirecting airflow around the vehicle to reduce wind resistance thereon.
(1) Note. If primary utility and function is wind deflecting to reduce wind resistance or improve vehicle stability proper for this subclass. If function other than wind deflecting or stability enhancing is disclosed it goes elsewhere in this class or another class which provides for said function, e.g., rear window cleaner.
(2) Note. Vehicles on a single chassis which exhibit airflow characteristics similar to those of tractor-trailer combinations will be treated as pulling and towed vehicles for purposes of placement in this subclass and its indents.

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91,for wind deflectors that guide air currents to protect windshield and other vehicle areas from accumulation of dirt, bugs, etc.
217,for air deflectors associated with movable roof panels above passenger area.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 180.2]    180.2Mounted on pulling vehicle (e.g., tractor, etc.):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 180.1.  Subject matter in which the wind deflector is mounted on the pulling vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 180.3]    180.3Adjustable angle:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 180.2.  Subject matter in which the wind deflector may be pivoted to provide different angles for redirecting airflow.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 180.4]    180.4Mounted on towed vehicle:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 180.1.  Subject matter in which the wind deflector is mounted on the towed vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 180.5]    180.5Adjustable angle:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 180.1.  Subject matter in which the wind deflector may be pivoted to provide different angles for redirecting airflow.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 181.1]    181.1Body shell:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter wherein there is particular detail to the overall shape or form of the vehicle body or outer structure of the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 181.2]    181.2Plastic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 181.1.  Subject matter wherein the vehicle body is formed of a resinous material.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 181.3]    181.3Cargo:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 181.2.  Subject matter wherein the plastic vehicle body is for the purpose of transporting goods, merchandise, or freight.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 181.4]    181.4Open top passenger:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 181.1.  Subject matter wherein the body is of a passenger transporting vehicle and is not permanently enclosed above the passenger, generally above a beltline of the vehicle.

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225,for vehicle roof structure alone.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 181.5]    181.5Aerodynamic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 181.1.  Subject matter wherein the body has a feature for streamlining, reducing the drag of the body or otherwise reacting with airflow for enhancing the body to pass through the air.

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180.1,for a distinct wind deflector attachment for a vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 181.6]    181.6Insulated:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 181.1.  Subject matter wherein the body includes detail to reduce heat transfer.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 181.7]    181.7Knockdown or collapsible:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 181.1.  Subject matter wherein the body includes features enabling the disassembly or reorienting of the body or body portions for reducing the overall size of the body, generally for storage or shipping.

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26.01,for a vehicle with variable capacity.
165,and 173, for a camper, which collapses, generally for transport.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 182.1]    182.1Cargo carrier:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 181.1.  Subject matter wherein there is detail to the body of a truck or trailer or other vehicle used for transporting or hauling goods, merchandise or freight.

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410Freight Accommodation on Freight Carrier,   appropriate subclasses for a vehicle or device including specific detail to accommodating freight on the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 183.1]    183.1Box with open top:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 182.1.  Subject matter wherein the cargo carrier body, which is not permanently covered at its upper extent.
(1) Note. Patents to "pick-up truck" bodies are proper for this subclass.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 183.2]    183.2Tilt or dump:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 183.1.  Subject matter wherein the open top cargo carrier body is intended to be inclined to deposit or remove the cargo.

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298Land Vehicles: Dumping,   appropriate subclasses for vehicles including details which enable or provide for tilting of a tilt or dump body of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 184.1]    184.1Floor/under frame:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 182.1.  Subject matter wherein there is detail to the horizontal base, bottom or underframe of the cargo carrier body.
(1) Note. Patents to cargo carriers with flat bed bodies without sidewalls are proper for this subclass.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 185.1]    185.1Roof:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 182.1.  Subject matter wherein there is detail to the top or uppermost portion of the cargo carrier body.

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100.01,for a load cover top for a vehicle.
210,for roof structure for a passenger vehicle.

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52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   subclass 45 for railcar roof construction.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 186.1]    186.1Wall:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 182.1.  Subject matter wherein there is detail to a vertical portion of the cargo carrier body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 186.2]    186.2Flexible:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 186.1.  Subject matter wherein the vertical portion of the cargo carrier body includes a pliable member.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   appropriate subclasses for a flexible wall portion of a vehicle not including vehicle body structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 186.3]    186.3Rear:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 186.1.  Subject matter wherein there is detail to a transverse vertical wall at the back of the cargo carrier body.

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50,for an end gate.
106,for an end gate for a top.
146.8,for a door at the front or rear of the vehicle body.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   appropriate subclasses for a vehicle door without specific vehicle body structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 186.4]    186.4Movable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 186.1.  Subject matter wherein the vertical portion of the cargo carrier body is shiftable, removable or otherwise able to be repositioned.

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32,for a removable board to increase the vertical height of sides of a wagon box.
36,for a securing device for a top or sideboard.
50,for a moveable end gate.
186.2,for a flexible and movable wall of a vehicle body shell.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   appropriate subclasses for a closure of a vehicle body shell without detail to the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 186.5]    186.5Removable:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 186.4.  Subject matter wherein the vertical portion of the cargo carrier body is adapted to be completely detached from the remainder of the cargo carrier body.

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32,for a removable board to increase the vertical height of sides of a wagon box.
36,for a securing device for a top or sideboard.
50,for a moveable end gate.
186.2,for a flexible and movable wall of a vehicle body shell.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   appropriate subclasses for a closure of a vehicle body shell without detail to the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.01]    187.01Structural detail:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.01.  Subject matter including the material or shape of a structural member used in the construction of the vehicle body.

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181.4,for details of an open top body.
182.1,for details of a cargo container.
203.01through 203.04, for details of the vehicle body frame construction.

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180Motor Vehicles,   subclasses 89.1 through 90.6for vehicle bodies constructed to perform a specific function not provided in this class.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.02]    187.02Expanded cellular material:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Subject matter wherein the structural member of the vehicle body is made of a material having voids (i.e., cellular) that increases its volume (i.e., expands), for example, by chemical or heat activation.
(1) Note. This subclass is intended for structural foam of the vehicle body.

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181.6,for nonstructural insulative foam material.

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52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   subclasses 309.4 through 309.12for a synthetic resin component.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.03]    187.03Impact:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Subject matter wherein the structural member of the vehicle body is adapted to accommodate the force transmitted to the member by striking with external or internal objects.

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136.02,for an impact resistant vehicle cover.

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188Brakes,   subclasses 371 through 377for plastic deformation of an object.
267Spring Devices,   subclasses 136 through 141.7for resilient shock or vibration absorbers.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.04]    187.04Pedestrian:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.03.  Subject matter wherein the external object is a human being.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.05]    187.05Interior:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.03.  Subject matter wherein an impact occurs within an enclosure of the vehicle body.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 748 through 753for passenger safety guards.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.06]    187.06Gas expansion:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.03.  Subject matter wherein the structure of the vehicle body includes an increase in volume of a gas.

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293Vehicle Fenders,   subclasses 107 through 110for a vehicle bumper with energy absorption by fluid means.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.07]    187.07Projectile:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.03.  Subject matter wherein the object is a ballastic or flying object (e.g., stones, bullets).

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89Ordnance,   subclasses 36.01 through 36.17for ordinance shields.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.08]    187.08Floor (i.e., underframe):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.03.  Subject matter wherein the force due to collision is transmitted to the bottom of the vehicle body (i.e., underframe).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.09]    187.09Front:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.03.  Subject matter wherein the force due to collision is transmitted to a forward portion of the vehicle body.

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203.02,for structural details of the front portion of the vehicle body frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.1]    187.1Offset:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.09.  Subject matter wherein one side of the forward portion of the vehicle body is impacted more or less than the other side of the forward portion of the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.11]    187.11Rear:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.03.  Subject matter wherein the force due to collision is transmitted to a hind portion of the vehicle body.

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203.04,for structural details of the rearward portion of the vehicle body frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.12]    187.12Side:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.03.  Subject matter wherein the force due to collision is transmitted to a lateral portion of the vehicle body.

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203.03,for the structural details of the side portion of the vehicle body frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 187.13]    187.13Canopy (i.e., upper section):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.03.  Subject matter wherein the force due to collision is transmitted to an uppermost roof-like portion of the vehicle body.
(1) Note. The vehicle body portion generally above the beltline or lower portion of a window of the vehicle is considered for this subclass.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.01]    190.01Operator"s cab:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Subject matter including means which constitutes that portion of the vehicle body which carries or encloses a person at the location on the body where the operation of the vehicle is controlled.

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180Motor Vehicles,   subclass 89.12 for a motor vehicle of the tractor or similar type having an enclosed operator"s station and subclasses 89.13+ for a motor vehicle having an operator"s compartment which is movable to a different attitude or location on the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.02]    190.02Having sleeping accommodation (e.g., sleeper):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.01.  Subject matter wherein a bed or berth or bunk is provided for the operator or a passenger to rest.

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5Beds,   subclasses 118+ for vehicle attached beds.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.03]    190.03Operator"s protection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.01.  Subject matter including means associated with the cab to prevent injury to the operator from rollover or crush protection.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 756 for roll bars or overhead guards.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.04]    190.04Movable or removable cab:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.01.  Subject matter wherein the cab is displaceable relative to the vehicle or disconnectable from the vehicle.

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35.3,for removable body and chassis connections.

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180Motor Vehicles,   subclasses 89.13+ and 89.18 for motor vehicle cabs and portions thereof shiftable on the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.05]    190.05By pivotal connection:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.04.  Subject matter wherein the cab is tiltably mounted to the vehicle by a hinge.

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180Motor Vehicles,   subclass 89.14 for motor vehicles with tilting cabs.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.06]    190.06Having securing device (e.g., latch):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.05.  Subject matter wherein a lock mechanism prevents a movement of the cab.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.07]    190.07Resilient support:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.04.  Subject matter wherein the cab is mounted to the vehicle via a means which reduces a vibration or shock load to the cab.

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35.1,for body securing devices.

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267Spring Devices,   subclasses 2+ for vehicle spring devices.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.08]    190.08Cab structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.01.  Subject matter including constructional elements of the cab such as a framework or panel or joint or such similar element.

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29+,191, 203+, for body frame construction and connection details.

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180Motor Vehicles,   subclasses 89.1+ for details of motor vehicle bodies.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.09]    190.09Having air handling:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.08.  Subject matter wherein a portion of the cab structure is associated with the treatment of a cab atmosphere such as heating or cooling or ventilating the air within the cab.

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208,for vehicle ducts or conduits to transport the air.

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454Ventilation,   subclasses 69+ for a vehicle (e.g., automobile, etc.) ventilation.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.1]    190.1Window or windshield:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.08.  Subject matter wherein a transparent panel is provided in a cab perimeter for vision or light or air or protecting an occupant from wind.

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84.1+,for a windshield structure.
146.15+,for a body mounted window.
201,for a window support means.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclasses 381+ for movable closures.
52Static Structures (e.g., Buildings),   subclasses 204.5+ for details of window construction.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 190.11]    190.11Closure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 190.08.  Subject matter wherein the cab structure includes a movable panel for passage or access.

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37.6,for an auxiliary article compartment on a truck like vehicle.
146.1+,for a vehicle door.
190.1,for a movable window or windshield.
202,for a door support means.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclasses 381+ for a movably mounted closure and subclasses 463+ for a removable closure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 191]    191Panel means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Apparatus comprising the wall or shell means for the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 192]    192Cowl:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Apparatus comprising that portion of the body which flares or extends forward of the lower edge of the windshield, and which may include a frame means for the lower portion of the windshield.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.01]    193.01Subassembly:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Subject matter including a specific element or portion of the vehicle body.
(1) Note. A subassembly may itself contain various elements assembled together into a whole suitable for assembly to another member of the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.02]    193.02Interior lateral support:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.01.  Subject matter wherein the vehicle body construction includes a cross member inside a vehicle enclosure extending from one side to another.

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70,for dashboard.
72,for dashboard securing devices in combination with the vehicle.
203.02,for forward portion of the vehicle body frame.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 779 and 780 for steering column mount or support.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.03]    193.03Separable section:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.01.  Subject matter wherein the specific element or portion of the vehicle body is adapted to be separated from adjoining body portions.

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181.7,for a knockdown vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.04]    193.04Modular:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.01.  Subject matter wherein the specific element or portion of the vehicle body is adapted to be assembled as a complete unit to the remaining members of the vehicle body.
(1) Note. Completion may involve functional testing or painting or interior finishing or simply sub-component assembly, for example, addition of windows, sunroof, or door hardware to the module prior to final assembly.

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193.03,for a module with separable means for a joinder with the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.05]    193.05Body side:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.01.  Subject matter wherein the specific element or portion of the vehicle body includes a side member of the vehicle.

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203.03,for a side frame of the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.06]    193.06Pillar:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.01.  Subject matter wherein the specific element or portion of the vehicle body includes a column or post.

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202,for a door support means.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.07]    193.07Floor (i.e., underframe):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.01.  Subject matter including a vehicle body base or lower extent.

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184.1,for details of a cargo carrier floor or underframe.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.08]    193.08Rear:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.01.  Subject matter including a rearward portion of the vehicle body.

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203.04,for a rearward portion of a vehicle body frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.09]    193.09Front:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.01.  Subject matter including a forward portion of the vehicle body.

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203.02,for a forward portion of a vehicle body frame.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.1]    193.1Grill:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.09.  Subject matter wherein a section of the forward portion of the vehicle body includes a series of apertures for airflow.

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180Motor Vehicles,   subclasses 68.1 and 68.2 for means to guide air for power plant cooling.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.11]    193.11Hood:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.09.  Subject matter wherein the forward portion of the vehicle body includes a cover for the engine compartment of the vehicle.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 193.12]    193.12Canopy:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.01.  Subject matter wherein the specific element or portion of the vehicle body includes a roof, pillars and windowed sections.

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84.1through 96.22, for a windshield.
146.15,and 146.16, for window structure.
193.04,for a pillar.
210,for a roof structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 198]    198Wheel housing or fender:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 193.01.  Apparatus comprising that body portion designed to at least partially surround a vehicle wheel.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 199]    199Scuff plate:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Apparatus comprising a protective plate or cover for the sill or other body structure which is located at the bottom of a door opening in the body.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclass 850 for vehicles having scuff plates.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 200]    200Clear view window means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Apparatus comprising side window, back light or windshield means and/or supports therefor arranged to provide better viewing therethrough for the driver and/or passengers in the vehicle.

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146.15,for a transparent panel mounted on the vehicle body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 201]    201Window support means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Apparatus comprising supporting frame means for all or part of a window or windshield for the vehicle body.

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96.21,for a windshield supporting frame.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   for closures of general utility.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 202]    202Door support means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Apparatus comprising supporting frame means for a vehicle body door.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 203.01]    203.01Body frame:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Subject matter including a body supporting or rigidifying means for supporting the structural members such as bottom, sides, back or roof of the vehicle body.

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180Motor Vehicles,   subclasses 311+ for a frame for a motor-propelled vehicle.
280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 781+ for a land vehicle of the wheeled type having a running gear and wherein a frame is provided for receiving a body.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 203.02]    203.02Front:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 203.01.  Subject matter wherein the supporting or rigidifying means supports a front part of the body frame relative to the normal direction in which the vehicle travels (e.g., a windshield frame, front pillar and cowl forwardly).

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194+,for a sectional body front.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 203.03]    203.03Side:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 203.01.  Subject matter wherein the supporting or rigidifying means supports a side part of the body frame relative to the normal direction in which the vehicle travels (e.g., a side pillar joint with floor or roof structure).

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193+,for a body section.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 203.04]    203.04Rear:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 203.01.  Subject matter wherein the supporting or rigidifying means supports a rear part of the body frame relative to the normal direction in which the vehicle travels (e.g., a rear window frame or rear door pillar rearwardly).

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195+,for a sectional body rear.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 204]    204Under frame:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 203.01.  Apparatus which includes that body supporting or rigidifying means which extends only beneath the body and including such means which may extend up the sides of said body to the area of the roof structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 205]    205Made of tubular members:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 203.01.  Apparatus in which said body supporting or rigidifying means is made of tubular members.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 206]    206Wind break securing means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Apparatus comprising means to attach windlace to said body to prevent wind from entering through otherwise open spaces or cracks around door and windows.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclass 500.1 for weatherstrip of the windlace type.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 207]    207Door bumper:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Apparatus comprising resilient means which may be secured to a door or door post for said body to break the shock of a door slam.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 208]    208Ducts or conduits:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Apparatus comprising rain gutters, drainage and ventilation conduits which are located in or on the vehicle body.

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280Land Vehicles,   subclasses 781+ as explained in the reference thereto appearing in subclass 203 above; and see especially indented subclass 782.
454Ventilation,   subclasses 69+ for means to ventilate an automobile.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 209]    209Sill:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 187.01.  Apparatus comprising the threshold for a vehicle body door.
(1) Note. A threshold may comprise a portion of the body floor adjacent to the bottom of the door, or it may include a lower portion of the door itself.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 210]    210Roof structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 225.  Subject matter relating to the uppermost horizontal covering means for the passenger compartment of a land vehicle, said covering may be formed from rigid or flexible material and may be provided with an aperture and a movable or removable closure for said aperture.

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98,for roll-up covers.
99.1,for covers which increase the top dimension.
100.01+,for freight covers.
102+,for the entire vehicle top having no means whereby its dimension may be changed.
107.01+,for let-down tops.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 211]    211Having sound absorbing, insulating, or light reflecting quality:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 210.  Subject matter having means which is provided to (a) attenuate noise generated outside or within the covering, (b) restrict the transfer of heat therethrough, or (c) redirect light rays which could otherwise pass therethrough.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 212]    212Vacuum or air pressure applied to roof means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 210.  Subject matter having means which may be evacuated or pressurized by a gas or liquid to cause said covering means, or part thereof, to assume a desired shape or configuration.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 213]    213Having water drainage or guide means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 210.  Subject matter having specific means whereby rain or other liquid coming in contact with said covering may be directed or caused to flow in such a way as to not enter the passenger compartment.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 214]    214Having headliner or liner support:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 210.  Subject matter having (a) a second covering located below and spaced from said covering means to form a covering which most directly forms the ceiling of the passenger compartment or (b) means for supporting said second covering in its operative position.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 215]    215Having light transmitting means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 210.  Subject matter being entirely or in part comprised of material through which light rays may pass.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 216.01]    216.01Roof panel movable to uncover passenger area (e.g., sun roof or moon roof):
 This subclass is indented under subclass 210.  Subject matter having means movable to permit free passage of light or air between the passenger compartment and the atmosphere.
(1) Note. The means may or may not be disassociable from the covering means or from the vehicle but is movable to a closed position to restrict the exchange of light or air between the passenger compartment and the atmosphere.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 216.02]    216.02Pivotal panel:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter wherein the movable means is a panel hinged or tilted relative to the roof structure.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclasses 381+ for a pivotal closure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 216.03]    216.03Movable to position above roof:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.02.  Subject matter wherein the pivotal panel is translated to overlap the roof structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 216.04]    216.04Slidable panel:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter wherein the movable means is a panel translated along tracks or guides.

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49Movable or Removable Closures,   subclasses 404+ for reciprocating closure means.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 216.05]    216.05Movable to position above roof:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.04.  Subject matter wherein the slidable panel is translated to overlap the roof structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 216.06]    216.06Specific roof panel and opening edge structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter including distinctive constructional elements of (a) the roof and (b) the movable roof panel at the junction of the roof and the movable roof panel (e.g., an edge or support framing or a seal between the roof panel and the edge of an opening for the roof panel).
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 216.07]    216.07Roof opening edge structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter including a constructional element (e.g., an edge or support framing or a roof edge seal) of the roof at a periphery of the opening for the roof panel.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 216.08]    216.08Having guide:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.07.  Subject matter wherein the roof opening edge structure includes a track or guide for moving the roof panel.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 216.09]    216.09Roof panel edge structure:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter including a constructional element (e.g., an edge or support framing or a seal) of a periphery of the roof panel.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 217]    217Having associated air deflector or guide:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter having means either fixedly or movably related to said movable means to redirect the natural airflow which occurs in the vicinity of said movable means.

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1.1,for an air deflector associated with the roof of a vehicle and which may be located proximate an opening in said roof, said deflector being immovably secured to the roof to affect the vehicle"s slip stream while the closure is either in its open or closed position.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 218]    218Panel removable from roof:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter wherein the movable means may be removed from the vehicle.

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100.01+,for a means to cover a load carried by a vehicle, the cover may be flexible and it may be removable.

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105Railway Rolling Stock,   subclasses 377.01+ for a freight car body having a movable cover.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 219]    219Panel comprises hinged sections, or rollable or foldable material:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter wherein the movable means comprises (a) a plurality of members interconnected for relative movement or (b) a material which may be flexed to a condition where certain portions substantially overlap.

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98,for a vehicle top which is flexible and a means upon which it may be rolled when not in use.
100.01+,for means to cover a load carried by a vehicle, the cover may be flexible and it may be removable.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 220.01]    220.01Panels movable to overlapping or nested relation:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter wherein the movable means comprises a plurality of sections movable relatively so that one section is (a) positioned to overlay another or (b) confined at least partially within the boundaries of another.

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160Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel,   subclasses 130+ for plural strip, slat or panel closures.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 221]    221Panel pivots upwardly to vent mode and moves downward before sliding to fully open mode:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter wherein the movable means is mounted whereby one end thereof may swing vertically to a position above said covering means where it will cause that air to be deflected away therefrom which would normally freely flow into said passenger compartment as the vehicle is moved, and said movable means is additionally mounted to move below the level of the covering means and then be slidable to a position where it presents no opposition to the free flow of light or air into the passenger compartment from the atmosphere above.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 222]    222Panel slides with final closing motion having vertical component to attain closed and sealed condition:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter wherein the final portion of the movement of the movable means as it moves to its close position is closer to a vertical direction, if not vertical, than any of its prior direction of motion in the closing direction.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 223]    223Panel having drive or actuating means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter wherein a mechanically or manually actuated means is provided by means of which the movable means may be moved.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 224]    224Panel latch means:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 216.01.  Subject matter having means by which the movable means may be secured against movement relative its supporting structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 225]    225TOPS:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter including a member that covers or forms the uppermost section of the land vehicle.

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150Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers,   subclasses 166+ for covering the vehicle bodies.
  

CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS

[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 900]    900MATERIAL:
 Collection of art related to use of a particular material is a vehicle body or structure.
  
[List of Patents for class 296 subclass 901.01]    901.01Plastic:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 900.  Collection of art in which the product material is plastic.
  

FOREIGN ART COLLECTIONS

The definitions below correspond to abolished subclasses from which these collections were formed. See the Foreign Art Collection schedule of this class for specific correspondences. [Note: the titles and definitions for indented art collections include all the details of the one(s) that are hierarchically superior.]

FOR 109BODIES:
 Foreign art collection including all portions of the land vehicle secured to the running gear operating as a receptacle or load carrier.
  
FOR 110Dust covers:
 Foreign art collection including inclosing or covering means adapted to protect the top from dust when in down or inoperative position.
  
FOR 111Body structural means:
 Foreign art collection including apparatus which includes all or part of the structural members which are used in the construction of a vehicle body.
  
FOR 112For reinforcing or resisting deformation from impact:
 Foreign art collection including apparatus having means particularly provided to eliminate or reduce the probability that the position of the vehicle body which impacts with a foreign body will not deform.
  
FOR 113Deformable to absorb the shock of impact:
 Foreign art collection including apparatus having means particularly constructed to change shape or position relative to other means upon impact with a foreign body and thereby absorb energy of the impact.
  
FOR 114Body section:
 Foreign art collection including apparatus comprising a preassembled portion of a whole body which is ready for assembly to another portion of the whole body.
  
FOR 115Body front:
 Foreign art collection including apparatus having means constituting the forward part of said body relative to the normal direction which it travels.
  
FOR 116Body rear:
 Foreign art collection including apparatus having means constituting the after part of the body relative to the normal direction which it travels.
  
FOR 117Separable section:
 Foreign art collection including apparatus comprising a body portion having particular means by which it may be easily connected to and disconnected from another body portion.
  
FOR 118Modular section:
 Foreign art collection including apparatus comprising a body portion completely assembled with all perfecting details, if any, and requiring the addition of no other parts once connected to another body portion.
  

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