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SECTION I - CLASS DEFINITION

This class provides for design patents claiming ornamental designs for:

1. Typewriter or Calculator

2. Copy Reproducing Equipment

3. Document Handler

4. Printing Equipment

5. Type or Type Face

6. Book Binding Machines, Printers, Stapling Machines and Equipment

7. Pneumatic Dispatch Tube or System

8. Miscellaneous

(1) Note. Design patents in this class are classified by what is claimed and shown in full lines only. Broken, hatched, or stippled lines, which may be included in design patent drawings, are considered as environment only.
(2) Note. To be considered a word processor classified in this subclass, article must include provision for hard copy output. If the article lacks same, it is considered a computer and classified elsewhere in the Design schedule.
(3) Note. Includes casing or frame, per se.

SECTION II - REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES

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D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclass 97 for generic type counter.
D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 300 through 461for computers and data processing equipment; subclasses 485-495 for computer generated image; subclasses 489-495 for icon; subclasses 472 and 473 for teletype equipment.
D16Photography and Optical Equipment,   subclass 135 for magnifying or reducing glass; subclass 246 for photo processing or printing machine.
D19Office Supplies; Artists’ and Teachers’ Materials,   subclass 1 for carbon paper.
D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclass 512 for toy cash register or calculator; subclass 518 for toy typewriter, printer or printing press.
D99Miscellaneous,   subclasses 34 through 43for coin tray or holder.

SUBCLASSES

[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 1]    1TYPEWRITER OR CALCULATOR:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design for producing characters similar to print by pressing keys or machine to perform mathematical calculations.

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D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 300 through 461for computer and data processing equipment.
D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclass 512 for toy calculator; subclass 518 for toy typewriter.
D99Miscellaneous,   subclasses 34 through 43for coin tray or holder.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 2]    2Combined:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design that includes the disclosure of another article that, if disclosed separately, would be proper subject matter for a subsequent subclass or design patent class.
(1) Note. Includes typewriter or calculator combined with case.

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D3Travel Goods and Personal Belongings,   subclasses 273 through 302for enclosed storage case.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 3.1]    3.1Cash handling machine:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design for mechanical device for sorting, counting, or dispensing tokens, coins, or currency.

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D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclass 97 for document and generic type counter.
D20Sales and Advertising Equipment,   subclasses 1 through 7for vending machine; subclass 9 for coin control mechanism for vending machine.
D99Miscellaneous,   subclasses 34 through 43for coin bank or holder.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 3.2]    3.2Farebox:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.1.  Design for box or machine for collecting tokens or money.
(1) Note. Includes toll machine and face card reader that provides for the collection of money.

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D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclass 97 for generic counter.
D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 385 through 387for fare card reader.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 3.3]    3.3Currency type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.1.  Design for mechanical device for validating, sorting, or counting paper money or banknote.
(1) Note. Includes bill changer.

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5,for checkwriter.

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D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclass 97 for generic document counter.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 4.1]    4.1Cash register:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design for machine for the tabulating sales transaction and includes a drawer for holding coins and currency.
(1) Note. Designs in this subclass must have a visible cash drawer. Similar designs without a cash drawer are considered "point of sale" terminals. See search note below.
(2) Note. Includes casing.

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4.4,for point-of-sale terminal.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 4.2]    4.2Mechanical action key:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 4.1.  Design that includes slide or lever type transaction buttons.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 4.3]    4.3And adjustable screen or display:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 4.1.  Design that includes a transaction display with the provision for position adjustment.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 4.4]    4.4Point-of-sale type terminal:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design for tabulating electronic sales transaction machine that does not include a cash drawer.
(1) Note. Includes electronic credit or debit card type equipment.
(2) Note. If machine includes a cash drawer, it is considered a cash register.

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4.1through 4.3, for cash register.

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D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 300 through 431for computer terminal equipment; subclasses 385-387 for card reader.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 4.5]    4.5And adjustable screen or display:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 4.4.  Design that includes a transaction display with the provision for position adjustment.

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4.3,for cash register with adjustable screen or display.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 4.6]    4.6Provision for credit or debit card:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 4.4.  Design that includes a swipe slot for reading data strip in charge or flat authorization instrument.

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D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 385 through 387for card reader.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 5]    5Checkwriter:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design for machine specific to the printing or writing of checks.
(1) Note. Includes element.

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D14Recording, Communication,   or Information Retrieval Equipment, for checkreader.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 6]    6Calculator:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design for machine for performing mechanical calculations only.
(1) Note. Includes abacus.
(2) Note. Includes voting machine.

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D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclass 97 for calorie counter device.
D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 300 through 431for computer terminal equipment.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 7]    7With keyboard:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 6.  Design that includes a set of keys for entering data.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 8]    8With carriage:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 7.  Design that includes a roller type support for paper document or roll.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 9]    9Slide rule type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 6.  Design for device consisting of two logarithmically scaled rules mounted to slide along each other so that multiplication, division, and other more complex computations are reduced to the mechanical equivalent of addition or subtraction.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 10]    10Rotary:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 9.  Design for round type configuration of rules which revolve or turn around each other.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 11]    11Housing or casing:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 6.  Design for exterior case for calculator or slide rule.
(1) Note. Includes cover and holder.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 12]    12Element or attachment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design for part or accessory for typewriter, cash handling machine, check writer, calculator, or the like.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 12.1]    12.1Cash handling machine:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 12.  Design specific to coin or money counting device or register.

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D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclass 97 for generic type counter.
D20Sales and Advertising Equipment,   subclass 9 for coin control mechanism for vending machine.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 12.2]    12.2Keyboard:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 12.1.  Design for set of keys for entering data.

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D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 391 through 401for computer keyboard or keypad.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 12.3]    12.3Display or screen:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 12.1.  Design for image device specific for viewing sales transactions.

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D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 371 through 382for computer monitor.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 24]    24TYPE OR TYPE FACE:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design for a letter, figure, or a set of printing types or characters to be used for imaging or printing documents.

Example of a design for a type face.

Example of a design for a type face.

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D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 485 through 495for computer-generated image or icon.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 34.1]    34.1BOOKBINDING OR DOCUMENT CUTTING, TRIMMING, OR SHREDDING MACHINE:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Subject matter for a machine used to securely attach together a collection of documents or a machine used to cut, trim, or shred documents.

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46,for document folding machine.
49,for document or paper feeder.

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D8Tools and Hardware,   subclasses 49 and 50 for stapler; subclass 57 for scissors; subclasses 72-74 for generic clamp or work holder; subclasses 98-104 for tool for cutting; subclass 102 for envelope opener.
D15Machines Not Elsewhere Specified,   subclasses 145 and 146 for packaging or wrapping or laminating machine.
D19Office Supplies; Artists’ and Teachers’ Materials,   subclasses 66 through 69for gluing or sealing device; subclass 70 for moistener; subclass 72 for hole punch; subclasses 86-91 for paper clip.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 34.2]    34.2Spiral binding apparatus:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 34.1.  Design for machine intended to secure document pages or sheets together with a helical-type spine member.

Example of a design for a spiral binding-type bookbindingapparatus.

Example of a design for a spiral binding-type bookbindingapparatus.

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D8Tools and Hardware,   subclasses 49 and 50 for stapler; subclasses 72-74 for generic clamp or work holder.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 34.3]    34.3Cutter, trimmer, or shredder:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 34.1.  Design for a machine that slices or cuts a document down to a particular size or into pieces.

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D8Tools and Hardware,   subclass 57 for scissors; subclasses 72-74 for generic clamp or work holder; subclasses 98-104 for tool for cutting.
D15Machines Not Elsewhere Specified,   subclasses 127 and 129 for industrial-type cutting or trimming machine.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 34.4]    34.4Shredder:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 34.3.  Design for cutting or slicing a document into long narrow strips or small particles.

Example of a design for a document shredder.

Example of a design for a document shredder.

  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 34.5]    34.5Includes collection container:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 34.4.  Design that includes an integral waste bin.

Example of a design for a document shredder that includesa waste collection container.

Example of a design for a document shredder that includesa waste collection container.

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D34Material or Article Handling Equipment,   subclasses 1 through 11for refuse or waste container.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 34.6]    34.6Console type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 34.5.  Design integral with a cabinet or large enclosure that usually stands on the floor.

Example of a design for a console-type document shredder.

Example of a design for a console-type document shredder.

  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 34.7]    34.7Guillotine type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 34.3.  Design that cuts or trims a document by means of a heavy blade that extends aloft and moves in a downward motion or includes a blade that rotates or slides.

Example of a design for a guillotine-type document cutter.

Example of a design for a guillotine-type document cutter.

  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 34.8]    34.8Rotary or sliding blade:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 34.3.  Design that cuts or trims a document by means of a round blade or a blade that is moved across a document.

Example of a design for a guillotine-type document cutterthat includes a rotary or sliding blade.

Example of a design for a guillotine-type document cutterthat includes a rotary or sliding blade.

  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 34.9]    34.9Element or attachment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 34.1.  Design for an accessory or part of a design for a bookbinding and document cutting, trimming, and shredding machine.

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D15Machines Not Elsewhere Specified,   subclass 139 for cutting element or attachment for industrial-type machine.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 35]    35PNEUMATIC DISPATCH TUBE OR SYSTEM:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design that transports tubular containers holding documents or small articles using compressed air.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 35.1]    35.1MAIL HANDLING MACHINE:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design for mechanically sorting or processing bulk mail.

Example of a design for a mail handling machine.

Example of a design for a mail handling machine.

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14through 18, for hand stamp and element or attachment therefore.
51,for postal-type mechanical postage printer including franking machine.

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D19Office Supplies; Artists’ and Teachers’ Materials,   subclasses 65 through 98for generic office supplies.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 36]    36COPY REPRODUCING EQUIPMENT:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design for duplicating paper copy.

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D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 300 through 461for computer and data processing equipment.
D16Photography and Optical Equipment,   subclass 135 for magnifying or reducing glass; subclass 246 for photo processing or printing machine.
D19Office Supplies; Artists’ and Teachers’ Materials,   subclass 1 for carbon paper.
D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclass 518 for printer or printing press.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 46]    46DOCUMENT HANDLER:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design for machine to mechanically process paper or information in print form.
(1) Note. Includes paper folding machine.
(2) Note. Includes mechanical envelope opening machine.

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D8Tools and Hardware,   subclass 61 for handheld envelope or letter opener.
D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 300 through 461for computer and data processing equipment.
D15Machines Not Elsewhere Specified,   subclass 145 for envelope inserter.
D16Photography and Optical Equipment,   subclass 246 for photo processing or printing machine.
D19Office Supplies; Artists’ and Teachers’ Materials,   subclass 1 for carbon paper; subclass 70 for moistener.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 50]    50PRINTING EQUIPMENT:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design for the duplication of documents by print-type process.

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D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 300 through 461for computer and data processing equipment; subclasses 472 and 473 for teletype equipment.
D16Photography and Optical Equipment,   subclass 246 for photo processing or printing machine.
D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclass 518 for toy typewriter, printer, or printing press.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 54]    54Text or data printer:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 50.  Design for printing mechanism for use with computer generated documents.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 54.1]    54.1Cash register type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 54.  Design for printing mechanism specific to a cash-handling machine.
  
[List of Patents for class D18 subclass 99]    99MISCELLANEOUS:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design for subject matter for this class not specifically provided for.

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35.1,for mail handling machine.
  

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