Cooperative Patent Classification


Version: 2017.08
CPC
COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
B82Y
SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES; MEASUREMENT OR ANALYSIS OF NANOSTRUCTURES; MANUFACTURE OR TREATMENT OF NANOSTRUCTURES [2017-08]
NOTES

  • This subclass covers applications and aspects of nanostructures which are produced by any method, and is not restricted to those that are formed by manipulation of individual atoms or molecules.
  • Attention is drawn to the Note following the title of class B82, which defines the meaning of the terms "nanosize", "nanoscale" and "nanostructure" in this subclass.
  • This subclass is intended to enable a comprehensive search of subject matter related to nanostructures by combination of classification symbols of this subclass with classification symbols from other subclasses. Therefore this subclass covers aspects of nanostructures that might also be entirely or partially covered elsewhere in the IPC.
  • This subclass is for secondary classification, i.e. obligatory supplementary classification of subject matter already classified as such in other classification places, e.g. :
    B82B Nanostructures formed by individual manipulation of atoms, molecules, or limited collections of atoms or molecules as discrete units; manufacture or treatment thereof
    A61K 9/51 Nanocapsules for medicinal preparations
    B05D 1/20 Langmuir-Blodgett films
    C01B 32/05 Carbon nanostructures, e.g. bucky-balls, nanotubes, nanocoils, nanodoughnuts or nanoonions
    G01Q Scanning probe techniques
    G02F 1/017 Optical quantum wells or boxes
    H01F 10/32 Nanostructured thin magnetic films
    H01F 41/30 Molecular beam epitaxy [MBE]
    H01L 29/775 Quantum wire FETs
  • The classification symbols of this subclass are not listed first when assigned to patent documents.
  • In this subclass, multi-aspects classification is applied, so that aspects of subject matter that are covered by more than one of its groups should be classified in each of those groups.
B82Y 5/00
Nanobiotechnology or nanomedicine, e.g. protein engineering or drug delivery [2017-08]
B82Y 10/00
Nanotechnology for information processing, storage or transmission, e.g. quantum computing or single electron logic [2017-08]
B82Y 15/00
Nanotechnology for interacting, sensing or actuating, e.g. quantum dots as markers in protein assays or molecular motors [2017-08]
B82Y 20/00
Nanooptics, e.g. quantum optics or photonic crystals [2017-08]
B82Y 25/00
Nanomagnetism, e.g. magnetoimpedance, anisotropic magnetoresistance, giant magnetoresistance or tunneling magnetoresistance [2017-08]
B82Y 30/00
Nanotechnology for materials or surface science, e.g. nanocomposites [2017-08]
B82Y 35/00
Methods or apparatus for measurement or analysis of nanostructures [2017-08]
B82Y 40/00
Manufacture or treatment of nanostructures [2017-08]
B82Y 99/00
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass [2013-01]