Cooperative Patent Classification

Indent Level

Version: 2016.11
CPC
COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
F21S
NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF (burners F23D) [2016-05]
NOTES

  • This subclass covers devices or systems intended for fixed installation, e.g. vehicle lighting, or for use at a permanent location, e.g. free-standing floor- or table-lamps.
  • This subclass does not cover devices or systems specially adapted for transportation, which are covered by subclass F21L.
  • Non-electric lighting devices or systems are classified in groups F21S 11/00 - F21S 15/00 only if a special adaptation related to the use of a non-electric light source is of interest.
Electric lighting [2013-01]
F21S 2/00
Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups F21S 4/00 - F21S 10/00 or F21S 19/00, e.g. of modular construction [2016-08]
WARNING

F21S 2/005
.
{of modular construction} [2013-01]
F21S 4/00
Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources [2013-01]
F21S 4/10
.
with light sources attached to loose electric cables, e.g. Christmas tree lights [2016-01]
F21S 4/15
. .
the cables forming a grid, net or web structure [2016-01]
F21S 4/20
.
with light sources held by or within elongate supports [2016-01]
F21S 4/22
. .
flexible or deformable, e.g. into a curved shape [2016-01]
F21S 4/24
. . .
of ribbon or tape form, e.g. LED tapes [2016-01]
F21S 4/26
. . .
of rope form, e.g. LED lighting ropes, or of tubular form [2016-01]
F21S 4/28
. .
rigid, e.g. LED bars [2016-01]
F21S 6/00
Lighting devices intended to be free-standing (F21S 9/00, F21S 10/00, {F21S 13/12 } take precedence {lighting devices specially adapted to be transported from place to place, e.g. lighting devices carried on wheeled supports F21L; details of supports for lighting devices F21V 21/00}) [2013-01]
F21S 6/001
.
{being candle-shaped (with varying lighting effect of simulating flames F21S 10/04; string of light sources F21S 4/00)} [2013-01]
F21S 6/002
.
{Table lamps, e.g. for ambient lighting} [2013-01]
F21S 6/003
. .
{for task lighting, e.g. for reading or desk work, e.g. angle poise lamps} [2013-01]
F21S 6/004
.
{with a lamp housing in direct contact with the floor or ground} [2013-01]
F21S 6/005
.
{with a lamp housing maintained at a distance from the floor or ground via a support, e.g. standing lamp for ambient lighting} [2013-01]
F21S 6/006
. .
{for direct lighting only, e.g. task lighting} [2013-01]
F21S 6/007
. .
{for indirect lighting only, e.g. torchiere with reflector bowl directed towards ceiling} [2013-01]
F21S 6/008
. .
{with a combination of direct and indirect lighting} [2013-01]
F21S 8/00
Lighting devices intended for fixed installation (F21S 9/00, F21S 10/00 take precedence; using a string or strip of light sources F21S 4/00) [2013-01]
F21S 8/003
.
{Searchlights, i.e. outdoor lighting device producing powerful beam of parallel rays, e.g. for military or attraction purposes (searchlights mounted on a vehicle B60Q 1/24)} [2013-01]
F21S 8/006
.
{Solar simulators, e.g. for testing photovoltaic panels} [2013-01]
F21S 8/02
.
of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters (F21S 8/10 takes precedence; {details of recessed bases F21V 21/04}) [2013-01]
F21S 8/022
. .
{intended to be recessed in a floor or like ground surface, e.g. pavement or false floor} [2013-01]
F21S 8/024
. .
{intended to be recessed in a wall or like vertical structure, e.g. building facade} [2013-01]
F21S 8/026
. .
{intended to be recessed in a ceiling or like overhead structure, e.g. suspended ceiling} [2013-01]
F21S 8/028
. .
{being retractable, i.e. having two fixed positions, one recessed, e.g. in a wall, floor or ceiling, and one extended when in use} [2013-01]
F21S 8/03
.
{of surface-mounted type (F21S 8/02, F21S 8/04 take precedence; details of wall or floor bases F21V 21/02)} [2015-10]
F21S 8/031
. .
{the device consisting essentially only of a light source holder with an exposed light source, e.g. a fluorescent tube} [2013-01]
F21S 8/032
. .
{the surface being a floor or like ground surface, e.g. pavement} [2013-01]
F21S 8/033
. .
{the surface being a wall or like vertical structure, e.g. building facade} [2013-01]
F21S 8/035
. . .
{by means of plugging into a wall outlet, e.g. night light} [2013-01]
F21S 8/036
. . .
{by means of a rigid support, e.g. bracket or arm} [2013-01]
F21S 8/037
. . .
{for mounting in a corner, i.e. between adjacent walls or wall and ceiling} [2013-01]
F21S 8/038
. .
{intended to be mounted on a light track (suspended from a light track F21S 8/066; details of supporting elements displaceable along a guiding element F21V 21/34)} [2013-01]
F21S 8/04
.
intended only for mounting on a ceiling or the like overhead structures (F21S 8/02 takes precedence; {details of ceiling bases F21V 21/03}) [2013-01]
F21S 8/043
. .
{mounted by means of a rigid support, e.g. bracket or arm} [2013-01]
F21S 8/046
. .
{having multiple lighting devices, e.g. connected to a common ceiling base} [2013-01]
F21S 8/06
. .
by suspension [2013-01]
F21S 8/061
. . .
{with a non-rigid pendant, i.e. a cable, wire or chain} [2013-01]
F21S 8/063
. . .
{with a rigid pendant, i.e. a pipe or rod} [2013-01]
F21S 8/065
. . .
{multi-branched, e.g. a chandelier} [2013-01]
F21S 8/066
. . .
{from a light track (details of supporting elements displaceable along a guiding element F21V 21/34)} [2013-01]
F21S 8/068
. . .
{from a stretched wire} [2013-01]
F21S 8/08
.
with a standard {(F21S 6/00 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21S 8/081
. .
{of low-built type, e.g. landscape light} [2013-01]
F21S 8/083
. . .
{of bollard type, i.e. with lighting fixture integrated into the standard or mounted on top of it and having substantially the same diameter} [2013-01]
F21S 8/085
. .
{of high-built type, e.g. street light} [2013-01]
F21S 8/086
. . .
{with lighting device attached sideways of the standard, e.g. for roads and highways} [2013-01]
F21S 8/088
. . .
{with lighting device mounted on top of the standard, e.g. for pedestrian zones} [2013-01]
F21S 8/10
.
specially adapted for vehicles [2013-01]
WARNING

  • This group is no longer used for the classification of new documents as from January 1st, 2012. The backlog of this group is being continuously reclassified to F21S 48/00 and subgroups
F21S 8/12
. .
providing single shaped beams or asymmetric beams, e.g. for penetrating fog or for preventing glare [2013-01]
WARNING

  • This group is no longer used for the classification of new documents as from January 1st, 2012. The backlog of this group is being continuously reclassified to F21S 48/00 and subgroups
F21S 9/00
Lighting devices with a built-in power supply; Systems employing lighting devices with a built-in power supply [2013-01]
F21S 9/02
.
the power supply being a battery or accumulator [2013-01]
F21S 9/022
. .
{Emergency lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21S 9/024
. . .
{using a supplementary light source for emergency lighting} [2013-01]
F21S 9/026
. .
{rechargeable by using wind power, e.g. using wind turbines} [2013-01]
F21S 9/028
. .
{rechargeable by using hydropower, e.g. using water powered turbines} [2013-01]
F21S 9/03
. .
rechargeable by exposure to light [2013-01]
F21S 9/032
. . .
{the solar unit being separate from the lighting unit} [2013-01]
F21S 9/035
. . .
{the solar unit being integrated within the support for the lighting unit, e.g. within or on a pole} [2013-01]
F21S 9/037
. . .
{the solar unit and the lighting unit being located within or on the same housing} [2013-01]
F21S 9/04
.
the power supply being a generator [2013-01]
F21S 9/043
. .
{driven by wind power, e.g. by wind turbines} [2013-01]
F21S 9/046
. .
{driven by hydropower, e.g. by water powered turbines} [2013-01]
F21S 10/00
Lighting devices or systems producing a varying lighting effect [2013-01]
F21S 10/002
.
{using liquids, e.g. water (F21W 2121/02 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21S 10/005
.
{using light guides (light guides specially adpated for lighting devices G02B 6/0001)} [2013-01]
F21S 10/007
.
{using rotating transparent or colored disks, e.g. gobo wheels} [2013-01]
F21S 10/02
.
changing colors {(F21S 10/002 - F21S 10/007, F21S 10/04 take precedence)} [2016-05]
F21S 10/023
. .
{by selectively switching fixed light sources} [2013-01]
F21S 10/026
. .
{by movement of parts, e.g. by movement of reflectors or light sources (F21S 10/007 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21S 10/04
.
simulating flames [2013-01]
F21S 10/043
. .
{by selectively switching fixed light sources} [2013-01]
F21S 10/046
. .
{by movement of parts, e.g. by movement of reflectors or light sources} [2013-01]
F21S 10/06
.
flashing, e.g. with rotating reflector or light source {(signalling lighting devices mounted on vehicles B60Q 1/26)} [2013-01]
F21S 10/063
. .
{for providing a rotating light effect} [2013-01]
F21S 10/066
. . .
{by selectively switching fixed light sources} [2013-01]
Non-electric lighting [2013-01]
F21S 11/00
Non-electric lighting devices or systems using daylight {(roofs with sky-light opening E04D 13/03; sun blinds for windows with means for redirecting light onto ceiling of a room E06B 9/00; hybrid lighting devices combining artificial and natural light F21S 19/00; solar heat collectors F24J 2/00; solar cells or solar cell modules H01L 31/00)} [2013-01]
F21S 11/002
.
{characterised by the means for collecting or concentrating the sunlight, e.g. parabolic reflectors or Fresnel lenses} [2013-01]
F21S 11/005
. .
{with tracking means for following the position of the sun} [2013-01]
F21S 11/007
.
{characterised by the means for transmitting light into the interior of a building} [2013-01]
F21S 13/00
Non-electric lighting devices or systems employing a point-like light source (candle holders F21V 35/00); Non-electric lighting devices or systems employing a light source of unspecified shape [2013-01]
F21S 13/02
.
Devices intended to be fixed, e.g. ceiling lamp, wall lamp [2013-01]
F21S 13/04
. .
with a pendant [2013-01]
F21S 13/06
. . .
multi-branched, e.g. chandelier [2013-01]
F21S 13/08
. .
with suspension from a stretched wire [2013-01]
F21S 13/10
. .
with a standard, e.g. street lamp [2013-01]
F21S 13/12
.
Devices intended to be free-standing, e.g. table lamp, floor lamp [2013-01]
F21S 13/14
.
Lighting systems [2013-01]
F21S 15/00
Non-electric lighting devices or systems employing light sources not covered by main groups F21S 11/00, F21S 13/00 or F21S 19/00 [2013-01]

F21S 2017/00
Details solely applicable to the devices covered by groups F21S 13/00 and F21S 15/00 [2013-01]
F21S 2017/02
.
Fastening and lifting of the lamp-glass [2013-01]
F21S 19/00
Lighting devices or systems employing combinations of electric and non-electric light sources; Replacing or exchanging electric light sources with non-electric light sources or vice versa [2016-08]
F21S 19/005
.
{Combining sunlight and electric light sources for indoor illumination} [2013-01]
F21S 48/00
{Lighting devices or systems specially adapted for vehicles (arrangements or adaptations for ships or waterborne vessels B63B 45/00)} [2015-10]
F21S 48/10
.
{Headlamps} [2013-01]
F21S 48/11
. .
{characterised by the light source} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1104
. . .
{Attachment of light sources; Lamp holders; Terminals or connectors therefor (F21S 48/1742 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1109
. . . .
{Details of lamp holders, terminals or connectors (mounting of a ballast for a high intensity discharge lamp on the housing wall of a headlamp B60Q)} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1113
. . . .
{Bayonet attachments} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1118
. . . .
{Wire spring attachments} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1122
. . . .
{Snap-fit attachments} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1127
. . .
{Type of emitted light} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1131
. . . .
{Colored light} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1136
. . . .
{Ultraviolet [UV] or infrared [IR] light} [2013-01]
F21S 48/114
. . . .
{Polarized light} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1145
. . .
{Type of light source} [2013-01]
F21S 48/115
. . . .
{Light emitting diodes (LEDs)} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1154
. . . . .
{the main emission direction of the LED being parallel to the optical axis of the headlamp} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1159
. . . . .
{the main emission direction of the LED being angled to the optical axis of the headlamp} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1163
. . . . .
{Surface emitters, e.g. OLEDs} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1168
. . . .
{Incandescent light sources, e.g. filament or halogen lamps} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1172
. . . . .
{having two or more filaments} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1177
. . . . .
{characterised by the shape of the filament} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1181
. . . . .
{having a filament being arranged transversally to the optical axis of the headlamp} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1186
. . . .
{High intensity discharge [HID] light source} [2013-01]
F21S 48/119
. . . .
{Fluorescent, elongated light source} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1195
. . . .
{Combination of light sources of different types or shapes} [2013-01]
F21S 48/12
. .
{characterised by refractors, transparent cover plates or filters} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1208
. . .
{Attachment of refractors, transparent cover plates or filters (F21S 48/1721 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1216
. . . .
{specially adapted to projection lenses} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1225
. . .
{Type of refractor, transparent cover plates or filters} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1233
. . . .
{Cover glass} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1241
. . . .
{Light guides (light guides per se G02B 6/0001)} [2013-01]
F21S 48/125
. . . .
{Projection lenses} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1258
. . . . .
{Lenses with a circular or truncated circular outline, when seen from the front} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1266
. . . . .
{Elongated lenses} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1275
. . . . .
{Composite lenses; Lenses with a patch like shape} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1283
. . . . .
{Lens surfaces, e.g. coatings, surface structures} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1291
. . . . .
{Thick lenses for providing the final automotive light distribution} [2013-01]
F21S 48/13
. .
{characterised by reflectors} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1305
. . .
{Attachment of reflectors (F21S 48/1757 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1311
. . . .
{specially adapted to extension reflectors} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1317
. . .
{Optical design} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1323
. . . .
{the reflector being a surface of revolution or a planar surface, e.g. truncated} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1329
. . . .
{the reflector using total internal reflection} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1335
. . . .
{the reflector having two perpendicular cross sections having regular geometrical curves of a distinct nature} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1341
. . . .
{the reflector consisting of complete annular areas} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1347
. . . . .
{with continuity at the junction between adjacent areas} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1352
. . . . .
{with discontinuity at the junction between adjacent areas} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1358
. . . .
{the reflector consisting of patch like sectors} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1364
. . . . .
{with continuity at the junction between adjacent areas} [2013-01]
F21S 48/137
. . . . .
{with discontinuity at the junction between adjacent areas} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1376
. . . .
{the reflector having a structured surface, e.g. with facets or corrugations} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1382
. . . .
{the reflector having surface portions added to its general concavity} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1388
. . . .
{Combination of two or more reflectors} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1394
. . .
{Material, surface treatment or coating of the reflector} [2013-01]
F21S 48/14
. .
{characterised by screens, non-reflecting members, light-shielding members or fixed shades} [2013-01]
F21S 48/142
. . .
{Attachment thereof (F21S 48/1768 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21S 48/145
. . .
{Details of the shape of screens, non-reflecting members, light-shielding members or fixed shades} [2013-01]
F21S 48/147
. . . .
{Hoods or cap-shaped} [2013-01]
F21S 48/15
. .
{characterised by aesthetical components or components other than light sources, reflectors, refractors or screens, e.g. partition walls, covers, decorative trims} [2013-01]
F21S 48/155
. . .
{Attachment thereof} [2013-01]
F21S 48/17
. .
{characterised by a variable light distribution} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1705
. . .
{Light distributions being switched} [2013-01]
F21S 48/171
. . . .
{between right and left traffic side} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1715
. . .
{by acting on refractors, filters or transparent cover plates} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1721
. . . .
{by moving refractors, filters or transparent cover plates} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1726
. . . .
{by changing the light transmissivity of the refractors, filters or transparent cover plates} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1731
. . . . .
{by electro-optic means, e.g. liquid crystal or electrochromic devices} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1736
. . .
{by acting on light sources} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1742
. . . .
{by moving light sources} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1747
. . . .
{by switching light sources (F21S 48/1168 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1752
. . .
{by acting on reflectors} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1757
. . . .
{by moving reflectors} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1763
. . .
{by acting on screens} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1768
. . . .
{by moving screens} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1773
. . . . .
{Blades, i.e. screens moving in a vertical plane} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1778
. . . . .
{Flaps, i.e. screens pivoting around one of its edges} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1784
. . . . .
{Shields, i.e. screens not creating an image meant to be projected, e.g. shielding a part of the light source or a part of an additional optical element} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1789
. . . . .
{Rotating screens, i.e. screens rotating around a vertical axis} [2013-01]
F21S 48/1794
. . . . .
{Shafts, i.e. screens being a rotating shaft} [2013-01]
F21S 48/20
.
{Signal lamps, e.g. brake lamps or turn signal lamps} [2013-01]
F21S 48/21
. .
{characterised by the light source} [2013-01]
F21S 48/211
. . .
{Attachment of light sources; Lamp holders, terminals or connectors therefor} [2013-01]
F21S 48/212
. . . .
{Details of lamp holders, terminals or connectors} [2013-01]
F21S 48/214
. . .
{Type of the light source} [2013-01]
F21S 48/215
. . . .
{Light emitting diodes (LEDs)} [2013-01]
F21S 48/217
. . . . .
{Surface emitters, e.g. OLEDs} [2013-01]
F21S 48/218
. . . .
{Strips of light sources} [2013-01]
F21S 48/22
. .
{characterised by refractors, filters or transparent cover plates} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2206
. . .
{Attachment thereof} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2212
. . .
{Type of refractors, filters or transparent cover plates} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2218
. . . .
{Filters} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2225
. . . .
{Light guides (light guides per se G02B 6/0001)} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2231
. . . . .
{characterised by the shape of the light guide} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2237
. . . . . .
{Bar or rod-like light guides} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2243
. . . . . .
{Plate-like light guides} [2013-01]
F21S 48/225
. . . . . .
{Light guides of complex shape or comprising a portion having a complex shape} [2013-01]
NOTE

  • additional classification should be given in the groups characterising the shape of the light guides
F21S 48/2256
. . . . .
{characterised by the emission area} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2262
. . . . . .
{the light guide emitting on its extremity} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2268
. . . . . .
{the light guide emitting on its surface} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2275
. . . . .
{characterised by the number of light sources coupled into the light guide} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2281
. . . . . .
{Multiple light sources} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2287
. . . . . .
{Single light source} [2013-01]
F21S 48/2293
. . . . .
{the light guide being used to transport light from a remote light source, e.g. from light generators} [2013-01]
F21S 48/23
. .
{characterised by reflectors} [2013-01]
F21S 48/232
. . .
{Attachment thereof} [2013-01]
F21S 48/234
. . .
{Optical design thereof} [2013-01]
F21S 48/236
. . . .
{using total internal reflection} [2013-01]
F21S 48/238
. . .
{Materials thereof, e.g. coatings} [2013-01]
F21S 48/24
. .
{characterised by the combination of reflectors and refractors} [2013-01]
F21S 48/25
. .
{characterised by aesthetical components or components other than light sources, reflectors, refractors, e.g. partition walls, covers or decorative trims} [2013-01]
F21S 48/255
. . .
{Attachment thereof} [2013-01]
F21S 48/30
.
{Arrangements dedicated to purposes other than light emission or distribution} [2013-01]
F21S 48/31
. .
{Protection of the lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21S 48/32
. .
{Cooling of the lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21S 48/321
. . .
{Attachment of the means for cooling; Cooling arrangements} [2013-01]
F21S 48/323
. . .
{Forced cooling} [2013-01]
F21S 48/325
. . . .
{using air or other gas} [2013-01]
F21S 48/326
. . . .
{using liquid} [2013-01]
F21S 48/328
. . .
{Passive cooling} [2013-01]
F21S 48/33
. .
{Waterproofing} [2013-01]
F21S 48/332
. . .
{Provisions for ventilation or drainage} [2013-01]
F21S 48/335
. . . .
{specifically adapted for headlamps} [2013-01]
F21S 48/337
. . . .
{specifically adapted for signal lamps} [2013-01]
F21S 48/34
. .
{Heating of the lighting devices, e.g. for de-fogging} [2013-01]