Cooperative Patent Classification


Version: 2017.02
CPC
COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
F21V
FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR [2017-02]
NOTES

  • Groups F21V 1/00-F21V 14/00 cover aspects related to light emission or distribution. Groups F21V 15/00-F21V 31/00 cover aspects not related to light emission or distribution.
  • Details of non-electric lighting devices or systems are classified in groups F21V 35/00-F21V 37/00 only if a special adaptation related to the use of a non-electric light source is of interest.
  • In this subclass, it is desirable to add the indexing codes of subclasses F21W and F21Y
WARNING

  • The following IPC groups are not used in the CPC scheme. Subject matter covered by these groups is classified in the following CPC groups:
    F21V8/00 covered by G02B 6/00
{Aspects related to light emission or distribution} [2015-01]
F21V 1/00
Shades for light sources {, i.e. lampshades for table, floor, wall or ceiling lamps} [2016-08]
F21V 1/02
.
Frames [2013-01]
F21V 1/04
. .
rigid (F21V 1/08 takes precedence) [2013-01]
F21V 1/06
. .
foldable or collapsible [2013-01]
F21V 1/08
. .
adjustable [2013-01]
F21V 1/10
.
Rotating shades [2013-01]
F21V 1/12
.
Composite shades {, i.e. shades being made of distinct parts} [2016-08]
F21V 1/14
.
Covers for frames; Frameless shades [2013-01]
F21V 1/143
. .
{The cover being attached to a supporting lampshade frame} [2013-01]
F21V 1/146
. .
{Frameless shades} [2013-01]
F21V 1/16
. .
characterised by the material [2013-01]
F21V 1/18
. . .
the material being paper [2013-01]
F21V 1/20
. . .
the material being glass [2013-01]
F21V 1/22
. . .
the material being plastics [2013-01]
F21V 1/24
. . .
the material being metal [2013-01]
F21V 1/26
.
Manufacturing shades [2013-01]
F21V 3/00
Globes; Bowls; Cover glasses (with refracting properties F21V 5/00; with reflecting properties F21V 7/00; characterised by cooling arrangements F21V 29/506) [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 3/00 - F21V 3/049 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/02.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 3/02
.
characterised by the shape [2013-01]
F21V 3/023
. .
{Chinese lanterns; Balloons} [2013-01]
F21V 3/026
. . .
{being inflatable} [2013-01]
F21V 3/04
.
characterised by the material; characterised by surface treatments or coatings [2013-01]
F21V 3/0409
. .
{characterised by the material} [2013-01]
F21V 3/0418
. . .
{the material being glass} [2013-01]
F21V 3/0427
. . . .
{the material diffusing light, e.g. translucent glass} [2013-01]
F21V 3/0436
. . .
{the material being plastics} [2013-01]
F21V 3/0445
. . . .
{the material diffusing light, e.g. translucent plastics} [2013-01]
F21V 3/0454
. . .
{comprising air or water bubbles, e.g. foamed materials} [2013-01]
F21V 3/0463
. . .
{comprising fluorescent or light-storing materials} [2013-01]
F21V 3/0472
. .
{Coatings} [2013-01]
F21V 3/0481
. . .
{provided with fluorescent or light-storing materials} [2013-01]
F21V 3/049
. .
{Patterns or structured surfaces for diffusing light, e.g. frosted surfaces} [2013-01]
F21V 5/00
Refractors for light sources (characterised by cooling arrangements F21V 29/504) [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 5/00 - F21V 5/08 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/02.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 5/002
.
{using micro-optical elements for redirecting or diffusing light} [2013-01]
F21V 5/003
. .
{using holograms} [2013-01]
F21V 5/004
. .
{using micro-lenses} [2013-01]
F21V 5/005
. .
{using micro-prisms} [2013-01]
F21V 5/006
.
{applied to portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 5/007
.
{Array of lenses or refractors for a cluster of light sources, e.g. for arrangement of multiple light sources in one plane (combination of two or more refractors F21V 5/008)} [2013-01]
F21V 5/008
.
{Combination of two or more successive refractors along an optical axis} [2013-01]
F21V 5/02
.
of prismatic shape (F21V 5/04 takes precedence) [2013-01]
F21V 5/04
.
of lens shape [2013-01]
F21V 5/041
. .
{Ball lenses} [2013-01]
F21V 5/043
. .
{the lens having cylindrical faces, e.g. rod lenses, toric lenses} [2013-01]
F21V 5/045
. .
{the lens having discontinuous faces, e.g. Fresnel lenses} [2013-01]
F21V 5/046
. .
{the lens having a rotationally symmetrical shape about an axis for transmitting light in a direction mainly perpendicular to this axis, e.g. ring or annular lens with light source disposed inside the ring} [2013-01]
F21V 5/048
. .
{the lens being a simple lens adapted to cooperate with a point-like source for emitting mainly in one direction and having an axis coincident with the main light transmission direction, e.g. convergent or divergent lenses, plano-concave or plano-convex lenses} [2013-01]
F21V 5/06
.
Hanging lustres for chandeliers [2013-01]
F21V 5/08
.
producing an asymmetric light distribution [2013-01]
F21V 7/00
Reflectors for light sources (characterised by cooling arrangements F21V 29/505) [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 7/00 - F21V 7/22 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/02.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 7/0008
.
{providing for indirect lighting} [2013-01]
F21V 7/0016
. .
{on lighting devices that also provide for direct lighting, e.g. by means of independent light sources, by splitting of the light beam, by switching between both lighting modes} [2013-01]
F21V 7/0025
.
{Combination of two or more reflectors for a single light source (array of reflectors for a cluster of light sources F21V 7/0083)} [2013-01]
F21V 7/0033
. .
{with successive reflections from one reflector to the next or following} [2013-01]
F21V 7/0041
. . .
{for avoiding direct view of the light source or to prevent dazzling} [2013-01]
F21V 7/005
.
{with an elongated shape to cooperate with linear light sources} [2013-01]
F21V 7/0058
.
{adapted to cooperate with light sources of shapes different from point-like or linear, e.g. circular light sources} [2013-01]
F21V 7/0066
.
{specially adapted to co operate with point like light sources; specially adapted to co operate with light sources the shape of which is unspecified (F21V 7/16 - F21V 7/22 take precedence)} [2016-05]
F21V 7/0075
.
{for portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 7/0083
.
{Array of reflectors for a cluster of light sources, e.g. arrangement of multiple light sources in one plane (combination of two or more reflectors F21V 7/0025)} [2013-01]
F21V 7/0091
.
{using total internal reflection} [2013-01]
F21V 7/04
.
Optical design [2016-01]
F21V 7/041
. .
{with conical or pyramidal surface} [2015-10]
F21V 7/043
. .
{with cylindrical surface} [2015-10]
F21V 7/045
. .
{with spherical surface} [2015-10]
F21V 7/046
. .
{with involute curvature} [2015-10]
F21V 7/048
. .
{with facets structure} [2015-10]
F21V 7/05
. .
plane [2013-01]
F21V 7/06
. .
with parabolic curvature [2013-01]
F21V 7/07
. .
with hyperbolic curvature [2013-01]
F21V 7/08
. .
with elliptical curvature [2013-01]
F21V 7/09
. .
with a combination of different curvatures [2013-01]
F21V 7/10
.
Construction [2016-01]
F21V 7/16
. .
with provision for adjusting the curvature [2013-01]
F21V 7/18
. .
with provision for folding or collapsing [2013-01]
F21V 7/22
.
characterised by the material; characterised by surface treatments or coatings [2013-01]
F21V 9/00
Light filters (coloured shades F21V 1/00; characterised by cooling arrangements F21V 29/502); Selection of luminescent materials for light screens [2015-01]
F21V 9/02
.
for simulating daylight (F21V 9/04, F21V 9/06, F21V 9/16 take precedence) [2013-01]
F21V 9/04
.
for filtering out infra-red radiation (using liquid-filled chambers F21V 9/12) [2013-01]
F21V 9/06
.
for filtering out ultra-violet radiation (F21V 9/16 takes precedence) [2013-01]
F21V 9/08
.
for producing coloured light, e.g. monochromatic; for reducing intensity of light (F21V 9/16 takes precedence) [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 9/08 - F21V 9/12 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/04.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 9/083
. .
{for portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 9/10
. .
with provision for variation of the colour or intensity (F21V 9/12 takes precedence) [2013-01]
F21V 9/12
. .
with liquid-filled chambers [2013-01]
F21V 9/14
.
for producing polarised light [2013-01]
F21V 9/16
.
Selection of luminescent materials for screens [2013-01]
F21V 11/00
Screens not covered by groups F21V 1/00, F21V 3/00, F21V 7/00 or F21V 9/00 (characterised by cooling arrangements F21V 29/502) [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 11/00 - F21V 11/186 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/04.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 11/02
.
using parallel laminae or strips, e.g. of Venetian-blind type (F21V 11/06 takes precedence) [2013-01]
F21V 11/04
. .
adjustable [2013-01]
F21V 11/06
.
using crossed laminae or strips, {e.g. grid-shaped louvers}; using lattices or honeycombs [2013-01]
F21V 11/065
. .
{adjustable} [2013-01]
F21V 11/08
.
using diaphragms containing one or more apertures [2013-01]
F21V 11/10
. .
of iris type [2013-01]
F21V 11/12
. .
of slot type [2013-01]
F21V 11/14
. .
with many small apertures [2013-01]
F21V 11/16
.
using sheets without apertures, e.g. fixed [2016-01]
F21V 11/18
. .
movable, e.g. flaps, slides [2013-01]
F21V 11/183
. . .
{pivotable} [2013-01]
F21V 11/186
. . .
{slidable} [2013-01]
F21V 13/00
Producing particular characteristics or distribution of the light emitted by means of a combination of elements specified in two or more of main groups F21V 1/00 F21V 11/00 (by means of a combination of two or more elements covered by a single one of main groups F21V 1/00 F21V 11/00, see the relevant group; changing the characteristics or distribution of the light emitted by adjustment of parts F21V 14/00) [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 13/00 - F21V 13/14 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/02.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 13/02
.
Combinations of only two kinds of elements [2013-01]
F21V 13/04
. .
the elements being reflectors and refractors {(for vehicle rear lights F21S 48/24)} [2013-01]
F21V 13/045
. . .
{for portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 13/06
. . .
a reflector being rotatable [2013-01]
F21V 13/08
. .
the elements being reflectors and filters [2013-01]
F21V 13/10
. .
the elements being reflectors and screens [2013-01]
F21V 13/12
.
Combinations of only three kinds of elements [2013-01]
F21V 13/14
. .
the elements being reflectors, refractors, and filters [2013-01]
F21V 14/00
Changing the characteristics or distribution of the light emitted by adjustment of parts {or by interposition of elements with electrically controlled variable light transmissivity }(reflectors with provision for adjusting the curvature F21V 7/16; light filters with provision for variation of colour or intensity F21V 9/10; screens using adjustable parallel laminae or strips, e.g. of Venetian-blind type, F21V 11/04; screens using iris-type diaphragms F21V 11/10; screens using movable sheets without apertures, e.g. flaps or slides, F21V 11/18; adjustable mountings for lighting devices F21V 21/14) [2016-01]
F21V 14/003
.
{by interposition of elements with electrically controlled variable light transmissivity, e.g. liquid crystal elements or electrochromic devices (liquid crystal elements G02F 1/13)} [2013-01]
F21V 14/006
.
{by means of optical elements, e.g. films, filters or screens, being rolled up around a roller} [2013-01]
F21V 14/02
.
by movement of light sources {(in vehicle head lamps F21S 48/1742)} [2013-01]
F21V 14/025
. .
{in portable lighting devices} [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 14/025 is incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/02.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 14/04
.
by movement of reflectors {(in vehicle head lamps F21S 48/1757)} [2013-01]
F21V 14/045
. .
{in portable lighting devices} [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 14/045 is incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/02.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 14/06
.
by movement of refractors {(in vehicle head lamps F21S 48/1721)} [2013-01]
F21V 14/065
. .
{in portable lighting devices} [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 14/065 is incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/02.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 14/08
.
by movement of the screens {or filters} [2013-01]
F21V 14/085
. .
{in portable lighting devices} [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 14/085 is incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/04.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
{Aspects not related to light emission or distribution, e.g. fittings} [2015-01]
F21V 15/00
Protecting lighting devices from damage (protection from thermal damage F21V 29/00; gas-tight or water-tight arrangements F21V 31/00) [2015-01]
F21V 15/005
.
{Measures against vandalism, stealing or tampering (F21V 15/02, F21V 15/04 take precedence)} [2013-01]
F21V 15/01
.
Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts (F21V 15/02 takes precedence {housings forming signs or letters G09F 13/04}) [2016-05]
F21V 15/012
. .
{Housings with variable shape or dimensions, e.g. by means of elastically deformable materials or by movement of parts forming telescopic extensions of the housing body} [2013-01]
F21V 15/013
. .
{the housing being an extrusion} [2013-01]
F21V 15/015
. .
Devices for covering joints between adjacent lighting devices; End coverings [2016-05]
F21V 15/02
.
Cages [2013-01]
F21V 15/04
.
Resilient mountings, e.g. shock absorbers (in general F16F 15/04 {shock absorbing devices of vehicle headlamp housings B60Q 1/0491}) [2013-01]
F21V 17/00
Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages (of light sources or light holders F21V 19/00) [2016-01]
F21V 17/002
.
{with provision for interchangeability, i.e. component parts being especially adapted to be replaced by another part with the same or a different function (F21V 17/10 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21V 17/005
.
{with keying means, i.e. for enabling the assembling of component parts in distinctive positions, e.g. for preventing wrong mounting} [2013-01]
F21V 17/007
.
{with provision for shipment or storage} [2013-01]
F21V 17/02
.
with provision for adjustment (F21V 17/04 - F21V 17/08 take precedence) [2016-01]
F21V 17/04
.
the fastening being onto or by the light source [2013-01]
F21V 17/06
.
the fastening being onto or by the lampholder [2013-01]
F21V 17/08
.
onto the supporting or suspending arrangements of the lighting device, e.g. power cords, standards [2016-05]
F21V 17/10
.
characterised by specific fastening means or way of fastening (F21V 17/02 - F21V 17/08 take precedence) [2016-05]
F21V 17/101
. .
{permanently, e.g. welding, gluing or riveting} [2013-01]
F21V 17/102
. .
{using gravity or suction} [2013-01]
F21V 17/104
. .
{using feather joints, e.g. tongues and grooves, with or without friction} [2013-01]
F21V 17/105
. .
{using magnets} [2013-01]
F21V 17/107
. .
{using hinge joints} [2013-01]
F21V 17/108
. .
{using hook and loop-type fasteners} [2013-01]
F21V 17/12
. .
by screwing [2013-01]
F21V 17/14
. .
Bayonet-type fastening [2013-01]
F21V 17/16
. .
by deformation of parts; Snap action mounting [2013-01]
F21V 17/162
. . .
{the parts being subjected to traction or compression, e.g. coil springs} [2013-01]
F21V 17/164
. . .
{the parts being subjected to bending, e.g. snap joints} [2013-01]
F21V 17/166
. . .
{the parts being subjected to torsion, e.g. spiral springs} [2013-01]
F21V 17/168
. . .
{the parts being resilient rings acting substantially isotropically, e.g. split rings} [2013-01]
F21V 17/18
. .
Latch-type fastening, e.g. with rotary action [2013-01]
F21V 17/20
. .
by toggle-action levers [2013-01]
F21V 19/00
Fastening of light sources or lamp holders (fastening electric light source solely by the coupling device H01R 33/00; {special means for attaching candle to candle holder F21V 35/003}) [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 19/00 - F21V 19/04 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/06.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 19/0005
.
{of sources having contact pins, wires or blades, e.g. pinch sealed lamp (F21V 19/001 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21V 19/001
.
{the light sources being semiconductors devices, e.g. LEDs} [2013-01]
F21V 19/0015
. .
{Fastening arrangements intended to retain light sources} [2013-01]
F21V 19/002
. . .
{the fastening means engaging the encapsulation or the packaging of the semiconductor device} [2013-01]
F21V 19/0025
. . .
{the fastening means engaging the conductors of the light source, i.e. providing simultaneous fastening of the light sources and their electric connections} [2013-01]
F21V 19/003
. .
{Fastening of light source holders, e.g. of circuit boards or substrates holding light sources} [2013-01]
F21V 19/0035
. . .
{the fastening means being capable of simultaneously attaching of an other part, e.g. a housing portion or an optical component} [2013-01]
F21V 19/004
. . .
{by deformation of parts or snap action mountings, e.g. using clips} [2013-01]
F21V 19/0045
. . .
{by tongue and groove connections, e.g. dovetail interlocking means fixed by sliding} [2013-01]
F21V 19/005
. . .
{by permanent fixing means, e.g. gluing, riveting or embedding in a potting compound} [2013-01]
F21V 19/0055
. . .
{by screwing} [2013-01]
F21V 19/006
.
{of point-like light sources, e.g. incandescent or halogen lamps, with screw-threaded or bayonet base (of sources having contact pins, wires or blades F21V 19/0005; of LEDs or sources mounted on printed-circuit board F21V 19/001)} [2013-01]
F21V 19/0065
. .
{at least one conductive element acting as a support means, e.g. spring-mounted contact plate in a bayonet base} [2013-01]
F21V 19/007
. .
{the support means engaging the vessel of the source} [2013-01]
F21V 19/0075
.
{of tubular light sources, e.g. ring-shaped fluorescent light sources} [2013-01]
F21V 19/008
. .
{of straight tubular light sources, e.g. straight fluorescent tubes, soffit lamps} [2013-01]
F21V 19/0085
. . .
{at least one conductive element acting as a support means, e.g. resilient contact blades, piston-like contact} [2013-01]
F21V 19/009
. . .
{the support means engaging the vessel of the source} [2013-01]
F21V 19/0095
. .
{of U-shaped tubular light sources, e.g. compact fluorescent tubes} [2013-01]
F21V 19/02
.
with provision for adjustment, e.g. for focusing [2013-01]
F21V 19/04
.
with provision for changing light source, e.g. turret {(auxiliary devices for cleaning, placing, or removing incandescent lamps H01K 3/32, fluorescent lamps H01J 9/006)} [2013-01]
F21V 19/042
(Frozen)
. .
{the light source being a semiconductor, e.g. an LED} [2016-08]
WARNING

F21V 19/045
(Frozen)
. .
{the light source being a semiconductor mounted on a holder, e.g. a circuit board} [2016-08]
WARNING

F21V 19/047
. .
{by using spare light sources comprised in or attached to the lighting device and being intended to replace a defect light source by manual mounting} [2013-01]
F21V 19/06
.
Fastening incandescent mantles or other incandescent bodies to lamp parts; Suspension devices for incandescent mantles or other incandescent bodies (arrangements of mantles or other incandescent bodies on burners F21V 36/00) [2016-01]
F21V 21/00
Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices (F21V 17/00, F21V 19/00 take precedence; arrangement of signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor, for vehicles in general B60Q, stands for supporting apparatus or articles in general F16M 11/00); Hand grips [2013-01]
F21V 21/002
.
making direct electrical contact, e.g. by piercing (F21V 21/35 takes precedence) [2013-01]
F21V 21/005
.
for several lighting devices in an end-to-end arrangement, i.e. light tracks [2016-05]
F21V 21/008
.
Suspending from a cable or suspension line [2016-05]
F21V 21/02
.
Wall, ceiling, or floor bases; Fixing pendants or arms to the bases (F21V 21/08 takes precedence; bases for movable standing lamps F21V 21/06) [2013-01]
F21V 21/025
. .
{Elongated bases having a U-shaped cross section} [2013-01]
F21V 21/03
. .
Ceiling bases, e.g. ceiling roses (F21V 21/04 takes precedence) [2013-01]
F21V 21/04
. .
Recessed bases [2013-01]
F21V 21/041
. . .
{Mounting arrangements specially adapted for false ceiling panels or partition walls made of plates (F21V 21/047 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21V 21/042
. . . .
{using clamping means, e.g. for clamping with panel or wall} [2013-01]
F21V 21/043
. . . . .
{actuated by screwing} [2013-01]
F21V 21/044
. . . . .
{with elastically deformable elements, e.g. spring tongues} [2013-01]
F21V 21/045
. . . . . .
{being tensioned by translation of parts, e.g. by pushing or pulling} [2013-01]
F21V 21/046
. . . . . .
{being tensioned by rotation of parts} [2013-01]
F21V 21/047
. . .
{Mounting arrangements with fastening means engaging the inner surface of a hole in a ceiling or wall, e.g. for solid walls or for blind holes} [2013-01]
F21V 21/048
. . .
{Mounting arrangements for fastening lighting devices to false ceiling frameworks} [2013-01]
F21V 21/049
. . .
{Mounting arrangements for attaching lighting devices to the ceiling, the lighting devices being recessed in a false or stretched ceiling} [2013-01]
F21V 21/06
.
Bases for movable standing lamps; Fixing standards to the bases (F21V 21/08 takes precedence) [2013-01]
F21V 21/08
.
Devices for easy attachment to any desired place, e.g. clip, clamp, magnet [2017-02]
WARNING

F21V 21/0808
. .
{Adhesive means} [2013-01]
F21V 21/0816
. .
{Strap fasteners, e.g. fasteners with a buckle} [2013-01]
F21V 21/0824
. .
{Ground spikes} [2013-01]
F21V 21/0832
. .
{Hook and loop-type fasteners} [2013-01]
F21V 21/084
. .
Head fittings [2016-01]
F21V 21/088
. .
Clips; Clamps [2013-01]
F21V 21/0885
. . .
{for portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 21/092
. .
Suction devices [2013-01]
F21V 21/0925
. . .
{for portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 21/096
. .
Magnetic devices [2013-01]
F21V 21/0965
. . .
{for portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 21/10
.
Pendants, arms, or standards; Fixing lighting devices to pendants, arms, or standards (adjustable mounting F21V 21/14; construction of posts not peculiar to use with lighting devices E04H 12/00) [2013-01]
F21V 21/104
. .
Pendants [2016-05]
F21V 21/108
. .
Arms [2016-05]
F21V 21/112
. .
Fixing lighting devices to pendants (F21V 21/002 takes precedence) [2016-05]
F21V 21/116
. .
Fixing lighting devices to arms or standards (F21V 21/002 takes precedence) [2016-05]
F21V 21/12
. .
capable of being elongated or shortened by the insertion or removal of intermediate pieces [2013-01]
F21V 21/13
.
Spring-loaded poles fixed at both ends [2016-05]
F21V 21/14
.
Adjustable mountings [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 21/14 - F21V 21/32 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/08.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 21/145
. .
{for portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 21/15
. .
specially adapted for power operation, e.g. by remote control [2016-05]
F21V 21/16
. .
using wires or cords [2013-01]
F21V 21/18
. . .
operated by springs [2013-01]
F21V 21/20
. . .
operated by weights [2013-01]
F21V 21/22
. .
telescopic [2013-01]
F21V 21/24
. .
Lazy-tongs [2013-01]
F21V 21/26
. .
Pivoted arms [2013-01]
F21V 21/28
. . .
adjustable in more than one plane [2013-01]
F21V 21/29
. . . .
employing universal joints [2013-01]
F21V 21/30
. .
Pivoted housings or frames [2013-01]
F21V 21/32
. .
Flexible tubes [2013-01]
F21V 21/34
.
Supporting elements displaceable along a guiding element {(telescopic mounting of lighting devices F21V 21/22)} [2013-01]
F21V 21/35
. .
with direct electrical contact between the supporting element and electric conductors running along the guiding element [2016-05]
F21V 21/36
.
Hoisting or lowering devices, e.g. for maintenance [2016-01]
F21V 21/38
. .
with a cable [2013-01]
F21V 21/40
.
Hand grips [2016-05]
F21V 21/403
. .
{for operation or dentist lamps} [2013-01]
F21V 21/406
. .
{for portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 23/00
Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices {(characterised by cooling arrangements F21V 29/508)} [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 23/00 - F21V 23/06 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 15/06.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 23/001
.
{the elements being electrical wires or cables} [2013-01]
F21V 23/002
. .
{Arrangements of cables or conductors inside a lighting device, e.g. means for guiding along parts of the housing or in a pivoting arm} [2013-01]
F21V 23/003
.
{the elements being electronics drivers or controllers for operating the light source, e.g. for a LED array} [2016-08]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 23/003 is impacted by reclassification into groups F21K 9/238 and F21K 9/278.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 23/004
. .
{arranged on a substrate, e.g. a printed circuit board} [2016-08]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 23/004 is impacted by reclassification into groups F21K 9/238 and F21K 9/278.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 23/005
. . .
{the substrate is supporting also the light source} [2016-08]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 23/005 is impacted by reclassification into groups F21K 9/238 and F21K 9/278.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 23/006
. . .
{the substrate being distinct from the light source holder} [2016-08]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 23/006 is impacted by reclassification into groups F21K 9/238 and F21K 9/278.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 23/007
. .
{enclosed in a casing} [2013-01]
F21V 23/008
. . .
{the casing being outside the housing of the lighting device} [2013-01]
F21V 23/009
. . .
{the casing being inside the housing of the lighting device} [2013-01]
F21V 23/02
.
the elements being transformers, impedances {or power supply units, e.g. a transformer with a rectifier} [2013-01]
F21V 23/023
. .
{Power supplies in a casing (F21V 23/003 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21V 23/026
. .
{Fastening of transformers or ballasts} [2013-01]
F21V 23/04
.
the elements being switches (safety devices F21V 25/00) [2013-01]
F21V 23/0407
. .
{for flashing} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0414
. .
{specially adapted to be used with portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0421
. . .
{the switch being part of, or disposed on the tail cap portion thereof} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0428
. . .
{the switch being part of, or disposed on the lamp head portion thereof} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0435
. .
{activated by remote control means} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0442
. .
{activated by means of a sensor, e.g. motion or photodetectors} [2013-01]
F21V 23/045
. . .
{the sensor receiving a signal from a remote controller} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0457
. . .
{the sensor sensing the operating status of the lighting device, e.g. to detect failure of a light source or to provide feedback to the device} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0464
. . .
{the sensor sensing the level of ambient illumination, e.g. dawn or dusk sensors} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0471
. . .
{the sensor detecting the proximity, the presence or the movement of an object or a person} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0478
. . . .
{by means of an image recording device, e.g. a camera} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0485
. . .
{the sensor sensing the physical interaction between a user and certain areas located on the lighting device, e.g. a touch sensor} [2013-01]
F21V 23/0492
. . .
{the sensor detecting a change in orientation, a movement or an acceleration of the lighting device, e.g. a tilt switch} [2013-01]
F21V 23/06
.
the elements being coupling devices, {e.g. connectors} [2013-01]
F21V 25/00
Safety devices structurally associated with lighting devices (gas- tight or water-tight arrangements F21V 31/00; in general F16P; protective circuit arrangements per se H02H 7/00) [2013-01]
F21V 25/02
.
coming into action when lighting device is disturbed, dismounted, or broken [2013-01]
F21V 25/04
. .
breaking the electric circuit [2013-01]
F21V 25/06
. .
feeding a quenching fluid to the light source [2013-01]
F21V 25/08
. .
cutting the incandescent filament [2013-01]
F21V 25/10
.
coming into action when lighting device is overloaded, e.g. thermal switch [2013-01]
F21V 25/12
.
Flame-proof or explosion-proof arrangements [2013-01]
F21V 25/125
. .
{using intumescent material, i.e. using materials which swells up as a result of heat exposure} [2013-01]
F21V 27/00
Cable-stowing arrangements structurally associated with lighting devices, e.g. reels (storing lengths of cable in general B65H {the lighting devices being vehicle headlamps F21S 48/1109; the lighting devices being vehicle lights F21S 48/212}) [2013-01]
F21V 27/005
.
{for portable lighting devices} [2013-01]
F21V 27/02
.
Cable inlets [2016-05]
F21V 29/00
Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems (lighting fixtures combined with outlets for air-treatment systems F24F 13/078) [2015-01]
WARNING

F21V 29/002
(Frozen)
.
{Cooling arrangements (F21V 29/02 takes precedence)} [2015-01]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 29/002 is no longer used for the classification of documents as of January 15, 2015. The backfile of this group is being reclassified into groups F21V 29/00 - F21V 29/89.

    Until reclassification is complete, group F21V 29/002 should also be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 29/004
(Frozen)
. .
{Natural cooling, i.e. by natural convection, conduction or radiation} [2015-01]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 29/004 is no longer used for the classification of documents as of January 15, 2015. The backfile of this group is being reclassified into groups F21V 29/00 - F21V 29/89.

    Until reclassification is complete, group F21V 29/004 should also be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 29/006
(Frozen)
. .
{Cooling devices or systems using condensation or evaporation of a fluid, e.g. heat pipes or two phase cooling systems} [2015-01]
WARNING

F21V 29/02
(Frozen)
.
Cooling by forcing air {or gas} over or around the light source (cooling arrangements structurally associated with electric {discharge or incandescent } lamps H01J 61/52, H01K 1/58) [2015-01]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 29/02 is no longer used for the classification of documents as of January 15, 2015. The backfile of this group is being reclassified into groups F21V 29/503, and F21V 29/60 - F21V 29/89.

    Until reclassification is complete, group F21V 29/02 should also be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 29/10
.
Arrangement of heat-generating components to reduce thermal damage, e.g. by distancing heat-generating components from other components to be protected [2015-01]
WARNING

F21V 29/15
.
Thermal insulation [2015-01]
F21V 29/20
(Frozen)
.
{Cooling devices, cooling systems or arrangements thereof} [2015-01]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 29/20 is no longer used for the classification of documents as of January 15, 2015. The backfile of this group is being reclassified into groups F21V 29/00 - F21V 29/89.

    Until reclassification is complete, group F21V 29/20 should also be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 29/2212
(Frozen)
. .
{the fins or blades being planar} [2015-01]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 29/2212 is no longer used for the classification of documents as of January 15, 2015. The backfile of this group is being reclassified into groups F21V 29/76 - F21V 29/78.

    Until reclassification is complete, group F21V 29/2212 should also be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 29/30
(Frozen)
.
{Forced cooling using liquids, e.g. water} [2015-01]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 29/30 is no longer used for the classification of documents as of January 15, 2015. The backfile of this group is being reclassified into groups F21V 29/56 - F21V 29/59.

    Until reclassification is complete, groups F21V 29/30 should also be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 29/40
(Frozen)
.
{Forced cooling by electrically-powered actuators (fans F21V29/025)} [2015-01]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 29/40 and F21V 29/402 are no longer used for the classification of documents as of January 15, 2015. The backfile of these groups is being reclassified into groups F21V 29/51 - F21V 29/677.

    Until reclassification is complete, groups F21V 29/40 and F21V 29/402 should also be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 29/402
(Frozen)
. .
{Multi-phase cooling systems actuated by pumps} [2015-01]
F21V 29/50
.
Cooling arrangements (air-treatment systems dissipating or using the heat of lighting fixtures F24F 3/056) [2015-01]
WARNING

F21V 29/502
. .
characterised by the adaption for cooling of specific components [2015-01]
F21V 29/503
. . .
of light sources (cooling arrangements structurally associated with gas-discharge or vapour-discharge lamps H01J 61/52; cooling arrangements structurally associated with electric incandescent lamps H01K 1/58; cooling arrangements structurally associated with light-emitting diodes H01L 33/64) [2015-01]
F21V 29/504
. . .
of refractors [2015-01]
F21V 29/505
. . .
of reflectors [2015-01]
F21V 29/506
. . .
of globes, bowls or cover glasses [2015-01]
F21V 29/507
. . .
of means for protecting lighting devices from damage, e.g. housings [2015-01]
F21V 29/508
. . .
of electrical circuits [2015-01]
F21V 29/51
. .
using condensation or evaporation of a fluid, e.g. heat pipes [2015-01]
WARNING

F21V 29/52
. . .
electrically powered, e.g. refrigeration systems [2015-01]
F21V 29/54
. .
using thermoelectric means, e.g. Peltier elements [2015-01]
WARNING

F21V 29/56
. .
using liquid coolants (F21V 29/51 takes precedence) [2015-01]
WARNING

F21V 29/57
. . .
characterised by control arrangements [2015-01]
F21V 29/58
. . .
characterised by the coolants [2015-01]
F21V 29/59
. . .
{with forced flow of the coolant} [2015-01]
F21V 29/60
. .
characterised by the use of a forced flow of gas, e.g. air [2015-01]
WARNING

F21V 29/61
. . .
characterised by control arrangements [2015-01]
F21V 29/63
. . .
using electrically-powered vibrating means; using ionic wind [2015-01]
F21V 29/65
. . .
the gas flowing in a closed circuit [2015-01]
F21V 29/67
. . .
characterised by the arrangement of fans [2015-01]
F21V 29/673
. . . .
{the fans being used for intake} [2015-01]
F21V 29/677
. . . .
{the fans being used for discharging} [2015-01]
F21V 29/70
. .
characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks [2015-01]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 29/70 - F21V 29/83 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21V 29/02.

    Until reclassification is complete, group F21V 29/02 should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 29/71
. . .
using a combination of separate elements interconnected by heat-conducting means, e.g. with heat pipes or thermally conductive bars between separate heat-sink elements [2015-01]
F21V 29/713
. . . .
{in direct thermal and mechanical contact of each other to form a single system} [2015-01]
F21V 29/717
. . . .
{using split or remote units thermally interconnected, e.g. by thermally conductive bars or heat pipes} [2015-01]
F21V 29/73
. . .
the elements being adjustable with respect to each other, e.g. hinged [2015-01]
F21V 29/74
. . .
with fins or blades [2015-01]
F21V 29/745
. . . .
{the fins or blades being planar and inclined with respect to the joining surface from which the fins or blades extend} [2015-01]
F21V 29/75
. . . .
with fins or blades having different shapes, thicknesses or spacing [2015-01]
F21V 29/76
. . . .
with essentially identical parallel planar fins or blades, e.g. with comb-like cross-section [2015-01]
WARNING

F21V 29/763
. . . . .
{the planes containing the fins or blades having the direction of the light emitting axis} [2015-01]
F21V 29/767
. . . . .
{the planes containing the fins or blades having directions perpendicular to the light emitting axis} [2015-01]
F21V 29/77
. . . .
with essentially identical diverging planar fins or blades, e.g. with fan-like or star-like cross-section [2015-01]
WARNING

F21V 29/773
. . . . .
{the planes containing the fins or blades having the direction of the light emitting axis} [2015-01]
F21V 29/777
. . . . .
{the planes containing the fins or blades having directions perpendicular to the light emitting axis} [2015-01]
F21V 29/78
. . . .
with helically or spirally arranged fins or blades [2015-01]
WARNING

  • Group F21V 29/78 is incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21V 29/2212.

    Until reclassification is complete, group F21V 29/2212 should also be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 29/80
. . .
with pins or wires [2015-01]
F21V 29/81
. . . .
with pins or wires having different shapes, lengths or spacing [2015-01]
F21V 29/83
. . .
the elements having apertures, ducts or channels, e.g. heat radiation holes [2015-01]
F21V 29/85
.
characterised by the material (liquid coolants F21V 29/56) [2015-01]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 29/85 - F21V 29/89 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21V 29/02.

    Until reclassification is complete, group F21V 29/02 should also be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 29/86
. .
{Ceramics or glass} [2015-01]
F21V 29/87
. .
Organic material, e.g. filled polymer composites; Thermo-conductive additives or coatings therefor [2015-01]
F21V 29/89
. .
Metals [2015-01]
F21V 29/90
.
Heating arrangements [2015-01]
F21V 31/00
Gas-tight or water-tight arrangements [2013-01]
F21V 31/005
.
{Sealing arrangements therefor} [2013-01]
F21V 31/03
.
with provision for venting {(for vehicle head lights F21S 48/335; for vehicle rear lights F21S 48/337)} [2013-01]
F21V 31/04
.
Provision of filling media [2016-01]
F21V 33/00
Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for [2013-01]
F21V 33/0004
.
{Personal or domestic articles} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0008
. .
{Clothing or clothing accessories, e.g. scarfs, gloves or belts} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0012
. .
{Furniture (hospital beds F21V 33/0072)} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0016
. . .
{Furnishing for windows and doors (sunshades F21V 33/006)} [2013-01]
F21V 33/002
. . .
{Racks for compact discs or the like} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0024
. .
{Household or table equipment} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0028
. . .
{Decorative household equipment, e.g. plant holders or food dummies} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0032
. . . .
{Paintings, pictures or photographs; Frames therefor} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0036
. . .
{Table-ware or table equipment, e.g. dishes, cutlery or trays} [2013-01]
F21V 33/004
. .
{Sanitary equipment, e.g. mirrors, showers, toilet seats or paper dispensers} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0044
. .
{Household appliances, e.g. washing machines or vacuum cleaners} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0048
. .
{Office articles, e.g. bookmarks, desk lamps with drawers, stands for books or music scores} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0052
. .
{Audio or video equipment, e.g. televisions, telephones, cameras or computers; Remote control devices therefor} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0056
. . .
{Audio equipment, e.g. music instruments, radios or speakers} [2013-01]
F21V 33/006
.
{General building constructions or finishing work for buildings, e.g. roofs, gutters, stairs or floors; Garden equipment; Sunshades or parasols} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0064
.
{Health, life-saving or fire-fighting equipment} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0068
. .
{Medical equipment} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0072
. . .
{Hospital beds} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0076
. .
{Safety or security signalisation, e.g. smoke or burglar alarms, earthquake detectors; Self-defence devices} [2013-01]
F21V 33/008
.
{Leisure, hobby or sport articles, e.g. toys, games or first-aid kits; Hand tools; Toolboxes} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0084
. .
{Hand tools; Toolboxes} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0088
.
{Ventilating systems (lighting fixtures combined with outlets for air treatment systems F24F 13/078)} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0092
. .
{with heating or cooling devices} [2013-01]
F21V 33/0096
. .
{Fans, e.g. ceiling fans (forced cooling of lighting devices characterised by the arrangement of fans F21V 29/67)} [2015-01]
F21V 35/00
Candle holders [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 35/00 - F21V 35/006 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 25/00.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 35/003
.
{Special means for attaching the candle to the candle holder} [2013-01]
F21V 35/006
.
{Drop catchers; Shade holders} [2013-01]
F21V 36/00
Arrangements of mantles or other incandescent bodies on burners [2016-01]
F21V 36/02
.
in ceiling lamps [2013-01]
F21V 37/00
Details of lighting devices employing combustion as light source, not otherwise provided for; Night lamps; Votive lamps [2017-02]
WARNING

  • Groups F21V 37/00 - F21V 37/02 are incomplete pending reclassification of documents from group F21L 25/00.
    All groups listed in this Warning should be considered in order to perform a complete search.
F21V 37/0004
.
{using liquid fuel} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0008
. .
{Fuel containers} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0012
. . .
{Filling or level checking} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0016
. . .
{Fastening of the container to other parts of the lamp} [2013-01]
F21V 37/002
. .
{Wicks} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0025
. . .
{vegetal (F21V 37/0033 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0029
. . .
{mineral (F21V 37/0033 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0033
. . .
{combination of vegetal and mineral} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0037
. . .
{Cleaning devices} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0041
. .
{Fuel supply} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0045
. . .
{using hydrostatic pressure or weights} [2013-01]
F21V 37/005
. . .
{using air or gas pressure} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0054
. . .
{Controlling means, e.g. floaters} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0058
. .
{Reflectors, cover glasses, chimneys; Smoke-removing devices; Preheaters} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0062
. . .
{Reflectors} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0066
. . .
{Chimneys} [2013-01]
F21V 37/007
. . .
{Globs} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0075
. .
{Fastening or safety devices for reflectors, cover glasses or chimneys} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0079
. . .
{Fastening of chimneys (F21V 37/0087 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0083
. . .
{Fastening of cover glasses (F21V 37/0087 takes precedence)} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0087
. . .
{Devices for lifting chimneys or cover glasses} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0091
. . .
{Protections against shocks} [2013-01]
F21V 37/0095
.
{Night lamps; Votive lamps} [2013-01]
F21V 37/02
.
Special adaptation for protection against draughts {(for lanterns F21L 19/006); Draft controllers} [2013-01]
F21V 99/00
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass [2013-01]
F21V 2200/00
Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems [2015-01]
F21V 2200/10
.
of light guides of the optical fibres type [2015-01]
F21V 2200/13
. .
the light being emitted at the end of the guide [2015-01]
F21V 2200/15
. .
the light being emitted along at least a portion of the outer surface of the guide [2015-01]
F21V 2200/17
. .
characterised by the admission of light into the guide [2015-01]
F21V 2200/20
.
of light guides of a generally planar shape [2015-01]
F21V 2200/30
.
of light guides doped with fluorescent agents [2015-01]
F21V 2200/40
.
of hollow light guides [2015-01]