Cooperative Patent Classification


CPC Definition - Subclass A01M

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CATCHING, TRAPPING OR SCARING OF ANIMALS (appliances for catching swarms or drone-catching A01K 57/00; fishing A01K 69/00 - A01K 99/00; biocides, pest repellants or attractants A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Catching or killing insects
  • Special adaptations or arrangements or liquid- or powder-spraying apparatus for the purposes covered by this subclass
  • Fumigators
  • Flame-throwers specially adapted for the purposes covered by this subclass
  • Apparatus for the destruction of vermin, noxious animals or unwanted vegetation
  • Traps for animals
  • Devices or apparatus for killing animals by dispensing poison, or by projectiles
  • Scaring or repelling devices
  • Hunting appliances
Relationships with other classification places

A01M provides for the catching, trapping or scaring of animals; yet when these processes are used for the purposes of fishing and apiculture/bee-keeping, they are classified in A01K. Furthermore, electric circuits or apparatus specially adapted for catching, trapping and control of animals or adapted for the destruction of insects and animals are classified in H05C. Mechanical devices/apparatus for the destruction of vermin, noxious animals and unwanted plants and vegetation are classified in A01M; yet biocides, pest repellants, attractants and plant growth regulators are classified in A01N.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Appliances for catching swarms; Drone-catching devices

Fishing

Biocides, pest repellants or attractants

Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Slaughtering or stunning of animals

Spraying or atomising apparatus, in general

Equipment for fitting in or to aircraft for dropping or releasing powdered, liquid or gaseous matter, e.g. pesticides, herbicides

Electric circuits or apparatus specially designed for use in equipment for killing, stunning, enclosing or guiding living beings

Glossary of terms

In this place, the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:

Animal

Non-human members of the kingdom Animalia, including, but not limited to, mammals, birds and insects.

Destruction

To destroy or cause the death of a living organism; the non-chemical sterilisation of invertebrates.

Fumigator

Apparatus used to disinfect or purify an area using the fumes of selected chemicals.

Insect

A class of arthropod animals characterised by an exoskeleton supporting a three-part body (comprising a head, thorax and abdomen), six legs and two antennae.

Killing

To destroy or cause the death of a living organism; the non-chemical sterilisation of invertebrates.

Noxious

Harmful, poisonous or undesirable.

Snare

An anchored noose typically made from wire or cable which tightens around an animal, preventing release or escape.

Vermin

Wild animals, e.g. rodents, which may spread disease or be harmful to crops.

Stationary means for catching or killing insects
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from WO2012145198:

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Example from FR2738718:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Mobile means for catching of killing insects

Fumigators

Traps for animals

Bait station for other animals

Means for repelling

Repelling

Lure dispensing device; in a sub-group of

Deodorisation of air

Synonyms and Keywords

Insects

Arthropods (insects, spiders)

Manual implements, other than sprayers or powder distributors, for catching or killing insects, e.g. butterfly nets
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from NL1019153CC:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Stationary means for catching or killing insects

Glossary of terms

In this place, the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:

Insects

Arthropods (insects, spiders, ...)

Catching insects in fields, gardens, or forests by movable appliances
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from US5400543:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Stationary means for catching or killing insects

Manual implements

Glossary of terms

In this place, the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:

Insects

Arthropods (insects, spiders, ...)

Special adaptations or arrangements of liquid-spraying apparatus for purposes covered by this subclass
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from WO2012088014:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Powder spraying apparatus

Combined liquid and powder spraying apparatus

Apparatus for the destruction of unwanted vegetation

Distribution of fertilizers

Distributing devices specially adapted for liquid manure or other fertilising liquid

Watering gardens, fields, sports grounds or the like

Chemical treatment of plants or soils

Spraying apparatus in general

Nozzles

Glossary of terms

In this place, the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:

Atomiser

Using an air stream

Special adaptations or arrangements of powder-spraying apparatus for purposes covered by this subclass
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from DE924662:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Liquid spraying apparatus

Combined liquid and powder spraying apparatus

Fertiliser distributor

Spraying apparatus in general

Special adaptations or arrangements of combined liquid- and powder-spraying apparatus for purposes covered by this subclass
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from DE1403369:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Liquid spraying apparatus

Powder spraying apparatus

Fertiliser distributors

Spraying apparatus in general

Fumigators; Apparatus for distributing gases {(poisoning or narcotising insects by vaporising an insecticide A01M 1/2022)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Apparatus for fumigating e.g. shipping containers, buildings, furniture and rats in holes

Example from DE19708669:

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Poisoning or narcotising insects by vaporising an insecticide

Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Domestic appliance for vaporizing an insecticide

Destruction of vermin in clothes and foodstuff

Scaring and repelling

Injection of fertilizers in the roots of trees

Deodorisation of air

Flame-throwers specially adapted for purposes covered by this subclass
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from WO2004070269:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Destruction of weeds

Flame-throwers in general

Apparatus for the destruction of vermin in soil or in foodstuffs {(injecting fertilisers into the roots of trees A01G 29/00)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from DE19844718:

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Injecting fertilizers into the roots of trees

Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Killing insects

Fumigators

Destruction of animals using steam, hot air or electricity

Apparatus for the destruction of noxious animals, other than insects, by hot water, steam, hot air, or electricity {(electric traps A01M 23/38)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from WO0176362:

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Electric traps

Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Destruction of insects

Flame-throwers

Destruction of weeds

Scaring and repelling

Apparatus for the destruction of unwanted vegetation, e.g. weeds (control of undesirable vegetation on roads or permanent ways of railways E01H 11/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from DE202005014568U:

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Control of undesirable vegetation on roads or permanent ways of railways

Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Liquid spraying

Flame-throwers

Destruction of animals using steam or electricity

Hand-tools for uprooting weeds

Machines for working soil and weeding

Biocides, plant growth regulators

Spraying or atomising apparatus in general

Soil-conditioning or soil-stabilising materials

Traps for animals
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from US2012297661:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Traps for insects

Bait stations

Detection of animals

Housing animals

Devices for dispensing poison for animals (A01M 27/00 takes precedence; for insects A01M 1/20)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from WO2011142740:

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Dispensing poison to insects

Apparatus having projectiles or killing implements projected to kill the animal

Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Bait stations for insects

Fumigators

Destruction of vermin in foodstuff

Devices or methods for introducing solid, liquid, or gaseous remedies or othermaterialsinto or onto the bodies of animals

Apparatus having projectiles or killing implements projected to kill the animal, e.g. pierce or shoot, and triggered thereby
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from US2012000114:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Destruction by steam, hot air or electricity

Animal traps

Detection of animals

Smallarms, e.g. pistols, rifles

Scaring or repelling devices, e.g. bird-scaring apparatus
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from US2010013123:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Catching or killing insects

Destruction of animals by steam, hot air or electricity

Trapping animals

Poisoning animals

Glossary of terms

In this place, the following terms or expressions are used with the meaning indicated:

Repelling

means no killing and no trapping

Hunting appliances
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hunting,

Detecting and monitoring the presence of prey animals

Example from WO2012057814:

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References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Vaporizing insecticide

Detecting the presence of insects

Repelling substance;

Slaughtering

Shooting stands
References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Folding seats