Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass A01M

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CATCHING OR TRAPPING OF ANIMALS (apiculture A01K 47/00 - A01K 59/00; fishing A01K 69/00 - A01K 97/00; pesticides A01N); APPARATUS FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF NOXIOUS ANIMALS OR NOXIOUS PLANTS (equipment fitted in or to aircraft for dropping or releasing powdered, liquid or gaseous matter, e.g. pesticides, herbicides, B64D 1/16)
Stationary means for catching or killing insects {(for repelling A01M 29/00)}
Definition statement

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Example from WO2012145198:

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Example from FR2738718:

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References
Limiting references

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Mobile means for catching of killing insects

Fumigators

Traps for animals

Means for repelling

Informative references

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

Bait station for other animals

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

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Example from NL1019153CC:

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

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
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

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 ({apparatus for the destruction of unwanted vegetation A01M 21/00; distributing devices specially adapted for liquid manure or other fertilising liquid A01C 23/00; watering gardens, fields, sports grounds or the like A01G 25/00; chemical treatment of plants or soils A01N 25/00 - A01N 65/00}; spraying apparatus in general B05B)
Definition statement

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Example from WO2012088014:

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References
Limiting references

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Powder spraying apparatus

Combined liquid and powder spraying apparatus

Apparatus for the destruction of unwanted vegetation

Distribution of fertilizers

Distribution of liquid manure

Watering fields and gardens

Biocides

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 ({A01M 7/00, A01C 15/00 take precedence}; spraying apparatus in general B05B)
Definition statement

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Example from DE924662:

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References
Limiting references

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Liquid spraying apparatus

Combined liquid and powder spraying apparatus

Fertilizer distributor

Spraying apparatus in general

Special adaptations or arrangements of combined liquid- and powder-spraying apparatus for purposes covered by this subclass (spraying apparatus in general B05B)
Definition statement

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Example from DE1403369:

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References
Limiting references

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Liquid spraying apparatus

Powder spraying apparatus

Fertilizer distributors

Spraying apparatus in general

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

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

Example from DE19708669:

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References
Limiting references

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Domestic appliance for vaporizing an insecticide

Poisoning or narcotising insects by vaporising 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 (flame-throwers in general F41H 9/02)
Definition statement

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Example from WO2004070269:

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References
Limiting references

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Destruction of weeds

Flame-throwers

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

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Example from DE19844718:

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References
Limiting references

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Killing insects; in the sub-groups of

Fumigators

Destruction of animals using steam, hot air or electricity

Injecting fertilizers into the roots of trees

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:

Destruction of insects

Flame-throwers

Destruction of weeds

Electric traps

Scaring and repelling

Apparatus for the destruction of unwanted vegetation, e.g. weeds (biocides, plant growth regulators A01N 25/00 - A01N 65/00; spraying or atomising apparatus in general B05B; soil-conditioning or soil-stabilising materials C09K 17/00; 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:

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

Control of weeds on roads and railways

Informative references

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

Liquid spraying

Traps for animals
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from US2012297661:

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References
Limiting references

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Traps for insects

Bait stations

Detection of animals

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

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Example from WO2011142740:

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References
Limiting references

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Bait stations for insects

Dispensing poison to insects

Fumigators

Destruction of vermin in foodstuff and clothes

Apparatus having projectiles or killing implements projected to kill the animal

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

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Example from US2012000114:

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References
Limiting references

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Destruction by steam, hot air or electricity

Animal traps

Detection of animals

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

This place covers:

Example from US2010013123:

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

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

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Hunting,

Detecting and monitoring the presence of prey animals

Example from WO2012057814:

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Detecting the presence of insects

Slaughtering

Informative references

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

Vaporizing insecticide

Repelling substance;