CPC Definition - Subclass A01M

Last Updated Version: 2018.05
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

A01K 57/00

Fishing

A01K 69/00 - A01K 99/00

Biocides, pest repellants or attractants

A01N

Informative references

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

Slaughtering or stunning of animals

A22B

Spraying or atomising apparatus, in general

B05B

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

B64D 1/16

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

H05C

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

A01M 3/00, A01M 5/00

Fumigators

A01M 13/00

Traps for animals

A01M 23/00

Bait station for other animals

A01M 25/00

Means for repelling

A01M 29/00

Repelling

A01M 29/00

Lure dispensing device; in a sub-group of

A01M 31/00

Deodorisation of air

A61L 9/00

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

A01M 1/00

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

A01M 1/00

Manual implements

A01M 3/00

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

A01M 9/00

Combined liquid and powder spraying apparatus

A01M 11/00

Apparatus for the destruction of unwanted vegetation

A01M 21/00

Distribution of fertilizers

A01C 15/00

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

Nozzles

B05B 1/00

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

A01M 7/00

Combined liquid and powder spraying apparatus

A01M 11/00

Fertiliser distributor

A01C 15/00

Spraying apparatus in general

B05B

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

A01M 7/00

Powder spraying apparatus

A01M 9/00

Fertiliser distributors

A01C 15/00

Spraying apparatus in general

B05B

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

A01M 1/2022

Informative references

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

Domestic appliance for vaporizing an insecticide

A01M 1/00

Destruction of vermin in clothes and foodstuff

A01M 17/00

Scaring and repelling

A01M 29/00

Injection of fertilizers in the roots of trees

A01G 29/00

Deodorisation of air

A61L 9/00

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

A01M 21/00

Flame-throwers in general

F41H 9/02

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

A01G 29/00

Informative references

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

Killing insects

A01M 1/00

Fumigators

A01M 13/00

Destruction of animals using steam, hot air or electricity

A01M 19/00

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

A01M 23/28

Informative references

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

Destruction of insects

A01M 1/00, A01M 3/00, A01M 5/00

Flame-throwers

A01M 15/00

Destruction of weeds

A01M 21/00

Scaring and repelling

A01M 29/00

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

E01H 11/00

Informative references

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

Liquid spraying

A01M 7/00

Flame-throwers

A01M 15/00

Destruction of animals using steam or electricity

A01M 19/00

Hand-tools for uprooting weeds

A01B 1/00

Machines for working soil and weeding

A01B 39/00

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

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

A01M 1/00

Bait stations

A01M 25/00

Detection of animals

A01M 31/00

Housing animals

A01K 1/00

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

A01M 1/20

Apparatus having projectiles or killing implements projected to kill the animal

A01M 27/00

Informative references

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

Bait stations for insects

A01M 1/00

Fumigators

A01M 13/00

Destruction of vermin in foodstuff

A01M 17/00

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

A61D 7/00

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

A01M 19/00

Animal traps

A01M 23/00

Detection of animals

A01M 31/00

Smallarms, e.g. pistols, rifles

F41C

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

A01M 1/00

Destruction of animals by steam, hot air or electricity

A01M 19/00

Trapping animals

A01M 23/00

Poisoning animals

A01M 25/00

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

A01M 1/00

Detecting the presence of insects

A01M 1/00

Repelling substance;

A01M 29/00

Slaughtering

A22B

Shooting stands
References
Informative references

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

Folding seats

A47C