CPC Definition - Subclass A24F

Last Updated Version: 2017.08
SMOKERS' REQUISITES; MATCH BOXES (lighters F23Q)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Smokers' requisites:

  • Pipes,
  • Appliances for smoking cigars or cigarettes,
  • Receptacles for cigars or cigarettes,
  • Receptacles for cigarette papers,
  • Ashtrays,
  • Match receptacles or boxes,
  • Imitation cigarettes.
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Lighters

F23Q

Tobacco pipes (bee-keepers' pipes A01K 55/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Tobacco pipes,
  • Hookahs.
References
Informative references

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

Bowls for pipes per se

A24F 5/00

Beekeepers' pipes

A01K 55/00

Hookahs
Special rules of classification

This group also includes accessories for Hookahs.

Tobacco pipes combined with other objects (smoking appliances on walking sticks or canes A45B 3/16)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Tobacco pipes combined with other objects, e.g. with cleaning appliances.

References
Informative references

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

Smoking appliances on walking sticks or canes

A45B 3/16

Bowls for pipes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Bowls for pipes per se, features thereof.

Mouthpieces for pipes; Mouthpieces for cigar or cigarette holders
Definition statement

This place covers:

Mouthpieces both for pipes and cigarette holders.

Accessories for smokers' pipes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Accessories for smokers' pipes, e.g. tobacco stoppers or cleaning devices per se.

Tobacco stoppers, i.e. devices for tamping tobacco down into the pipe (combined with tobacco cases A24F 23/04)
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Tobacco stoppers combined with tobacco cases

A24F 23/04

Cleaning devices for pipes (combined with pipes A24F 3/02)
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Cleaning devices combined with pipes

A24F 3/02

Seasoning of tobacco pipes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices or method for smoking a pipe the first time or conditioning it again after a long period of non-use

Appliances for smoking cigars or cigarettes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Appliances useful during the smoking experience

Special rules of classification

Apparatus for filtering the whole smoke of cigarette, also the smoke exhaled from the smoker, should be classified in this main group.

Extinguishers for cigars or cigarettes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Extinguishers per se.

References
Informative references

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

Extinguishers incorporated in ashtrays

A24F 19/14

Cigar or cigarette receptacles or boxes (packages B65D)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Receptacles for cigars or cigarettes,
  • Receptacles for cigarette packages.
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Cigarette packages

B65D

{with means for limiting the frequency of smoking, e.g. with time-control, counting means (mechanically actuated apparatus for measuring-off predetermined time intervals in general G04F 3/025; electronic means G04G 15/006)}
References
Informative references

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

Mechanically actuated apparatus for measuring-off predetermined time intervals in general

G04F 3/025

Electronic means

G04G 15/006

for domestic use ({A24F 15/005 takes precedence}; adaptations for use in vehicles B60N 3/12)
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

With means for limiting the frequency of smoking

A24F 15/005

Adaptations for use in vehicles

B60N 3/12

with means for offering (A24F 15/04 takes precedence)
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

With appliances for releasing a single cigar or cigarette

A24F 15/04

for pocket use {(A24F 15/005 takes precedence)}
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

With means for limiting the frequency of smoking

A24F 15/005

with separate compartments for each cigar or cigarette {(A24F 15/005 takes precedence)}
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

With means for limiting the frequency of smoking

A24F 15/005

Receptacles for cigarette papers
Definition statement

This place covers:

Protective cases for cigarette papers booklets

Ash-trays (arrangements in vehicle passenger accommodation B60N 3/08)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Ashtrays in any form.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Arrangements in vehicle passenger accommodation

B60N 3/08

{Stands for ashtrays}
Special rules of classification

Outdoor ashtrays are usually classified here.

Stands for smokers' requisites
Definition statement

This place covers:

Holders or containers or supports for smokers' requisites.

Cases for tobacco, snuff, or chewing tobacco
Definition statement

This place covers:

Cases or containers specially for tobacco, snuff or chewing tobacco.

References
Informative references

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

Containers in general

B65D

Devices used by the smoker for controlling the moisture content of or for scenting cigars, cigarettes or tobacco (humidifying in the factory A24B 3/04)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Cigar, cigarette or tobacco humidors.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Humidifying tobacco in the factory

A24B 3/04

Match receptacles or boxes (packages B65D; composition of strike-surfaces, matches C06F)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Any kind of receptacles for matches.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Packages

B65D

Compositions of strike-surfaces, matches

C06F

Devices for igniting matches; Holders for ignited matches
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Devices for the (automatic) ignition of matches while they are taken off from the package,
  • Striking surfaces for matches,
  • Holders for ignited matches.
Pipe-spills; Devices for splitting matches
Definition statement

This place covers:

Holders for spills, tapers or spent matches.

Smokers' requisites not provided for elsewhere{, e.g. devices to assist in stopping or limiting smoking (devices for opening cigarette packages B65B 69/0033)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Smokers' requisites which cannot be classified elsewhere, as e.g. Imitation cigarettes
  • Devices for assisting in stopping or limiting smoking.
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Devices for opening cigarette packages

B65B 69/0033

{Simulated smoking devices, e.g. imitation cigarettes (inhaling appliances for medical use shaped like cigars, cigarettes or pipes A61M 15/06)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Simulated cigarettes with or without nicotine as active agent.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Inhaling appliances for medical use shaped like cigars

A61M 15/06

{with heating means, e.g. carbon fuel (chemical features A24B 15/165)}
References
Informative references

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

Chemical features of the heating element

A24B 15/165