CPC Definition - Subclass A41H

Last Updated Version: 2016.11
APPLIANCES OR METHODS FOR MAKING CLOTHES, e.g. FOR DRESS-MAKING, FOR TAILORING, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (machines, appliances, or methods for making particular articles of apparel, see the relevant groups for these articles in A41B - A41F; cutting tools or machines in general B26; weaving, braiding, lace-making, knitting, tufting, treating of textiles D03 - D06; sewing-machines, sewing appliances, seam-ripping devices D05B; cutting or otherwise severing textile materials D06H 7/00)
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machines, appliances, or methods for making particular articles of apparel

A41B, A41F

cutting tools or machines in general

B26

weaving, braiding, lace-making, knitting, tufting, treating of textiles

D03- D06

sewing-machines, sewing appliances, seam-ripping devices

D05B

cutting or otherwise severing textile materials

D06H 7/00

Special rules of classification

Machines, appliances or methods for making a particular article of apparel should be classed in the relevant group for the machine, appliance or method concerned in A41H and also as additional information with the relevant symbol of the particular article of apparel concerned in A41B - A41F.

Measuring aids or methods (making patterns by modelling on the human body A41H 3/04; measuring persons for identification purposes A61B 5/117; measuring in general G01, e.g. G01B)
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Making patterns by modelling on the human body

A41H 3/04

Measuring persons for identification purposes;

A61B 5/117

Measuring in general

G01B

in combination with marking (marking per se D06H 1/00)
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Marking textile materials by passing a needle through the layers

D06H 1/003

{Methods of drafting or marking-out patterns using computers (computer-aided design G06F 17/50)}
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Positioning patterns by cameras

B26D 5/007

Cutting & positioning patterns

B26D 7/015

Computer aided design (consult Lerbinger)

G06F 17/50

Digitization of patterns

G06K 9/48

Optimisation of patterning, computer control of textile machines

G06Q 10/043

Shopping, electronic catalogue browsing, remote ordering

G06Q 30/0601

Computer 3D modelling

G06T 17/00

Dress forms; Bust forms; Stands (for display purposes A47F 8/00)
Definition statement

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Also comprises tailors dummies.

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Garment display dummies, mannequins

A47F 8/02

Cushions for needles or pins (A41H 19/00 takes precedence)
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Boxes for needles or pins

A41H 19/00

Frames, stands for sewing machines

D05B 75/00

Mending garments by adhesives or adhesive patches
Special rules of classification

For patches avoiding wear & tear used in exterior protection of clothing, classify in A41D 27/12.

If these are adhesive mending patches, classify additionally in A41H 27/00.

{Methods}
Special rules of classification

For setting buttons, buckles, snap, velcro etc

Setting hooks or eyes {(A41H 37/001, A41H 37/005 take precedence)}
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methods for setting fastener-elements on garments

A41H 37/001

Hand implements

A41H 37/005

Special rules of classification

Also comprises machines therefor.

Setting snap fasteners {(A41H 37/001, A41H 37/005 take precedence)}
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Methods for setting fastener-elements on garments

A41H 37/001

Hand implements

A41H 37/005

Special rules of classification

Comprises machines

Setting slide or glide fastener elements {(A41H 37/001, A41H 37/005 take precedence)}
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methods for setting fastener-elements on garments

A41H 37/001

Hand implements

A41H 37/005

By sewing machine

D05B 35/064

Special rules of classification

Comprises machines, mostly for setting flies

Setting buckles {(A41H 37/001, A41H 37/005 take precedence)}
Definition statement

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Also comprises machines therefor.

Setting buttons {(A41H 37/001, A41H 37/005 take precedence; quick, thread-like anchoring means avoiding the use of a separate needle and thread A44B 1/185)}
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Also comprises machines therefor.

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methods for setting fastener-elements on garments

A41H 37/001

Hand implements

A41H 37/005

thread-like achoring means avoiding the use of a separate needle and thred

A44B 1/185

Sewing apparatus for buttons

D05B 3/16

Machines or appliances for making garments from natural or artificial fur (fur garments A41D 5/00)
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fur garments

A41D 5/00

Making articles from leather

B68F 1/00

Manufacture and treatment of leather

C14B 1/00

Artificial leather

D06N 3/00

Multi-step production lines for making clothes (sewing units consisting of combinations of several sewing machines D05B 25/00)
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Producing wearing apparel from plastics

B29D 99/0064

sewing units consisting of combinations of several sewing machines

D05B 25/00

Factory control systems, data acquisition

G05B 19/4183

Special rules of classification

Includes production lines of disposable garments (no diapers)

Other methods, machines or appliances
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Cutting by laser beam

B23K 26/00

Cutting machines or appliances for use in the tailoring trade

B26F 1/00

Decorative bow structures

D04D 7/10

Cutting textiles

D06H 7/00

Special rules of classification

Cutting machines or appliances for use in the tailoring trade to be forwarded to cutting in general B26F 1/00

{Cloth spreading or piling apparatus in view of its cutting (folding webs transversely B65H 45/10)}
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Laser cutting

B23K 26/00

Cutting in general

B26F 1/00

Severing by fluid jet

B26F 3/00

Special type of machines for printing textile

B41F 17/003

Folding webs transversely

B65H 45/10

Cutting textiles

D06H 7/00

Handling garment parts or blanks, e.g. feeding, piling, separating, reversing (handling thin material in general B65H)
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Web delivery incorporating cutting

B65H 35/00

Web delivery incorporating application of adhesive

B65H 37/04

{Folding, unfolding or turning over}
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Packaging methods for garments

B65B 25/20

Folding garments in laundering

D06F 89/02

Pleating textiles

D06J 1/12

Joining garment parts or blanks by gluing or welding; {Gluing presses} (mending garments by adhesives or adhesive patches A41H 27/00; joining during the manufacture of particular garments, except by gluing or welding, see the relevant subclasses for those garments, e.g. A41D; {hems or seams made by welding or gluing A41D 27/245}; adhesive processes in general C09J 5/00; joining by sewing D05B)
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Mending garments by adhesives or adhesive patches

A41H 27/00

Joining during the manufacture of particular garments, except by gluing or welding

A41D

Hems or seams made by welding or gluing

A41D 27/245

Methods of joining or sewing machines with adhesive without thread

B29C 65/00

Joining of performed parts

B29C 65/00

Ultrasonic welding

B29C 65/08

Welding & severing by ultrasonic vibrations

B29C 65/08

Applying adhesive

B29C 65/52

Layered products using adhesive

B32B 7/12

Laminating using adhesive

B32B 37/1284

Adhesive processes in general

C09J 5/00

Forming selvedges by adhesion

D03D 47/50

Joining by sewing

D05B

Treating selvedges or other edges

D06C 25/00

Seaming textiles

D06H 5/00

Thermal or chemical fixing of seams, hems and cuttings

D06M 23/18

Special rules of classification

Methods of joining or sewing machines with adhesive without thread, always consult/forward to B29C 65/00, but classify also in A41H 43/04.