Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass A46D

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MANUFACTURE OF BRUSHES
Definition statement

This place covers:

Tools, machines, blanks and methods for manufacturing brushes

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

Brushes characterised by the way in which the bristles are fixed or joined in or on the brush body or carrier

Bristles; Selection of materials for bristles (making artificial bristles D01D, D01F)
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Making artificial bristles

Glossary of terms

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

The term "Selection of materials for the bristles" refers to the material in which the bristle yarn is made.

Preparing, {i.e. Manufacturing} brush bodies
Definition statement

This place covers:

Methods and devices for making brushes.

{by moulding or casting a body around bristles or tufts of bristles}
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Injection moulding

{of the carousel or drum type (A46D 3/067 takes precedence)}
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Featuring simultaneous pivoting of bodies for drilling and filling

{of the belt or chain type (A46D 3/067 takes precedence)}
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Featuring simultaneous pivoting of bodies for drilling and filling

Pressing devices for making brooms composed of brushwood or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

Tools or elements for pressing the bristles together generaly on the anchoring side in the process of manufacturing/assembling a broom.

Machines for finishing brushes {(A46D 1/00 and A46D 3/00 take precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Machines for finishing or testing completed brushes.

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Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Bristles; Selection of materials for bristles

Preparing, Manufacturing brush bodies