CPC Definition - Subclass A47G

Last Updated Version: 2019.08
HOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT (book-ends A47B 5/00; knives B26B)
Definition statement

This place covers:

A47G relates to household or hotel equipment:

  • Distinguished from kitchen equipment (A47J), shop equipment (A47F) and bathroom equipment (A47K),
  • Not including furniture (A47B, A47C), cleaning equipment (A47L) and
  • Not including equipment otherwise provided for e.g. heating/cooling equipment F24/F25, building equipment E04F, games A63F, toys A63H, electrical equipment for example lighting devices F21V, electric heating equipment H05B, musical instruments G10 and radio/television/telephone sets H04.
Mirrors (as optical elements G02B 5/08); Picture frames or the like, {e.g. provided with heating, lighting or ventilating means}
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As optical elements

G02B 5/08

Mirrors used as equipment (hand, pocket, or shaving mirrors A45D 42/00; {optical viewing means for vehicles B60R 1/00})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Mirrors for home use e.g. to comb hair or to dress, bathroom mirrors, decorative mirrors, etc.

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

Tiltable mirrors fixed to a cabinet

A47G 1/24

Shaving, portable, hand mirrors

A45D 42/00

Convex shop mirrors

A47F 13/00

Car mirrors

B60R 1/00

Mirrors as optical element as such

G02B 5/00

Digital mirrors

G06T 11/00

Picture frames (making from paper B31D)
References
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Making Picture frames from paper

B31D

Postcards

B42D 15/00

Digital picture frames

G06F 3/14, G09G 5/00

Showcards, menu cards e.g. of carton

G09F 1/00

Display frames for commercial use, outdoor use e.g. posters

G09F 15/00

CD, DVD,VCR holders e.g. stands, cases, cabinets

G11B 33/02

{Ornamental frames, e.g. with illumination, speakers or decorative features}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Picture frames comprising special features other than those necessary for picture display such as:

  • picture frames having special features, e.g. decoration, illumination, sound, inflatability,
  • picture frames in combination with another article, e.g. furniture, article of clothing, book, firefighting equipment, doll.
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Frames comprising magnifying properties

A47G 2001/002

Frames made from flexible material

A47G 2001/005

Frames for housing medals, badges or the like

A47G 1/12

Decorative arts

B44C, B44D, B44F

Mountings for pictures; Mountings of horns on plates

B44C 5/02

Advertising frames

G09F 15/00

Cases for storing discs

G11B 33/0405

Examples:

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{Interconnected frames; Frame assemblies; Frames for two or more pictures}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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adjustable {(A47G 1/0644 takes precedence)}
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This place does not cover:

Using a tension wire for holding the members or corner pieces together

A47G 1/0644

{for insertion within frame members}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Corner clips or corner-connecting appliances which are:

  • for connecting mitred picture frame members for insertion within,
  • components separate from the mitred picture frame members,
  • substantially L-shaped, each arm connected to a picture frame member,
  • hidden when viewing the display side of the picture frame.

Examples:

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

Corner mounts for frameless picture holders

A47G 1/0638

Clamps for holding (mitred) frame members

B25B 5/142

Corner-holding devices for photographs in albums

B42F 5/06

Canvas stretching frames

B44D 3/185

Corner filling pieces for plinths

E04F 19/0486

Mitre joints for windows, doors or wings using separate connection pieces

E06B 3/9645

Non-metal corner connections for furniture

F16B 12/46

Metal corner connections for furniture

F16B 12/50

having a corner insert inserted in mitred members

F16B 2012/505

{having an aperture to receive a fastener to connect to a frame member}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Corner clips or corner-connecting appliances which are:

  • for connecting mitred picture frame members for insertion within,
  • components separate from the mitred picture frame members,
  • substantially L-shaped, each arm connected to a picture frame member,
  • hidden when viewing the display side of the picture frame,
  • and having an aperture in an arm to receive a fastener, e.g. a screw, a nail, a movable expansion member, an excentric, a wedge or the like, to connect to or frictionally engage a frame member.

Examples:

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References
Informative references

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

Canvas stretching frames

B44D 3/185

Corner filling pieces for plinths

E04F 19/0486

Mitre joints for windows, doors or wings using separate connection pieces

E06B 3/9645

furniture having a corner insert inserted in mitred members

F16B 2012/505

Photograph stands
Definition statement

This place covers:

Selfstanding picture frames e.g. picture cubes

Stands for pictures combined with other articles, desk organisers

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

Stands of hingedly (vertical axis) interconnected picture frames

A47G 1/065

Book-rests

A47B 23/00

Easels for blackboards

A47B 97/04

Supports for desk-type calendars or diaries

B42D 5/04

Devices for holding books open

B42D 9/00

Stands in general

F16M

Stands for digital picture frames

G06F 3/14, G09G 5/00

{Supporting legs or feet}
Definition statement

This place covers:

supports for frames e.g. separate supporting legs or feet for picture frames, cards or the like

easels as integral part of the picture frame

References
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Frames, holders or supports for showcards

G09F

{Pivotable legs}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Details of easel hinges

Legs, feet or flaps pivotably connected to the picture frame (easels)

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

Stands of hingedly (vertical axis) interconnected picture frames

A47G 1/065

Hinges

E05D

Devices for hanging or supporting pictures, mirrors, or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Devices for hanging or supporting articles alike pictures and mirrors but not blackboards, maps, drawings
  • Distance holders between picture and wall
  • Devices to be fixed e.g. nailed to a picture having a prong/nail for mounting to a (gypsum) wall
  • Carriers for pictures e.g. handles
  • Transport cases/frames for pictures or framed pictures, e.g. travelling crates/boxes
  • Devices for hanging paintings in a depot
  • Protective covers for a suspended picture
  • Supports on which picture stands
  • Stand from which picture is suspended

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References
Informative references

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

Picture frames comprising bubble levels

A47G 1/0616

Devices for fastening household utensils to walls

A47G 29/087

Fastening devices for Christmas tree decorations

A47G 33/10

Loops, hooks, cords for suspending single sausages

A22C 15/002

Wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards or the like

A47B 97/001

Devices for supporting maps, drawings or the like including means for preventing rolling-up

A47B 97/02

Show hangers for pictures

A47F 7/14

Show hangers for carpets (or quilts) in the form of flat shaped samples

A47F 7/163

Curtain suspension devices

A47H 1/00

Devices for fastening kitchen utensils to walls

A47J 45/02

Grips, hooks, or the like for hanging-up towels

A47K 10/12

Hanging of cleaning tools

A47L 13/51

Storage means for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work, tools or instruments

B25H 3/00

Devices for marking-out work (templates)

B25H 7/04

Suspension devices for calendar blocks

B42D 5/046

Paper-clips

B42F 1/02

Thumb-tacks

B43M 15/00

Mountings for producing special ornamental bodies for pictures; mountings of horns (hunting trophies) on plates

B44C 5/02

Packaging containers

B65D

Adjustable means for suspending the supporting construction of (false) ceilings

E04B 9/20

Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc

F16M 11/00

Bubble levels

G01C 9/26

Supports or holders for show-cards (photos) using suspension clamps

G09F 1/103

Advertising boards and signs

G09F 7/00, G09F 15/00

{comprising a wall member cooperating with a corresponding picture member}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices comprising a member to be fixed to a wall or the like surface and a member to be fixed to a picture, the shape of each member is specially adapted to the shape of the other, e.g. a male and a female member, Velcro. "Specially adapted" is to be interpreted as differing from the conventional wall fasteners as nails, screws, etc. and the conventional picture fasteners as suspension cords, loops, eyes etc. The picture member might be an integral part of the picture (frame).

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

Eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail

A47G 1/162

Picture suspension wire loops; suspension wire arrangements

A47G 1/18

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

A47G 1/24

Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls

A47B 95/008

Devices for supporting bathroom accessories

A47K 1/08, A47K 5/00, A47K 10/00

Clamping devices for hanging cleaning tools

A47L 13/512

Storage means for workshops

B25H 3/00

Screws, nails, eyes in general

F16B

Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc.

F16M 11/00

Hanging or supporting displays and signs

G09F

{and being adjustable}
Definition statement

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"Adjustable" refers to the devices, not the pictures, mirrors, or the like.

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

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

A47G 1/24

Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls

A47B 95/008

Means for fastening cables to objects in general

F16G 11/00

Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc

F16M 11/00

{Picture members for connection to a conventional wall hook or nail}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Members to be fixed to a picture for connecting to a conventional wall fastener such as a nail, screw or the like. The member might be integrated in the picture (frame). A suspension cord and its arrangement on the back of a picture is not considered to be such a member. For example: picture loops made of stiff wire, eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal wire loops).

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

Ring-shaped fastenings, metal wire loops for connecting a suspension cord to picture

A47G 1/1666

Picture suspension cord loops; picture suspension cords; suspension cord arrangements

A47G 1/18

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

A47G 1/24

Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls

A47B 95/008

Suspension devices for calendar blocks

B42D 5/046

{and being adjustable}
Definition statement

This place covers:

"Adjustable" refers to the picture member, not the picture.

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References
Informative references

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

Ring-shaped fastenings, metal wire loops for connecting a suspension cord to picture

A47G 1/1666

Picture suspension cord loops; picture suspension cords; suspension cord arrangements

A47G 1/18

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

A47G 1/24

Suspension fittings for (kitchen) cabinets to be hung on walls

A47B 95/008

{Wall members for connection to a conventional picture}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Members not being a hook, to be fixed to a wall for connecting to a conventional picture fastener such as a suspension cord, eye bolt or the like, or to a canvas stretching frame.

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References
Informative references

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

Eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail

A47G 1/162

Picture hooks

A47G 1/20

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

A47G 1/24

Devices for fastening in general: screws, bolts, hooks, eyes, nails, etc.

F16B

{and being adjustable}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • "Adjustable" refers to the wall member, not the picture.
  • Overlap with the adjustable picture hooks A47G 1/202.

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References
Informative references

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

Adjustable picture hooks

A47G 1/202

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

A47G 1/24

Devices for fastening in general: screws, bolts, hooks, eyes, nails, etc.

F16B

{for decorative plates}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Holders, supports or hangers for one decorative plate

References
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For more than one plate

A47F 7/0064

{for connecting to a surface other than a flat wall, e.g. room corner, ceiling, window}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Devices for attaching a picture to any other surface than a flat wall, e.g. room corner, ceiling, cable, pole, door, window, window sill, window shutter, sleeping bed, grille, shelf, appliance (monitor), wall switch, (wood) panelled wall/ceiling, etc. but not a picture rail
  • Cable anchors for wall, ceiling, etc.
  • Cables tensioned along a wall
  • Cables between floor and ceiling

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

Devices for fixing a picture to cable or pole hanging from a picture rail

A47G 1/1686

Picture hooks for mounting to a brick wall or wall paper

A47G 1/20

Adjustable mirror supports for dressing tables

A47G 1/24

Clothes hooks for mounting to a brick wall

A47G 25/0628

Hooks for perforated boards/peg boards

A47F 5/0823

Means for fastening cables to objects in general

F16G 11/00

Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc.

F16M 11/00

{for rotatably hanging or supporting}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices for rotatably hanging or supporting a picture.

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References
Informative references

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

Rotatable picture frames

A47G1/06(B)

Interconnected frames; frames having an image on front and back side

A47G 1/065

Frontloading picture frames

A47G 2001/0666

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination, adjustable mirror supports for dressing tables

A47G 1/24

Devices for supporting screens, monitors, etc.

F16M 11/00

Advertising boards and signs

G09F 7/00-, G09F 15/00

{Devices for connecting a suspension wire to a picture}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Simple devices related to their attachment to the picture, not to the arrangement of the suspension wire.

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References
Informative references

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

Picture frames using a tension wire for holding the members or corner pieces together

A47G 1/0644

Eye bolts, ring-shaped fastenings (metal loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail

A47G 1/162

Picture suspension wire loops; suspension wire arrangements

A47G 1/18

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

A47G 1/24

Means for fastening cables to objects in general

F16G 11/00

using adhesives, suction or magnetism {(A47G 1/168 takes precedence; suction cups for attaching purposes, equivalent means using adhesives F16B 47/00)}
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Pads or the like preventing displacement of hanging pictures, mirrors, or the like

A47G 1/168

Informative references

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

Suction cups for attaching purposes, equivalent means using adhesives

F16B 47/00

Picture loops or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Picture suspension cords, chains
  • Arrangement of suspension cords on a picture
  • Adjustable suspension cords
  • Picture loops made of cord

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References
Informative references

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

Picture frames using a tension wire for holding the members or corner pieces together

A47G 1/0644

Picture loops made of stiff wire; Eye bolts; Ring-shaped fastenings (metal wire loops) for connecting a picture to a wall hook or nail

A47G 1/162

Devices for connecting a suspension cord to a picture

A47G 1/1666

Appliances for adjusting picture inclination

A47G 1/24

Means for fastening cables to objects in general

F16G 11/00

Picture hooks; X-hooks (plugs or hooks for general use F16B 13/00, F16B 45/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Picture hooks to be fixed to a wall

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References
Informative references

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

Devices to be fixed to a picture having a prong/nail for mounting to a (gypsum) wall

A47G 1/16

Wall members for connection to a conventional picture or canvas frame

A47G 1/1633

Hooks to be attached to a picture rail or to a wire hanging from a picture rail

A47G 1/1686

Picture hooks attachable by using adhesive, suction or magnetism

A47G 1/17

Clothes hooks

A47G 25/0607

Hooks for suspending single sausages

A22C 15/002

Wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards, maps, drawings

A47B 97/00

Hooks for perforated boards/peg boards

A47F 5/0823

Hooks for hanging-up towels

A47K 10/12

Hanging of cleaning tools

A47L 13/51

Storage means for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work, tools or instruments

B25H 3/00

Hooks in general

F16B 45/00

{adjustable}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Adjustable picture hooks to be fixed to a wall

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References
Informative references

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

Adjustable wall members for connection to a conventional picture or canvas frame

A47G 1/164

Adjustable hooks to be attached to a picture rail or to a wire hanging from a picture rail

A47G 1/1686

Adjustable wall mounting or suspension arrangements for blackboards, maps, drawings

A47B 97/00

{Devices for positioning picture hooks on a wall}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Devices for marking where to drill in the wall
  • Positioning devices for temporarily holding a picture in front of a wall
  • Templates

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References
Informative references

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

Picture frames comprising bubble levels

A47G 1/0616

Devices for marking-out work (templates)

B25H 7/04

Bubble levels

G01C 9/26

with clamping action (in general F16B 2/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices for hanging or supporting articles alike pictures and mirrors but not blackboards, maps, drawings

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References
Informative references

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

Devices for suspending handbags from tables, chairs or the like

A47G 29/083

Show hangers for carpets, wall paper, textile materials in the form of flat shaped samples

A47F 7/163

Grips, hooks, or the like for hanging-up towels

A47K 10/12

Clamping devices for hanging cleaning tools

A47L 13/512

Storage means for workshops facilitating access to, or handling of, work, tools or instruments

B25H 3/00

Paper-clips

B42F 1/02

Suspended filing appliances for hanging a single large drawing or the like e.g. with self-locking means

B42F 15/066

Clothes-pegs

D06F 55/00

Hooks with clamping action in general

F16B 2/00

Supports or holders for show-cards (photos) using suspension clamps

G09F 1/103

{Mirror clamps}
Definition statement

This place covers:

All kinds of clamps for fixing a mirror or alike frameless panel to a wall. Clamp parts might fix a mirror in any direction (e.g. top to bottom, front to back, both) with or without a compressing force (pressing or holding).

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References
Informative references

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

Frameless picture holders

A47G 1/0638

Devices for hanging or supporting decorative plates

A47G 1/1646

Clamps for glass plates of show cases

A47F 3/12

Supports or holders for show-cards (photos) using suspension clamps

G09F 1/103

Appliances for adjusting pictures, mirrors, or the like, into a desired position, especially inclined {(A47G 1/1646 - A47G 1/22 take precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Appliances to support or suspend a picture or a mirror at different positions, rather than to adjust to a single position
  • Appliances for the suspension at different inclinations of a picture or a mirror
  • Appliances for the suspension at different heights of a picture or mirror
  • Appliances for the suspension at different distances to the wall (depths) of a picture or a mirror
  • Dressing tables, bathroom cabinets or the like provided with a mirror which position is adjustable (tilt, height, depth). Mirror supports therefor.
  • Movable standing mirrors, mirror stands

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References
Informative references

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

Mirror cabinets; Dressing tables

A47B 67/005

Adjustable rear view mirrors

B60R 1/00

Stands or trestles as support for apparatus or articles placed thereon

F16M 11/00

Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles

F16M 13/00

Mountings, adjusting means for mirrors as optical elements comprising means for manually aligning the optical axis

G02B 7/1824

Special rules of classification

A47G 1/1646 - A47G 1/22 take precedence.

Removable ornamental heads for nails, screws, or the like (specially-shaped, non-removable heads for nails F16B 15/02, for screws F16B 23/00)
References
Informative references

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

Specially-shaped, non-removable heads for nails

F16B 15/02

For screws

F16B 23/00

Cap nuts, nut caps or bolt caps

F16B 43/00

Screens (shutters closing an opening E06B 9/02; fly-screens E06B 9/52); Draught-deflectors
Definition statement

This place covers:

Paravents

Screens between hospital beds

References
Informative references

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

Traffic accident screens

E01F 13/02

Movable room/office partitions

E04B 2/74

Beach sun screens

E04H 15/00

Screens for windows e.g. roller blinds

E06B 9/00

Shutters closing an opening

E06B 9/02

Fly-screens

E06B 9/52

Heat reflecting screens for radiators

F24D 19/062

Roll-up screens
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Flower holders or the like
References
Informative references

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

for home use

A47G

Neighbouring field for industrial use

A01G

Packaging flower pots

B65B 25/026

Flower packages

B65D 85/505

Devices for supporting flower-pots or cut flowers (flower-pots, holders for flower-pots in greenhouses A01G)
References
Informative references

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

Flower-pots, holders for flower-pots in greenhouses

A01G

Flower tables; Stands or hangers, e.g. baskets, for flowers (stands for use during growing of flowers A01G; flower holders worn on garments A45F 5/08)
References
Informative references

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

Stands for use during growing of flowers

A01G

Flower holders worn on garments

A45F 5/08

{Flower tables or stands}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Stands with wheels also

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{Hanging flower-pot holders, e.g. mounted on walls, balcony fences or the like (on windows or doors A47H 27/00)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hanging flower boxes for balcony fences are borderline with A01G 9/00, if the plant is directly in the box then A01G, if a flower pot is in the box then here, if in doubt then here and eventually A01G, most are here.

References
Informative references

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

On windows or doors

A47H 27/00

Flower vases
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Guiding means for flowers in vases, e.g. perforated covers
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{made of flexible sheets of non-resilient material}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Bed-covers; Counterpanes; Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs; Sleeping bags; Pillows {(loose filling materials for bedding B68G 1/00)}
References
Informative references

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

When sleeping bag like also

A47G 9/08

Horse blankets

A01K

Swaddling cloths or blankets for babies

A41B 13/06

Mattrass protectors, anti-bedwetting covers, draw sheets, alèse

A47C 21/06

Mattrass tickings and mattrass covers

A47C 27/002

Towels and towel racks

A47K 10/00

Drying cloths for dishes

A47L 19/00

Fire blankets

A62C

Loose filling materials for bedding

B68G 1/00

Discharging static electricity

H05F 3/00

Shields against electric or magnetic fields

H05K 9/00

{comprising deodorising, fragrance releasing, therapeutic or disinfecting substances}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Bed linen; Blankets; Counterpanes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Combinations of sheets, blankets/quilts, pillow covers, etc. using more than one item e.g. 'garniture de lit', 'ensemble de literie', combination of pillow cover and sheet, combination of upper and lower sheet, etc.

References
Application-oriented references

Examples of places where the subject matter of this place is covered when specially adapted, used for a particular purpose, or incorporated in a larger system:

Sheets specially adapted for use as or with stretchers for patients or disabled persons

A61G 1/01

{Blankets; Duvets}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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References
Informative references

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

Fillings for duvets

B68G 1/00, B68G 2001/005

{with cooling or heating means (electric blankets H05B 3/34)}
References
Informative references

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

Electric blankets

H05B 3/34

{Blankets}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Heat insulating sleeping covers for a bed, not stuffed.

References
Informative references

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

Stuffed blankets

A47G 9/0207

Beach blankets

A47G 9/062

Horse blankets

A01K 13/008

Patient restraining blankets

A61F 5/3776

Medical heating or cooling blankets

A61F 7/0097

Patient transfer blankets

A61G 7/1026

Fire fighting blankets

A62C 8/06

{Bed linen}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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References
Informative references

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

Sheets specially adapted for use with stretchers for patients

A61G 1/01

{Fitted sheets (loose furniture covers A47C 31/10)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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References
Informative references

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

Loose furniture covers

A47C 31/10

{Counterpanes}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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{Bed skirts, valances or dust ruffles (A47G 9/0284 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Counterpanes

A47G 9/0284

with fastening strips (haberdashery in general A44B)
References
Informative references

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

Haberdashery in general

A44B

Restraining blankets or jackets for attaching a patient's body to a bed

A61F 5/3769

Travelling rugs; Sleeping rugs
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{for covering the ground, e.g. picnic or beach blankets}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Travelling rugs, - mats, - blankets, - towels for covering the ground, e.g. beach towels, picnic blankets

aspects thereof e.g. insulating from ground, water repellency, comprising sunshade, windscreen, pillow, carrying bag, reflecting surface, means to prevent blowing away, etc.

1.1.1.

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References
Informative references

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

Blanket-pillow combinations

A47G 9/023

Sleeping bags with pillow

A47G 9/08

Picnic table covers

A47G 11/003

Rugs for wet indoor spaces

A47G 27/0225

Beach bags, carriers for rolled towels

A45C 3/10

Seat like supports for on the beach

A47C 9/10

Chair cushions

A47C 27/00, A47C 27/001

Lounge chair covers

A47C 27/14

Playmats for children

A47D 7/00

Towels

A47K 10/02

Reflecting radiation therapy for bronzage

A61N 5/0614

Playmates for adults

A63H 3/00

Covering cloths for drying concrete

E04G 21/28

Pegs for fixing beach towel to the sand

E04H 15/62

Sleeping bags
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • sleeping bags for use on a bed (indoor) e.g. for fixing a patient to the bed (see also A61F 5/3776; for fixing a child -A47G 9/083),
  • thin, low insulation sleeping bags,
  • upper- lower sheet combinations eventually with pillow slip for use on a hotel bed for hygienic reasons (see also -A47G 9/02),
  • sleeping bags for use on a sofa, in train couchette,
  • foot bags.
References
Informative references

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

Upper - lower sheet combinations eventually with pillow slip for general use

A47G 9/02

Arrangement of insulating layers of duvets or sleeping bags

A47G 9/0207

For perambulators

A47G 9/068

Sleeping bag liners

A47G 9/086

Mattresses for sleeping bags

A47C 27/00

Loose filling materials

B68G 1/00, B68G 2001/005

{for babies and infants}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • bunting bags with shoulder straps (trappelzak, Strampelsack
  • play mat and sleeping bag combinations, e.g. with stowing pocket (pillow slip) and/or carrying straps,
  • length adjustable sleeping bags,
  • sleeping bags with funny design, e.g. animal, chess board, dolls for storing, book, - sleeping bags fixable to the bed.
  • sleeping bags fixable to the bed.
References
Informative references

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

slip-in bags, swaddling clothes. Contains many bunting bags (serious overlap);

A41B 13/06

restraining devices, e.g. body harnesses, for children in beds;

A47D 15/008

idem for (adult) patients.

A61F 5/3784

{for outdoor sleeping}
Definition statement

This place covers:

sleeping bags for travelling or camping, e.g.:

  • mummy bags,
  • twin sleeping bags,
  • rescue (body) bags,
  • variable insulation sleeping bags,
  • sleeping bags including a (air) mattress,
  • length/width adjustable sleeping bags,
  • disposable (paper) sleeping bags,
  • sleeping bags convertible to clothing,
  • sleeping bag for a dog (US 3 842 454 A);

details concerning insulating materials, cold bridge prevention, etc.;

accessories for sleeping bags, for example:

  • devices for stowing or rolling up,
  • sheet liners,
  • hoods, roofs, hammocks.
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

sleeping bags for babies and infants

A47G 9/083

Informative references

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

Travelling or camp equipment,

A45F

Hammocks,

A45F 3/22

Sacks or packs convertible into sleeping bags,

A45F 4/08

Mattresses,

A47C 27/00

Poultices for effecting heating (apparently including victim rescue bags)

A61F 7/02

Sheets for use with stretchers (apparently including victim rescue bags),

A61G 1/01

Sacks for corpses,

A61G 17/06

Pillows (pillow holders A47C 21/00, {A47C 21/026}; specially adapted for preventing snoring A61F 5/56)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Pillows for sleeping while laying rather than sitting

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References
Informative references

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

Beach blankets with pillow

A47G 9/0238

Head supports for hairdressing

A45D 44/10

Body supports

A47C

Cushions for head support in chairs

A47C 7/36

Pillows for sleeping while seated, e.g. croissant shaped travel pillows

A47C 16/00

Head supports for beds

A47C 20/00

Pillow holders

A47C 21/00, A47C 21/026

Cushions for sitting

A47C 27/00

Cushions for babies

A47D 13/00

Head supports in bathtub

A47K 3/12

Pillows specially adapted for preventing snoring

A61F 5/56

Side bolsters for beds

A61G 7/0525

Body supports for patients

A61G 7/065, A61G 13/121

Head supports specially adapted for nursing beds

A61G 7/072

Head supports for operating or dental chairs

A61G 15/125

Cushions in cars

B60N 2/00

Packaging of pillows

B65D 85/07

Loose filling materials for pillows

B68G 1/00, B68G 2001/005

Nonwoven filling

D04H

Cushions with sun/wind screen

E04H 15/003

Head supports with loudspeaker

H04R 5/023

{Rigid frame constructions}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{Details of inflatable pillows}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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{with cooling or heating means}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{shaped as, combined with, or convertible into other articles, e.g. dolls, sound equipments, bags or the like}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Table linen {(picnic blankets A47G 9/06; placemats A47G 23/0303)}
References
Informative references

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

Picnic blankets

A47G 9/06

Placemats

A47G 23/0303

Table service
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Table service made from special material (biodegradable, edible, porcelaine), with special coatings or produced via a particular process
  • Cake stands/shields, candle holders for cakes not in the form of covers
  • "kits" containing complete sets of all feeding accessories
  • Food or beverage fanning devices
  • Open dish covers for stacking multiple dishes with food

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References
Informative references

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

Cake covers with candle holders

A47G 19/00

Closed dish covers for stacking multiple dishes with food

A47G 19/00

Design imitating natural patterns

B44C9/00

Nestable or stackable containers

B65D 21/00

Plates for lifting cakes out of boxes

B65D 83/005

Coating glass with metals

C03C 17/00

After treatment (coating) of ceramics

C04B 41/00

Candle holders

F21V 35/00

{for shellfish}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Table service for shellfish

  • For presenting shrimps, oysters or the like in a cooled environment
  • For eating mussels or other shellfish in a sauce and having easy access to the sauce
Plates, dishes or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Plates adapted for particular types of food (pasta, cerial, seafood, popcorn, snails, soup, etc.
  • Plates with suction cups or other anti-slip features
  • (Cearmic) plates with means to avoid breaking
  • Stacking features to avoid damages due to scratches
  • Plates with food stabilising means
  • Plates with means to avoid insect entering the plate
  • Collapsible plates
  • Plates with anti-spill features
  • Plates with means for separating liquid and solid foodstuff

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References
Informative references

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

Pet food trays

A01K 5/0114

Baking forms

A21B 3/13

Cutting boards

A47J 47/005

Tray-like containers in general

B65D 1/34

Nestable or stackable containers

B65D 21/00

Containers specially adapted for microwaves

B65D 81/3446

{Plates comprising indications for dividing cakes or the like into parts of equal size (apparatus for cutting pies or the like into equal segments B26D 3/245)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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References
Informative references

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

Cutting or slicing machines or devices specially adapted for baked articles other than bread

A21C 15/04

{with means for amusing or giving information to the user}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Displaying dietary information
  • Providing sound, illumination or images
  • With means to entertain or reward children while eating
  • With exchangeable images or information
  • With electronically readable data carrier

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References
Informative references

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

Games

A63F

Toys

A63H

Processes for producing special ornamental bodies

B44C 5/005

Foldable carton-boxes simulating, or transformable into, a special configuration, e.g. a car, a house, an animal

B65D 81/368

Weighing apparatus

G01G 19/00

Adverticing combined with tableware

G09F 23/08

{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement

This place covers:

"hot plates" with chamber for heat storing liquid or solid material

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References
Informative references

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

Cooking vessels using heat storage elements

A47J 36/24

Containers with thermal insulation

B65D 81/38

Materials releasing or absorbing heat during crystalisation

C09K 5/063

Portable cooling devices using ice

F25D 3/08

Heat storage apparatus in general using latent heat

F28D 20/02

Table service with heating, cooling or heat insulation

A47G19/00&C (FI)

for using only once, e.g. made of paper
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Plates or dishes having multiple strippable face layers or replaceable plates
  • Plates or dishes made from ice, dough or other edible material

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References
Informative references

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

Pet food trays

A01K 5/0114

Disposable baking forms

A21B 3/131

Edible, baked containers, e.g. cups or cones to be filled

A21D 13/33

Edible food containers

A23P 20/20

Corrugating paper or cardboard

B31F 1/20

Layered products

B32B

Trays or like shallow containers

B65D 1/34

Wrappers or flexible covers

B65D 65/00

Plates with detachable waste receptacles
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Detachable receptacles for holding condiments, sauces or other additional food items on a plate
  • Detachable waste receptacles

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References
Informative references

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

Glass holder attachable to a plate

A47G 23/0225

Attachments to trays

A47G 23/0633

Containers for two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use

B65D 81/32

External fittings for containers

B65D 85/22

Plates with integral holders for spoons, glasses, or the like
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Plates with detachable cutlery
  • Cocktail or party trays for easily holding food and drink with one hand

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References
Informative references

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

Utensils provided inside closures or lids for containers

B65D 51/246

Utensils inserted in containers

B65D 77/245

{with thumb holes, handles or the like enabling the user to support the plate from below}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Plates with thumb holes, handles or the like positioned below the tray facilitating carrying
  • Plate and glass assemblies, where the glass is used as a handle for carrying

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References
Informative references

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

Plate-holders

A47G 19/08

Serving trays with thumb holes, handles or the like positioned below the tray facilitating carrying the tray with one hand

A47G 23/0625

Trays or like shallow containers

B65D 1/34

Plate-holders (holders for kitchen pots A47J 45/10)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Devices for carrying or holding one or more plates
  • Holder for (hot) containers such as casseroles and the like
  • Stands for supporting one or more plates on a table

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References
Informative references

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

Plate and glass assemblies, where the glass is used as a handle for carrying

A47G 19/065

Washing machine racks

A47L 15/50

Record carriers

G11B 23/00

Holders for semiconductor devices

H01L 21/00

Racks for printed circuits

H05K 7/00

Devices for securing plates to the table
Definition statement

This place covers:

Plates fixed on a table by suction cups, magnets, adhesive, clamps, straps or the like.

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References
Informative references

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

Glass or bottle holders attachable to a table

A47G 23/0225

Table mats

A47G 23/0303

Devices for securing receptacles to tables

A47G 29/093

Holders for glasses, ashtrays, lamps, candles or the like forming part of tables

A47B 13/16

Children's chairs with trays

A47D 1/008

Suction cups for attaching purposes

F16B 47/00

Vessels or pots for table use
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Lids or strainers for use in pitchers
  • Means for fixing spouts or handles to pitchers
  • Pitchers with means for mixing content
  • Pitchers with means for separating different liquids
  • Pitchers with level indicators

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References
Informative references

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

Filters or strainers for coffee or tea makers

A47J 31/06

Thermally-insulated vessels

A47J 41/00

Detachable collar handles for hollow-ware

A47J 45/077 (fixed handles A47J 45/066)

Detachable handles for coffee pots

A47J 45/078 (fixed handles A47J 45/067)

Closures with pouring spouts

B65D 47/06

Hinged, loosely-engaging lids or covers for jars

B65D 51/04

Pitchers with filters for producing potable water

C02F 1/003

Treatment of water using household-type filters

C02F 1/003

Treatment of water by permanent magnets

C02F 1/481

Portable cooling devices using ice

F25D 3/08

{for holding and dispensing a plurality of different liquids}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Multi chambered vessels (tea or coffee pots, drinking cups)

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{the lid comprising a compartment for holding sugar, cream or the like}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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{with means for keeping liquid cool or hot (vacuum bottles A47J 41/02)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Pitchers with cooling/heating elements
  • Thermally insulated, double walled pitchers

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References
Informative references

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

Vacuum bottles

A47J 41/00

Containers with thermal insulation

B65D 81/38

Portable cooling devices using ice

F25D 3/08

Coffee or tea pots (filters, strainers A47J 31/06)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Pots specially adapted for use with a coffee or tea brewing machine
  • Teapot with arrangements for holding tea leaves inside the pot
  • Coffee or teapots with means for reducing oxidation and evaporation
  • Stirring apparatus fittable into coffee or teapots
  • Pots for simultaneous pouring of more than one liquid, for example tea and milk

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References
Informative references

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

Water-boiling vessels (kettles)

A47J 27/21

Coffee-making machines with removable coffe filter, to be placed on top of the coffee pot

A47J 31/02

Coffee or tea-making apparatus with filters placed in or behind pouring spouts

A47J 31/14

Apparatus in which ground coffee or tea-leaves are immersed in the hot liquid in the beverage container

A47J 31/18

Lids, covers or knobs for beverage making apparatus

A47J 31/4407

Water boiling vessels in beverage making machines

A47J 31/54

{Drip catchers for coffee or tea pots}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Anti-dripping pouring spout constructions
  • Loose or loosely-attached drip catchers for coffee or teapots
  • Similar devices for/in drinking cups

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References
Informative references

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

Cooking utensils with channels collecting overflowing liquid

A47J 27/58

Pouring-spouts for cooking vessels

A47J 36/14

Drip catchers or drip-preventing means for bottles or jars

B65D 23/06

Closures with pouring spouts

B65D 47/06

Closures with drip catchers or drip-preventing means

B65D 47/40

Antidrip nozzles, spouts or pouring devices

222/571 (UC)

Drip leakage or waste catching

222/108 (UC)

Tea infusers, e.g. infusing bags, egg-shaped infuses (for using only once, e.g. made of paper, B65B, B65D)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Strainers suspended inside tea or coffee pots
  • Tea/coffee bags/filters for use more than once
  • Clamps or other non-integral arrangements to fix tea bags in pots or cups
  • Tea strainers in the shape of an "egg", spoon or clamp

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References
Informative references

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

Drinking cups with integral tea bag holding means

A47G 19/22

Spoons comprising beverage additives

A47G21/04D

Tea bag squeezers

A47G 21/106

Drinking straws with means for changing the flavour of the liquid

A47G 21/183

Filters or strainers for coffee or tea makers suspended from the top of the beverage container

A47J 31/0636

Immersible, e.g. rotatable, filters in coffee or tea apparatus

A47J 31/20

For using only once, e.g. made of paper,

B65B, B65D

Tea bags for using only once

B65D 85/808

Containers for delivering jam, mustard, or the like (soap deliverers A47K 5/06)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Anti-clogging structures for containers
  • The liquid being dispensed by gravity (opening a valve) or by pouring
  • Containers specially adapted for jam, mustard, honey, ketchup or other high viscosity liquid foodstuff

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References
Informative references

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

Racks for dispensing merchandise from the bottom

A47F 1/08

Separate pouring-spouts for cooking vessels

A47J 36/14

Kitchen containers with dispensing devices

A47J 47/01

Soap deliverers

A47K 5/06

Closures with discharging devices

B65D 47/00

Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents

B65D 83/00

Apparatus dispensing a predetermined volume of fluid or fluent solid material

G01F 11/00

{by applying external pressure, i.e. by pumping or squeezing}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Containers with various types of pumps
  • Squeezable containers

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References
Informative references

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

Apparatus for decorating sweetmeats or confectionery

A23G 3/28

Hand-held pumping apparatus, using the muscular energy of the operator

B05B 11/00

Handtools for discharging contents

B05C 17/005

Containers with special means for dispensing contents

B65D 83/00

Devices for transferring liquids from bulk storage container by manually operable pumping apparatus

B67D 7/0205

{combined with a spreading implement}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Containers with integral or attachable supports or wipers for a spreading element
  • Spreading implements attached to the lid of the container

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References
Informative references

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

Holders for table utensils attachable to plates, jars or the like

A47G 21/145

Holders for spoons or the like attached to cooking pots

A47J 43/287

Brush holders (for/in paint cans)

B44D 3/12

Details of bottles or jars not otherwise provided for

B65D 23/00

Internal fittings of rigid or semi-rigid containers

B65D 25/02

Lids or covers provided with eating utensils

B65D 51/242

Closures combined with brushes or rods for applying or stirring contents

B65D 51/32

Containers enclosing articles (spoons, forks, spatulas, drinking straws)

B65D 51/32

Tea or coffee pot cosies
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Insulating hoods or jackets for pitchers, coffee pots or tea pots

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Protective covers for food containers

A47G 19/26

Protective covers for feeding-bottles

A61J 9/08

Insulating sleeves or jackets for cans, bottles, barrels, etc

B65D 81/3876

Drinking vessels or saucers used for table service (glass or drinking-vessel underlays A47G 23/03 {; cups as travelling or camp articles A45F 3/16; collapsible cups A45F 3/20; cups made of plastics B65D 1/265, made of paper B65D 3/06; measuring cups G01F 9/00})
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Mechanisms for supporting on or submerging foodstuff into a drink (teabags, cookies, feuerzangenbowle, creamer, etc.)
  • Details of handles
  • Glass frosting devices
  • Detachable covers/lids

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References
Informative references

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

Non-integral handles for (disposable) cups

A47G 23/0216

Glass or drinking-vessel underlays

A47G 23/03

Cups as travelling or camp articles

A45F 3/16

Collapsible travel cups

A45F 3/20

Collapsible cups

A45F 3/20

Handles for hollow-ware

A47J 45/06

Detachable handle for hollow-ware

A47J 45/07

Heat insulating handles for hollow-ware

A47J 45/07

Cups for taking medicines

A61J 7/0046

Disposable drinking cups

B65D 1/265

Made of paper

B65D 3/06

Containers for two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use

B65D 81/32

External fittings for containers

B65D 85/20 and B65D 85/22

Teabags or the like with features facilitating their manipulation or suspension

B65D 85/812

Measuring cups

G01F 9/00

Advertising on tableware

G09F 23/08

{Drinking glasses or vessels (A47G 19/23 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Tasting glasses
  • Sealed, pre-filled (wine) glasses
  • Drinking vessels with pivotable lids/covers
  • Drinking vessels with mixing/stirring means
  • Splash/spill proof cups/glasses
  • Dual/multiple compartment vessels for multiple liquids, to be mixed during drinking or to be consumed separately
  • Vessels with integral compartments for holding additional items (for example foodstuff to be consumed together with the liquid)
  • Vessels with specially shaped bottoms, which can only rest in corresponding supports
  • Glasses snapping onto other articles e.g. bottles
  • Bottles convertible into glasses
  • Glasses with reinforcements to avoid breaking
  • Glasses for administering medicine (swallowing pills or the like)
  • Sets of glasses for (simultaneous) use by couples or groups

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

Of stackable type

A47G 19/23

Non-integral handles for (disposable) cups

A47G 23/0216

Communion cups

A47G 33/002

Collapsible travel cups

A45F 3/20

Hand-held shakers for mixing drinks

A47J 43/27

Glasses for holding a tooth brush

A47K 1/09

Cups for taking medicines

A61J 7/0046

Disposable drinking cups

B65D 1/265

Caps or cap-like covers serving as, or incorporating, drinking vessels

B65D 41/26 or B65D 41/56

Closures not otherwise provided for

B65D 51/00 (Loosely-engaging, hinged lids B65D 51/04)

Portable (adapted to be carried personally) containers using cold materials

F25D 3/08

Advertising on tableware

G09F 23/08

{Lip- or moustache-protecting devices for drinking glasses; Strainers set in a movable or fixed manner in the glasses}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Strainers to retain ice cubes or the like in glasses
  • Anti spiking covers for drinking glasses
  • Anti splash devices to be mounted on or in drinking glasses
  • Net covers preventing entry of insects

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

Splash or ice guards for pitchers

A47G 19/12

Internal fittings fot containers

B65D 25/02

Separable nozzles or spouts for containers

B65D 25/48

Removable lids or covers

B65D 43/02

Closures with pouring spouts

B65D 47/06

Closures not otherwise provided for

B65D 51/00

Splatter shield or deflector

220/731 (UC)

Mustache guard

D7/396.3 (UC)

Internal anti-splash or anti-spill device

220/719 (UC)

{Sanitary lip guards mounted on the rim (A47G 19/2266 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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References
Informative references

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

Means for facilitating drinking, e.g. for infants or invalids

A47G 19/2266

Separate nozzles or spouts for containers

B65D 25/48

Sanitary lip guards

220/716 (UC)

Mustache guards

D7/396.3 (UC)

{Straw holders therefor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Straw holders in the form of clips, clamps, (partial) covers, etc.
  • Some straw holders for bottles, cans, etc. as well

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

Holders or carriers for hand articles

A47F 5/00

Drinking straws incorporated during the filling of containers

B65D 77/28 (C)

{with means for amusing or giving information to the user (A47G 23/16 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Drinking vessels combined with toys or games
  • Drinking vessels with (exchangeable) commercial, decorative or informative inserts
  • Drinking vessels for couples
  • Drinking vessels with mainly decorative aspects
  • Drinking vessels with:
  • Illumination
  • Sound
  • Thermometers
  • Liquid level indicators
  • Timers
  • Transmitters
  • Identification means

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

Combined with drinking vessels or with lids therefor

A47G 23/16

Games or toys

A63F, A63H

Processes for producing special ornamental bodies

B44C 5/00

Changing, amusing, or secret pictures

B44F 1/10

Inserts or accessories added or incorporated during filling of containers

B65D 77/24

Containers, or parts thereof, simulating or being incorporated into other items

B65D 81/365

Light sources using chemiluminescence

F21K 2/06

Lighting devices combined with other articles

F21V 33/00 (Ice cubes F21V 33/0028)

Measuring-cups

G01F 19/00

Advertising on tableware

G09F 23/08

Electroluminescent light sources

H05B 33/00

{related to the evolution of bubbles in carbonated beverages}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Drinking glasses treated to induce bubble formation on part of the bottom or side of the glass
  • Drinking glasses with means for injecting air into the drink

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

Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting, boring

B23K 26/00

Printing on glass or ceramic surfaces

B41M 1/34

Details of bottles or jars not otherwise provided for

B65D 23/00

Packages with special means for effervescing the content, e.g. for forming bubbles

B65D 25/02

Containers with means specially adapted for effervescing the liquids, e.g. for forming bubbles or beer head

B65D 85/73

Surface treatment of glass by etching

C03C 15/00

Surface treatment of glass by sand-blasting, grinding or the like

C03C 19/00

Other drinkiing vessels

A47G19/22&Z (FI)

{with illumination means}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Drinking vessels comprising various types of illumination

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{with sound emitting means}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Drinking vessels comprising various means for producing sound

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{vessels with thermometers}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Drinking vessels comprising temperature indicating means

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{Details related to the connection between the liquid containing part and the supporting part}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Bottles convertible into drinking cups
  • Fixing the liquid containing part of the supporting part by:
  • Snap-fit
  • Screwing
  • Press fit
  • Gluing
  • Cementing

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References
Informative references

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

Flower vases

A47G 7/06

Processes for producing special ornamental bodies

B44C 5/00

Containers having bodies formed by interconnecting or uniting two or more rigid components made wholly or mainly of plastics

B65D 11/00

Container closures being specifically formed for supporting the container

B65D 51/249

Containers adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents

B65D 81/36

Re-forming shaped glass

C03B 23/00

Joining pieces of glass to pieces of (other) inorganic material

C03C 27/00

{with integral means to prevent the glass from slipping or tipping-over (non-integral means A47G 23/0216)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Glasses with specially wide or heavy base
  • Glasses having magnets, suction elements, ground anchors, non-slip elements, etc at the base

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References
Informative references

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

Flower vases

A47G 7/06

Devices for securing plates to the table

A47G 19/10

Separate holders (stabilizers) for one glass or cup

A47G 23/0216

Arrangements of receptacles for food or beverages in vehicles

B60N 3/10

Details of bottles or jars not otherwise provided for

B65D 23/00

External fittings for containers

B65D 25/20

{Means for facilitating drinking, e.g. for infants or invalids}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Drinking vessels shaped to reduce neck movement during drinking
  • Drinking vessels limiting the amount that can be drunk at one time
  • Drinking vessels with non-integral "bottle neck" extensions
  • Drinking vessels for multiple users
  • Sportsflasks not otherwise provided for
  • using drinking starws/tubes to withdraw the liquid
  • with bite valves

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

Water bottles

A45F 3/16

Insulated sports bottles

A47J 41/00

Administering medicines orally

A61J 7/00

Feeding bottles

A61J 9/00

Feeding tubes for therapeutic purposes

A61J 15/00

Attaching bottles to cycles

B62J 11/00

Closures with means for filling and discharging

B65D 47/00

Drinking straws prepackaged inside containers

B65D 77/28

Fluid valves (check valves F16K 15/00)

F16K

{from drinking glasses or cups comprising lids or covers}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Training cups for children, i.e. the lid or cover comprising a spout or the like
  • Drinking vessels comprising removable, nin-disposable lids or covers, provided with valves or other means to minimise spilling when, for example, tipped over
  • Drinking vessels with drink-through lids of the non-disposable type

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References
Informative references

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

(Disposable!) Closures with means for discharging contents

B65D 47/00

Teats for feeding-bottles

A61J 11/00

Feeding-bottles

A61J 9/00

Drinking straws prepackaged inside containers

B65D 77/28

Water bottles

A45F 3/16

Fluid valves (check valves F16K 15/00)

F16K

{Saucers}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Cup and matching saucer sets
  • Saucers with anti-drip features
  • Saucers with means for keeping spoons in place
  • Saucers with means for stabilising the cup (complementary shapes, magnets, suction cups, etc)
  • Saucers with means for presenting bills or receiving change

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References
Informative references

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

Holders for one glass or cup

A47G 23/0216

Underlays for glasses or drinking-vessels

A47G 23/03

Attachments to trays

A47G 23/0633

Change trays

G07D 9/02

{with means for keeping liquid cool or hot}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Double walled, insulating glasses
  • Glasses having cooling/heating elements (phase changing elements, liquids, etc) incorporated
  • Glasses with integral elements (not handles) to avoid scolding hands
  • Glasses with dry ice or ice cubes arranged so as not to dilute the drink
  • Glasses or cups with active heating or cooling
  • Glasses made from ice

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References
Informative references

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

Drinking cups with heating means

A47J 36/2444

Thermally-insulated vessels

A47J 41/00

Containers providing specific environment for contents, e.g. temperature above or below ambient

B65D 81/18

Containers with thermal insulation (drinking cups B65D 81/3865)

B65D 81/38

Materials releasing or absorbing heat during crystalisation

C09K 5/063

Moulds for producing ice

F25C 1/22

Portable cooling devices using ice

F25D 3/08

Heat storage apparatus in general using latent heat

F28D 20/02

Drinking vessels with heating, cooling or heat insulation

A47G19/22&C (FI)

Drinking vessels having means for maintaining contents hot or cold

220/592.17 (UC)

Cooled, portable drinking container

62/457.3 (UC)

{Self-righting drinking vessels, e.g. with means generating a moment to stay upright}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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of stackable type
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Complete sets of stackable crockery or dishware
  • Stacking features stabilising stacked crockery or dishware
  • Stacking features reducing scratches on main visible surfaces of dishware
  • Modular sets of crockery or dishware

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References
Informative references

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

Flower vases

A47G 7/06

Separate stacking elements for plates or dishes filled with food

A47G 19/00

Collapsible or stackable cups

A45F 3/20

Disposable drinking cups

B65D 1/265

Nestable or stackable containers

B65D 21/02

Table service characterized by stacking

A47G19/00&H (FI) and A47G19/02&F (FI)

Stacking

3B001/CC22 (FT)

Shakers for salt, pepper, sugar, or the like {(closures comprising hand-operated members for controlling discharge B65D 47/20)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Salt, pepper or sugar shakers without portioning of content
  • Anti-clogging devices (balls/weights to be shaken, piercers or swipers for openings, hygroscopic materials, heating, vibrators, etc.)
  • Shakers combined with other articles (cutlery, egg cups, napkin holders, figurines, illumination, etc.)
  • Salt & pepper sets

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References
Informative references

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

Food containers dispensing a certain quantity of powdered or granulated foodstuffs, e.g. sugar

A47G 19/34

Spice mills

A47J 42/00

Kitchen sifters for flour or the like

A47J 43/22

Closed containers with dispensing devices for granulated foodstuffs

A47J 47/01

Stands, or holders for kitchen articles

A47J 47/16

Closures with means for filling and discharging

B65D 47/00

Closures provided with means for facilitating lifting or suspending of the container

B65D 51/242

Containers for dispensing powdered or granular material

B65D 83/06

Butter or cheese dishes or covers, with or without cooling or heating devices; Protective covers for food containers
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Heated/cooled covers/plates for cheese, butter, or the like
  • Butter heaters/softeners
  • Butter dispensers/distributers
  • Ventilated food covers (with anti-odor features)
  • Humidified food covers
  • Collapsible food covers
  • Mechanisms for (automatically) lifting food covers or parts thereof
  • Features for maintaining the cover closed (for example during transport)
  • Cake covers (possibly with candle holders)
  • Dish covers for stacking multiple dishes filled with food

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

Covers to keep insects or the like out of drinking glasses

A47G 19/2211

Display trays

A47F 3/14

Apparatus for shaping butter

A47J 9/00

Lids or covers for cooking-vessels

A47J 36/06

Heat retaining covers (dish-warmers)

A47J 39/02

Miscellaneous kitchen containers

A47J 47/00

Cutting using a wire-like cutting member

B26D 1/00 and B26B 27/00

Removable lids or covers for rigid containers

B65D 43/02

Containers, packaging elements or packages specially for bakery products

B65D 85/36

Containers, packaging elements or packages specially for cheese

B65D 85/76

Portable cooling devices using ice

F25D 3/08

Food covers also in

A47G23/00&D (FI)

{Food-savers, i.e. devices for covering the exposed parts of food items that have been partially consumed}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices for covering the exposed parts of partially consumed

  • sausages
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • cakes
  • bread
  • etc.

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

Pastry servers

A47G 21/045

Holders or packs of shirred sausage casings

A22C 13/023

Closed kitchen containers with arrangements for keeping fresh

A47J 47/10

Egg-cups; Openers for boiled eggs (egg-openers as domestic appliances A47J 43/14)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • With means for cutting or cracking the shell of boiled eggs
  • Collapsible egg cups
  • Egg shelling device for boiled eggs
  • Egg cups with means for fixing to another surface (table, dish, etc.)
  • Egg protectors, e.g. for transporting eggs
  • Egg cups combined with other articles (sale and pepper sets, tea spoon, etc.)

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

Grasping devices for eggs; Supporting devices for eggs during boiling

A47J 29/06(Egg-cookers A47J 29/00)

Devices or machines for opening raw eggs or separating the contents thereof

A47J 43/14

Containers adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents

B65D 81/36

Containers for articles sensitive to damage by shock or pressure, specifically eggs

B65D 85/32

{Means for keeping the eggs cold or hot}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Egg cups with heating features
  • Thermall insulated, double walled egg cups

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References
Informative references

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

Egg-cookers

A47J 29/00

Other containers or devices used as table equipment {(used as kitchen equipment A47J 47/02)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Dishes or supports suitable for particular types of foodstuff (taco shells, popcorn, nuts, pickles, olives, shell fish (citrus) fruit, food on sticks/skewers, etc.)
  • Non-spill food/snack dishes
  • Dishes with means for lifting preservedfoodstuff out of liquid in which they are kept
  • (collapsible) Stands for plates or dishes
  • Supports (turntables) for decorating cakes
  • Table trash receptacles

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References
Informative references

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

Closed kitchen containers for foodstuffs

A47J 47/02

Nestable, stackable, or joinable containers

B65D 21/00

Rigid containers having false bottoms provided with passages for draining and receiving liquids

B65D 81/262

Containers or packages provided with a piston or movable bottom being pulled upwards to dispense the contents

B65D 83/005

{Corn cob holders; Butter spreading devices therefor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Corn cob holders
  • Devices for spreading butter on corn cobs
  • Dishes for corn on the cob

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

Coated/coating of foodstuffs with edible coatings

A23L 5/00

Apparatus for spreading butter on other food items

A47J 9/001

Tongs; Devices for picking, holding or rotating food

A47J 43/283

Tools for buttering ear corn

401/12 (UC)

Ear-corn holders

294/5 (UC)

Hand operated butter applicators

D7/670 (UC)

{Taco stands}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Stands for supporting one or more taco shells for example while filling

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Food containers with dispensing devices for bread, rolls, sugar, or the like; Food containers with movable covers (used as shop fittings A47F)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Food containers for storing and dispensing

  • Bread (sliced)
  • ice cubes
  • sugar (cubes)
  • butter
  • cheese
  • nuts
  • breakfast cereals

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References
Informative references

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

Used as shop fittings

A47F (racks for dispensing merchandise A47F 1/00)

Kitchen containers with dispensing devices

A47J 47/01

Bread boxes

A47J 47/12

Containers or packages with special means for dispensing contents

B65D 83/00

Distributing ice

F25C 5/20

Apparatus dispensing a predetermined volume of fluid or fluent solid material

G01F 11/00

dispensing a certain quantity of powdered or granulated foodstuffs, e.g. sugar
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Food containers dispensing a certain quantity of sugar, coffee, cereals or similar powdered or granulated foodstuffs

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References
Informative references

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

Racks for dispensing granulated or powdered merchandise

A47F 1/03

Powder dosing devices for beverage-making apparatus

A47J 31/40

Kitchen containers with dispensing devices

A47J 47/01

Dispensers for powdered soap

A47K 5/10

Containers or packages with special means for dispensing powdered or granular material

B65D 83/06

Apparatus dispensing a predetermined volume of fluid or fluent solid material

G01F 11/00

Table-ware (crumb trays A47L 13/52; table knives B26B)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Stirrers for drinks
  • Devices for making layered drinks
  • Table-ware characterised by the material
  • Complete dinnerware sets
  • Table-ware sets for monitoring eating patterns
  • Illuminated cutlery
  • Combined teething and feeding apparatus for infants
  • Childrens cutlery with fixing straps
  • Eating "caps" to put one or more finger(s)
  • "Animated" cutlery for children
  • Shields for eating citrus fruits

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

Other forms of jewellery

A44C 15/00

Stirring devices see also

A47J 43/27

Other culinary hand implements

A47J 43/28

Crumb trays

A47L 13/52

Manufacture of articles from metallic powder characterised by the special shape

B22F 5/00

Table knives

B26B

Closures provided with eating utensils

B65D 51/246

Treatment of water

C02F 1/00

Coating metallic material surfaces or coating with metallic materials

C23C

Illuminated food dummies

F21V 33/0028

Weighing apparatus

G01G 19/00 or G01G 21/00

{Holders or wrappers as eating aids for fast food, e.g. hamburgers}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Wrappers or holders for fast-food, sanwiches etc. helping to avoid soiling hands and clothes while eating
  • Wrappers or holders gradually exposing only bite-sized portions while eating

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References
Informative references

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

Table napkins

A47G 11/001

Food tongs

A47G 21/10

Burger containers e.g. cartons of polygonal cross-section, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper

B65D 5/00

Rectangular wrappers or flexible covers

B65D 65/10

Packages comprising articles or materials partially or wholly enclosed in folded wrappers

B65D 75/00

Containers, packaging elements or packages specially adapted for particular articles or materials

B65D 85/00

{collapsible}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Various types of collapsible forks or spoons

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Closures provided with eating utensils

B65D 51/246 and B65D 51/247

Packages formed by enclosing spoons, forks or the like in preformed containers

B65D 77/245

{Table-ware comprising food additives to be used with foodstuff (spoon-like infusers A47G 19/16; drinking straws A47G 21/183)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Cutlery containing additives (milk, sugar, spices, etc.)
  • Cutlery with soluble parts

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References
Informative references

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

Re-usable tea infusers

A47G 19/16

Drinking straws with additives

A47G 21/183

Foodstuffs fixed on a non-edible supporting member

A23P 10/10

Spoons specially adapted for taking medicines

A61J 7/0023

Containers for packaging two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use

B65D 81/32

Tea bags for using only once

B65D 85/808

Measuring spoons or scoops

G01F 19/002

Spoons with additives

A47G21/04&D (FI)

{Devices for spreading butter (for corn cob holders A47G 19/303; apparatus or utensils for shaping butter or the like A47J 9/00)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Table-ware for spreading and/or softening butter

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

Containers for delivering jam, mustard, or the like

A47G 19/18

Corn cob holders

A47G 19/303

Apparatus for spreading granular material on, or sweeping or coating the surface of baked articles

A21C 15/002

Apparatus or utensils for shaping butter or the like

A47J 9/00

Other culinary hand implements

A47J 43/28

Miscellaneous kitchen containers with dispensing devices

A47J 47/01

{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Utensil (spoons, stirrers, etc.) for cooling drinks
  • Heated utensils for softening/warming foodstuff
  • Food or beverage fanning utensils

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References
Informative references

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

Drinking straws with means for cooling the liquid

A47G 21/187

Spoons for serving ice-cream

A47J 43/282

Portable cooling devices using ice

F25D 3/08

{with means for influencing or monitoring the temperature of the food}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Cutlery with various means for monitoring or influencing temperature

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Forks; Forks with ejectors; Combined forks and spoons; Salad servers
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Connections between the nadle and a spoon-, fork-, or knife part
  • Other handle details applicable to all cutlery types (spoon, fork, knife)
  • Combined cutlery, i.e. the same cutlery being able to perform the function of more than one cutlery type
  • Salad servers

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References
Informative references

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

Collapsible table-ware

A47G 2021/002

Combined or separable sets of table-service utensils

A47G 21/06

Serving devices for one-handed persons

A47G 21/08

Other culinary hand implements

A47J 43/28

Handle constructions

B25G 1/00

Attaching handles to implements

B25G 3/00

Table-knives

B26B 3/02

Closures provided with eating utensils

B65D 51/246

Packages with inserted utensils for removing the contents

B65D 77/245

{Forks; Forks with ejectors}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Forks
  • Forks with ejectors
  • Details of fork tines
  • Fruit picks
  • Carving forks with or without hand guards

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References
Informative references

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

Other culinary hand implements

A47J 43/28

Handle constructions

B25G 1/00

Attaching handles to implements

B25G 3/00

{comprising means for rotating the fork, e.g. rotating spaghetti forks}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Motorized or hand-driven pasta twisting forks

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

Portable, power-driven screwdrivers

B25B 21/00

Hand knives with reciprocating motor-driven blades

B26B 7/00

Spoons; Pastry servers
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Spoons especially for children (with thermometers, toys, teething rings, etc.)
  • Spoons adapted for a particular type of foodstuff
  • Collapsible or foldable spoons
  • Scrapers for jars, vessels, plates or the like

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References
Informative references

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

Measuring spoons or scoops

G01F 19/002

Cooking spoons; Ladles

A47J 43/281

Spatulas; Scrapers

A47J 43/288

Containers enclosing articles (spoons, forks, spatulas, drinking straws)

B65D 77/24

Spoons for taking medicines

A61J 7/0023

Details of thermometers

G01K 1/00

Closures combined with eating utensils or spatulas

B65D 51/246

Weighing apparatus combined with handles of tools or household implements

G01G 19/56

30/324 (UC)

{Pastry servers}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Utensil for cutting and stabilizing pieces of cake while serving
  • Similar devices for cutting and serving pizzas and the like
  • Utensils with indications for cutting cakes into pieces of equal size
  • Utensils with flexible or hinged blades

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References
Informative references

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

Plates for dividing cakes into pieces of equal size

A47G 19/022

Apparatus for handling baked articles

A21C 15/00

Other culinary hand implements

A47J 43/28

Hand knives with fixed blades

B26B 3/00

Hand knives combined with other implements

B26B 11/00

Scissors

B26B 13/00

Hand cutting tools with rotating disc blades

B26B 25/00

Combined or separable sets of table-service utensils; Oyster knives with openers; Fish servers with means for removing bones (kitchen equipment A47J)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Kits or sets of cutlery held together (for easy handling/transport during picnics, camping or the like)
  • Tongs for eating (shell)fish and/or removing bones from fish during eating
  • Fish knives
  • Hinged fork and spoon sets for serving

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References
Informative references

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

Combined cutlery ie. the same cutlery being able to perform the function of more than one cutlery type

A47G 21/02

Devices for washing or descaling fish by hand

A22C 25/02

Hand tools for the shelling of shellfish

A22C29/02B

Kitchen equipment

A47J

Hand knives with fixed blades

B26B 3/00

Hand knives combined with other implements

B26B 11/00

{Oyster knives with openers; Shellfish openers (processing bivalves, e.g. oysters, A22C 29/04)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Shellfish crushing devices
  • Sea urchin openers
  • Opening oysters by introducing fluid
  • Opening oysters by creating low pressure environment
  • Table forks with cutting edge to separate oyster from lower bi-valve or meat from lobster shells
  • Oysters having a string encircling the adductor muscle to allow easy subsequent opening

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References
Informative references

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

Forks with cutting edge

A47G 21/02

Processing shellfish

A22C 29/00 (processing bivalves, e.g. oysters, A22C 29/04)

Nutcrackers

A47J 43/26

Hand tool for crustaceans

452/6 (UC)

Shell openers

30/120.1 (UC)

{Oyster splitters working by forcing a knife or the like between shells (A47G 21/067 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Oyster splitters for table top use, e.g. oyster support with leveraged shucking knife

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

Separate oyster supports

A47G 21/063

Separate shucking knives

A47G 21/065

Oyster punching devices for removing a part of its edge

A47G 21/067

Processing shellfish

A22C 29/00

Nutcrackers

A47J 43/26

{Separate oyster supports therefor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Table top supports for oysters to allow safe introduction of a shucking knife between the bivalves

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

Supports in combination with oyster splitters

A47G 21/062

Hand protectors especially for the inner part of the hand

A41D 13/082

Holding or clamping devices for supporting fowl, venison, or other meat, or vegetables, during cooking or during subsequent cutting

A47J 43/18

Support and wedge for bivalve opener

452/16 (UC)

{Hand tools, e.g. shucking knives}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Hand held tools for splitting bivalves
  • Shucking knives
  • Glove shaped oyster supports and shucking knives
  • Pincers

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References
Informative references

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

Oyster punching devices for removing a part of its edge

A47G 21/067

Hand tools for the shelling of shellfish

A22C29/02B

Hand protectors especially for the inner part of the hand

A41D 13/082

Nutcrackers

A47J 43/26

Handles with the shape being specially adapted to facilitate handling or improve grip

B25G 1/102

Hand tool for opening bivalves

452/17 (UC)

{electrically operated}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Vibrating shucking knives or scissors
  • Shucking knives with drill
  • Heated shucking knives

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References
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Percussive tools

B25D

Hand knives with reciprocating motor-driven blades

B26B 7/00

{Oyster punching devices for removing a part of its edge}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Devices for removing a part of the oyster at the hinge to facilitate subsequent introduction of a shucking knife (pincers, hammers, rotating grinder discs, etc.)
  • Seals for temporarily sealing the punched oyster

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References
Informative references

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

Industrial processing of bivalves

A22C 29/00

Grinding tools and machines

B24D

Hand shears; Scissors

B26B 13/00

{Devices for piercing the upper shell of oysters; Muscle cutters for use therewith}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Devices for perforating the upper bivalve in the vicinity of the muscle to subsequently cut the muscle through the perforation with a special knife or tool which may form part of a plug for sealing the perforation.
  • Knife, tools or plugs specially adapted for opening the oyster through such perforation.

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References
Informative references

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

Industrial processing of bivalves

A22C 29/00

Serving devices for one-handed persons
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Cutlery with features improving grip (ergonomic handle shape, straps, gloves, etc.)
  • Head-operated self-feeding apliance
  • Combined cutlery (knife and fork/spoon), facilitating cutting by one-armed or partially paralysed persons
  • Cutlery with self-levelling food holding part
  • Cutlery with elements to push of (expel/release) food

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References
Informative references

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

Handles of brushes specially shaped for holding by the hand

A46B 5/02

Artificial arms or hands or parts thereof

A61F 2/54

Methods or devices enabling invalids to operate an apparatus or a device not forming part of the body

A61F 4/00

Orthopaedic devices for the arms, hands or fingers

A61F 5/0118

Handles with the shape being specially adapted to facilitate handling or improve grip Accommodation for nursing, e.g. in hospitals

A61G 12/00

Manipulators (Robots)

B25J

Holders specially adapted for assisting handicapped or disabled persons to write

B43K 23/004

Supports for attachment to hands or arms for facilitating writing or drawing

B43L 15/00

Controlling members specially adapted for actuation by other parts of the human body than hand or foot

G05G1/20

Input arrangements for transferring data, in interaction with the human body

G06F3/00B8

Mechanisms for operating contacts adapted for operation by a part of the human body other than the hand

H01H 3/14

Human body operated eating aid

414/9 (UC)

Nursing equipment for supplying foods

4C341/LL01 (FT)

Sugar tongs; Asparagus tongs; Other food tongs
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Lockable tongs e.g. for space saving storage
  • Hinged fork and spoon sets for serving
  • Holders to transform cutlery into tongs
  • Tongs where the tips are specially suited for gripping particular foodstuffs
  • Tongs urged to stay open/close by elastic elements

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References
Informative references

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

Other culinary food tongs

A47J 43/283

Surgical pincettes

A61B 17/30

Pliers; Other hand-held gripping tools with jaws on pivoted limbs

B25B 7/00

Hand-held gripping tools

B25B 9/00

Litter pickers

E01H 1/12

Ice picks

F25C 5/043

Grapples

294/86.4 (UC)

Utensils for grasping food

3B115/BA04 (FT)

{Chop-sticks}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Chopsticks with features to aid in manipulation (holders, connecting elements, finger guides/rests, etc.)
  • Chopsticks combined with other elements (toothpicks, cutlery, drinking straws, seasoning, etc.)
  • Chopstick rests
  • Disposable/splittable chopsticks

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References
Informative references

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

Other culinary food tongs

A47J 43/283

Hand-held gripping tools

B25B 9/00

Advertising on tableware

G09F 23/08

Chopsticks

A47G21/10&B (FI) and 3B115/BA06 (FT)

Linked chopsticks (also half-split chopsticks)

A47G21/10&A (FI) and 3B115/BA07 (FT)

Hand-held grapples (e.g., tweezer, tongs)

294/99.2 (UC)

{Tea bag squeezers}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Teabag squeezers suited to rest on top of cups or pots (eg. combined with lids)
  • Teabag squeezers of the tong type
  • Spoons or other items with slits to aid in squeezing a teabag

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

Lemon squeezers

A47G19/02C

Re-useable tea infusers

A47G 19/16

Tongs for picking, holding or rotating food

A47J 43/283

Teabags with (integral) features facilitating their manipulation or suspension

B65D 85/812

Toothpick holders
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Holders for toothpicks
  • Dispenser releasing a single toothpick at a time
  • Toothpicks integrated in other utensils (cutlery, chopsticks, etc.)

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

Dispensers for drinking straws

A47G 21/184

Receptacles with appliances for releasing a single cigar or cigarette

A24F 15/04

Match dispensers

A24F 27/14

Toothpicks

A61C 15/02

Containers or packages for dispensing rod-shaped articles

B65D 83/02

Containers for needles, nails, or other like elongated small articles

B65D 85/24

Toothpicks

3B115/BA14 (FT)

Knife racks or stands; Holders for table utensils attachable to plates
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Wall or table mounted knife holders, stands, blocks, etc.
  • Cutlery casettes
  • Holders for keeping cutlery sorted in drawers
  • Cutlery rests to be used next to plates
  • Knife holders with system to prevent unauthorised removal of the knives
  • Knife or cutlery holders combined with other devices e.g. napkins or table mats

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References
Informative references

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

Holders for articles of personal use in general, e.g. brushes

A47G 29/08

Devices for fastening household utensils, or the like, to tables, walls, or the like

A47G 29/087

Racks or supports for household utensils in kitchen cabinets

A47B 77/14

Constructional details of drawers

A47B 88/90

Devices for fastening kitchen utensils to tables, walls, or the like

A47J 45/02

Cutting boards

A47J 47/005

Stands, or holders for kitchen articles

A47J 47/16

Clamping devices for hanging cleaning tools

A47L 13/512

Racks or cutlery baskets for washing machines

A47L 15/502

Sharpening elements being fitted to knife sheaths, holders or handles

B24D 15/084

Tool racks or holders

B25H 3/04

Guards or sheaths for knives

B26B 29/02

Holders for kitchen knives

A47J47/16&P (FI)

{Holders for table utensils attachable to plates, jars or the like (attachable to cooking pots A47J 43/287)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Holders or scrapers attachable to plates, jars or the like
  • Detachable spoon wiping aids
  • Cutlery with specially shaped elements enabling them to be suspended/supported

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

Plates with integral holders for spoons, glasses, or the like

A47G 19/06

Containers for delivering jam, mustard, or the like combined with a spreading implement

A47G 19/186

Holders for articles of personal use in general, e.g. brushes

A47G 29/08

Holders for spoons or the like attached to cooking pots

A47J 43/287

Brush holders (for/in paint cans)

B44D 3/12

Lids or covers provided with eating utensils

B65D 51/242

Closures combined with brushes or rods for applying or stirring contents

B65D 51/32

Table-cloth or napkin holders
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Napkin rings
  • Napkin holders
  • Napkin holders with additional functionality (holders for cutlery, condiments, menus, advertisement, etc.)
  • Napkin/towel heating/steaming appliances

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References
Informative references

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

Table napkins

A47G 11/001

Bracelets

A44C 5/00

Finger-rings

A44C 9/00

Towel racks; Towel rails; Towel rods

A47K 10/04 (combined with heating A47K 10/06

Grips, hooks, or the like for hanging-up towels

A47K 10/12

Towel dispensers

A47K 10/24

Containers for dispensing thin flat articles in succession

B65D 83/08

Ohmic-resistance heating

H05B 3/00

{employing adhesives}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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{Means for holding napkins on the clothes or around the neck of the user (bibs A41B 13/10; fastening devices for aprons A41D 13/04)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Napkin holders in the form of chains, clips, hooks, adhesive strips, clamps, magnetic fasteners or the like

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References
Informative references

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

Table napkins comprising (integral) means for attaching to a diner's clothing

A47G 11/002

Bibs

A41B 13/10

Fastening devices for aprons

A41D 13/04

Tie clips and the like retainers

A44B 6/00

Fastening handkerchiefs, napkins, or the like to a garment

A45F 5/04

Paper-clips or like fasteners

B42F 1/02

Adhesives in the form of films or foils

C09J 7/00

Clothes-pegs

D06F 55/00

Advertising on specific articles

G09F 23/00

{Means for holding a table-cloth on a table}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Fixing table cloth and/or skirting on a table by the use of clips, clamps, weights, adhesives, etc.

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

Table-cloths

A47G 11/003

Devices for suspending handbags from tables, chairs or the like

A47G 29/083

Bibs

A41B 13/10

Fastening curtains on curtain rods or rails

A47H 13/00

Clamps

F16B 2/02

Joining flexible sheets to other sheets or plates or to strips or bars

F16B 5/0692

Drinking straws or the like ({as integral parts of drinking containers A47G 19/2266;} for therapeutic purposes A61J 15/00 {; adapted to emerge from drinking containers when opened B65D 77/283})
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Straws with anti-spill features: non-return valves, (sanitary) caps, closure elements, etc.
  • Straws with means preventing their accidental removal from a drinking opening
  • Straw for drinking multiple liquids simultaneously
  • Straws made from particular materials
  • Straws with weights or boyancy elements
  • Straws with re-inforced profile
  • Pumping straws
  • Self venting straws
  • Straws suitable for drinking/sucking through the peel of citrus fruits

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

Straw holders for drinking glasses

A47G 19/2222

As integral parts of drinking containers

A47G 19/2266

Water-bottles; Mess-tins; Cups of the travelling or camp type ("Camel-back")

A45F 3/16

Straws specially adapted for taking medicines

A61J 7/0038

Feeding-bottles having elongated tubes, e.g. for drinking from bottle in upright position

A61J 9/006

For therapeutic purposes

A61J 15/00 (gastrostomy feeding-tubes A61J15/00A)

Closures with pouring spouts or tubes

B65D 47/06

Drinking straws prepackaged inside containers

B65D 77/28 (adapted to emerge from drinking containers when opened B65D 77/283

Portable drinking tubes and straws

239/33 (UC)

Drinking device with straw or drinking tube

215/388, 215/229, 220/705 (UC)

Food suction utensils (e.g., straws)

3B115/BA18 (FT)

{combined with cutlery or other eating utensils}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Drinking straws also having the function of a spoon, fork, knife, cocktail stirrer, chop stick, etc.

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References
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Spoons comprising beverage additives

A47G21/04D

Brushes with additional arrangements

A46B 15/00

Spoons with fluid conductors

30/141 (UC)

{with means for amusing or giving information to the user}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Drinking straws for couples
  • Interconnectable drinking straws usable as construction elements
  • Drinking straws containing information, (hidden) lottery/prize elements
  • Animated drinking straws ie. comprising:
  • Sound
  • Illumination
  • Parts moved directly or indirectly by the liquid
  • Toy aspects
  • Figurines

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References
Informative references

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

Drinking vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user

A47G 19/2227

Toys

A63H

Lighting devices combined with household or table equipment

F21V 33/0024

Measuring temperature based upon physical or chemical changes

G01K 11/00

Decoration and design

3B115/AA30 (FT)

{with means for changing the flavour of the liquid}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Straws with means for releasing medicaments, flavouring, additives, etc. into the liquid
  • Straws for mixing air into the liquid
  • Straws with means for mixing a plurality of liquids

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References
Informative references

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

Spoons comprising beverage additives

A47G21/04D

Foodstuffs fixed on a non-edible supporting member

A23P 10/10

Devices specially adapted for taking medicines

A61J 7/00

Containers for packaging two or more different materials which must be maintained separate prior to use

B65D 81/32

Spoons with additives

A47G21/04&D (FI)

{Dispensers therefor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Dispensing only a single straw at a time
  • Simple straw holders for table use

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References
Informative references

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

Dispensers for toothpicks

A47G 21/12

Receptacles with appliances for releasing a single cigar or cigarette

A24F 15/04

Racks or containers with arrangements for dispensing articles

A47F 1/04

Toothpicks

A61C 15/02

Containers or packages for dispensing rod-shaped articles

B65D 83/02

{Mouthpieces}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Mouthpieces with suction or bite valve elements preventing leakage and/or return flow
  • Mouthpieces shaped to help ingest unpalatable

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References
Informative references

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

Water-bottles; Mess-tins; Cups of the travelling or camp type ("Camel-back")

A45F 3/16

Gastrostomy feeding-tubes

A61J15/00A

Valves or arrangement of valves in tubes

A61M 39/22

Check valves

F16K 15/00

{Details of bendable straws}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Straws with sections that are corrugated or made adjustable in other ways

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References
Informative references

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

Blow-moulding

B29C 49/00

Corrugating of tubes

B29C 53/30

Pleated or corrugated hoses

B29D 23/18

Corrugating paper or cardboard tubes

B31F 1/205

Hoses with corrugated wall

F16L 11/11

Bellows-like articles

3B115/DB16 (FT)

{with means for cooling the liquid}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Thermally insulated straws
  • Straws with cooling or heating elements

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References
Informative references

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

Table-ware with means for influencing or monitoring the temperature of the food

A47G 2021/008

Devices using other cold materials or cold-storage bodies

F25D 3/00

{with filters to remove impurities}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Straws with filters for removing particles or impurities
  • Straws with antimicrobial filters or other means to purify contaminated water

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References
Informative references

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

Processes of separation using semi-permeable membranes

B01D 61/00 (Ultrafiltration; Microfiltration B01D 61/14)

Apparatus in general for separation processes using semi-permeable membranes

B01D 63/00

Nanotechnology for materials or surface science, e.g. nanocomposites

B82Y 30/00

Treatment of water

C02F 1/00 (using small portable filters for producing potable water C02F 1/002)

{telescoping}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Telescopic or extendable straws

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Other table equipment
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Device for shading a beverage container
  • Saucers or plates for presenting a waiters bill
  • Wine breathers

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References
Informative references

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

Saucers

A47G 19/2283

Umbrellas characterised by their shape or attachment

A45B 11/00

Other umbrellas

A45B 23/00

Producing aerated liquids

B01F 3/04099

Funnels

B67C 11/00

Change trays

G07D 9/02

Advertising combined with articles for restaurants

G09F 23/06 (on tableware G09F 23/08)

Glass or bottle holders {(serving trays with openings for carrying glasses or bottles A47G 23/0641; bottle racks A47B 73/00; for feeding-bottles A61J 9/06; in vehicles B60N 3/10)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Devices not specifically for holding only one particular type of drinking container, i.e. suitable for glasses, bottles, cans, etc.
  • Holders adapted to magnetically treat liquids
  • Floating beverage holders
  • Supports for tea or coffee pots

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References
Informative references

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

Serving trays with openings for carrying glasses or bottles

A47G 23/0641

Bottle racks

A47B 73/00

Show stands, hangers, or shelves characterised by their constructional features

A47F 5/00

For feeding-bottles

A61J 9/06

Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings in vehicles

B60N 3/00 and in particular B60N 3/10

Apparatus or devices for controlling flow of liquids under gravity from storage containers for dispensing purposes

B67D 3/00

Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles

F16M 13/00

{for drinking-glasses, plastic cups, or the like}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Holders or carrying devices for more than one glass/cup
  • Devices for storage of glasses in bars
  • Storage devices for sets of coffee cup plus saucer
  • Devices for heading glasses (for cognac, Irish coffee or the like)
  • Devices for holding simultaneously a bottle and glasses

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References
Informative references

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

Serving trays provided with a plurality of openings, e.g. for carrying glasses, bottles or the like

A47G 23/0641

Cabinets or racks specially adapted for storing dishware

A47B 81/04

Dispensing nested articles, e.g. cups, cones

A47F 1/106, A47F 1/085, A47F 1/065

Stands, or holders for kitchen articles

A47J 47/16

{for one glass or cup}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Detachable stabilisers for cups or glasses
  • andles or holders for (disposable) cups or glasses
  • Heat insulating hand grips (to avoid burning hands)
  • Holders with additional functionality (sound, illumination, bouyancy, moisture absorbance)
  • Collapsible holders
  • Self-levelling holders

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References
Informative references

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

Saucers for coffee cups

A47G 19/2283

Underlays for glasses or drinking-vessels

A47G 23/03

Holders for feeding-bottles

A61J 9/06

Receptacles for food or beverages in vehicles

B60N 3/10

Containers with thermal insulation

B65D 81/38 (insulating sleeves B65D 81/3876)

Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles

F16M 13/00

Portable cooling devices using ice

F25D 3/08

{attachable to a plate, table, or the like}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Holders for one glass/cup attachable to a wall, table, plate, the ground, a person, etc (eg. Using magnets, suction cups, bean bags, clamps, etc.)

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References
Informative references

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

Plate-holders

A47G 19/08

Article supports adapted to be stuck into the ground

A45F 3/44

Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping

A45F 5/00

Holders for glasses, ashtrays, lamps, candles or the like forming part of tables

A47B 13/16

Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools

A47C 7/00

Holders for drinking glasses, tooth brushes, hair brushes, or the like

A47K 1/09

Holders for feeding-bottles

A61J 9/06

Receptacles for food or beverages in vehicles

B60N 3/10

Supporting devices for attaching articles of definite shape to cycles, e.g. for maps, umbrellas, bottles

B62J 11/00

Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles

F16M 13/00

{with a lid, e.g. for a beer glass (lids attachable to beer glasses A47G 19/2205)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Holders for one glass/cup with a lid attached to the holder

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References
Informative references

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

Lids attachable to beer glasses

A47G 19/2205

Hinged, loosely-engaging lids or covers for jars, cans, or like containers for liquids without means for effecting sealing of container

B65D 51/04

Container holder with lid for closing container

220/740 (UC)

{for bottles; Decanters}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Holders for bottles in inverted position
  • Holders for bottles cantilevered by the neck
  • Holders for decanting wine
  • Champagne/wine chilling buckets
  • Handles removably attached to bottles
  • Bottle stabilisers
  • Bottle scarfs

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References
Informative references

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

Bottle cupboards; Bottle racks

A47B 73/00

Show stands, hangers, or shelves for containers, e.g. flasks, bottles

A47F 7/28

Holders for feeding-bottles

A61J 9/06

Supporting means fixed to bottles

B65D 23/001

Separate handles for bottles

B65D 23/104

Devices for emptying bottles

B67C 9/00

Dispensing apparatus with holders for bottles or similar containers

B67D 3/0029

{Oil/vinegar table sets}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Table stands for small bottles (liquid condiments like oil & vinegar)

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References
Informative references

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

Rotary food-serving devices for tables

A47G 23/08

Revolving cabinets or racks

A47B 49/00

Closed containers for foodstuffs

A47J 47/02

Supports for bottles or jars

211/74 (UC)

{for cartons or plastic bags}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Holders or handles for flexible containers (drinks cartons, plastic pouches) for table use

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References
Informative references

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

Handles for carrying purposes

A45F 5/10

Handles for hollow-ware articles

A47J 45/06

Separate handles for containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper

B65D 5/46008

Handles for bottles or jars

B65D 23/10

External rigid or semi-rigid supports for materials enclosed in sheets, blanks or tubes of flexible sheet material

B65D 75/525

Liquids or semi-liquids enclosed in flexible containers disposed within rigid containers

B65D 77/06

Hole-piercing devices associated with receptacle holders

B67B 7/28

{for cans}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Holders or clip-on handles for beverage cans
  • Holders for collecting a plurality of empty beverage cans

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References
Informative references

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

Holders or carriers for hand articles

A45F 5/00

Detachable (separate) handles for hollow-ware articles

A47J 45/07

Separate pot handles

A47J 45/10

Holders for paint cans

B44D 3/14

Handles for bottles or jars not otherwise provided for formed separately

B65D 23/104

Insulating sleeves or jackets for cans, bottles, barrels, etc

B65D 81/3876

Hole-piercing devices for opening closed containers and associated with receptacle holders

B67B 7/28

Underlays for glasses or drinking-vessels
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Coaster with absorbent insert for drinking vessel or bottle
  • Coasters with means (suction cups, magnets, clamps, etc.) for fixing to a drinking coaster
  • Coasters also able to serve as lid
  • Coasters with anti-slip means
  • Reusable cake discs (doilies)
  • Drip trays (supporting drinks on a bar counter)

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References
Informative references

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

Table-cloths

A47G 11/003, A47G 23/02

Cooking pot rests

A47G 19/08

Carpets; Bedside rugs; Foot mats to protect the underlying surface

A47G 27/0206

Layered products

B32B

Treatment of fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics, feathers, or fibrous goods made from such materials

D06M

Advertising on articles for restaurants

G09F 23/06

Absorbent inserts for cup and saucer combinations

Coaster or sheath

D7/624.1 (UC)

Coaster or caster cup

248/346.11 (UC)

Drip-catching container base support

215/393 (UC)

Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters)

3B115/BB11 (FT)

{Table mats (A47G 23/0306 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Place mats for protecting a table surface from spillings
  • Place mats convertible into or combined with other articles (trash bag, lunch box, napkin, etc.)

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References
Informative references

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

Table-cloths

A47G 11/003

Carpets; Bedside rugs; Foot mats to protect the underlying surface

A47G 27/0206

Layered products

B32B

Processes for producing special ornamental bodies

B44C 5/00

Treatment of fibres, threads, yarns, fabrics, feathers, or fibrous goods made from such materials

D06M

Advertising on articles for restaurants

G09F 23/06

Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters)

3B115/BB11 (FT)

{with means for amusing or giving information to the user (A47G 23/14 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Coasters or place mats
  • displaying dietary information
  • providing sound, illumination or images
  • with toy or game elements
  • displaying adverticements or menu details

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References
Informative references

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

Plates, dishes or the like with means for amusing or giving information to the user

A47G 19/025

Drinking vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user

A47G 19/2227

Consumption counters combined with underlays, e.g. for glasses

A47G 23/14

Games not otherwise provided for

A63F 9/00

Printed matter of special format or style not otherwise provided for

B42D 15/00

Weighing apparatus

G01G 19/00, G01G 21/00

Advertising on articles for restaurants

G09F 23/06

Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters)

3B115/BB11 (FT)

{Illuminated}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Coasters or place mats incorporating illumination (electroluminescence, chemiluminescence, etc.)

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References
Informative references

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

Drinking glasses or vessels with illumination means

A47G 2019/2238

Light sources using chemiluminescence

F21K 2/06 (lighting in general F21)

{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Underlays

  • having cooling/heating elements (phase changing elements, liquids, etc) incorporated
  • with active heating or cooling

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References
Informative references

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

Warming devices

A47J 36/24

Supports for cooking vessels

A47J 36/34

Ohmic-resistance heating

H05B 3/00

{supports therefor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Various supports and dispensers for beer mats

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References
Informative references

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

Racks for dispensing merchandise

A47F 1/00

made of paper, board, or the like, e.g. beermats
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Beermats made of carton, felt or similar absorbent material
  • Moisture-absorbent coasters fitting around the foot of a stemmed glass

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References
Informative references

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

Layered products B32B Table-cloths

A47G 11/003

Multiple-step processes for making saucer or beerglass pads

B31D 1/0068

Advertising on articles for restaurants

G09F 23/06

Coaster or sheath

D7/624.1 (UC)

Flat-bottomed holders and mats (e.g., coasters)

3B115/BB11 (FT)

Containers with means for keeping food cool or hot ({A47G 19/027, A47G 19/127, A47G 19/2288, A47G 19/285, A47G 23/0313 take precedence; } for butter or cheese A47G 19/26 {; thermally insulated vessels A47J 41/00})
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Devices for cooling or heating glasses (for cognac, Irish coffee or the like) or bottles
  • Universal thermal insert for changing temperature of liquids in beverage containers
  • Ice bowls as well as the methods/molds for making them
  • Refrigerated salad bowls
  • Heat retaining napkins
  • Various heat insulated containers not otherwise provided for

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References
Informative references

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

For butter or cheese

A47G 19/26

Lunch or picnic boxes or the like

A45C 11/20

Dish-warmers

A47J 39/02

Thermally insulated vessels

A47J 41/00

Carriers for prepared human food

A47J 47/14

Containers with thermal insulation

B65D 81/38

Materials releasing or absorbing heat during crystalisation

C09K 5/063

Machines using Peltier effect

F25B 21/02

Portable cooling devices using ice

F25D 3/08

Heat storage apparatus in general using latent heat

F28D 20/02

Table service with heating, cooling or heat insulation

A47G19/00&C (FI)

Serving trays (service tables A47B 31/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Collapsible or expandable trays
  • Trays with anti-slip features
  • Trays combined with or convertible into other articles (picture frames, bags, toys, lunch box, bibs, etc.)
  • Illuminated trays
  • Compartimentalised trays
  • Trays suspended from the shoulders or the neck of the user
  • Trays adapted to be supported from other objects
  • Trays with means (magnets, pegs, clamps) for holding articles in place

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References
Informative references

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

Bed-tables; Trays; Reading-racks; Book-rests supported only by a person

A47B 23/002

Service tables

A47B 31/00

Children's chairs with trays

A47D 1/008

Trays or like shallow containers

B65D 1/34

Containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons, trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper

B65D 5/00

Containers for packaging foodstuffs specially adapted to be heated by microwaves

B65D 81/3446

{Lap trays}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Trays adapted in various ways to rest on or being fixed to the lap of a user.

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References
Informative references

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

Table mats

A47G 23/0303

Bibs

A41B 13/10

Holders or carriers for use while travelling or camping

A45F 5/00

Bedtables or trays supported only by a person

A47B 23/002 (with foldable legs A47B 23/001)

Service or tea tables adapted to the use in vehicles

A47B 31/06

Foldable arm-rest tables

A47C 7/70

Writing or drawing underlays

B43L 3/00

Arrangements or adaptations of trays in vehicles

B60N 3/001

{suspended from handles positioned centrally above the tray}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • The position of the handle enabling better ergonomy and/or improved stability of the tray when carried

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References
Informative references

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

Crates for bottles or like containers

B65D 1/243

Bundles of articles held together by packaging elements for convenience of storage or transport

B65D 71/00

Ease of carrying and portability (e.g., disposability)

3B115/AA23 (FT)

{with thumb holes, handles or the like positioned below the tray facilitating carrying the tray with one hand (party or cocktail trays A47G 19/065)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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References
Informative references

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

Plates with integral holders for spoons, glasses, or the like and with thumb holes, handles or the like enabling the user to support the plate from below

A47G 19/065

Holders or carriers for hand articles

A45F 5/00

Trays or like shallow containers

B65D 1/34

{Attachments to trays (A47G 19/04, A47G 23/0225 take precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Detachable
  • containers for cutlery, change or the like
  • sanitary protector shield
  • clip-on identification pieces
  • bean bags
  • rails or stabilising supports for drinking glasses or the like 

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References
Informative references

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

Plates with detachable waste receptacles

A47G 19/04

Holders for one glass or bottle attachable to a plate, table, or the like

A47G 23/0225

Change trays

G07D 9/02

{provided with a plurality of openings, e.g. for carrying glasses, bottles or the like}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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References
Informative references

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

Holders for drinking-glasses, plastic cups, or the like

A47G 23/0208

Trays or like shallow containers with moulded compartments or partitions

B65D 1/36

Bundles of articles held together by packaging elements for convenience of storage or transport

B65D 71/00

{for carrying ice-cream cones}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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References
Informative references

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

Holders for drinking-glasses, plastic cups, or the like

A47G 23/0208

Trays or like shallow containers with moulded compartments or partitions

B65D 1/36

Bundles of articles held together by packaging elements for convenience of storage or transport

B65D 71/00

Containers, packaging elements or packages specially adapted for ice-cream

B65D 85/78

{illuminated}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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{using magnets}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Trays using permanent magnets, typically to stabilize table-service or table-ware thereon

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{suspended from the shoulders or the neck of the user}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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References
Informative references

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

Bibs

A41B 13/10

Holders or carriers for hand articles

A45F 5/00

Trays for children's chairs

A47D 1/008

{with means for keeping food cool or hot}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Trays comprising heat storing liquid or solid material

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References
Informative references

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

Plates, dishes or the like with means for keeping food cool or hot

A47G 19/027

Warming devices

A47J 36/24

Supports for cooking vessels

A47J 36/34

Dish-warmers; Devices to keep food hot

A47J 39/02

Carriers for prepared human food

A47J 47/14

Containers for packaging foodstuffs specially adapted to be heated by microwaves

B65D 81/3446

Materials releasing or absorbing heat during crystalisation

C09K 5/063

Portable cooling devices using ice

F25D 3/08

Heat storage apparatus using latent heat

F28D 20/00

Ohmic-resistance heating

H05B 3/00

Food-conveying devices for tables {(restaurant service systems A47F 10/06; conveyors for washing or rinsing crockery or tableware A47L 15/00)}; Movable or rotary food-serving devices
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Rotatable trays for table use
  • Rotatable holders for spice containers
  • Rotatable cake stands
  • Table stands with rotatable or swingable arms for trays

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Tables with tops revolvable on vertical spindles

A47B 11/00

Revolving cabinets or racks; Cabinets or racks with revolving parts

A47B 49/00

Rotary show-cases

A47F 3/10

Rotary display stands

A47F 5/02

Furniture or installations specially adapted for restaurant service systems

A47F 10/06

Conveyors for washing or rinsing crockery or tableware

A47L 15/00

Passenger or crew accomodation specially adapted for food or beverage distribution services

B64D 11/0007

Conveyors

B65G

Restaurants or shops having arrangements for self-service

E04H 3/04

Stands or trestles as supports for apparatus or articles placed thereon allowing pivoting around a vertical axis

F16M 11/08

Devices for counting or marking the number of consumptions (on beverage-dispensing apparatus B65D, B67D; counting in general G06M)
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On beverage-dispensing apparatus

B65D, B67D

Measuring-cups

G01F 19/00

Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material

G01F 23/00

Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake

G01G 19/4146

Investigating or analysing materials and determining alcohol content

G01N 33/4972

Counting in general

G06M

Advertising on tableware

G09F 23/08

Consumption counters combined with table-ware {or table-service}
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Plates, dishes or the like with means for amusing or giving information to the user

A47G 19/025

Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake

G01G 19/4146

Advertising on tableware

G09F 23/08

combined with underlays {or holders}, e.g. for glasses
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Mechanical, digital or simple manual registration/marking of consumptions on beermats, coasters, saucers or other underlays

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Plates, dishes or the like with means for amusing or giving information to the user

A47G 19/025

Drinking glasses or vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user

A47G 19/2227

Underlays for glasses or drinking-vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user

A47G 23/0306

Measuring-cups

G01F 19/00

Indicating or measuring liquid level, or level of fluent solid material

G01F 23/00

Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake

G01G 19/4146

Advertising on tableware

G09F 23/08

combined with drinking vessels or with lids therefor
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Mechanical, digital or simple manual registration/marking of consumptions on drinking vessels

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Drinking glasses or vessels with means for amusing or giving information to the user

A47G 19/2227

Pill counting devices with arrangements for time indication or reminder for taking medicine

A61J 7/04

Measuring apparatus wherein a measuring chamber is filled and emptied by tilting or inverting the supply vessel

G01F 11/26

Measuring-cups

G01F 19/00

Weighing apparatus for controlling caloric intake

G01G 19/4146

Household implements used in connection with wearing apparel; Dress, hat or umbrella holders (wardrobes A47B 61/00)
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Wardrobes

A47B 61/00

{Shoe hangers}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices for hanging one or more shoes or boots, comprising a hanging hook as in a clothing hanger

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Shoe-lasts

A43D 3/00

Show stands, hangers or shelves for shoes

A47F 7/08

Devices for holding footwear during cleaning or shining

A47L 23/18

Devices, e.g. shoe or boot stands for drying footwear

A47L 23/20

Clothes hooks; Clothes racks; Garment-supporting stands with swingable or extending arms (with lockable hooks E05B 69/02)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Lockable clothing holders

E05B 69/00

Lockable clothing hooks

E05B 69/02

{Clothes hooks}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Bath towel hooks

A47K 10/12

{Collapsible clothes racks, e.g. swingable, foldable, extendible (A47G 25/0671 takes precedence; wardrobes with extensible garment holders A47B 61/02)}
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Dress valets

A47G 25/0671

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Wardrobes with extensible garment holders

A47B 61/02

Hat holders; Hat racks
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Clothing hangers, e.g. suit hangers (A47G 25/60 takes precedence; wardrobes with extensible garment holders A47B 61/02)
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Hangers having provision for perfumes or for pesticides or pest repellants

A47G 25/60

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Wardrobes with extensible garment holders

A47B 61/02

{Handling hangers, e.g. stacking, dispensing}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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for complete outfits (A47G 25/40, A47G 25/44 take precedence)
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Collapsible hangers

A47G 25/40

Slidable hangers, adjustable hangers

A47G 25/44

for two or more similar garments, e.g. constructed to connect to, or support, a similar hanger
Definition statement

This place covers:

Clothing hangers for two or more similar garments.

Illustrative examples of subject matter classified in this group.

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Hangers for clothing hangers

A47G 25/1457

Clothing hangers for complete outfits

A47G 25/16

{constructed to connect to, or support a similar hanger}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Clothing hangers which implicitly have a hook, for connecting to a similar clothing hanger with a hook, e.g. comprising an integral or separable connecting member for the hook.

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Hangers for clothing hangers

A47G24/14B2B

{comprising a separate connecting member}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Separate connecting members for interconnecting clothing hangers (implicitly having a hook), e.g. for retrofitting to the hook of a clothing hanger.

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Hangers for clothing hangers

A47G 25/1457

with devices for preserving the shape of the clothes {(adjustable shoulder support members A47G 25/442)}
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By adjustable shoulder support members

A47G 25/442

made of wire ({A47G 25/40, A47G 25/44}, A47G 25/52, {A47G 25/62}, A47G 25/70 take precedence)
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Collapsible hangers

A47G 25/40

Slidable hangers, adjustable hangers

A47G 25/44

Hangers with clamps or the like made of wire

A47G 25/52

Trouser or skirt stretchers or tensioners of the hanger type

A47G 25/62

Trouser-stretchers with creasing or expanding devices made of wire

A47G 25/70

specially adapted to prevent slipping-off of the clothes, e.g. with non-slip surfaces (A47G 25/30 takes precedence; {with clamps or the like A47G 25/48})
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Hangers characterised by their shape to prevent slipping-off of the clothes

A47G 25/30

Hangers with clamps or the like

A47G 25/48

to prevent slipping-off of the clothes {(with clamps or the like A47G 25/48)}
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To prevent slipping-off by clamps or the like

A47G 25/48

involving details of the hook (A47G 25/34, A47G 25/38 take precedence)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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With hook and hanger made in one piece

A47G 25/34

Hook mountings for hangers characterised by the selection of the material

A47G 25/38

with hook and hanger made in one piece (A47G 25/36 takes precedence)
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Characterised by the selection of the material

A47G 25/36

{rotatably connected (A47G 25/4053 takes precedence)}
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Telescopically or slidably connected

A47G 25/4053

{comprising support arms of flexible band, cord or the like, and a trouser bar (A47G 25/447 takes precedence)}
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Adjustable hangers having an adjustable top angle between the support arms or adjustable arc formed by the support arms

A47G 25/447

Slidable hangers {; Adjustable hangers (A47G 25/4053, A47G 25/62 take precedence)}
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Collapsible hangers comprising support arms of a series of links telescopically or slidably connected

A47G 25/4053

Trouser or skirt stretchers or tensioners of the hanger type

A47G 25/62

{having adjustable width (A47G 25/447 takes precedence)}
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Having an adjustable top angle between the support arms or adjustable arc formed by the support arms

A47G 25/447

{for clamping the trousers or skirts against the trouser-supporting bar or between trouser-supporting bars (A47G 25/483 takes precedence)}
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With pivoting clamps or clips having axis of rotation parallel with the trouser-supporting bar

A47G 25/483

Trouser or skirt stretchers or tensioners of the hanger type (with application of heat or steam D06F)
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With application of heat or steam

D06F

{by the weight of the trouser or skirt (A47G 25/625 takes precedence)}
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The gripping members being provided on resilient arms

A47G 25/625

Trouser-stretchers with creasing or expanding devices (with application of heat or steam D06F)
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With application of heat or steam

D06F

Garment-pressing devices (hot pressing apparatus or machines D06F)
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Hot pressing apparatus or machines

D06F

Necktie-stretching devices (with application of heat or steam D06F)
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With application of heat or steam

D06F

Necktie-pressing devices, e.g. combined with holding devices (hot-pressing apparatus D06F)
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Hot-pressing apparatus

D06F

Devices for putting-on or removing boots or shoes, e.g. boot-hooks, boot-jacks (shoe buttoners A47G 25/92)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Shoe buttoners

A47G 25/92

Shoe benches
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Cabinets for shoes

A47B 61/04

Shoe-shine stands

A47L 23/16

{for gloves (glove hooks A47G 25/92)}
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Glove hooks

A47G 25/92

Treating operating gloves

A61B 42/00

Dispensers for operating gloves

A61B 42/40

Glove mounting means in shielded glove boxes for shielded cells or rooms

G21F 7/053

{for stockings}
Definition statement

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{Smooth and flexible temporary foot covers, e.g. sock-shaped}
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{Removal devices}
Definition statement

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Floor fabrics; Fastenings therefor (woven fabrics D03D; non-woven fabrics D04H {; floor covering on a textile basis D06N 7/0005})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Floor fabrics for laying over an existing floor covering but not textile incl. backing aspects.

The laying of floor fabrics and special tools therefor are covered.

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Layered products

B32B

Manufacturing layered products

B32B31/00

Woven fabrics

D03D, D03D 1/00 - D03D 15/00

Woven pile fabrics

D03D 27/00

Knitted fabrics

D04B 1/00

Knitted pile fabrics

D04B 1/02

Non-woven fabrics

D04H

Non-woven pile fabrics

D04H 11/00

Tufted fabrics

D05C 17/02

Backings for tufting

D05C 17/023

Only manufacturing classes

Electrostatic flocking

B05D 1/14

Shaping of plastics

B29C

Producing floor coverings from rubber, plastics

B29D 99/0057

Only products classes

Floor or wall coverings

D06N

Linoleum

D06N 1/00

Coated fibrous webs

D06N 3/00

Coated floor coverings on textile basis

D06N 7/0005

Characterised by the relief structure

D06N 7/0007

Characterised by colour effects

D06N 7/0028

Characterised by the backing

D06N 7/0036

Characterised by physical or chemical aspects of the layers

D06N 7/0039

Characterised by the base web

D06N 7/006

Antistatic flooring

H05F 3/025

Treatment of textiles to add additional characteristics

Flame retardant or antistatic

D06M

Special rules of classification

For example carpet tiles in as far as their interlocking (A47G 27/0293), decorative surface pattern (A47G 27/0275) or another non-textile aspect (A47G 27/0243) is concerned.

All kinds of floor covering rugs and mats for domestic use not otherwise provided for are in A47G 27/02 or A47G 27/0206 when protecting the underlying surface, some distinguishable rugs and mats are in A47G 27/0212 subgroups, the common decorative domestic fabric rugs and carpet tiles are in A47G 27/0243

  • For textile aspects see:

Manufacturing and product classes

Carpets; Stair runners; Bedside rugs; Foot mats (mat-like foot scrapers A47L 23/22 {; doormats A47L 23/26})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Domestic rugs or carpets, e.g. decorative for living room, anti-slip and/or absorbent for bath room or toilet, etc., see "Definition Statement" of A47G 27/00.

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Underlays for Christmas trees

A47G 33/04

Floor coverings for housing animals

A01K 1/015

Dog beds

A01K 1/035

Play mats for children's pens

A47D 13/06

Play mats for children

A47D 15/003

Non-slip mats inside baths or showers

A47K 3/002

Mat-like foot scrapers

A47L 23/22

Doormats

A47L 23/26, A47L 23/266

Gymnastic mats

A63B 6/00

Mats for courts

A63C 19/04

Vehicle workshop mats

B25H 5/00

Mats in vehicles

B60N 3/04

Non-slip mats on boat decks

B63B 3/48

Antistatic or flame retardant treatment of textiles

D06M

Playgrounds for sports

E01C 13/00

Artificial grass

E01C 13/08

Gratings

E04C 2/42

Hard non-textile flooring elements e.g. parquet, tiles

E04F 15/16

Gratings built-in

E04F 19/10

Oil collecting drip trays for garages

E04H 6/428

Oil collecting drip trays

F16N 31/006

Gratings not in building art

F16S 3/00

Heating mats by fluid

F24D 3/16

Cash mats for handling coins

G07D 9/00

Installation of electric cables under carpet

H02G 3/00

Heating mats by electrical resistance

H05B 3/34

Floor coverings discharging static charges

H05F 3/025

{for bathrooms (A47G 27/0218 takes precedence)}
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Link mats

A47G 27/0218

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Non-slip mats inside baths or showers

A47K 3/00

{for fighting fatigue (A47G 27/0218 takes precedence)}
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Link mats

A47G 27/0218

{Modular rugs}
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Rugs (non wall-to-wall carpets) comprised of carpet sections, optionally a surrounding frame or frame sections, and optionally a ground sheet.

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Laying carpet tiles

A47G 27/0475

Modular doormats

A47L 23/266

Flooring of linoleum tiles

E04F 15/10

Parquet on webs

E04F 15/16

{Resisting skidding or creeping (A47G 27/0225 takes precedence)}
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Mats for bathrooms

A47G 27/0225

Carpet fasteners; Carpet-expanding devices {; Laying carpeting; Tools therefor (laying carpeting on stairs A47G 27/06; floor mats for vehicles B60N 3/04; flooring laid as flexible webs E04F 15/16; installation of cables under carpets H02G 3/00)}
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Laying carpeting on stairs

A47G 27/06

Floor mats for vehicles

B60N 3/04

Flooring laid as flexible webs

E04F 15/16

Installation of cables under carpets

H02G 3/00

{Laying carpeting, e.g. wall-to-wall carpeting}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Methods for installing wall-to-wall carpeting, fitting carpets around edges, hatchways, etc., seaming of carpet webs without seaming strips

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Seaming strips

A47G 27/045

Removing floor carpets

E04G 23/006

{using hot-melt adhesives; Irons therefor}
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Joining of plastics, apparatus therefor

B29C 65/00

Adhesive tapes, chemical aspects

C09J 5/00

{Gripper strips; Seaming strips; Edge retainers (A47G 27/0443 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Edging strips fixable to floor

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Laying carpeting using hot-melt adhesives

A47G 27/0443

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Edging strips not fixable to floor

A47G 27/0431

Seaming strips using hot melt adhesive

A47G 27/0443

Seaming strips for linoleum

E04F

{combined with skirting-board (skirtings in general E04F 19/04)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Skirting boards with means for fixing the carpet (from above)

Tack or gripper strips which involve details of the skirting board (also classified in A47G 27/0462)

Skirting boards covered with carpet

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Skirtings in general

E04F 19/04

{Tack strips for tensioning or seaming}
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Tack strips combined with skirting board also classified in

A47G 27/0456

{Underlays; Undercarpets}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Underlays for wall-to-wall carpeting for e.g. resiliency, to prevent wear applying adhesive (flexible mesh) discharge of static charge

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For mats or rugs

A47G 27/0412

Underlays for textile floor coverings

D06N 7/0089

Floor coverings for discharging static charge

H05F 3/025

{Connecting means therefor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Means for interconnecting carpet tiles e.g. seaming strips (Velcro), zippers, hooks, hinges, sewing

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Carpet tiles comprising means for interconnecting

A47G 27/0293

Means for connecting carpet webs

A47G 27/045

Mats for gymnastics

A63B 6/00

Carpets for courts

A63C 19/04

{Tools for laying carpeting (A47G 27/0443 takes precedence)}
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Irons for laying carpeting using hot-melt adhesives

A47G 27/0443

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Cutters for round holes in carpets

B26B 27/00

Wall paper hanging tools

B44C 7/06, B44C 7/08

Flooring (linoleum, wood) tools

E04F 21/22, E04F 21/20

Carpet removing tools

E04G 23/006

{Carpet-expanding devices, e.g. stretchers}
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Frames for stretching drying rugs

D06F 57/00, D06F 59/08

Floor board straightening devices

E04F 21/22

Stair rods; Stair-rod fasteners (curtain rods A47H 1/02 ){; Laying carpeting on stairs (tools therefor A47G 27/0487)}
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Tools for laying carpeting on stairs

A47G 27/0487

Curtain rods

A47H 1/02)

Protecting means for edges, corners or nose of steps

E04F 11/16

Miscellaneous supports, holders, or containers for household use (for drying towels A47K 10/04; stands, racks, or the like for airing beds, garments, or the like, clothes, drying devices D06F 57/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

A47G 29/00 likewise relates to household or hotel supports, holders, or containers:

  • Distinguished from kitchen supports, holders, or containers (A47J), shop supports, holders, or containers (A47F) and bathroom supports, holders, or containers (A47K),
  • Not including furniture (A47B, A47C), cleaning supports, holders, or containers (A47L) and
  • Not including supports, holders, or containers otherwise provided for e.g. heating/cooling supports, holders, or containers F24/F25, building supports, holders, or containers E04F, supports, holders, or containers for games A63F, supports, holders, or containers for toys A63H, electrical supports, holders, or containers for example lighting supports, holders, or containers F21V, electric heating supports, holders, or containers H05B, supports, holders, or containers for musical instruments G10, supports for radio/television/telephone sets A47B, F16M, holders for radio/television/telephone sets H04, or containers for radio/television/telephone sets H05K, B65D.

The term "miscellaneous" is the origin of the broad scope of this group, the supports, holders, or containers are only bound by the intended use in household. Consequently, the group is narrowed to supports, holders, or containers when not provided otherwise and then only when intended for household use. Otherwise could be:

  • where a specific (sub)group is provided for the supports, holders, or containers (e.g. containers for storing shaving appliances A45D 27/22), or
  • where the supported, held, or contained article is classified, or
  • in the general fields for supports, holders, or containers, in particular B65D, F16B, F16L, F16M.
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Supports for drying towels

A47K 10/04

Stands, racks, or the like for airing beds, garments, or the like, clothes, drying devices

D06F 57/00

Paper baskets (refuse receptacles B65F 1/00)
References
Informative references

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

Refuse receptacles

B65F 1/00

Holders for articles of personal use in general, e.g. brushes
Definition statement

This place covers:

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Devices for fastening household utensils, or the like, to tables, walls, or the like (for kitchen utensils A47J 45/02)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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References
Informative references

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

Devices for fastening kitchen utensils, or the like, to tables, walls, or the like

A47J 45/02

Key holders; Key boards (key cases A45C 11/32)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Key boards, key racks for suspending one or in general more keys with or without a key ring for personal use.

EP1659907

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GB2363707

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US4133195

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Bags or wallets for keys

A45C 11/32

Informative references

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

Key rings

A44B 15/00

Display stands for keys

A47F 5/00, e.g. A47F 5/0861

Keys

E05B 19/00

Mail or newspaper receptacles, e.g. letter-boxes; Openings in doors or the like for delivering mail or newspapers (A47G 29/14 takes precedence {; for desktop use B42F 7/10}; chutes for mail in buildings B65G 11/04)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Receptacles or openings for receiving letters and/or newspapers; accessories therefor, e.g. mail pouches fixed behind opening, letter retaining clips

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Deposit receptacles for food, e.g. breakfast, milk, or large parcels; Similar receptacles for food or large parcels with appliances for preventing unauthorised removal of the deposited articles, i.e. food or large parcels

A47G 29/14

Mail receptacles for desktop use

B42F 7/10

Chutes for mail in buildings

B65G 11/04

Informative references

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

Receptacles for receiving food, packages and/or internet purchased goods

A47G 29/14

Sorting of mail

B07C

Bank deposits, safes, counters

E05G 7/00

Coin freed apparatuses

G07F 17/00

Alarms, signalling devices in general

G08B

Advertising on letterboxes

G09F 23/00

{Letter-box assemblies for apartment buildings}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Letter-box assemblies, modular letter-boxes, letter-boxes intended to be stacked (even when not explicitely stated, e.g. having free side walls), assemblies of rural (US-type) letter-boxes e.g. with a single pedestal, and parts, details or accessories (not A47G 29/122 - A47G 29/126).

References
Informative references

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

Arrays of post-office boxes

A47G 29/1218

{Newspaper receptacles}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Receptacles or the like specially adapted for receiving delivered newspapers

Attachments to letter-boxes specially adapted for receiving delivered newspapers

Clips for fixing a newspaper e.g. to the front door US4335864, to a post US4138055

Devices for attaching a newspaper receptacle to a letter-box

Parts, details, or accessories, e.g. signalling devices

{Signalling devices}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{for posting letters (combined with franking apparatus G07B 17/00)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Official PTT boxes, e.g. street pillar boxes for posting letters.

Parts, details, or accessories adapted to the official rather than home use e.g.

indication of collection time, to facilitate mail collection (emptying),

letter sorting, counting (DE43417), anti-theft, tamper-proof, rain-proof,

mail transfer to PO (US2900046).

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Combined with franking apparatus

G07B 17/00

Informative references

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

Boxes for receiving parcels

A47G 29/14

Sorting mail

B07C

Advertising on letter-boxes

G09F 23/00

{Rural letter-boxes}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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{Signalling devices}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Parts, details, or accessories, e.g. signalling devices, lamps, devices for leaving messages {(A47G 29/1201 - A47G 29/1218 take precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Not 'e.g.' but restricted to:

  • lamps,
  • devices for leaving messages (paper rolls, bloc notes, cassette recorder US4291342),
  • devices against vandalism e.g. fire preventing/extinguishing means,
  • (transparent) window to view contents,
  • signalling devices,
  • otherwise A47G 29/12.

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Parts, details, or accessories of letter-box assemblies for apartment buildings, of newspaper receptacles, of letter-boxes for posting letters, of rural letter-boxes, or of Post Office boxes

A47G 29/1201 - A47G 29/1218

{Signalling devices}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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Appliances to prevent unauthorised removal of contents
Definition statement

This place covers:

Letter flap (b)locking devices

Devices pulling mail inside the house

Devices against lifting of mail

One-way slots

Mail guiding means

Preventing theft of the letter flap

Etc.

References
Informative references

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

Mounting of letter-boxes to/in a wall

A47G 29/12

From letter-boxes in appartment blocks

A47G 29/1201

From official letter-boxes

A47G 29/1207

From rural letter-boxes

A47G 29/1209

Alarms for detecting opening of letter-box

A47G 29/1225, A47G 29/121

Letter flaps

A47G 29/126

Lids for access slits
Definition statement

This place covers:

Means for fixing to a door or the like to prevent ingress of rain water

to prevent draught spring biaising means combined with door knocker (mainly GB doc's) etc.

References
Informative references

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

Specially adapted for letter-box arrays

A47G 29/1201

In combination with signalling means

A47G 29/1225, A47G 29/121

Letter flap (b)locking means, means preventing removal of e.g. one-way flaps

A47G 29/124

Religious or ritual equipment in dwelling or for general use
References
Informative references

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

Rosaries

A44C 23/00

Crosses, crucifixes for personal wear

A44C 25/00

{Trophies (medals A44C 3/00; mounting of hunting trophies B44C 5/02)}
References
Informative references

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

Medals

A44C 3/00

Mounting of hunting trophies

B44C 5/02

Altars; Religious shrines; Fonts for holy water; Crucifixes
References
Informative references

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

Crucifixes for personal wear

A44C 25/00

Christmas trees (lighting devices therefor F21S {electric candles F21S 10/04, string lighting systems F21S 4/00}, candle holders F21V 35/00, {light guides for lighting systems G02B 6/00})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices related to Christmas trees e.g.

devices for attaching a wooden branch to a Christmas tree

decorative covers and fences for Christmas tree stands

devices for vibrating a Christmas tree

fire extinguishers, smoke detectors especially for Christmas trees

Christmas sock or stocking holders

References
Informative references

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

Devices for attaching an artificial branch to an artificial Christmas tree

A47G 33/06

Lighting devices therefor

F21S

String lighting systems

F21S 4/00

Electric candles

F21S 10/04

Candle holders

F21V 35/00

Light guides for lighting systems

G02B 6/00

Artificial Christmas trees
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group.

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{involving motion}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Motion includes moving bubbles in (boiling) liquid and moving light rays.

{specially adapted for emitting sound}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Examples:

bells when able to produce sound

ornaments comprising a music box

bell hammers rotating by hot air current.

Special rules of classification

When also motion e.g. rotational then also A47G 33/0809.

{comprising means for attaching to a lamp or candle holder, e.g. reflectors, lamp shades}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Ornamental shades, reflectors or the like intended to be directly attached to a lamp or lamp holder or a light string.

{Artificial snow, ice or icicles}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Flocking devices, compositions, icicle shaped decorations, no tinsels.

{comprising fragrance releasing means}
References
Informative references

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

Scent emitting ornaments see also

A61L 9/12, A61L 9/03

Christmas tree stands {(sockets or holders for poles or posts E04H 12/2238)}
References
Informative references

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

Sockets or holders for poles or posts

E04H 12/2238

Other dwelling equipment
References
Informative references

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

Jewellery

A44C

Furniture

A47B

Devices actuated by air currents

A63H 33/40

Decorative arts

B44

Special rules of classification

Not in use