CPC Definition - Subclass A61H

Last Updated Version: 2019.08
PHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY (electrotherapy, magnetotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy A61N)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy transmitted by direct physical contact with the external surface of the thorax portion of human bodies to induce or supplement normal breathing (e.g. iron lungs).

Apparatus or processes, which are not used for surgical purposes that are specially adapted to improve or promote the optical functioning of individuals (e.g. rectify defective vision, improve the natural operation of their eyes) by:

  • contacting eyes or their muscles directly to move the eyes,
  • subjecting the eyes of individuals to controlled muscle strain,
  • utilizing stimulators, such as flash illumination, to cause movement of eyes of individuals in a controlled manner, or
  • facilitating or training individuals through practice to move their own eyes in a beneficial manner.

Apparatus or devices that are explicitly designed for use by a single patient or disabled person for the purpose of helping them overcome a physical condition that impairs their ability to walk unassisted across the ground or similar support surface (e.g. crutches).

Apparatus or processes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied upon human bodies for therapy (e.g. massage). These therapy apparatus and processes are intended to facilitate the healing of diseases, promote or assist normal operation of a malfunctioning body part, reduce the impact of injuries, or beneficially influence the condition of disabled body parts either by the physical movement of body parts (e.g. devices for exercising a passive body member) or other types of physical stimulation (e.g. touching) transmitted though contact with:

  • external body surfaces or
  • surfaces of naturally occurring body cavities.

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied to human bodies by physical contact therewith (e.g. chiropractic) to treat, alleviate the effects of, or prevent disease or bodily malfunctions (e.g. misalignments of bone, aberrant joint) solely by manipulation, adjustment, or realignment of at least a portion of the skeletal system of the body (e.g. bone joints, tendons, spinal columns) by either:

  • impacting external surfaces of bodies to manipulate or adjust portions of their skeletons containing unbroken bones or
  • pulling or pushing on the external surfaces of bodies to extend or compress portions of their skeletons containing unbroken bones.

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied upon human bodies by physical contact (e.g. massage) to rub, stroke, knead, tap, vibrate, or otherwise move a portion of the external surface of human bodies, or the surfaces of their naturally occurring body cavities, to either:

  • physically relax individuals,
  • physically arouse or stimulate individuals, or
  • counteract or relieve bodily pains.

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes (e.g. baths) that are specially adapted for covering, soaking, or immersing human bodies, or portions of bodies, within fluids (e.g. steam, water) or fluent materials (e.g. sand, mud) in a manner that is distinct from the common bathing process for cleaning human bodies and is intended to either:

  • counteract or relieve bodily pains,
  • physically relax individuals,
  • promote or assist healing of injured bodies or their parts, or
  • restore to health, or alleviate the effects of sicknesses or other types of abnormal conditions on, bodies or their parts.

Apparatus or processes (e.g. breast baths) specially adapted for covering, soaking, or immersing only one particular part of the human body within fluids (e.g. steam, water) or fluent materials (e.g. sand, seaweed).

Articles of clothing (e.g. sweating suits for therapy) that at least partially enclose human bodies for the primary purpose of increasing the local temperature (e.g. insulated, include heating elements) or humidity (e.g. constructed of partially air tight material) of the portion of the human bodies covered to a point where the localized temperature or humidity is beyond the range that human beings normally consider physically comfortable (i.e. creates localized sauna-like environment) for therapy.

Specially adapted components for the above types of apparatus.

Auxiliary appliances or accessories specially adapted for use with any of the above types of apparatus or process (e.g. reflex point locators).

Other types of apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical (e.g. acupuncture devices) purposes that utilize mechanical energy directly applied to human bodies by physical contact for improving their functioning that are not specifically provided for elsewhere in another subclass.

Relationships with other classification places

When used with animals

If an apparatus or process is usable for both humans and animals for the same purpose and in the same manner, and it is otherwise proper for this subclass, classification is made only in subclass A61H. Similar devices or processes to those covered by subclass A61H that are usable exclusively for animals, or are used in animals in a different manner or for different purposes than for humans, are classified in subclass A61D.

When used for physical relaxation

Subclass A61H covers apparatus or processes that are specially adapted to physically relax or stimulate individuals due either to

  • mechanical energy being directly applied upon human body parts to cause their physical movement, or stimulation, by direct physical contact with external surfaces of the body or surfaces of naturally occurring cavities in the body (i.e. massage) or
  • the calming or invigorating effects of bathing.

Subclass A61M covers devices or processes which are specially adapted to cause or precipitate a change in the state of consciousness of humans (e.g. induce sleep, awaken), or to increase or decrease the mental activity of humans while awake, which may also involve relaxing or stimulating individuals.

Medical Treatment

Several subclasses provide for apparatus or processes that are used for treating humans for medical conditions. The relationship between these subclasses is as follows:

Subclass A61B provides for surgical apparatus or processes in general.

Subclass A61B also provides for surgical apparatus or processes when

  • surgical apparatus or processes are combined with means used for other types of treatment (e.g. therapy, massage) for medical conditions or
  • the apparatus can be used both for surgery and for other types of treatment for medical conditions.

Subclass A61H provides for massage, chiropractic, or physical therapy apparatus or processes used for the treatment of disease, injuries, or disability (i.e. an abnormal condition of the body) by utilization of direct mechanical energy.

Subclass A61N provides for apparatus or processes used for the treatment of disease, injuries, or disability by utilization of forms of energy other than direct mechanical energy.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Electrotherapy, magneto therapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy

A61N

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:

Accessory implements for clippers or shavers carrying out massage or other functions than cutting hair

B26B 19/48

Informative references

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

Training or exercising equipment for animals

A01K 15/02

Garments with controlled internal environment

A41D 13/002

Ventilating, cooling or heating means in connection with bedsteads or mattresses

A47C 21/04

Apparatus for helping babies to walk

A47D 13/04

Baths; Showers; Appurtenances therefore for merely cleaning human bodies

A47K 3/00

Body washing or cleaning implements for merely cleaning human bodies

A47K 7/00

Dental implements for therapeutic treatment

A61C 19/06

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

A61F 4/00

Orthopaedic devices or methods

A61F 5/00

Devices for treatment of the eyes

A61F 9/00

Means for washing bed-ridden persons

A61G 7/0005

Beds for promoting or observing sleep

A61G 7/05

Blood pumps or devices for mechanical circulatory assistance

A61M 1/10

Sub aquatic intestinal cleaning

A61M 9/00

Devices for influencing the respiratory system of patients by gas treatment, e.g. mouth-to-mouth respiration

A61M 16/00

Devices for producing or ending sleep by mechanical, optical, or acoustical means (other than alarm clocks or the like)

A61M 21/00

Electro medical massage devices applying continuous direct current by contact electrodes

A61N 1/26

Electrotherapy devices applying alternating or intermittent currents by contact electrodes

A61N 1/32

Applying ionized fluids to the human body for therapy

A61N 1/44

Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements

A63B 22/00

Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body

A63B 23/00

Exercising devices for feet or toes

A63B 23/10

Glossary of terms

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

Therapy

Any medical treatment of an abnormal condition of a human or animal body (e.g. disease, impaired organ, injured limb) by means, instruments, devices, or methods that utilize forms of energy (e.g. mechanical energy) and which is not used for surgical purposes. In general, the treatment time for therapy is long-term relative to that for surgery which usually has a much more immediate effect on the body.

Disabled person

A human being that is unable to do a basic physical task (e.g. walking) without assistance due to a physical or mental impairment/condition.

Patient

A human being awaiting or undergoing any form of (a) medical care (e.g. testing) or treatment by medical staff (e.g. doctors, dentists, midwives, chiropractors) or (b) physical tending (e.g. feeding) by care providers (e.g. hospice or nursing home staff) due to impairment.

BODY PLANES

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The body-symmetrical plane is also called midsagittal plane or median plane.

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The preceding image includes references to A61H, A61H 1/00, A61H 3/00, A61H 5/00, A61H 7/00, A61H 9/00, A61H 11/00, A61H 13/00, A61H 15/00, A61H 19/00, A61H 21/00, A61H 23/00, A61H 37/00, A61H 39/00, A61H 33/00, A61H 35/00, A61H 36/00, A61H 31/00, K61H201/00, A61H7/00B, A61H7/00D, A61H7/00H, A61H7/00K, A61H9/00A, A61H9/00H, A61H9/00P, A61H23/00M, A61H23/00P, A61H23/00S, A61L23/02, A61H 23/04, A61H 23/06, 35/00B, 35/00F, 35/00H, 35/02, 35/04, A61H31/00H, A61H31/00S, A61H 31/02, K61H203/00, H61H205/00, H61H230/00, K61H207/00, K61H209/00, A61H3/00H, A61H 3/02, A61H 3/04, A61H 3/06, A61H7/00K2, A61H9/00P1, A61H9/00P4, A61H9/00P6, K16H33/00A2, K61H33/00A4, 33/00A6, 33/00A7, A61H33/00N, A61H33/00T, A61H 33/02, A61H 33/04, A61H 33/06, A61H 33/14, A61H 33/60, A61H33/00E, K61H201/50, K61H201/01, K61H201/02, K61H201/10, K61H201/12, K61H201/14, K61H201/16, A61H1/00C, A61H1/00D, A61H1/00L, /00P, A61H 1/02, A61H1/02C, A61H1/02D, A61H1/02L, A61H1/02M, A61H1/02N, A61H9/00P6B, A61H9/00P6C, K61H15/00A3, K61H15/00A5, K61H15/00A6, A61H15/00B, A61H 15/00, A61H 15/02, K61H33/02A6, K61H33/02A8, 33/02A9, A61K33/02B, A61K33/02M, A61K33/02N, A61K33/02P, K61H33/14A1, K61H33/14A2, K61H33/14A4, K61H33/14A6, K61H33/14A8, A61H33/60C, A61H33/60E, A61H33/60F, A61H33/60M, K61H201/01A, K61H201/01B, K61H201/01D, K61H201/01E, K61H201/01F, K61H201/01H, K61H201/01J, K61H201/01K, K61H201/01L, K61H201/01P, K61H201/01U, K61H201/12A, K61H201/12C, K61H201/12D, K61H201/12E, K61H201/16A, K61H201/16B, K61H201/16C

Apparatus for passive exercising (A61H 5/00 takes precedence); Vibrating apparatus {(driving means for vibrating A61H 23/00)}; Chiropractic devices, e.g. body impacting devices, external devices for briefly extending or aligning unbroken bones
Definition statement

This place covers:

Apparatus and processes intended to facilitate the healing of diseases, promote or assist normal operation of a malfunctioning body part, reduce the impact of injuries, or beneficially influence the condition of disabled body parts either by the physical movement of body parts (e.g. devices for exercising a passive body member) or other types of physical stimulation (e.g. pressure or blows on a part of the skeletal structure, vibration on the body).

Vibrating apparatus for passive exercising.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Exercisers for the eyes

A61H 5/00

Percussion or vibration massaging means

A61H 23/00

Informative references

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

Active exercising has to be classified in A63B

Special rules of classification

The driving means for vibrating are classified in A61H 23/00

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/855) is used.

{Apparatus for applying movements to the whole body}
References
Informative references

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

Incorporated in furniture

A61H 2201/0138

Driving means

A61H 2201/12

{Rocking or oscillating around a horizontal axis transversal to the body}
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Informative references

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

For artificial respiration or heart stimulation

A61H 31/00

{Moveable platform, e.g. vibrating or oscillating platform for standing, sitting, laying, leaning}
References
Informative references

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

Incorporated in furniture

A61H 2201/0138

Portable

A61H 2201/0157

Size reducing arrangement when not in use

A61H 2201/0161

Special rules of classification

Vibration driving means are classified in A61H 23/00

{Apparatus for applying pressure or blows for compressive stressing of a part of the skeletal structure, e.g. for preventing or alleviating osteoporosis}
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Chiropractic tables

A61G 13/009

{Apparatus for applying pressure or blows almost perpendicular to the body or limb axis, e.g. chiropractic devices for repositioning vertebrae, correcting deformation}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Apparatus for chiropractic manipulation of the body of a user

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Percussion or tapping massage

A61H 23/006

Informative references

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

Driving means

A61H 2201/12

Stretching or bending {or torsioning} apparatus for exercising
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Device suitable for active OR passive exercising

A63B 21/00178

Electric motor for active or passive exercising

A63B 21/0058

Informative references

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

Driving means

A61H 2201/12

Interface with user

A61H 2201/16

Position of user

A61H 2203/04

{Rotation of a body part around its longitudinal axis}
References
Informative references

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

for active exercising

A63B 2023/003

{Nutating movement of a body part around its articulation}
Definition statement

This place covers:

rocking, swaying, or nodding motion in the axis of rotation of a largely axially symmetric object, e.g. circular movement around a joint.

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{Walking coordination of arms and legs}
References
Informative references

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

Walking movement for legs

A61H 1/0262

{by rotating cycling movement}
References
Informative references

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

Rotating interface

A61H 2201/1671

Device suitable for active OR passive exercising

A63B 21/00178

Assisted exercising

A63B 21/00181

for active exercising

A63B 22/06

{Drawing-out devices (suspension devices for supporting the patient in upright walking or standing position A61H 3/008; orthopedic devices for non-surgical treatment A61F 5/01; stretching fractured limbs A61F 5/04)}
References
Informative references

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

Suspension devices for supporting in a standing position

A61H 3/008

Driving means

A61H 2201/12

Interface with user

A61H 2201/16

Control means

A61H 2201/50

Position of user

A61H 2203/04

Orthopaedic devices for non-surgical treatment

A61F 5/00

Stretching fractured limbs

A61F 5/04

Interface with user for active exercising

A63B21/14

{Traction tables (A61H 1/0229 take precedence)}
References
Informative references

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

by hanging the patient upside down or inclined downwardly

A61H 2203/0493

{by reducing gravity forces normally applied to the body, e.g. by lifting or hanging the body or part of it}
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Suspension devices for a walking or standing position

A61H 3/008

Informative references

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

Patient immersed in liquid

A61H 2203/02

Patient hanging

A61H 2203/0481

{Pulsating, alternating, fluctuating}
References
Informative references

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

Percussion or vibration means

A61H 23/00

other driving means

A61H 2201/12

{for the lower limbs}
Definition statement

This place covers:

devices specifically made forstretching or bending passively a joint for therapy or for supporting the movement of a joint of a disabled person in a daily activity.

References
Informative references

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

for aiding disabled persons to walk

A61H 3/00

Interface for lower limbs

A61H 2201/164

Therapy devices for lower limbs

A61H 2205/10

{Knee (A61H 1/0255 takes precedence)}
References
Informative references

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

Interface for lower limbs

A61H 2201/164

Therapy devices for knees

A61H 2205/104

{Hip (A61H 1/0255 takes precedence)}
References
Informative references

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

Interface for the pelvis

A61H 2201/1628

Therapy devices for hip

A61H 2205/088

{by separating the legs laterally}
References
Informative references

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

Device suitable for active OR passive exercising

A63B 21/00178

Assisted exercising

A63B 21/00181

for active exercising

A63B 23/0488

{by moving the legs together laterally}
References
Informative references

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

Position of the patient

A61H 2203/04

{Both knee and hip of a patient, e.g. in supine or sitting position, the feet being moved in a plane substantially parallel to the body-symmetrical-plane (A61H 1/0214 takes precedence)}
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

rotating cycling movement

A61H 1/0214

standing-up or sitting down aids

A61G 5/14

Informative references

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

Position of the patient

A61H 2203/04

Device suitable for active OR passive exercising

A63B 21/00178

Assisted exercising

A63B 21/00181

for active exercising

A63B 23/0405

{moved by translation}
Special rules of classification

This therapy is typically performed in a supine position, therefore the position supine A61H 2203/0456 does not need to be classified, only different positions are classified.

{Walking movement; Appliances for aiding disabled persons to walk (A61H 3/00 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Simulation of the walking movement, or part of it

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Walking coordination of arms and legs

A61H 2001/0211

Appliances aiding disabled persons to walk

A61H 3/00

{Foot}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Also movement of ankle

References
Informative references

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

Interface for the foot

A61H 2201/164

Therapy devices for the foot

A61H 2205/125

for active exercising

A63B 23/10

{Toes}
References
Informative references

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

for active exercising

A63B 23/10

{for the upper limbs}
References
Informative references

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

Interface for the upper limbs

A61H 2201/1635

Therapy devices for the upper limbs

A61H 2205/06

for active exercising

A63B 23/12

{Elbow}
References
Informative references

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

for active exercising

A63B 23/1281

{Shoulder}
References
Informative references

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

Interface for shoulders

A61H 2201/1614

Therapy devices for the shoulders

A61H 2205/062

for active exercising

A63B 23/12

{Hand}
References
Informative references

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

Interface for the hands

A61H 2201/1635

Therapy devices for the hand

A61H 2205/065

for active exercising

A63B 23/16

{Fingers}
References
Informative references

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

Interface for the hands

A61H 2201/1635

Therapy devices for the fingers

A61H 2205/067

for active exercising

A63B 23/16

{for the spinal column (A61H 1/0218 takes precedence)}
References
Informative references

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

Interface for the back

A61H 2201/1623

Therapy devices for the back

A61H 2205/081

for active exercising

A63B 23/0238

{Neck}
References
Informative references

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

Interface for the neck

A61H 2201/1609

Therapy devices for the neck

A61H 2205/04

for active exercising

A63B 23/025

Appliances for aiding patients or disabled persons to walk about (apparatus for helping babies to walk A47D 13/04; {orthopaedic devices for correcting deformities of, or supporting, limbs A61F 5/0102}; exercising apparatus for the feet or toes A63B 23/10; {stairways or ramps E04F 11/00})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Crutches, walkers, suspension devices or exoskeletons specifically made for aiding a disabled person to walk around, not on a treadmill.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Walking coordination of arms and legs

A61H 2001/0211

Simulation of the walking movement, or part of it, of the legs

A61H 1/0262

Active exercise on a treadmill

A63B 22/02

Exoskeletons for increasing strength (not specifically for supporting disabled persons)

B25J 9/0006

Control system for manipulators, e.g. exoskeletons

B25J 9/16

Informative references

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

Control means

A61H 2201/50

Walking sticks and Nordic walking sticks

A45B 1/00 - A45B 7/00

Apparatus for helping babies to walk

A47D 13/04

Orthopaedic devices for correcting deformities of, or supporting limbs

A61F 5/0102

Standing-up or sitting-down aids

A61G 5/14

Applying electrical currents by contact electrodes for stimulating motor muscles, e.g. walking assistance

A61N 1/36003

Active exercise apparatus for the feet

A63B 23/04

Exercising apparatus for the feet or toes

A63B 23/10

Training for running, jogging or speed walking

A63B 69/0028

Vehicles with legs

B62D57/03

Stairways or ramps

E04F 11/00

Special rules of classification

Exoskeletons specifically made for aiding disabled persons to walk are classified here in A61H 3/00. If the exoskeleton is bending a joint (i.e. not only for supporting the weight), the joint which is moved has to be classified in A61H 1/0237, the exoskeletons are normally portable A61H 2201/0157 and wearable A61H 2201/165, whereby wearable takes precedence over portable and therefore portable does not have to be coded.

Use orthogonal classification for additional information as well as for invention information A61H 2003/001 - A61H 2003/007).

For further additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{on steps or stairways}
References
Informative references

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

Lift associated with stairs

B66B 9/08

Built-in aids for ascending or descending stairs

E04F 11/1863

{with attached or incorporated article carrying means}
References
Informative references

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

For walking sticks

A45B 1/00

Sticks or Umbrellas with coat-hangers

A45B 3/06

Holders or carriers for hand articles

A45F 5/00

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

Umbrellas

A45B 11/00

Holder for umbrellas

B60R 7/12

{Trays}
References
Informative references

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Sticks or umbrellas with containers for storing objects

A45B 2200/1054

Sticks or umbrellas with tables

A45B 2200/1063

{with knee, leg or stump rests}
References
Informative references

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

Interface for lower limbs

A61H 2201/164

Walking sticks or umbrellas convertible into seats

A45B 5/00

{with forearm rests, i.e. for non-used arms}
References
Informative references

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

Interface for arms

A61H 2201/1635

{secured to the patient, e.g. with belts}
References
Informative references

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

Physical interface with patient

A61H 2201/16

Wearable

A61H 2201/165

{Using suspension devices for supporting the body in an upright walking or standing position, e.g. harnesses (drawing-out devices A61H 1/0218)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices suspending a disabled person walking or standing

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

For small children

A47D 13/04

Informative references

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

Thorax holding means

A61H 2201/1621

Body harness

A62B 5/00

Crutches
References
Informative references

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

Walking sticks

A45B 1/00

Telescoping connections

F16B 7/10

{Crutches with no pivoting movement during use, e.g. tripods}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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{with curved ground-engaging means, i.e. rockers}
Definition statement

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{Crutches in which movement is limited to a pivoting in one plane, e.g. 2-point supports}
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{with means for grasping or picking-up objects}
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Collecting crops spread on the soil

A01D 51/00

Devices for picking-up balls

A63B 47/00

{convertible from armpit- into forearm-model}
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Interface for the upper limbs

A61H 2201/1635

{convertible from armpit crutch into cane}
Definition statement

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media6.png EP0236708

{convertible from forearm crutch into cane}
Definition statement

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media7.png NL2000270C

{Arrangements for storing or keeping upright when not in use}
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Walking sticks with hanging means

A45B 1/04

Cane or umbrella stands or holders

A47G 25/12

{with devices for securing a pair of crutches together}
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Devices for binding skis in pairs

A63C 11/021

{on a single crutch for being fixed on or supported by a wall, furniture or the like}
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Devices for fastening to tables, walls or the like

A47G 29/087

{on walls or furniture for receiving single crutches}
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Devices for fastening to tables, walls or the like

A47G 29/087

{with magnetic fixing}
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Devices for binding skis in pairs with magnets

A63C 11/022

{on a single crutch allowing it to remain upright when not in use, e.g. retractable tripods (A61H 2003/0205 takes precedence)}
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{Shock absorbers therefor}
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shock absorbers for active exercising

A63B 2071/0063

{using elastomeric material}
Definition statement

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media9.png WO2009006488

{Ferrules or tips therefor (for walking sticks or umbrellas A45B 9/04)}
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Ferrules or tips for walking sticks

A45B 9/04

{comprising a ball-and-socket joint}
Definition statement

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Wheeled walking aids for disabled persons {(A61H 3/06 takes precedence)}
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Walking aid using suspension devices for supporting

A61H 3/008

Walking aids for blind persons

A61H 3/06

Wheelchairs

A61G 5/00

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Hand carts

B62B 1/00

{with a drive mechanism}
Definition statement

This place covers:

also driven by human, by means of a driving mechanism, not by pushing it through handles

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Driving means for hand carts

B62B 5/0026

{with braking means}
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Braking means for hand carts

B62B 5/04

Walking aids for blind persons (replacing direct visual perception by another kind of perception A61F 9/08)
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Replacing direct visual perception by another kind of perception

A61F 9/08

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Walking sticks in general

A45B

Walking sticks

A45B 1/00

{with electronic detecting or guiding means}
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Replacing direct visual perception by another kind of perception

A61F 9/08

Systems using wave reflection for anti-collision

G01S 17/93

Guiding mean along a path, e.g. evacuation path

G08B 7/066

Teaching or communicating with blinds

G09B 21/001

Portable phone for visually impaired user

H04M 1/72594

{with tactile perception}
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Device or method change consciousness by the tactile sense

A61M 2021/0022

Means for aiding people with impaired vision by tactile feedback

A61M 2205/582

Non-audiovisual navigation guidance, e.g. tactile, haptic, or electric stimuli

G01C 21/3652

Communicating with blinds using tactile presentation of information

G09B 21/003

{in the form of braille}
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Typewriters or selective printing for printing in Braille

B41J 3/00

Printing processes for printing Braille

B41M 3/16

{Installations on the floor, e.g. special surfaces, to guide blind persons}
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Physical characteristic of the surface

A61H 2201/169

Construction of surfaces for roads, sport grounds or the like

E01C 1/00

Road signs or traffic signals

E01F 9/50

{Sticks for blind persons}
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For walking sticks

A45B 1/00

Systems using wave reflection for anti-collision

G01S 17/93

Communicating with blind persons by means of audio signals

G09B 21/006

Exercisers for the eyes
Definition statement

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Apparatus or processes, which are not used for surgical purposes that are specially adapted to improve or promote the optical functioning of individuals (e.g. rectify defective vision, improve the natural operation of their eyes)

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Apparatus for testing the eyes

A61B 3/00

Apparatus for determining the visual field

A61B 3/024

Special rules of classification

For further additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{Exercisers for training the stereoscopic view}
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Stereoscopic television system

H04N 13/00

Devices for suction-kneading massage; Devices for massaging the skin by rubbing or brushing not otherwise provided for (electro-medical massage devices applying electric current by contact A61N 1/18)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied upon human bodies by physical contact (e.g. massage) to rub, or knead, a portion of the external surface of human bodies, or the surfaces of their naturally occurring body cavities

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Electro-medical massage devices applying electric current by contact

A61N 1/18

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Massage by means of rollers and balls

A61H 15/00

Layer between the skin and massage elements

A61H 2201/1654

Footwear with protrusions for acupressure

A43B 3/108, A43B 3/128

Brushes in general

A46B

Bathing sponges, brushes, gloves or similar cleaning or rubbing implements not specially for massage

A47K 7/02

Suction device for nursing

A61M 1/06, A61M 1/08

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{without substantial movement between the skin and the device}
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Pressing acupuncture points

A61H 39/04

{by rubbing or brushing}
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Brushes in general

A46B 1/00

{Hand-held or hand-driven devices}
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Driven by a human being

A61H 2201/1253

{power-driven, e.g. electrical}
Definition statement

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Massage means is power-driven, whole device or only interface

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Power-driven brushes

A46B 13/02

Power-driven toothbrushes

A61C 17/16

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Vibrating driving means

A61H 23/00

Artificial respiration or heart stimulation power-driven

A61H 31/006

with electric or magnetic drive

A61H 2201/1207

with hydraulic or pneumaic drive

A61H 2201/1238

{hand-held}
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Hand-held nozzles

A61H 33/6036

Handheld

A61H 2201/0153

{Helmets for head-massage (baths for the head A61H 35/008; washing, rinsing, drying A45D)}
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Baths for the head

A61H 35/008

Washing, rinsing, drying

A45D 1/00

Hair care preparations for care of hair

A61Q 5/00

{Kneading}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Kneading is a circular technique by which the skin and its underlying structure are moved in a circular rotating motion on the underlying structures (e.g. of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones). Tissue is lifted and rolled away from the bone, and then back towards the bone with a squeezing compressive action

{Suction kneading}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Kneading massage in which the lifting of the tissue is obtained by vacuum

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{having massage elements rotating on parallel output axis}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Kneading massage in which the lifting of the tissue is obtained by rotation of elements mounted on parallel axis . The axis can be parallel or perpendicular to the skin.

Parallel

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FR2347035

Perpendicular

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FR2854566

Pneumatic or hydraulic massage
Definition statement

This place covers:

Pneumatic or hydraulic massage means acting either directly on the skin or on a layer positioned between the skin and the massage means, e.g. sprays

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Gum massage

A61H 13/00

Underwater massage, spraying system acting on a body or body part immersed in water

A61H 33/00, A61H 35/00

Hydraulic or pneumatic drive

A61H 2201/1238

Hydraulic or pneumatic transmission means

A61H 2201/1409

Layer between the skin and massage elements

A61H 2201/1654

Brushes with fluid supply

A46B 11/00

Nozzles per se

B05B

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{Pulsating}
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Percussion massage

A61H 23/006

Nozzles for pulsating streams in bathing devices

A61H 33/6057

{with particles, e.g. sand}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Fluids loaded with particles

{Hydraulic massage}
Definition statement

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Liquid jets for localized massage on a body not immersed in water.

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WO8804918

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Massaging with hydrostatic pressure

A61H 2023/045

Heated or cooled

A61H 2201/02

Having a layer between the skin and the fluid

A61H 2201/1654

Surface of interface being disposable

A61H 2201/1688

Control means

A61H 2201/50

Specific part of the body to be treated

A61H 2205/00

{Hand-held devices for spraying and removing liquid while moved on the skin}
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Dental suction-irrigation

A61C 17/0208

Medical suction-irrigation

A61M 1/0023, A61M 1/0058

{with cabin for the whole body}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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{with water recirculation}
References
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Hand-held devices for spraying and removing liquid while moved on the skin

A61H 9/0028

{Pneumatic massage}
References
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Iron lungs

A61H 31/02

Cupping glasses e.g. for removing venom by suction

A61M 1/08

{Suction (suction kneading A61H 7/008)}
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suction kneading massage

A61H 7/008

{suction by releasing a flexible cup after deformation, i.e. without further vacuum source}
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{by localized pressure, e.g. air streams or jets}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Air streams or jets for localized massages

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Using fluids loaded with particles

A61H 2009/0014

{with intermittent or alternately inflated bladders or cuffs (mattresses for preventing bed-sores with alternated pressurized chambers A61G 7/05776)}
References
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mattresses for preventing bed-sores with alternated pressurised chambers

A61G 7/05776

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Heated or cooled

A61H 2201/02

Control means

A61H 2201/50

Specific part of the body to be treated

A61H 2205/00

Controlled by heartbeat rate

A61H 2230/065

{Inflated by user's body movement, e.g. ambulatory devices}
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Driven by human being

A61H 2201/1253

{Cuffs therefor}
References
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Having a layer between the skin and the fluid

A61H 2201/1654

Surface of interface being disposable

A61H 2201/1688

Shoes with internal pneumatic chambers

A43B 13/20, A43B 17/03

Belts, strips or combs for massage purposes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied upon human bodies by physical contact (e.g. massage) through belts or strips to massage a portion of the external surface of human bodies, or the surfaces of their naturally occurring body cavities

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{with belt or strap expanding and contracting around an encircled body part}
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Artificial respiration or heart stimulation (CPR)

A61H 31/00

Massage devices with strips oscillating lengthwise
Definition statement

This place covers:

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Gum massage
Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{Hydraulic gum massage}
References
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Instruments or machines for rinsing the teeth

A61C 17/02

Massage by means of rollers, balls, e.g. inflatable, chains, or roller chains
Definition statement

This place covers:

The massage means acting either directly on the skin or on a layer positioned between the skin and the massage means

Roller chains are connected flexible series of links fastening a series of rollers for massaging purposes.

CN200973812Y

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Power driven

A61H 15/0078

Handheld, driven by human being

A61H 15/0092

Portable

A61H 2201/0157

Specific driving means

A61H 2201/12

Layer between the skin and massage elements

A61H 2201/1654

Specific part of the body to be treated

A61H 2205/00

Special rules of classification

Types of rollers should be classified in the orthogonal classification A61H 2015/0071.

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{with balls or rollers rotating about their own axis}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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{cylinder-like, i.e. rollers}
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{multiple on the same axis}
Definition statement

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{disc-like, i.e. diameter substantially greater than width}
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{multiple on the same axis}
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WO2011027426

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EP2347789

{Balls or spheres}
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{multiple on the same axis}
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{the axis being resiliently biased}
Definition statement

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DE202006006704U

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FR2854566

{with freely rotating spheres}
Definition statement

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Freely rotating spheres like a ball-pen or roll-on on deodorants

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{with balls or rollers having built-in vibrating means}
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Vibrating means

A61H 23/00

{power-driven}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Massage means is power-driven, whole device or only interface

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Vibration driving means

A61H 23/00

Driving means

A61H 2201/12

{hand-held}
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Hand-held nozzles

A61H 33/6036

Hand-held for other kind of devices in A61H

A61H 2201/0153

{hand-held (A61H 15/0085 takes precedence)}
References
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Hand-held nozzles

A61H 33/6036

Hand-held for other kind of devices in A61H

A61H 2201/0153

adapted for simultaneous treatment with light, heat or drugs
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Heated or cooled

A61H 2201/02

Further special therapeutic means

A61H 2201/10

Appliances specially adapted for applying liquid, e.g. using roller or ball

A45D 34/04

Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/00

Aromatherapy

A61M 2021/0016

Electrotherapy

A61N 1/00

Magnetotherapy

A61N 2/00

Radiation therapy

A61N 5/00

Radiation by LEDs

A61N 2005/0651

Infra-red

A61N 2005/0659

Ultraviolet

A61N 2005/0661

Chromotherapy

A61N 2005/0663

Massage for the genitals; {Devices for improving sexual intercourse (penis erection devices A61F 5/41; vibration or percussion related aspects A61H 23/00)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Massage devices used for increasing the experience during sexual intercourse

References
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Artificial penis erection devices

A61F 5/41

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Vibration means

A61H 23/00

Incorporated in furniture

A61H 2201/0138

Portable

A61H 2201/0157

Heated or cooled

A61H 2201/02

Driving means

A61H 2201/12

Disposable

A61H 2201/1688

Control means

A61H 2201/50

Taking sperma sample

A61B 10/0058

Condoms

A61F 6/04

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{Devices for external stimulation of the genitals}
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Surface with enhanced rubbing effect

A61H 2201/1692

{for inserting the genitals therein, e.g. vibrating rings for males or breast stimulating devices}
References
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{For clitoral stimulation}
References
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Surface with enhanced rubbing effect

A61H 2201/1692

{Devices insertable in the genitals}
References
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Watertight

A61H 2201/0111

{Having substantially cylindrical shape, e.g. dildos}
References
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Interchangeable

A61H 2201/1685

{Devices for use during sexual intercourse}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Massage devices used between more persons during sexual intercourse

References
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Seating furniture for sexual intercourse

A47C 15/008

Massage devices for cavities of the body {, e.g. nose, ears and anus (for the genitals A61H 19/00); Vibration or percussion related aspects A61H 23/00}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Massage devices for nose, ears and anus

References
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Massage of the genitals

A61H 19/00

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Vibration means

A61H 23/00

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms {(apparatus for passive exercising A61H 1/00; generating or transmitting mechanical vibrations in general B06B)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy directly applied upon human bodies by physical contact (e.g. massage) to tap or vibrate the external surface of human bodies, or the surfaces of their naturally occurring body cavities

References
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Ultrasound therapy

A61N 7/00

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Apparatus for passive exercising

A61H 1/00

Generating of transmitting mechanical vibrations in general

B06B

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{having a percussion element combined with a passive spacer element for bearing against the skin}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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EP2095843

{With mechanical drive, e.g. spring mechanism or vibrating unit being hit for starting vibration and then applied to the body of a patient}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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{Percussion or tapping massage (hand percussion A61H 23/06)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Alternated pressure on the skin, characterised by higher amplitude, higher force applied and lower frequency respect to a vibration massage. Normally it implies an intermittent contact between the skin and the massaging unit.

{using shock waves}
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extra-corporal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL)

A61B 17/225

with electric or magnetic drive
References
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electric or magnetic drive not for percussion or vibration

A61H 2201/1207

{powered with frequencies not related to mains frequency}
References
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Frequency controlled AC motor

A61H 2201/1223

{with alternating magnetic fields producing a translating or oscillating movement}
References
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Magnetotherapy

A61N 2/00

{with magnetostrictive elements}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Magnetostrictive elements can convert magnetic energy into kinetic energy, or the reverse.

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Piezo-electric transducers

A61H23/P

{using sonic waves, e.g. using loudspeakers}
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powered with frequencies not related to mains frequency

A61H 2023/0209

{with ultrasonic transducers, e.g. piezo-electric}
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Magneto-strictive elements

A61H 2023/0227

{with rotary motor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Rotating means linked by eccentrics, cams to an interface to set it in vibration

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US2009139354

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Rotating unbalanced masses

A61H 23/0263

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Electric or magnetic drive not for percussion or vibration

A61H 2201/1207

{using rotating unbalanced masses}
Definition statement

This place covers:

The unbalanced masses causing the driving unit and the parts connected to it to vibrate

media32.png WO2004105868

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Rotating means linked by eccentrics, cams to an interface to set it in vibration

A61H 23/0254

{multiple masses each rotated by an individual motor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

media33.png WO2007096594

{multiple masses driven by the same motor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

media34.png FR2655539

{with variable angular positioning}
Definition statement

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WO03096860

with hydraulic or pneumatic drive {(hydraulic or Pneumatic massages, A61H 9/00; underwater massages, A61H 33/00)}
References
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hydraulic or pneumatic drive not for percussion or vibration

A61H 2201/1238

{using hydrostatic pressure, e.g. high density fluids}
Definition statement

This place covers:

media37.pngEP0181814

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Hand percussion {, i.e. Hand driven (chiropractic devices, A61H 1/008, A61H 1/006)}
References
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Chiropractic devices

A61H 1/008, A61H 1/006

Artificial respiration or heart stimulation ({blood pumps A61M 1/10;} artificial respiration by treatment with gas or air, e.g. mouth-to-mouth respiration A61M 16/00; applying electric currents by contact electrodes for stimulation, e.g. heart pace-makers A61N 1/36 {; teaching or training models, demonstration models for medical purposes G09B 23/288})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes utilizing mechanical energy transmitted by direct physical contact with the external surface of the thorax portion of human bodies to stimulate the heart in case of emergency or induce/supplement normal breathing (e.g. iron lungs)

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Blood pumps

A61M 1/10

Mouth-to-mouth respiration

A61M 16/00

Heart pace-makers

A61N 1/36

Rhythm indicators

G09B 23/288

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{fixed on the chest by suction}
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Suction cups used for fixing in active exercising devices

A63B 2225/055

{fixed on the chest by adhesives}
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Adhesive type surfaces in active exercising devices

A63B 2209/10

{with alternated thorax decompression due to lateral compression}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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WO2004004548

{Heart stimulation}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Only for exterior mechanical heart stimulation

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Belt or strap expanding and contracting around an encircled body part

A61H 2011/005

{with feedback for the user}
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Control means - Interfaces to the user

A61H 2201/5023

Artificial respiration with computer control

Y10S 601/08

{Power driven}
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with electric or magnetic drive

A61H 2201/1207

with hydraulic or pneumaic drive

A61H 2201/1238

{Manual driven}
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Driven by human being

A61H 2201/1253

{Supine patient supports or bases, e.g. improving air-way access to the lungs}
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Patient in supine position

A61H 2203/0456

"Iron-lungs" {, i.e. involving chest expansion by applying underpressure thereon}, whether or not combined with gas breathing means
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Rooms for treatment of patients at over- or under-pressure or at a variable pressure

A61G 10/026

Influencing respiratory system by gas treatment

A61M 16/00

Active exercising at over- or under-pressure or at a variable pressure

A63B 2208/05

{using the same pump for pressure and vacuum, not being driven at the respiratory rate, e.g. blowers}
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Driven at the respiratory rate

A61H 2230/425

Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes (A61H 35/00 takes precedence; {sprays acting on a body or body part not immersed in water A61H 9/00; means for washing bed-ridden persons A61G 7/0005;} for sub aquatic intestinal cleaning A61M 9/00; {isolation chambers A61M 21/0094; } electric or magnetic baths, applying ionised fluids A61N 1/44 {; heater for bath tubs F24H 1/0081})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes (e.g. baths) that are specially adapted for covering, soaking, or immersing human bodies, or portions of bodies, within fluids (e.g. steam, water) or fluent materials (e.g. sand, mud) in a manner that is distinct from the common bathing process for cleaning human bodies

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Baths for specific parts of the body

A61H 35/00

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Sprays acting on a body or a body part not immersed in water

A61H 9/00

Bathing devices

A47K 3/02

Means for washing bed-ridden persons

A61G 7/0005

Means for sub-aquatic intestinal cleaning

A61M 9/00

Isolation tanks

A61M 21/0094

Devices for spraying media on the human body

A61M 35/00

Electric or magnetic baths, applying ionised fluids

A61N 1/44

Heater for bath tubs

F24H 1/0081

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{Bathing devices specially adapted for treating burned patients}
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Baths for specific parts of the body

A61H 35/00

Means for washing bed-ridden persons

A61G 7/0005

{Arrangement for cleaning the installation before or after use}
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Machines for cleaning floors, furniture, walls, etc.

A47L 11/00

Implements for cleaning floors, furniture, walls, etc.

A47L 13/00

{by rinsing}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Without soap or with clean water to remove soap, detergent, dirt, or impurities.

{using cleansing products}
Definition statement

This place covers:

using specific products for thoroughly cleaning

{by blowing air through the installation after the bath has been emptied}
Definition statement

This place covers:

In order to reduce residual water and reduce the possibility that bacteria and other pathogens may become present in the system.

{by connecting the air lines with the drain}
Definition statement

This place covers:

In order to reduce residual water and reduce the possibility that bacteria and other pathogens may become present in the system.

{with ultrasonics}
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Ultrasonic transducers for percussion or vibration massage

A61H 23/0245

{by draining-off pumps, nozzles, waterlines by gravity}
Definition statement

This place covers:

In order to reduce residual water and reduce the possibility that bacteria and other pathogens may become present in the system.

{Arrangement for cleaning the fluid during use}
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Treatment of water with magnetic or electric fields

C02F 1/48

{Cleaning and recovery of the fluid without mixing the cleaned and uncleaned fluid, e.g. using a recovery tank}
Definition statement

This place covers:

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EP0356529

{with heat-recovery of waste fluid}
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Heated or cooled using heat exchangers (fresh/used fluids)

A61H 2201/0264

{Electrical circuits therefor}
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Non-electrical components therefore

A61H 33/60

Control means

A61H 2201/50

{with liquid level detectors}
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Other sensor

A61H 2201/5058

{controlled by the user}
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Control means - Interfaces to the user

A61H 2201/5023

{with electro-pneumatic or -hydraulic switches}
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Hydraulically controlled

A61H 2201/5051

Pneumatically controlled

A61H 2201/5056

{with low-voltage switching, e.g. using optical isolators, isolated transformers}
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Means for preventing injuries

A61H 2201/0173

{with capacitors, e.g. proximity switches}
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Limit switches

A61H 2201/5066

{with opto-electric switches}
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Optical sensors

A61H 2201/5092

{using remote control signal transmission devices, e.g. ultrasonic, infra-red}
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{Illumination}
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Illumination related features

A61H 2201/0188

{Therapeutic baths with agitated or circulated water}
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Generating a current of water for swimming training

A63B 69/125

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Heated or cooled

A61H 2201/02

{Water agitated by means moving in the bath, i.e. without water connections to an outside pump circuit}
Definition statement

This place covers:

media43.png FR19974E

{Arrangements for varying the temperature of the liquid}
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Heated or cooled

A61H 2201/02

Bathing devices for use with gas-containing liquid, or liquid in which gas is led or generated, e.g. carbon dioxide baths {(A61H 33/6026 takes precedence)}
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Nozzles in the bathtub connected to an outside pump circuit without modification of the bathtub walls

A61H 33/6026

{Nozzles having flow-regulation means}
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Control means

A61H 2201/50

Nozzles in general

B05B 1/00

Pool nozzles

E04H 4/169

{with control means for regulating the air volume aspirated by a water jet}
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Gas-water mixing nozzles

A61H 33/027

Nozzles with flow regulating means

A61H 33/6052

{with means in the air supply lines to prevent back-feed of water, e.g. anti-backflow valves, draining devices}
References
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Components specifically designed therefor

A61H 33/60

{Aerating mats or frames, e.g. to be put in a bath-tub}
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Components specifically designed for therefor

A61H 33/60

{Gas nozzles specially adapted therefor}
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Nozzles in general

B05B 1/00

Pool nozzles

E04H 4/169

{Gas-water mixing nozzles therefor}
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with control means for regulating the air volume aspirated by a water jet

A61H 2033/022

{Means for producing a flow of gas, e.g. blowers, compressors}
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mixer provided with a venturi element

B01F 5/0413

Appliances for sand, mud {, wax} or foam baths; Appliances for metal baths, e.g. using metal salt solutions
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using fluids loaded with particles

A61H 2009/0014

Baths

A47K 3/04

{Baths with dry sand or other dry particles}
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using fluids loaded with particles

A61H 2009/0014

Mud baths; Baths using sand or other particles in water

A61H 2033/046

matresses with fluid-like particles

A61G 7/05738

{gas-fluidised or gas-heated during use}
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Heated or cooled

A61H 2201/02

{Foam baths}
Definition statement

This place covers:

media44.png CH146707

{Baths with herbs, e.g. infusions}
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Massage by means of rollers and treatment with drugs

A61H 15/02

Means for delivering media, e.g. drugs or cosmetics

A61H 2201/105

{Liquid-metal baths}
References
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Hydraulic massage with particles, e.g. sand

A61H 2009/0014

Baths with dry sand or other dry particles

A61H 2033/041

{Mud baths; Baths using sand or other particles in water}
References
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Hydraulic massage with particles, e.g. sand

A61H 2009/0014

Baths with dry sand or other dry particles

A61H 2033/041

{Baths using solutions, e.g. salts}
References
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Hydraulic massage with particles, e.g. sand

A61H 2009/0014

Massage by means of rollers and treatment with drugs

A61H 15/02

Baths with dry sand or other dry particles

A61H 2033/041

Mud baths; Baths using sand or other particles in water

A61H 2033/046

Means for delivering media, e.g. drugs or cosmetics

A61H 2201/105

Artificial hot-air or cold-air baths; Steam or gas baths or douches, e.g. sauna or Finnish baths {(artificial climate rooms A61G 10/02)}
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Components specifically designed therefor

A61H 33/60

Heated or cooled

A61H 2201/02

Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/00

Treatment room with artificial climate

A61G 10/02

{Artificial hot-air baths}
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{Artificial cold-air baths}
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{Heaters specifically designed therefor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Specifically designed for Artificial hot-air or cold-air baths; Steam or gas baths or douches, e.g. sauna or Finnish baths

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Steam boilers

F22B 29/00

{with steam generators}
References
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Mechanism for heating or cooling

A61H 2201/0221

{Cabins therefor}
References
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Further components specifically designed therefor

A61H 33/60

{Installations for the inside of such cabins, e.g. seats}
References
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Further components specifically designed therefor

A61H 33/60

{Steam baths}
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Steam baths for the face

A61H 33/12

Steam boilers

F22B 29/00

Air douches for hygienic purposes (hair-driers A45D 20/00; body-drying devices A47K 10/48; electric heating elements H05B)
References
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Heated

A61H 2201/0207

Cooled

A61H 2201/0214

Mechanism for heating or cooling

A61H 2201/0221

Hair-driers

A45D 20/00

Body-drying devices

A47K 10/48

Inhalators A61M 15/009

A61M 15/009

Devices on tubs for steam baths
Definition statement

This place covers:

bathtub covers e.g. for steam baths

Steam baths for the face
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Steam baths

A61H 2033/068

Devices for gas baths with ozone, hydrogen, or the like (production of ozone or hydrogen C01B, C25B 1/02)
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Production of Hydrogen

C01B 3/00

Production of Ozone

C01B 13/00

Apparatuses for separating the constituents of gaseous mixtures by liquefaction or solidification

F25J 3/00

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Sealing means for masks

A61M2016/0627

{with ionised gas, e.g. ozone}
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Production of Ozone

C01B 13/00

{with oxygen}
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Production of Oxygen

C01B 13/00

{with CO2}
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Production of CO2

C01B 32/50

{with nitrogen}
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Production of Nitrogen

C01B 21/00

{with hydrogen}
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Production of Hydrogen

C01B 3/00

{Components specifically designed for the therapeutic baths of groups A61H 33/00 (plumbing E03C 1/00)}
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Plumbing in general

E03C 1/00

Heaters for bath tubes

F24H 1/0081

{Special constructive structural details of the bathtub, e.g. of the walls or supporting structure}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Specific construction of the walls or the supporting structure of a bathtub
  • Specific layout of the bathtub or the seats in it
  • Specific materials or dimensions.
  • Specific constructive aspects of bathtubs not covered by the other classes of A61H 33/0087, A61H 33/02, A61H 33/04, A61H 33/06
{Inlet to the bath}
Definition statement

This place covers:

To take water into the bathtub

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for use with gas-containing liquid

A61H 33/02

{Cascade massage}
Definition statement

This place covers:

media45.png GB463284

{Nozzles}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Nozzles specifically designed for the therapeutic baths of groups A61H 33/0087, A61H 33/02, A61H 33/04 and A61H 33/06

References
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Nozzles for use with gas-containing liquid

A61H 33/02

Nozzles in general

B05B 1/00

Pool nozzles

E04H 4/169

{Nozzles in the bathtub connected to an outside pump circuit without modification of the walls}
References
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Aerating mats or frames, e.g. to be put in a bath-tub

A61H 33/025

{Extendible or retractable}
References
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Control means

A61H 2201/50

{Hand-held connected to a supply hose}
References
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Handheld suction-kneading massage, power driven

A61H 7/005

Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls, power driven

A61H 15/0085

Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls

A61H 15/0092

Handheld

A61H 2201/0153

{Used also as outlet}
Definition statement

This place covers:

media46.png EP1293189

{With incorporated pump means}
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Recirculating pumps for swimming pool water

E04H 4/1245

{Having flow regulating means}
References
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Nozzles with control means for regulating the air volume aspirated by water jet

A61H 2033/022

{Comprising means producing pulsating or intermittent streams (for massage, A61H 9/0007)}
References
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Pulsating or intermittent streams for massage

A61H 9/0007

{Specifically adapted for fitting in bathtub walls}
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Generating a current of water for swimming training

A63B 69/125

{Outlet from the bath}
Definition statement

This place covers:

To drain water from the bathtub

{Intake mouths for recirculation of fluid in whirlpool baths}
Definition statement

This place covers:

To drain water from the bathtub to a recirculation system

{Combined with waste outlets}
Definition statement

This place covers:

media47.png EP0418204

{For filling to the border or edge of the bath, i.e. no border to be seen}
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Circumferential gutters for swimming pools

E04H 4/1227

{Specific construction features for further massaging means, i.e. not for the nozzles}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Comprising the hydraulic massage brought around by the nozzles of the bathtub and also further massage means

{Extending through the wall of the bathing device}
Definition statement

This place covers:

The walls of the bathing tub being provided with apertures for the further massaging means

Baths for specific parts of the body {(electric circuits therefor A61H 33/005; specific components therefor A61H 33/60)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Apparatus or processes which are not used for surgical purposes (e.g. baths) that are specially adapted for covering, soaking, or immersing specific portions of bodies, within fluids (e.g. steam, water) or fluent materials (e.g. sand, mud) for specific therapeutic purposes, in a manner that is distinct from the common bathing process for cleaning human bodies

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Devices for specific parts of the body

A61H 2205/00

Bidets without upward-spraying means

A47K3/22

Showers

A47K 3/28

Body washing or cleaning

A47K 7/00

Irrigators

A61M 3/02

Devices for sub aquatic intestinal cleaning

A61M 9/00

Domestic plumbing

E03C 1/00

Special rules of classification

Components specifically designed for the therapeutic baths of this groups are classified in A61H 33/60

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{Breast baths}
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Devices for the breast

A61H 2205/082

{for the whole body except the head}
References
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Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes for the whole body

A61H 33/00

{for the feet}
References
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Devices for the feet

A61H 2205/12

Implements for cleaning the feet or toes

A47K 7/026

{for the head (A61H 35/02 and A61H 35/04 takes precedence)}
References
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Devices for the head

A61H 2205/02

for the eyes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Limited to real baths (pools)

References
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for introducing droplets in the eyes

A61F 9/0008

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Devices for the eyes

A61H 2205/024

for the nose
References
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Massage devices for cavities, e.g. nose

A61H 21/00

Devices for the nose

A61H 2205/023

Inhalators

A61M 15/009

Sweating suits
Definition statement

This place covers:

Articles of clothing that at least partially enclose human bodies for the primary purpose of increasing the local temperature (e.g. insulated, include heating elements) or humidity (e.g. constructed of partially air tight material) of the portion of the human bodies covered to a point where the localized temperature or humidity is beyond the range that human beings normally consider physically comfortable (i.e. creates localized sauna-like environment)

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

Accessories for massage
Definition statement

This place covers:

Specially adapted components for the above types of apparatus (e.g. body floating supports for relaxation in water).

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{Body floating supports for relaxation in water}
References
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Swimming boards

A63B 69/14

Life-buoys, life-belts

B63C 9/08

Devices for locating or stimulating specific reflex points of the body for physical therapy, e.g. acupuncture (chiropodists' instruments A61B 17/54; {for radiation therapy A61N 5/0619})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Auxiliary appliances or accessories specially adapted forlocating and stimulating specific reflex points, as tipically known form the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

References
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Footwear with acupressure points

A43B 7/146

Chiropodist's instruments

A61B 17/54

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

{Using electric currents (electrotherapy A61N 1/32)}
References
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further special therapeutic means, e.g. electrotherapy

A61H 2201/10

Electrotherapy

A61N 1/00

Electrotherapy combined with active exercising

A63B 2213/004

{by means of electromagnetic waves, e.g. I.R., U.V. rays}
References
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Magnetotherapy

A61N 2/00

Radiation therapy

A61N 5/00

Radiation by LEDs

A61N 2005/0651

Infra-red

A61N 2005/0659

Ultraviolet

A61N 2005/0661

Chromotherapy

A61N 2005/0663

{Stimulation by mechanical vibrations, e.g. ultrasonic}
References
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Ultrasonic transducers for vibration massage

A61H 23/0245

Devices for locating such points
References
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Measuring impedance, e.g. skin conductivity

A61H 2230/65

Devices for pressing such points, e.g. Shiatsu {or Acupressure} (Massage or pressure on general areas A61H 9/00 - A61H 23/00)
References
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This place does not cover:

Massage without substantial movement between the skin and the device

A61H 7/001

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For specific parts of the body

A61H 2205/00

Devices for heating or cooling such points within cell-life limits (cauterisers, moxaburners, cryogenic apparatus A61B 18/06; heating or cooling appliances for medical treatment of general areas of the human body A61F 7/00)
References
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Heaters for hot-air baths

A61H 33/063

Heating or cooling

A61H 2201/02

Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/00

Control of temperature

G05D 23/00

Devices for applying needles to such points, i.e. for acupuncture {; Acupuncture needles or accessories therefor}
References
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For specific parts of the body

A61H 2205/00

{Needle tubes}
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Protective casings for instruments for surgery or diagnosis

A61B 50/00

Packages specially adapted for needles

A61M 5/002

{Acupuncture needles}
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Needles

A61M 5/00

Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
Definition statement

This place covers:

General massage methods without technical means, non patentable per se, are classified here

Special rules of classification

For additional information the orthogonal classification (A61H 2201/00, A61H 2230/85) is used.

Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
Definition statement

This place covers:

Classes which are used for refining the preceding scheme

Constructive details
Definition statement

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Classes which are used for specifying the constructive details not defined in the preceding scheme

inflatable
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inflated cuffs

A61H 9/0078

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Beds for nursing with inflatable chambers

A61G 7/05769

inflatable active exercising devices

A63B 2225/62

modular
Definition statement

This place covers:

Employing or involving modules in design or construction.

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Interchangeable interface surface

A61H 2201/1685

watertight
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Surface of the interface

A61H 2201/1683

used in water
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The patient being immersed in liquid

A61H 2203/02

Support for the device
Definition statement

This place covers:

Anchorage or support for the device during use

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For active exercising

A63B 21/16

on a door
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For active exercising

A63B 21/1627

Glossary of terms

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

Jamb

frame of the door

on a wall
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For active exercising

A63B 21/169

Suction cups
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Suction cups for massaging

A61H 2009/0064

Suction cups for active exercising devices

A63B 2225/05

Cushion or similar support
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For active exercising

A63B 2210/00

incorporated in furniture
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For active exercising

A63B 2210/00

Beds
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Sofas, Couches, Beds

A47C 17/00

Beds for nursing

A61G 7/00

For active exercising

A63B 2210/04

Mattresses
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Beds for nursing

A61G 7/00

Seat or chair
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Chairs

A47C 1/00

For active exercising

A63B 2210/02

Massaging seats for vehicles

B60N 2/976

hand-held
Definition statement

This place covers:

The whole device being hand-held, not just the interface

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Handheld suction-kneading massage, power driven

A61H 7/005

Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls, power driven

A61H 15/0085

Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls

A61H 15/0092

Hand-held nozzles

A61H 33/6036

portable
Definition statement

This place covers:

Build to be easily carried or moved

References
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Handheld or hand-driven device for rubbing or brushing

A61H 7/003

Handheld suction-kneading massage, power driven

A61H 7/005

Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls, power driven

A61H 15/0085

Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls

A61H 15/0092

Handheld

A61H 2201/0153

Wearable interface

A61H 2201/165

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Size reducing arrangements

A61H 2201/0161

Size reducing arrangements when not in use, for stowing or transport
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Folding or stowable tables

A47B 3/00

Foldable chairs

A47C 4/00

Size reducing for active exercising apparatus

A63B 2210/00

Damping, vibration related features
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Shock absorbers for active exercising

A63B 2071/0063

Noise reduction
Definition statement

This place covers:

by controlling the vibration

Means for preventing injuries
References
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For active exercising

A63B 71/0054

By stopping operation
References
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For active exercising

A63B 2071/0081

By limiting the applied torque or force
References
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For active exercising

A63B 2071/0072

by raising an alarm
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Interface to the user

A61H 2201/5023

Illumination related features
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Illumination in bathing devices

A61H 2033/0083

Specific means for adjusting dimensions
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For active exercising

A63B 2225/09

automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of the user
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For active exercising

A63B 2225/096

heated or cooled
Definition statement

This place covers:

Heating or cooling for massage purposes, not for a correct functioning of the device

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Heaters for hot-air baths

A61H 33/063

Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/00

Control of temperature

G05D 23/00

heated
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warming pads for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/08

For active exercising

A63B 2225/64

Heated bath tubs

F24H 1/0072

cooled
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Cooling bags for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/10

For active exercising

A63B 2225/66

Mechanism for heating or cooling
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Heaters for hot-air baths

A61H 33/063

Control means

A61H 2201/50

Temperature sensors

A61H 2201/5082

Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/00

Control of temperature

G05D 23/00

heated by an electric resistance element
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Electric heating for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/007

Thermistors with Positive Temperature Coefficient [PTC]
References
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PTC non-adjustable resistors

H01C 7/02

by a fluid circulating in the apparatus
Definition statement

This place covers:

within the apparatus, not on the user

by direct air flow on the patient's body
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Gas-fluidised or -heated sand baths

A61H 2033/042

Artificial hot-air baths

A61H 2033/061

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hot or cold fluid for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/0053, A61F 7/0085

by a heat accumulator, e.g. a sand or liquid reservoir
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Appliances for sand, mud, or foam baths

A61H 33/04

using heat exchanger, e.g. between fresh and used fluids
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Bathing or washing device with waste-fluid-heat recovery

A61H 2033/0045

by chemical reaction
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Heat by chemical reaction for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/03

with Peltier elements
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Air-conditioning devices using Peltier effect

B60H 1/00478

Machines cooling with Peltier effect

F25B 21/00

Thermo-electric devices using Peltier effect

H01L 35/28

with microwaves
References
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Microwaves for heating fluids

H05B 6/80

with further special therapeutic means, e.g. electrotherapy, magneto therapy or radiation therapy, chromo therapy, infra-red or ultraviolet therapy
References
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Electrotherapy for causing a change in the consciousness

A61M 2021/0072

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Heated or cooled

A61H 2201/02

Heating cooling appliances for medical or therapeutic use

A61F 7/00

Aromatherapy

A61M 2021/0016

Electrotherapy

A61N 1/00

Magnetotherapy

A61N 2/00

Radiation therapy

A61N 5/00

Radiation by LEDs

A61N 2005/0651

Infra-red

A61N 2005/0659

Ultraviolet

A61N 2005/0661

Chromotherapy

A61N 2005/0663

Preparations for care of the skin

A61Q 19/00

Electrotherapy combined with active exercising

A63B 2213/004

with aromatherapy
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Aromatherapy

A61M21/00A3

with means for delivering media, e.g. drugs or cosmetics
References
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Appliances specially adapted for applying liquid, e.g. using roller or ball

A45D 34/04

Respiratory gas
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Respiratory gas for active exercising

A63B 2213/005

Driving means
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Special force transmission means

A61H 2201/14

Physical interface with the patient

A61H 2201/16

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Vibration driving means

A61H 23/00

with electric or magnetic drive
References
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Vibration electric or magnetic driving means

A61H 23/02

Rotary drive
References
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Vibration electric or magnetic rotary driving means

A61H 23/0254

Frequency controlled AC motor
References
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Vibration driving means powered with frequencies not related to mains frequency

A61H 2023/0209

Linear drive
Definition statement

This place covers:

Unit containing a rotary drive and a conversion system transforming the rotation in a linear movement, e.g. screw-jack

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Movement conversion means separated from the drive unit

A61H 2201/1481

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Translation or oscillation resulting from magnetic field

A61H 23/0218

Linear movement of interface

A61H 2201/1664

with hydraulic or pneumatic drive
References
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Pneumatic or hydraulic massage

A61H 9/00

Vibration hydraulic or pneumatic driving means

A61H 23/04

For active exercising

A63B 21/008

by piston-cylinder systems
References
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Hydraulic piston-cylinder for active exercising

A63B 21/0083

Pneumatic piston-cylinder for active exercising

A63B 21/0087

driven by a human being, e.g. hand driven
References
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Handheld or hand-driven device for rubbing or brushing

A61H 7/003

Handheld suction-kneading massage, power driven

A61H 7/005

Bladders inflated by user's body movement

A61H 9/0085

Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls, power driven

A61H 15/0085

Handheld massage by means of rollers, balls

A61H 15/0092

Handheld

A61H 2201/0153

Informative references

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Hand percussion

A61H 23/06

combined with active exercising of the patient
References
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Apparatus for passive exercising which can be used also for active exercising

A63B 21/00178

Passive exercise driven by movement of healthy limbs
Definition statement

This place covers:

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by the other leg or arm
Definition statement

This place covers:

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using own weight
References
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Bladders inflated by user's body movement

A61H 9/0085

Using own weight for active exercising

A63B 21/00185

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Traction table

A61H 1/0222

Patient hanging

A61H 2203/0481

Therapy performed on humans by animals
Definition statement

This place covers:

e.g. Fishes, shells, etc for skin treatment or horse-saddle with massage effect for a rider

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Therapy specially adapted for being performed on animals

A61H 2203/03

Special force transmission means, i.e. between the driving means and the interface with the user
References
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Driving means

A61H 2201/12

Physical interface with the patient

A61H 2201/16

Hydraulic or pneumatic means
References
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Hydraulic or pneumatic transmission means for active exercising

A63B 21/158

Cam
References
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Cam shaped pulleys transmission means for active exercising

A63B 21/155

Wobbling plate
Definition statement

This place covers:

media50.png EP1000600

References
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Wobbling movement of interface

A61H 2201/1661

Special crank assembly
Definition statement

This place covers:

Specific applications of crank assemblies for massage and therapy devices

Overrunning clutches; One-way clutches
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For active exercising

A63B 21/157

Special bearing arrangements
Definition statement

This place covers:

e.g. bearings on both sides of a rotating unbalanced mass for stabilizing the structure

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Special speed variation means, i.e. speed reducer
Definition statement

This place covers:

Specific applications for massage and therapy devices

Planetary gearing
Definition statement

This place covers:

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Special movement conversion means
Definition statement

This place covers:

Specific applications for massage and therapy devices

rotation-linear or vice versa
References
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Single unit containing a itself rotary drive and a conversion system transforming the rotation in a linear movement

A61H 2201/123

Physical interface with patient
Definition statement

This place covers:

Interfaces implying an exchange of forces with the user

References
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Driving means

A61H 2201/12

Special force transmission means

A61H 2201/14

Electronic interface with the user

A61H201/50F

kind of interface, e.g. head rest, knee support or lumbar support
Definition statement

This place covers:

Specific features of the interface with the patient

Special rules of classification

Part of the body to be treated to be classified in A61H 2205/00

Head
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Devices for treating head

A61H 2205/02

Chairs with support for the head

A47C 7/38

Beds, sofas or the like with support for the head

A47C 20/00

Holding means therefor
References
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holding means for the head for active exercising

A63B 21/4003

Neck
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Devices for treating the neck

A61H 2205/04

Holding means therefor
References
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holding means for the neck for active exercising

A63B 21/4003

Shoulder, e.g. for neck stretching
References
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Devices for treating the shoulders

A61H 2205/062

Holding means therefor
References
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holding means for the shoulders for active exercising

A63B 21/4005

Thorax
References
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Devices for treating the thorax

A61H 2205/082, A61H 2205/084

Holding means therefor
References
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This place does not cover:

holding means for the chest/back for active exercising

A63B 21/4007

Back
References
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Devices for treating the back

A61H 2205/081

Chairs with support for the back

A47C 7/40

Holding means therefor
References
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This place does not cover:

holding means for the back for active exercising

A63B 21/4007

Pelvis
Definition statement

This place covers:

Also waist

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Devices for treating the crotch

A61H 2205/085

Devices for treating the buttocks

A61H 2205/086

Devices for treating the genitals

A61H 2205/087

Devices for treating the hip

A61H 2205/088

holding means therefor
References
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This place does not cover:

holding means for the waist for active exercising

A63B 21/4009

Seat (A61H 2201/0149 takes precedence)
References
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Benches for active exercising

A63B 21/4029

Informative references

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Hand or arm, e.g. handle (hand-held, A61H 2201/0153; fore-arm support, A61H 2003/006)
Definition statement

This place covers:

also handrails

References
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Devices for treating the arms

A61H 2205/06

Devices for treating the hands

A61H 2205/065

Chairs with support for the arms

A47C 7/54

Beds, sofas or the like with support for the arms

A47C 20/023

Holding means therefor
References
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holding means for the upper limb for active exercising

A63B 21/4017

Feet or leg, e.g. pedal
Definition statement

This place covers:

all parts of leg, e.g. knee

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Devices for treating the legs

A61H 2205/10

Chairs with support for the legs or feet

A47C 7/50

Stand alone support for the legs or feet

A47C 16/00

Beds, sofas or the like with support for the legs

A47C 20/021

Holding means therefor
References
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holding means for the lower limbs for active exercising

A63B 21/4011

contoured to fit the user
References
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for active exercising

A63B 21/4039

the anatomy of a particular individual
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Automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of patient

A61H 2201/0196

Wearable interfaces
Definition statement

This place covers:

interface to be worn and portable or attachable to a massaging or exercising device, i.e. a vest or a armband which can be used alone or attached to a machine and enables at least small movements of the user respect to the machine (NOT a band attached to a device and used for fixing a user to the device)

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Portable

A61H 2201/0157

holding means for body specific parts

A61H 2201/1602

Harness
Definition statement

This place covers:

A set of straps enabling the application of a force in at least one direction to a person carrying it without sliding-off, alone or within a garment

US7993248

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Body harness

A62B 5/00

Layer between the skin and massage elements, e.g. fluid or ball
Definition statement

This place covers:

To be used for all kind of massages, when a layer is used between the user and the massage elements, e.g. for protecting, for keeping dry, for distributing the force on the skin.

Movement of interface, i.e. force application means
Definition statement

This place covers:

Movement of the part of the device which is contact with the patient

References
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Electronic interface with the user

A61H201/50F

Free spatial automatic movement of interface within a working area, e.g. Robot
Definition statement

This place covers:

Three-dimensional movement freely programmable according to the needs

References
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Free movement of interface for active exercising

A63B 21/4043

Wobbling interface, e.g. Stewart platform or Hexapod (nutating movement, A61H 2001/0207)
Definition statement

This place covers:

media51.png US3678924

References
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Nutating movement

A61H 2001/0207

Wobbling plate as transmission means

A61H 2201/1427

linear
References
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This place does not cover:

knee and hip moved by translation

A61H 1/0259

Informative references

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Linear drive

A61H 2201/123

multidimensional
References
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Free spatial automatic movement of interface

A61H201/16B2

moving along the body in a reciprocating manner
References
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Physical interface contoured to fit the user

A61H 2201/1645

Reciprocating interface for active exercising

A63B 21/4045

rotational
References
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This place does not cover:

Stretching or bending by rotating cycling movement

A61H 1/0214

Massage by means of rollers, balls

A61H 15/00

Informative references

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Rotating interface for active exercising

A63B 21/4049

Multidimensional rotation
Definition statement

This place covers:

Multiple axis of rotation

Pivoting
References
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Pivoting interface for active exercising

A63B 21/4047

Means for angularly oscillating massage elements
References
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Control means

A61H 2201/50

not moving
References
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Active exercising device not moving during use

A63B 21/00047

Surface of interface
References
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Movement of interface

A61H 2201/1657

interchangeable (modular devices, A61H 2201/0107)
References
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disposable
Definition statement

This place covers:

e.g. disposable covers for the interface, to treat different users

Physical characteristics of the surface, e.g. material, relief, texture or indicia
References
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Surface characteristics of the treading belt of a treadmill

A63B 22/0285

Enhanced rubbing effect
Definition statement

This place covers:

e.g. texture

References
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Rubbing or brushing massages

A61H 7/002

Breathability of the material
References
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Breathability of garments

A41D 31/102

Breathable absorbent pads

A61F 13/51458

Control means thereof
References
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For active exercising

A63B 24/00

Means for controlling a set of similar massage devices acting in sequence at different locations on a patient
References
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Intermittent or alternatively inflated bladders or cuffs

A61H 9/0078

for controlling frequency distribution, modulation or interference of a driving signal
References
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Frequency controlled AC motor

A61H 2201/1223

computer controlled
References
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Free spatial automatic movement of interface

A61H 2201/1659

connected to external computer devices or networks
References
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Wireless

A61H 2201/5097

With means for remote communication for active exercising

A63B 2225/20

Wireless for active exercising

A63B 2225/50

Maintenance, remote assistance for active exercising

A63B230/R

using the internet
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With means for remote communication for active exercising

A63B 2225/20

using specific interfaces or standards, e.g. USB, serial, parallel
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With means for remote communication for active exercising

A63B 2225/20

Coin operated
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Coin operated active exercising devices

A63B 2225/70

Card operated, e.g. pre-paid card, credit card or ID card
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Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins

G07F 7/00

Interfaces to the user
Definition statement

This place covers:

Control interfaces

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This place does not cover:

Physical interface with the user

A61H 2201/16

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ICT specially adapted for the local operation of medical equipment or devices

G16H 40/63

Activation means
Definition statement

This place covers:

Control activation means

Contact activation, i.e. activated at contact with a surface of the user to be treated
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Limit switches

A61H 2201/5066

Contact switches for active exercise

A63B 2220/801

Inertia activation, i.e. activated by movement
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Switches operated by change of acceleration

H01H 35/14

having a fixed single program
Definition statement

This place covers:

Basic devices having a controlling unit provided with a single program of use

Several programs selectable
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices having a controlling unit provided with several programs of use

freely programmable by the user
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices having a contrtolling unit programmable by the patient or the therapist

control is restricted to certain individuals
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Means for preventing injuries

A61H 2201/0173

Displays
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For active exercising

A63B 71/0622

Touch screens
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Control panel with display for surgical instruments

A61B17/00C5

Touch screens for games

A63F 2009/241

Audio interfaces, e.g. voice or music controlled
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For active exercising

A63B 71/0622

Speech recognition

G10L 15/00

hydraulically controlled
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Computer controlled

A61H201/50C

mechanically controlled
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Computer controlled

A61H201/50C

pneumatically controlled
Definition statement

This place covers:

Also specific pneumatic valves, e.g. mechanically rotated pneumatic valves for distributing air

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Computer controlled

A61H201/50C

Sensors or detectors
Definition statement

This place covers:

For the control means

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Sensors for the physical parameters of the user

A61H 2230/00

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Arrangement of sensor for diagnostic

A61B 5/68

Force sensors
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For active exercising

A63B 2220/50

Position sensors
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For active exercising

A63B 2220/10

Limit switches
References
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Relative position sensors for active exercising

A63B 2220/13

Angle sensors
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Angular position sensor for active exercising

A63B 2220/24

Angular speed sensor for active exercising

A63B 2220/34

Angular acceleration sensor for active exercising

A63B 2220/44

Pressure sensors
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For active exercising

A63B 2220/56

using electric pressure transducers with proportional output
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Sensors for measuring force related parameters by electric or magnetic means, for active exercising

A63B 2220/58

Frequency sensors
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For active exercising

A63B 2220/64

Velocity sensors
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For active exercising

A63B 2220/30

Temperature sensors
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For active exercising

A63B 2220/72

Acceleration sensors
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For active exercising

A63B 2220/40

Flow rate sensors
References
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Hydraulic massage

A61H 9/0021

Hydraulic or pneumatic drive

A61H 2201/1238

Gas sensors, e.g. for oxygen or CO2
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Pneumatic massage

A61H 9/005

Hydraulic or pneumatic drive

A61H 2201/1238

Optical sensor
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For active exercising

A63B 2220/805

with patient markers
References
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Image processing for measuring for active exercising

A63B 2220/05

Sensors on the body of the user for active exercising

A63B 2220/836

wireless
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Bathing or washing devices using remote control signals

A61H 2033/0079

With means for remote communication for active exercising

A63B 2225/20

Wireless for active exercising

A63B 2225/50

Maintenance, remote assistance for active exercising

A63B230/R

Additional characteristics concerning the patient
Definition statement

This place covers:

Classes which are used for specifying the details concerning the patient not defined in the preceding scheme

immersed in liquid
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This place does not cover:

Body floating supports for relaxation in water

A61H 37/005

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Device used in water

A61H201/01E

user immersed in water for active exercising

A63B 2208/03

Device used in water for active exercising

A63B 2225/60

especially adapted for animals
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for active exercising

A63B 2208/14

Position of the patient
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for active exercising

A63B 2208/02

Standing on the feet
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for active exercising

A63B208/02B

Kneeling
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for active exercising

A63B208/02C

Squatting, i.e. sitting on the heels
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for active exercising

A63B208/02D

Sitting on the buttocks
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for active exercising

A63B208/02E

in 90°/90°-position, like on a chair
References
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for active exercising

A63B208/02E2

with stretched legs, like in a bed
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for active exercising

A63B 2208/0238

substantially horizontal
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for active exercising

A63B208/02F

with legs in a kneeled 90°/90°-position
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for active exercising

A63B208/02F1

Supine
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for active exercising

A63B208/02F2

with legs stretched and hips in 90°-position
Definition statement

This place covers:

Torso being substantially horizontal and the legs being perpendicular to the torso

Prone
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for active exercising

A63B208/02F4

on the side
References
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for active exercising

A63B208/02F6

Hanging
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for active exercising

A63B208/02L

upright
References
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for active exercising

A63B208/02L2

by hanging the patient upside down or inclined downwardly
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Drawing-out devices

A61H 1/0218

Devices for specific parts of the body (A61H 1/02, A61H 13/00, A61H 19/00, A61H 21/00, A61H 35/00 take precedence)
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Stretching or bending specific body parts

A61H 1/02

Gum massage

A61H 13/00

Massage of the genitals

A61H 19/00

Massage devices for cavities of the body (nose, ears, anus)

A61H 21/00

Bath for specific body parts

A61H 35/00

Special rules of classification

Part of the body interfaced with the device to be classified in A61H 2201/1602

Head
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Bath therefore

A61H 35/008

Support for the head

A61H201/16A2

Scalp
References
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Support for the head

A61H201/16A2

Preparations for care of the skin

A61Q 19/00

Face
References
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Support for the head

A61H201/16A2

Nose
References
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Bath therefore

A61H 35/04

Support for the head

A61H201/16A2

Eyes
References
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Bath therefore

A61H 35/02

Support for the head

A61H201/16A2

Forehead
References
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Support for the head

A61H201/16A2

Mandible
References
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Support for the head

A61H 2201/1604

Ears
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Support for the head

A61H 2201/1604

Temples
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Support for the head

A61H 2201/1604

neck
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Support for the neck

A61H 2201/1609

Arms
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Support for the arm or hand

A61H 2201/1635

Shoulders
References
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Support for the shoulders

A61H 2201/1614

Hands
References
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Support for the arm or hand

A61H 2201/1635

Fingers
References
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Support for the arm or hand

A61H 2201/1635

Trunk
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Support for the thorax

A61H201/16A8

Back
References
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Support for the back

A61H 2201/1623

Breasts
References
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Bath therefore

A61H 35/002

Support for the thorax

A61H201/16A8

Abdomen
References
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Support for the thorax

A61H201/16A8

Chest
References
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Support for the thorax

A61H201/16A8

Crotch
References
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Support for the pelvis

A61H 2201/1628

Buttocks
References
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Support for the pelvis

A61H 2201/1628

Genitals
References
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This place does not cover:

Massage for the genitals

A61H 19/00

Informative references

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

Support for the pelvis

A61H 2201/1628

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

Support for the pelvis

A61H 2201/1628

Leg
References
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Support for the feet or leg

A61H 2201/164

Knee
References
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Support for the feet or leg

A61H 2201/164

Patella
References
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Support for the feet or leg

A61H 2201/164

for the lower legs
References
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Support for the feet or leg

A61H 2201/164

for the upper legs
References
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Support for the feet or leg

A61H 2201/164

Feet
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Bath therefore

A61H 35/006

Support for the feet or leg

A61H 2201/164

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

Devices for locating or stimulating specific reflex points

A61H 39/00

Support for the feet or leg

A61H 2201/164

Anti-cellulite devices
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Specific parts of the body to be treated

A61H 2205/00

Devices for avoiding blood stagnation, e.g. Deep Vein Thrombosis [DVT] devices
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Active exercises therefore

A63B 2022/0097

Flowcharts

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Measuring physical parameters of the user
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For active exercising

A63B 2230/00

Heartbeat characteristics, e.g. E.G.C., blood pressure modulation
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Measuring blood flow parameters

A61B 5/02

For active exercising

A63B 2230/04

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/045

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

Measuring pulse rate or heart rate

A61B 5/024

For active exercising

A63B 2230/06

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/062

Other bio-electrical signals
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/08

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/085

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

For active exercising

A63B 2230/10

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/105

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

For active exercising

A63B 2230/20

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/201

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

For active exercising

A63B 2230/202

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/203

partial CO2-value
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/205

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/206

partial O2-value
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/207

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/208

Blood flowrate, e.g. by Doppler effect
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Measuring blood flow

A61B 5/026

Measuring blood composition for active exercising

A63B 2230/20

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Measuring blood composition for active exercising

A63B 2230/201

Blood pressure (A61H 2230/04 takes precedence)
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Measuring blood pressures

A61B 5/021

For active exercising

A63B 2230/30

used as a control parameter for the apparatus (A61H 2230/045 takes precedence)
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/305

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

For active exercising

A63B 2230/40

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/405

Rate
References
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For active exercising

A63B 2230/42

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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For active exercising

A63B 2230/425

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

For active exercising

A63B 2230/50

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/505

Muscle strain, i.e. measured on the user, e.g. Electromyography [EMG]
Definition statement

This place covers:

muscle activity

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

For active exercising

A63B 2230/60

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/605

Posture
References
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For active exercising

A63B 2230/62

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/625

Impedance, e.g. skin conductivity; capacitance, e.g. galvanic skin response [GSR]
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For active exercising

A63B 2230/65

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/655

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

For active exercising

A63B 2230/70

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/705

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

For active exercising

A63B 2230/01

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

For active exercising

A63B 2230/015

Height, e.g. length
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Setting of device automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of the user

A61H 2201/0196

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Setting of device automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of the user

A61H 2201/0196

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

Setting of device automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of the user

A61H 2201/0196

Contoured to fit the user

A61H 2201/1645

used as a control parameter for the apparatus
References
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Setting of device automatically adjusted according to anthropometric data of the user

A61H 2201/0196