Cooperative Patent Classification


CPC Definition - Subclass A63J

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DEVICES FOR THEATRES, CIRCUSES, OR THE LIKE; CONJURING APPLIANCES OR THE LIKE
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices for theatres, circuses or the like, places for public entertainment or amusement, e.g. labyrinths, cinemas;

  • Conjuring appliances or the like appliances for performing magic or illusionary effects;
  • Stage arrangements;
  • Equipment for, or arrangement of, circuses or arenas;
  • Auxiliaries for producing special effects on stages, or in circuses or arenas;
  • Auxiliary apparatus for artistes;
  • Centrifugal tracks, loop-the-loops, or the like;
  • Labyrinths;
  • Panoramas, dioramas, stereoramas, or the like;
  • Peep-shows; Kaleidoscopic or the other opalescence exhibitions;
  • Apparatus for performing colour-music;
  • Puppet, marionette, or shadow shows or theatres;
  • Conjuring appliances; Auxiliary apparatus for conjurers;
  • Equipment specially adapted for cinemas.
Relationships with other classification places

E04B covers general building constructions; walls, e.g. partitions; roofs; floors; ceilings; insulation or other protection of buildings. For example, E04B 7/00 covers typical arena roof construction.

E04H covers buildings or like structures for particular purposes; swimming or splash baths or pools; masts; fencing; tents or canopies, in general. For example, E04H 3/00 covers buildings or groups of buildings for public or similar purposes and their constructional features; E04H 15/00 covers tent types.

A63G covers devices for public for public amusement, especially rotating or rocking devices for fun-fairs. A63H covers toys for similar amusements, toy scenery, or hand puppets used by artists for their performance.

References
Informative references

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

Chutes; Helters-skelters

Vehicles adapted to transport, to carry or to comprise theatres or stages

General building constructions; walls; roofs; floors; ceilings; insulation or other protection of buildings

Buildings or like structures for particular purposes; swimming or splash baths or pools; masts; fencing; tents or canopies, in general

Buildings or groups of buildings for meetings, entertainments, or sports

Theatres; Concert halls; Studios for cinematography, constructional features of stages or auditoriums in theatres or the like

Tents in general, e.g. circus tents

Glossary of terms

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

Conjuring

The art or skill of performing tricks or illusions for entertainment.

Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents, the following words/expressions are often used as synonyms:

  • "conjuring", "prestidigitation" and "sleights and of hand"
  • “track”, “path”, “raceway”, and “racetrack”
Stage arrangements
References
Informative references

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

Furnishing for windows or doors (e.g. curtains)

Devices for drawing domestic curtains

Fire-proof curtains

Vehicles adapted to transport theatres or stages

Capstans; winches; tackles

Woven fabrics; methods of weaving; looms

Buildings for public purposes: theatres, concert halls, studios for broadcasting, cinematography, television

Models of scenic effects, e.g. trees, rocks, water surfaces other than for stage purposes

Scenery; Curtains; Other decorations; Means for moving same {(fireproof curtains A62C 2/10)}
References
Informative references

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

Fire-proof curtains

{Means for moving hanging scenery}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A63J 1/028

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References
Informative references

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

Portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances

Braking or detent devices characterised by application to lifting or hoisting gear

Equipment for, or arrangement of, circuses or arenas
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A63J 3/00

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References
Informative references

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

General building constructions; walls, e.g. partitions; roofs; floors; ceilings; insulation or other protection of buildings

Buildings or like structures for particular purposes; swimming or splash baths or pools; masts; fencing; tents or canopies, in general

Theatres; Concert halls; Studios for broadcasting, cinematography, television or similar purposes

Auxiliaries for producing special effects on stages, or in circuses or arenas
References
Informative references

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

Lifts in, or associated with, buildings Platform lifts

Shiftable or portable platforms of stages

Lighting arrangements for stages, or in circuses or arenas, e.g. for producing special lighting effects

Lighting devices intended for fixed installation, e.g. stage, circus, studio, theatre or indoor arena lighting

Systems of lighting devices

Lighting devices or systems producing a varying lighting effect

Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices

Electrophonic musical instruments; instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means or electronic generators, or in which the tones are synthesised from a data store

Details of electrophonic musical instruments

Electric lighting not otherwise provided for; Circuit arrangements for electric light sources in general; Controlling

{Devices for making mist or smoke effects, e.g. with liquid air (for camouflage F41H 9/06)}
References
Informative references

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

Methods or apparatus for discharging liquefied, solidified, or compressed gases from pressure vessels

Steam boilers

Apparatus for generating artificial fog or smoke screens

Apparatus for raising or lowering persons
References
Informative references

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

Elevators; escalators or moving walkways

Portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances

Braking or detent devices characterised by application to lifting or hoisting gear

Lifting frames; Platform lifts

Auxiliary apparatus for artistes
References
Informative references

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

Masks for theatrical use

Juggling or spinning ball games played as games of skill

Hand-puppets

{Disguises for one or more persons for life-like imitations of creatures, e.g. animals, giants (masks A41G 7/00; hand-puppets A63H 3/14)}
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Masks or dominoes for concealing identity, e.g. for theatrical use

Centrifugal tracks, loop-the-loops or the like
References
Informative references

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

Looping-the-loop swings

Chutes; Helter-skelters

Labyrinths
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A63J 11/00

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Panoramas, dioramas, stereoramas, or the like
References
Informative references

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

Model railways units in combination with scenics for toy purposes

Toy models or toy scenery

Educational or demonstration appliances; appliances for teaching, or communicating with, the blind, deaf or mute; models; planetaria; globes; maps; diagrams

Models for full-sized devices for demonstration purposes, for surveying or for geography, e.g. relief models

Glossary of terms

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

Diorama

Model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures. Scenic painting, viewed through a peephole, in which changes in colour and direction of illumination simulate changes in the weather, time of day, etc. Miniature film set used for special effects of animation.

Peep-shows, e.g. raree-shows; Kaleidoscopic or other opalescence exhibitions
References
Informative references

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

Optical, colour, or shadow toys

Kaleidoscopes

Apparatus for performing colour-music
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Details of electrophonic musical instruments

Circuit arrangements for electric light sources in general; Controlling

Informative references

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

Electrophonic musical instruments; instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means or electronic generators, or in which the tones are synthesised from a data store

Puppet, marionette, or shadow shows or theatres
Definition statement

This place covers:

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in A63J 19/00

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References
Informative references

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

Hand-puppets

Jumping jacks

{Puppets or marionettes therefor}
References
Informative references

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

Hand-puppets

Jumping jacks

Conjuring appliances; Auxiliary apparatus for conjurers
Glossary of terms

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

Conjuring

Entertainment in the form of magic tricks or illusions

Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents, the following words/expressions are often used as synonyms:

  • "conjuring", "prestidigitation" and "sleights and of hand"
Equipment specially adapted for cinemas (cinematographic projection means G03B)
References
Informative references

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

Apparatus or arrangements for taking photographs or for projecting or viewing them; apparatus or arrangements employing analogous techniques using waves other than optical waves; accessories therefor