CPC Definition - Subclass A63J

Last Updated Version: 2017.08
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

A63G 21/00

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

B60P 3/025

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

E04B

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

E04H

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

E04H 3/10

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

E04H 3/22

Tents in general, e.g. circus tents

E04H 15/00

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)

A47H

Devices for drawing domestic curtains

A47H 5/00

Fire-proof curtains

A62C 2/10

Vehicles adapted to transport theatres or stages

B60P 3/025

Capstans; winches; tackles

B66D

Woven fabrics; methods of weaving; looms

D03D

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

E04H, E04H 3/22

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

G09B 25/08

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

A62C 2/10

{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

B66D 3/00

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

B66D 5/00

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

E04B

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

E04H

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

E04H 3/22

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

B66B 9/00

Shiftable or portable platforms of stages

B66F 7/00

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

E04H 3/28

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

F21S

Systems of lighting devices

F21S 2/00

Lighting devices or systems producing a varying lighting effect

F21S 10/00

Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices

F21V 21/00

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

G10H

Details of electrophonic musical instruments

G10H 1/00

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

H05B 37/02

{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

F17C 7/00

Steam boilers

F22B 29/00

Apparatus for generating artificial fog or smoke screens

F41H 9/06

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

B66B

Portable or mobile lifting or hauling appliances

B66D 3/00

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

B66D 5/00

Lifting frames; Platform lifts

B66F 7/00

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

A41G 7/00

Juggling or spinning ball games played as games of skill

A63B 67/08

Hand-puppets

A63H 3/14

{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

A41G 7/00

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

A63G 9/08

Chutes; Helter-skelters

A63G 21/00

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

A63H 19/36

Toy models or toy scenery

A63H 33/42

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

G09B

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

G09B 25/00

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

A63H 33/22

Kaleidoscopes

G02B 27/08

Apparatus for performing colour-music
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Details of electrophonic musical instruments

G10H 1/00

Circuit arrangements for electric light sources in general; Controlling

H05B 37/02

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

G10H

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

A63H 3/14

Jumping jacks

A63H 3/18

{Puppets or marionettes therefor}
References
Informative references

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

Hand-puppets

A63H 3/14

Jumping jacks

A63H 3/18

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

G03B