Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass B25C

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HAND-HELD NAILING OR STAPLING TOOLS; MANUALLY OPERATED PORTABLE STAPLING TOOLS (for shoemaking A43D)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Hand-held nailing tools; Nail feeding devices;
  • Portable devices for holding and guiding nails; Nail dispensers;
  • Manually operated portable stapling tools; Hand-held power-operated stapling tools; Staple feeding devices therefore;
  • Accessories for nailing or stapling tools, e.g. supports;
  • Nail punches;
  • Nail, spike, and staple extractors;
  • Nail straightening devices.
Relationships with other classification places

B25C covers nailing and stapling tools, powered or manually actuated, including all mechanical details relating to these devices (e.g. feeding, safety, driving means).

B27F 7/00 covers stapling machines, including electric staplers usually incorporated in printing/copying machines, and details of said staplers (e.g. clinching mechanism).

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

For shoemaking

Informative references

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

Nailing or stapling: driving means operated by manual power

Nails, Staples

Washers

Glossary of terms

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

Tool

Any portable instrument of operation for performing, assisting the work or facilitating mechanical operations. Tools can be manually operated or by machine tools, such as millers for milling machines. Machine tools (i.e. industrial or NC/CNC) are not considered as tools.

Hand tool

Device for performing work on a material or a physical system using only muscular strength.

Power-driven tool

Tool powered by a motor, e.g. electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, fluid-pressure.

Portable

Capable of being easily carried or conveyed.

Hand-held nailing tools (hammers per se B25D; nailing machines B27F 7/02); Nail feeding devices
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Nail feeding devices;
  • Safety devices;
  • Tools operated by manual power;
  • Tools operated by fluid pressure;
  • Tools operated by electric power;
  • Tools operated by combustion pressure.
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Nailing machines

Informative references

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

Manually operated portable stapling tools; Hand-held power-operated stapling tools; Staple feeding devices

Portable power-driven screw or nut setting or loosening tools

Details of, or accessories for screwdrivers

Hammers per se

Nailing or stapling; Nailed or stapled work

Gaseous fuels; Natural gas; Synthetic natural gas; Liquefied petroleum gas

Adaptations of engines for driving pumps, hand-held tools or electric generators; Portable combinations of engines with engine-driven devices, for hand-held tools

Electric spark ignition having characteristics not provided for

Devices for securing together, or preventing relative movement between, constructional elements or machine parts

Nails, staples

Details of vessels or of the filling or discharging of vessels - Means for coding or identifying them and/or their contents

Details of vessels or of the filling or discharging of vessels - Arrangement or mounting of valves and Mounting arrangements for vessels

Burners for combustion of a gas, e.g. of a gas stored under pressure as a liquid in association with a gaseous fuel source, e.g. acetylene generator, or a container for liquefied gas

Functional features or details both common to small arms and ordinance

Cartridge ammunition, e.g. separately-loaded propellant charges - cartridge casesmodified for housing an integral firing-cap

Practice or training ammunition - cartridges

Portable devices for holding and guiding nails; Nail dispensers
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • nail dispensers with provision for holding and guiding nails;
  • devices only for holding and guiding nails.
References
Informative references

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

Nail punches

Hand hammers with provision for withdrawing or holding nails or spikes

Nails, staples

Manually operated portable stapling tools; Hand-held power-operated stapling tools ({clip clamping hand tools B25B 27/146;} details or components, e.g. casings, bodies, of portable power-driven tools not particularly related to the operation performed B25F 5/00; stapling machines B27F 7/17); Staple feeding devices therefor (staples F16B 15/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • tools with provision for bending the ends of the staples on to the work;
  • tools without provision for bending the ends of the staples on to the work;
  • tool driving means;
  • staple-feeding devices (e.g. with feeding means, supports for staples or accessories concerning feeding devices)
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Hand-held power-operated stapling tools clip clamping hand tools

Details or components of portable power-driven tool not particularly related to the operation performed

Stapling machines

Staples

Informative references

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

Machines, appliances or methods for setting fastener-elements on garments

Clips, clamps, or like fastening or attaching devices, e.g. for electric installation

Hand tools for applying fasteners

Nailing machines

Stapling machines with provision for bending the ends of the staples on to the work

Permanently attaching together sheets, quires or signatures otherwise than by stitching

Labelling fabrics or comparable materials or articles with deformable surface, e.g. paper, fabric rolls, stockings, shoes using staples

Affixing tags

Implements for finishing work on buildings

Nails, staples

Fastening or securing by means not forming part of the material of the label itself by clamps

Glossary of terms

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

Stapling tools

tools for driving u-shaped loops, e.g. of metallic material, into a surface to fix an object thereto, or trough layers of relatively thin material to hold them together, e.g. by clinching.

Accessories for nailing or stapling tools, e.g. supports (for tools operated by detonation of a cartridge B25C 1/18)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Accessories and supports for nailing or stapling tools.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Accessories and supports for tools operated by detonation of a cartridge

Staple feeding devices coordinating with feeding of a second item (i.e. cap feeding means)

Informative references

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

Nails or staples formed in integral series but easily separable

Washers or equivalent devices; Other devices for supporting bolt-heads or nuts

Supports for pipes, cables or protective tubing, partly surrounding the pipes, cables or protective tubing and pressing it against a wall or other support

Nail punches
Definition statement

This place covers:

Nail punches Tools with provision to drive nails flush with or below a working surface

Nail, spike, and staple extractors (incorporated in hammers B25D 1/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Nail, spike and staple extractors. Manual and power actuated tools that remove nails, spikes, and staples from a working member.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Hammers (incorporating extractors)

Informative references

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

Crowbars or levers

Laying, rebuilding, or taking-up tracks; Tools or machines therefore

Removing sheet piles bulkheads, piles, mould-pipes or other moulds

Implements for finishing work on buildings for laying flooring

Wrecking of buildings

Parts, components, construction details, accessories, interior equipment, specially adapted for tents, e.g. guy-line equipment, skirts, thresholds

Devices for erecting or removing fences

Nail straightening devices
Definition statement

This place covers:

Nail straightening devices. This covers devices used to correct the shape of nails, with or without extracting means for nails.