Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass B31D

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MAKING ARTICLES OF PAPER OR CARDBOARD NOT PROVIDED FOR IN SUBCLASSES B31B OR B31C (manufacture by dry processes of articles made from particles or fibres consisting of wood or other lignocellulosic or like organic material B27N; making layered products not composed wholly of paper or cardboard B32B; making articles from cellulosic fibrous suspensions, e.g. wood pulp, D21J)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Making, otherwise than by winding, of articles other than boxes, cartons, envelopes, bags, and tubes from paper, other than from paper pulp.

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References out of a residual place

Examples of places in relation to which this place is residual:

Making boxes, cartons, envelopes or bags

Making wound articles

Informative references

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

Making cardboard or paper

Multiple-step processes for making flat articles; {Making flat articles}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Making flat paper articles

{the articles being box parts not otherwise provided for}
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Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Partitions or inserts for boxes

{making bottoms or caps}
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Informative references

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

Making of boxes involving bottoms and caps

{by assembling, e.g. by laminating (B31D 1/0012 - B31D 1/0068 take precedence)}
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Informative references

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

Methods or apparatus for making layered products

the articles being labels or tags
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Informative references

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

Label applying devices

Labels

the articles being napkins, handkerchiefs, towels, doilies, or the like
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Informative references

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

Absorbant articles

Embossing foil material

Making articles of cellular structure, e.g. insulating board
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Informative references

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

Foaming of plastics or material in a plastic state

{Making cellular structures from corrugated webs or sheets}
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Informative references

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

Corrugating

{by cutting corrugated webs longitudinally into strips, piling these strips and uniting them}
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Informative references

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

Making corrugated cardboard of composite structure

Multiple-step processes for making three-dimensional articles{; Making three-dimensional articles}
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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:

Assembly or manufacture of garlands

References out of a residual place

Examples of places in relation to which this place is residual:

Making receptacles or containers

Making tubes

{for making inserts, e.g. partitions, for boxes}
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Informative references

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

Making boxes with partitions, inserting partitions into boxes

{for making dunnage or cushion pads}
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Informative references

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

Embedding contents in shock-absorbing media

Special rules of classification

Additional classification by allocating the appropriate deep Indexing Codes as provided in B31D 2205/00 and subgroups is mandatory

{including pillow forming}
Glossary of terms

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

Pillow

refers to an inflated pouch or to an array of inflated pouches

{and filling with a material other than air or gas}
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Informative references

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

Foaming of plastics or material in a plastic state

{Making filter elements, e.g. pleated}
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Informative references

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

Flat coffee filters

including folding or pleating, e.g. Chinese lanternsincluding folding or pleating, e.g. Chinese lanterns {(B31D 5/0039 takes precedence)}
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Informative references

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

Toys made by folding paper

Folding thin material in general

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

This place covers:

Making, otherwise than by winding, of articles other than boxes, cartons, envelopes, bags, and tubes from paper, other than from paper pulp and not provided for in any of the groups B31D 1/00 - B31D 5/00