Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass B43K

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IMPLEMENTS FOR WRITING OR DRAWING (containers, casings or accessories for cosmetic substances, e.g. shaving soap, lipstick, make-up A45D 34/00, A45D 40/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • nibs and writing-points of ink pens;
  • nib holders (penholders);
  • ink fountain-pens, ink ball-point pens, ink pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls;
  • ink filling devices;
  • devices for removing or cleaning nibs of ink pens;
  • assembling, finishing, or repairing ink pens;
  • continuously-adjustable nibs of ink pens;
  • non-propelling pencils, styles, crayons, chalks;
  • propelling pencils;
  • holders or connectors for writing implements (pencils and ink pens) and means for protecting the writing-points of said writing implements;
  • mechanisms for selecting, projecting, retracting or locking writing units;
  • attaching writing implements to wearing apparel or objects;
  • multiple-point writing implements (pencils and ink pens);
  • combination of writing implements with other articles;
  • writing implement receptacles functioning as, or combined with, writing implements.
References
Informative references

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

Apparatus for applying liquids in general

Processes for applying liquids in general

Cutting, perforating, punching, stamping-out in general

Containers

Coating compositions, inks, correcting fluids

Electric digital data processing

Displaying, advertising

Glossary of terms

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

Writing implements

pens, pencils, crayons, chalks or like markers for writing or drawing

Nibs (continuously adjustable nibs B43K 17/00); Writing-points (for indicating or recording apparatus G01D 15/16)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • the writing-points of ink pens, by considering their different shapes and materials: e.g. capillary, porous, split or wire nibs; tubular or fibrous writing-points; ball points or felt pads.
References
Informative references

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

Nib holders, fountain pens, ball-point pens, pens with other writing-points, multiple-point writing implements

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

Brushes with reservoir

Hand-held spraying apparatus, e.g. pen-like sprayers

Hand apparatus for applying liquids

Making writing instruments

Machining for treating particular metal objects

Erasing devices, e.g. with fluids

Hand devices for applying liquid, other than ink

Implements e.g. for painting lines

Alloys

Coating metallic material

Pointing devices

Nib holders (holders for continuously adjustable nibs B43K 17/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • penholders, namely rods of e.g. wood, metal, plastic into which a nib is fixed or pinched;
  • penholders with retractable nibs.
References
Informative references

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

Nibs

Devices for removing or cleaning nibs

Mechanisms for retracting writing units

Implements e.g. for painting lines

Recording elements transferring e.g. ink to recording surfaces

Pens with ink reservoirs in holders, e.g. fountain-pens (nibs or writing-points with ink reservoirs B43K 1/01; ball-point pens B43K 7/00; pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls B43K 8/00; multiple-point writing implements B43K 27/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • ink fountain pens;
  • components of ink fountain-pens, i.e. barrels, ink reservoirs, retractable nibs, closing means and arrangements for feeding ink to the nibs.
References
Informative references

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

Split nibs

Holders for writing implements

Writing-points protecting means

Mechanisms for retracting writing units

Hand apparatus for applying liquids

Layered products e.g. tubular

Ink supply systems

Liquid applying hand-held devices of the fountain-pen type

Implements e.g. for painting lines

Inks

Ball-point pens ({B43M 11/085 takes precedence}; multiple-point writing implements B43K 27/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • ink ball-point pens;
  • components of ink ball-point pens, i.e. barrels, ink reservoirs, retractable ball points and arrangements for feeding ink to the ball points.
References
Informative references

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

Nibs with ball points

Fountain-pens, pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls

Holders for writing implements

Mechanisms for retracting writing units

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

Hand apparatus for applying liquids

Layered products e.g. tubular

Ink supply systems

Erasing devices with fluids

Inks

Pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls (brushes with reservoir for supplying substances A46B 11/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • ink pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls;
  • components of ink pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls, i.e. barrels, spraying systems, writing points (comprising fibres, felt or capillary material; with roller or coreless tube; electrically or magnetically activated), ink reservoirs, retractable writing points, closing means and arrangements for feeding ink to the writing points.
References
Informative references

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

Capillary or porous nibs, fibrous writing-points, felt pads

Fountain-pens, ball-point pens

Holders for writing implements

Writing-points protecting means

Mechanisms for retracting writing units

Multiple-point writing implements

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

Hand-held spraying apparatus

Hand apparatus for applying liquids

Layered products e.g. tubular

Ink jet printing mechanisms

Ink supply systems

Erasing devices with fluids

Hand devices for applying liquid, other than ink

Implements e.g. for painting lines

Hand-held apparatus for applying coatings

Inks

Apparatus for measuring force

Pointing devices

Filling devices (ink receptacles B43L 25/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • ink refilling arrangements for writing implements with ink reservoirs.
References
Informative references

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

Refilling of cartridges in typewriters

Filling liquids in containers

Filling bottles with liquids

Devices for removing nibs; Devices for cleaning nibs, e.g. by wiping (ink receptacles with pen-wiping means B43L 25/12)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • devices for removing or cleaning the writing points of ink pens.
References
Informative references

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

Devices for cleaning brushes

Cleaning in general

Machines for separating metal parts

Hand tools for separating parts

Assembling, finishing, or repairing pens
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • assembling whole ink writing implements or only parts (e.g. clips or writing points) thereof;
  • providing the finished appearance to ink writing implements;
  • repairing deteriorated ink writing implements.
References
Informative references

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

Nibs

Fountain-pens, ball-point pens, pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls

Assembling, finishing, or repairing propelling pencils

Multiple-point writing implements

Restoring or reconditioning objects

Machines for fitting together metal parts

Devices for polishing, finishing or abrading surfaces

Hand tools for fitting together parts

Repairing of articles made from plastics

Repairing layered products

Assembling, repairing, or finishing erasers

Fittings for pipes

Continuously-adjustable nibs, e.g. for drawing-pens; Holders therefor (features common to fountain pens B43K 5/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • drawing-pens adapted to draw lines of any predetermined width;
  • ink writing implements with e.g. cushioned or diameter expandable writing tips;
  • holders with arrangements for drawing dotted lines.
References
Informative references

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

Nibs

Nib holders

Generating stepwise movements of drawing equipment

Non-propelling pencils; Styles; Crayons; Chalks (batik pencils, cord-line chalkers B44D 3/00; writing-core compositions for pencils, crayon compositions, chalk compositions C09D 13/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • non-propelling pencils (e.g. with graphite, coloured or with short leads), styles, crayons (e.g. pastel or with wax) and chalks;
  • non-propelling pencils with metallic writing-core (e.g. of metal alloy or aluminium) for writing on surfaces;
  • slate pencils having a rod of slate and adapted for drawing, writing on slate surfaces;
  • non-propelling pencil sheathings;
  • making non-propelling pencils.
References
Informative references

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

Holders for crayons or chalks

Multiple-point writing implements

Holders for pencil-like cosmetics

Manufacture of specific wooden articles

Methods for working e.g. slate

Layered products essentially comprising wood

Printing on wooden surfaces

Hand-held eraser holders of the pencil type

Propelling pencils (projecting mechanisms for writing units B43K 24/00; multiple-point writing implements B43K 27/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • propelling pencils, in which the writing core (lead) is projected by a feeding mechanism;
  • different components of propelling pencils, namely barrels and writing core feeding mechanisms (with sliding tubelike writing-core guides, by gravity, by means sliding in longitudinally-slotted casings, by screws, by stepwise feed, or with gripping means);
  • assembling, finishing, or repairing propelling pencils.
References
Informative references

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

Barrels for pens with nibs, ball points or other writing points

Pens with retractable nibs, ball points or other writing points

Assembling, finishing, or repairing pens

Holders for writing implements

Holders for pencil-like cosmetics

Layered products e.g. tubular

B32B31/00

Hand-held eraser holders of the mechanical pencil type

Pencil-leads, crayon compositions, chalk composition

Holders or connectors for writing implements; Means for protecting the writing-points {(B43K 27/003 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • tubular pencil holders e.g. for the holding of short pencils;
  • tubular shaped, open-ended writing implement holders;
  • tubular pencil couplings which hold two pencils together;
  • writing implements supporting means;
  • holders or barrels with finger grips or adapted for handicapped persons;
  • holders for attachment to finger tips;
  • holders for crayons or chalks;
  • means for connecting two or more writing implements;
  • writing-points protecting means, e.g. caps.
References
Informative references

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

Barrels for pens with nibs, ball points or other writing points

Pens with closing means or movable closure

Non-propelling pencil sheathings

Barrels for propelling pencils

Attaching writing implements to wearing apparel or objects

Barrels for multiple-point writing implements

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

Holders for pencil-like cosmetics

Handle constructions with improve grip

Supports for attachment to hands or arms for facilitating writing

Holders for erasers

Hand-held devices

Desk sets comprising pen holders

Mechanisms for selecting, projecting, retracting or locking writing units
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • mechanisms (deformable barrels, sliding sleeves or means, flicking or tilting means, turning means or push-buttons) for locking a single writing unit in only fully projected or retracted positions;
  • mechanisms (sliding means, turning means or push-buttons) for selecting, projecting and locking several writing units.
References
Informative references

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

Pens with retractable nibs, ball points or other writing points

Propelling pencils

Multiple-point writing implements

Holders for pencil-like cosmetics

Hand-held eraser holders of the mechanical pencil type

Pointing devices

Attaching writing implements to wearing apparel or objects involving constructional changes of the implements (protecting means, e.g. caps B43K 23/08; garment-holding devices A44B 99/00; fastening articles to wearing apparel A45F 5/02)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • attaching means for attaching writing implements to wearing apparel or objects, like e.g. tether, magnet, necklace, chain, ring, hooked fabric (Velcro) or clips.
References
Informative references

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

Supporting means for writing implements

Key-rings

Clips in their decorative or ornamental aspect

Bracelets with means for attaching a writing instrument

Supports for attachment to hands or arms for facilitating writing

Friction-grip releasable fastenings, like clips

Magnets

Multiple-point writing implements, e.g. multicolour; Combinations of writing implements (B43K 29/00 takes precedence; mechanisms for selecting, projecting, retracting or locking writing units B43K 24/00; multiple writing devices with pantographic linkages B43L 13/12)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • writing implements (pencils or ink pens) with more than one writing-point (combinations of only pens, of only pencils or of pens and pencils).
References
Informative references

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

Fountain-pens, ball-point pens, pens with writing-points other than nibs or balls

Non-propelling and propelling pencils

Holders for writing implements

Means for connecting two or more writing implements

Mechanisms for retracting writing units

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

Holders for pencil-like cosmetics

Hand apparatus for applying liquids

Layered products e.g. tubular

Erasers, rubbers, or erasing devices

Hand devices for applying liquid, other than ink

Inks

Combinations of writing implements with other articles
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • writing implements comprising one or more non-writing articles on or in them.
  • besides the examples of articles listed explicitly in this group, other non-writing articles are also possible, namely e.g. magnetically means, toys, ornaments or decorations, letter openers, pocket knifes, nail files, cap openers, screwdrivers, perfuming means, bookmarks, key holders, massage devices, golf tees, cigarette holders, first-aid kits or spray devices.
References
Informative references

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

Accessories for smoker's pipes

Cigarette holders

Key-rings

Jewellery

Nail files

Containers adapted for handling liquid cosmetic substances

Casings for handling solid cosmetic substances

Brushes

First-aid kits

Devices for massage

Containers adapted for medical purposes

Golf tees

Lottos or bingo games

Games not otherwise provided for

Noise-producing devices for toy effects

Other toys

Hand-held spraying apparatus

Screwdrivers

Hand-held cutting tools

Portable hand-operated stamp devices

Apparatus for stamping articles

Sheet pads

Calendar blocks

Bookmarkers

Circular curve-drawing instruments

Blotters

Erasers, rubbers, or erasing devices

Sharpeners for pencils or leads

Devices for opening envelopes

Hand devices for applying liquid, other than ink

Decorative arts

Containers with means for dispensing contents

Hand-held apparatus for applying coatings

Hand devices for removing flanged caps

Perfumes

Making blotting paper

Electric lighting devices

Combinations of lighting devices with other articles

Lighters containing fuel

Instruments using mechanical measuring means

Compasses

Apparatus for measuring force

Light guides

Magnifying glasses

Other optical systems

Time-pieces combined with other articles

Indicating the time optically

Structural details of time-pieces

Input arrangements for transferring data

Arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters

Counting of objects

Lottery apparatus

Models for optics

Perpetual calendars

Indicating arrangements for variable information

Advertising on or in specific articles

Audible advertising

Sound-producing devices

Magnets

Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents

Writing implement receptacles functioning as, or combined with, writing implements (other writing implement receptacles A45C 11/34, A45C 11/36)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • writing implement receptacles like e.g. etuis, pen holding rulers, refill storing containers, containers for leads, containers for cartridges, lead dispensers or chalk dispensers.
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Supporting means for writing implements

Desk sets penholders

Informative references

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

Propelling pencils with lead cartridges

Holders for chalk

Casings for storing solid cosmetic substances

Storage of ink cartridges

Straightedges combined with other drawing aids

Containers for dispensing rod-shaped articles

Containers adapted for pencils or pens