Cooperative Patent Classification


CPC Definition - Subclass B60F

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VEHICLES FOR USE BOTH ON RAIL AND ON ROAD; AMPHIBIOUS OR LIKE VEHICLES; CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES (air-cushion vehicles B60V)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Vehicles for use both on rail and on road, conversions therefore.
  • Amphibious vehicles, land vehicles capable of travelling under water.
  • Other convertible vehicles, i.e. capable of travelling in or on different media.
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Air-cushion vehicles

Special rules of classification

In this subclass, an Indexing Schemes is used:

The Indexing Scheme is an Indexing Scheme under the subclass B60F which is used in all subclasses under the class B60F. This Indexing Scheme is used for indexing information related to the invention information which is not limited to the scope of one of the main-groups in the class B60F. The use of this Indexing Scheme is obligatory for invention-related information.

Vehicles for use both on rail and on road; Conversions therefor
Definition statement

This place covers:

Vehicles for use both on rail and on road and conversion devices or methods for these vehicles.

References
Informative references

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

Railway vehicles

Trailers, e.g. with retractable wheels

Placing, renewing, work on ballast

Dredgers or souil-shifting machines

Amphibious vehicles, i.e. vehicles capable of travelling both on land and on water; Land vehicles capable of travelling under water (buoyant wheels B60B; {equipment forming part of, or attachable to vessels, facilitating transport over land B63C 13/00})
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

House boats

Equipment forming partof, or attachable to vessels, facilitating transport over land

Marine propulsion or steering

Vessel being powered by land vehicle supported by vessel

Floating bridges designed as or mounted on vehicles

Armoured amphibious vehicles

Informative references

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

Toy vehicles

Buoyant wheels

Articulated tracks for vehicles

Vehicles having other ground-engaging means than wheels or endless tracks

Trailers in general

Equipment to decrease pitch or roll, stability devices for ships

Improving buoyancy of ships

Equipment for working under water

Other convertible vehicles, i.e. vehicles capable of travelling in or on different media (vehicles having alternatively-usable runners and wheels B62B 13/18; cycles convertible into other types of land vehicles B62K 13/00; aircraft B64; flying-boats or seaplanes B64C)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Other convertible vehicles, i.e. capable of travelling in or on different media.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Cycles convertible into other types of land vehicles

Flying-boats or seaplanes

Informative references

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

Vehicles having alternatively-usable runners and wheels

Convertible aircrafts