Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass B60M

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POWER SUPPLY LINES, AND DEVICES ALONG RAILS, FOR ELECTRICALLY- PROPELLED VEHICLES (control of points and safety arrangements along railway lines B61L; construction of rails and points in general E01B)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Overhead, overground or underground power supply lines; their crossings and points, erection and supervision.

Devices along rails and rail joints, for current conduction and for insulation;

Safety devices along the route against earth currents and inductive interference with nearby communication lines

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Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Control of points and safety arrangements along railway lines

Informative references

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

Construction of rails and points in general

Power supply lines for contact with collector on vehicle (collectors therefor B60L 5/00)
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Collectors therefor

Arrangements along the power lines for reducing interference in near-by communication lines (in general H04B 15/02)
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Reducing interference in general

Suspension insulators (in general H01B)
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Informative references

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

Suspension insulators for overhead transmission lines

Apparatus or processes especially adapted for manufacturing insulators

incorporating yielding means or damping means (supporting wires B60M 1/22)
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Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Damping means in supporting wires

Manufacturing or repairing trolley lines (scaffold cars B60P; B61D 15/00; platforms therefor B66F 11/04; manufacturing conductors in general H01B 13/00; overhead lines in general H02G 1/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Machines and methods for installing, maintaining, repairing and monitoring overhead electrical power supply lines

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

Scaffold cars in general

Scaffold cars for railways

Working platforms

Conductors or conductive bodies characterised by their material

Conductors characterised by their form, e.g. power transmission lines

Apparatus or processes for adapting conductors

Installing, maintaining or repairing of overhead power transmission lines in general

Crossings; Points (B60M 1/34 takes precedence)
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Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Power rails in slotted conduits

Crossings; Points for power rails in slotted conduits

Feeding power to supply lines in contact with collector on vehicles; Arrangements for consuming regenerative power (controlling rail vehicles by varying voltage of power fed to vehicle B60L; power distribution in general H02J)
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Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Controlling rail vehicles by varying voltage of power fed to vehicle

Informative references

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

Power distribution in general

with means for maintaining voltage within a predetermined range (in general G05F)
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Informative references

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

Maintaining voltage in general

Arrangements for cutting in and out of individual track sections (by passage of the vehicle B60M 1/10)
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This place does not cover:

Cutting in and out of individual sections by passage of the vehicle

Arrangements along running rails or at joints thereof for current conduction or insulation, e.g. safety devices for reducing earth currents (insulating rail joints E01B 11/54; conductive connections between rails in general H01R 3/00, H01R 4/00, H01R 4/70)
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Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Insulating rail joints

Informative references

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

Conductive connections between rails in general

{for vehicles using stored power (e.g. charging stations)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Power supply for charging stations

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Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Charging stations per se where vehicle is not moving