CPC Definition - Subclass B61K

Last Updated Version: 2017.08
OTHER AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT FOR RAILWAYS (energy storing brakes B61H; protection of permanent way against weather influences E01B; rail cleaning, snow ploughs E01H)
Definition statement

This place covers:

All auxiliary devices and methods needed to make railways safer, faster and energy efficient.

Transferring passengers, articles, or freight to and from moving trains; Slipping or coupling vehicles from or to moving trains
Definition statement

This place covers:

Transit systems and methods wherein passengers or freights board and exit during moving of vehicles or wherein rail vehicles are coupled/uncoupled during motion.

Following drawing shows one example (US2010307368):

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Wetting or lubricating rails or wheel flanges
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices and methods for the application of lubricant onto the surface of rails or wheels.

Following drawing shows one example:

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References
Informative references

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

Lubricating for vehicles

B60R 17/00

Lubrication for locomotives

B61C 17/08

Lubricating stick

C10M 105/00

Cleaning of rails

E01H

Lubricating in general

F16N

Apparatus for placing vehicles on the track; Derailers; Lifting or lowering rail vehicle axles or wheels (hoisting apparatus B66)
Definition statement

This place covers:

The titles of this group are self-explanatory and do not need to be more specified.

Typical examples are:

  • Portable derailing device.
  • Device for lifting a rail vehicle while standing on the rail.
  • Re-railer apparatus for placing derailed railway vehicle back onto the track.

Following drawings show two examples:

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References
Informative references

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

Lifts

B66F 7/02

Railway stops fixed to permanent way; Track brakes or retarding apparatus fixed to permanent way; Sand tracks or the like (skids, wedges, vehicle-mounted scotch blocks B61H)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices and methods for retarding or stoping the movement of the railway vehicle, the devices and methods being located on the track.

Following drawings show two examples:

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Sand or like tracks
Definition statement

This place covers:

Means combined with a track using sand or materials which have a retarding effect on the wheels.

Illustrative example of subject matter classified in this group:

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Sanding apparatus

B61C 15/10

Railway vehicle profile gauges; Detecting or indicating overheating of components; Apparatus on locomotives or cars to indicate bad track sections; General design of track recording vehicles
Definition statement

This place covers:

The titles of this group are self-explanatory and do not need to be more specified.

Typical examples are:

  • Method for detecting of imbalance in wheels of rail vehicle.
  • Train wheel bearing temperature detection.
  • Sensors for rail vehicle wheel bearing unit.
  • Method and device for contactless measurement of the deformation and wear of railroad tracks.
  • Acoustic monitoring of railcar running gear.

Following drawings show two examples:

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References
Informative references

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

Manufacturing wheels

B23B 5/28, B24B 5/30, B24B 21/02

Reconditioning wheels

B23B 5/32

Railway wheels

B60B 17/00

Brake-action in case of accident

B60T 7/124

Adjusting wheel-braking force

B60T 8/00

Control, warning or safety means

B61L

Track-building in general

E01B

Measuring for track-building purposes

E01B 35/00

Measuring arrangements

G01B 17/00

Weighing apparatus or method

G01G 19/04 - G01G 19/06

Measuring mechanical vibrations

G01H 17/00

Radiation pyrometry

G01J 5/0022

Casings

G01J 5/04

Thermometers for measuring temperature of moving bodies

G01K 13/04

Testing of railway vehicles

G01M 17/08, G01M 17/10

Investigating in general

G01N

Investigating presence of flaws

G01N 25/72

Investigating of materials by using ultrasonic

G01N 29/00

Measuring spee

G01P 3/00.

Navigation for trains

G01S 5/02

Serving peculiar to locomotives, e.g. filling with, or emptying of, water, sand, or the like at the depots (lifting or lowering axles or wheels B61K 5/00; filling stations for steam or pneumatic accumulator locomotives B61C 8/00; water or fuel supply fittings on locomotives B61C 17/02; refuelling locomotives with solid fuels B65G 67/18; washing or cleaning boilers F28G)
Definition statement

This place covers:

The titles of this group are self-explanatory and do not need to be more specified.

Following drawings shows two examples:

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References
Informative references

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

Transport or storage devices

B65G

Conveying materials in bulk

B65G 53/00

Other auxiliaries or accessories for railways (safety belts or harnesses A62B 35/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Other auxiliary devices and methods that are not in B61K 1/00 - B61K 11/00.

Following drawing shows one example:

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