Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass B64F

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GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH AIRCRAFT; DESIGNING, MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLING, CLEANING, MAINTAINING OR REPAIRING AIRCRAFT, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Ground installations
  • Aircraft carrier installations
  • Ground installations specially adapted for captive aircraft
  • Designing, manufacturing, assembling cleaning, repairing aircraft
Ground or aircraft-carrier-deck-installations (specially adapted for captive aircraft B64F 3/00; aircraft-carriers B63; fog-dispersal installations E01H; wind tunnels G01M; grounded flight trainers G09B)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Runways and taxiways dispositions
  • Terminals
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Installations specially adapted for captive aircraft

Aircraft carriers

Fog-dispersal installations

Wind tunnels

Grounded flight trainers

{Taxiing aids}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Indicators for taxiways
  • Docking systems for gates
References
Informative references

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

Towing aircraft

Arresting gear; Liquid barriers
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Net type arresting gear at the end of runways
  • Arresting surfaces
References
Informative references

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

Vehicle decelerating or arresting surfaces

Special rules of classification

There will be an indexing scheme for the following:

Runway arresting surfaces

Visual or acoustic landing aids (optical or acoustic signalling in general G08 {; B64F 1/002 takes precedence})
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Acoustic aids
  • Wind vanes
References
Informative references

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

Optical or acoustic signalling in general

Arrangement of optical beacons
Definition statement

This place covers:

Arrangements of lights

References
Informative references

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

Lights

F21Q

Special rules of classification

There will be an indexing scheme for the following:

Underground lights indicating landing path

Lights using LEDs

Glossary of terms

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

LED

Light Emitting Diode

installed for handling aircraft {(B64F 1/002 takes precedence)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Installations on the ground or on carrier decks for the towing, storing and moving of aircraft not under their own power, including towing gear and including trolleys and dollies on which the aircraft may be temporarily placed.

References
Informative references

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

Buildings for storing aircraft

Special rules of classification

There will be an indexing scheme for the following:

Vehicles for towing aircraft without a tow bar

Unmaned towing vehicles

for embarking or disembarking passengers
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices (not vehicles) adapted to transfer passengers between terminal and aircraft

Bridges extending between terminal building and aircraft, e.g. telescopic, vertically adjustable
Definition statement

This place covers:

Finger type gates

References
Informative references

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

Docking systems for gates

Passenger vehicles specially adapted to co-operate, e.g. dock, with aircraft or terminal buildings
Definition statement

This place covers:

Vehicles adapted to transfer passengers between terminal and aircraft

for handling freight {(load transporting vehicles modified to facilitate loading or unloading B60P 1/00)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Scissors type trucks for loading aircraft

References
Informative references

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

Load transporting vehicles modified to facilitate loading or unloading

Other airport installations (de-icing installations B64F 5/0054; construction of, or surfacing for, airfields E01C)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Portable landing pads
  • Managing aircraft in airports
  • Sky jumps
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

De-icing installations

Aircraft carriers

Fog-dispersal installations

Wind tunnels

Grounded flight trainers

Informative references

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

Construction of, or surfacing for, airfields

{Installations for supplying conditioned air to parked aircraft}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Fixed installations for supplying air-conditioned or electric power to aircraft
  • Hoses therefor
References
Informative references

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

Air conditioning in general

Special rules of classification

There will be an indexing scheme for the following:

Helicopter landing pads; e.g. portable, visual aids therefor

{Mobile units}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Mobile installations for supplying air-conditioned or electric power to aircraft

References
Informative references

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

Air conditioning in general

{Check-in counters}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Check-in counters
  • Routing baggage from counters to aircraft
References
Informative references

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

Detecting objects

Tags

Entry or exit registers

Special rules of classification

There will be an indexing scheme for the following:

Baggage management systems, e.g. for distributing or loading into aircraft

Ground installations specially adapted for captive aircraft (railway aspects B61)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Installations in the ground specifically adapted for use with aircraft designed to maintain physical contact with the earth while in flight (i.e. the ground-based equipment for captive/tethered aircraft (which aircraft would be in B64C 39/022)).

Designing, manufacturing, assembling, cleaning, maintaining, or repairing aircraft, not otherwise provided for
Definition statement

This place covers:

Methods and installations not covered in any of the groups B64B, B64C, B64D and involved in: aerodynamic and structural design, testing, cleaning and polishing, maintaining (including keeping ready for flight, such as de-icing), and repairing of aircraft and aircraft-specific parts, components, and subassemblies and assembling of these into aircraft-specific subassemblies and entire aircraft.

References
Informative references

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

Devices for detecting or indicating a hard landing

Devices for aircraft health monitoring

Measuring length; thickness or similar linear dimensions; measuring angles; measuring areas; measuring irregularities of surfaces or contours

Aerodynamic testing; Arrangements in or on wind tunnels

Computer-aided design of aircraft

Computer-aided design of aircraft fuselages

Administration, management

Indicating or registering the working of machines

{Assembling or manufacturing aircraft, e.g. jigs therefor}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Devices specially adapted for assembling or manufacturing aircraft
  • Jigs therefor
References
Informative references

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

Work benches

{Test or inspection of aircraft components or systems}
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Maintenance equipment
  • Health monitoring
References
Informative references

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

Registering or indicating the working of vehicles

{De-icing aircraft (aircraft-fitted installations for de-icing or preventing icing on exterior surfaces of aircraft B64D 15/00)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices for the detection of icing conditions on aircraft on the ground

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Aircraft fitted installations for de-icing or preventing icing on exterior surfaces of aircraft

Informative references

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

Indicating weather conditions

Alarm responsive to formation or anticipated formation of ice