CPC Definition - Subclass B67B

Last Updated Version: 2019.05
APPLYING CLOSURE MEMBERS TO BOTTLES JARS, OR SIMILAR CONTAINERS; OPENING CLOSED CONTAINERS (opening or closing devices attached to, or incorporated in, containers or container closures B65D)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Closing bottles or jars by applying:

  • Stoppers;
  • caps
  • protective or decorative covers to closures;
  • wire to secure bottle closures;

Devices for opening closed containers being hand- or power operated.

Apparatuses for applying closures and/or covers (of closures) to gas bottles.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Opening or closing test tubes in laboratory (see e.g. SA850578)

G01N 35/00, G01N 2035/0405

Devices for transferring samples to, in, or from, the analysis apparatus with means for piercing stoppers or septums

G01N 35/1079

Informative references

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

Devices for breaking closed containers

B01F 15/0205, A61J 1/2089

Manufacturing of bottle cork safety cages or muzzles

B21F 45/04.

Apparatus for cutting in general

B26F 1/00.

Applying plugs or threadless stoppers

B65B 7/2821

Inserting and rotating screw stoppers

B65B 7/2828

Details related to the filling gas bottles

F17C 13/00

Closing bottles, jars or similar containers by applying stoppers (stoppers per se B65D 39/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Feeding stoppers.

Pretreatment of stoppers.

Inserting threadless stoppers.

Inserting and rotating screw stoppers.

Securing stoppers.

Inserting disc closures.

References
Limiting references

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Mechanical details

B67B 1/03

Chemical details related to treatment of cork

B27K 7/00

Informative references

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

Applying plugs or threadless stoppers

B65B 7/2821

Closing containers other than bottle- or jar-type containers

B65B 7/2821, B65B 7/2828, B65B 7/2835

Inserting and rotating screw stoppers

B65B 7/2828

Orienting and/or conveying of caps in general

B65G 47/14

Opening or closing test tubes in laboratory (see e.g. SA850578)

G01N 35/00

{Feeding stoppers (in general B65G)}
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Pretreatment of stoppers, e.g. cleaning, steaming, heating, impregnating or coating; Applying resilient rings to stoppers (mechanical working of cork B27J 5/00)
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by inserting threadless stoppers, e.g. corks
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by inserting and rotating screw stoppers
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Securing stoppers, e.g. swing stoppers, which are held in position by associated pressure-applying means coacting with the bottle neck
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by inserting disc closures
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Closing bottles, jars or similar containers by applying caps (caps per se B65D 41/00)
Definition statement

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Pretreatment of caps.

Applying marks to caps.

Applying:

  • Flanged caps, e.g. crown corks, by deformation of flanges;
  • preformed threaded caps;
  • snap-on caps.

Means for applying caps under vacuum Applications of control, warning and safety in capping machinery.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Making closures, e.g. crown caps, screw caps

B21D 51/44

Informative references

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

Inserting and rotating preformed threaded caps

B65B 7/2835

Opening or closing test tubes in laboratory (see e.g. SA850578)

G01N 35/00, G01N 2035/0405

{Pretreatment of caps, e.g. cleaning, steaming, heating or sterilizing}
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{Applying date marks, code marks, or the like, to caps during capping (applying marks to labels B65C 9/46)}
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by applying flanged caps, e.g. crown caps, and securing by deformation of flanges
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by applying and rotating preformed threaded caps (forming threads in situ by resilient deforming means B67B 3/16, by rotary capping heads B67B 3/18)
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{using manually-controlled or manually operated devices}
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{using friction means for screwing the caps, e.g. belts or guides (B67B 3/2026, B67B 3/2033 take precedence)}
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{comprising stationary capping heads}
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{comprising carousel co-rotating capping heads}
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{Linear-type capping machines}
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{using friction means for screwing the caps, e.g. belts or wheels (B67B 3/2053 takes precedence)}
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{comprising capping heads}
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{Means for preventing rotation of the container or cap}
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{Details of capping heads (B67B 3/2073 takes precedence)}
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{comprising torque limiting means (torque limiters in wrenches or screwdrivers B25B 23/14; couplings or clutches per se F16D)}
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References
Informative references

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

Permanent magnetic clutches

H02K 49/10

by applying snap-on caps
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Special measures for applying and securing caps under vacuum
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Applications of control, warning, or safety devices in capping machinery
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Mechanisms for causing relative movement between bottle or jar and capping head
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Applying protective or decorative covers to closures; Devices for securing bottle closures with wire (infant feeding teats with means for fastening to bottles A61J 11/04)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Applying protective or decorative covers to closures.

Securing bottle closures with wire.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Manufacturing of bottle cork safety cages or muzzles

B21F 45/04

Applying protective or decorative covers to closures, e.g. by forming in situ
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Devices for securing bottle closures with wire (B67B 1/08 takes precedence)
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Closing bottles, jars or similar containers by applying closure members, not provided for in groups B67B 1/00 - B67B 5/00
Special rules of classification

This main group has been created to bring the scheme in line with the IPC but has not been used so far (July 2011).

Hand- or power-operated devices for opening closed containers (nail pullers or extractors B25C 11/00; attached to, or incorporated in, containers or container closures {B65D 75/58, B65D 77/30})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices for removing:

  • Stoppers;
  • disc-closures;
  • tightly fitting lids or covers;
  • threaded caps;
  • vacuum seals.

Devices for piercing holes in closed containers

Device for cutting open closed containers operated by hand

Device for cutting open closed containers power operated

Devices for engaging elements for opening closed containers by tearing

Devices for removing barrel bungs

Combination tools for opening several different closed containers

Devices for opening closed containers by means of breaking.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Nail pullers or extractors

B25C 11/00

Devices attached to, or incorporated in, containers or container closures

B65D 75/58, B65D 77/30

Informative references

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

Devices for breaking closed containers, see also

B01F 15/0205, A61J 1/2089

Apparatus for cutting in general:

B26F 1/00.

Devices for expelling or dispensing solid content, e.g. pills, from blister packs

B65B 69/0058

Special rules of classification

Groups B67B 7/24 - B67B 7/92 are based on IPC3.

for removing stoppers
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Cork-screws
References
Informative references

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

Details of cork screws, cork screws that do not fit in any of the subgroups

B67B 7/44

{without supporting means for assisting the pulling action}
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{of wine-waiter, i.e. sommelier type}
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for removing disc-closures
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References
Informative references

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

Needs to be cleaned in combination with

B67B 7/14

for removing tightly-fitting lids or covers, e.g. of shoe-polish tins, by gripping and rotating
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References
Informative references

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

Needs to be cleaned in combination with

B67B 7/12

for removing flanged caps, e.g. crown caps
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for removing threaded caps (B67B 7/14 takes precedence; wrenches B25B 13/00)
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for breaking vacuum seals between lids or covers and bodies of preserving jars, e.g. by wedge action
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{Hole-piercing devices}
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References
Informative references

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

Devices for transferring samples to, in, or from, the analysis apparatus with means for piercing stoppers or septums

G01N 35/1079

{combined with spouts}
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{and associated with receptacle hodlers}
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{Hand-operated cutting devices}
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{propelled by rotary gears or wheels around periphery of container}
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Special rules of classification

The cutter MUST be rigidly fixed to the tool.

{with rotatable cutters}
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Special rules of classification

The cutter wheel MUST rotate.

{adapted to be mounted on walls}
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{Power-operated cutting devices (machines for domestic use with a plurality of interchangeable units A47J 43/06, A47J 44/00)}
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Devices for engaging tags, strips, or tongues for opening by tearing, e.g. slotted keys for opening sardine tins
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{adapted for engaging the ring of a pull tab for opening an aperture}
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{and subsequently tearing off the top of the can}
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Devices for removing barrel bungs
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Combination tools, e.g. comprising cork-screws, can piercers, crowncap removers (combinations of opening devices with cutting tools B26; with devices serving other purposes, see appropriate subclasses, e.g. B25F; B43K 29/00)
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by breaking, e.g. for ampoules
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References
Informative references

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

Devices for breaking closed containers

B01F 15/0205, A61J 1/2089