Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass D04D

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TRIMMINGS; RIBBONS, TAPES OR BANDS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (fittings or trimmings for hats, e.g. hat bands A42C 5/00; decorating art B44; yarns or threads D02G; weaving D03; braid or lace D04C; non-woven fabrics D04H)
Definition statement

This place covers:

tuft strings and elongated pile articles serving other than decorative purposes.

These aspect are covered by D04D 3/00.

textile decorative or ornamental articles of rope or ribbon shape with decorative properties imparted during textile formation

flat or three dimensional articles made up from such materials

textile forming processes other that weaving, knitting, crocheting or braiding providing these articles

machines for making these articles

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Fittings or trimmings for hats, e.g. hat bands

Making jewellery or other personal adornments

Products obtained by processes producing special ornamental surface effects

Special ornamental bodies and processes of making same

Flexible elongated elements, e.g. straps, for bundling or supporting articles

Decorative textiles by mechanical or chemical treatment

Informative references

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

Load bearing band type slings

Load bearing rope bands

Glossary of terms

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

Trimmings

are decorative or ornamental articles made wholly or partly of textile or analogous material, or strips of textile or analogous material, intended to be used for decorative or ornamental purposes, not otherwise provided for.

Ropes or like decorative or ornamental elongated trimmings made from filamentary material (ropes or cords in general D07B)
Definition statement

This place covers:

elongated textile decorative articles.

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by twisting strands around centrally arranged cores
Definition statement

This place covers:

decorative ropes wrapped for aesthetic purposes.

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by threading or stringing pearls or beads on filamentary material
Definition statement

This place covers:

articles comprising beads or pearls incorporated during the textile forming process, e.g. stringing of beads.

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References
Informative references

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

Textile articles with decorative attachments, e.g. beads, applied after the textile forming process

Chenille trimmings (chenille yarns D02G; making chenille trimmings by weaving D03D)
Definition statement

This place covers:

elongated articles including transversely oriented fibrous material, e.g. pile yarns, not strictly limited to a decorative purpose.

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References
Informative references

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

Processes and machines for making chenille trimmings not provided for under D03, D04B, D04C or D05C

Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents, the following words/expressions are often used as synonyms:

  • "pile element" or "tuftstring"
Fringes (tasselled D04D 7/08)
Definition statement

This place covers:

ribbons including transversely oriented non pile-forming material, e.g. strips, bands or cords.

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Chenille fringes

Tasselled fringes

Informative references

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

Processes and machines for making chenille trimmings not provided for under D03, D04B, D04C or D05C

Synonyms and Keywords

In patent documents, the following words/expressions are often used as synonyms:

  • "fringe", "valance", "festoon"
Decorative or ornamental textile articles
Definition statement

This place covers:

decorative textile articles, processes of making same and devices for performing said processes.

References
Informative references

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

Undergarments

Garment accessories

Flat articles
Definition statement

This place covers:

flat structures assembled from elongated textile decorative articles, e.g. beaded strings.

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References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Fabrics with embellishments attached after the fabric forming process, e.g. by sewing or gluing

Fabrics with embellishments made by altering locally the surface material

Fabrics with embellishments incorporated by weaving

Fabrics with embellishments incorporated by knitting

Fabrics with embellishments applied by embroiding

Making patterns or designs on fabrics

Three-dimensional articles (ornamental buttons A44B 1/04)
Definition statement

This place covers:

three dimensional decorative structures composed of one or more elongated textile articles.

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References
Informative references

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

Elongated flexible Christmas tree decoration, e.g. tinsels, garlands, chains

Ball-like tufts, e.g. pompons
Definition statement

This place covers:

Decorative articles with pile fibres, filaments, tapes or yarns arranged in an approximately spherical three-dimensional configuration.

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Tassels or tasselled fringes
Definition statement

This place covers:

decorative rope or strip bundles combined at one end or united at an intermediate portion.

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Decorative bow structures (neckties with ready-made knots or bows A41D 25/02)
Definition statement

This place covers:

three dimensional adornments including bunching tapes.

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{made by means of a drawstring or drawstrip}
Definition statement

This place covers:

decorative bow structures formed or shaped by pulling one or more of the constituents.

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Ribbons, tapes, welts, bands, beadings, or other decorative or ornamental strips, not otherwise provided for (made by laminating B32B; binders for packaging purposes B65D; adhesive tape C09J 7/02; made by weaving D03; made by braiding D04C)
Definition statement

This place covers:

decorative or ornamental textile strips not provided for in one of the subclasses, and textile processes of making same.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Laminated tapes

Flexible elongated elements, e.g. straps, for bundling or supporting articles

Adhesive tapes

Woven curtain heading tapes

Woven tapes

Knitted or crocheted tapes

Braided tapes

made by lengthwise folding of fabric strip
Definition statement

This place covers:

longitudinally folded or pleated decorative tapes.

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built-up from several strips or elements
Definition statement

This place covers:

assembled decorative tapes.

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made by working plastics
Definition statement

This place covers:

decorative foil strips.

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Ribbon-threading apparatus or devices (needles D05B)
Definition statement

This place covers:

tools and machines for making decorative rope or ribbon articles.

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