CPC Definition - Subclass E02C

Last Updated Version: 2017.05
SHIP-LIFTING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices enabling ships or boats to travel between two stretches of water at different levels.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Dry docking of ships

B63C 1/00

Floating docks

B63C 1/02

Devices for lifting boats out of the water

B63C 3/00

Salvaging sunken vessels

B63C 7/00

Lock gates

E02B 7/20

Informative references

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

Anchoring waterborne vessels

B63B 21/00

Energy dissipating devices on lock gates

E02B 8/06

Locks {or dry-docks}; Shaft locks, i.e. locks of which one front side is formed by a solid wall with an opening in the lower part through which the ships pass (lock gates E02B 7/20 {dry-dock equipment; naval construction aspects B63C 1/00; floating docks B63C 1/02})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices enclosing a ship and enabling a water level change in the enclosed area thereby raising or lowering the ship.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Naval construction aspects

B63C 1/00

Floating docks

B63C 1/02

Lock or dry-dock gates

E02B 7/20

Informative references

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

Mooring equipment for waterborne vessels

B63B 21/00

Equipment for shipping on fixed marine structures

E02B 3/20

Devices for energy dissipation on lock gates

E02B 8/06

Inclined-plane ship-lifting mechanisms {Systems for conveying barges or lighters over land, e.g. by railway}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices for at least partially horizontal ship travel; Devices for transporting flat-bottomed vessels over land.

Mechanisms for lifting ships vertically (salvaging sunken vessels B63C 7/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices for vertical ship travel between two stretches of water.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Salvaging sunken vessels

B63C 7/00