CPC Definition - Subclass E06B

Last Updated Version: 2018.01
FIXED OR MOVABLE CLOSURES FOR OPENINGS IN BUILDINGS, VEHICLES, FENCES OR LIKE ENCLOSURES IN GENERAL, e.g. DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, GATES (shades or blinds for greenhouses A01G 9/22; curtains A47H; lids for car boots or bonnets B62D 25/10; skylights E04B 7/18; sunshades, awnings E04F 10/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Fixed and movable closures for openings in buildings; Windows and doors themselves, and items that are installed before them, like blinds, screens or shutters; Insulating glazing units; Closures in fences, e.g. gates; Turnstiles.

Relationships with other classification places

Apparatuses or machines for the production of doors or windows are not classified in E06B, except machines for the production of insulating glazing units, and mounting tools.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Shades of blinds for greenhouses

A01G 9/22

Shop furniture

A47F

Picture frames

A47G

Curtains

A47H

Making metal frames

B21D 53/74

Clamps for holding while making frames

B25B 5/142

Holes in frames for fittings

B27F 5/12

Assembly apparatus

B27M

Welding plastic frames

B29C 65/00

Automobiles

B60J

Vehicle door or window arrangements

B60J 1/00, B60J 10/00

Train

B61D

Lids for car boot or bonnets

B62D 25/10

Ships

B63B

Aeroplanes

B64C

Laminated or coated glass

C03C 17/00, C03C 27/00

Laminated glass

C03C 27/00

Wash/drying machines

D06F

Sliding partition walls

E04B 2/00

Curtain walls

E04B 2/88

Roof windows

E04D

Sunshades, awings

E04F 10/00

Awnings

E04F 10/00

Decorative trim

E04F 19/00

Locks

E05B 65/00

Hinges

E05D 15/00

Safes

E05G

Refrigerators

F25D

Testing of doors or windows

G01M

Display boards

G07F

Glossary of terms

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

Wing

swingable, slidable or otherwise movable member such as a door or window, for closing an opening

Wing frame

the peripheral edge or edges which define the outer border of the wing

Border constructions of openings in walls, floors, or ceilings; Frames to be rigidly mounted in such openings (E06B 5/00 takes precedence; features relating also to inner frames or wing frames, features relating solely to the mounting of inner frames E06B 3/00; corner joints or edge joints E06B 3/96)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Constructions that are placed at the border of openings in walls, essentially between the wall structure and the door or window frame, e.g. fastening means or joints, and frames to be rigidly mounted in openings in walls.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Features of rigidly-mounted outer frames relating to the mounting of wing frames; Window sashes or door leaves

E06B 3/00

Corber joints or edge joints

E06B 3/96

Doors, windows, or like closures for special purposes; Border constructions therefor

E06B 5/00

Trap-doors

E06B 5/01

Hand held tools for joints

B25B 27/00

Lintels

E04C 3/02

Roof windows and skylights

E04D 13/00

Mounting and marking devices for door leaves and frames

E04F 21/0007, E04F 21/003

Informative references

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

General application of joints in buildings

E04B 1/00

Joints in roofs between windows or chimneys and the roof

E04D 13/14

Special rules of classification

E06B 3/00 takes precedence when features relating to frames to be rigidly mounted also relate to the mounting of the wing frame.

Window sashes, door leaves, or like elements for closing {wall or like} openings; Layout of fixed or moving closures, e.g. windows {in wall or like openings}; Features of rigidly-mounted outer frames relating to the mounting of wing frames (E06B 5/00 takes precedence; shutters or the like E06B 9/00; glass panes C03)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Wings, including the wing frames and insulating glazing units therefor ; corner joints or edge joints ; machines specifically designed for the assembly of insulating glazing units

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Doors, windows, or like closures for special purposes; Border constructions therefor

E06B 5/00

Shutters or the like

E06B 9/00

Glass panes per se, glass composition, coatings

C03C 27/00, C03C 17/00, C08J 7/00, C23C 14/00

Glossary of terms

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

IGU

insulating glazing unit, e.i.unit comprising two or more glass or like panes permanently secured together

Doors, windows, or like closures for special purposes {(insulated compound frames specially adapted for sliding doors or windows E06B 3/26347)}; Border constructions therefor
Definition statement

This place covers:

Doors windows or like closures and border construction therefore which can readily be recognised as having a special purpose or function, e.g. fireproof doors, bullet-proof windows.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Insulated compound frames specially adapted for sliding doors or windows

E06B 3/26347

Flood barriers

E06B 9/00

Elevator doors

B66B 13/30

Closures in false ceilings

E04B 9/00

Safety windows in connection with machinery

F16P 1/02

Electric heating systems in doors and windows

F24D 13/026

Pressure resistant sight glasses

G02B 7/005

Door or windows for electrical apparatus

H02B 1/28, H05K 5/00

Informative references

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

Transit doors, locks for bank protection

E05G 5/00

Special arrangements or measures in connection with doors or windows ({arrangements against burglary at the edges of the wings E06B 5/113} ; screening or similar protective devices E06B 9/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Special arrangements or measures in connection with doors or windows;

Accessories which are add-ons for doors or windows, e.g. sealing arrangements, door plates, finger guards, peep holes;

Ventilation arrangements which are part of the door or window construction

Relationships with other classification places

Ventilation devices per se are covered by F24F. Wings or shutters with ventilation openings, e.g. louvre doors or windows belong in this area if the main purpose is providing ventilation. Intrusion protection shutters or grilles and also sun protection devices are covered by E06B 9/00. Door or window frames are covered by E06B 1/00. Door or window wings are covered by E06B 3/00. Hinges are classified in E05D and locks in E05B.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Arrangements against burglary at the edges of the wings

E06B 5/113

Screening or similar protective devices

E06B 9/00

for providing ventilation, e.g. through double windows; Arrangement of ventilation roses (airflow control members per se F24F 13/08)
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Airflow control members per se

F24F 13/08

Glossary of terms

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

Ventilation rose

Shutter with revoluble plate featuring apertures which can be aligned with apertures in window or static plate

Measures preventing the formation of condensed water (double glazing E06B 3/24 - E06B 3/28 {and E06B 3/677} ; heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas H05B 3/84)
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Double glazing

E06B 3/24 - E06B 3/28, E06B 3/677

Heating arrangements specially adapted for transparent or reflecting areas

H05B 3/84

Measures for draining-off condensed water or water leaking-in {frame members for draining off condensation water, throats at the bottom of a sash}
References
Informative references

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

Draining means for water in cavity walls

E04B 1/7038

Sealing arrangements on wings or parts co-operating with the wings ({specially adapted for fireproof or similar closures E06B 5/164; } E06B 7/098 takes precedence {; fixed sealing joints E04B 1/68; devices for fitting sealing strips E04F 21/00})
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Sealing arrangements specially adapted for fireproof or similar closures

E06B 5/164

Weather seals of louvre doors

E06B 7/098

Fixed sealing joints

E04B 1/68

Other arrangements on doors or windows, e.g. door-plates, windows adapted to carry plants, hooks for window cleaners {(edge protecting devices for door leaves E06B 3/88; special glazing; emergency glazing; double glazing E06B 3/66)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Arrangements mounted on doors or windows; Finger plates; Peep-holes; Devices for speaking through; Windows in doors; Serving doors; Passing-through doors; Pet doors; Cupboards in doors; Finger plates

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Special glazing; emergency glazing; double glazing

E06B 3/66

Edge protecting devices for door leaves

E06B 3/88

Sporting equipment on doors

A63B 21/16

Screening or protective devices for {wall or similar} openings, with or without operating or securing mechanisms; Closures of similar construction (E06B 5/10 takes precedence; wings for doors or windows, connected at their edges, E06B 3/48; additional indoor equipment of doors or windows, not forming part of the proper finishing work of a building, e.g. curtains, A47H; gratings as building elements E04C 2/24; fastening means E05; operating-mechanisms for wings in general E05F)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Screening or protective devices for wall or similar openings;

Operating or securing mechanisms for screening or protective devices;

Grilles fixed to walls, doors, or windows;

Grilles moving with doors or windows;

Walls formed as grilles;

Shutters, movable grilles, or other safety closing devices, e.g. against burglary;

Roller shutters;

Roll-type grilles;

Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine;

Screens for privacy or appearance;

Lamellar or like blinds, e.g. Venetian blinds, roller blinds;

Screens for protection against insects, e.g. fly screens;

Operating, guiding or securing devices or arrangements for roll-type closures.

Relationships with other classification places

Loosely hanging draperies and curtains are covered by A47H. Screens with large interconnected wings or panels, like sectional doors are classified in E06B 3/48. Overhead wings or doors are covered by E05D 13/00. External sun protection screens are classified in E04F 10/00. Louvre doors or windows with ventilating features are covered by E06B 7/08.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Wings for doors or windows, connected at their edges

E06B 3/48

Doors or windows for protection against air-raid or other war-like action; for other protective purposes

E06B 5/10

Curtains

A47H

Gratings as building elements

E04C 2/24

Informative references

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

Externally mounted sun screens

E04F 10/00

Suspension devices for wings

E05D

Operating-mechanisms for wings in general

E05F

Grilles fixed to walls, doors, or windows; Grilles moving with doors or windows; Walls formed as grilles, e.g. claustra {(emergency release of window grilles E05B 65/1033; security bars for wings E05C 19/003)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Grilles attached to walls, doors or windows such that relative movement of grilles in relation to the supporting structure is not possible.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Emergency release of window grilles

E05B 65/1033

Security bars for wings

E05C 19/003

Shutters, movable grilles, or other safety closing devices, e.g. against burglary (louvre windows or grilles E06B 7/08; lamellar blinds E06B 9/26)
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Louvre windows or grilles

E06B 7/08

Lamellar blinds; Venetian blinds

E06B 9/26

Screens or other constructions affording protection against light, especially against sunshine; Similar screens for privacy or appearance; {Slat blinds} (operating, guiding or securing devices or arrangements for roll-type closures E06B 9/56; free-hanging flexible screens A47H 23/00)
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Curtains; Draperies; Free-hanging flexible screens

A47H 23/00

Informative references

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

Operating, guiding or securing devices or arrangements for roll-type closures

E06B 9/56

Screens for household or table

A47G 5/00

Screens for vehicles

B60J 1/2011

Removable non-load-bearing partitions

E04B 2/74

Devices affording protection against insects, e.g. fly screens; Mesh windows for other purposes {(screens A47G 5/00)}
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Screens for household or table

A47G 5/00

Operating, guiding or securing devices or arrangements for roll-type closures; Spring drums; Tape drums; Counterweighting arrangements therefor (devices of general interest specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material B65H 75/34)
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Suspension devices for wings

E05D

Operating mechanisms for wings in general

E05F

Informative references

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

Devices of general interest specially adapted or mounted for storing and repeatedly paying-out and re-storing lengths of material

B65H 75/34

Power operated wings

E05F 15/00

Programme-control systems

G05B 19/00

Signalling or calling systems

G08B

Motor control

H02P

Home automation

H04L 12/2803

Means for allowing passage through fences, barriers or the like, e.g. stiles (general features of doors E06B 1/00 - E06B 9/00; {cattle grids A01K 3/002; features peculiar to electrified wire fencing A01K 3/005})
Definition statement

This place covers:

Closures for allowing passage through fences; entry gates; turnstiles; safety gates for unloading docks

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Cattle grids

A01K 3/002

Features peculiar to electrified wire fencing

A01K 3/005

Road barriers and traffic gates

E01F 13/00

Suspension of gates per se

E05D

Turnstiles with registering means

G07C 9/02

Coin-free facilities for turnstiles

G07F 17/14

Informative references

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

Bank protection devices

E05G 5/00