Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass F24C

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OTHER DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES; DETAILS OF DOMESTIC STOVES OR RANGES, OF GENERAL APPLICATION (radiator stoves of the fluid-circulating type F24H)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Domestic stoves or ranges in which the fuel is not restricted to solid fuel, e.g. gaseous fuels, liquid fuels or electricity is used.

Details for such stoves or ranges.

Cooktops.

Devices for removing cooking fumes, e.g. extractor hoods.

Baking ovens with convection heat.

Relationships with other classification places

Stoves or ranges for solid fuels are classified in F24B.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Artificial fireplaces or stoves comprising means to simulate flames or the burning of solid fuel using gaseous fuel

Eelectrical powered artificial fireplaces or stoves comprising means to simulate flames or the burning of solid fuel

Aspects concerning the housing of artificial fireplaces

Induction cooktops are classified

Microwave ovens

Informative references

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

Bakers' ovens; machines or equipment for baking

Kitchen cabinets

Washing or rinsing machines for crockery or tableware

Laundering, drying, ironing, pressing or folding textile articles

Burners

Fluid heaters, e.g. water or air heaters, having heat generating means

Refrigerators

Glossary of terms

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

Stove

appliance used for generating heat

Range, kitchen stove, cooking stove, cookstove or cooker

kitchen appliance designed to cook food. Such a device has both burners on the top (also known in American English as the cooktop and, in British English, the hob) and, often, an oven

Cooktop

has burners on the top and is usually installed into a countertop

Drop-in range

has both burners on the top and an oven and hangs from a cutout in the countertop (that is, it cannot be installed free-standing on its own)

Stoves or ranges in which the fuel or energy supply is not restricted to solid fuel or to a type covered by a single one of the following groups F24C 3/00 - F24C 9/00; Stoves or ranges in which the type of fuel or energy supply is not specified
Definition statement

This place covers:

Stoves or ranges which are adapted for the use of two or more kinds of fuel or energy supply.

Stoves or ranges solely adapted for radiation heating.

Stoves and ranges for gaseous fuels
Definition statement

This place covers:

Stoves or ranges comprising a gas burner.

Details of such stoves or ranges, e.g. the arrangement or mounting of the burners, the arrangement or mounting of ignition devices and control or safety devices used on these devices.

References
Informative references

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

Control valves

Premix gas burners with radial outlets at the burning head

Regulating or controlling combustion

Ignition

Stoves and ranges for liquid fuels
Definition statement

This place covers:

Stoves and ranges using liquid fuel.

Details of such stoves or ranges, e.g. the arrangement or mounting of the burners, the arrangement or mounting of ignition devices and control or safety devices used on these devices.

Liquid-fuel supply arrangements.

References
Informative references

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

Burners for combustion of a liquid

Feeding fuel to combustion apparatus

Regulating or controlling combustion

Ignition

Stoves or ranges heated by electrical energy (electric heating elements or arrangements H05B)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Stoves and ranges using electrical energy.

Details of such stoves or ranges, e.g. the arrangement or mounting of the heating elements, the arrangement or mounting of control or safety devices used on these devices.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Cooking devices using induction heating

Heating using microwaves

{simulating flames}
References
Informative references

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

Artificual stove with gaseous fuel

Lighting devices or systems simulating flames

Simulated fireplace

using microwaves (heating using microwaves in general H05B 6/64)
Special rules of classification

F24C 7/02 is not used anymore for classification, use H05B 6/64.

Arrangement or mounting of control or safety devices (switches H01H; circuit arrangements for electric heating H05B)
References
Informative references

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

Measuring temperature; measuring quantity of heat; thermally-sensitve elements not otherwise provided for

Controlling members, e.g. knobs or handles;

Touch switches

Stoves or ranges heated by a single type of energy supply not covered by groups F24C 3/00 - F24C 7/00 or F24B (using the heat from an exothermal reaction not involving a supply of free oxygen gas, {using special gaseous fuel, e.g. acetylene, hydrogen,} using solar energy F24J)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Stoves or ranges using the heat from an exothermal reaction not involving a supply of free oxygen gas, using special gaseous fuel e.g. acetylene, hydrogen.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Solar heat collectors with supports for article heated, e.g. stoves, ranges crucibles, furnaces or ovens using solar heat

Combinations of two or more stoves or ranges, e.g. each having a different kind of energy supply
Definition statement

This place covers:

Combinations of two or more stoves or ranges, e.g. each having a different kind of energy supply.

Stoves or ranges with additional provisions for heating water (mounting arrangements of water heaters or water-heating elements F24H 1/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Stoves or range wherein residual heat is used for heating water.

References
Informative references

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

Mounting arrangements of water heaters or water-heating elements

Stoves or ranges having self-cleaning provisions, e.g. continuous or catalytic cleaning, electrostatic cleaning
Definition statement

This place covers:

Pyrolytic cooking ovens.

Stoves or ranges wherein a cleaning liquid is used.

References
Informative references

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

Removing cooking fumes

Cleaning in general; prevention of fouling

Detergent compositions

Details
Definition statement

This place covers:

Details of stoves or ranges such as: arrangements for circulation of cooling air to avoid excessive heat in the housing or door, illumination of oven cavities, doors specially adapted for stoves or ranges, shelves or racks used in cooking ovens.

Cooking hot plate using gas or electrical energy.

Devices for removing cooking fumes, either from a cooking cavity or from a cooking area, e.g. extractor hoods.

Arrangements of ducts for hot gases in or around baking ovens, e.g. convection baking ovens.

{Coatings for ovens}
References
Informative references

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

Enamels; Glazes

{Illumination for oven cavities}
References
Informative references

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

Lighting devices inside a domestic oven

Means for illuminating ovens

Details of lighting of general application

Lighting for ovens

Lighting devices in microwave cavity

Doors specially adapted for stoves or ranges (in general E06B; for combustion chambers F23M)
References
Informative references

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

Locks; accessories therefore; handcuffs

Hinges or other suspension devices for doors

Sealing arrangements on wings or parts co-operating with the wings

Sealings

Tops, e.g. hot plate; Rings (F24C 15/12, F24C 15/14 take precedence)
References
Informative references

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

Devitrified glass ceramics

Surface treatment of glass, not in the form of fibres or filaments, by coating

Ohmic resistance heating arrangements specially adapted for cooking plates or analogous hot-plates

Induction cooking plates with coil cooling arrangements

Shelves, racks, {rotisserie spits,} or trays inside ovens; Supports therefor
References
Informative references

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

Sliding drawers for tables, cabinets or like furniture

Roasting apparatus with movably-mounted food supports or with movable heating implements; spits

Roasters; grills; sandwich grills

Racks for washing or rinsing machines for crockery or tableware

Bearings for parts moving only linearly

Shelves in refrigerators

Removing cooking fumes (parts, details or accessories of cooking-vessels for withdrawing or condensing cooking vapours from such vessels A47J 36/38)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Devices for removing cooking fumes from cooking cavities or from cooking ranges, e.g. using an extractor hood.

References
Informative references

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

Parts, detail or accessories of cooking-vessels for withdrawing or condensing cooking vapour from cooking utensils

Control of fire-fighting equipment

Separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours by gravity, inertia or centrifugal forces

Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours

Air-conditioning; air-humidification; ventilation

Microwave oven air circulation system also used as air extracting hood

Arrangements for mounting stoves or ranges in particular locations
References
Informative references

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

Kitchen cabinets incorporating apparatus operated by power

Arrangements of ducts for hot gases, e.g. in or around baking ovens
Definition statement

This place covers:

Baking ovens comprising convection heating using forced circulation.

Baking ovens comprising air moisturising means, e.g. steam ovens.

References
Informative references

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

Ovens heated by media flowing there through

Air-treatment devices for ovens, e.g. regulating humidity

Steam-heated kettles for domestic use

Heat-insulated warming chambers with forced air circulation

Heating using microwaves combined with convection heating and using steam