Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass G09B

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EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS (devices for psychotechnics or for testing reaction times A61B 5/16; games, sports, amusements A63; projectors, projector screens G03B)
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Displaying; Advertizing; Signs; Labels or name-plates; Seals

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

Devices for psychotechnics

Manually or mechanically operated educational appliances using elements forming, or bearing, symbols, signs, pictures, or the like which are arranged or adapted to be arranged in one or more particular ways (puzzle-games A63F 9/00; advertising or displaying in general G09F)
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Displaying; Advertizing; Signs; Labels or name-plates; Seals

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Games not otherwise privided for

Building blocks and structures in general

Manually or mechanically operated teaching appliances working with questions and answers (electrically-operated G09B 7/00; {e.g. G09B 7/063} advertising or displaying in general G09F)
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Question and answers games: A63F 9/18

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Displaying; Advertizing; Signs; Labels or name-plates; Seals

Electrically-operated teaching apparatus or devises working with questions and answers

Electrically-operated educational appliances (working with questions and answers G09B 7/00; simulators G09B 9/00; advertising or displaying in general G09F)
Relationships with other classification places

Conference or broadcast networks: H04L 12/18

Child proximity detectors: G08B 21/02

Registration or payment over television: H04N 7/16

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Electrically-operated teaching apparatus or devises working with questions and answers

Simulators for teaching or training purposes

Displaying; Advertizing; Signs; Labels or name-plates; Seals

with audible presentation of the material to be studied (reading and recognising printed or written characters G06K 9/00; sound recording or reproducing G11B)
Relationships with other classification places

Recording and playback systems: G05B 19/42

Electric or electronic hearing aids: H04R 25/00

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Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns

INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER

{Combinations of audio and printed presentations, e.g. magnetically striped cards, talking books, magnetic tapes with printed texts thereon}
Relationships with other classification places

Book binding: B42D

providing for individual presentation of information to a plurality of student stations
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Secret communication: H04C9/00, H04K

all student stations being capable of presenting the same information simultaneously (G09B 5/14 takes precedence)
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Audience response: H04H 2201/30

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with provision for individual teacher-student communication

with provision for individual teacher-student communication
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Video conference:H04N 7/14

Electrically-operated teaching apparatus or devices working with questions and answers (mechanically operated G09B 3/00; computing arrangements G06F)
Relationships with other classification places

Question and answers games: A63F 9/18

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Manually or mechanically operated teaching appliances working with questions and answers

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ELECTRICAL DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computers in which a part of the computation is effected hydraulically or pneumatically

of the multiple-choice answer-type, i.e. where a given question is provided with a series of answers and a choice has to be made from the answers
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OCR, scanning: G06K 9/20

providing for individual presentation of questions to a plurality of student stations
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Image transformation: G06T 3/00

Simulators for teaching or training purposes (for the use of weapons F41; computing aspects G06; {protocols for networked simulations H04L 29/06034})
Relationships with other classification places

Game displays: A63F 13/00

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Protocols for networked simulations, virtual reality or games

{for locating or ranging of objects}
Relationships with other classification places

Night vision goggles: F41A 33/00

for teaching control of vehicles or other craft
Relationships with other classification places

Amusement arrangements creating the illusion of travel: A63G 31/16

Protocols for networked simulations or virtual reality: H04L 29/06034

for teaching control of land vehicles
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Abstract tuition, procedural aspects

providing simulation in a real vehicle (G09B 9/052, G09B 9/058 take precedence)
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Vehicle testing: G01M 17/00

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characterised by providing for recording or measuring trainee's performance

for teaching control of cycles or motorcycles

for teaching control of cycles or motorcycles
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Motorcycles: B25H 1/00

Teaching hand-writing, shorthand, drawing, or painting
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Metronomes

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Music instruments in general

G10

Representaion of music

Guide sheets or plates; Tracing charts (templets for drawing purposes B43L 13/20)
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Writing or drawing templates

Teaching painting
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Paint: C09D

Teaching music (metronomes G04F 5/02)
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Metronomes

{Electrically operated systems}
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Karaoke

with sound emitters
Relationships with other classification places

Recording and playback systems: G05B 19/42

Devices for exercising or strengthening fingers or arms; Devices for holding fingers or arms in a proper position for playing (for teaching typing G09B 13/00; exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles for physical training A63B 21/00, A63B 23/00)
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Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices

Exercising apparatus specially adapted for particular parts of the body

Teaching reading (teaching lip-reading G09B 21/00)
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Teaching literary skills

Teaching not covered by other main groups of this subclass (teaching or practice apparatus for gun-aiming or gun-laying F41G 3/26)
Relationships with other classification places

Medicine intake reminders: A61J 7/04

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

Teaching or practice apparatus for gun-aiming or gun-laying

Special rules of classification

Instruments or devices which are adequate for teaching purposes but have no particular features aimed at facilitating tuition should be classified in the corresponding fields rather than in G09B 19/00; for example a black board and chalk don't have intrinsic properties that make them fit for teaching, their respective functions are to serve as a writing support and a writing tool.

{Colour matching, recognition, analysis, mixture or the like}
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Measuring colours: G01J 3/46

{Repetitive work cycles; Sequence of movements}
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Exercise control in sport: A63B 24/00

Sport training gear: A63B 69/00

Shooting sports: F41G 3/26

Work benches: B25H 1/00

{History}
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Games based on History : A63F 3/0449

{Computers, e.g. programming}
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Form filling: G06F 17/243

Special rules of classification

Learning methods for atificial intelligence models are not to be classified in G09B 19/0053 or anywhere in G09B. For such methods, see G06N 3/08.

{Geography}
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Maps

{Body hygiene; Dressing; Knot tying}
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Toilet seats for children

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Tooth brushes

Counting; Calculating (abacus G06C 1/00)
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Abacus

Foreign languages (with audible presentation of material to be studied G09B 5/04)
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Simulators for teaching or training purposes

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Natural language translators

Speech recognition

Modelling
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Sculpture or carving: see also B44B

Control of vehicles or other craft (simulators G09B 9/02)
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Testing reaction times for vehicle drivers: A61B 5/18

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Teaching, or communicating with, the blind, deaf or mute (audible presentation of material to be studied G09B 5/04; devices or methods for replacing direct visual or auditory perception by another kind of perception A61F 9/08, A61F 11/04; audible indication of meter readings or of colour G01D 7/12; watches for blind persons G04B 25/02; methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters G06K 9/00; speech analysis, speech recognition G10L; sound-recording or reproducing, per se G11B)
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Phones for the disabled, including the blind and the deaf: H04M 1/2474

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with audible presentation of the material to be studied

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Devices or methods enabling eye-patients to replace direct visual perception by another kind of perception

Devices or methods enabling ear patients to replace direct auditory perception by another kind of perception

Audible indication of meter readings, e.g. for the blind

by feeling; Clocks or watches for blind persons

Input means with feedback to humand body

Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints

SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEECH OR VOICE PROCESSING; SPEECH OR AUDIO CODING OR DECODING

INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER

{Teaching or communicating with blind persons (G09B 21/02 - G09B 21/06 take precedence)}
Relationships with other classification places

Enabling eye patients to replace direct visual perception: A61F 9/08

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Devices for Braille writing

Devices for teaching lip-reading

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Walking canes for the blind

Sonars - locating systems for the blind

{using tactile presentation of the information, e.g. Braille displays}
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Tactile clocks or watches for use by the blind

Tactile signalling systems

{using audible presentation of the information}
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Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Audible indications of meter or colour readings

{Teaching or communicating with deaf persons (G09B 21/04 takes precedence; deaf and dumb persons G09B 21/00)}
Relationships with other classification places

Translating sound into colours and/or patterns : A63J 17/00

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Teaching, or communication with, the blind, deaf or mute

Devices for conversing with the deaf-blind

Deaf aid-sets

Models for scientific, medical, or mathematical purposes, e.g. full-sized devices for demonstration purposes (in the nature of toys A63H)
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MERRY-GO-ROUNDS; SWINGS; ROCKING-HORSES; CHUTES; SWITCHBACKS; SIMILAR DEVICES FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENT

{for digital electronics; for computers, e.g. microprocessors}
Relationships with other classification places

Random generators: G06F 7/58

for medicine
Relationships with other classification places

Actual surgery, medical diagnosis: A61B

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Computers adapted to administrate medical records in general

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Phantom

human model used in medical simulations

{for dentistry or oral hygiene (G09B 23/286 takes precedence)}
Relationships with other classification places

Actual dentistry tools: A61B 1/00

Measuring in dentistry: A61C 19/04

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Teaching the use of a toothbrush

for scanning or photography techniques, e.g. X-rays, ultrasonics

{for injections, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, sigmoidscopy, insertion of contraceptive devices or enemas}
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Actual medical endoscopic tools: A61B 1/00

{for artificial respiration or heart massage}
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Artificial respiration: A61H 31/00

Glossary of terms

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CPR

cardiopulmonary ressuscitation

Anatomical models {(G09B 23/281 - G09B 23/288 take precedence)}
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for pregnancy, birth or obstetrics

for artificial respiration or heart massage

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Talking dolls

Models for purposes not provided for in G09B 23/00, e.g. full-sized devices for demonstration purposes (model vehicles, tracks therefor, models in the nature of toys A63H)
Relationships with other classification places

Adaptative control systems: G05B 13/00

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Models for scientific, medical, or mathematical purposes

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

Toys, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS, BUILDING BLOCKS

of industrial processes; of machinery
Relationships with other classification places

Motor or engine test benches: B25H 1/0007

of buildings
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Maps of buildings:

Maps; Plans; Charts; Diagrams, e.g. route diagram (star maps G09B 27/04; devices for holding or supporting maps A47B 97/02; for computing purposes G06G 1/14, G09B 1/16; display boards G09F)
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the elements each bearing a plurality of different symbols, signs, or combinations of symbols and signs, only one symbol, sign, or combination thereof, of each element to be used at a time

Star maps

GPS based navigation without other pedagogic purpose

in which a straight or curved line has to be drawn from given points on one or more input scales to one or more points on a result scale

Displaying;Advertizing;Signs;Labels or name-plates;Seals

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

Devices for holding or supporting maps, drawings, or the like, including means for preventing rolling-up

in which a straight or curved line has to be drawn from given points on one or more input scales to one or more points on a result scale

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

Map printing process

Map spot or coordinate position indicators; Map reading aids (optical projection apparatus per se G03B)
Relationships with other classification places

For route calculation based e.g. on current position as indicated by GPS see G01C 21/00

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

Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in preceding groups

Glossary of terms

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Map spot indicators

device or system which highlights the position(s) of points of interest