CPC Definition - Subclass G10C

Last Updated Version: 2019.01
PIANOS, HARPSICHORDS, SPINETS OR SIMILAR STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ONE OR MORE KEYBOARDS (automatic musical instruments G10F)
Definition statement

This place covers:

General design of pianos, harpsichords, spinets or similar stringed musical instruments with one or more keyboards.

Details and accessories thereof.

Combinations of said musical instruments with other musical instruments, e.g. with bells or xylophones.

Methods or tools specially adapted for the manufacture or maintenance thereof.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Automatic musical instruments

G10F

Automatic pianos with or without keyboards

G10F 1/02, G10F 1/04

Combination instruments whose one part is an automatic piano

G10F 1/22

Details or accessories of automatic pianos

G10F 5/00

Informative references

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

Musical toys per se

A63H

Non-musical aspects of musical toy pianos

A63H 5/00

Stringed musical instruments, e.g. violins, harps, mandolins, guitars, banjos or zithers; Their general design, details or accessories

G10D 1/00, G10D 3/00

Other separate auxiliary devices or accessories for music or musical instruments

G10G 7/00

Electrophonic musical instruments; Instruments in which the tones are generated by electromechanical means or electronic generators, or in which the tones are synthesised from a data store

G10H

of harpsichords spinets or similar stringed musical instruments
References
Informative references

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

Keyboard-operated zithers

G10D 3/085

Cases
Definition statement

This place covers:

Fall boards; Dust Covers; Lids, Legs.

Tuning pins; Tensioning devices
Definition statement

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Pin Blocks.

for plucking the strings
References
Informative references

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

Keyboard-operated zithers

G10D 3/085

Pedals or pedal mechanisms (G10C 3/14 takes precedence); Manually operated sound modification means
Definition statement

This place covers:

All pedals.

References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Keyboards or keys for playing by the feet

G10C 3/14

Combinations with other musical instruments, e.g. with bells or xylophones
Definition statement

This place covers:

Combinations with electronic musical instruments.

Switching musical instruments to a keyboard, e.g. switching a piano mechanism or an electrophonic instrument to a keyboard; Switching musical instruments to a silent mode
Definition statement

This place covers:

Switching the piano into a silent mode.

Methods, tools or materials specially adapted for the manufacture or maintenance of musical instruments covered by this subclass
Definition statement

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Also materials.