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Class 710: Electrical Computers And Digital Data Processing Systems: Input/Output

This class provides, within a computer or digital data processing system with the following processes or apparatus for 1. transferring data from one or more peripherals to one or more computers or digital data processing systems for the latter to process, store, or further transfer or for transferring data from the computers or digital data processing systems to the peripherals; 2. for interconnecting or communicating between two or more components connected to an interconnection medium (e.g., a bus) within a single computer or digital data processing system; 3. for preventing access to a shared resource of a computer or digital data processing system; 4. for granting access to a shared resource of a computer of digital data processing system by one of a plurality of components of the computer or digital data processing system by interrogating each of the components in a predetermined order; 5. for determining which of a plurality of components of a computer or digital data processing system contending for access to a shared resource shall be granted access at any one time based upon a predetermined criteria; and 6. for stopping, halting, or suspending a current processing function within a computer or digital data processing system.

Subclass 36: Input/Output access regulation
Subclass 105: Protocol

Class 712: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Processing Architectures And Instruction Processing (E.G., Processors)

This class provides, within a computer or digital data processing system, for subject matter represented by a particular arrangement that includes at least one of the following means: 1. components of an individual complete processor, which may be formed on a single integrated circuit (IC); 2. components of a complete digital data processing system; 3. plural processors; or 4. plural digital data processing systems; wherein the particular arrangement further includes at least one of the following functions: (a) processing instruction data for specific processor architectures; (b) accessing or retrieving instruction data of a fixed or variable length from a buffer or other memory and shifting the instruction data to align it with a physical boundary of a buffer or other memory; (c) locating and retrieving instruction data for processing; (d) determining via internal hardware, firmware or software operations the meaning of operation codes, control bits, or operands of instruction data; (e) dispatching instruction data for execution (e.g., designating a register after resolving data conflicts); (f) dynamically testing instruction data and operands to assess conflicts related to data or hardware-resource availability (e.g., identifying data dependencies or utilization conflicts, attempting to resolve such dependencies or conflicts, or both); and (g) dynamically controlling the execution, processing, or sequencing of instruction data within a processor.


Class 701: Data Processing:Vehicles, Navigation, And Relative Location

This class provides for electrical computers, digital data processing systems, and data processing processes for transferring data between computers or processes wherein the computers or processes employ the data before or after transferring and the employing affects the transfer of data therebetween. This class is for electricalapparatus and corresponding methods for performing data processing operations in which there is a significant change in the data or for performing calculation operations wherein the electrical data processing system or calculating computer functions to indicate a condition of a vehicle, to regulate the movement of a vehicle, to monitor the operation of a vehicle, or to solve a diagnostic problem with the vehicle. It also provides electrical apparatus and corresponding methods wherein the electrical data processing system or calculating computer function to determine the course, position, or distance traveled. It further provides electrical apparatus and corresponding methods wherein the electrical data processing system or calculating computer functions to determine the relative location of an object (e.g., person or vehicle) and may include communication of the determined relative location to a remote location. In this class there are three main divisions: 1. vehicle control, guidance, operation or indication; 2. navigation; 3. relative location

Subclass 101: Internal-combustion engine
Subclass 110: Speed, acceleration, deceleration
Subclass 114: Backup, interrupt, reset, or test
Subclass 115: Specific memory or interfacing device
Subclass 117: Traffic analysis or control of surface vehicle
Subclass 118: With determination of traffic density
Subclass 119: With determination of traffic speed
Subclass 2: Remote control system
Subclass 200: NAVIGATION
Subclass 201: Determination of travel data based on the start point and destination point
Subclass 202: Route pre-planning
Subclass 203: Great circle route
Subclass 204: Determination of E.T.A.
Subclass 205: Determination of along-track or cross-track deviations
Subclass 206: Employing way point navigation
Subclass 207: Employing position determining equipment
Subclass 208: For use in a map data base system
Subclass 209: Including route searching or determining device
Subclass 210: Route correction, modification, or verification
Subclass 211: Having audio or visual route guidance
Subclass 212: Having variable map scale
Subclass 213: Using Global Positioning System (GPS)
Subclass 214: Means to improve accuracy of position or location
Subclass 215: Having multiple GPS antennas or receivers (e.g., differential GPS)
Subclass 22: Electric vehicle
Subclass 23: Automatic route guidance vehicle
Subclass 24: On-board computer interact with a host computer
Subclass 25: Storage or planning of route information
Subclass 26: Modification or correction of route information
Subclass 27: Artificial intelligence (e.g., fuzzy logic)
Subclass 28: Having image processing
Subclass 29: Vehicle diagnosis or maintenance indication
Subclass 30: Indication of maintenance interval
Subclass 301: Collision avoidance
Subclass 31: Self-test
Subclass 32: Vehicle or device ID
Subclass 33: Plural processors or external processor
Subclass 34: Detection of faulty sensor
Subclass 35: With data recording device
Subclass 36: Vehicle subsystem or accessory control
Subclass 37: Suspension control
Subclass 39: Fail-safe system
Subclass 45: Control of vehicle safety devices (e.g., airbag, seat-belt, etc.)
Subclass 49: Vehicle equipment position control (e.g., seat, mirror, door, window, headrest, or headlamp)
Subclass 51: Transmission control
Subclass 52: Semiautomatic control (e.g., switchable between automatic and manual)
Subclass 55: By changing shift map, schedule, or pattern
Subclass 56: Having a plurality of preset maps, schedules, or patterns
Subclass 57: Fuzzy logic
Subclass 58: Adaptive control
Subclass 59: Model or learning means (e.g., neural network)
Subclass 63: Responsive to faulty sensor
Subclass 70: Indication or control of braking, acceleration, or deceleration
Subclass 79: Having speed variation responsive means (e.g., acceleration, deceleration)

Class 340: Communications: Electrical

Communications - the handling of information or intelligence, restricted to the conveying of said information or intelligence between geographically spaced points. Information or intelligence is defined as being, matter which is handled by signaling systems or signaling devices (such as telegraph systems) or by that portion of nonsignaling systems or nonsignaling devices (such as power supply systems) which is designated in the arts as having a control function (such as the supervisory circuits which control the circuit breakers of an electric power network). Handling, as used above, is defined as being the active coaction between the tangible communication system or device and the intangible information or intelligence, and such coaction may assume various forms, such as transmission, storage, exhibiting, etc.

Subclass 902: Transmitter in another vehicle (e.g., emergency vehicle)
Subclass 903: Relative distence between vehicles (e.g., collision alert)
Subclass 904: Transmitter in one vehicle only
Subclass 905: Highway information (e.g., weather, speed limits, etc.)
Subclass 908: Portable
Subclass 916: Intersection normally under local controller
Subclass 918: Controller, when changing right of way, alters or skips normal go cycle of street having no traffic detected
Subclass 924: Local controller can be superceded by central station controller
Subclass 925: Pedestrian control
Subclass 928: Combined (e.g., toll systems, one-way)
Subclass 934: Density
Subclass 936: Speed and overspeed
Subclass 937: With camera
Subclass 942: Photoelectric
Subclass 955: Plural colors
Subclass 980: Indicator visible in pilots line of sight through windscreen
Subclass 990: With map display
Subclass 992: Position indication transmitted at periodic intervals (e.g., distance travelled)
Subclass 993: Position indication transmitted by local station to remote location
Subclass 994: Vehicles arrival or expected arrival at remote location along route indicated at that remote location (e.g., bus arrival systems)
Subclass 995.1: Map display
Subclass 995.12: Transmission of map data to vehicle
Subclass 995.13: Traffic information
Subclass 995.19: Route determination and display on map
Subclass 995.23: Specifying particular start/destination
Subclass 995.24: Including landmark information
Subclass 995.27: Including particular display feature (e.g., indication of direction, mileage, road type, etc.)
Subclass 996: Prerecorded message describes position
Subclass 426.1: Of burglary or unauthorized use
Subclass 426.11: Including immobilization
Subclass 426.12: User activated (e.g., car-jacking, etc.)
Subclass 426.13: Remote control
Subclass 426.16: Transmitter and receiver in vehicle
Subclass 426.19: Using GPS (i.e., location)
Subclass 426.2: Cellular
Subclass 426.28: Door or lock
Subclass 435: Of relative distance from an obstacle
Subclass 436: Of collision or contact with external object
Subclass 438: Internal alarm or indicator responsive to a condition of the vehicle
Subclass 439: Operation efficiency (e.g., engine performance, driver habits)
Subclass 441: Speed of vehicle, engine, or power train
Subclass 457: Reminder
Subclass 457.1: Of seat belt application
Subclass 459: Plural conditions
Subclass 468: External signal light system
Subclass 475: Turn signal
Subclass 539.1: Radio
Subclass 539.13: Tracking location (e.g., GPS, etc.)
Subclass 539.22: Having plural distinct sensors (i.e., for surrounding conditions)
Subclass 539.26: Specific environmental sensor
Subclass 568.1: Article placement or removal (e.g., anti-theft)
Subclass 571: Alarm on protected article
Subclass 572.1: Detectable device on protected article (e.g., tag)
Subclass 572.4: Specified processing arrangement for detected signal
Subclass 573.1: Human or animal
Subclass 573.4: House arrest system, wandering, or wrong place
Subclass 584: Thermal
Subclass 588: Time-temperature relationship (e.g., overtemperature exceeds predetermined interval or time-temperature integral)
Subclass 589: Rate of temperature change
Subclass 665: Force or stress
Subclass 666: Weight
Subclass 667: On seat
Subclass 686.1: Position responsive
Subclass 686.6: Proximity or distance
Subclass 3.3: Including storage or recording
Subclass 3.31: Storage at controlled device or sensor
Subclass 3.4: Quiescent
Subclass 5.2: Authorization control (e.g., entry into an area)
Subclass 5.31: Lockout or disable
Subclass 5.6: Coded record input (e.g., IC card or key)
Subclass 5.61: Wireless transceiver
Subclass 5.62: Including manual switching means
Subclass 5.63: Including timing means (e.g., clock)
Subclass 5.72: Vehicle door
Subclass 825.36: Having indication or alarm (e.g., location indication)
Subclass 7.1: Paging to control diverse device
Subclass 825.49: Location indication
Subclass 10.1: Interrogation response

Class 345: Computer Graphics Processing And Selective Visual Display Systems

Processes and apparatus for selective electrical control of two or more light-generating or light-controlling display elements* in accordance with a received or stored image data signal. The image data includes character, graphical information or display attribute data. The image data may include, for example, information data from a peripheral input device, from the reception of a television signal, from the recognition of image data, or from the generation or creation of image data by a computer.

Subclass 158: Including orientation sensors (e.g., infrared, ultrasonic, remotely controlled)
Subclass 166: Optical detector
Subclass 173: Touch panel
Subclass 175: Including optical detection

Class 726: Information Security

This class provides, within a computer or digital data processing system, for processes or apparatus for increasing a system s extension of protection of system hardware, software, or data from maliciously caused destruction, unauthorized modification, or unauthorized disclosure. It provides for protection of data processing systems, apparatus, and methods as well as protection of information and services. Subject matter included in this class includes security policies, access control, monitoring, scanning data, countermeasures, usage control, and data protection from maliciously caused destruction, unauthorized modification, or unauthorized disclosure, and includes protection of hardware, and user protection, e.g., privacy, etc.

Subclass 7: Usage
Subclass 20: Tokens (e.g., smartcards or dongles, etc.)

Class 123: Internal-Combustion Engines

Inventions relating to prime movers or engines in which a combustible material is burned within an inc losed space or chamber and the heat energy thus developed converted into work by permitting the resulting products of combustion to act upon and through mechanical powers, the engine in question including suitable mechanism whereby the functions above enumerated are continually and automatically carried out, and such engine being designed to communicate power to some machine or device exterior to itself. This class also includes separate parts of engines coming within the above definition and also subordinate elements designed for use with such engines, and incapable of use in the manner contemplated with other devices or in other relations.

Subclass 357: Electric fuel injection pump governor
Subclass 361: Circuit controls an electric throttle operator
Subclass 399: Having an electrical device between input and speed regulator
Subclass 436: Including means responsive to instantaneous change in engine speed
Subclass 501: Variable beginning of pumping stroke

Class 705: Data Processing:Financial, Business Practice, Management, Or Cost/Price Determination

This is the generic class for apparatus and corresponding methods for performing data processing operations, in which there is a significant change in the data or for performing calculation operations wherein the apparatus or method is uniquely designed for or utilized in the practice, administration, or management of an enterprise, or in the processing of financial data. It also provides for apparatus and corresponding methods for performing data processing or calculating operations in which a charge for goods or services is determined.

Subclass 4: Insurance (e.g., computer implemented system or method for writing insurance policy, processing insurance claim, etc.)
Subclass 5: Reservation, check-in, or booking display for reserved space
Subclass 6: Coordination of plural reservations (e.g., plural trip segments; transportation and accommodation, etc.)
Subclass 9: Staff scheduling or task assignment
Subclass 13: Transportation facility access (e.g., fare, toll, parking)
Subclass 21: Interconnection or interaction of plural electronic cash registers (ECRs) or to host computer (e.g., network detail, transfer of information from host to ECR or from ECR to ECR, etc.)
Subclass 22: Inventory monitoring
Subclass 26: Electronic shopping (e.g., remote ordering)
Subclass 28: Inventory management
Subclass 29: Itemization of parts, supplies, or services (e.g., bill of materials)
Subclass 43: Including Automatic Teller Machine (i.e., ATM)
Subclass 400: FOR COST/PRICE
Subclass 413: Fluid

Class 707: Data Processing:Database And File Management Or Data Structures

This is the generic class for data processing apparatus and corresponding methods for the retrieval of data stored in a database or as computer files. It provides for data processing means or steps for generic data, file and directory upkeeping, file naming, and file and database maintenance including integrity consideration, recovery, and versioning. There are three main divisions: 1. database and file accessing; 2. database schema and data structure; 3. file and database maintenance.

Class 709: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Multicomputer Data Transferring

This class provides for an electrical computer or digital data processing system or corresponding data processing method including apparatus or steps for transferring data or instruction information between a plurality of computers wherein the computers employ the data or instructions before or after transferring and the employing affects said transfer of data or instruction information. The class includes - process or apparatus for transferring data among a plurality of spatially distributed (i.e., situated, at plural locations) computers or digital data processing systems via one or more communications media (e.g., computer networks).

Subclass 203: Compression/decompression
Subclass 206: Unit conversion
Subclass 230: Multifunctional
Subclass 232: Array of elements (e.g., AND/OR array, etc.)
Subclass 250: Random number generation

Class 717: Data Processing: Software Development, Installation, And Management

This class provides for software program development tool and techniques including processes and apparatus for controlling data processing operations pertaining to the development, maintenance, and installation of software programs. Such processes and apparatus include: processes and apparatus for program development functions such as specification, design, generation, and version management of source code programs; processes and apparatus for debugging of computer program including monitoring, simulation, emulation, and profiling of software programs; processes and apparatus for translating or compiling programs from a high-level representation to an intermediate code representation and finally into an object or machine code representation, including linking, and optimizing the program for subsequent execution; processes and apparatus for updating, installing, and version management of developed code.

Subclass 118: Bytecode (e.g., Java)

Class 370: Multiplex Communications

This is the generic class for multiplexing or duplexing systems, methods, or apparatus.

Subclass 328: Having a plurality of contiguous regions served by respective fixed stations
Subclass 329: Channel assignment
Subclass 337: Multiple access (e.g., TDMA)
Subclass 392: Processing of address header for routing, per se
Subclass 401: Bridge or gateway between networks
Subclass 466: Converting between protocols

Class 342: Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems And Devices (E.G., Radar, Radio Navigation)

Systems and processes for transmission or reception of radio wave energy for obtaining or utilizing information (using radio wave transmitters or receivers), as to an object, or as to the directional characteristics of the radio wave energy, per se. his class includes radar systems wherein radio wave energy from a transmitter is reflected or otherwise returned from an object to a receiver which may be at the same location as the transmitter; includes subsystems, components, and related processes which are limited to use in connection with the above. This class is limited to electromagnetic radio frequency waves in the radiation field.

Subclass 455: Having collision avoidance
Subclass 457: Land vehicle location (e.g., bus, police car

Class 73: Measuring And Testing

Processes and apparatus for making a measurement of any kind or for making a test of any kind, and takes all such subject matter not provided for in other classes. The term "test" includes inspection, processes and apparatus for determining qualities by inspection being included where not provided for in other classes. This class is the generic class for sampling and takes all sampling apparatus and processes not otherwise provided.

Subclass 23.34: Odor
Subclass 178R: NAVIGATION

Class 381: Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems And Devices

This class provides for: (a) wired one-way electrical transmission or processing systems for audio signals, (b) Stereophonic systems, which are not elsewhere classified, (c) instrument or process for converting an electrical audio information signal to or from humanly audible form.

Subclass 365: In electronic apparatus or vehicle
Subclass 374: Particular support structure
Subclass 385: Having body supported structure other than on head
Subclass 389: In vehicle

Class 280: Land Vehicles

Vehicles, adapted to travel on land and not elsewhere classified. The term "vehicle" includes some form of running gear as an essential element, which running gear usually supports a load carrier, but may support a load directly, and adapts the vehicle to move over a surface. The basic purpose of those devices commonly called vehicles is the carrying of a load, either freight or passengers, from one place to another. The idea of towing a load, as by locomotives, traction engines, or tractors, has also long been associated with the term "vehicle."

Subclass 735: Electric control and/or sensor means
Subclass 801.1: Safety belt or harness (e.g., lap belt or shoulder harness)
Subclass 801.2: Having adjustable anchor means

Class 297: Chairs And Seats

Devices for supporting the weight of a person in a seated position including chairs, seats, and ancillary devices

Subclass 468: Safety belt or harness; e.g., lap belt or shoulder harness
Subclass 485: Having means providing easily releasable attachment to a chair or seat

Class 379: Telephonic Communications

(1) Systems, processes and instruments for the two-way electrical transmission of intelligible audio information having arbitrary content over a link including an electrical conductor, between spaced apart locations, so as to enable conversation therebetween, and intended for the private use of a listener or a group of listeners. The term "intelligible" used above is intended to include the capability for transmission of speech or the like (e.g., music), rather than restriction to a specified audible signal, such as a bell or buzzer. (2) Switching, signalling or signal transmission peculiar to, or specified as for a telephone or a telephone system, except for multiplex communications as indicated in Lines With Other Classes.

Subclass 446: Telephone receiver support

Class 307: Electrical Transmission Or Interconnection Systems

This is the residual class for all subject matter, not elsewhere classified, relating to electrical transmission or interconnection systems.

Subclass 10.2: Antitheft
Subclass 10.3: Ignition or starting circuit lock
Subclass 10.5: Coded record input (e.g., IC card)
Subclass 10.6: Ignition or starter circuits

Class 455: Telecommunications

This is the generic class for modulated carrier wave communications not elsewhere classifiable.

Subclass 404.1: Emergency or alarm communication
Subclass 404.2: Location monitoring
Subclass 414.2: User location independent information retrieval
Subclass 414.3: Based on request (e.g., news, weather, etc.)
Subclass 420: Control of another apparatus
Subclass 422.1: Zoned or cellular telephone system
Subclass 423: Diagnostic testing, malfunction indication, or electrical condition measurement
Subclass 456.1: Location monitoring
Subclass 456.2: Based on request signal
Subclass 456.3: Position based personal service
Subclass 457: Location display
Subclass 41.2: Short range RF communication
Subclass 556.2: Personal digitial assistant
Subclass 99: With vehicle

Class 702: Data Processing:Measuring, Calibrating, Or Testing

This class provides for apparatus and corresponding methods wherein the data processing system or calculating computer is designed for or utilized in an environment relating to a specific or generic measurement system, a calibration or correction system, or a testing system.

Subclass 104: Sensor or transducer
Subclass 182: Performance or efficiency evaluation
Subclass 183: Diagnostic analysis
Subclass 184: Maintenance
Subclass 185: Cause or fault identification
Subclass 187: History logging or time stamping
Subclass 96: Speed

Class 714: Error Detection/Correction And Fault Detection/Recovery

This class provides for process or apparatus for detecting and correcting errors in electrical pulse or pulse coded data; it also provides for process or apparatus for detecting and recovering from faults in electrical computers and digital data processing systems, as well as logic level based systems.

Subclass 11: Concurrent, redundantly operating processors
Subclass 12: Synchronization maintenance of processors
Subclass 13: Prepared backup processor (e.g., initializing cold backup) or updating backup processor (e.g., by checkpoint message)
Subclass 25: Fault locating (i.e., diagnosis or testing)
Subclass 36: Test sequence at power-up or initialization
Subclass 37: Analysis (e.g., of output, state, or design)
Subclass 702: Memory access (e.g., address permutation)
Subclass 728: Random pattern generation (includes pseudorandom pattern)

Class 180: Motor Vehicles

The propulsion of land vehicles by a motor carried on the vehicle and to the following subject matter, which may be considered as incidental to such propulsion: 1. The mounting of a motor on a land vehicle. 2. Transmission mechanism in connection with specific vehicle structure. 3. Power steering-gear for land vehicles. 4. Power means for raising a frame or body relative to a wheel or wheels. 5. Devices not of general application for utilizing the power of the power plant of a land vehicle to drive other machines. 6. Controlling devices in connection with land vehicle structure. 7. Gyroscopes in connection with land vehicle structure. 8. Safety devices involving a feature limited to use on motor vehicles. 9. Motor Vehicles provided with wheel substitutes.

Subclass 270: System comprises ignition circuit or starter circuit or element of one or other
Subclass 272: Responsive to absence or inattention of operator, or negatively reactive to attempt to operate vehicle by person not qualified mentally or physically to do so
Subclass 274: Responsive to engagement of portion of perimeter of vehicle with external object
Subclass 286: Comprising vehicle system or component responsive either to position of movable closure member or to status of fastening device therefor
Subclass 287: By preventing unauthorized or unintended access or use
Subclass 65.6: With gearing between electric motor and drive wheel

Class 348: Television

Generating, processing, transmitting or transiently displaying a sequence of images, either locally or remotely, in which the local light variations composing the images may change with time.

Subclass 143: Observation of or from a specific location (e.g., surveillance)
Subclass 148: Vehicular

Class 713: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Support

This class provides, within a computer or digital data processing system, for the following processes or apparatus for: 1. establishing original operating parameters or data for a computer or digital data processing system, such as, allocating extended or expanded memory, specifying device drivers, paths, files, buffers, disk management, etc.; 2. for changing system settings or operational modes in a computer or digital data processing system after they have been set; 3. for increasing a systemís extension of protection of system hardware,software, or data frm maliciously caused destruction, unauthorized modification, or unauthorized disclosure; 4. for modifying or responding to the available power to a computer or digital data processing system or programmable calculator; 5. for synchronization of two or more processors; 6. wherein a clock or timing signals, timing pulses, or data associated with the control or regulation of any one or combination of processing components, memory components, and peripheral components are caused to operate in synchronization; 7. for generation, division, or distribution of clock signals, pulse signals, or timing signals in a computer or digital data processing system from one or more sources into groups of continuous and successive time increments, and including event timing and counting, and the correction of the clock signals, pulse signals, or timing signals; 8. wherein there is a significant temporal, incremental or sequencing control provided to one or more computers, digital data processing systems, processors, memory, or peripherals, or to data transmission between these systems or components.

Subclass 166: Security levels
Subclass 170: Authentication of an entity and a message
Subclass 193: By stored data protection
Subclass 322: By clock speed control (e.g., clock on/off)
Subclass 340: Having power source monitoring

Class 711: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Memory

This class provides, within an electrical computer or digital data processing system, for the following processes and apparatus 1. for addressing memory wherein the processes and apparatus involve significant address manipulating (e.g., combining, translating, or mapping and other techniques for formatting and modifying address data) and are combined with specific memory configurations or memory systems; 2. for accessing and controlling memory (e.g., transferring and modifying address data, selecting storage devices, scheduling access); and 3. for forming memory addresses (e.g., virtual memory addressing, address translating, translation-lookaside buffers (TLBs), boundary checking, and page mode).

Subclass 108: Content addressable memory (CAM)
Subclass 153: Shared memory partitioning

Class 700: Data Processing: Generic Control Systems Or Specific Applications

This class is structured into two main divisions: (1)for the combination of a data processing or calculating computer apparatus (or corresponding methods for performing data processing or calculating operations) AND a device or apparatus controlled thereby, the entirety hereinafter referred to as a "control system". (2)for data processing or calculating computer apparatus (or corresponding methods for performing data processing or calculating operations) wherein the data processing or calculating computer apparatus is designed for or utilized in a particular art device, system, process, or environment, or is utilized for the solution of a particular problem in a field other than mathematics (arithmetic processing per se is classified elsewhere).

Subclass 213: Article handling
Subclass 300: For heating or cooling
Subclass 4: Parallel
Subclass 5: Shared memory

Class 475: Planetary Gear Transmission Systems Or Components

This is the class for planetary gear power transmission and elements thereof, such transmission being defined as an assembly of parts including interacting first and second gears each having a central axis and wherein, during at least one mode of operation, the axis of one of the gears follows a path extending around the axis of the other gear.


Class 903: Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Hevs)

This class includes arrangement or mounting of plural prime movers for mutual or common propulsion of a vehicle; it includes specific HEV topologies, components and arrangements of components specially adapted for HEVs, as well as controls of components specially adapted for HEVs.

Subclass 908: Fuel cell (EPO/JPO)

Class 236: Automatic Temperature And Humidity Regulation

Automatic temperature and humidity regulation, this class is confined to automatically operating temperature or humidity controlling mechanism.

Subclass 44C: Humidity and temperature control

Class 374: Thermal Measuring And Testing

(1) a characteristic or condition of an object or system utilizing heating or cooling as a significant part of the test and not provided for in other classes, or (2) a thermal quantity or condition. This class also includes circuitry and devices with structure unique to a thermal measurement or test.

Class 719: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Interprogram Communication Or Interprocess Communication (Ipc)

This class provides for an electrical computer or digital data processing system or corresponding data processing method including apparatus or steps for exchanging data or messages between two executing programs or processes, independent of the hardware used in the communication.

Subclass 314: Message using queue
Subclass 315: Object oriented message
Subclass 316: Managed object system

Class 718: Electrical Computers And Digital Processing Systems: Virtual Machine Task Or Process Management Or Task Management/Control

This class provides for an electrical computer or digital data processing system or corresponding data processing method including apparatus or steps for administrating over processor or job execution in a digital data processing system whether in a virtual machine or otherwise. Subject matter includes - virtual machine task or process management, and task management or control in general.


Class 704: Data Processing:Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, And Audio Compression/Decompression

This is the generic class for apparatus and corresponding methods for constructing, analyzing, and modifying units of human language by data processing, in which there is a significant change in the data.This class also provides for systems or methods that process speech signals for storage, transmission, recognition, or synthesis of speech; and for systems or methods for bandwidth compression or expansion of an audio signal, or for time compression or expansion of an audio signal. There are three main divisions: linguistics; speech signal processing; and audio compression.

Subclass 275: Speech controlled system

Class 116: Signals And Indicators

Mechanical, as distinguished from electrical, devices for giving signals of the nature of either alarms or indicators, which signals are generally due to some movement of some part or element from a normal or nonsignaling or signal-controlling position. The signal may be of any type which appeals to any one or more of the senses, but is generally a bell, horn, whistle, semaphore, light-shutter, explosive device, pointer, or flag. The patents of this class are divided into several main groups: (1) Devices having combined functions, as signaling, and also some additional function. (2) Those adapted for some special purpose, as code signaling, ships" telegraphs, vehicle motion and direction, street traffic, etc. (3) For alarms, such as bells, horns, whistles, rattles, etc. (4) For indicators, as pointers, semaphores, drop-annunciators, etc. (5) For novel horns, whistles, bells, flags, etc., per se.


Class 235: Registers

Machines employed for ascertaining the number of movements of various devices or machines; also, indicating devices where the purpose is to disclose the numerical extent or quantity of movement of a machine and where the device is separate and independent of the machine whose movements are to be noted; also organized machines, such as, cash-registers, fare-registers, voting machines and calculators having registering or counting devices as essential or important elements and having in addition certain other features necessary to make up the complete machines for the purposes desired.