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U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 369: Dynamic Information Storage Or Retrieval

Apparatus for the storage or retrieval of arbitrarily variable information which is retained in a storage medium by variation of a physical characteristic. The information is stored or retrieved by causing or sensing a variation of a physical characteristic of the storage medium by a transducer having relative motion along a continuous path.

Subclass 178.01: Access of multiple storage elements (e.g., record changer)
Subclass 30.31: For operation of storage medium gripper, accessor, or transfer member
Subclass 30.41: Having specified disc rack
Subclass 30.42: Having particular removable magazine
Subclass 30.43: Having specified picker
Subclass 30.45: Picker support structure (i.e., mechanism for moving picker)
Subclass 30.57: Picker support structure detail (i.e., mechanism for moving picker)
Subclass 30.63: Having particular cabinet
Subclass 30.7: Having particular internal transfer mechanism for transferring disc while disc is inside of disc changer
Subclass 36.01: Unitary plural record carrier

Class 254: Implements Or Apparatus For Applying Pushing Or Pulling Force

Implements or apparatus for applying a pushing or pulling force directly to either (a) an object to be moved, or (b) a generally stationary object upon which pressure or tension is to be exerted. It comprises jacks (including lifting jacks, floor jacks, and analogous implements), extracting apparatus (including stump pullers and nail extractors), tensioning apparatus (including belt, carpet and wire stretchers), hoist trucks, and cable-type load hauling or hoisting apparatus. Also included in this class is the subcombination of a cable guide which (1) is a component of, or used in combination with, an implement or an apparatus of this class, and (2) is intended to guide a cable which is directly connected to either the object or an object-supporting or -engaging member.

Subclass 242: Including rotatable, pulley wheel element and cable
Subclass 342: Drive includes intermeshing gears

Class 414: Material Or Article Handling

Apparatus, device, implement or method for placing or displacing particular articles in a particular manner or with reference to a particular support, for loading or unloading vehicles with materials or objects in general, charging or discharging furnaces, bins, chambers, or other receptacles, stacking or piling articles or materials, also combinations of general types of carriers or forwarding mechanisms, which types, per se, are separately classified elsewhere, and general types of elevators, cranes, or hoists when associated with special means for handling the load to place it on the carrier or remove it therefrom.

Subclass 273: With control system responsive to changeable operating instructions
Subclass 280: Device includes push-pull mechanism

Class G9B/15.142:

Class G9B/17.051:

Class G9B/17.054:

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.

Subclass E17.037: Using directory or table look-up (EPO)

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 13: By detachable memory
Subclass 301: Card insertion
Subclass 302: Hot insertion

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 101: Specific memory composition
Subclass 111: Accessing dynamic storage device
Subclass 115: Detachable memory
Subclass 154: Control technique

Class G9B/20.015:

Class G9B/27.05:

Class 74: Machine Element Or Mechanism

Mechanical combinations, contrivances, or devices constituting portions of machines, instruments and apparatus and consisting of two or more fixed and movable parts so combined that the motion of one compels a completely controlled or constrained motion of the other according to a law of operation inherent in and depending on the nature of the combination, and also the elemental parts of such machines not provided for in other machine element classes.

Subclass 421A: Motor and gearing
Subclass 505: Gear, drum, and cable
Subclass 606R: Gear casings
Subclass 89.22: With pulley

Class 29: Metal Working

Metal working or shaping - it comprises processes, tools, machines, and apparatus not classifiable in the specific classes relating to the manufacture of articles from metal. It has been made the generic class for the following regardless of the composition of the blank, stock material, or article recited or worked upon: (a) process of electric condenser making; (b) a burnishing process; (c) a process of manufacture; (d) apparatus used to assemble or disassemble.

Subclass 469: Assembling a subassembly, then assembling with a second subassembly

Class 464: Rotary Shafts, Gudgeons, Housings, And Flexible Couplings For Rotary Shafts

This is the class for: (1) rotary shafts, a rotary shaft being defined as an elongated member intended to be rotated about its longitudinal axis to transmit torque. (2) gudgeons, a gudgeon being defined as a device secured to the end of a shaft or other rotary body. (3) housings, a housing being defined as a structure providing an enclosure surrounding at least a portion of a shaft, a flexible coupling, or a flexible motion transmitting device. (4) flexible couplings for rotary shafts.

Subclass 39: By spring coiled about axis of rotation

Class 360: Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage Or Retrieval

This class is an integral part of Class 369, Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval, and is the specific class for apparatus and corresponding processes for the storage and retrieval of information based on relative movement between a magnetic record carrier and a transducer. It includes apparatus and corresponding processes for making copies or editing of records falling within the above definition. A magnetic record carrier within the meaning of this class is an element which consists of a magnetizable material or is comprised of a coating or impregnation of magnetizable material which is intended for the storage of more than a single bit of information.

Subclass 130.33: Element in tape container
Subclass 132: In container
Subclass 94: Transport accommodates different types
Subclass 98.04: Changer
Subclass 98.05: Control detail

Class G9B/17.06:

Class G9B/15.14:

Class G9B/15.135:

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 228: Having particular transport between article handling stations

Class 901: Robots

This collection provides for a reprogrammable, multifunction manipulator designed to move devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of changeable tasks on a repetitive basis without human intervention and all subcombinations thereof specialized for use with such manipulator.

Subclass 8: Robot

Class G9B/15.141:

Class G9B/15.15:

Class 324: Electricity: Measuring And Testing

This is the residual home for all subject matter, not elsewhere classified, relating to the measuring, testing (or sensing) of electric properties, (e.g., determining ground resistivity, determining frequency of an alternating current, determining kilowatt hour demand), or the measuring, testing or sensing of nonelectric properties by electric means (e.g., determining moisture, a nonelectric property, by measuring conductance with a resistance bridge; determining speed, a nonelectric property by use of an electric tachometer).

Subclass 212: Dynamic information element testing

Class G9B/23.058:

Class G9B/23.097:

Class G9B/5.005:

Class G9B/5.144:

Class G9B/17.011:

Class G9B/33.005:

Class 356: Optics: Measuring And Testing

Methods and apparatus (1) for analyzing light to measure or test its characteristics, such as intensity, color and polarization; (2) for determining the optical or nonoptical properties of materials or articles by noting, as by inspection, measurement, or test the effect produced by the materials or articles on light associated therewith; and (3) for measuring the dimensions of structures or the spatial relationships such as distances or angle bearings of spaced points by comparison of the respective properties (usually direction or spatial position) of the light from these points or by comparison of the properties of these lights with some scale or standard. The light analyzing includes or is for spectroscopy, interference, polarization, beam direction or pattern, focal position of a light source, shade or color, and photometers. The material or article properties determined are or involve crystal or gem examination, material strain analysis, blood analysis, optical pyrometers, egg candling, cutting blade sharpness, oil testing, document verification, flatness, lens or reflector testing, refraction testing, monitoring moving webs or fabrics, light transmission or absorption, light reflection, inspection for flaws or imperfections in materials, and thread counting. The dimensioning and spatial relationship determination includes triangulation by a light beam, contour plotting, range or height finders, motion stopping, velocity or velocity/height measuring, sighting where the optical element or reticle moves with the sighted object, particle size determination, particle light scattering, electrophoresis, angle measuring or axial alignment, mensuration or configuration comparison, alignment in a lateral direction, and fiducial instruments.


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 42: Memory or storage device component fault
Subclass 54: Storage content error

Class 359: Optical: Systems And Elements

Optical elements included in this class are: Lenses; Polarizers; Diffraction gratings; Prisms; Reflectors; Filters; Projection screens; Optical Modulators; Optical Demodulators. Among the optical systems included in this class are: Compound lens systems; Light reflecting signalling systems (e.g., retroreflectors); stereoscopic systems; Binocular devices; Systems of lenticular elements; Systems involving light interference; Glare reducing systems; Light dividing and combining systems; Light control systems (e.g., light valves); building illumination with natural light; Systems for protecting or shielding elements; Optical systems whose operation depends upon polarizing, diffracting, dispersing, reflecting, or refracting light; kaleidoscopes. Further included are certain apertures, closures, and viewing devices of a specialized nature which involve no intentional reflection, refraction, or filtering of light rays. This class also includes optical elements combined with another type of structure(s) to constitute an optical element combined with a nonoptical structure or a perfection or improvement in the optical element.

Subclass 806: Relatively movable informatory sheet and lens (e.g., reading machine, etc.)

Class 362: Illumination

Means and processes for casting visible radiant energy in at least one direction to render objects in that direction visible.

Subclass 544: With common housing
Subclass 545: Including light emitting diode

Class G9B/15.009:

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 10.1: Interrogation response
Subclass 10.4: Response signal detail
Subclass 10.41: Combination response
Subclass 3.51: Polling or roll call
Subclass 505: Interrogator-responder
Subclass 572.1: Detectable device on protected article (e.g., tag)
Subclass 572.5: Having tuned resonant circuit
Subclass 572.9: Having means locking device to article

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.

Subclass 386: Voting machine