Apparel  

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We have researched for many years the best way to classify the terms "Apparel", "Clothing" and "Fashion" into a simplified definition.  Our aim has been to help educate both members of the clothing industry as well as the general public.  After years of research, we have determined that it is beyond challenging to put all of the characteristics of this vast industry into a simple definition.  
As we continue to investigate the full scope of clothing and textiles, we realize the subject is truly to broad in subject matter to condense into simplicity.  For an idea of the various terms relevant to the clothing industry, you can visit the Apparel Search Glossary at http://www.apparelsearch.com/glossary.htm (compiled & owned by the Apparel Search Company) or you can view the definition list at http://www.apparelsearch.com/Definitions/Definition_List_Clothes.htm  (this definition list is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License , From Wikipedia)

During our research, we discovered the following information from the United States Patent & Trade Mark Office.  Although the list is a difficult read (rather boring...) it gives a good indication of the true scope of the world of clothing.  Essentially, the information on this page was presented in the year 2000 as a classification system for the US Patent and Trade Mark Office to following when dealing with clothing and clothing related items.
Information on this page is from:
U.S. Patent Classification System - Classification Definitions as of June 30, 2000
The U.S. Patent Classification System (USPC) is used to classify patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The USPC provides for the storage and retrieval of every U.S. patent document that a patent examiner needs to review when examining patent applications. This set of web pages displays the classification definitions corresponding to classes and subclasses contained in the USPC. The classification definitions are those that existed as of the date listed at the top of the page. Please note that the USPC is updated regularly to better categorize patented technologies. As these definitions are updated, all existing U.S. patents granted since 1790 are reclassified to reflect these classification updates. While measures have been taken to provide accurate and complete information in these web pages, errors and omissions may occur. For a more complete description of the U.S. Patent Classification System and the procedures used to classify patents within the system, please consult the Examiner Handbook to the U.S. Patent Classification System.
This is NOT the most current or most accurate classification system.  This is just for your reference to help illustrate the complexity and number of classifications for Clothing.
 
Class Definition:
This is the generic class for garments and other devices to be worn by mankind to adorn, cover or protect the body or person. Included within the class are (1) such garments or devices, per se, (2) combinations of such garments or devices with other things where the combination is not elsewhere provided for, (3) processes of, and patterns for making such garments or devices, (4) subcombinations of garments and the like, not elsewhere provided for and processes of manufacture relating to such subcombinations, and (5) garment supporters and retainers (see search notes below).
(1) Note. In general, processes of making particular types of garments have been classified in the subclass pertaining to the particular garment made.

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243.1 for processes applicable to a number of different
types of garments. Subcombinations of particular garments have been classified in the garment subclass unless such subcombinations have been specifically provided for in the subclasses indented under subclass 243.1. Subcombinations applicable to a number of different types of garments have been classified in subclasses 243.1+.
300 through 342, for garment supporters and retainers.

REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES

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24, Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, etc., for a single or combined fastener or retainer device used to support or retain a garment or to hold parts of a garment supporter together where no significant structure or feature of the garment or part held is claimed. These include (a) two fastening devices even though connected by a single strand; (b) a device to hold the ends of a belt, strip, or strand; (c) a device to hold the ends of a belt, strip, or strand together to form a loop even though claimed in combination with such belt, strip, or strand; or (d) a single or combined fastening means even though supporting or fastening together two or more garments or parts of a garment supporter. Class 2 takes all other garment supporters or retainers or parts thereof not provided for.
36, Boots, Shoes, and Leggings, for miscellaneous footwear, such as boots, shoes, and leggings.
40, Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting, subclass 329 for a head covering carrying an indicia where any modification of the head covering is merely for receiving the indicia.
63, Jewelry, for ornaments of precious metal and stones adapted to be worn on the person.
66, Textiles: Knitting, 171 for garments closely allied with knitting methods or distinguished mainly by the knitted fabric thereof.
112, Sewing, appropriate subclasses for processes and apparatus for sewing, and for sewn articles not specifically provided for in any other class.
119, Animal Husbandry, 712 for body worn apparel for controlling, restraining, or handling an animal; subclasses 850+ for a body worn protective shield or apparel; subclasses 856+ for a collar or other body- or appendage-encircling band, particularly subclass 857 if for a human being; and subclass 907 for a harness of general utility.
126, Stoves and Furnaces, 204 for apparel and analogous structure combined with means to heat the same by means other than electricity.
132, Toilet, subclass 215 for mustache holders or guards, subclasses 219+ for combs to be worn in the hair, subclasses 273+ for hair fasteners, particularly subclass 274 for hair nets, subclasses 53+ for hair structure, subclasses 57.1+ for hat fasteners, and subclasses 73+ for artificial coverings for finger nails.
219, Electric Heating, subclass 211 for apparel and fabrics having electric heating means.
220, Receptacles, see the Notes to the definition of subclass 200 for references to closures in other classes.
223, Apparel Apparatus, for machines and machine methods for making, repairing and maintaining in proper condition articles of apparel and analogous articles. See (1) Note under the class definition of Class 223.
297, Chairs and Seats, 464, and especially 468+ for safety belt or harness attachable to the chair or seat (e.g., of a vehicle); and see the search notes therein for other loci for vehicle attachable safety harness.
351, Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting, 41 for spectacles and eyeglasses whose transparent elements have an optical characteristic, or whose frames in the absence of such optical characteristic lack any body protecting structure. See section V of the Class 351 Class Definition for the detailed classification line between spectacles and goggles. See Class 2 (this class), subclasses 15+ for eye shields having a mere protective function.
428, Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles, appropriate subclasses, for a stock-material product in the form of a single or plural layer web or sheet.
446, Amusement Devices: Toys, 26 for a toy adapted to be worn or attached to the body.
450, Foundation Garments, appropriate subclasses for a garment specifically designed to fit the human body to protect, compress, support, restrain, or alter the configuration of the body torso or a portion thereof.
602, Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage, 1 for an orthopedic device and method and subclasses 41+ for a body protecting or restraining device.
604, Surgery, appropriate subclasses for devices similar to apparel having therapeutic functions.
607, Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application, 108 for wearing apparel combined with a therapeutic device for applying light rays or analogous rays to the body, or modifying the temperature of the body or applying electricity to the body, which is limited by claimed structure to therapeutic use.
623, Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor, 7 for brassieres which include an artificial breast.


SUBCLASSES


Subclass: 1

This subclass is indented under the class definition. Miscellaneous apparel and analogous devices not elsewhere provided for.

Subclass: 2.11

Astronaut's body cover:
This subclass is indented under subclass 455. Guard or protector comprising a body suit which covers the trunk, arms, and legs of the wearer and which is intended and constructed to be worn above the Earth's atmosphere.

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128, Surgery, 200.24 for a device for supplying a breathable gas to a person; especially, subclass 201.19 for a device to transmit or facilitate voice transmission from a face mask, hood, or helmet, and subclasses 201.29+ for a body supported head covering and a body garment; in particular, subclass 202.11 where the body garment is a flight suit.
219, Electric Heating, subclass 211 for an electrically heated garment.
250, Radiant Energy, subclass 516.1 for a radiation shielded garment.
414, Material or Article Handling, 1 for a hand controlled article manipulator and subclass 8 for a hand controlled article manipulator combined with a radiation shield.
600, Surgery, 19 for subject matter relating to an anti-G suit.

Subclass: 2.12

Having relatively rotatable coaxial coupling component:
This subclass is indented under subclass 2.11. Astronaut's
body cover wherein the body suit includes a trunk covering part and an appendage covering part (e.g., arm, leg, head) which parts are tubular at their point of connection and relatively rotatable about their common axis.

Subclass: 2.13

Having convoluted component:
This subclass is indented under subclass 2.11. Astronaut's body cover wherein one part of the body suit is made movable relative to another part of the body suit by a series of adjacent ridges and valleys formed in it and wherein the ridges are movable toward or away from adjacent ridges.

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138, Pipes and Tubular Conduits, 121 for a corrugated flexible tube or pipe of general utility.
285, Pipe Joints or Couplings, 226 for a bellow type flexible joint between rigid members.

Subclass: 2.14

Aviator's body cover:
This subclass is indented under subclass 455. Guard or protector comprising a body suit which covers the trunk, arms, and legs of the wearer and which is intended and constructed to be worn by an aircraft crew member within the bounds of the Earth's atmosphere.

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6.1 for an aviator's helmet.

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128, Surgery, 200.24 for a device for supplying a breathable gas to a person; especially, subclass 201.19 for a device for transmitting voice communication from a face mask, helmet, or hood, and subclasses 201.29+ for a body covering and a body supported head covering; in particular, subclass 202.11 for a flight suit.
219, Electric Heating, subclass 211 for an electrically heated garment.
244, Aeronautics, subclass 143 for a garment attached to a parachute.
600, Surgery, 19 for subject matter relating to an anti-G
suit.

Subclass: 2.15

Underwater diver's body cover:
This subclass is indented under subclass 455. Guard or protector comprising a body enclosing suit which covers the trunk, arms, and legs of the wearer and which is intended and constructed to be worn by a diver underwater.

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128, Surgery, 200.24 for a device for supplying a breathable gas to a person; especially, subclass 200.29 for a device for dispersing exhaust gases from a diver's mask, helmet, or other underwater apparatus into ambient water, subclass 201.11 for a draw type snorkel, and subclass 201.27 for a diver's body covering having a body supported head covering.
219, Electric Heating, subclass 211 for electrically heated wearing apparel.
340, Communications: Electrical, subclass 850 for an underwater communication device.
351, Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting, subclass 43 for glasses designed for underwater use.
367, Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices, 131 for an acoustic underwater communication device.
379, Telephonic Communications, subclass 175 for telephonic communication equipment for underwater use (i.e., in a diving suit, etc.) and subclass 430 for a body supported communication device (i.e., in headwear, etc.).
405, Hydraulic and Earth Engineering, 185 for a diving suit combined with a grapple, underwater power propulsion device, elevator, or other means pertaining to hydraulic engineering.
414, Material or Article Handling, 1 for a hand controlled article manipulator and subclass 8 for a hand controlled article manipulator combined with a radiation shield.
441, Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices, 88 for a personal flotation device and subclasses 102+ for a body garment having buoyancy means to sustain the user floating in the water.

Subclass: 2.16

Having an insulation layer:
This subclass is indented under subclass 2.15. Diver's suit including a body suit layer and a second layer of material approximately equal in size to the body suit to limit heat transfer.

Subclass: 2.17

Having a garment closure (e.g., zipper, Velcro (TM), etc.):
This subclass is indented under subclass 2.15. Diver's suit wherein the diving suit includes a fastener which releasably holds together two sections of the body suit.

Subclass: 2.5

This subclass is indented under subclass 455. Devices specially designed to resist penetration, as by projectiles, swords, knives, etc., where (1) features of shape for fitting the body or (2) means for wearing or otherwise securing the device to the body, are claimed.
(1) Note. This class, subclasses 410+, particularly subclasses 6.1+ for such subject matter designed to protect the head only.

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109, Safes, Bank Protection, or a Related Device, 78 for such devices where only the rigid penetration resistive wall structure is claimed.
152, Resilient Tires and Wheels, subclasses 167-207 for armored resilient tires.
428, Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles, appropriate subclasses for a stock-material product in the form of a web, sheet or block embodying a penetration resistant component, and especially subclass 911 (a cross-reference art collection) for a penetration resistant product.

Subclass: 4

This subclass is indented under subclass 410. Devices comprising coverings to repel mosquitoes, bees, flies, or the
like.

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424, Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions, appropriate subclasses for an insect repelling composition and especially 402 for a coating or impregnant comprising a composition of that class on a base which may be a head guard, by name only.

Subclass: 5

This subclass is indented under subclass 410. Devices comprising helmets specially adapted for the use of firemen.

Subclass: 6.1

Aviator's helmet:
This subclass is indented under subclass 410. Head covering specifically configured and intended to be used by an aircraft crew member.

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2.11 for a body enclosing suit for an astronaut having a helmet.
2.14 for a body enclosing suit for an aviator having a helmet.
6.6 for a soldier's helmet.

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128, Surgery, 200.24 for a head covering with an oxygen supply.

Subclass: 6.2

Having article attaching means:
This subclass is indented under subclass 6.1. Aviator's helmet including a mount for securing an article, which article has a function other than to guard or protect the wearer's head.

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422 for a helmet having article attaching means and not specifically intended for use by an aviator.

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128, Surgery, 201.15 for a helmet with an oxygen supply; especially, subclass 201.16 for a head covering having means to keep a head shield clear (e.g., wiper, etc.) and subclass 201.19 for a head covering having an oxygen feed and means to facilitate voice communication.
340, Communications: Electrical, 945 for an aircraft indicating system or alarm.
345, Computer Graphics Processing, Operator Interface Processing, and Selective Visual Display Systems, subclass 8 for an indicating system or alarm in the pilot's line-of-sight (e.g., heads-up display, etc.
359, Optics: Systems (Including Communication) and Elements, subclass 815 for a body or garment attached lens with a support and subclasses 879+ for a body or apparel attached mirror with a support.
379, Telephonic Communications, subclass 430 for a body supported communication device (e.g., headgear, etc.).

Subclass: 6.3

Having eye shield (e.g., goggles, visor, etc.):
This subclass is indented under subclass 6.1. Aviator's helmet including an eye guard or protector which is transparent to at least a portion of the visible spectrum and is located or positionable in the aviator's line of sight.

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6.7 for a helmet having an eye shield specifically intended for use by a soldier.
15 for an eye shield not specifically intended for use by an aviator or soldier.
424 for a guard or protector for the head having a face shield not specifically intended for use by an aviator or soldier.

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128, Surgery, subclass 201.24 for a head covering with an oxygen supply.

Subclass: 6.4

Plural shields:
This subclass is indented under subclass 6.3. Aviator's helmet including at least two eye guards or protectors for an aviator's eye.

Subclass: 6.5

Pivotal shield:
This subclass is indented under subclass 6.3. Aviator's helmet including an eye guard or protector which is attached to the helmet and rotatable about a fixed point.

Subclass: 6.6

Soldier's (i.e., ground based trooper) helmet:
This subclass is indented under subclass 410. Head covering specifically configured and intended to be used by a ground based military person.

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89, Ordnance, subclass 36.05 for a gun attached shield to protect an ordnance operating person.

Subclass: 6.7

Having eye shield:
This subclass is indented under subclass 6.6. Soldier's helmet including an eye guard or protector which is transparent to at least a portion of the visible spectrum and is located or positionable in the line of sight of the soldier.

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6.3 for a helmet having an eye shield for an aviator.
15 for an eye shield not specifically intended for use by a soldier or aviator.

Subclass: 6.8

Having movable mechanical energy absorbing means (e.g.,
spring, etc.):
This subclass is indented under subclass 6.6. Soldier's helmet including a mechanical component such as a spring, pivot, etc., which is configured so as to move relative to the soldier's head so as to absorb some of the impact force imparted to the helmet.

Subclass: 7

This subclass is indented under subclass 410. Devices constructed to prevent sun-stroke or to counteract or protect from the effects of heat.

Subclass: 8

This subclass is indented under subclass 7. Devices designed to protect from the heat and glare of welding and similar operations.

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11 for similar devices not supported by the head.

Subclass: 9

This subclass is indented under subclass 410. Devices designed to protect the face, as baseball masks, boxing masks, nose guards, and the like.

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8 for face guards supported by the head and designed to protect from the heat and glare of welding and similar operations.
206 for face coverings functioning other than as guards or protectors.
424 for a head guard that includes a face protector.

Subclass: 10

This subclass is indented under subclass 15. Eye shields, attached to or made a part of a hat or cap.

Subclass: 11

This subclass is indented under subclass 15. Eye shields and the like carried in the hand or supported on some part of the body other than the head.

Subclass: 12

This subclass is indented under subclass 15. Eye shields designed to protect the eyes by shading.

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209.3 for additional combined eye shades and interrupted or strap-type crowns.

Subclass: 13

This subclass is indented under subclass 12. Devices comprising eye shades adapted to be attached to eyeglasses or spectacles.

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351, Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting, 44 for spectacles and eyeglasses with anti-glare or shading, such as where the lenses have a light modifying characteristic as in light filtering, polarizing, or absorbing.

Subclass: 15

This subclass is indented under subclass 410. Device in which significance is attributed to means intended to protect the eyes of the wearer.
(1) Note. This subclass includes an eyeshield that entirely obstructs the vision of a wearer, such as a blindfold.

Subclass: 16

This subclass is indented under subclass 455. Devices designed to guard or protect the hand or arm.

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158 159+ and 170, for other hand coverings.

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294, Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements, subclass 25 for hand and finger attachments designed to facilitate the handling of material and articles.

Subclass: 17

This subclass is indented under subclass 16. Devices attached to reins, tool handles, bicycle handle bars, automobile driving wheels, and the like, to protect the hands.

Subclass: 18

This subclass is indented under subclass 16. Devices comprising gloves for use in boxing.

Subclass: 19

This subclass is indented under subclass 16. Devices comprising gloves for use in playing baseball.

Subclass: 20

This subclass is indented under subclass 16. Devices comprising padlike devices worn to protect the palms or other parts of the hand.

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158 and 159+, for mittens and gloves.

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16, Miscellaneous Hardware, subclass 435 for other insulated hand-pad protectors.
38, Textiles: Ironing or Smoothing, subclass 95 for hand protectors for use with flat irons.
188, Brakes, 65.1 for strand brakes having hand-protective features.
294, Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements, subclass 25 for hand and finger attachments for the handling of articles and subclass 149 for handle and strap-type carriers having hand-protective features.

Subclass: 21

This subclass is indented under subclass 16. Devices comprising shields for the fingers or thumbs only.

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131, Tobacco, subclass 186 and 257+ for finger supported cigar and cigarette holding means.
294, Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements, subclass 25 for finger attachments designed to facilitate the handling of material or articles.

Subclass: 22

This subclass is indented under subclass 455. Devices comprising shields for leg, usually for the use of athletes.

Subclass: 23

This subclass is indented under subclass 22. Devices comprising pads and other protecting devices permanently attached to trousers.

Subclass: 24

This subclass is indented under subclass 22. Devices comprising shields for the knee only.

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62 for similar devices worn to protect the knees of garments from wear.

Subclass: 44

This subclass is indented under the class definition. Devices to brace and support the back and shoulders.

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300 through 342, for garment supporters which may incidentally brace the body but which have no special body bracing features, such as pads or wide fabrics.
459 for a guard or protector for the shoulder (e.g., football shoulder pads, shoulder strap protectors, etc.).
467 for a guard or protector for the back.

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450, Foundation Garments, subclass 2 and 96 for brassieres and corsets, respectively, combined with shoulder or back braces.

Subclass: 45

This subclass is indented under the class definition. Devices to brace and support the shoulders only.

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300 through 342, for garment supports which may incidentally brace the body but which have no special body bracing
features, such as pads or wide fabrics.
459 for a guard or protector for the shoulder (e.g., football shoulder pads, shoulder strap protectors, etc.).

Subclass: 46

This subclass is indented under the class definition. Devices comprising garments worn primarily to protect other garments from wear or injury.

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175.6 for a hat having a removable weather guard.
209.11 for a head covering having a convertible crown.
231 for trouser protectors.

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223, Apparel Apparatus, subclass 54 for machines and machine methods for making dress shields.
450, Foundation Garments, subclass 153 for protective liners, covers or shields for corsets.

Subclass: 47

This subclass is indented under subclass 46. Devices usually of skirt form, including means for covering the bottom portions of a woman's skirts both on the outside and the inside to protect the garments from mud, water, etc.

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222 for edge bindings or protectors for skirts.

Subclass: 48

This subclass is indented under subclass 46. Devices of the apron type.

Subclass: 49.1

Infant's bib:
This subclass is indented under subclass 48. Garment protector dimensioned to be worn over the chest of a small child and intended to protect an underlying garment.

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48 50-52, for a protective apron.

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128, Surgery, 873 for a garment type infant restraint used to protect an injury.
297, Chairs and Seats, 464 for a garment type restraint to secure a person in a chair or seat.
D2, Apparel and Haberdashery, 861 for a design patent for an apron.

Subclass: 49.2

Having pocket for receiving debris or article:
This subclass is indented under subclass 49.1. Infant's garment protector including a pouch intended to catch crumbs or hold an item.

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224, Package and Article Carriers, subclass 148.1 for an article carrier supporting or including a liquid holding receiver.
248, Supports, 102 for a support for an infant's bottle.
D2, Apparel and Haberdashery, subclass 863 and 864 for a design patent for a bib having a debris or article receiver.

Subclass: 49.3

Having fastener for attachment to tray or table:
This subclass is indented under subclass 49.1. Infant's garment protector including a lower extension having means to secure the extension to a high chair tray, table, or other food supporting surface.

Subclass: 49.4

Multilayer:
This subclass is indented under subclass 49.1. Infant's garment protector wherein the bib includes at least two layers of material dimensioned to be worn over the chest of a small child.
(1) Note. The layer may be laminated or separable.

Subclass: 49.5

Removable layer:
This subclass is indented under subclass 49.4. Infant's garment protector wherein the bib includes means to enable the top layer of material to be readily removed.

Subclass: 50

This subclass is indented under subclass 48. Devices adapted for wear during hair cutting or other barbering operation.

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174 for a device worn upon the head to shield an eye or the face during toilet operations such as shampooing, hair cutting, or the like.

Subclass: 51

This subclass is indented under subclass 48. Devices adapted primarily for men's wear.

Subclass: 52

This subclass is indented under subclass 48. Devices comprising ties and supports for aprons, usually of the waistband type.

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220 for waistbands.
221 for adjustable or elastic waistbands.

Subclass: 53

This subclass is indented under subclass 46. Devices comprising armpit shields, usually impervious to moisture.

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223, Apparel Apparatus, subclass 54 for machines and machine processes for making dress shields.

Subclass: 54

This subclass is indented under subclass 53. Devices combined with garments.

Subclass: 55

This subclass is indented under subclass 53. Devices provided with means for supporting them independently of a garment, as by means of straps.

Subclass: 56

This subclass is indented under subclass 53. Devices provided with garment attaching means.

Subclass: 57

This subclass is indented under subclass 53. Devices comprising frames of wire or equivalent material to hold the shields in proper extended position.

Subclass: 58

Methods of making armpit shields.

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223, Apparel Apparatus, subclass 54 for machine processes for making dress shields.

Subclass: 59

This subclass is indented under subclass 46. Devices adapted to protect the sleeves and cuffs of garments.

Subclass: 60

This subclass is indented under subclass 46. Devices comprising attachments for collars or cuffs to prevent soiling.

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142 for collar bindings.

Subclass: 61

This subclass is indented under subclass 46. Devices comprising protectors for stockings, except those restricted to the knee.

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36, Boots, Shoes, and Leggings, subclass 2 for similar devices worn outside the shoe.

Subclass: 62

This subclass is indented under subclass 46. Devices comprising protectors for the knees of all garments, including stockings.

Subclass: 63

This subclass is indented under subclass 46. Devices comprising caplike devices to protect hats from soiling while being tried on.

Subclass: 64

This subclass is indented under the class definition. Devices intended for use for burial purposes only.

Subclass: 65

This subclass is indented under the class definition. Devices made essentially of fur.

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112, Sewing, subclass 400 for a sewn leather product not elsewhere provided for.
428, Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles, appropriate subclasses for a stock-material product in the form of a single or plural layer web or sheet which may embody natural fur or leather, especially 85 for animal skin with the fur thereon, subclass 151 for a web or sheet having an artificial leather grain surface, subclass 473 for a laminate including leather, and subclass 904 (a cross-reference art collection) for an artificial leather sheet.

Subclass: 66

This subclass is indented under subclass 65. Devices of the handmuff type.

Subclass: 67

This subclass is indented under the class definition. Devices specially adapted to be worn while bathing.

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2.15 for a body suit worn by an underwater diver.

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128, Surgery, 200.24 for an underwater diving suit having an oxygen supply.
450, Foundation Garments, 7 for bathing suits incorporating brassiere structure and wherein the disclosure is clear that the lower torso portion of the garment provides a definite supporting or compressing function contrasted with a mere "skin-tight" fit.

Subclass: 68

This subclass is indented under subclass 67. Devices comprising bathing caps.

Subclass: 69
This subclass is indented under the class definition. Devices comprising miscellaneous coverings for the body and subcombinations thereof not elsewhere provided for.
(1) Note. Lap robes are in this subclass unless there is claimed upon the lap robe some structure for securing it to the vehicle or cooperating with some part of the vehicle. Such inventions are found in Class 296, Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops, subclass 81.

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126, Stoves and Furnaces, subclass 204 for analogous structures, having heating means other than electrical.
219, Electric Heating, subclass 211 for like structures wherein the heating means is electrical.
296, Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops, subclass 81 (see (1) Note above).
450, Foundation Garments, subclass 11, 30+ and 95 for foundation garments, brassieres and corsets, respectively,
combined with Class 2-type apparel garments.

Subclass: 69.5

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Garments of bag form or having means to close the lower part to form a bag.

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5, Beds, subclass 413 for sleeping bags having bed adjuncts, as a mattress, pillow or canopy, or tent features as windows or framework.

Subclass: 70

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Union garments in which the upper and lower portions are separably connected.

Subclass: 71

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Union garments the lower portions of which embody both skirt and bifurcated features.

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212 for similar nether garments.

Subclass: 72

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Union garments with skirted lower portion adapted to be changed to a bifurcated form.

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213 for nether garments having similar features.

Subclass: 73

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Union garments with skirted lower portions of the type usually worn as undergarments.

Subclass: 74

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Union garments with skirted lower portions of the type usually worn by women as outer-garments.

Subclass: 75

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Union garments with skirted lower portions of the type usually worn by children.

Subclass: 76

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Union garments of the dress type having adjustable or elastic waistbands.

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221 for skirts having elastic or adjustable waist bands.
237 for trousers having similar features.

Subclass: 77

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Devices comprising skirts of the type usually worn by men beneath the vest or coat and provided with bifurcated lower portions.

Subclass: 78.1

Underwear:
This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Bifurcated union type garment constructed and intended to be worn under an exterior garment and in contact with the skin of the wearer.

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71 for a union type garment which combines the features characteristic of both a skirted union garment and a bifurcated union garment.
72 for a union garment which is convertible between a skirted union garment and a bifurcated union garment.
73 for a skirted union type undergarment.
77 for an exterior bifurcated union type garment.
109 and 113, for a shirt or waist type undergarment.
212 for a nether garment which combines the features characteristic of both a skirted nether garment and a bifurcated garment.
213 for a nether garment which is convertible between a skirted nether garment and a bifurcated garment.
400 for a bifurcated nether undergarment.

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66, Textiles: Knitting, subclass 175 for a union type garment distinguished mainly by the knitted fabric or which is particularly adapted to be produced by a knitting process.
441, Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices, 102 for a buoyant union type garment.
450, Foundation Garments, subclass 11, 30+, and 95 for a foundation garment combined with an apparel of the type found in this class.

Subclass: 78.2

Having seat or crotch opening:
This subclass is indented under subclass 78.1. Bifurcated union type undergarment wherein the undergarment has an opening or slit in either the rear portion of the garment between the waist and leg portion or at the region of the garment where the two leg portions of the garment intersect.
(1) Note. Generally the slit or opening is so arranged as to be closable, for example, by providing overlapping parts or a fabric panel.

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408 for an openable or open crotch nether undergarment designed to be worn by a female.

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450, Foundation Garments, subclass 102, 103, and 105 for a foundation type nether undergarment with an openable crotch and subclass 148 for a nether foundation type undergarment with an openable rear portion.

Subclass: 78.3

Having elastic portion (e.g., band, panel, etc.):
This subclass is indented under subclass 78.1. Bifurcated union type undergarment wherein part of the undergarment is constructed out of a material having elastic threads.

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450, Foundation Garments, appropriate subclasses for a foundation garment having an elastic band, panel, or portion.

Subclass: 78.4

Having garment fastener:
This subclass is indented under subclass 78.1. Bifurcated union type undergarment including a fastener intended to releasably secure another garment to it.

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107 for a blouse having a fastener for a nether garment.
112 for a waist type undergarment having a fastener for a nether garment.
117 for a shirt having a fastener for a nether garment.
229 for an exterior nether garment adapted to be supported by a waist (e.g., blouse) or shirt.
300 through 342, for a garment supporter, per se.

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450, Foundation Garments, subclass 14, 26, 28, 29, 110, and 111 for foundation garment having means to support or engage an apparel type garment.

Subclass: 79

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Union garments with bifurcated lower portions of the type usually worn by men as outer-garments.

Subclass: 80

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Union garments with bifurcated lower portions of the type usually worn by children.

Subclass: 81

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Bifurcated union garments made of fire-proof or fire-resistant material.

Subclass: 82

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Bifurcated union garments made of waterproof or water-resistant material.

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87 for waterproof overcoats.

Subclass: 83

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Bifurcated union garments of the pajama type.

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114 for shirt-type bed garments.

Subclass: 84

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Devices provided with attached hoods.

Subclass: 85

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Devices of the coat type adapted for outdoor wear.

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84 for overcoats with hoods.
93 for coats generally.
98 for collars.

Subclass: 86

This subclass is indented under subclass 85. Devices constructed to permit conversion of the lower parts to a bifurcated form.

Subclass: 87

This subclass is indented under subclass 85. Devices specially adapted for protection from rain.

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82 for water-resistant bifurcated body garments.

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428, Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles, appropriate
subclasses for a single or plural layer sheet of stock- material product not elsewhere provided for, especially 411.1 for a laminate characterized by the composition of the layers.

Subclass: 88

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Devices of the cape type.
(1) Note. These garments are usually sleeveless, but may have "inside" sleeves or combined with coats.

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84 for capes with hoods.

Subclass: 89

This subclass is indented under subclass 88. Devices constructed to permit the formation of a tent from the garment.

Subclass: 90

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Devices comprising knitted garments of the sweater type.

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66, Textiles: Knitting, subclass 171 for knitted garments distinguished mainly by the fabric thereof.

Subclass: 91

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Devices of the muffler type which cover the chest or back and neck.

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203 for hoods with mufflers.

Subclass: 92

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Devices comprising special coverings for the back and chest, either or both.

Subclass: 93

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Devices of the coat type.

Subclass: 94

This subclass is indented under subclass 93. Devices adapted for carrying game, ammunition, or other articles.

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224, Package and Article Carriers, appropriate subclasses for a device supported by an animate bearer for carrying game, ammunition, or another article not associated with a coat. See especially subclass 103 for a fish and game stringer, subclass 196 for a receiver especially adapted to eject an article, such as ammunition, subclasses 600+ for a flaccid neck or shoulder crossing article receiver which supports ammunition, and cross-reference art collection 931 for article carriers for ammunition.

Subclass: 95

This subclass is indented under subclass 93. Devices combined with vests or shirts or simulations thereof.

Subclass: 96

This subclass is indented under subclass 93. Devices
comprising securing and fastening means for the front openings of coats.

Subclass: 97

This subclass is indented under subclass 93. Devices provided with lining means.

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272 for general lining structure.

Subclass: 98

This subclass is indented under subclass 93. Devices comprising collars.

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129 for shirt collars.

Subclass: 99

This subclass is indented under subclass 98. Devices comprising springs to be worn under coat collars to retain them in proper position.

Subclass: 100

This subclass is indented under subclass 93. Devices having fasteners in the back to hold the collar in proper position.

Subclass: 101

This subclass is indented under subclass 93. Devices to facilitate putting on coats.

Subclass: 102

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Devices of the vest type worn by men.

Subclass: 103

This subclass is indented under subclass 102. Devices combined with shirts or dickeys.

Subclass: 104

This subclass is indented under subclass 69. Waists and underwear made to facilitate access to the breast.


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