Processes and apparatus for forming strands or fabrics from yarns, filaments or strands, by braiding, knotting and/or intertwisting the strands; and the corresponding products or fabrics.
LINES WITH OTHER CLASSES
The line between this Class 87 and Class 428, Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles, is that any plural layer product or stock material which includes a component classifiable in this class (87) will be placed in this class; a plural layer stock material or product in general with no structure of the Class 87 type will be classified in Class 428, Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles. See also reference to Class 87 in the main definition of Class 428, Lines With Other Classes, Intermediate Articles, and subclass 592 for metallic stock material having a helical component.
REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES
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415, for braid, netting or lace which includes stitching.
427, Coating Processes, for processes of coating, per se, not combined with a textile operation.
140, Wireworking, 3+, for machines and processes of the type found in this class (87), combined with some additional wireworking apparatus or process step. Where wires are not interlooped by merely being placed adjacent each other and then locally twisted to overlie, so that only the rigidity of the wire holds them together, the patent is in Class 140, Wireworking.
174, Electricity: Conductors and Insulators, particularly
121, 122 and 124 for insulated conductors and see the class definition, (3) Note, for the line.
245, Wire Fabrics and Structure, particularly
7, and 8 for wire fabrics even though for a structure provided for in this class (87) having claimed additional features of wire fabric structure.
156, Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture,
148+, for the combination of laminating and braiding and subclass 52 for indefinite length conductor making including a step of braiding a covering thereon.