US PATENT SUBCLASS 472 / 116
Current as of: June, 1999
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(under the class definition) Amusement device comprising an inclined surface which is specifically adapted to receive the body of a person thereon so that the person may coast down the inclined surface under the influence of gravity.
(1) Note. These subclasses do not include an amusement slide device of the type in which a person rides down the slide surface either located within or mounted upon a vehicular type of device. An amusement slide device of the type in which a person rides down the slide within or upon a vehicle (e.g., within a toboggan, on a mat or sled, or upon skis or skates, etc.) is provided for elsewhere in this class (472). A disclosure that a person may coast down an amusement slide while merely sitting down upon a mat is sufficient for placement elsewhere. See Search This Class, Subclass notes below
(2) Note. The clothing that a person is wearing while coasting down a body slide (e.g., a bathing suit or clothing a child may be wearing at a playground body slide) is not considered to be a vehicle type device. Accordingly, a slide device in which the body of a person engages the slide surface through the medium of clothing is properly classifiable here in these subclasses (116+) as a body slide.
SEE OR SEARCH THIS CLASS, SUBCLASS:
88+, for an amusement device in which a person is intended to coast down an inclined surface using a vehicle, particularly subclass 88 for slide down which a person is intended to ride in a toboggan or upon a sled or mat means. A disclosure that a person may coast down an amusement slide while merely sitting down upon a mat is sufficient for placement here. See (1) and (2) Note above.
90+, for a ski slide or chute down which a person is intended to coast using a foot-attached vehicle such as a ski or skate.
SEE OR SEARCH CLASS 104, Railways,
69+, for an amusement railway device in the form of a chute intended for use with a passenger-carrying vehicle.
182, Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold,
48+, for an escape chute combined with a means utilizable by a person (e.g., a handrail or ladder) or with a means to sustain life (e.g., ventilation means).
193, Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways,
2+, for a chute down which material may pass under the influence of gravity.
404, Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus,
17+, and 71 for pavement and road structure.