This class provides for methods or apparatus for the propagation,rearing, training, exercising, amusing, feeding, milking, grooming,housing, controlling, handling, or general care of a living animalunless provided for elsewhere.
(1)Note. The word "animal" is used in its genericbiological meaning of a living sentient multicellular organism andis applicable to insects, fish, fowl, mammals, and other membersof the animal kingdom.
(2)Note. This class is subdivided into: (a) an array of specified animal culturing subclass groups, thecommon bond within each group being determined by the particularkind of animal that is the subject of the invention; (b) an array of subclass groups directed to a method or apparatusfor obtaining milk from an animal other than a human; and (c) a number of subclass groups, the common bond within each groupbeing determined by the function or mode of operation rather thanthe particular creature to which the invention is applied.The groups mentioned in (c) may include subject matter specificallylimited in use to a human or to fowl, and patents directed to saidspecific uses are classified in subclasses having a distinctivetitle which provides for the respective human or fowl specific use.It should be noted that the subclass(es) that specifically providefor a human use are the only areas in this class providing for ahuman application, and since these subclasses are the residual areas forhuman application not otherwise provided for, the definitions ofthese subclasses are strictly limited. The outside classes listedin the search notes of both the class definition and the subclass(es)relating to a human should be exhausted before placement of a patentrelating to a human application in this class.
(3)Note. A method provided for in this class is appropriatelyclassified in a subclass specifically providing for the method or, absenta specific method subclass, in a subclass providing for the apparatusof this class used in the method.
(4)Note. A method of making an apparatus of this class is excludedfrom this class, and may be found in an appropriate manufacturingclass.