This class is an integral part of Class 252, as shown by theposition of the box identifying this class in the Class 252 schedule.As such, this class is subject to the Class Definition and Notesof Class 252.
A. GENERAL STATEMENT
Patents which contain a claim to a lubricant composition areplaced in this Class as original patents, and are cross-referencedwherever necessary or desirable. Patents which disclose the useof claimed compositions as lubricants, and recite no claims to ause provided for elsewhere, are similarly classified in this Class.If no composition claims limited to a specific use are recited, andplural utilities are disclosed, or if composition claims to pluralutilities are recited, reference should be made to the superioritylisting in the (5) note of the Class 252 Definition to determinethe original classification of the patent.
This class provides for:
(1) compositions of matter which are solid antifriction devicesor articles described in terms of their chemical composition,
(2) materials from which said solid antifriction devices orarticles are fashioned,
(3) compositions which serve as lubricants or separants formoving solid surfaces,
(4) compositions of mineral oils admixed with non-hydrocarbonmaterials and not limited to a function or utility provided forelsewhere in Class 252 or any other class.
B. DETAILED STATEMENT
(1) The solid antifriction devices or articles described in termsof their chemical composition are characterized by having a lubricantmaterial as a permanent part of the article or device. This permanencemay be accomplished by permanent coating, impregnation into the intersticesof the article or device, or by being part of the composition ofmatter from which the article or device is fashioned. The articlesand devices are further characterized by retention of their shapeduring use.
The type of solid antifriction article or device provided forherein is exemplified by: bearings, rings, seals, journal boxes,bushings, brakes, clutches, gun wads, or liners for bearings, brakesor clutches.
Any processes of making such solid antifriction articles ordevices, or peculiar to making such articles or devices, for whichthere is no provision elsewhere are provided for herein.
Mere or nominal use of such solid antifriction articles or devicesas lubricating elements is provided for herein, if there is no provisionelsewhere.
(2) The discussion of solid antifriction articles and devicesin the Detailed Statement, paragraph 1, supra, is generally applicablealso to the materials from which these articles and devices arefashioned.
The materials provided for herein from which said solid antifrictionarticles or devices are made are the aggregate materials, not individualcomponents of the materials or anything less than the entirety ofthe material suitable to be fashioned into said article or device.
(3) The lubricant or separant compositions for moving solidsurfaces provided for herein may be liquid, plastic, or fluent compositionsspecialized and designed for use between two relatively moving surfacesand in contact therewith for reducing friction therebetween or preventingsaid surfaces from contacting each other. The compositions mustinclude at least one component that is not a hydrocarbon (exceptif the hydrocarbon is a solid synthetic polymer).
Any process of making such compositions, or peculiar to makingsuch compositions, for which there is no provision elsewhere isprovided for herein.
(4) This class is the generic home for mineral oils admixedwith non-hydrocarbon materials and not limited to a function orutility provided for elsewhere in Class 252 or any other class.Examples of such compositions are mineral oils mixed with antioxidants,corrosion inhibitors, gum inhibitors, stabilizers, etc.