The appearance of a term with an asterisk (*) indicates thata definition for that term will be found in Section IV, Glossary.
Subject matter provided for in this class:
i) colloid systems (also called colloid dispersions* or colloidsuspensions), including aerosols, smokes, fogs, liquid foams, emulsions,sols*, gels, coagulates, or pastes, shown by bold outlinein the following table (note: gels may be composed of continuousor dispersed liquid phase in a continuous solid matrix):
ii) wetting agents* (compositions for wetting surfaces, includingspreading, penetrating, or leveling);
iii) subcombination compositions of colloid systems or wettingagents* containing at least an agent specialized and designedfor or peculiar to use in making or stabilizing colloid systemsor in wetting agents*, which includes:
(a) compositions fully compounded for and intended to bemade into a colloid system, such as an assemblage of compounds merelyrequiring non-material input (such as agitation) to effect a colloidsystem;
(b) compositions consisting of a potential dispersand* combinedwith a colloid system making or stabilizing agent*;
(c) compositions consisting of a mixture of colloid systemmaking or stabilizing agents*, or, of one such agent* andan adjuvant*, or, of a mixture of adjuvants*, ineach instance the composition lacking both the material* tobe dispersed and the material* in which it is to be dispersed,including thickening, suspending, stabilizing agents*,or protective colloid compositions;
iv) compositions and subcombination compositions specializedand designed for or peculiar to use in breaking (resolving) or inhibitingcolloid systems;
v) processes of making or stabilizing the compositions orsystems of i), ii), iii), or iv), hereinabove;
(vi) processes of breaking (resolving) or inhibiting colloidsystems, by any means, physical or chemical, including, but notlimited to, use of, alone or in combination, mechanical treatment,composition, compound, or temperature control (heat or cold);
in each case, where not elsewhere provided for, such as maybe set forth in Search Class notes in Reference to Other Classes,below.