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COMPUTER GRAPHICS PROCESSING AND SELECTIVE VISUAL DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Classification 345/581.000 - 472.300 >> view this class definition


U. S. PATENT RESOURCES

As general guidance, a complete search of U. S. patents in this art area will include the following:

  1. A classified search of the original classification class and subclass for the subject matter and the other highly relevant art areas in the US patent documents
  2. A text search of the US patent documents; patents, PG PUB, and OCR databases:
    • Broad text search for the general inventive concept(s), not limited by classification
    • Narrow text search for the specific claimed invention
    • Boolean text search employing the relevant inventive terms

The resources listed below are internal USPTO search tools. However, the information that they cover is available either commercially, on the USPTO web site, or in the Public Search Facility on the USPTO Headquarters campus and the Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries.

EAST/WEST
EAST Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1971 - present
WEST Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1971 - present
Full text patent and inventor searching.

All patent documents in a classification are viewed by USPC for relevance to the patent application being searched. Classification search is most useful for structural and apparatus limitations such as the memory hardware, interface devices, and the plural physical display systems which all have drawings showing the structural layout. Text searching can easily find method steps in the graphical manipulation and attribute subclass ranges of the class.
BRS Search/USOCR Database
EAST Coverage: 1920 - 1970, Full Text: 1920 - 1970
WEST Coverage: 1920 - 1970, Full Text: 1920 - 1970
Full text of U.S. patent grants.

All patent documents in a classification are viewed by USPC for relevance to the patent application being searched.
PGPUBS
EAST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
WEST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
U.S. published applications.

All patent documents in a classification are viewed by USPC for relevance to the patent application being searched. Classification search is most useful for structural and apparatus limitations such as the memory hardware, interface devices, and the plural physical display systems which all have drawings showing the structural layout. Text searching can easily find method steps in the graphical manipulation and attribute subclass ranges of the class.

FOREIGN PATENT RESOURCES

Searched separately from the U.S. Patent Search. These databases consist of abstract documents. Text searching abstracts requires the use of different search logic e.g. the use of broad Boolean and/or operators instead of narrow proximity operators.

Derwent World Patents Index and the contents of the EPO Abstracts and JPO Abstracts are available commercially.

Derwent World Patents Index, Classification and Text Search
EAST Coverage: 1963 - present, Full Text: - N/A
WEST Coverage: 1963 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English abstracts database of patent documents from more than 40 patent-issuing authorities.

Used for text and assignee/inventor searching. Queries may include classification parameters when combined with other terms to be searched in the technical content of the application.
EPO Abstracts, Text and Classification Search
EAST Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: - N/A
WEST Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English abstracts database of patents and published applications from EPO, WO/PCT, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Switzerland. USPC searching is limited to documents added to the database from 1978 to September 30, 1995.

EPO patent documents in a USPC or an IPC classification are viewed for relevance to the patent application being searched. Used for text and assignee/inventor searching.
EPO esp@cenet
esp@cenet Coverage: 1920 - present, Full Text: 1920 - present
National patent information from all member states of the EPO as well as bibliographic data from patents worldwide.

Source for translations.
FPAS3
Coverage: 1980 - present, Full Text: -
USPTO foreign document retrieval system.

JPO Abstracts, Text and Classification Search
EAST Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: - N/A
WEST Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English abstracts database of Japanese published unexamined applications. USPC searching is limited to documents added to the database from 1978 to September 30, 1995.

JPO patent documents in a USPC or an IPC classification are viewed for relevance to the patent application being searched. Used for text and assignee/inventor searching.
JPO Industrial Property Digital Library
NCIPI Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: 1976 - present
Japanese patent information.

This resource is used as a source for machine translations of Japanese patent documents from 1993 to present.

NON-PATENT LITERATURE RESOURCES

The resources listed are those that USPTO staff have found consistently yield the most relevant search results. Commercial databases available through a single vendor can generally be searched simultaneously, although it is preferable to search full text and bibliographic databases in separate groupings. In addition to the use of subscription databases and public Internet sites, it is recommended that books, manuals, standards and specifications be considered in the search for prior art.

ACM Digital Library
ACM Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: Dates - vary
Citations and full text articles from ACM journals, newsletters, and conference proceedings.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
IEEE Xplore
IEEE Coverage: 1952 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Full text access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
BIOSIS Previews
Dialog Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Comprehensive worldwide coverage of research in the biological and biomedical sciences.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation, medical graphics, and product data.
Business Source Corporate
EBSCO Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: Dates - vary
General business periodicals and trade publications.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics and product data.
Business Wire
Dialog Coverage: 1999 - present, Full Text: 1999 - present
Full text of news releases issued by approximately 10,000 corporations, universities, research institutes, hospitals, and other organizations.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics and product data.
CMP Computer Fulltext
Dialog Coverage: 1988 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Full text information about the computer, communications, and electronic industries.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
Computer News Fulltext
Dialog Coverage: 1989 - present, Full Text: 1989 - present
Full text articles from Computerworld and Network World.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
DIALOG Telecommunications Newsletters
Dialog Coverage: 1995 - present, Full Text: 1995 - present
Full text telecommunications newsletters that provide information on companies, products, markets, and technologies.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
DTIC STINET
DTIC Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: Dates - vary
DTIC scientific and technical papers, which cover telecommunications, satellites, imaging, and speech recognition.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
Ei Compendex
Dialog Coverage: 1970 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1970 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1970 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Abstracted information from 4,500 journals plus conference proceedings in engineering and technology.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
EMBASE
Dialog Coverage: 1993 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Index of the world's literature on human medicine and related disciplines.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation used in medical applications.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
Dialog Coverage: 1966 - present, Full Text: - N/A
US Department of Education Coverage: - , Full Text: -
Bibliographic database that contains education-related documents and journal articles.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics used in assistive technology.
Gale Group Computer DatabaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1983 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Information about the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
Gale Group GlobalbaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1986 - 2002, Full Text: - N/A
Worldwide coverage of companies, products, and industries with a primary focus on Europe.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
Gale Group PROMT
Dialog Coverage: 1990 - present, Full Text: 1990 - present
STN Coverage: 1978 - present, Full Text: 1978 - present
International coverage of companies, products, markets, and applied technologies for all industries.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation, and product data.
Health Devices AlertsŪ (HDA)
Dialog Coverage: 1977 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Database of reported medical device problems, hazards, recalls, evaluations, and updates.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation used in medical applications.
IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin
EAST/WEST Coverage: 1958 - 1998, Full Text: -
Defensive disclosure database.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
Inside Conferences
Dialog Coverage: 1993 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Contains details of all papers given at every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received at the British Library Document Supply Centre.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
Inspec (The Database for Physics, Electronics and Computing)
Dialog Coverage: 1898 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Dialog DataStar Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1969 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Inspec (The Database for Physics, Electronics and Computing) corresponds to the three Science Abstracts print publications: Physics Abstracts, Electrical and Electronics Abstracts, and Computer and Control Abstracts.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts
EBSCO Coverage: 1980's - present, Full Text: - N/A
Literature related to personal computing products and developments in business, the Internet, the home, and all other applied areas.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
JICST-EPlus - Japanese Science & Technology
Dialog Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: - N/A
English citations and abstracts covering the literature published in Japan on all fields of science, technology, and medicine.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
MathSci
Dialog Coverage: 1910 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Coverage of mathematics, statistics, computer science, algorithms, and operations research.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics, image compression, and algorithms.
MEDLINE (Medical Literature, Analysis, and Retrieval System Online)
Dialog Coverage: 1951 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1950 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic database containing references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation used in medical applications.
New Scientist
Dialog Coverage: 1994 - present, Full Text: 1994 - present
EBSCO Coverage: 1990 - present, Full Text: 2002 - present
ProQuest Coverage: 1989 - present, Full Text: 2002 - present
Science and technology news.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation used in medical applications.
NTIS: National Technical Information Service
Dialog Coverage: 1964 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1964 - present, Full Text: - N/A
U.S. government-sponsored research, development, and engineering reports.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
Periodical Abstracts PlusText
Dialog Coverage: 1986 - present, Full Text: 1992 - present
Provides indexing and abstracting of articles in more than 1,800 general-reference publications.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, character generation, and product data.
PIRA (Packaging, Paper, Printing and Publishing, Imaging and Nonwovens Abstracts)
Dialog Coverage: 1975 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1975 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic database containing information on business and technological developments in packaging, printing, publishing, pulp, paper, imaging, and nonwovens.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, character generation, and CAD/CAM and CAD/CAE.
PR Newswire
Dialog Coverage: 1999 - present, Full Text: 1999 - present
Complete text of news releases prepared by U.S. companies, public relations agencies, trade associations, city, state, federal and municipal government agencies, and other sources covering the entire spectrum of news.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation used in medical applications.
ProQuest Direct
ProQuest Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: 1986 - present
Current periodicals and newspapers, as well as archives of major newspapers.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation, and product data.
Science
AAAS Coverage: 1995 - present, Full Text: 1995 - present
Dialog Coverage: 1996 - present, Full Text: 1996 - present
EBSCO Coverage: 1984 - present, Full Text: 1997 - present
JSTOR Coverage: 1880 - 1999, Full Text: 1880 - 1999
ProQuest Coverage: 1986 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Weekly journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation used in medical applications.
SciSearch: A Cited Reference Science Database
Dialog Coverage: 1990 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Cited reference index.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation, and product data.
Society for Information Display
SID Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Society of professionals in all of the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing, and sales.

This resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, and character generation.
SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
SPIE Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Society for the exchange, collection and dissemination of knowledge in optics, photonics and imaging.

The resource provides relevant data for computer graphics processing, attributes such as surface details or characteristics, display attributes, 2 and 3 D (dimensional) image processing, clipping, masking, RGB, GUI (graphical user interface), pixel, sub-pixel processing, graphs, character generation, medical graphics, and CAD/CAM and CAD/CAE.

INTERNET SEARCH TOOLS

An Internet search should be considered when a search of the resources listed above fails to locate relevant prior art. A preliminary Internet search may be performed to obtain an overview of the technology, and to identify additional search terms and related product information.

Google TM
Google Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Internet search engine.

This resource provides relevant information for the following: inventor papers and/or web sites, assignee or company product data or specifications, manuals, standards such as MPEGs.


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