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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 for relevance to the patent application being searched. Text queries may be combined with classification parameters. A broad search for buzzwords and synonyms may be conducted.
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.

Includes the ability to formulate queries by classification. May be searched simultaneously with US Patent database and foreign patents databases.
PGPUBS
EAST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
WEST Coverage: 2001 - present, Full Text: 2001 - present
U.S. published applications.

USPC classification or full text search capabilities. Extensive queries may be combined with classification parameters. May be searched simultaneously with US Patent database and foreign patent databases.
PLUS
Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1971 - present
USPTO search system for U.S. patents.

PLUS (Patent Linguistics Utility System) is a USPTO search system for US patents that produces a list of the most closely related patents to the application searched. The system provides a list of classes/subclasses where the suggested patents are classified.

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.

May be helpful for a quick English language description of a known foreign reference.
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. Includes a classified search in EAST or WEST.
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.

Provides PDF images for the full text of patents from a number of countries. Has text search capabilities in the title and abstract fields as well as retrieval by IPC and ECLA classification numbers. This search may be helpful when the EPO document identifier is cited in another reference.
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. Includes a classified search in EAST or WEST.
JPO Industrial Property Digital Library
NCIPI Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: 1976 - present
Japanese patent information.

Has text search capabilities in the title and abstract fields as well as retrieval by FI classifications and F-terms. This resource is primarily used as a source for machine translations of Japanese patent documents.

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.

Full text access to articles published in ACM periodicals and proceedings. This resource frequently provides highly relevant information. Used for text and inventor searching.
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 frequently provides highly relevant information. Used for text and inventor searching.
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.

Abstracts from over 4,100 journals and serials. Includes IEEE content. Other source materials include books, reports, and dissertations. This resource frequently provides highly relevant information. Used for text and inventor searching.
1MOBILITY (Global Mobility Bibliographic Database)
STN Coverage: 1906 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic database from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) contains information on worldwide literature of technologies for self-propelled vehicles.

Useful for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).
ABI/INFORM
Dialog Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1991 - present
STN Coverage: 1971 - present, Full Text: 1991 - present
Covers worldwide business and management issues.

Full text journal articles covering new product announcements, computers, telecommunications, transportation, healthcare, finance, marketing, and management.
AINS - Automotive Information & News
Dialog Coverage: 1987 - 2002, Full Text: - N/A
Provides international coverage of news, information and the application of new technologies for the automotive industry.

Useful for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).
BioBusiness
Dialog Coverage: 1985 - 1998, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1985 - 1998, Full Text: - N/A


Information on business topics in life sciences including discovery, development, marketing, and regulatory aspects. Useful for biological or biochemical and chemical simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/11,12).
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.

Useful for biological or biochemical and chemical simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/11,12).
Business & IndustryTM (B&I)
Dialog Coverage: 1994 - present, Full Text: 1994 - present
Facts, figures, and key events dealing with public and private companies, industries, markets products for all manufacturing and service industries at an international level.

Full text file covers automotive industry, computers, software, electronics, telecommunications, and transportation.
CA SEARCH: Chemical Abstracts
Dialog Coverage: 1967 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Questel Orbit Coverage: 1967 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1907 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Database of the worldwide literature of chemistry and its applications. Abstracts available via STN.

Useful for biochemical or chemical simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/11,12).
CAplus
STN Coverage: 1907 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Chemistry bibliographic database.

Useful for biochemical or chemical simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/11,12).
CiteSeer
Penn State School of Information Sciences and Technology Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.

Full text scientific research papers. Useful for text and inventor searching.
CMP Computer Fulltext
Dialog Coverage: 1988 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Full text information about the computer, communications, and electronic industries.

Computer News Fulltext
Dialog Coverage: 1989 - present, Full Text: 1989 - present
Full text articles from Computerworld and Network World.

Full text file covers computer-related technologies and companies in the computer and network industries.
CSA Aerospace & High Technology Database
Dialog Coverage: 1962 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1962 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Provides references, abstracts, and controlled-vocabulary indexing of key scientific and technical documents.

Provides access to key scientific and technical documents covering aerospace R&D in over 40 countries. Useful for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).
Defense Modeling and Simulation Office
DoD Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Catalyst organization for Department of Defense (DoD) modeling and simulation (M&S) and ensures that M&S technology development is consistent with other related initiatives.

The DMSO supports the warfighter by leading a defense-wide team in fostering the interoperability, reuse, and affordability of M&S and the responsive application of these tools to provide revolutionary warfighting capabilities and improve aspects of DoD operations. Useful for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).
Dissertation Abstracts Online
Dialog Coverage: 1861 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1861 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Subject, title, and author guide to virtually every American dissertation accepted at an accredited institution.

Dissertations and Theses - Full Text
ProQuest Coverage: 1861 - present, Full Text: Dates - vary
Doctoral dissertations and Master's theses.

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
Comprehensive database of engineering literature.

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.

Useful for medical simulation searches (Class/Subclass 703/6).
Energy Science & Technology
Dialog Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Multidisciplinary file containing worldwide references to basic and applied scientific and technical research literature.

Useful for well or reservoir simulation searches (Class/Subclass 703/10).
Gale Group Aerospace/Defense Markets & Technology (A/DM&T)
Dialog Coverage: 1982 - present, Full Text: 1982 - present
Full text articles and abstracts covering all aspects of the worldwide aerospace industry.

Provides full text articles and abstracts covering all aspects of the worldwide aerospace industry. Useful for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).
Gale Group Computer DatabaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1983 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Information about the computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.

Full text file with information about computer, electronics, and telecommunications industries.
Gale Group New Product Announcements/Plus (NPA/Plus)
Dialog Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: 1985 - present
Full text press releases from all industries covering announcements related to products, with a focus on new products and services.

Gale Group Newsletter DatabaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1988 - present, Full Text: 1988 - present
Full text of specialized industry newsletters that provide information on companies, products, markets, and technologies.

Full text file contains international industry newsletters. Subject areas include computers, electronics, telecommunications, and transportation.
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.

Abstracts and full text records from trade and business journals, newsletters and releases, analyst reports, annual reports, some local newspapers.
Gale Group Trade & Industry DatabaseTM
Dialog Coverage: 1976 - present, Full Text: 1976 - present
Multi-industry database covering international company, industry, product, and market information.

Coverage of international company, industry, product and market information with an emphasis on earnings, management techniques and changes, and product evaluations.
GeoArchive
Dialog Coverage: 1974 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Provides international coverage of over 5,000 serials, books from over 2,000 publishers, geological maps, and doctoral dissertations.

Covers all types of information sources in geoscience, hydroscience, and environmental science. Useful for well or reservoir simulation searches (Class/Subclass 703/10).
GEOBASETM
Dialog Coverage: 1980 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Worldwide research literature in physical and human geography, earth sciences, and related disciplines.

Useful for well or reservoir simulation searches (Class/Subclass 703/10).
GeoRef
Dialog Coverage: 1785 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1785 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Covers worldwide technical literature on geology and geophysics.

Produced by the American Geophysical Institute. Indexes papers from over 13,000 serials and other publications representative of the 29 societies that are members of the AGI. 1785 - present (North American material); 1933 - present (worldwide). Useful for well or reservoir simulation searches (Class/Subclass 703/10).
IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin
EAST/WEST Coverage: 1958 - 1998, Full Text: -
Defensive disclosure database.

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.

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.

Comprehensive information on computers in business, industry, education, libraries, and the home.
Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference
National Defense Industrial Association Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A


Promotes cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programs, identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programs. Useful for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).
IP.com
IP.com Coverage: 1958 - present, Full Text: 1958 - present
Prior art database.

IP.com contains the most complete electronic source of IBM TDBs with coverage from 1958 to the present. Documentation includes all TDB images. IP.com also hosts disclosure document backfiles from Motorola, Siemens, Sony, Xerox & Air Products, and Internet RFCs. This resource frequently provides highly relevant information.
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.

Index to Japanese scientific and technical journals, conferences, and reports.
MathSci
Dialog Coverage: 1910 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Coverage of mathematics, statistics, computer science, algorithms, and operations research.

Coverage of mathematics, statistics, computer science, and operations research. Useful for searching for information on mathematical modeling (Class/Subclass 703/2).
McGraw-Hill Companies Publications Online
Dialog Coverage: 1985 - present, Full Text: 1985 - present
Provides the complete text for many major McGraw-Hill publications.

Subject areas include electronics, communications and computers and more.
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.

MIRA: Motor Industry Research
Dialog Coverage: 1980 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Bibliographic database provides extensive coverage of business and technical developments in the global automotive industry.

Useful for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).
NAVAIR Training Systems Division
US Navy Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Modeling and simulation page.

Useful for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).
Network Simulators and Related Links
UC Berkeley Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A


Useful for information on network simulators (Class/Subclasses 701/13-28).
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.

Full text file provides in-depth coverage on a wide range of topics including computers, engineering, telecommunications, and more.
NIST
NIST Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Federal technology agency that works with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards.

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.

Useful for searching government agency reports, such as NASA, for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation information (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).
Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry News Database (PHIND)
Dialog Coverage: 1980 - present, Full Text: 1980 - present
STN Coverage: 1980 - present, Full Text: 1980 - present
Full text newsletter articles.

Useful for medical simulation searches (Class/Subclass 703/6).
ProQuest Direct
ProQuest Coverage: Dates - vary, Full Text: 1986 - present
Current periodicals and newspapers, as well as archives of major newspapers.

Bibliographic or full text records of business, scientific, medical and industry information. Includes computers, communications, and telecommunications. Useful for finding news releases on structural design and CAD systems ? Class/Subclass 703/1.
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).

Full text articles with multidisciplinary coverage of scientific and technical subjects.
Society of Automotive Engineers
SAE International Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.

Useful for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Society of Petroleum Engineers Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Resource for technical information related to oil and gas exploration and production and provides services through its publications, meetings, and online.

Useful for well or reservoir simulation searches (Class/Subclass 703/10).
TecInfoSource (formerly SoftBase: Reviews, Companies, and Products)
Dialog Coverage: 1994 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Covers emerging technologies, established technology products and their track record in the marketplace across multiple industries.

Bibliographic file covers review records, product records, and company records includes computer technology, data mining, databases, communications, image processing, internet, networks, and programming.
TEME - Technology and Management
Dialog Coverage: 1989 - present, Full Text: - N/A
STN Coverage: 1990 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Worldwide engineering literature.

Bibliographic file with German and international publications relating to technology and management.
Wilson Applied Science & Technology Abstracts
Dialog Coverage: 1983 - present, Full Text: - N/A
Science and technology journal abstracts.

Abstracts of journal articles, books, and conference papers with multidisciplinary coverage of science and technology.
Winter Simulation Conference
Winter Simulation Conference Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A


Useful for mechanical and vehicle design and simulation searches (Class/Subclasses 703/7,8).

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.

AltaVista
Overture Services, Inc. Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Internet search engine.

Useful for obtaining dates, and for searching using Boolean operators.
Google scholar
Google Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

Used to obtain full text articles and dissertations and theses.
Google TM
Google Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Internet search engine.

This resource may provide information on products, companies, individuals, and equipment.
Internet Archive
Internet Archive Coverage: - N/A, Full Text: - N/A
Provides permanent access to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Wayback Machine used to obtain earlier, dated versions of web pages.


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