Dialog
Dialog Support   >   "How Do I...?" Series   >   Patents
Dialog "How Do I...?" - Patents

Find a U.S. Patent Using an Application Number?

TOPIC:In this example, you will find a patent in U.S. Patents Fulltext (File 654) using the U.S. application number 08/635776 filed April 22, 1996.

A U.S. application number consists of a two-digit series designation which corresponds to a range of filing years (i.e. series 08/ was used for filing years 1993 through 1997), plus a six-digit serial number (635776).

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 654
EXPAND AN=US 635776

SELECT E7
TYPE S1/3,IM/1

Tip: When SELECTing, you can qualify with the /PR suffix (e.g., s an=us 400798/pr) to limit your search to Priority Application Numbers, the first application filed for the invention.


HOW TO...


1. After entering BEGIN 654 to open U.S. Patents Fulltext for searching, EXPAND on the application number prefix (AN=), the country code (US) and the serial number (635776).

2. Look for the year of filing after the serial number in the EXPAND list (i.e. US 635776-1996).

3. SELECT the appropriate E number(s).

Note: The series designation indicates the range of years in which the application was filed. If you do not know the year of filing, the following conversion chart will be helful in estimating the approximate year of filing:

06/ 1979-1986
07/ 1987-1992
08/ 1993-1997
09/ 1998-2001
10/ 2002-2004
11/ 2005-present


?b 654
[File 654] US Pat.Full. 1976-2006/May 04
(c) Format only 2006 Dialog. All rights reserved.

?e an=us 635776
Ref   Items  Index-term
E1        1  AN=US 635775-2000
E2        4  AN=US 635775-2003
E3        7  AN=US 635776
E4        1  AN=US 635776-1975
E5        1  AN=US 635776-1984
E6        1  AN=US 635776-1990

E7        1  AN=US 635776-1996
E8        1  AN=US 635776-2000
E9        2  AN=US 635776-2003
E10       3  AN=US 635777
E11       1  AN=US 635777-1975
E12       1  AN=US 635777-1984
E13       1  AN=US 635777-2003
E14       7  AN=US 635778
E15       1  AN=US 635778-1975
E16       3  AN=US 635778-1984
E17       1  AN=US 635778-1990
E18       1  AN=US 635778-2000
E19       1  AN=US 635778-2003
E20       8  AN=US 635779
E21       1  AN=US 635779-1975
E22       1  AN=US 635779-1990
E23       1  AN=US 635779-1996
E24       1  AN=US 635779-2000
E25       4  AN=US 635779-2003
          Enter PAGE for more

?s e7
S1          1   AN='US 635776-1996'

 

4. TYPE out a record in MEDIUM format to see the title, inventor, patent assignee, patent and application numbers, and dates of issue.

Optional step: Include the display code (IM) to see the image as well:

t s1/3,im/1

 

 


?t s1/3,im/1
 1/3,IM/1
US Pat.Full.
(c) Format only 2006 Dialog. All rights reserved.
4193528 **IMAGE Available
Derwent Accession: 1999-517836
Utility
REASSIGNED
M/ Hand operated floor pump with retractable stand

Inventor: Gapinski, Albert G., Boulder, CO
Assignee: Schwinn Cycling & Fitness Inc., a Delaware corporation 02), Boulder, CO
          Schwinn Cycling and Fitness Inc a Delaware Corp
Examiner: Freay, Charles G. (Art Unit: 376)
Law Firm: Holland & Hart LLP

              Publication                Application   Filing
              Number     Kind   Date     Number        Date
         --------------  --  --------  --------------  --------
Main Patent  US 5947706   A   19990907  US 96635776     19960422

Fulltext Word Count: 3894

Next step: Use the user-defined format IM to view the image or Format 19 to view the complete record and image.





RELATED HOW DO I...? SOLUTIONS

 

 

NEED HELP?

Contact the Dialog Knowledge Center
Within North America 1 800 3 DIALOG (334 2564)
Outside North America 00 800 33 DIALOG (33 34 2564)
Web Form www.dialog.com/contacts/webform

Stock #: 54102; Last modified: 14 Sep 2011



You are viewing the
Dialog Classic Version

Click below to view the
DialogLink 5 Version
Dialog Home   |   About Dialog   |   Site Search
Copyright Notices   |   Terms of Use   |   Privacy Statement