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Search by U.S. Provisional Application Number?

TOPIC: In the United States, an inventor may file a provisional application for a patent, which is a means to establish an early effective filing date in a patent application. The applicant then has up to 12 months to file a non-provisional application for the patent.  

In this example, you will search for patent US 60/512001 filed October 16, 2003, to find out whether any patent documents reference this number as a priority application (the first application filed for an invention). The applicant then has up to 12 months to file a non-provisional application for the patent.

Provisional applications are always assigned the series number "60" followed by a 1-6 digit serial number. Unlike the series numbers used for regular U.S. applications (e.g. 09/, 10/, 11/), the series 60/ does not indicate a range of filing years.

 

COMMAND SUMMARY

BEGIN 340
EXPAND AN=US 60-512001

SELECT E3
TYPE S1/3/ALL

 


HOW TO...



1. BEGIN 340, which contains both published applications and granted U.S. patents.

2. In the U.S. files, EXPAND on the provisional application number after converting the 60/ to 60- and select the relevant entries.

 

It is not unusual to get more than one hit on a provisional application number since it may be referenced as a priority application number in more than one patent document.

?b 340  

?e an=us 60-512001
Ref   Items   Index-term
E1        1  AN=US 60-511999
E2        1  AN=US 60-512000
E3        2 *AN=US 60-512001
E4        1  AN=US 60-512002
E5        1  AN=US 60-512003
E6        1  AN=US 60-512007
E7        1  AN=US 60-512009
E8        1  AN=US 60-512010
E9        1  AN=US 60-512012
E10       1  AN=US 60-512013
E11       1  AN=US 60-512014
E12       1  AN=US 60-512015

          Enter P or PAGE for more
?s e3
      S1       2   AN='US 60-512001'


3.
Display your records in Format 3 to view the bibliographic data for the two records.

Note that the first record is for a U.S. published application, and the second record is for a U.S. published application that was subsequently granted as a patent.

 

 

?t  s1/3/all
      
  1/3/1
  DIALOG(R)File 340:CLAIMS(R)/US Patent
  (c) 2006 IFI/CLAIMS(R). All rts. reserv.
  
  11091269   2006-0040275   2006-0009039
  C/C-SHAPED PROBE
  Inventors: Blaser Martin Jack (US); Pei Zhiheng (US); Rosmarin 
David (US); Tyagi Sanjay (US)
  Assignee: Unassigned Or Assigned To Individual
  Assignee Code: 68000
  Attorney, Agent or Firm: Andrew M. Parial;Kohn & Associates, 
PLLC, Suite 410, 30500 Northwestern Highway,  Farmington Hills, 
MI, 48334, US
 
                      Publication                Application
                       Number     Kind Date       Number       Date
                    -------------- --  -------- -------------- ------
                    US 20060040275 A1  20060223 US 2004966321  20041015
  Priority Applic:                              US 2004966321  20041015
  Provisional Applic:                           US 60-512001   20031016
  
   1/3/2
  DIALOG(R)File 340:CLAIMS(R)/US Patent
  (c) 2006 IFI/CLAIMS(R). All rts. reserv.
  
  04297725
  M/(A1) DIFFERENTIAL MECHANISM FOR A VEHICLE
  (B2) DIFFERENTIAL MECHANISM FOR A  VEHICLE
Inventors: Szuba Joseph (US)
Assignee: (A1) Unassigned Or Assigned To Individual
          (B2) RonJo Co LLC
Assignee Code: (A1) 68000
Probable Assignee: Ronjo Co LLC
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Howard & Howard

                   Publication                Application
                    Number     Kind  Date       Number       Date
                 -------------- --  -------- -------------- -------
                US 20040116235 A1  20040617 US 2003729397  20031205
                  US 6945898     B2 20050920 US 2003729397  20031205
Prior Publicati:US 20040116235 A1  20040617
Priority Applic:                           US 2003729397  20031205
Provisional Applic:                        US 60-431002   20021205
                                           US 60-512001    20031016
Calculated Expiration: 20231205
Notes: Subject to any Disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended 
  or adjusted under 35 USC 154(b) by 25  days.
CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION: 20060131

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