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TOPIC: In this example you are searching the U.S. patent number 20040001239 in CLAIMS®/U.S. Patents (File 340). In the CLAIMS database the patents are merged into one record so it is easy to see the published application number and granted patent number. Note: You can also search U.S. Patents Fulltext (File 654) for the fulltext of the published application.
- U.S. patents are assigned numbers based on a continuing series of up to seven digits (e.g. US 5,947,706). To search for a U.S. patent number, enter the two-letter country code, a space, and the patent number with no commas. Prior to November 29, 2000, a U.S. patent application was not published until it was issued as a granted patent.
Example: S PN=US 5947706
- After passage of the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999, the US Patent and Trademark Office was required to begin publishing patent applications filed on or after November 29, 2000. In most cases, publication occurs after the expiration of an 18-month period following the earliest effective filing date or priority date claimed by an application. U.S. published applications are also sometimes referred to as Pre-grant Published Applications or "PGPs" (e.g. US 20040001239). To search for a U.S. published application, enter the two-letter country code, a space and the four-digit year designation followed by the seven-digit publication number retaining all leading zeros.
Example: S PN=US 20040001239
EXPAND PN=US 20040001239
1. BEGIN 340, CLAIMS/U.S. Patents to see both published applications and granted patents.
2. EXPAND using the prefix PN=, the two-letter country code and the patent number with a 4-digit year, leading zeros and the patent number.
The Patent Number (PN=) prefix is used to index all published patent document numbers including both granted patents and published applications.
3. SELECT the appropriate E number (E3).
[File 340] CLAIMS(R)/US Patent 1950-06/May 09
(c) 2006 IFI/CLAIMS(R). All rights reserved.
?e pn=us 20040001239
Ref Items Index-term
E1 1 PN=US 20040001237
E2 1 PN=US 20040001238
E3 1 *PN=US 20040001239
E4 1 PN=US 20040001240
E5 1 PN=US 20040001241
E6 1 PN=US 20040001242
E7 1 PN=US 20040001243
E8 1 PN=US 20040001244
E9 1 PN=US 20040001245
E10 1 PN=US 20040001246
E11 1 PN=US 20040001247
E12 1 PN=US 20040001248
Enter P or PAGE for more
S1 1 PN='US 20040001239'
4. TYPE the record using Format 3 to see both published application and granted patent.
Note that this application was published on January 1, 2004 and was subsequently granted as patent US 6856436 on February 15, 2005.
DIALOG(R)File 340:CLAIMS(R)/US Patent
(c) 2006 IFI/CLAIMS(R). All rts. reserv.
EM/(A1) SCANNING LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM
(B2) SCANNING LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM
Inventors: Brukilacchio Thomas J (US); Hopkins
Patrick W (US); Householder John R (US)
Assignee: (A1) Unassigned Or Assigned To Individual
(B2) Innovations In Optics Inc
Assignee Code: (A1) 68000
Probable Assignee: Technology Innovations LLC
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Caufield, Francis J.
Number Kind Date Number Date
-------------- -- -------- -------------- --------
US 20040001239 A1 20040101 US 2003601605 2003062
US 6856436 B2 20050215 US 2003601605 20030623
Prior Publication: US 20040001239 A1 20040101
Priority Applic: US 2003601605 20030623
Provisional Applic: US 60-391841 20020626
Calculated Expiration: 20230623
Notes: Subject to any Disclaimer, the term of this patent is
extended or adjusted under 35 USC 154(b) by 77 days.
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