The November 5, 2022 reload of PCTFULL features additional kind code coverage, new search and display fields for independent claims, patent assignee searching improvements and more.
PCTFULL is now designed as an application-based patent family database. Coverage of kind codes WOA1 and WOA2 continues, and new coverage includes WOA3, WOA4, WOA8, WOA9, and WOB1 (see HELP KIND for details). In total, about 730,000 documents have been added to PCTFULL as a result of the expanded kind code coverage.
The redesign of the database into an application-based family database means that it is now important to use the .M display formats in PCTFULL The default predefined display format is STD.M. To display the patent information, use PI.M; for bibliographic information use BIB.M.
Two new search and display fields related to independent claims have been introduced:
The /CLM.IC field allows searching of just the independent claims.
The /CLM.CG field searches an independent claim and its related dependent claims.
Both fields can be custom displayed. See HELP CLAIMS for details.
In addition, the new /DETDEN search and display field provides access to the detailed description in English.
Numeric Property Searching has been extended to include 19 additional physical and chemical properties. As a result, many additional hits are available. See HELP NPS for details.
To support more comprehensive patent assignee searching, standardized and normalized patent assignee names for many organizations are now searchable in the fields /PAS and /PAN, respectively. Note the differences between PA, PAS and PAN:
PA - the patent assignees (organizations and individuals) as listed on the patent. Content varies by Kind Code; address and nationality information is sometimes included.
HUNTSMAN INT LLC
SLEVIN CHRISTOPHER DAVID
PAS - the standardized organization name
Example: PAS HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL
PAN - the normalized organization name
Example: PAN HUNTSMAN
For more details see HELP PAN.
Key terms, indexed and displayed in the field /KT, are now available for all records in PCTFULL. New software is being used, so the key terms for a specific record may have changed. SET PLURAL, SET SPELLING SLART are now available for key terms. For detailed information, see HELP KEY.
Content available in non-Latin languages (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian) are displayable in specific display fields such as INJA for inventors in Japanese characters, PAKO for patent assignees in Korean characters, ABZH for the abstract in Chinese characters and CLMRU for the claim text in Russian characters. Previously, these fields were displayed in the INOR, PAOR, ABOR and CLMOR fields, respectively. In the field availability index (/FA), these fields are now represented as INJA, PAKO, ABZH and CLMRU.
The new search field /UPTX provides the date when the text of a document was updated. It displays with the AN field of records displayed in the STD.M or BIB.M format, whenever available.
For easy scanning, claim and description tags have been created (e.g., CLM0001 for Claim 1, and DESC0001 for the first Detailed Description paragraph) and inserted into the full text.
The search fields /GIS and /GIT are no longer available.