Report:PatBase Express/Data Coverage/Patent Coverage/Images
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PatBase Express provides several types of image to aid the searching process. The first is the representative image, a single drawing from a representative family member that is displayed when the cursor is placed over the title in the hitlist. As of July 2011, the representative images are more often made to match the master patent number of the family record, and images will be watermarked with the publication they are from. PatBase Express also provides “drawings mosaics,” or multiple patent drawings reduced to fit onto several larger pages. These are the same mosaics as those offered by the free service Espacenet, and appear to be downloaded from Espacenet via the PatBase Express interface. According to the PatBase user guide, however, these images have been “re-scanned to provide the highest quality achievable.” It is unclear what is meant by this claim.
In February of 2008 PatBase announced that EP full text documents would be enhanced with non-text objects, such as chemical structure drawings or data tables that appear in-line with the patent text. A chemicalize tool is also now available (discussed in the Viewing Patent Drawings section) which identifies chemical names in the full text of patent documents and converts them to chemical structures.
More about viewing images is included in the Viewing Patent Drawings section.
Full patent PDF images may be downloaded individually via links to Espacenet or through Minesoft's PatentOrder service (depending on the user's subscription). Bulk downloads require a subscription to the PatentOrder service. Country coverage of the PatentOrder Service can be found in this help material from the PatBase website, although the information may be outdated. To learn more about ordering patents in bulk, see the Downloads section of this report.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "PatBase user news." PatBase website (restricted), http://www.patbase.com/wnewinfo.asp?i=173. Accessed November 1, 2011.
- ↑ "PatBase Manual, October 2011." PatBase website, https://www.patbase.com/manual.pdf (restricted). Accessed February 14, 2012.
- ↑ "PatBase user news." PatBase website, http://www.patbase.com/wnewinfo.asp?i=173. Accessed February 14, 2012.