Last modified on 24 July 2010, at 16:37

Template:US patent

{{US patent|123456|link text}}

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{{US patent}} links to the incomplete Google Patents search, by default. With the optional src parameter it will link to the more complete online USPTO patent application with TIFF images for pre-1976 patents and full-text for post 1976 patents. The Google search may provide a PDF transcript of the text extracted from the TIFF images. If your browser has difficulty displaying or downloading TIFF images, consider installing a TIFF capable extension such as AlternaTIFF for Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome, browsers (and Netscape 9.0.0.6), or use a TIFF capable browser such as Links or Safari version 3.2.1 (may display the wrong size but allows full images to be saved).

Because Google patent search does not include all the USPTO patents, please consider providing two template calls, one with the src parameter and the other with no named parameter to default to the Google search

CAUTION: This patent template is not as featured as the generic one (patent), and it should not be used except for older patents and possibly other circumstances. From "Template:Cite patent/doc":

"Simple patent template for citing patents or patent applications from any country in the esp@cenet database. This database is more useful than the USPTO database since it highlights related patents/applications in other countries, provides current status information, and is available in three languages. However, the {{US patent|123456|link text}} template is not deprecated because the USPTO database does include items (such as some older US patents) which are not included in the espacenet database."

ParametersEdit

1 (mandatory)
The US patent number without commas, commas will be inserted by the template. While the USPTO parser ignores commas other services (notably Google Patents) cannot handle them. For design or reissued patents prefix with D or RE, respectively; see Patent Search Help for the full list.
2 (optional)
Link title. Use | and = for | and =, respectively.
src (optional)
|src=uspto will cause the template to use the more complete USPTO patent search

ExamplesEdit

Code Result
{{US patent|123456}} U.S. Patent 123,456
{{US patent|src=uspto|123456}} U.S. Patent 123,456
{{US patent|3541541|US3541541}} US3541541
{{US patent|src=uspto|3541541|US3541541}} US3541541
{{US patent|4687200|Nintendo's D-pad Patent}} Nintendo's D-pad Patent
{{US patent|src=uspto|4687200|Nintendo's D-pad Patent}} Nintendo's D-pad Patent

See alsoEdit

Please, take note of other templates that may be applicable for other uses:

  • {{Cite patent}}, creates links to US and other patents on the espacenet database