Makers of things great and small have seen fit over the years to obtain patents for their items or processes. Downloading or printing for online or print reproduction of any materials without specific written permission from Biddington's, Inc. Advanced Patent Search Find results with all of the words with the exact phrase with at least one of the words without the words Patent number Return patents with the patent number Title Return patents with the patent title Inventor Return patents with the inventor name First name, last name, or both Original Assignee Return patents with the original assignee name First name, last name, or both Current U. You may like to search the Hathi Trust website further, as there are numerous digitised items here. Granted patents retained the same number as the application number. There are simply too many patents to go through to find everything on file that might be similar. What can we do for you? Resources vary from library to library.
The information for this page was compiled with the assistance of the British Public Record Office, and the British Designs Registry Office. By using the information below you can find the date a design was registered. This means that the invention must not simply be an obvious development of something that is already known. The set of patents and patent applications covering the same invention is called a patent family. It helps to refer to it in your product literature once your patent has been granted. However, marking a product in this way may be considered as being useful in alerting third parties to the existence of the pending patent application.
As registration was not compulsory, there are many commercially produced designs which you will not find in our records. International Classification Return patents with the international classification Comma separated list of one or more classification codes. Scottish and Irish patents to 1852 Printed copies of early Scottish and Irish patents are not available. This often involves changing the description of the invention or the claims before agreement is reached, and this can take time. One application is filed to cover a number of countries, but the application eventually splits up and proceeds in each country separately. We do recommend that you discuss your research with our patent information specialists in the reference team in advance of your visit. Essential information The number and year of the patent are essential to know if you wish to view a patent.
If your number is higher, but less than the number for the next year, then your item had it's design registered during that year. The variety of objects patented is extraordinary--everything from machine motors to earring closures. After entering your search term, use the drop-down menu to tell the database where that term is located on the patent. However, if your invention is being used by someone without your consent infringement you can obtain an injunction to stop them and claim damages compensation. Letters patent were used in the Middle Ages for administrative purposes, for example for the grant of titles of honour and the appointment of judges. For this reason, it seems that stamping, engraving or impressing patent details on the body of the product itself would provide the clearest route to obtaining the advantages discussed above.
Unlike a regular , a patent number search searches for a single patent by its corresponding number. Please contact us for further details. There is an inventor name index and detailed subject index at the front of each volume. Where are the original enrolments of English patents held? We also have a few examples of Scottish and Irish parchments. For example, if you clicked on 72, then you will be brought to a list of similar subclasses. As part of the reforms, English patents granted between 1617 and 30 September 1852 were identified from the Rolls, sorted into chronological order and then numbered in a single continuous sequence.
Be sure to review each one individually in order to determine if it is relevant to your search. Finding patents of invention 1617-1852 To look for a patent of invention issued between 1617 and October 1852, first find the reference number and year in the printed indexes, available at The National Archives, the British Library and in several reference libraries. The first page of each patent contains the title, description, and image of the patent, and can be reviewed first, in order to determine if you should continue to read the patent document. Because of this regular repetition of numbers, it is important to provide the patent number and the year when ordering these patents from State Library staff. The advanced search page allows you to use command line search syntax to make more complex searches.
Provide tags with separated like tags1 tags2. Draw up a list of researchers. From January 1916, published patents specifications were numbered in a series starting with 100,001, separate from patent applications. The table shows the earliest patent published each year. This guide will help researchers understand and use that part of the collection which covers the period 1617 to 1899.
No numbering system was in place. While we cannot promise to accommodate all requests, your suggestions will be considered and may lead to other improvements on the website. Before the reforms of the mid nineteenth century separate patent systems were in place for Scotland and Ireland. For practical reasons, some patent owners choose to provide patent details indirectly in relation to a product e. If it is from 1893 onwards, go to the Online resources box on this page.