Japio English-Language Japanese Patent Database Enhanced – STN International
This improved version of the JAPIO patent database has been recently released. The new version has been enhanced with bibliographic data from the European Patent Office’s INPADOC records, and many records now include images from the front page of patent documents. Other improvements include left and right truncation (SLART) on the basic index, and the re-building of the record accession number (AN) from the original patent number. Images are in TIFF format and may be viewed on-screen or captured for viewing later with any program that handles TIFF images and JPEG images compressed in Group 4 fax format, including STN’s proprietary search software, STN Express. The database is produced by the Japanese Patent Office, JAPIO (Japan Patent Information Organization database) CD-ROMs. As such, it contains the most comprehensive English-language access to Japanese unexamined patent applications (‘Kokai Tokkyo Koho’) available and covers all technologies. – JAPIO records contain assignee data, publication information, International Patent Classification codes, as well as a title and abstract in English. Abstracts are available for all applications originating in Japan and for foreign applications since 1989. Coverage starts from October 1976 to the present and currently consists of over 6 million records. The additional INPADOC data extends from April 1973 to the present and contains about 1.6 million records. In total, there are about 7.7 million records, and more than 5 million images. The database is updated monthly with approximately 25,000 new records. — For further information contact: STN International, 2540 Olentangy Road, P.O. Box 3012, Columbus, OH 43210. Telephone: (800) 753-4227 or (614) 447-3731. Fax: (614) 447-3713. URL: http://www.cas.org In Europe contact STN Service Center Europe, c/o FIZ [Fachinformationszentrum] Karlshrue, Postfach 2465, 76012 Karlsruhe, Germany. Telephone: (+49) 7247-808-555. Fax: (+49) 7247-808-259 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.stn-international.de In Japan contact STN International, c/o The Japan Information Center of Science and Technology (JICST), 5-2, Nagatacho 2 chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100, Japan. Telephone: (+81) 03-581-6411.
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