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Google has patent searches!!!!

Scott

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03/07/2014
I just found out about Google patent searches for US patent records. It works great. I found 3 patents I was looking for in less than an hour. If you know the year it was patented enter that in the search with a description of the item that will help narrow it down and even better if you know the day it was patented.

www.google.com/patents
 

George Best

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06/28/2019
Great find!!

I just tried "callahan governor" and came up with the drawings and text that I've seen before.

Will be interesting using this to look up other patents.

Thanks for finding this.
 

Peter

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11/14/2013
I saw this discussed on another site and was planning a post here. I am glad that Scott started this thread. The patent office has its own web site and search engine, but its usless to search the old patents. The govt site is USPTO.

Google is great, will search with a date, name, location or any combination of words. BUT, the problem I have is the documents on google are scanned in a low resolution and the pages print out like crap. or some please tell me if i am wrong, but the lettering is just a little too fuzzy for me and not worth the price of the ink. What I do is get the patent number from google and then go over to the uspto site and print from there.

The google search really makes the difference.
 

PaulGray

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Last Subscription Date
12/24/2019
Once you have the patent # you can always go to USPTO.gov and get the real deal. If you are using a PC, you'll need a special image grabber available for free on www.alternatiff.com to load the images off the USPTO site. The problem was always searching the USPTO site only by class as all the other terms on the older patents were not available. The AlternaTiff plug-in allows high resolution images to be saved and printed. I am sure they (Google) have some sort of optical character recognition working to allow the search by keywords. ALSO- if you can, be sure to send an email to patent-support@google.com telling them you like it so it stays alive.
 

Larry Evans

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83
Last Subscription Date
12/20/2019
Hi......

Once you see the patent on the Google site there is a direct link just under the patent on the left side of the screen to the USPTO number search site where you can click on the "Images" button to see the patent if you have the plug-in viewer Paul mentioned. You don't even have to open up the patent office site.

Regards,
Larry Evans
 

Scott

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03/07/2014
If you click on the google advanced search you can narrow the years of your search also. I have a disc blade sharpener that was patented in April 1897 and found the patent right away.
 

Inverted

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12/26/2019
Has anyone ever tried Google for Trade mark search?? If so how did you get it. I have tried and no luck. - Thanks Ted
 

George & Helen Myers

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12/15/2010
Congratulations and Merry Christmas!


(Found It)


Happy Holidays to the other 7000+ people on this site!
We just need more subscribers!


George & Helen Myers in No Snow PA.
 

Daniel Dorece

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01/04/2011
This Google patent search is GREAT!! I have a 1904 Globe engine with six patent dates on the name plate and I found all six and printed them out in about 45 minutes. I am using a H P laser printer for black and white and the quality of the printing is super. Now it's time to go and read this fascinating pile of paper.
Iron Wolf :D
 
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