Lately, we received questions from some new users regarding patent number format. We know some of you guys used to search patents with other patent search tools such as google patents and freepatentsonline. There are some slight differences in the formats we use at PatSnap.
So we thought it might be useful to give some tips here:
All slashes are omitted on PatSnap. But on google patents and freepatentsonline, patent numbers are usually with slashes.
On freepatentsonline, slashes can either be omitted or left there.
On google patents, you cannot find this patent because only US patents are available.
On www.patsnap.com, all slashes shall be omitted so the correct format should be: WO2008013586
2. Country code
The country code can either be kept or omitted at the beginning of the patent number on PatSnap, and it is similar on freepatentsonline. While on google patents, US patent numbers are solely made up of figures, excluding country code.
on www.patsnap.com, you can use either US6482233 or 6482233.
It’s the same for freepatentsonline.
On google patents, you have to use 6482233 without “US”.
It is the same for European and World patents.
Appreciate you guys’ support and feedback. Hope the above tips are useful. If you have any other questions on patent search or analysis, please feel free to contact us. =)
It’s a miracle that iPhone has always been the hottest mobile phone in the market for 4 consecutive years despite the fact that it has not much changes in appearance since the initial launch. In June 2010, Apple brought us iPhone4 together with more patents.
Apple’s applied more and more patents for computers and cell phone, this ergonomic keyboard is able to sense pressure and give an effective feedback, and the keyboard is no longer with a flat pattern, but with an angle making it visually more pleasant to the users.
Read more about apple's patent here: https://www.patsnap.com/patents/search?q=AN:Apple+Inc.+multi-point+touch
Recently, news says that Apple applied for a patent of a universal dock for mobile applications and other products. This solves the incompatibility issue of many mobile products, One for all solution!
How this latest patent works is that when the users put a cell phone or a media player on the dock for the first time, the dock will automatically adjust the shape of interface ,. If the user switch to other products, all he has to do is pressing the reset button. The model will recover, doesn’t this design sound fantastic?
Nokia's recently obtain patent shows that the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer seems to be considering a control mode beyond the touch screen and button
As Nokia said before, the issued patent is on the wearable electronic controller that uses gesture control technology.
According to the patent, the embedded sensor structure directly touches the skin of the arm.
As the skin stretches, the sensor fabric can determine what kind of instruction the arm makes.
Then the sensor structure sends the control commands via radio signals to mobile phones.
In addition to mobile phones, this control method can also be used for game consoles, media players, laptops and other electronic devices. Besides, this sensor can also be made into the shape of glasses or jewelry.
4. Nokia: Large screen rotating 180 degrees
From the following design blueprint, it seems that the design will make Nokia E61i or E71, the smartest cell phones by the rotatable screen that can easily slide.
Base on QWERTY keyboard, this technology aims at enhancing the screen performance of smart phones, however, it may have little value to the busy businessmen who prefer practical phones due to its over emphasis on the screen performance. Furthermore, the horizontal rotating screen is similar to that of Sharp’s; therefore, it may have slim hopes to obtain a patent on this technology.