Accessing full-text patent PDFs

When viewing patent references, you can click one of the options described below to view the full-text PDF for the patent reference or for the Patent Family members that have full-text PDFs available. The display options are:

Steps:

  1. Conduct a search in CAplusSM, HCAplus or ZCAplus.

  2. Display the retrieved record(s). Additional fields appear in the display based on the type of display you select (see the NOTES section below.)

  1. Click one of the full-text PDF links that appear at the top of the displayed record or in the PatentPak column under the PPPI field.

  1. The PDF opens in the active Web browser (review descriptions above).

  

   

  1. Use the browser functions to save, print, navigate or resize the patent PDF.

  2. Use the PatentPak Interactive tools to:

 NOTES:

  • PatentPak links remain active while you are online and for an additional 90 days in saved transcripts, tables or reports created using post-processing tools, SDI (Alert) results and e-mail prints.

  • Additional fields appear in the CAplus / HCAplus / ZCAplus displays for basic patents based on the type of display you select. The BIB display includes the PPPI field. The STD and ALL displays include the PPPI and PPAK fields.

    • PPPI - lists Patent Family members that have PDFs in PatentPak. Active PDF links can be found listed with the field information.

    • PPAK - lists all Registry numbers and page numbers marked in the document. Active CAS Registry Numbers and page numbers can be found listed with the field information.

  • Use PDF/FA in your search query to restrict the CAplus answer set to patent records having PDFs.

  • Use PPAK/FA in your search query to restrict the CAplus answer set to patent records having the PatentPak PDF+ and/or PatentPak Interactive links available.

  • Use HITPPAK as part of your display command to view only those PPAK entries which match the CAS Registry Numbers or chemical names in your search..

For example:

    => D L1 STD                                                      =>D L1 STD HITPPAK

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