Contest to Predict When CAS REGISTRYSM Hits 70 Million Organic and Inorganic Substances Ends November 16!

By the end of this year or early next year, CAS expects to register the 70 millionth organic or inorganic substance. Predict the date and time when CAS REGISTRY hits 70 million organic and inorganic substances for a chance to win. To enter or for Contest Rules, visit the CAS REGISTRY counter on the CAS website.

Database News

New Japanese Full-Text Patent Database Now Available on STN

STN now includes JPFULL, the full-text Japanese database of patent applications and patent specifications. Currently JPFULL covers application years 2006 onwards. Historical data will continue to load (one year per week in reverse chronological order) until all records back to 1964 have been incorporated. Once completed, the database will contain approximately 16 million records.

The Japanese Patent Office (JPO) publishes the highest number of patent applications and utility models of all patent authorities. In recent years, JPO filed about 350,000 applications annually.

JPFULL database records contain bibliographic data including patent applicant, inventor, patent assignee number, patent number, application, priority and related (PCT and JP parent) application data, IPC, EPC and ICO classification codes, abstract, and the full text of descriptions and claims. New records become available about ten days after publication and include the complete content.

Abstracts are either machine translated or taken from equivalent documents (according to INPADOCDB), if available. Human translations from JAPIO will replace machine-translated abstracts and titles for Kind Code A documents about three months later. Descriptions and claims will always be machine translated. Bibliographic fields for Title (/TIJA), Patent Applicant(s) (/PAJA) and Inventor(s) (/INJA) will display in Japanese characters, and will not be searchable. JPO allocates the Patent Assignee Number (/PAN). Words such as the, of, is and which will not be indexed (see HELP STOPWORD for details).

Each database record contains all documents published for one application, displayed in order of appearance. Legal status data, patent and non-patent citations, and family display formats from the INPADOCDB database are available. Online thesauri for the International Patent Classification (/IPC) and European Patent Classification (/EPC and /ICO) are searchable.

Numeric values of over 55 physical and chemical properties (/PHP) in almost 1,800 unit variants are searchable in all full text fields. Simultaneous left and right truncation (SLART) is available in the Basic Index, Title, Abstract and Claims. Automatic current awareness searches (SDIs) may be run weekly (default) or monthly.

For additional information about this new database, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheet or STNGuide.


Emtree Thesaurus Update in EmbaseTM

The third update in 2012 to Emtree, the Embase thesaurus, was completed on October 8, 2012. This latest thesaurus version features:
  • 220 new drug terms
  • 1085 non-drug terms
Many new terms and synonyms were added to Emtree’s devices branch. Customers running SDIs in Embase may wish to consult the new thesaurus to determine if the search terms in their strategies need to be updated.

MARPAT® Backfile Expansion Update

In March 2012, CAS announced that the MARPAT database would be enhanced with English-, German- and Japanese-language patents from 1987. The addition of English- and German-language patents for 1987 is now complete. Processing of English- and German-language patents from 1985 and 1986 and Japanese-language patents from 1987 is continuing. We are pleased to report that Markush information from over 2,600 patent publications has been added to date.

INSPEC Reaches 13 Million Records

INSPEC, the leading database for science, engineering and technology research, has reached 13 million records. The 13M milestone has been hit with an important piece of medical technology research. INSPEC is produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and provides access to intelligence from across the world with over 700,000 new records added each year and fully searchable archive spanning over 100 years.

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At Your Command

Learn tips on how you can get the most out of the STN command language.

Remove DUPLICATES in a New Order

The DUPLICATE command can help identify or remove duplicate records appearing in L-numbers within the same or multiple databases. A new L-number is created containing the intermingled results from all databases.

Use SET DUPORDER to specify the preferred record order of appearance in the duplicate L-number. DUPORDER options include:

  • DEFAULT reverse chronological order. 
  • FILE in database order (determined by entry of the L-numbers at the prompt) or by entry into the databases.
Add the PERMANENT keyword when using the SET command to retain your DUPORDER preferences beyond the current session.

Discover additional information on how to use commands at STN Commands and Quick Reference Resources.

Be sure to join us next month for another opportunity to take command of your search.

Search Tip of the Month
CAS REGISTRY database, the gold standard for chemical information, contains more than 69 million unique organic and inorganic chemical substances, such as alloys, coordination compounds, minerals, mixtures, polymers, salts and more than 64 million sequences. Each of these substances contains a unique identifier, known as a CAS Registry Number® (CAS RN). Some CAS RNs include a "D" appended to them in records in the CASM databases (CA/CAplusSM/HCA). These substances are non-specific derivatives of the searched substance in the CA databases. Learn more about Searching for Non-specific Derivatives in CAS REGISTRY and CA Databases.

Faced with a challenging search or require comprehensive results? Contact the expert research staff at Science IP.

November 2012: In this Issue

Upcoming Training

For on-demand STN training resources, please visit CAS Learning Solutions at http://learning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and quick reference cards are available to help new users with Learning Solutions.

STN e-Seminars

November 27
1:00 pm EST
What’s New on STN

December 18
1:00 pm EST
Biomedical Databases on STN

Register here!

STN Patents and Pizza in Alexandria, VA

November 13
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Search for Inorganic Substances in CAS REGISTRY
Email to register.

December 11
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Chemical and Physical Property Searches in CAS REGISTRY
Email to register.

FIZ Karlsruhe e-Seminars

November 8
Structure Searching in Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM) Using STN Express®

November 15
Searching Patent Office Classifications on STN

November 27
What’s New on STN

November 29
Searching Patent Office Classifications on STN

December 4
Derwent Patent Citation Index - The Perfect Companion to DWPI for Serious Patent Information Users

December 6
DWPI Tips and Tricks on STN

December 11
DWPI Tips and Tricks on STN

December 12
ReaxysFile on STN: Significantly More Content and Further Enhancements

December 13
Physical Property Searching in ReaxysFile on STN

December 13
Reaction Searching in ReaxysFile on STN

December 18
Biomedical Databases on STN

December 18
Reaction Searching in ReaxysFile on STN

December 18
Physical Property Searching in ReaxysFile on STN

Register here!

Upcoming Tradeshows

November 5-7
Julich, Germany

November 6-8
Hamburg, Germany
EPO Patent Information Conference

November 7-8
East Lansing, Michigan

November 7-9
Japan Patent Information Fair and Conference

November 7-10
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston Conference

November 15-16

November 19-21
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
International Chemistry Conference

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