[SCCC] patent search

Steve Katz stevek at jmr.com
Tue Sep 21 08:34:38 PDT 2010

I use the USPTO search engine all the time, it's not bad.

You can use an inventor's (author's) name, a date range, or keywords, or
all three.  I usually find stuff pretty quickly unless the patent simply
didn't use any of the obvious keywords I thought it should have in the
title.   That can make it take a lot longer!


Steve WB2WIK

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Subject: [SCCC] patent search

Does anyone know anyone who knows how to do a specific patent search for

a patent that might have been issued in the early 1900's for prop pitch 
gearboxes? Electric-powered ones of the sort we use on antennas that 
were built 70/80 years ago.

For someone who's never been there before the USPTO web might just as 
well be written in Esperanto. The good news is, they do offer extensive 
free training classes on how to use the databases, yes plural, to find 
stuff. In Virginia.
73 Art
Allison, Colorado
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