ESPACE EP

Since January 2005, ESPACE EP-A and ESPACE EP-B have been delivered on a single DVD-ROM called ESPACE EP and it is available online using MIMOSA retrieval software.

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ESPACE EP-A
ESPACE EP-B

ESPACE EP-A

Content description

ESPACE EP-A contains bibliographic data, full text and embedded facsimile images of European patent applications.

It includes searchable titles in English, French and German. The abstract, the complete description and the claims can be searched in the language of the procedure. References to the PCT publication number for Euro-PCT documents are available.

A pilot index gives reference to the documents published in the previous 5 years. The international applications published by the WIPO, and not re-published according to art. 158 EPC, are listed in a separate file.

Recommended use

ESPACE EP-A is suitable as an archive system of European patent applications and for carrying out state-of-the-art searches on EP applications. Due to its frequency of publication and indexed fields it is also a good tool for performing follow-up searches.

Type of documents

  • EP-A1, A2, A3 European patent applications and
  • EP-A8 and A9 corrected European patent applications.

Details about EP-A collection

  • From 1978 to 1999 publications format used was Patsoft (image).
  • From 2000 onwards format used is mixed mode (text in SGML combined with image in TIFF format).

Please note:

  • From 1991 onwards search report (A3) are included
  • A3 publications prior to 1991 (number range from EP0000001 to 0398097) have been published as a separate backlog on 3 DVD volumes (2003/201;2003/202;2003/203).
  • All search reports are only available as TIFF images.

Following the decision of the President in the Official Journal 07/2006, the references cited by the applicant in the description have been available at the end of the patent documents since 13 September 2006.

Languages available

Searchable titles in English, French and German.
Searchable bibliographic data, abstract, description and claims as filed.

Coverage of the overall series

From the first European patent application published to date for EP-A1 and A2 documents.
From January 1991 onwards, A3 documents are also included (data prior to 1991 is available on the A3 backlog).
From January 2002 onwards, A8 and A9 documents are also included.

The Production table shows the most recent issues.

Update frequency

The update is on weekly basis.
Discs are sent one day before publication date so they can reach the user the following day (normally on Wednesday).

Searchable fields

The following fields are available for searching, alone or combined:

  • ABE Abstract in English
  • ABF Abstract in French
  • ABG Abstract in German
  • AD Filing date
  • AN Application number
  • CIN Citations Non Patent Literature
  • CIP Citations Patent Literature
  • CLE English claims
  • CLF French claims
  • CLG German claims
  • DAN Divisional application data
  • DC Correction date
  • DEE English description
  • DEF French description
  • DEG German description
  • DP A-doc Publication date
  • DS Designated state
  • EP Publication number
  • ET English title
  • FT French title
  • FULLTEXT Full text index Please note that Full Text search is only possible from 2000 onwards.
  • GT German title
  • ICA Classifications advanced level
  • ICAA Classifications advanced level - Additional information
  • ICAI Classifications advanced level - Invention information
  • INV Inventor
  • IPC All classification
  • KI Document kind
  • NO WO-EUROPCT number
  • NP Priority number
  • PA Applicant
  • PAN Parent application data
  • PD Priority date
  • PUBL Publication by the EPO
  • RP Representative

Special features

The data and images are fully downloadable, bibliographic data in XML (2006 to date) and SGML (2000-2005) and images in TIFF format. Using MIMOSA retrieval software or the new browser-based Patent information expert services, the applications can be downloaded or printed.

To reproduce the originally published paper document, the applications are also stored in PDF format, which can be printed using Acrobat Reader.

Nucleotide or amino and sequence listings are stored in separate ASCII textfiles with the extension TXT.

Publication of sequence listing by the EPO: see decision of the President of the European Patent Office dated 2 October 1998 (OJ 11/1998). European patent applications which, on filing, contain a sequence listing or consist of more than four hundred pages may be published in electronic form only, at present for example on esp@cenet and ESPACE EP. On request, the European Patent Office shall also make them available on another suitable medium: view list

All the different data formats of the applications (XML, SGML, TIFF, PDF, TXT files) can be accessed directly. The locations of the files are listed in the open index file 'exchange.idx' stored in the root directory.

Hyperlinks are included on every document which allow access the complete document, its family members, ECLA etc. on esp@cenet and the IPC on the WIPO website.

Sample record : Document view

Sample record : Notice view

( EP ) Publication number ( Click to look for this document on esp@cenet ):
EP 1286327 A1 20030226
( AN ) Application number:
EP 02102038 20020718
( PR ) Priority data:
US 909010 20010719
( MC ) Main classification:
G 10H 1/00
( DS ) Designated state:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE SEK
TR AL LT LV MK RO SI
( IC ) All classification:
G 10H 7/00
( GT ) German title:
Programm-Komponente eines MIDI Synthetizers for HOST/DSP Architektur
( ET ) English title:
Software partition of MIDI synthetizer for HOST/DSP architecture
( FT ) French title:
Partition logicielle d'un synthétiseur MIDI pour architecture HOTE/DSP
( IN ) Inventor:
Adams, Mark L.
( PA ) Applicant:
Texas Instrument Incorporated
( RP ) Representative:
Holt, Michael
( ABE ) English abstract:
A system and method implements optimal task partitioning between a general
purpose processor (12) and a digital signal processor (20) ro replace a fixed
function ASIC solution with an OMAP software solution to implement a 3G
phone that uses OMAP and requires MIDI synthesis, yielding a reduced system
cost.

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ESPACE EP-B

Content description

ESPACE EP-B contains bibliographic data, full text and embedded facsimile images of granted European patents. It includes searchable titles and claims in English, French and German. The complete description can be searched in the language of the procedure. References to the PCT publication number for the Euro-PCT documents are available. A pilot index gives reference to the documents published in the previous 5 years.

Recommended use

ESPACE EP-B is suitable as an archive system for granted European patents and for carrying out state-of-the-art searches on EP documents. Due to its frequency of publication and indexed search fields it is also a good tool for performing follow-up searches.

Type of documents

  • EP-B1 and B2 granted European patents and
  • EP-B8 and B9 corrected European patents

Languages available

Searchable titles and claims in English, French and German.
Searchable bibliographic data and description as filed.

Coverage of the overall series

From the first granted European patent to date.
For January 2002 onwards, B8 and B9 corrected documents are also included.

The Production table shows the most recent issues.

Update frequency

The update is on weekly basis.

Discs are sent one day before publication date so they can reach the user the following day (normally on Wednesday).

Searchable fields

The following fields are available for searching (alone or combined):

  • AD Application date
  • AN Application number
  • BD B Publication Date
  • CI Patent citation
  • CLE English claims
  • CLF French claims
  • CLG German claims
  • DAN Divisional Application Data
  • DC Correction date
  • DEE English Description
  • DEF French Description
  • DEG German Description
  • DP A Publication Date
  • DS Designated State
  • EP Publication Number
  • ET English Title
  • FT French Title
  • FULLTEXT Full Text Index
  • GT German Title
  • ICA Classifications advanced level
  • ICAA Class. advanced level - Additional information
  • ICAI Class. advanced level - Invention information
  • INV Inventor
  • IPC All classification
  • KI Document kind
  • NP Priority number
  • PA Applicant
  • PAN Parent Application Data
  • PD Priority date
  • PRESENCE Available data
  • RP Representative

Special features

The data and images are fully downloadable, bibliographic data in XML (2006 to date) and SGML (2000-2005) and images in TIFF format. Using MIMOSA retrieval software or the new browser-based Patent information expert services, the applications can be downloaded or printed.

To reproduce the originally published paper document, the applications are also stored in PDF format, which can be printed using Acrobat-Reader.

All the different data formats of the applications (XML, SGML, TIFF, PDF, TXT files) can be accessed directly. The locations of the files are listed in the open index file 'exchange.idx' stored in the root directory.

Hyperlinks are included on every document which allow access to the complete document, its family members, the ECLA etc. on esp@cenet and the IPC on the WIPO website.

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