The alphabetical list of the data fields included in the Green Technology Pilot Program Dataset.
This data map applies to data included in the Way Better Patents™ Green Technology Data Set Product Bundle:
- GT_prog_data_WayBetterPatents_20140401.tsv — Program patents in tab separated format
- GT_prog_data_WayBetterPatents_20140401.xls — Program patents in XL spreadsheet format
- outside_GT_prog_data_WayBetterPatents_20140401.tsv — Similar patents outside the program in tab separated format
- outside_GT_prog_data_WayBetterPatents_20140401.xls — Similar patents outside the program in XL spreadsheet format
data field definitions
- The patent's abstract.
- The patent Assignee (Titleholder) city.
- Assignee's country, using standard country codes from the US CIA World Factbook.
- The first-named assignee. We only provide the first-named assignee in this data set. A full-listing can be obtained in a Way Better Patents™ custom report. An empty field indicates that the patent was not assigned at date of issue. Personal names in the field are the first-named assignee in cases in which the inventor(s) self-assigned the patent.
- Assignee's (US) state.
- The US patent application number.
- The USPC class for the OR classification. This provides the broad subject matter of the patent.
- Title of the OR class.
- The total number of USPC classifications given to the patent. There is a minimum of one classification — the OR. Additional cross-reference classifications may be placed on a patent at the examiner's discretion should he or she believe they would help in conducting future prior art searches. The total number of classifications is an indication of the complexity of the patent.
- The broadest level of subject matter used by USPTO — Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical.
- The date the application was filed in yyyymmdd format.
- The USPTO Group Art Unit (GAU), a smaller unit within the Tech Center. The GAU is a specialized group of examiners that focus on narrow areas of technology within the broad coverage of the Tech Center.
- The patentECO Index used by Way Better Patents™ to indicate the broadest area of clean technology that the patent falls within. Described in more detail at http://www.waybetterpatents.com/green.html.
- First-named inventor's city.
- First-named inventor's country, using standard country codes from the US CIA World Factbook.
- First name of the first-named inventor.
- Last name of the first-named inventor. The USPTO uses the location of the first inventor as the geographic location of the patent. We provide the first-named inventor in this data set. The complete list of inventors is on each patent. The complete list of inventors for all of the patents can be acquired as a custom report.
- First-named inventor's (US) state. This is the state to which a patent is assigned for formal USPTO reporting on geographic patent production
- The date the patent was issued by USPTO in yyyymmdd format.
- The main, or original US Patent Classification system (USPC) class/subclass. This indicates the key subject matter of the patent.
- The US patent number.
- Hyperlink to the patent published as a pdf file by USPTO. You might need to hold the CONTROL key down as you click on the link, depending on your operating system and spreadsheet software. Note — the default file name for all PDFs downloaded from USPTO is 0.pdf.
- Pendency in months calculated from the filing date through the issue date. Pendency is a measure of how long it took for a patent application to become a granted patent.
- The USPTO Technology Center that examined the patent.
- Hyperlink to the patent published as text on the USPTO Patent Full Text Database (http://patft.uspto.gov/). You might need to hold the CONTROL key down as you click on the link, depending on your operating system and spreadsheet software.
- Patent title.