Patents

This section provides information about the Patents source , listing each field available for Patents, with details about the field value type, including whether it may be used as a facet and whether it is a multi-value field. The table also contains information about whether the field may be used in the where section and whether the field the field may be used in the entity fields filter. The page also lists the fields included in each fieldset available for Patents, and each aggregation indicator available.

Patents Fields

Fields are used to perform searches on the source they belong to.

Field

Type

Multi?

Filter?

Facet?

Description

abstract

Literal: string

Abstract or description of the patent.

additional_filters

Literal: string

Additional filters describing the patents, e.g. whether it’s about a ‘Research Organisation’, or it is part of the ‘Orange Book’.

assignee_cities

Entity: cities

City of the assignees of the patent, expressed as GeoNames ID and name (note: this value is extracted independently from GRID).

assignee_countries

Entity: countries

Country of the assignees of the patent, expressed as GeoNames code and name (note: this value is extracted independently from GRID).

assignee_names

Literal: string

Name of assignees of the patent, as they appear in the original document.

assignee_state_codes

Entity: states

State of the assignee, expressed using GeoNames (ISO‌-3166-2) codes (note: this value is extracted independently from GRID).

assignees

Entity: organizations

Disambiguated GRID organisations who own or have owned the rights of a patent (note: this is a combination of current_assignees and original_assignees fields).

associated_grant_ids

Literal: string

Dimensions IDs of the grants associated to the patent (see also: Patents Links section).

category_bra

Entity: categories

Broad Research Areas

category_for

Entity: categories

ANZSRC Fields of Research classification

category_hra

Entity: categories

Health Research Areas

category_hrcs_hc

Entity: categories

HRCS - Health Categories

category_hrcs_rac

Entity: categories

HRCS – Research Activity Codes

category_icrp_cso

Entity: categories

ICRP Common Scientific Outline

category_icrp_ct

Entity: categories

ICRP Cancer Types

category_rcdc

Entity: categories

Research, Condition, and Disease Categorization

cited_by_ids

Literal: string

Dimensions IDs of the patents that cite this patent (see also: Patents Links section).

cpc

Literal: string

Cooperative Patent Classification Categorization.

current_assignee_names

Literal: string

Names of the organisations currently holding the patent, as they appear in the original document.

current_assignees

Entity: organizations

Disambiguated GRID organisations currenlty owning the patent.

date

Literal: date

Date when the patent was filed.

date_inserted

Literal: date

Date when the record was inserted into Dimensions (note: this field does not support exact match on the data, only range filters e.g. <= or >=).

dimensions_url

Literal: string

Link pointing to the Dimensions web application

expiration_date

Literal: date

Date when the patent expires.

filing_status

Literal: string

Filing Status of the patent e.g. ‘Application’ or ‘Grant’.

funder_countries

Entity: countries

The country of the funding organisation (note: currently this information is available only for US patents).

funders

Entity: organizations

GRID organisations funding the patent.

granted_date

Literal: date

The date on which the official body grants the patent.

granted_year

Literal: integer

The year on which the official body grants the patent.

id

Literal: string

Dimensions patent ID

inventor_names

Literal: string

Names of the people who invented the patent.

ipcr

Literal: string

International Patent Classification Reform Categorization.

jurisdiction

Literal: string

The jurisdiction where the patent was granted, e.g. ‘US’, ‘DE’, ‘EP’…

legal_status

Literal: string

The legal status of the patent, e.g. ‘Granted’, ‘Active’, ‘Abandoned’ etc..

original_assignee_names

Literal: string

Name of the organisations that first owned the patent, as they appear in the original document.

original_assignees

Entity: organizations

Disambiguated GRID organisations that first owned the patent.

priority_date

Literal: date

The earliest filing date in a family of patent applications.

priority_year

Literal: integer

The filing year of the earliest application of which priority is claimed.

publication_date

Literal: date

Date of publication of a patent.

publication_ids

Literal: string

Dimensions IDs of the publications related to this patent (see also: Patents Links section).

publication_year

Literal: integer

Year of publication of a patent.

publications

Entity: publication_links

Publication IDs of the publications related to this patent (see also: Patents Links section).

reference_ids

Literal: string

Dimensions IDs of the patents which are cited by this patent (see also: Patents Links section).

researchers

Entity: researchers

Researcher IDs matched to the patent’s inventors list. (note: this returns only the disambiguated inventors of a patent; in order to get the full list of inventors, the field inventors should be used).

times_cited

Literal: integer

The number of times the patent has been cited by other patents.

title

Literal: string

The title of the patent.

year

Literal: integer

The year the patent was filed.

Patents Fieldsets

Fieldsets are used to specify fields groups in the context of a return statement.

Fieldset

Fields

extras

cpc date expiration_date ipcr legal_status priority_date

categories

category_bra category_for category_hra category_hrcs_hc category_hrcs_rac category_icrp_cso category_icrp_ct category_rcdc

basics

assignee_names assignees filing_status granted_year id inventor_names publication_date times_cited title year

Patents Indicators

Indicators are used to aggregate results in the context of a facet query.

Indicator

Description

count

Total count

Patents Search Indexes

Search indexes are used to perform full-text searches on the source they belong to. The default search index, which is used if none other is specified, is full_data.

Search index

Supports multi-index search

Description

title_only

Search for keywords in title only.

title_abstract_only

The keywords will be searched in the title and description/summary.

inventors

Search for inventors

full_data

The keyword will be searched for in all data fields that are found for that document. In cases where the full text is indexed in the background this will also be searched, even though the full text may not be available to see within Dimensions itself. This will mean that many results that are returned may not include mention of the searched keyword on the document page, but are returned in the search because the keyword can be found in the full text which cannot be read.

Patents Deprecations

This section lists fields and search fields that have been deprecated and should not be used.

Warning

This fields will be supported in versions 1.x and removed in the next major release. To ensure full compatibility with the upcoming major release, it is recommend to stop using deprecated fields as soon as possible.

Deprecated Fields

Field

Deprecation Note

assignee_state_names

None

filed_date

Deprecated in favor of: date

filed_year

Deprecated in favor of: year

FOR

Deprecated in favor of: category_for

FOR_first

Deprecated in favor of: category_for

funder_groups

Deprecated as this functionality will be delivered via the new “My Groups” feature of the Dimensions Analytics webapp

HRCS_HC

Deprecated in favor of: category_hrcs_hc

HRCS_RAC

Deprecated in favor of: category_hrcs_rac

RCDC

Deprecated in favor of: category_rcdc

status

Deprecated in favor of: legal_status

Partially Deprecated Fields

Patents source has no partially deprecated fields.

Deprecated Search Indexes

Patents source has no deprecated search indexes.