Visual Patent Search
Visual Patent Search: An Easy Way to Find Patents for Innovative Technologies
Welcome to the Energy Innovation Portal's Visual Patent Search tool. This tool is designed to provide a facilitated search of the patent content contained in the Energy Innovation Portal. The patent content on the Portal contains published US patent applications and issued US patents created using Department of Energy funding.
The Visual Patent Search tool was created using two powerful technologies developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory:
IN-SPIRE™ Visual Document Analysis. The Visual Patent Search is based on a new technology classification system for the patents. Using the InSpire tool, a tiered patent categorization system was created from the "bottom up". While patent classes can also be used to create a categorization system, the InSpire-based analysis focuses on word occurrence patterns across all the records, and creates "clusters" of records that classify a technology area. This "bottom up" approach enabled the Portal team to develop a unique way of searching DOE-patents beyond a simple key word search.
The graphic below highlights the features of the Visual Patent Search tool. Click the link below to launch the Visual Patent Search.