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Old 08-08-2004, 06:00 PM   #1
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Patent Number tracking HELP

Can anyone tell me how to go about (on the web) tracking a patent number back?

I have gone to the patent office page and get only as far as a page that is blank after putting my number in. Apparently I need something called a TIFF viewer to proceed.


I have tried and failed. the number is 2262990 and there is the number 183 near by, both stamped into the device. I know what the device is (a window sash balance) and that it has to be at least 49 years old. I hope to find more information including perhaps some of the manufacturers.

This has nothing to do with the Airstream, but someone might one day need to track a pat number for a part from one of those too.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-09-2004, 01:14 PM   #2
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Roadeo, this link, which may be the one you have seen, gives links to free downloadable TIFF viewers:- http://www.uspto.gov/patft/help/images.htm This is just a bit of software, like Adobe Acrobat, which enables you to read the files. My apologies if you've already tried this link. Nick.
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Apples Quicktime opened it for me. Pretty cool. Never did a patent search before.

Download the free player at....

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
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