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STNewsline May 2009 - Table of Contents

Database News

  • BEILSTEIN substance information now available on STN Easy®
  • CA/CAplus - Now with more comprehensive patent assignee information
  • CAS REGISTRY - Limits doubled for structure searching
  • DGENE, USGENE, and PCTGEN - Enhancements for exact sequence searching with RUN GETSEQ
  • ENCOMPLIT/ENCOMPLIT2 search fields enhanced
  • INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB - Chinese legal status  information
  • INSPEC - Celebrating 40 years of moon landings, colour television and Inspec
  • USPATFULL and USPAT2 - Enhanced with patent assignment/reassignment information


Take Note

  • STN is "raising the roof" on saved answers
  • CAS coverage of exemplified prophetic substances enhanced
  • CAS patent authority coverage expanded
  • Enhancements to STN® on the WebSM now available 

Database News

BEILSTEIN substance information now available on STN Easy®

Now you can find additional basic substance information and key property data by searching a portion of the BEILSTEIN database on STN Easy.

Providing access to published chemical substance information for more than 10 million substances, BEILSTEIN coverage goes back to 1771. The addition of BEILSTEIN to STN Easy enables you to locate and display important chemical substance and property information quickly and easily. The following information is included:

  • BEILSTEIN Registry Numbers 
  • Boiling point
  • CAS Registry Numbers®
  • Chemical names
  • Density (liquid) 
  • Dissociation exponent
  • Ecological data
  • Ecological keywords
  • Enthalpy of formation
  • Enthalpy of vaporization 
  • Flash point  
  • Heat capacity Cp
  • Heat capacity Cv
  • Melting point
  • Molecular formulas
  • Mutarotation 
  • Optical rotary power
  • Pharmacological data
  • Pharmacological keywords
  • Refractive index
  • Solubility (MCS)
  • Structures
  • Sublimation point
  • Vapor pressure


EU REACH compliance

If your company is a manufacturer or importer of chemicals operating within the European Union (EU), BEILSTEIN on STN Easy can help you locate the type of information you need to comply with the EU regulatory legislation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals).

You will find BEILSTEIN, along with several other relevant databases on STN Easy, to be a ready resource of accurate and comprehensive substance and property information, including hazards, safety procedures, and toxicological and environmental data.

Additional Resources
To learn how databases on all STN products can help with REACH compliance, refer to the STNews article, STN - Reliable data for REACH compliance, STNews 3/2008, p. 25-26.
 
More information about REACH


CA/CAplus – Now with more comprehensive patent assignee information


Beginning in April 2009, CA/CAplus patent records will be updated with patent assignee information as soon as it becomes available from the patent office or authority. This includes many U.S. patent applications for which assignee information is not available at the time the record is added to CA/CAplus. Patent assignee information for patent records dating back to January 2001 will be added later this year.

For additional information about CA/CAplus, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheets or STNGuide.


CAS REGISTRY – Limits doubled for structure searching


STN is doubling the limits for both online and batch structure searches in CAS REGISTRY to 2 million for online searches and 3 million for batch searches. Doubling these limits will enable more general structure search queriesto run to completion.

For more information about REGISTRY, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheet or STNGuide.


DGENE, USGENE, and PCTGEN – Enhancements for exact sequence searching with RUN GETSEQ


Exponentially growing numbers of sequences in the biosequence databases DGENE, USGENE and PCTGEN call for an expansion of the answer number limit for sequence code match (SCM) searches and adaptations for a better review of large answer sets resulting from this search option. For this purpose the answer number limit for a GETSEQ search has been increased to 250,000 answers in the three biosequence files DGENE, USGENE and PCTGEN, and an adapted free-of-charge HIT (syn. ALIGN) display format has been made available. You may now benefit from extended system limits and a possibility for a cost effective way to scan large answer sets for relevant hits after sequence code match (SCM) searching.

Read the full article

For more information about DGENE, USGENE and PCTGEN, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheets or STNGUIDE.


ENCOMPLIT/ENCOMPLIT2 search fields enhanced

The following enhancements have been made to the EnCompass Literature (ENCOMPLIT/ENCOMPLIT2) database:

  • Accession Number (AN) supports search and expand capabilities
  • The following fields support 4-digit year (YYYY) format for expands and searches:
    - Entry Date (ED)
    - Publication Date (PD)
    - Update Date (UP)


For more information about ENCOMPLIT/ENCOMPLIT2, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheet or STNGuide.


INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB - Chinese legal status  information

From week 18/2009 onwards, legal status data from China are available.
The start will be made with data from 2008; back-file Chinese legal status data will be incorporated into the database in separate batches each week.  The collection of back-file data will include records dating back to October 1985.
The new data entries of the current year will be available in the legal status database as soon as they are delivered by the producer.

For more information about INPADOCDB/INPAFAMDB, refer to the STN Summary Sheet or STNGuide.


INSPEC – Celebrating 40 years of moon landings, colour television and Inspec

The last year of the swinging sixties was famous for a number of technological advancements including the launch of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) INSPEC Database.

1969 was also famous for Neil Armstrong taking the first steps on the moon, the launch of the Mariner 6 Mars probe, the start of regular colour television broadcasts in the UK and the invention of the Unix computer operating system.

INSPEC, the IET’s bibliographic database of abstracts to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and other literature, celebrates its Ruby anniversary this year, although the online archives date back to 1898.

INSPEC provides comprehensive coverage of traditional and cutting-edge publications in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering.

In addition, there is significant coverage of areas such as operations research, material science, oceanography, engineering mathematics, nuclear engineering, environmental science, geophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical technology and biophysics.

INSPEC now adds nearly 700,000 records each year to the database all of which have a range of specialised subject indexing created by scientific subject experts to enhance retrieval. A further INSPEC milestone will be reached this Autumn as the 11 millionth record will be added.

For more information about INSPEC, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheet or STNGuide.


USPATFULL and USPAT2 – Enhanced with patent assignment/reassignment information

The complete history of assignments, reassignments, and related events for U.S. patents is now available in the U.S. Patents Original Publications (USPATFULL) and U.S. Patents Latest Publications (USPAT2) databases.

Displaying the Assignment/Reassignment Information (RAI) format, when available, provides information about patent assignment and reassignment events, including:

  • MFN - Microfilm Frame Number of document at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • MRN - Microfilm Reel Number of document at the USPTO
  • PAO - Patent Assignee, Original
  • RAA - Assignment/Reassignment Agent
  • RAC - Assignment/Reassignment Company
  • RAD - Assignment/Reassignment Date
  • RAK - Assignment/Reassignment Kind
  • RAUP - Assignment/Reassignment Update Date
  • RAXD - Assignment/Reassignment Execution Date

The Indented Assignment/Reassignment Information (IRAI) format is also available. It offers RAI Information indented with text labels.

RAI and IRAI data is included in the MAX and IMAX display formats, respectively, and is available for custom display. Individual fields including RAI and IRAI data may also be custom displayed.

Because the source for RAI data goes back only to 1980, the U.S. Patents Pre-1976 (USPATOLD) database does not include this data.

Additional fees are charged for displaying RAI/IRAI data in USPATFULL and USPAT2. For price information, enter HELP COST at an arrow prompt (=>) in the database.

For more information about USPATFULL and USPAT2, refer to the STN Database Summary Sheets or STNGUIDE.

Take Note

STN is "raising the roof" on saved answers

Do your saved answers come close to exceeding the limits of what STN permits? STN now allows you to save twice as many answers online as you previously could. The new limits for both temporary and non-temporary answer storage have doubled to 1,000,000 for temporary and 800,000 for non-temporary saved answers. These new limits should give you plenty of room to accommodate new answers saved from future projects.


CAS coverage of exemplified prophetic substances enhanced


Beginning in January 2009, CAS coverage of prophetic substances and uses was extended to include Example sections of patents in all languages from 9 of the major patent offices (Canadian, French, German, Japanese, Russian, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Patent Office and World Intellectual Property Organization).

CAS also covers English-, French-, and German-language patents from 2003-2008, and for completion later this year, from 1998-2002. Japanese-language patents are covered from 2008-present.

For more information, visit CAS Coverage of Prophetic Substances.


CAS patent authority coverage expanded


CAS patent coverage has been expanded to include patent documents from the Gulf Cooperation Council Patent Office and Irish Patent Office. Patent and patent family references from 59 patent authorities around the world are now included in the CAS databases.

Coverage includes patents (kind code A) from the Gulf Cooperation Council Patent Office (Country code GC) back to November 2002 and patent applications (kind code A1) and short-term patent applications (kind code A2) from the Irish Patent Office (Country code IE) back to January 2002.

For additional information, visit CAS Coverage of Patents.

Enhancements to STN® on the WebSM now available 

A number of enhancements are waiting for you in STN on the Web:

  • An import option on the STN AnaVist® assistant allows you to import answers from the DERWENT World Patent Index® (WPIDS/WPIX) into STN on the Web.
  • New blue highlighting increases the visibility of hit-terms in online sessions.  Hit-terms in printed transcripts will continue to be highlighted in bold black.
  • A new structure-drawing plug-in allows you to draw complex structure queries more efficiently with multiple optional points of attachment for G-group fragments and to retain your structure-drawing preferences between sessions.


More information on STN on the Web

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