This table contains patent numbers of patents that documents cite. Patent numbers are treated as "blobs"; that is, they are not parsed into components at all.
Note: As of March 18, 2010, as a minor bug in the ISI loader, the entire contents of the "CP" field are treated as one patent (number) in the resulting database, even if multiple patents are actually listed. This should be easy to fix, and chances are it will be before anyone actually looks at this page.
This table contains the following fields:
- PK: Automatically generated. Guarantees uniqueness.
- PATENT_NUMBER: The exact string as found in the "CP" field in the original ISI dataset. Also guarantees uniqueness.
Patents with the same PATENT_NUMBER are automatically merged to be the same patents.
See CITED_PATENTS for additional details.