Title Field (TTL)
The Patent Title field can be searched using the TTL field code.
The examples below can be used in conjunction with any number of other field codes to construct complex queries.
Notice in the figure above, I searched on TTL:Endoscope. This simple query is identical to using the Fielded Search>Common Text Fields and entering "Endoscope" in the Title field. However, it is often far quicker to learn a few key field codes when patent searching. Notice, too, that the search is reflected in the Query field in the Refine Search panel as well. You can use the Query field here to further refine your search to, for example, TTL:(Endoscope AND Camera). That way, you don't have to loop back to the Quick Search tab in the Search window to refine your search.
Some examples using the TTL search:
- TTL:wireless --> Finds instances of documents with "wireless" in the title.
- TTL:"coffee Maker" --> Finds the string "coffee maker" in the title, exactly as typed.
- TTL:(endoscope camera) --> Finds documents with both the term "endoscope" and the term "camera" in the title. If no Boolean operator is used (as is the case here), AcclaimIP assumes a Boolean AND.
- TTL:(peanut OR butter) --> Finds documents with either term in the title. Documents with both terms are also returned.
- TTL:("peanut butter" NOT jelly) --> Finds documents with the string "peanut butter" but NOT the term "jelly" in the title.
- TTL:("peanut butter"~3) --> Finds documents where the term "peanut" is within three terms of "butter" in the title.
How NOT to search the TTL Field
TTL:surgical clip --> Finds documents with "surgical" in the title and "clip" in the Default Field set. You have to use quotes or parentheses to find both terms in the title. Otherwise, AcclaimIP assumes you want to search the Default Field set for the terms not immediately following the colon ( : ).