Patents and Trademarks

Thomas A. Edison Papers

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, American politics and society
Description

This collection is broken into the Thomas A. Edison papers, parts 1-5 covering 1850-1919, along with a collection of Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors, 1894-1908.

All 5 parts of the Thomas A. Edison papers include lab notebooks, correspondence, and other papers and all are from the Thomas Edison National Historical Park (ENHP) in West Orange, New Jersey. Covering Edison's work on the incandescent light bulb to his marriage to Mina Miller Edison to the consolidation of the National Phonograph Company, these papers provide comprehensive access to the life and work of Edison as inventor, businessman, scientist, and entrepreneur.

The Motion Picture Catalogs collection consists of 6,000 pages of American motion picture catalogs published between 1894 and 1908. The earliest documents were those printed in 1894 by sales agents for Thomas Edison's kinetoscope. The catalogs that were distributed between 1894 and 1908 advertised films, equipment, and related posters, slides, lectures, and phonographs. They ranged from complete multi-page listings of a distributor's stock to one-page synopses of a production company's latest product. After more than a century, a comparatively small number of such catalogs remain. Some are fragmentary or incomplete; most are unique; and all are fragile. In a few cases only photocopies of the originals survive. This collection includes all known catalogs distributed in the United States by U.S. producers, by European producers through their U.S. offices, and by domestic agents for U.S. and European films, and focuses on films that received significant distribution in the United States.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41466
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Art, Architecture & Engineering Library

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FDsys

Alternative Titles
Federal Digital System
FD Sys
FedSys
Fed Sys
GPOAccess
GPO Access
Description

Replaces GPOAccess as the digital repository for United States government publications and documents. 

Type
Catalog
Database
Directory
Search Engine
Coverage
Bills, laws, government reports, GAO Reports, Public Papers of the Presidents
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11517
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Clark Library Government Information Collection

The Clark Library Government Information Collection includes statistics, reports, legislation and policy from all levels of government.  Government documents are housed in several different libraries on campus and are findable in Mirlyn and through our Research Guides.

The University of Michigan Library is a depository for publications of the State of Michigan, United States Government, Government of Canada, United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and European Union. In addition to the depository collections, the Library subscribes to the publications of several international agencies, including the OECD, World Bank, IMF and WTO. Subject coverage of the collection ranges from policy and economics to health and environmental studies.
    
 
Depository libraries provide local, no-fee access to government information in a non-partisan environment with professional librarians available to assist users. Congress established the Federal Depository Library Program in 1813 to ensure that government information is accessible to the American public. Since then, depository libraries have safeguarded the public’s right to know by collecting, organizing, preserving and maintaining access to information. The University of Michigan Library was designated a federal depository library in 1884.
 
 
 
 
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government information. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
 
 
 

Please feel free to contact a government information librarian with a question or to schedule an appointment. The phone number is 734-764-0410 and email address is clarklibrary@umich.edu

Page maintained by Nicole O. Scholtz
Last modified: 01/09/2014

U.S. Trademark Search System

Alternative Titles
US Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)
Description
The Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) supports the trademark application process by providing for searching the existing trademark application and registration information via an Internet browser. TESS provides access to the same text and image database of trademarks as currently provided to examining attorneys at the US Patent and Trademark Office via the X-Search system.
Type
Subject Gateway
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10433
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

HathiTrust Digital Library

Alternative Titles
Hathi Trust Digital Library, HTDL, HT
Big Ten/CIC Shared Digital Repository
Description

A massive digital library bringing together materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, libraries at HathiTrust partner institutions, and other commercial digitization schemes.  Includes searchable access to over 13.5 million volumes--including over 6.8 million books, over 630,000 government documents, and over 350,000 serial publications--with full text ("Open View") access to 38% of these materials (over 5.1 million volumes).

Includes full text access to the following publications not fully viewable in Google Books:

  • books scanned by HathiTrust member libraries and the Internet Archive, but not by Google (there are thousands of these, with more added continuously)
  • U.S. books published between 1923 and 1963 for which copyright was not renewed (170,000+ and growing)
  • U.K. books published 1874-1944 and Canadian & Australian books published 1894-1964 for which copyright was not renewed (100,000+ and growing)
Type
Catalog
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Digital copies of library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10197
Mobile Version
More Information
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

European Patent Office (EPO)

Alternative Titles
esp@cenet (European Patent Office) - English
espacenet
espace
EPO
Description

EPO contains all the patent documentation available to EPO examiners and the latest patent applications from all the EPO member states.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9285
Mobile Version
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

USPTO Patent Database

Alternative Titles
US Patent Full-text and Image Database
Description

The database includes information about all United States patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents and SIR documents) from the first patent issued in 1790 to the most recent issue week. Patents from January 1976 to the present offer the full searchable text, including all bibliographic data, such as the inventor's name, the patent's title, and the assignee's name; the abstract; the full description of the invention; and the claims. The display of each patent's full-text includes a hyperlink to obtain full-page images of each page of the patent. Information from Certificates of Correction and Reexaminations is not included in the full-text database per se, but can be found as pages attached to the full-page images of the original patent. Patents from 1790 to December 1975 offer only the patent number and the current US patent classification in the text display, and can be searched only by those fields. However, this limited text display also includes a hyperlink to obtain full-page images of each page of the patent.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9139
Mobile Version
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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