Retrieving figures, tables, etc.

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Retrieving figures, tables, etc.

Post by k.kaiser » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:59 pm


when retrieving the description of a patent, there are <img>-elements within the text being placeholders for figures, tables, formulas, etc.
E.g., <img class="EMIRef" id="080163934-ib0015" />
As these elements have a unique id, I was wondering if it is possible to retrieve the original data (the figure or table).
Is there a service (or planned service) to do so?

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Re: Retrieving figures, tables, etc.

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:37 am


This is only possibly if you download full text in PDF:
First you do image search: ... .a1/images

Then you replace part of the URL with the document identifier and choose pages that you need to download: ... ge?Range=2

Since you wanted to see images included in description you can only download parts of the document that include description(for this document pages from 2 - 4 include description, so you can choose to download only those pages)

Some images can sometimes be a part of drawings as well, you it makes sense to have a look in "thumbnails" too: ... thumbnail

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