Template:US patent reference

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This template is mostly for inclusion in the "References" section of article, giving detailed description of U.S. patent: the inventor, title, and link to find full text in US patent office database.

Usage[change source]

{{US patent reference
 | number = 
 | y = 
 | m = 
 | d = 
 | inventor = 
 | title = 
  • number (required) is a patent number, without leading "US" letters, but with leading "D" letter if patent number contains it, and is required.
  • y, m, d (optional) are the year, month and day of issuing (granting). Four digits are required for the year, and two for the month and day even if the first digit is zero.
  • inventor (optional) is a name of inventor; it can be a wiki-link, of course.
  • title (optional) is the title of the patent.

Sample rendering[change source]

{{US patent reference
 | number = 5285709
 | y = 1994
 | m = 02
 | d = 15
 | inventor = John D. Grant
 | title = Machine head for tuning a stringed instrument, especially a guitar or the like

John D. Grant, "Machine head for tuning a stringed instrument, especially a guitar or the like", US patent 5285709, issued 1994-02-15

Preferably, after inclusion of this template in "references", one should give less formal and more reader-friendly explanation of what this patent is all about.

COinS[change source]

This template produces COinS metadata; see COinS in Wikipedia for background information.

See also[change source]

Other templates that may be applicable for other uses (i.e. in-line inclusion) include: