MEXICAN PATENT OFFICE Date: February 24, 2015 Project: CE447 Subject: Comments for improving the IPC Internet Publication and other tools 1.- Alternative mode for input classification symbols in the web page of IPC schema When a user uses the IPC schema, many symbols may be typed looking for its meaning. Actually the web page only lets the input of data by keyboard and mouse. We suggest adding a control in the webpage that assist the user and make it easy to input the IPC symbols. It´s also needed a command button that makes appear or disappear the alternative input control. The control can be as the followings: It shows the hierarchical level at A.- First Option the moment: Section, Class, 1 Example, the squares displayed dot, 3 dots, etc. depend on the real number of elements. Example, it shows the actual IPC symbol selected Until this button is pressed, the web page is loaded with the symbol selected (go to) it needs a click to add to the “current symbol” textbox control and here Backspace B. Second Option When the mouse cursor is over “<<” it scrolls all the elements and shows the next element, when it exists. “D” Backspace When the mouse cursor is over “>>” it scrolls to the previous element, when it exists. For IPC, it is red, but It could change to blue to show CPC and to Yellow to show FI In the example the mouse cursor is over “D”, it needs the click to add the selection to the “current symbol” textbox control and here. C.- Third Option Step 1. When the “Current symbol” textbox control is empty, the virtual keyboard control shows some letters from section A to H Backspace It loads the IPC web page of the “Current symbol” Step2. When there is one letter and less than four characters in the “Current symbol” textbox control, the “keys” change and it displays numbers: 0 to 9 and “/”. Backspace Step3. When there are three characters, in the “Current symbol” textbox control, the keys of the virtual keyboard, change and it displays the complete alphabet, like a fix telephone keyboard. Per example: to select “H”, it´s needed to press the key two times. In the “Current symbol” textbox we see D02G, D02H, etc. Then we press “Select Letter” the letter and a blank space is set. (“D02H “) Then the keyboard can change again to the numeric form. Step 4. When there are five characters in the “Current symbol” textbox control, the “keys” change again and it displays numbers: 0 to 9 and “/”. 2.- Alternative mode of hierarchical level visualization (one dot, two dots, etc.) Some IPC symbols have many dots and it´s difficult to count them. Sometimes is a little difficult to find the previous node (father node), and it matters because the scope depends of the previous levels. We believe that the IPC schema is complex enough to add one more difficulty trying to read it. A. First option The proposal is a treeview visualization instead of the actual based on dots. We know that the CPC schema has one similar tool, so we believe that the IPC also deserves it. Another example: Here, the symbols are displayed in a tree-view visualization. The blue highlight is not an intended change in the visualization proposal; it was generated by the program used to create this example. B. Second option The color of the IPC scheme titles dynamically changes when the user moves its mouse over the title. We suggest this colors as an example. RED- symbol under the mouse cursor. 1 Dot- Green 2 Dots ---blue Same level symbols- --orange (in this case, there are 3, but not together) 4- Dots --- pink Same level symbols- --orange (in this case, there are 2 together) 3. Concentrating on a single window the information displayed in several windows. When the user is looking the IPC schema and then he wants to see a definition, immediately appears a second window over the first one. So the user has to switch between windows. We know that the user can arrange the windows by himself, but this is not the idea; we think that the user wants to read the complex technical information of the IPC schema and its Definition instead of losing time arranging several windows each time he uses the schema. We know that many patent experts spend a lot of time doing the definitions, and this is an important tool that explains the Schema, so we believe that is needed to display the schema and the respective definition at the same time at the same window when the user requires it. Maybe the schema can be in a frame in the upper side of the window and the definition in a frame in the lower part. A command button is needed that lets see the definition frame or disappear it. The user might be able to change the height of the frames. Pablo Zenteno Márquez.