Searching the FSTA Sections Index
This search aid allows you to add one or more FSTA sections and/or
subsections to your search query. There are 20 FSTA sections in the index and
130 subsections among those 20 sections.
See FSTA Section and Subsection
Names for a complete listing of these items.
Enter a word or phrase in the text field.
Wildcards (* ?) are permitted.
Click the Find button to go to a list of items that contain
the characters that you entered. For example, if you enter nuts
as the search term, the product returns two entries called "Fruits,
vegetables and nuts" and "Nuts and seeds".
Click the Add button to select an item from the list. The
selected item is added to the text box at the bottom of the page.
Click OK to transfer the selected item(s) to the FSTA
Sections field on the Search page.
If you are performing an Advanced Search, the product transfers the selected
item(s) to the field box on the Advanced Search page along with the correct
field tag. For example, FS=(Fruits, vegetables "and" nuts).
Browsing the Classification Hierarchy
Click the Expand
to expand the list of subsections under a particular section.
Click the Add button to add a section or subsection to the
text box at the bottom of the page.
Click OK to transfer the selected item(s) to the search
Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) are treated as regular alphabetic
characters. Do not use them in your search.
About Sections U and V
Records under Sections U and V are available from 1969 to 1991. Keep this in
mind when searching for patent records under these two sections.