OSTI Develops New Online Search Tool for Patents
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched a new Web site, DOepatents, which allows search and retrieval of information from a collection of more than 20,000 patent records. "From helping the blind to see again to identifying hidden weapons through holographic computerized imaging technology, the U.S. Department of Energy has supported and will continue to support research addressing some of the world's most pressing scientific challenges," Under Secretary for Science Dr. Raymond L. Orbach said. "Content within DOepatents represents a truly impressive demonstration of DOE research and development and technological innovation." The database represents a growing collection of patents resulting from R&D supported by DOE and demonstrates the Department's considerable contribution to scientific progress from the 1940s to the present.