Chemical Explorer

Summary
Provider

Minesoft

Fee
Fee paying
ASPI
No
Database description

Chemical Explorer is Minesoft’s tool for simplifying searching chemical information from patent full text, images and R-group table compounds. The index is updated daily to cover new publications from 15 patent-issuing authorities. The update speed ensures users have access to the latest information.
Chemical terminology such as names, including systematic names (e.g. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)), trivial names (e.g. International Nonproprietary Name (INN)), trade names, CAS numbers, condensed line formulas, images (from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)), R-group table compounds (from USPTO) can be searched. Direct links to external sources are also included to enable further research. Full chemical structure drawing is supported, and the ability to import or export these chemical structures is included as well. Flexible search options include the ability to search by identity, similarity or substructure.
Chemical Explorer can be used in conjunction with PatBase and PatBase Express. Results from chemical structure searches on Chemical Explorer can be loaded directly to PatBase and PatBase Express for a detailed review of the patent text. Refer to the PatBase or PatBase Express reports for more information.

Highlights
Draw structures
Identity search
Import structures
Coverage
Patent Collections
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Interfaces
Language
Chinese
English
Japanese
General search tools
General search tools
Similarity search

Similarity search on Chemical Explorer allows you to locate records ranked by similarity to a chemical structure query, within a pre-specified similarity threshold. Similarity scores are given by the Tanimoto coefficient between the query structure's fingerprint and each other structure.

Biological and chemical search tools
Biological and chemical search tools

Chemical Explorer is designed to simplify searching and extracting chemical information from patent full text.

Chemical structure
Draw structures
Identity search
Import structures
Similarity search
Substructure search
Results
Results type
Annotation
Flagging
Keyword in context (KWIC) highlighting
Keyword map
Machine translation
Sorting by relevance
Translated titles and/or abstracts

Load search results from Chemical Explorer into PatBase for detailed patent full text review.

Textmine, the data-mining tool for interrogating patent text, is designed to highlight chemicals, genes, proteins and more to quickly identify areas of interest to speed up document review. Jump to selected categories or terms by using the intuitive highlight function.

Data export
Data Export
Bibliographic data
Description and/or claims
Title and/or abstract

Export patent information by structure or patent family into Excel files. Patents will be listed in the export next to the searched structure, with direct links to open the patent family in PatBase.

Collaboration tools
Collaboration tools
Shared workfiles

Export and save chemical structures (MOL files)
Export patent information by structure or patent family into Excel files. Patent text will be listed in the export next to the searched structure, with direct links to open the patent family in PatBase.

Non-patent data
Non-patent content
Non-patent literature

Import structures from systematic/trivial name, Chemical Abstracts Service number (CAS) , Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry System (SMILES) or MOL file (molecule files). Search by identity, similarity or substructure. Filter results by molecular weight/formula, claims section or authority. Export identified structures and corresponding patents/patent families.

Bibliographic data – At least one of the following is available: publication number, filing number, grant number, publication date, filing date, grant date, applicant name, assignee name, inventor name, patent classification.
Partial text – At least one of the following (but not all) are available: title, abstract, description, claims.
Full text – All of the following are available (where applicable for the given jurisdiction): description, claims