US Patent-application support not working

If I open, i.e. http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220080301813%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20080301813&RS=DN/20080301813 Zotero doesn't offer me to import that patent application.

If I go to google: http://www.google.com/patents?id=8fGwAAAAEBAJ&printsec=claims&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false there is that import button in the address bar, but import doesn't work: "Could not save item - Check known translator errors" but there is nothing noted wrt the patent stuff.
  • Confirmed for google patents -
    Error message is:
    [JavaScript Error: "TypeError: Zotero.done is not a function" {file: "file:///home/sebastian/.mozilla/firefox/wkxw8okh.default/zotero/translators/Google%20Patents.js" line: 0}]
    Report ID: 1049409588

    The US patent office apparently just doesn't have a translator - someone would have to write it.
  • geez - I'm behind - Simon fixed this already:
    https://www.zotero.org/trac/changeset/6261
    your google patents translator will update within 24hs or you can update manually in the general tab of your Zotero preferences.
  • Awesome! The diff is a bit wrong though:

    11 "lastUpdated":"2009-07-29 06:35:00"
    11 "lastUpdated":"2009-07-08 23:06:46"

    It probably should read 2010 :-)

    Also, there is a translator for the US Patent Office: I.e. http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=7&f=G&l=50&d=PTXT&p=1&p=1&S1=%28%28testing+AND+fuzzing%29+AND+software%29&OS=testing+AND+fuzzing+AND+software&RS=%28%28testing+AND+fuzzing%29+AND+software%29 But the domain for the patent applications is slightly different.


    Note that http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2008/0301813.html doesn't work either.
  • your google patents translator will update within 24hs or you can update manually in the general tab of your Zotero preferences.
    Nope. Committing != pushing, and this is not yet pushed.
  • edited May 30, 2018
    I'm attempting to download patent references from http://patft.uspto.gov . My observation is that while it seems possible to download four patent references, 10 will not work. I'm using Firefox, but Chrome also seems to have issues. The little light-bulb icon on the add-on only lights up for single patent files. For e.g. five one instead sees a folder icon.

    Any thoughts?
  • Can you give a specific URL?
  • Sure. This one has 28 hits.
    http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-adv.htm&r=0&p=1&f=S&l=50&Query=(%22second+harmonic+generation%22+OR+SHG+OR+%22nonlinear+optical%22+OR+NLO+OR+waveguide)+AND+metal+AND+(MLCT+OR+%22metal+ligand+charge+transfer%22)+&d=PTXT
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