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Worldwide patents searchable by subject, person or organisation. Gives patent number, date, inventor and a descriptive abstract.
Free access to 47,000+ Military, DoD, Federal, NASA, DOE, and Government specifications, standards, and handbooks.
Full text military specifications, NATO STANAGS, and abstracts of other defence standards. To access, click "User Login" and select "IHS Standards Expert".
US military standards and handbooks relating to reliability.
Full text US patents and published applications. Patents from 1790 to 1975 are searchable only by Patent Number and Current US Classification. From 1976 they are searchable by all fields. Note: images will be read-only unless your pc has the appropriate TIFF reader. For more information, see http://www.uspto.gov/patft/help/images.htm