Patent Number, Cited

Identification information for a patent in a bibliographic reference or product.


This element may be used in bibliographic references (<element-citation> and <mixed-citation>).


content-type Type of Content
country Country
specific-use Specific Use
xml:lang Language

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  patent       (#PCDATA %patent-elements;)*                 >

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | hr | bold | italic | monospace | overline | overline-start | overline-end | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | underline-start | underline-end | alternatives | inline-graphic | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | tex-math | mml:math | abbrev | milestone-end | milestone-start | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | xref | sub | sup | x)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<element-citation>, <mixed-citation>, <nlm-citation>, <product>, <related-article>, <related-object>

Example 1

In an element-style bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing removed):

<element-citation publication-type="patent">
<person-group person-group-type="inventor">
<collab collab-type="assignee">Hospira, Inc.</collab>
<article-title>Microneedles for minimally invasive
drug delivery</article-title>
<source>United States patent</source>
<patent country="US">US 6,980,855</patent>
<year iso-8601-date="2005-12-27">2005</year>

Example 2

In a mixed-style bibliographic reference (punctuation and spacing preserved):

<mixed-citation publication-type="patent">
<given-names>ST</given-names></string-name>, inventor;
<collab>Hospira, Inc.</collab>, assignee.
<article-title>Microneedles for minimally invasive
drug delivery</article-title>. <source>United States
patent</source> <patent country="US">US 6,980,855</patent>.
<year iso-8601-date="2005-12-27">2005</year>
<month>Dec</month> <day>27</day>.</mixed-citation>