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Robert K S

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Patent ten million
« on: 12-05-17 at 02:36 pm »

The USPTO is well into the 9,800,000s which makes me think we're not too far away from 10,000,000 on the odometer.  Anybody know approximately what day it will hit?  Are USPTO IT and publication systems ready for the extra digit?
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #1 on: 12-05-17 at 03:24 pm »

We've had a lot of notifications about IT being upgraded to handle the 8 digit #s that will be coming up.  It's virtually guaranteed we'll have hiccups though.
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #2 on: 12-05-17 at 03:33 pm »

Estimated date of issuance is midway through 2018.  They are currently implementing a Number Expansion project to accommodate the extra digit.

Of course, just because they are implementing a program doesn't mean the program will work as planned.  The last major IT change was botched, and they had to roll it back.
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #3 on: 04-09-18 at 02:30 pm »

The PTO is gearing up its marketing machine.

https://10millionpatents.uspto.gov/
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #4 on: 04-10-18 at 05:36 am »

I heard they are planning on redesigning the cover page too.
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #5 on: 06-08-18 at 12:43 pm »

The USPTO is well into the 9,800,000s which makes me think we're not too far away from 10,000,000 on the odometer.  Anybody know approximately what day it will hit?  Are USPTO IT and publication systems ready for the extra digit?

I paid an Issue Fee on May 6th and just received the Issue Notice. The assigned patent number for the Grant is >10,000,000 and <10,010,000.
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #6 on: 06-08-18 at 01:29 pm »

It appears this week we were up to 9,992,920. It's usually around 6000 utility patents/week, so I guess it'll probably happen on June 19th unless next week's batch is larger than it's been lately.
« Last Edit: 06-08-18 at 01:33 pm by lazyexaminer »
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #7 on: 06-08-18 at 01:58 pm »

my issue date is the 26th, and 10MM is about the midpoint, so that makes sense.
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #8 on: 06-08-18 at 02:03 pm »

Get ready for the onslaught of the USPTO press campaign with the chorus of "I could have thought of that!" invalidity tweets following close behind.
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #9 on: 06-08-18 at 04:28 pm »

In computer memory nowadays all digits are recorded using binary system except earlier version IBM made computers.

2**20 = 1,048,576
2**21 = 2,097,152
2**22 = 4,194,304
2**23 = 8,388,608          <-- 8 million
2**24 = 16,777,216        <-- 16 million
2**25 = 33,554,432

So this time there will absolutely be no hiccups at all.

For switching to January 1, 2000, it is because the PC DOS uses 2*4 bits to represent 09-09, so all programs accessing this memory would have hiccups if not properly modified.

In 2000, memory was very precious. Nowadays either 32-bits or a 64-bits are used to represent a data in database. There will be no any such hiccups happening at all for our life spans.

For human, who receives a patent with patent number 10,000,000 is a life gift!!!

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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #10 on: 06-08-18 at 07:43 pm »

Definitely will cause issues with any software tools/services that internally distinguish US patent from US application #s based on whether it's 7 or 8 digits long.
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #11 on: 06-12-18 at 05:50 pm »

The suspense is killing me!

Just 830 more patents until the big one it seems:

9,999,170

That's the highest patent issued number I could locate today, in any event.
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #12 on: 06-12-18 at 06:04 pm »

Definitely will cause issues with any software tools/services that internally distinguish US patent from US application #s based on whether it's 7 or 8 digits long.

Software like EAST... because yes it did.
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #13 on: 06-13-18 at 02:57 pm »

Hi rodya,

"Software like EAST... because yes it did."

Can you further explain to me that why EAST would need to change code? I don't know what kind of software EAST is.

In all database storage there are no 7 or 8 digits to store, either 8-bits, 16-bits, 24-bits or 32-bits.
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Re: Patent ten million
« Reply #14 on: 06-13-18 at 03:37 pm »

Hi rodya,

"Software like EAST... because yes it did."

Can you further explain to me that why EAST would need to change code? I don't know what kind of software EAST is.

In all database storage there are no 7 or 8 digits to store, either 8-bits, 16-bits, 24-bits or 32-bits.
Weng, not all numbers are stored in binary.  Some are stored as text strings.  Some are stored in other representations such as packed decimal.  You really don't know as much about computers or databases as you think you know.
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