Stratégie présentée par TotalPatent

Problématique :

The aim of this search strategy is to find any prior art among the world’s published patent documentation that deal with the subject of treatment for urological diseases or disorders, including conditions such as over active bladders, urinary incontinence, etc. due to the possible enlargement of the prostate. 

Cette stratégie a été conçue par Richard GARNER, Directeur Produit TotalPatent. APPROCHE GENERALE :
In particular, the search is looking for patents that use beta3-adrenoceptor agonists to treat the conditions.
As these drugs contain the term beta3, it is essential to look for the Greek symbol b(3), as well as its Unicode equivalent i.e. β  TotalPatent is able to handle both all of these variants.
In terms of the approach to the creating the strategy, I have restricted the search to the Title, Abstract and Claims only, using a series of key words and proximity operators. 
The proximity operators, w/1,  w/2, w/3 etc. ensures that only documents are returned in which the terms occur within 1, 2 or 3 words either side of the operator. 
I have also used truncation and wildcard symbols to find plurals and synonyms so that the term «urolog!» will also return hits for «urology», «urological», «urologic» etc. as well as the French term «urologie».
The exclamation mark symbol “!” acts as a universal wildcard and represents an unlimited number of characters; whereas the asterix symbol (*) represents a single character.
I particularly like this strategy as it combines strong technical terms with various proximity operators, wildcards and truncation and even proxies for Greek symbols.  Moreover, running this strategy against English language machine translations in TotalPatent produces some very interesting results.
TITLE-ABST-CLAIM((((((urolog! w/3 (disorder! or diseas! or syndrome* or condition*)) or incontin! or UUI or UFUI or ((urin! or ureth!) w/3 (leak! or disorder* or disease* or condition* or frequency or urge* or retention* or retension* or obstruction* or stress* or involuntary or inflammat! or insufficiency or block! or dysynergia)) or (void! w/1 disorder*) or (smooth w/1 muscle) or GSI or SUI or OAB or (overactive w2 bladder*) or ((over w/1active) w/2 bladder*) or (bladder* w/2 hyperactive*) or ((hyper w/1active) w/2 bladder*) or enuresis or bph or (prostate! w/3 (hypertrophy or hyperplasia or enlarge! or adenoma or obstruction)) or prostati! or polyuria or hydruria or nocturia or (nocturnal w2 urinat!) or nycturia or enuresis or prostadynia or luts or (lower urinary tract ) or (spastic w/2 bladder) or cystitis)

(((Beta or b or β) w/3 (3adren! or 3agonist* or 3sympat! or 3ar)) or (Beta3adren! or b3adren! or beta3sympath! or b3sympath! or beta3ar or b3ar or beta3agonist* or b3agonist*) or ((((Beta or b or β) w/2 (3 or three)) or (Beta3 or b3)) w/3 (adren! or ar or agonist! or sympathetic! or sympathomimetic! or modulat! or stimula!)))))

François Libmann

Publié dans le n° 285 de Bases (Septembre 2011)

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