On 26-Jul-00, Marko Mäkelä wrote: >> I think we need an archive of the Commodore and MOS patents. I came across >> the TED patent the other day and was quite impressed by how thorough it >> was. Is funet a suitable place or not? > > If someone went through the effort of converting the images to text, then > yes. Otherwise I think that the patents eat up too much space. With the pages in TIFF format, file size at 300dpi would be 100K or so per page, maybe less (pages with diagrams on are much smaller). Assuming 100K per page, a 30-page patent would be around 3MB in size. Not excessively large. Coverting from 300dpi GIF images (as can be downloaded from the IBM Patent Server) to TIFF is pretty simple, or patents in TIFF format can be bought from the Patent Server (cost $3 each). Alternatively, someone could create a web page that lists the patents, giving a description of what each covers, and links to the images and full text on other sites. -- Mark - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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