Patent Drawings Rules: Part II


Patent Drawings
“Art is not a thing,
It is a way to Success.”

                                           ~Elbert Hubbad

The above-mentioned quote can be justified for patent drawings, as well. Since, patent drawings is an art which requires indispensable efforts to achieve the success, as desired with the patent grant. Multiple views of drawings support inventions. Be it plain, elevation, section, or perspective every view presents patent drawings in a more descriptive manner. In case of requirement, refer detailed view of a few elements. Attach and place the drawing views of the application at one place on the sheet without wasting any space. Moreover, you should put the sheet views in an upright position with enough gaps among them. Avoid putting on the sheets having abstract, claims, or specifications.

Patent Drawings Rules

In this blog, we are catering indispensable rules for patent drawings views. If you want to know basics of patent drawings rules,  refer Patent Drawings Rules: Part I

Note: Lines of projection must not be the criteria for connecting views. One can use dash lines to connect a waveform electrical signal to show the relative timings of the waveforms.

Patent Drawings View Types

When this view is shown in a figure present on the same sheet as another figure then this view must be present within brackets.  Phantom lines represent sectional views. These lines are thin and are chosen on the basis of material of the object. Moreover, the drawing of sectional lines is majorly at the angle of 45 degrees.

Type Description
Exploded View Exploded views include various parts but are enclosed within a bracket in order to display the relationship or assembly order of different permissible parts.
Partial View

You can use this view to presenting large machine or device. In that case, presenting the whole view is not possible so the partial view helps in presenting the view on several sheets.

Do edge to edge linking of sheets in this view to avoid mingling of one partial view with another partial view. Moreover, you can choose a smaller scale view to show the complete partial views indicating the positions of parts. In case, when a part of the view is magnified then the magnified view and the view each should be labeled as separate views.

         Where views on two or more sheets form, in effect, a single complete view on the various sheets must be proper such that complete figure gets together without hiding any part of any views present on the different sheets.

         On a single sheet, a very long view gets divided into different parts present on one another. But, the relation between different parts ought to be clear and not to be open for more than one interpretation.

Sectional View Sectional view highlights the interior construction of an object or it is used to show hidden components of a device.

 Patent Drawings View Arrangements

In the outline of another view, placing of one view must not be upon another. All the views present on the same sheet must stand in the direction and in case if possible stand to help in reading with the sheet held in the upright position.

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In case, the sheet width is less wide than the views then it is necessary for the invention’s clearest illustration, to turn the sheet on its side so that the upper part of the sheet with exact top margins gets in use as the space of the heading available on the right-hand side. Also, words should be present in a horizontal, left to right fashion wherein page is present either upright or turn to help the top becomes the right side except the graphs utilizing standard scientific convention in order to represent the axis of abscissas (of X) and the axis of ordinates (of Y).

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Front Page View

The drawing must have a large number of views in order to present invention. Also, you can choose this for patent application front page and patent one view as the invention illustration. Moreover, you cannot use projection lines to connect views. The applicant suggests a single view to include on the front page of the patent application publication and patent.

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If you want to know more details about patent drawings rules then don’t forget to read Patent Drawings Rules: Part III (Coming Soon).


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