Visual Patent Search

From Open Energy Information

Visually explore patents with Dept. of Energy funding.

This tool helps you easily browse the over 16,000 issued U.S. patents and published U.S. patent applications for Energy Department-funded technologies.

Tiered categories were created using IN-SPIRE™ developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The application identifies word occurrence patterns across all patent records, and creates "clusters" of results -- and these “clusters” create technology areas. The result is a unique, visual means to easily search the many patents in the Energy Department's system, and to go beyond a simple key word search.

In addition to patents, you can also check out more than 600 marketing summaries that are available on the Portal, which explain the market opportunities, benefits, and possible applications of each technology.


  1.  "Energy Innovation Portal"