To accommodate organizations with large databases
of invention information, iEdison permits grantee
organizations to submit information directly from
their database systems to iEdison without having
to key the data using the Web Browser.
Any organization may take advantage of this service.
It requires only that the information be transferred
in the iEdison format in plain (ascii) text.
In general, an Interagency Edison/Edison integrator
report is constructed as a sequence of data element
type-value pairs as presented below.
data element name 1=^^data element value^^
data element name 2=^^data element value^^
data element name 3=^^data element value^^
data element name 4=^^data element value^^
. . . .
. . . .
. . . .
data element name n=^^data element value^^
The data elements must be provided in a specific
format, and specific sequence.
The associated documents provide instructions
for creating such Interagency Edison/Edison integrator
reports. You may seek additional detail in three
Once the data to be transmitted is in the proper
format within a file on your system's hard drive, you
can use one of two available methods to upload your
file to the iEdison system.
Go to your main menu and under "iEdison Reporting"
click on Upload iEdison
Invention Report Datastream.
That will take you to the Upload iEdison Invention/Patent
Enter the path and name of the file you want to
upload and choose "Submit"
OR choose "Browse"
to locate the file.
Choose the file or enter the path, and submit it.
You will then see a screen that says:
A web service has been created that will allow
Extramural Web users to submit information without
requiring the users to log in to the Extramural Web
interface.  This web service will perform a
similar function to the "Upload iEdison Invention
Report Datastream" menu item in the Extramural Web.
To use this service,
the WSDL (Web Services Description Language)
The WSDL is an XML (eXtensible Markup Language)
document that describes the parameters required by the
web service, as well as the possible results returned
from the service. You will need to use this document
to write the client application that will access
the web service.
Once the data is transmitted, iEdison will review your
uploaded file line by line to ensure data validity
and notify you, via e-mail, of any errors encountered,
noting them by field name. Because the e-mail transmission
is not encrypted, the acknowledgment will not include
any "enabling" contents of invention or patent data
fields. That report will allow you to correct any
problems in the data. The system will not accept
Should you submit a file that is not in plain (ascii)
text -- that is, a file that is not .txt or .asc
-- you will see a message that says: