Patents are a researcher's best friend. Here are some search links and
tools. I am afraid you will have to use the HELP function to learn them, but once you get the hang of it, they are relative
easy to use. JOIN AN INVENTORS CLUB !!!! You will learn all of this.
CLICK HERE for the USPTO Patent quick search site- search by inventor, assignee, or text in the abstract or body.
CLICK HERE and enter a US patent number, to get a complete pdf file with images!
CLICK HERE to search the World Intellectual Properety Organization, or WIPO patents (not as user-friendly but powerful)
More to come!