Here is a small sample of the variations in names used when citing patents.
The bad part is my inventor search is largely based on these names-
variations and all. There is no guarantee that my database contains the
correct spelling of the inventor you are searching for. I added
an option to search for similar names to try to work around this problem.
|Patent number||Names used to reference this patent||count|
|401,950||Haussman Hausmann Haussmmann Haussmann Haussamm||5|
|735,935||Bellings Billings Billnigs Blllings||4|
|D39,265||Holtclaw Holtzclaw Holtzolan Holtzolaw||4|
|809,531||Schench Schenck Sohenck Sohenok||4|
|918,391||Taarad Taard Taarud Tearud||4|
The bolded ones match the spelling in the referenced patent.
You can do your own similar name search here