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XML format of USPTO patent

What are the various fields in patent XML file. For example: does 'detailed description' have a separate field?
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Format of Continuation-In-Part Specification and Claims

Referring to this question: Adding useful and unobvious functionality to existing patent Alice has thus decided to proceed with filing a Continuation-In-Part application. Would it suffice a simple ...
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Patent Drafting Method: Pros & cons of drafting claims and converting claims to descriptions

What are the advantages and liabilities, if any, of drafting patent claims for an invention first, and then converting the claims into a provisional patent specification with the same wording and ...
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Why Large number of claims and figures are allowed and its Benefits?

In reference to the patent: US20120227389 How is it possible to apply and expect a grant with 353 claims and 545 figures? Why They are allowed? What are benefits? This person has granted patents ...
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How to quickly find Difference between two Family Patents?

In reference to the patent: US8745544, is there any difference from US8694923. If yes then what is the difference?
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Why does Google Patents not display the primary inventor's name first?

In reference to the patent: US8897091 I, Zabih Toosky, am the primary inventor of the circuit in this patent. Why does Andy Burstein's name appear first on Google Patents' list of inventors?