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Is there a way to use a query that screens out the "old" publication patent number with the same application number given it has been issued?

  Yes, there is.    First off, let me get to know a legal status related syntax: LLS/7, by which you will be able to screen out the PG-Pub (pre-grant publications           NOT LLS/7   There are two ways to do so:   1) You can enter the syntax as query on the syntax box.       2) Alternatively, you can use the pull-down menu and type up the "keywords" as definition. When you are done, click on the Search button.