The “User Pass” question relates to “REGULATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC USE OF RECORDS IN THE PATENT SEARCH ROOM OF THE U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE”, MPEP Section 510. A previous poster on this thread mentioned it, and I remember seeing the same (or similar) question. (This was pretty easy to find by looking up “User Pass” in the MPEP index.) If you want to find the answer read through the portion of 510 that discusses the rules for using the Technology Center area. The question relates to things like “do you leave material out for someone else to put back?” “Who do you sign in with? (i.e. the director or a secretary or something like that.)
User pass – know it should be prominently displayed when searching the Tech Center
Subject matter that is out of left field. For example, I had a question related to Chapter 900 (Prior Art, Classification, Search), which is never tested and not covered in the review courses, that had answers having to do with displaying a user pass in the TC search facility, when you could remove patent publications from their shoes, whether you should reshelve materials yourself or leave them for contract staff to handle, etc. I am almost certain this is a beta question.