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What is protected under this patent?

What exactly is protected under patent application US 2013/0001878 A1 (US 8,770,586 B2). I have built a similar product but it's fill mechanism is automatic in nature.
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Can a similar product be made?

In reference to the design patent: USD 666,896 S1 Can a similar product be made without violating this patent? What exactly is patented? The loops? The look?
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Scope of patent protecting ear plugs and its material

In reference to the patent: US8327973 B2 What is the scope of the patent? Doesn't this patent include every earplug from any company? It's difficult for me to get behind the patent's sense and ...
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Scope issue: “Automated” vs “Software supported”

There's this granted patent in which its Claim 1 specifies "A method of automated control..." whereas the Background section specifies "More specifically, the present invention relates to ...
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Does this patent mean no one else can create Biofuel Cells?

I'm not understanding this patent at all... It makes it sound like no one can create the type of Biofuel Cell described (which is very general) or use the methods stated to try and create a different ...
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What were improvements were made to this patent?

In reference to the patent: US 4,678,702 A What were improvements made to this patent later on?