I have an idea which is very close to an existing patent CN 103839021 A. However, its application and working is completely different than what is mentioned in that patent. I came across the section in the description where it states :
"It should be understood that the present invention is not limited to the specific embodiments, the scope of the invention being indicated by the appended claims."
Does this mean that the inventor has restricted the idea's application and usage claims all to himself.