Many patented devices have drawing to illustrate physical form to support functional claims. If the device is a data-collection system (using existing non-patentable components):
- Is the physical form of the system irrelevant: there is no reason to draw an example of the embodiment?
The arrangement / interconnection of the components is the patent 'secret sauce': I would think the USPTO expect that this should be drawn to clarify.
- Is there any other purpose for drawings in this context?
Any questions or suggestions to sharpen the question are appreciated.