Questions tagged [apparatus]
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Interpretation of apparatus having specific logic
Here is a patent (US10255656B2) that claims an apparatus with specific functionality. I would like to focus on the first claim for now: A multiprocessor comprising: a register file to store operands;...
After drafting two independent claims for interrelated apparatus, is it possible to draft 3rd independent which include both?
I have two interrelated apparatus like a socket and a plug. I'd like to draft one independent claim for each one. Is it possible to draft 3rd independent claims included both apparatus? And if it is ...
Does patent for an apparatus cover the individual sub-components as well?
My invention is a replacement part for an existing device, that results in novel functionality. My patent will claim: Existing device (A) + my novel component (B) = A novel apparatus (c) Will a ...
Within the context of describing a patent claim for a USPTO patent, would use of the term apparatus to represent a group of inter-networked computers be correct? Does the USPTO have a formal ...
A method claim dependent on an apparatus claim? (US7873522)
Regarding patent US7873522 (Measurement of spoken language training, learning and testing): I would like to know why dependent claim 18 begins "The method of claim 17..." when claim 17 is not a ...
Is it an apparatus or a system?
Imagine that I have a device that gets inserted into a car engine to speed up the car. It consists of 3 parts that are connected via tubes. Is it an apparatus that gets inserted into a system (the car ...