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Is there a standard for reference characters in a figure with multiple identical instances of some object?

I do not think there is a general standard. What I often see is that if the devices are identical and it does not matter which is which, the said devices get the same numbers. For example, if the ...
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What program can I use to automatically shift all other numbers when I change/add a number when writing a patent application?

I do not know a program to do that other than sed used with Unix or Unix-like systems. However, you do not need to have monotonically increasing numbers. Most people do what you do and initially ...
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Numerical references in the detailed description of a provisional patent application?

While the "formalities" requirements of a provisional application are low, if you ever need to actually make use of the rights a provisional provides, the content of the provisional will be subject to ...
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