TODAY’S PATENT – LIGHT-UP SWORD GAME
Light-up sword game invented by Judd Paul King and currently assigned to Starlux Games LLC and patent was granted on 26-10-2021 and was published on the same day with the patent no. US11154759B2.
The preamble of this patent application establishes fundamental definitions and principles that lay the groundwork for the ensuing detailed description. It emphasizes the flexibility of the disclosed embodiments, stating that variations and alterations are within the scope of the disclosure. The document clarifies the intended usage of terminology and legal interpretations for patent claims. A central clarification is made regarding terms like “comprising,” which are open-ended and inclusive, encompassing additional elements, and “consisting of,” which are closed terms, indicating that only specifically listed components or elements are included.
The intermediate term, “consisting essentially of,” allows for minor inclusions that do not significantly change the essential characteristics of the subject. The document underscores the interchangeability of terms like “first,” “second,” “left,” “right,” and others, indicating that these terms are used for descriptive purposes and do not impose permanent relative positions.
“Enhanced” is defined as an improvement in form or function compared to prior devices or processes. “Substantially” signifies a state of completeness or near-completeness depending on context. “Adjacent” refers to the relative positioning of objects, encompassing both direct contact and close proximity.
The term “coupled” denotes a relationship of connection or attachment between items, which can be direct or indirect. “Directly coupled” implies a physical connection with at least one point of direct contact, while “indirectly coupled” suggests a connection through an intermediate item, without direct physical contact.
In summary, this preamble establishes the framework for understanding the patent application by defining crucial terms and legal interpretations. It emphasizes flexibility, inclusivity, and the adaptability of the disclosed embodiments, ensuring clarity and precision in comprehending the subsequent detailed description and inventions.