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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi my name is JD Houvener and welcome to this version of the bolt today’s show were you the inventor and entrepreneur get your daily dose of inspiration to make the world a better place today is March 1st 1st of the month and I always get thinking about spring about this time of year you know we’ve been working through all the winter and even we’ve got a couple more weeks left I feel spring in the air and even smell a bit of spring too so in the essence of spring as I do tend to think about spring cleaning quite a bit and so when I think was cleaning I think of all right getting some project started around the house and I got me looking at this most recent patent and so we’re going to talk with that just a second but before we do I want I want you to share something with the audience here and sure in the comments below the challenge of the day today is for you to share what’s your big project what just bring to do list was the number one item that you’re going to be tackling this spring okay so to get to this patent I want to talk about inventor out of Tulsa Oklahoma Sean Smith he’s invented a pretty cool tool this has just just got issued last week this is a it’s a cabinet like a tool cabinet with integrated Airlines that’s what the title of the patent is called what you can see here it’s a simple looking toolbox but it has the airlines that you have for you know a grinder or driller or any type of a hand tool that’s uses air power it’s all integrated within one tool kit like one toolbox so this is some neat invention and like I said this issued last week so I’m excited to share with you a detailed look inside the claims all right so as you may know me remember from previous sessions I talked about the claim set yeah the the patent applications the way they’re structured their way at the bottom so when you go pull this patent up at you can go search the exact patent number and find this patent application and find the patent itself and go to the bottom of the claim section so we’re gonna look next here at claim one all right started the first claim right and I’d like the claim language when I took a look at it so I want to point out some specific language within this that I think you’ll find enlightening so one of the first words it’s sort of the legally patent patent law type word is plurality plurality what does that move cute you’ve heard the word plural before right more than one but plurality actually is a special definition a legal definition meaning of course more than one item or apparatus and so in this case it’s a nice way to keep the brought the claim language brought and to be you know cover of course more than one version more than one leg more than one drawer more than one airline for example so that’s a key word to point out as a great word to use it increases the value of the patent itself in other word set of words that’s maybe just overlooked but it’s the word at least one the phrase at least one those three words put together have a really important meaning and as you may know every word in the claim set is super important so at least one it includes one right it could be the version of the invention that has just one drawer or one airline but includes of course 2 3 4 and and beyond so it’s sort of encompassing more than plurality right plurality when you think about it means it has to be at least two so it wouldn’t include just one so interesting to see how you can pick and choose language you know it does change the way each claim is is written out so I know we’re deep in the weeds and claims I want to bring you back out and talk more about this invention later this this next session where we talking to more about this invention so I would recommend you taking a look at the USPTO govt pull this patent up we’re gonna be looking through the claims and the specification and some more information about filing doc in next session so again I share your in the comments below what your big spring cleaning project is for this month I’m excited for spring coming up and I hope you are hope you are too thanks for tuning in for this version of the bold today show I’m your host JD Houvener go big go bold at bold IP calm


About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at