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(Message started by: Mary Miller on Dec 28th, 2007, 1:50pm)

Title: Is this a great word?
Post by Mary Miller on Dec 28th, 2007, 1:50pm
Hello:

I am writing this patent application and I have a piece that moves up and down on this cable.   I am describing the peice that moves up and down as "slidingly interacting" with the cable, as opposed to frictionally.  Does anyone see any problems with this?

Title: Re: Is this a great word?
Post by Isaac on Dec 28th, 2007, 2:46pm

on 12/28/07 at 13:50:52, Mary Miller wrote:
Hello:

I am writing this patent application and I have a piece that moves up and down on this cable. I am describing the peice that moves up and down as "slidingly interacting" with the cable, as opposed to frictionally. Does anyone see any problems with this?


Is the piece interacting with the cable in any way other than sliding up an down along it?

Unless you've defined interact to mean something you plan to expand on in a dependent claim, it seems likely that interact isn't the right word.

Title: Re: Is this a great word?
Post by biopico on Dec 28th, 2007, 3:01pm
Please review the following US Patents:

4766930
5997023
4766930
5566713


Title: Re: Is this a great word?
Post by mary miller on Dec 28th, 2007, 3:55pm
that is all it does.  it slides up and down and cable.  Think of it as a cyclindrical tube.  Probably touches from time to time.

I am not sure what you mean by "interact."  It interacts with the cable by virtue of being placed around it.  I do not plan on expanding on this, as the machine would not work without it being this way.

Title: Re: Is this a great word?
Post by Jonathan on Dec 28th, 2007, 8:22pm
Interacting kind of suggests more than physical contact. That is, when physical contact occurs, something happens as a result of that physical interaction.

If all you mean to imply is that physical contact occurs now and then, then just say that.

You can of course be a little more creative than what I just said but I am sure you get my point, assuming that is indeed what you are trying to communicate.

Title: Re: Is this a great word?
Post by TataBoxInhibitor on Dec 29th, 2007, 10:30am

on 12/28/07 at 15:55:14, mary miller wrote:
that is all it does.  it slides up and down and cable.  Think of it as a cyclindrical tube.  Probably touches from time to time.

I am not sure what you mean by "interact."  It interacts with the cable by virtue of being placed around it.  I do not plan on expanding on this, as the machine would not work without it being this way.



I do not have a problem with what you are indicating.  If the tube is around the cable, and slides along the cable axis, that is, it is guided by the cable, then the interaction is there.  I actually cannot think of a better word to use..maybe guiding, etc. Not sure.  If you define interacting in the specification as to how you mean it, then it should not be a problem.

Regards,


Title: Re: Is this a great word?
Post by Bill Richards on Jan 1st, 2008, 11:44am
Does "slideably connected" work in your context?



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