Embodiment [of the Invention]

In a patent it is a description of a manner in which an invention can be made, used, practiced or expressed.  Patents may include multiple embodiments.  US patent law requires the disclosure of the preferred embodiment and also limits means plus function claims and steps-plus-function claims to embodiments (i.e., means) disclosed in the patents under 35 U.S.C. §112 and their equivalents.

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