The relevant US Patent Trade Office statue is U.S.C. §271(a) et seq, which reads:
- 271. Infringement of patent
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, whoever without authority makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, within the United States or imports into the United States any patented invention during the term of the patent therefor, infringes the patent.
Plugies is legally entitled exclusive rights of sale of any similar products consummated in the United States and where most of the customers legally reside in the United States.
A copy of the initial claim of the patent that is issued and published by the USPTO can be found here. A figure from the recently filed continuation in part, which should issue shortly can be found here.
Ref. first independent claim of the issued patent:
- A quick connect adaptor for electrically connecting a first device to a second device, which comprises:
a) a first body part comprising a male end and an opposite end, said male end having leads adapted to be connectedly received by a port of a guest device and said opposite end comprising a magnetically responsive member, said opposite end further comprising a plurality of pads electrically connected to said leads;
b) a second body part comprising a first end and a second end, said first end comprising:
i) a pin connector head having a plurality of pins configured to make an electrical connection with said plurality of pads when contacted thereto;
ii) a magnetic ring configured to seat around said pin connector head, wherein said magnetic ring and said magnetically responsive element are configured to exert a coupling force between said first body part and said second body part in either of two rotational orientations; and,
c) said second end having a plurality of electrical connections between said pin connector head and a cable, wherein said electrical connections are configured to convey data or a combination of data and power between a guest device and a host device when said first body part is magnetically coupled to said second body part in either of said two rotational orientations.