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Or is it a round hole fitted around a square peg? And what is it that is patentable about what follows?
Answer in "continue reading", below:
The answer is remarkably simple, but evidently it was worth issuing a patent for, as just about anything is so long as you are the first to it, as the inventor basically says in the second-to-last paragraph: As we can see again in a more-modern patent for a "color matching card"--its Figure 2 and Figure 3 that I really like: