Judge Andrews resolved what seems like a tough § 101 motion today, and I thought the claims of the patent (and the outcome) were interesting.
The patent involves a system for mixing gasoline and butane. The patent specification said that these fuels were previously mixed in multiple ways, including in a laborious process involving manually adding butane to a tank of gasoline and then stirring the two together.
There were a number of claims at issue, but the one that stands out most to me simply claims the whole system and what it does, without claiming how the components work:
A system for blending gasoline and butane at a tank farm comprising:
a) a tank of …