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The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written
for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.
Paper No. 21
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS
Ex parte YVON BAHOUT and FRANCOIS TAILLIET
Appeal No. 1997-2984
Application No. 08/259,967
Before HAIRSTON, BARRY, and LEVY, Administrative Patent Judges.
BARRY, Administrative Patent Judge.
DECISION ON APPEAL
The examiner rejected the appellants’ claims 26-28. They
appeal therefrom under 35 U.S.C. § 134(a). We reverse.
The invention at issue in this appeal relates to computer
buses. A computer bus comprises specialized lines. Some lines
convey functional signals such as control, address, data, and
clock signals. Two of the other lines supply voltage signals.
For example, buses that conform to the I2C standard comprise an
"SDA" line for the transmission of control, address, and data
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