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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for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS
Ex parte NORIMASA NAGASAWA and NOBORU OBAYASHI
Technology Center 3600
Decided: February 27, 2007
Before, WILLIAM F. PATE, III, MURRIEL E. CRAWFORD, and
ROBERT E. NAPPI, Administrative Patent Judges.
PATE, III, Administrative Patent Judge.
DECISION ON APPEAL
This is an appeal from the Examiner’s refusal to allow claims 1-4, 6,
7, and 10-13. Claims 5, 8, and 9 have been canceled. These are all the
claims that remain in the application.
The claimed invention is a hole plug for blocking the hole in an
automotive body. The hole plug has a head portion having a back surface
with a foot portion extending from the back surface. A column also projects
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