Ex parte MCCONNELL et al. - Page 4

                Appeal No. 95-3891                                                                                                            
                Application 08/066,405                                                                                                        

                                 Claim 1, which is the only independent apparatus claim,                                                      
                reads as follows:2                                                                                                            
                                 1.  Remote control transmitter for                                                                           
                                 transmitting device control signals                                                                          
                                 remotely controlling a plurality of                                                                          
                                 devices each belonging to a respective                                                                       
                                 category of devices, at least two of                                                                         
                                 said devices being of the same category                                                                      
                                 of devices, and at least two being of                                                                        
                                 different categories of devices, two of                                                                      
                                 said devices of the same or different                                                                        
                                 categories requiring a different signal                                                                      
                                 format, comprising:                                                                                          
                                 memory means permanently storing                                                                             
                                 respective specific device formatting                                                                        
                                 data for said plurality of devices at                                                                        
                                 respective memory addresses;                                                                                 
                                 keyboard means having a plurality                                                                            
                                 of keys for providing respective                                                                             
                                 keyboard output signals upon user                                                                            
                                 activation of respective one of said                                                                         
                                 keys, said plurality of keys including a                                                                     
                                 predetermined group of keys each                                                                             
                                 representing a different one of said                                                                         
                                 different categories of devices, each of                                                                     
                                 said memory addresses corresponding to                                                                       
                                 at least one of said keyboard output                                                                         
                                 signals, said keyboard output signals                                                                        
                                 further comprising an entry initiate                                                                         
                                 means for addressing said memory                                                                             
                                 means in response to activation of said                                                                      
                                 at least one of said keys following                                                                          
                                 activation of one key of said                                                                                
                                 predetermined group of keys and receipt                                                                      
                                 of said entry initiate signal, thereby                                                                       

                2Claim 2 is the sole independent method claim.                                                                                


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