Ex parte YASUHIRO HASHIMOTO et al. - Page 1




                                         THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                                                      
                    The opinion in support of the decision being entered today                                                                                             
                    (1) was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is                                                                                        
                    not binding precedent of the Board.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                              Paper No. 18                                                 

                                            UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                                      
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                                                   BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                      
                                                                    AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                      
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                                          Ex parte YASUHIRO HASHIMOTO, MASAHIRO SAKO,                                                                                      
                                        HIROYUKI INENAKA and YUJI YAMASHITA                                                                                                
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                                                                   Appeal No. 96-3238                                                                                      
                                                          Application No. 08/137,5901                                                                                      
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                                                                             ON BRIEF                                                                                      
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                    Before URYNOWICZ, MARTIN, and FLEMING, Administrative Patent                                                                                           
                    Judges.                                                                                                                                                
                    MARTIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                                   
                                                                   DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                                      
                              This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-4,                                                                                    
                    all of appellants' pending claims, under 35 U.S.C.  103.  We                                                                                          
                    reverse.                                                                                                                                               
                              The invention is a terminal device management system and                                                                                     
                    method for detecting a failed terminal among a plurality of                                                                                            
                    terminals (e.g., copying machines) that a remote management                                                                                            
                    apparatus expects to hear from via respective lines (e.g.,                                                                                             


                              1Application for patent filed October 15, 1993.                                                                                              






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