Ex parte GURNE et al. - Page 7

          Appeal No. 1997-2049                                                        
          Application 08/431,130                                                      

          cartridges 34, we do not regard Abe’s memory cartridges as                  
          being akin to, or suggesting the use of, an additional “off-                
          board master controller” including a processor and memory                   
          means, as called for in each of the independent claims on                   
          appeal.  Stated differently, we fail to see how the fact that               
          Abe utilizes a memory cartridge to upgrade the memory of the                
          hand held tool would have suggested interfacing Abe’s hand                  
          held tool with an off-board system such as that shown in                    
          Boscove at console 140.  From our perspective, one of ordinary              
          skill in the art would have viewed Abe and Boscove as                       
          representing alternative ways of providing a computerized                   
          vehicle diagnostic system, rather than teaching or suggesting               
          the incorporation of features from one system into the other                
          to enhance performance in the manner set forth in the                       

               For the reasons discussed above, we fail to perceive any               
          teaching, suggestion or incentive which would have led one of               
          ordinary skill in the art to modify the Abe system by                       


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