Ex parte DEGUCHI - Page 2

          Appeal No. 1998-1320                                                        
          Application No. 08/305,643                                                  

          light-emitting diode (LED) display is utilized to display                   
          alphanumeric characters one at a time in sequence as dialed.                
          The single display also provides indications of various                     
          operating parameters of the telephone apparatus by using                    
          predetermined ones of the same segments used to display the                 
          alphanumeric characters.  Appellant asserts at page 2 of the                
          specification that the use of a single 7, 8 segment display in              
          place of conventional multiple digit display results in a                   
          saving in cost and complexity.                                              
               Claim 1 is illustrative of the invention and reads as                  
               1.        A display for a mobile radio telephone                       
          apparatus,     comprising:                                                  
                    a single 7, 8 segment LED display having                          
               seven segments for representation of                                   
               alphanumeric characters through selective                              
               activation of various combinations of                                  
               said seven segments, and an eighth segment                             
               for representation of an operational                                   
               parameter of said apparatus;                                           
                    means for designating predetermined ones                          
               of said seven segments for representation                              
               of other operational parameters of said                                
               apparatus; and                                                         
                    means for controlling selective activation                        
               of said 7, 8 segment LED display in response                           
               to signals from circuitry of said apparatus                            

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