Ex Parte Vincent - Page 1

               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               written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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                              
                                AND INTERFERENCES                                     
                              Ex parte YANNICK VINCENT                                
                                Appeal No. 2005-0859                                  
                             Application No. 10/015,965                               
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
          Before BARRETT, OWENS, and RUGGIERO, Administrative Patent                  
          OWENS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         
                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This appeal is from a rejection of claims 1-9, which are all           
          of the pending claims.                                                      
                                    THE INVENTION                                     
               The appellants claim a data processing system and terminal             
          comprising a hardware circuit for inverting an order of bits of a           
          word as a function of a value of a convention signal.  Claims 1             
          and 9 are illustrative:                                                     
          1.   A data-processing system, comprising:                                  
               a microprocessor [PRC];                                                
               a communication device [COM] communicating with an                     
          electronic module [MOD] intended to send a convention signal to             
          said microprocessor; and                                                    

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