Ex Parte Maruyama - 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for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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
Ex parte NAOSUKE MARUYAMA
Appeal No. 2005-1746
Application No. 09/963,738
Before WILLIAM F. SMITH, MILLS, and GREEN, Administrative Patent Judges.
GREEN, Administrative Patent Judge.
DECISION ON APPEAL
This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C. § 134 from the examiner’s
final rejection of claims 1-21. Claims 1 and 21 are representative of the subject
matter on appeal, and read as follows:
1. A dry direct tableting base material comprising low-substituted
hydroxypropyl cellulose impregnated with a sugar or a sugar alcohol wherein the
product resulting therefrom is dried, and wherein said low-substituted
hydroxypropyl cellulose has a hydroxypropyl content in the range from 5 to 16%
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