Ex Parte Yamada et al - 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                        written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 AKIO YAMADA and TAKUYA HIGETA                                                   
                                                 Appeal 2007-0476                                                      
                                              Application 10/726,204                                                   
                                             Technology Center 2800                                                    
                                           Decided:  February 28, 2007                                                 

                 Before EDWARD C. KIMLIN, BRADLEY R. GARRIS, and                                                       
                 THOMAS A. WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                        
                 KIMLIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                  

                                 ORDER REMANDING TO THE EXAMINER                                                       
                        This is an appeal from the Examiner’s final rejection of claims 1-11                           
                 and 15.  Claim 1 is illustrative:                                                                     
                 1. A connector comprising a housing and a required number of pusher                                   
                 members, said housing including a fitting aperture into which at least three                          
                 flexible printed circuit boards are inserted, said housing further including an                       
                 insertion opening for holding said required number of pusher members so                               
                 that when said flexible printed circuit boards are inserted into said fitting                         
                 aperture of said housing, contact portions of said at least three flexible                            

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