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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for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 RICHARD HENRY DEE
Appeal No. 2006-2808
Application No. 09/896,162
Before HAIRSTON, JERRY SMITH, and SAADAT, Administrative Patent Judges.
JERRY SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge.
This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C. § 134 from the examiner’s rejection
of claims 5-7, 9, 10, 15-17, and 19-21, which constitute all the claims in the application.
The disclosed invention pertains to a reduced sensitivity spin valve sensor and to a
method for making same.
Representative claim 5 is reproduced as follows:
5. A reduced sensitivity spin valve sensor, comprising:
at least two magnetically fixed layers; and
at least two free layers;
wherein the at least two free layers are positioned between the at least two fixed
wherein the at least two magnetically fixed layers have a parallel magnetic
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