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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                                for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                      
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                              BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                       
                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                          
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                       Ex parte ERIC M. LEPROUST and ROBERT E. WOODWORTH                                               
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                                                 Appeal 2006-0592                                                      
                                              Application 10/278,274                                                   
                                             Technology Center 1600                                                    
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                                            DECIDED: April 30, 2007                                                    
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                 Before TONI R. SCHEINER, DEMETRA J. MILLS, and LORA M. GREEN,                                         
                 Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                         
                 SCHEINER, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                

                                             DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
                        Appellants appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from a final rejection of                              
                 claims 1-12, 14-18, and 20, all the claims remaining in the application.  The                         
                 Examiner has rejected the claims as unpatentable under 35 U.S.C.  103(a).                            
                 We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).  We affirm.                                              









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