Ex Parte Kelm 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                                for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                         
                          GARY ROBERT KELM, JEFFREY WARREN CLYMER,                                                     
                          SATINDER SINGH BHARAJ, MARY ANN STARCHER,                                                    
                                        and CYNTHIA ELODI FRANCIS                                                      
                                                    __________                                                         
                                                 Appeal 2006-1223                                                      
                                              Application 10/214,009                                                   
                                             Technology Center 1600                                                    
                                                    __________                                                         
                                             DECIDED: May 23, 2007                                                     
                                                    __________                                                         
                 Before TONI R. SCHEINER, DONALD E. ADAMS, 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, 2, and 4-17.  Claims 18-37 are also pending, but have been                                  
                 withdrawn from consideration.  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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