Ex Parte Tamez-Pena 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                       for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 JOSE TAMEZ-PENA,                                        
                            SAARA MARJATTA SOFIA TOTTERMAN,                                         
                           EDWARD ASHTON, AND KEVIN J. PARKER                                       
                                           ____________                                             
                                         Appeal 2006-2559                                           
                                       Application 10/189,476                                       
                                      Technology Center 1600                                        
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                                       Decided: June 18, 2007                                       
                                           ____________                                             

              Before KENNETH W. HAIRSTON, LANCE LEONARD BARRY,                                      
              and HOWARD B. BLANKENSHIP,  Administrative Patent Judges.                             
              HAIRSTON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                

                           DECISION ON REQUEST FOR REHEARING                                        
                    Appellants have requested a rehearing of our decision dated                     
              November 1, 2006, wherein we affirmed the 35 U.S.C.  102(b) rejection                
              of claims 1, 8 to 14, 16, 17 and 23 to 29.                                            






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