Ex Parte Byren 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                         for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 ROBERT W. BYREN, LACY G. COOK,                                         
                                        and WILLIAM S. GRIFFIN                                              
                                              ____________                                                  
                                            Appeal 2007-0203                                                
                                         Application 10/139,969                                             
                                         Technology Center 2800                                             
                                              ____________                                                  
                                         Decided: April 11, 2007                                            
                                              ____________                                                  

               Before MAHSHID D. SAADAT, ALLEN R. MACDONALD, and JOHN A.                                    
               JEFFERY, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                       
               JEFFERY, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                        


                                         DECISION ON APPEAL                                                 
                      Appellants appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the Examiner’s                           
               rejection of claims 22-40.1  We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).                    


                                                                                                           
               1 Claims 1-21 have been cancelled, and claims 41 and 42 are not on appeal                    
               (Br. 1-2; Reply Br. 2).                                                                      



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