Ex Parte Suzuki 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                            for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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 YOSHIHISA SUZUKI,                                            
                                  SAYOKO TANAKA, HITOSHI NOGUCHI, and                                          
                                                HIROKI ISHIDA                                                  
                                             Appeal No. 2007-0464                                              
                                             Application 09/964,874                                            
                                             __________                                                        
                                                    On Brief                                                   
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             Before LEE, DELMENDO, and TIERNEY, Administrative Patent Judges.                                  
             LEE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                 
                                            DECISION ON APPEAL                                                 
             A. Statement of the Case                                                                          
                    This is a decision on appeal by an applicant under 35 U.S.C. ' 134(a) from a rejection of  
             claims 10-13 and 24-27 in application 09/964,874.  We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).   
             The real party in interest is SANYO Electric Co. Ltd.                                             
                                       References relied on by the examiner                                    
             Kulakowski et al. (Kulakowski) U.S. Patent 5,566,077  October 15, 1996                            
             Tsutsui U.S. Patent 5,699,333  December 16, 1997                                                  
             Takasugi  U.S. Patent 4,507,767  March 26, 1985                                                   
             Davis  U.S. Patent 5,276,697  January 4, 1994                                                     






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