Ex Parte Carey et al - Page 1



                              The opinion in support of the decision being entered today                        
                                       is not binding precedent of the Board.                                   

                        UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                               
                                                ____________                                                    
                              BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                
                                          AND INTERFERENCES                                                     
                                                ____________                                                    
                           Ex parte THOMAS E. CAREY, THANKAM S. NAIR,                                           
                                     and JENNIFER GRAY BECKMAN                                                  
                                                ____________                                                    
                                              Appeal 2007-0746                                                  
                                           Application 10/139,496                                               
                                           Technology Center 1600                                               
                                                ____________                                                    
                                           Decided: May 30, 2007                                                
                                                ____________                                                    


                Before TONI R. SCHEINER, ERIC GRIMES, and NANCY J. LINCK,                                       
                Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                   
                LINCK, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                             

                                          DECISION ON APPEAL                                                    
                       This is a 35 U.S.C.  134 appeal in the above-referenced case.1                          
                We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).  We affirm.                                        



                                                                                                               
                1 The application was filed May 6, 2002.  The real party in interest is the                     
                assignee, The University of Michigan.                                                           



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