Ex Parte Rhoades - Page 1




                          UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                    
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                                BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                     
                                             AND INTERFERENCES                                                         
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                                          Ex parte DEAN L. RHOADES                                                     
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                                                 Appeal 2007-0796                                                      
                                              Application 10/236,088                                                   
                                             Technology Center 3700                                                    
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                                            Decided: October 17, 2007                                                  
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                 Before TERRY J. OWENS, MURRIEL E. CRAWFORD, and JENNIFER                                              
                 D. BAHR, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                
                 BAHR, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                    

                                             DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        

                                          STATEMENT OF THE CASE                                                        
                        Dean L. Rhoades (Appellant) originally appealed under 35 U.S.C.                                
                  134 from the Examiner’s decision rejecting claims 1-9, 11-22, 25-31, 33-                            
                 37 and 39.  The Examiner has withdrawn the rejections of claim 13, so only                            
                 claims 1-9, 11, 12, 14-22, 25-31, 33-37 and 39 are involved in this appeal.                           
                 The Examiner has additionally withdrawn the rejections of claims 11-22 and                            
                 24 under 35 U.S.C.  112, second paragraph.  Claim 13 stands objected to as                           




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