Ex Parte Freeman 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                  The opinion in support of the decision being entered today is not binding                      
                                            precedent of the Board.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                                                
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                              BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                 
                                           AND INTERFERENCES                                                     
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                                      Ex parte DENNIS R. FREEMAN,                                                
                             NEIL P. REDDEN, and STEVEN A. VAN SLYKE                                             
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                                              Appeal 2007-1170                                                   
                                           Application 10/971,6981                                               
                                           Technology Center 1700                                                
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                                            Decided: 20 June 2007                                                
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                Before ADRIENE LEPIANE HANLON, ROMULO H. DELMENDO, and                                           
                MARK NAGUMO, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                       
                NAGUMO, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                             

                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                    
                A.     Introduction                                                                              
                       Applicants ("Freeman") appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the final                        
                rejection of claims 1–18, all of the pending claims in their application.  We                    
                                                                                                                
                1 Application filed 25 October 2004.  The real party in interest is identified                   
                as Eastman Kodak Co.  (Br. at 2.)                                                                



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