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                The opinion in support of the decision being entered today is not binding          
                                      precedent of the Board.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 GARY L. SWOBODA and ROBERT A. MCGOWAN                                 
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                                         Appeal 2007-1754                                          
                                      Application 09/943,5991                                      
                                     Technology Center 2100                                        
                                          ____________                                             
                                     Decided: August 29, 2007                                      
                                          ____________                                             

              Before KENNETH W. HAIRSTON, JOHN C. MARTIN, 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 1, 4, 5, 13, 15, 16, 23, 24, and 27-30.  We have                 
              jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).  We reverse.                                    

                                                                                                  
              1 This application is a divisional of Application Ser. No. 09/798,561, filed         
              Mar. 2, 2001, now U.S. Pat. 6,985,848.                                               



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