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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                                      is not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                    
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                                BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                     
                                             AND INTERFERENCES                                                         
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                                   Ex parte THOMAS GERARD SHANNON                                                      
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                                                 Appeal 2007-2862                                                      
                                              Application 10/955,533                                                   
                                             Technology Center 1700                                                    
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                                             Decided:  October 4, 2007                                                 
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                 Before and EDWARD C. KIMLIN, BRADLEY R. GARRIS, and                                                   
                 LINDA M. GAUDETTE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                      
                 GAUDETTE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                

                                             DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
                        This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-14, 17-21, and                          
                 23.  Claims 15, 16, and 22 are also pending, but have been withdrawn from                             
                 consideration.  We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b).                                          
                        We AFFIRM.                                                                                     








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