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                                 THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                       
               The opinion in support of the decision being entered today (1) was not written for publication in a                  
               law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                                           
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                                  UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                         
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                                        BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                          
                                                    AND INTERFERENCES                                                               
                                                         _____________                                                              
                                               Ex parte GEOFFREY W. SMITH,                                                          
                                                   PATRICK J. MULQUEEN,                                                             
                                                     ERIC S. PATERSON,                                                              
                                                        and JOHN CUFFE                                                              
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                                                       Appeal No. 94-2881                                                           
                                                     Application 07/790,7291                                                        
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                                                            ON BRIEF                                                                
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               Before WINTERS, WILLIAM F. SMITH and WEIFFENBACH,  Administrative Patent Judges.                                     
               WEIFFENBACH, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                            

                                                   DECISION ON APPEAL                                                               
                       This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner's final rejection of                    
               claims 2, 3, 6, 7 and 9-11, the only claims remaining in the application.  We reverse.                               




                       1Application for patent filed November 8, 1991.  According to appellants, this application is a continuation of
               Application 07/469,427, filed April 5, 1990, now abandoned.                                                          
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