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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          (2)  is not binding precedent of the Board.                                 

                                                           Paper No. 17              
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
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                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
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                            Ex parte EDWARD F. DOWNS JR.                              
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                                 Appeal No. 95-3273                                   
                               Application 08/136,8561                                
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                                      ON BRIEF                                        
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          Before HAIRSTON, MARTIN and LEE, Administrative Patent Judges.              
          MARTIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
                    This is a decision on an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134             
          from the examiner's rejections of claims 1-11, all of the pending           
          claims, over prior art.  The final Office action (paper No. 6)              
          included a number of grounds of rejection, of which only the                
          rejection of claim 1 under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as anticipated by             


            Application for patent filed October 18, 1993.1                                                                      

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