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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          for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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.  23             

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                        
                                    _____________                                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                    
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                         Ex parte MASAYUKI TATEWAKI, HIROMASA                          
                              KATO and KENICHI OBINATA                                 
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                                  Appeal No. 95-3481                                   
                               Application 08/017,9771                                 
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                                       ON BRIEF                                        
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          Before JOHN D. SMITH, PAK and WALTZ, Administrative Patent                   
          Judges.                                                                      
          WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                          

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner’s             
          final rejection of claims 4, 7 and 8, which are the only claims              
          remaining in this application.                                               



               1 Application for patent filed February 12, 1993. According to applicants,
          this application is a continuation of Application 07/834,612, filed February 12,
          1992, which is a division of Application 07/667,829, filed March 12, 1991, now
          Patent No. 5,186,994, granted February 16, 1993.                             
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