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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          for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 18              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
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                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
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                               Ex parte HARRY F. SMITH                                
                               and MARK F. HARRINGTON                                 
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                                 Appeal No. 96-3758                                   
                               Application 08/252,8321                                
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                                      ON BRIEF                                        
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          Before BARRETT, FLEMING and LEE, Administrative Patent Judges.              
          LEE, 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 1-4, 7-12, 16-19 and 21-22.            
          Claims 5, 6, 13, 14, 15 and 20 have been indicated as containing            
          allowable subject matter (Paper No. 11 at 6).                               



               1 Application for patent filed June 2, 1994. According to applicants, the
          application is a continuation-in-part of Application 08/066,967, filed May 25,
          1993, now Patent No. 5,327,066, granted July 5, 1994.                       
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