Ex parte CARY R. CHAMPLIN - Page 1






                                  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                was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                                               
                binding precedent of the Board.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 CARY R. CHAMPLIN                                                                   
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                                                        Appeal No. 97-2111                                                                    
                                                    Application 08/158,3451                                                                   
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                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      
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                Before THOMAS, KRASS and JERRY SMITH, Administrative Patent                                                                   
                Judges.                                                                                                                       
                JERRY SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                     

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                                                                        
                from the examiner's rejection of claims 20-31.  Claims 1-15 were                                                              


                         1Application for patent filed November 29, 1993.                                                                     
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