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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              publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 16                       
                              UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                
                                  BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                   
                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                        
                                             Ex parte ROBERT L. LILLY                                                  
                                               Appeal No. 1996-2626                                                    
                                             Application No. 08/286,046                                                
                                                     ON BRIEF                                                          
              Before WARREN, ROBINSON and TIMM, Administrative Patent Judges.                                          
              ROBINSON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                   

                                              DECISION ON APPEAL                                                       

                     This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner's final                  
              rejection of claims 18 and 20-24, which are all of the claims pending in the application.                
                     Claims 18 and 20 are representative of the subject matter on appeal and are                       
              reproduced below:                                                                                        

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