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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              publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 35                

                              UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                
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                                  BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                   
                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                        
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                                            Ex parte FRED H. STEIGER                                                   
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                                               Appeal No. 1996-2735                                                    
                                               Application 08/322,741                                                  
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                                                     ON BRIEF                                                          
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              Before WILLIAM F. SMITH, ELLIS and SPIEGEL, Administrative Patent Judges.                                
              ELLIS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                      

                                              DECISION ON APPEAL                                                       

                     This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner’s final rejection of                    
              claims 9, 14 through 16, 20, 25 through 27, 29 through 31, 42, 43, 46 through 50 and 53                  
              through 55, all the claims remaining in the application.  Claims 1 through 8, 10 through 13,             
              17 through 19, 21 through 24, 28, 32 through 41, 44, 45, 51, 52, 56 and 57 have been                     
              canceled.                                                                                                








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