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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                          journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 34                                          

                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
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                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
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                                                    Ex parte MASANORI IWABUCHI                                                                          
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                                                          Appeal No. 1996-4190                                                                          
                                                        Application 08/311,710                                                                          
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                                                     HEARD:  FEBRUARY 10, 2000                                                                          
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                 Before KRASS, LALL and GROSS, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                            
                 LALL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                     


                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                           
                          This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from                                                                       
                 the final rejection  of claims 8 to 15.  Claims 1 to 7 are1                                                                                                    
                 canceled.                                                                                                                              

                          1An amendment after the final rejection was filed as                                                                          
                 paper no. 18 and was entered in the record for the purposes of                                                                         
                 this appeal.                                                                                                                           
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