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          The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was              
          not written for publication and is not binding precedent of                 
          the Board.                                                                  
                                                            Paper No. 20              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
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                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
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                         Ex parte RICHARD A. KIRKPATRICK II                           
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                                Appeal No. 1997-0440                                  
                             Application No. 08/582,237                               
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                                      ON BRIEF                                        
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          Before KRASS, FLEMING, and LALL, Administrative Patent Judges.              
          LALL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                          

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                 
          from the final rejection of claims 1, 2, and 5 to 7.  Claims                
          3, 14, 17 and 18 are indicated to be allowed.  Claims 8 to 13               
          are canceled.  The rejections of claims 4, 15 and 16 are                    
          withdrawn.                                                                  

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