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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                                   (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 17                                 

                                        UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                       

                                               BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                       
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           

                                           Ex parte HIROSHI OYAMADA, HIROYUKI KOIDE,                                                                    
                                                    GOH OGINO and HIDEO HIRASAWA                                                                        

                                                              Appeal No. 1997-0845                                                                      
                                                              Application 08/284,902                                                                    

                                                                       On Brief                                                                         

                 Before PAK, WARREN and WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                            

                 WARREN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                   
                                                        Decision on Appeal and Opinion                                                                  
                          This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the decision of the examiner refusing to allow                                   
                 claims 1 and 2 as amended subsequent to the final rejection.1                                                                          
                          We have carefully considered the record before us, and based thereon, find that we cannot                                     
                 sustain either of the grounds of rejection of the appealed claims under 35 U.S.C.  103 over Powers                                    

                 1  Amendments of June 10, 1996 (Paper No. 6) and June 25, 1996 (Paper No. 9)..                                                         

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