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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          was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not             
          binding precedent of the Board.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. 29              
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                              Ex parte YOSHIHITO NAKANO                               
                                Appeal No. 1997-1332                                  
                               Application 08/217,079                                 
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
          Before THOMAS, MARTIN, and FRAHM, Administrative Patent Judges.             
          THOMAS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        
                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               Appellant has appealed to the Board from the examiner's                
          final rejection of claims 26 through 46, which constitute all the           
          claims pending in the application.                                          
               Representative claim 26 is reproduced below:                           
               26.  An electric noise absorber for surrounding a cord of an           
          electronic device comprising:                                               
               two bodies of a magnetic substance, each said body having a            
          hemi-cylindrical groove for receiving the cord;                             
               two case members for covering the cord when interlocked,               
          each case member having two opposed end walls and containing one            
          said body; and                                                              

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