Ex parte MCADAMS et al. - Page 1

                    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          not binding precedent of the Board.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. 22              
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                            Ex parte HUGH P. McADAMS and                              
                                   CHING-YUH TSAY                                     
                                Appeal No. 1997-1364                                  
                               Application 08/343,276                                 
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
          Before THOMAS, JERRY SMITH, and BARRY, Administrative Patent                
          THOMAS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               Appellants have appealed to the Board from the examiner's              
          final rejection of claims 5, 6, 14, and 15, which constitute                
          all the claims on appeal.                                                   
               Representative claim 5 is reproduced below:                            
               5.  A substrate bias pumping arrangement comprising:                   
               first and second charge pump circuits connected in                     
          separate circuit paths between an input terminal and a                      
          substrate, the first and second charge pump circuits operating              
          alternatively supplying charge to the substrate in response to              


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