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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           for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 12         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                               Ex parte CURTIS P. SMITH,                              
                                    JOHN W. REISCH                                    
                                 and RICHARD J. FEEGEL                                
                                 Appeal No. 1997-1907                                 
                              Application No. 08/265,369                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before WARREN, OWENS, and KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judges.              
          KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                 
          rejection of claims 1 through 14, which are all of the claims               
          pending in this application.                                                
               At the outset, we note that U.S. application No.                       
          08/376,270 was filed on January 23, 1995 as a continuation-in-              

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