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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                     publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 44         


                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
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                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
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                               Ex parte DONALD C. ABBOTT                              
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                                 Appeal No. 1997-2834                                 
                              Application No. 08/190,729                              
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                                       ON BRIEF                                       
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          Before KIMLIN, GARRIS, and DELMENDO, Administrative Patent                  
          Judges.                                                                     
          DELMENDO, Administrative Patent Judge.                                      


                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                  
          from the examiner’s final rejection of claims 51 through 59,                
          72 through 74, and 81 through 86 and refusal to allow claims                
          60 through 71, 75 through 80, and 87 through 94.  These are                 
          the only claims remaining in the application.                               








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