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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                                      publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 11                        


                                         UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                      
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                                               BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                       
                                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                                         
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                                     Ex parte RICHARD J. HUANG and ROBIN W. CHEUNG                                                                      
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                                                           Appeal No. 1997-3338                                                                         
                                                      Application No. 08/402,252                                                                        
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                                                                      ON BRIEF                                                                          
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                 Before PAK, KRATZ, 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 refusal to allow claims 4, 8, and 13 as                                                                            
                 amended subsequent to the final rejection.  These are the only                                                                         
                 claims remaining in the application.1                                                                                                  


                          1The appellants canceled claim 9 in the “AMENDMENT UNDER                                                                      
                 37 CFR  1.116” filed December 19, 1995 (Paper 5).  According                                                                          
                 to the advisory action of January 26, 1996 (Paper 6), this                                                                             
                 amendment was approved for entry subject to the filing of an                                                                           
                 appeal.                                                                                                                                





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