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                 The opinion in support of the decision being entered today is not binding                                                              
                 precedent of the Board.                                                                                                                

                                                                                                           Paper No. 14                                 

                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
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                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
                                                                _____________                                                                           
                                Ex parte LAVAUGHN F. WATTS, JR., KEVIN D. DAVIS,                                                                        
                                                 ROBERT E. TONSING, TOM GRIMM,                                                                          
                                    LARRY MITCHAM, ROBERT MOORE, and GARY VERDUN                                                                        
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                                                          Appeal No. 1997-3423                                                                          
                                                       Application 08/336,1341                                                                          
                                                               ______________                                                                           
                                                                    ON BRIEF                                                                            
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                 Before THOMAS, MARTIN, and HECKER, Administrative Patent                                                                               
                 Judges.                                                                                                                                
                 MARTIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                   


                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                           
                          This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the                                                                              
                 examiner's final rejection of claims 1-10 and 12-28, all of                                                                            
                 the pending claims, under 35 U.S.C.  102(e).  We affirm-in-                                                                           
                 part.                                                                                                                                  

                          1Application for patent filed November 8, 1994.                                                                               





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