Ex parte SCHROEDER-PERRY et al. - Page 1

          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          was not written for publication and is not binding precedent                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. 12         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
              Ex parte BECKY J. SCHROEDER-PERRY and CHARLES F. SCHROEDER              
                                 Appeal No. 1998-0447                                 
                              Application No. 08/477,893                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before JERRY SMITH, FLEMING, and GROSS, Administrative Patent               
          GROSS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                 
          rejection of claims 1 through 6.  Claims 7 through 17 have                  
          been withdrawn from consideration as drawn to a non-elected                 
               Appellants' invention relates to an electroluminescent                 
          display in which light segments are activated in sequence at a              
          frequency sufficient to give to a viewer an overall appearance              

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