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                          THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                
          The opinion in support of the decision entered today (1) was not written for publication
          in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.             
                                                                  Paper No. 29        
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                                 __________________                                   
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                                 __________________                                   
                               Ex parte HIROSHI MUKAWA                                
                                 __________________                                   
                                Appeal No. 1998-0599                                  
                               Application 08/434,0291                                
                                  ________________                                    
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
                                  ________________                                    
          Before McKELVEY, Senior Administrative Patent Judge., and                   
          SCHAFER and LEE, Administrative Patent Judges.                              
          LEE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                           
                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from                
          the examiner’s rejection of claims 31-36.  Claims 27 and 29-30              
          have been allowed.  Claims 1-26 and 28 have been canceled.                  
                        References relied on by the Examiner                          
          Kato                          4,885,653                December             
          5, 1989                                                                     


               1                                                                      
                    Filed May 3, 1995.  According to the appellant, it                
          is a continuation of application 08/195,976, filed February                 
          10, 1994, which is a continuation of application 07/833,927,                
          filed February 11, 1992.  The real party in interest is Sony                
          Corporation.                                                                





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