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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          in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 10        
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                                 __________________                                   
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                                 __________________                                   
                               Ex parte SAMUEL W. YUAN                                
                                 __________________                                   
                                 Appeal No. 98-0600                                   
                               Application 08/541,4411                                
                                  ________________                                    
                                      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 1, 2 and 4-7.  No claim has              
          been allowed.  Claim 3 has been canceled.  The real party in                
          interest is Read-Rite Corporation.                                          
                        References relied on by the Examiner                          
          Kira et al. (Kira)            4,639,806           January 27,               
          1987                                                                        
                              The Rejections on Appeal                                


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