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                                             THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                               
                 The opinion in support of the decision being entered today (1) was not written for                                                     
                 publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                                            
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                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
                                                       Ex parte ALAN N. COOPER                                                                          
                                                          Appeal No. 1998-0740                                                                          
                                                       Application 08/627,8381                                                                          
                                                                    ON BRIEF                                                                            

                 Before URYNOWICZ, FLEMING and HECKER, Administrative Patent                                                                            
                 URYNOWICZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                
                 Decision on Appeal                                                                                                                     
                 This appeal is from the final rejection of claims 1-19, all                                                                            
                 the claims pending in the application.                                                                                                 
                 The invention pertains to a video processing system.  Claim 1                                                                          
                 is illustrative and reads as follows:                                                                                                  
                 A video processing system, comprising:                                                                                                 
                 an image sensor comprising an image area operable to receive                                                                           
                 light to form image data representative of an image, the image                                                                         

                          1    Application for patent filed April 3, 1996.                                                                              

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