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                 The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written for publication and is not                                  
                 binding precedent of the Board.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. 28                                 

                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
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                                              BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                        
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
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                         Ex parte NICOLAAS P. WILLARD, HENRICUS J.A.P. VAN DEN BOOGAARD,                                                                
                          CORNELIS H.J. VAN DEN BREKEL, and ELISABETH VANDERSLUIS                                                                       
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                                                              Appeal No. 1998-0754                                                                      
                                                          Application No. 08/652,2531                                                                   
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                                                                     ON BRIEF                                                                           
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                 Before McKELVEY, PAK, and TIERNEY, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                       

                 TIERNEY, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                  

                                                            DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                          

                          This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner’s refusal to allow                                                  



                          1Application for patent filed May 23, 1996.  This application is a continuation under                                         
                 35 U.S.C.  120 of U.S. Application No. 08/321,187 filed October 11, 1994, which claims priority                                       
                 under 35 U.S.C.  119 to Belgium application 93-01063 filed October 11, 1993.  The real party in                                       
                 interest is U.S. Philips Corporation.  Philips Electronics N.V. is the ultimate parent of U.S. Philips                                 
                 Corporation.                                                                                                                           
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