Ex parte SHRINKLE - Page 1

               The opinion in support of the decision being entered                   
               today was not written for publication and is not                       
               precedent of the Board.                                                
                                             Paper No. 24                             

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
                             Ex parte LOUIS J. SHRINKLE                               
                                Appeal No. 1998-0817                                  
                               Application 08/610,976                                 
                                        ON BRIEF                                      
          Before JERRY SMITH, FLEMING and BARRY, Administrative Patent                
          FLEMING, Administrative Patent Judge.                                       

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of               
          claims 14-24.  Claims 1-13 have been canceled.                              
               The invention relates to controlling a frequency at which              
          data are written onto a disk in a disk drive system.  On page               
          6 of the application, Appellant discloses that figure 2 shows               


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