Ex parte TAKEUCHI - Page 1

           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                     publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 21         
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                             Ex parte TAKANOBU TAKEUCHI                               
                                Appeal No. 1998-0915                                  
                             Application No. 08/441,194                               
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
          Before HAIRSTON, JERRY SMITH and BARRY, Administrative Patent               
          JERRY SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge.                                   

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                 
          from the examiner’s rejection of claims 1 and 2.  Claim 3 has               
          been cancelled.  An amendment after final rejection was filed               
          on September 13, 1996 and was entered by the examiner.  This                
          amendment overcame separate rejections of claim 4, and claim 4              
          is now indicated as containing allowable subject matter.                    
          The disclosed invention pertains to semiconductor                           
          pressure detecting devices using piezoelectric resistors.                   
          More particularly, the invention is directed to the                         

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