Ex parte LE VAN SUU - Page 1

             The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written
             for publication in a law journal and is not binding precedent of the Board.
                                                                 Paper No. 22         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                          Ex parte MAURICE GILBERT LE VAN SUU                         
                                 Appeal No. 1998-1105                                 
                              Application No. 08/300,599                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before KRASS, FLEMING, and BARRY, Administrative Patent Judges.             
          BARRY, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from                
          the  rejection of claims 1-7 and 13-16.  We reverse.                        

               The invention at issue in this appeal relates to error                 
          detection and correction of messages transmitted in a home                  
          automation system.  Such a system features controllers and                  
          appliances to be controlled (e.g., televisions, refrigerators)              
          distributed over the power lines or mains of a home.  Messages              

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