Ex parte ALBRIGHT - 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             for publication in a law journal and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 18         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                              Ex parte KEITH S. ALBRIGHT                              
                                 Appeal No. 1998-1107                                 
                              Application No. 08/536,768                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before HAIRSTON, JERRY SMITH, and BARRY, Administrative Patent              
          BARRY, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from                
          the  rejection of claims 6-30.  We reverse.                                 

               The invention at issue in this appeal relates to                       
          decimation filters.  Decimation filters are used to decrease                
          the sampling rate of data.  In a conventional decimation                    
          filter, however, noise at frequencies above the base signal of              

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