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             for publication in a law journal and is not binding precedent of the Board.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                      
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                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
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                              Ex parte KEITH S. ALBRIGHT                              
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                                 Appeal No. 1998-1107                                 
                              Application No. 08/536,768                              
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                                       ON BRIEF                                       
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          Before HAIRSTON, JERRY SMITH, 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 6-30.  We reverse.                                 


                                     BACKGROUND                                       
               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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