Ex parte ELAND et al. - Page 1

                             THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                                                
                             The opinion in support of the decision being entered today                                  
                               (1) was not written for publication in a law journal and                                  
                                      (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                         
                                                                                     Paper No.  25                       
                              UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                  
                                   BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                    
                                               AND INTERFERENCES                                                         
                                Ex parte MICHAEL P. ELAND and KEVIN L. MILLER                                            
                                                Appeal No. 1998-2498                                                     
                                              Application No. 08/603,696                                                 
                                                      ON BRIEF                                                           
              Before KRASS, JERRY SMITH and BARRY,  Administrative Patent Judges.                                        
              KRASS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                        

                                               DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
                     This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-12, all of the                    
              pending claims.                                                                                            
                     The invention is directed to position sensors.  In order to improve on prior art                    
              systems, wherein the position of a magnetic reading head is determined by accurately                       
              determining a switch trip position, but wherein the trigger position of the switch varied from             
              drive to drive due to component and assembly tolerances, the instant invention accurately                  


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