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               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               today was not written for publication and is not binding               
          precedent of the Board.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. 14           


                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
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                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
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                              Ex parte BRUCE TOGNAZZINI                               
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                                Appeal No. 1998-2541                                  
                              Application No. 08/608,372                              
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                                      ON BRIEF                                        
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          Before HAIRSTON, JERRY SMITH, and LALL, Administrative Patent               
          Judges.                                                                     
          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 2, 5, 9, 12, 15-17 and              
          19-21.  Claims 1, 3, 6-8, 13 and 14 have been cancelled.                    
          Claim 18 has been indicated to be allowable.  Claims 4, 10 and              

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