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           written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.         

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                                Ex parte MASAO INOUE                                  
                                Appeal No. 2005-1065                                  
                             Application No. 10/095,053                               
                                    ON BRIEF                                          
          Before CAROFF, PAK and KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                 
          CAROFF, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This decision on appeal relates to appellant’s claims 1-5              
          which have been thrice-rejected by the examiner.  Claims 6-8, all           
          the other claims in appellant’s involved application, stand                 
          withdrawn from consideration pursuant to the provisions of 37 CFR           
           1.142(b) and, thus, are not before us.                                    
               The claims on appeal are directed to a method of                       
          manufacturing a semiconductor device whereby a gate oxide film is           
          formed on the surface of a semiconductor substrate.  According to           

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