Ex Parte Kelm et al - Page 1

                        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                                for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                         
                          GARY ROBERT KELM, JEFFREY WARREN CLYMER,                                                     
                          SATINDER SINGH BHARAJ, MARY ANN STARCHER,                                                    
                                        and CYNTHIA ELODI FRANCIS                                                      
                                                 Appeal 2006-1223                                                      
                                              Application 10/214,009                                                   
                                             Technology Center 1600                                                    
                                             DECIDED: May 23, 2007                                                     
                 Before TONI R. SCHEINER, DONALD E. ADAMS, and LORA M. GREEN,                                          
                 Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                         
                 SCHEINER, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                

                                             DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
                        Appellants appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from a final rejection of                              
                 claims 1, 2, and 4-17.  Claims 18-37 are also pending, but have been                                  
                 withdrawn from consideration.  The Examiner has rejected the claims as                                
                 unpatentable under 35 U.S.C.  103(a).  We have jurisdiction under 35                                 
                 U.S.C.  6(b).  We affirm.                                                                            

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