Ex Parte Adachi et al - Page 1

                        The opinion in support of the decision being entered today                         
                                  is not binding precedent of the Board.                                   

                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                           
                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                            
                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                  
                    Ex parte MASAHIRO ADACHI and APOSTOLOS T. VOUTSAS                                      
                                            Appeal 2007-3669                                               
                                         Application 10/831,671                                            
                                         Technology Center 1700                                            
                                      Decided:  September 21, 2007                                         
               Before EDWARD C. KIMLIN, THOMAS A. WALTZ                                                    
               JEFFREY T. SMITH, Administrative Patent Judges.                                             
               SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                         

                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                 
                      This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 23-34, the only                 
               claims pending in the application.  We have jurisdiction under                              
               35 U.S.C.  6(b).                                                                           
                      We AFFIRM.                                                                           
                      Claim 23 is illustrative:                                                            
                      23.  A multi-pattern shadow mask laser annealing system for                          
               selectively annealing a substrate, the system comprising:                                   
                      a laser to supply a laser beam; and,                                                 

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