Ex Parte Culhane - Page 1



          1           The opinion in support of the decision being entered today                   
          2                     is not binding precedent of the Board                              
          3                                                                                        
          4          UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                     
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          6                                                                                        
          7               BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                       
          8                          AND INTERFERENCES                                             
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         10                                                                                        
         11                      Ex parte STEVEN D. CULHANE                                        
         12                          ____________________                                          
         13                                                                                        
         14                              Appeal 2006-3161                                          
         15                           Application 10/687,228                                       
         16                          Technology Center 3700                                        
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         18                                                                                        
         19                          Decided: August 30, 2007                                      
         20                          ____________________                                          
         21                                                                                        
         22   Before MURRIEL E. CRAWFORD, JENNIFER D. BAHR, and LINDA E.                           
         23   HORNER Administrative Patent Judges.                                                 
         24                                                                                        
         25   CRAWFORD, Administrative Patent Judge.                                               
         26                                                                                        
         27                                                                                        
         28                          DECISION ON APPEAL                                            
         29                                                                                        
         30                          STATEMENT OF CASE                                             
         31         Appellant appeals under 35 U.S.C.  134 (2002) from a final rejection          
         32   of claims 10 to 19.  We have jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C.  6(b) (2002).             
         33         Appellant invented a garment to be worn by a human being                       
         34   (Specification 1).                                                                   
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