Ex parte ROBIN B. SOMERVILLE, et al. - Page 1

                                                       Paper No. 11                   

               THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                           
          The opinion in support of the decision being entered today                  
          (1) was not written for publication in a law journal and                    
          (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                  

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                            Ex parte ROBIN B. SOMERVILLE                              
                                 AND LIANG-TSENG FAN                                  
                                 Appeal No. 95-1668                                   
                              Application 07/948,0891                                 
                                   ON BRIEF                                           
          Before PAK, WARREN and OWENS, Administrative Patent Judges.                 
          OWENS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is an appeal from the examiner’s rejection of claims              
          1 and 3-18, which are all of the claims remaining in the                    
          application.  Claim 14 is illustrative and reads as follows:                

               Application for patent filed September 18, 1992.  According to1                                                                     
          applicants, this application is a continuation-in-part of Application       
          07/644,192 filed January 22, 1991, now abandoned.                           

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