Ex parte THOMAS R. OAKES, et al. - Page 1




                                  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                was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                                               
                binding precedent of the Board.                                                                                               
                                                                                                    Paper No. 22                              

                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
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                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
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                                                  Ex parte THOMAS R. OAKES,                                                                   
                                                      PATRICIA M. STANLEY                                                                     
                                                     and JEROME D. KELLER                                                                     
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                                                        Appeal No. 95-3977                                                                    
                                                    Application 08/004,0751                                                                   
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                                                     HEARD: AUGUST 5, 1997                                                                    
                                                          _______________                                                                     
                Before WILLIAM F. SMITH, PAK and WALTZ, Administrative Patent                                                                 
                Judges.                                                                                                                       
                WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                           

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner’s                                                          
                final rejection of claims 27-31, 33, 38-42, and 46-66.  These are                                                             
                the only claims remaining in this application.                                                                                



                         1Application for patent filed January 13, 1993.  According                                                           
                to appellants, this application is a division of 07/734,580 filed                                                             
                July 23, 1991, now Patent No. 5,200,189 granted April 6, 1993.                                                                
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