Ex parte C.A. BUFFINGTON, 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                         journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 31                         
                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                                             ____________                                                                     
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                                                             ____________                                                                     
                              Ex parte C. A. TONY BUFFINGTON, JOHN V. MAUTERER                                                                
                                                        and SARAH K. ABOOD                                                                    
                                                             ____________                                                                     
                                                        Appeal No. 96-3544                                                                    
                                                Application No. 08/296,8561                                                                   
                                                             ____________                                                                     
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      
                                                             ____________                                                                     
                Before LYDDANE, McQUADE, and NASE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                              
                NASE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                            


                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                                                               
                rejection of claims 5 through 8 and 11.  Claims 9 and 10 have                                                                 
                been withdrawn from consideration as being drawn to a nonelected                                                              
                invention pursuant to the provisions of 37 CFR  1.142(b).                                                                    
                Claims 1 through 4 have been canceled.                                                                                        



                         1Application for patent filed August 26, 1994. According to                                                          
                the appellants, the application is a continuation of Application                                                              
                No. 08/037,034, filed March 25, 1993, now abandoned.                                                                          





Page:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next 

Last modified: November 3, 2007