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                                  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                was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                                               
                binding precedent of the Board.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. 17                                       
                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                                 Ex parte ARBOR D. DRINKWINE and BRIAN R. CAGE                                                                
                                                        Appeal No. 94-1098                                                                    
                                                    Application 07/712,5811                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      

                Before COHEN, JOHN D. SMITH and STAAB, Administrative Patent                                                                  
                STAAB, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                           

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This is a decision on an appeal from the final rejection of                                                          
                claims 1, 3, 5-10 and 25-29, all the claims pending in the                                                                    
                application.   We reverse.2                                                                                                         

                         1Application for patent filed June 10, 1991.                                                                         
                         2A proposed amendment filed subsequent to the final                                                                  
                rejection has not been entered.  See the advisory letter mailed                                                               
                December 17, 1992 (Paper No. 9).                                                                                              

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