Ex parte CATANEO 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                 publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.                                                            
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                                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                         
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                                            BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                          
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
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                                                        Ex parte ROBERT CATANEO                                                                         
                                                            and RALPH CATANEO                                                                           
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                                                              Appeal No. 94-1549                                                                        
                                                            Application 07/945,5401                                                                     
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                                                                     ON BRIEF                                                                           
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                 Before WINTERS, WILLIAM F. SMITH, and GRON, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                              
                 WILLIAM F. SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                         
                                                            DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                          
                          This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the final rejection of claims 1                                                  
                 through 15. Claims 17 through 21 are pending but have been withdrawn from                                                              
                 consideration by the examiner.                                                                                                         

                          1Application for patent filed September 16, 1992.  According to appellants, the                                               
                 application is a continuation-in-part of Application 07/528,348, filed May 22, 1990;                                                   
                 which is a continuation of Application 07/226,953, filed August 1, 1988; and a                                                         
                 continuation-in-part of Application 07/379,182, filed July 13, 1989, now abandoned;                                                    
                 which is a continuation-in-part of Application 07/226,953, filed August 1, 1988.                                                       
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