Ex parte MCLAUGHLIN 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                was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                                               
                binding precedent of the Board.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. 13                              

                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                                               Ex parte KEVIN J. McLAUGHLIN                                                                   
                                                        BEN L. DECKER and                                                                     
                                                          MARK M. CHAVEZ                                                                      
                                                        Appeal No. 94-3243                                                                    
                                                    Application 07/974,5601                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      
                Before GARRIS, PAK and WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                   
                PAK, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                             

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         Kevin J. McLaughlin et al. (appellants) appeal from the                                                              
                final rejection of claims 1 and 3, which are all the claims                                                                   
                remaining in the application.                                                                                                 
                         The subject matter on appeal is directed to a process for                                                            
                preparing a stabilized alumina.  The critical aspect of the                                                                   
                process lies in admixing a particular stabilizer with an aqueous                                                              

                         1Application for patent filed November 12, 1992.                                                                     

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