Ex parte OSAMU OZAWA 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                         journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 19                         
                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                                        Ex parte OSAMU OZAWA and TETSU KITAMI                                                                 
                                                        Appeal No. 94-3296                                                                    
                                                Application No. 07/878,4991                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      
                Before CAROFF, GARRIS, and PAK, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                 
                PAK, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                             

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This is a decision on appeal from the examiner’s refusal to                                                          
                allow claims 6 through 9, which are all of the claims remaining                                                               
                in the application.  Claims 1 through 5 have been canceled.                                                                   
                         The present invention is directed to a hose useful for the                                                           
                transport of refrigerants.  See specification, page 1.  The hose                                                              
                has a core tube, a reinforcing layer over the core tube and a                                                                 
                cover tube over the reinforcing layer.   See specification,                                                                   

                         1Application for patent filed May 5, 1992.                                                                           

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