Ex parte MATSUDA 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              for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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 YOSHIBUMI MATSUDA, MASAAKI FUTAMOTO,                                                
                                  YOSHINORI MIYAMURA, TOKUHO TAKAGAKI,                                                   
                                 HISASHI TAKANO, FUMIO KUGIYA, TAKESHI                                                   
                                      NAKAO, KYO AKAGI, MIKIO SUZUKI,                                                    
                                HIROTSUGU FUKUOKA and TAKAYUKI MUNEMOTO                                                  
                                               Appeal No. 94-3857                                                        
                                            Application 07/740,7081                                                      
                                              HEARD: July 17, 1997                                                       

              Before GARRIS, GRON and PAK, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                 
              GARRIS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                       

                                               DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
                     This is an decision on an appeal from the final rejection of                                        
              claims 1, 3 through 12, 21 and 27  through 29.  The only other2                                                           
              claims remaining in the application, which are claims 13 through                                           

                     1   Application for patent filed August 6, 1991.                                                    
                     2   We observe the following informality which is deserving of correction.                          
              On the last line of claim 27, “magnetic substrate” plainly should read --                                  
              nonmagnetic substrate--.                                                                                   

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