Ex parte TROCCIOLA 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          (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 12              
                     UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                        
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                            Ex parte JOHN C. TROCCIOLA,                               
                       CRAIG R. SCHROLL and ROGER R. LESIEUR                          
                                 Appeal No. 94-4217                                   
                               Application 07/853,6631                                
                                      On BRIEF                                        
          Before JOHN D. SMITH, GARRIS and WARREN, Administrative Patent              
          WARREN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        
                                 Decision on Appeal                                   
               This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C. ' 134 from the decision              
          of the examiner finally rejecting claims 1 through 6, all of                
          the claims in the application.  Claim 1 is illustrative of the              
          claims on appeal:                                                           
          1. A method of reducing to a desired minimum level the                      
          concentration of carbon monoxide in a gaseous medium that also              
          contains at least hydrogen, by selective catalytic oxidation                
          in the presence of gaseous oxygen using a catalyst which is                 
          capable of oxidizing carbon monoxide in an exothermic reaction              
          at temperatures within a given temperature range, but is                    
          1  Application for patent filed March 19, 1992.                             

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