Ex parte LUCAST et al. - Page 2




          Appeal No. 95-0733                                                          
          Application 07/887,534                                                      



          Before JOHN D. SMITH, GARRIS and PAK, Administrative Patent                 
          Judges.                                                                     
          JOHN D. SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge.                                 


                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
                    This is an appeal pursuant to 35 U.S.C.  134 from                
          the final rejection of claims 1, 4-6, 11-13, 16 and 23.                     
          Claims 2, 3, 7-10, 14, 15 and 17-22 remain in the application               
          as directed to a nonelected invention.                                      
                    The subject matter on appeal is directed to an                    
          adhesive composite having very high moisture vapor transmis-                
          sion properties with little sacrifice of other desirable                    
          properties when used as a wound dressing.  To describe the                  
          invention in greater detail and illustrate the claims on                    
          appeal, claim 1 is reproduced as follows:                                   
                    1.  An adhesive composite comprising                              
                    a) a polymeric backing layer,                                     
                    b) a high moisture vapor transmission layer, and                  
                    c) a skin contacting adhesive layer;                              
          wherein said high moisture vapor transmission layer is se-                  
          lected from a polymeric film backing material that has a                    

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