Ex parte JOHN M. BEHAN et al. - Page 2




          Appeal No. 95-2136                                                          
          Application 07/980,156                                                      


                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is an appeal from the final rejection of claim 6, the             
          only claim remaining in the present application.  A copy of                 
          illustrative claim 6 is appended to this decision.                          
               The examiner has not applied prior art against the claimed             
          invention.                                                                  
               Appellants’ claimed invention is directed to perfumes and              
          flavors comprising the reaction product of amines and                       
          organoleptically acceptable aldehydes.  According to appellants,            
          the claimed reaction product removes or reduces unpleasant                  
          malodors or off-flavours that arise from the presence of certain            
          aldehydic materials in fats and oils.  The aldehyde/amine                   
          reaction product reacts with the malodorous aldehydes and removes           
          them from the environment.  Hence, the claimed composition                  
          removes or reduces malodors or off-flavors while adding the                 
          fragrance of perfumes and/or flavors to the environment.                    
               Appealed claim 6 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.  112,                
          first paragraph, as being based upon a non-enabling disclosure.             




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