Ex parte MALHOTRA 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                         journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 18                          

                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                                   Ex parte SHADI L. MALHOTRA, BRENT S. BRYANT                                                                
                                                        and DORIS K. WEISS                                                                    
                                                        Appeal No. 95-3783                                                                    
                                                    Application 08/034,9171                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      
                Before KIMLIN, JOHN D. SMITH and WALTZ, Administrative Patent                                                                 
                KIMLIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                          
                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-3,                                                            
                5-14, 16-22, 25 and 26, all the claims remaining in the present                                                               
                application.  A copy of illustrative claim 1 is appended to this                                                              
                         In addition to the admitted state of the prior art, the                                                              
                examiner relies upon the following reference in the rejection of                                                              
                the appealed claims:                                                                                                          

                         1Application for patent filed March 19, 1993.                                                                        

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