Ex parte KAZUMI KURIMOTO 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                (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 29                      

                                        UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                             
                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                               
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                 
                                                     Ex parte KAZUMI KURIMOTO,                                                                
                                               AKIRA HIROKI, and SHINJI ODANAKA                                                               
                                                           Appeal No. 95-4641                                                                 
                                                       Application 08/023,1221                                                                
                                                         HEARD: Oct. 14, 1997                                                                 

                Before KRASS, SMITH, JERRY, and CARMICHAEL, Administrative Patent                                                             
                KRASS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                           

                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                 
                                 This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of                                                     
                claims 1, 3 and 5 through 14, constituting all the claims remaining                                                           
                in the application.                                                                                                           
                                 The invention is directed to a MIS transistor having a gate                                                  
                sidewall insulating layer.  The structure of the instant invention is                                                         

                                 1Application for patent filed February 26, 1993.                                                             
                According to appellant, this application is a division of Application                                                         
                07/780,760, filed October 25, 1991, now U.S. Patent No. 5,221,632.                                                            

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