Ex parte SHUCOSKY 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                         journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 13                         
                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                             Ex parte ANTHONY C. SHUCOSKY and WILLIAM P. SEELEY                                                               
                                                        Appeal No. 95-4865                                                                    
                                                Application No. 08/240,5051                                                                   
                                                      HEARD: June 09, 1997                                                                    
                Before LYDDANE, MEISTER, and NASE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                              
                MEISTER, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                         

                                                          DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                  
                         Anthony C. Shucosky and William P. Seeley (the appellants)                                                           
                appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-5, the only claims                                                                
                present in the application.  We reverse.                                                                                      
                         The appellants’ invention pertains to a pleated filter                                                               
                cartridge having a poly(tetra-fluoro ethylene), i.e., PTFE,                                                                   

                         1Application for patent filed May 10, 1994.  According to                                                            
                appellants this application, is a continuation of Application                                                                 
                07/883,122, filed May 14, 1992, which is a continuation-in-part                                                               
                of Application 07/792,621, filed November 15, 1991, both                                                                      

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