Ex parte KHARAS 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                          journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the                                                                               
                                                                                                                Paper No. 17                            
                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
                      Ex parte KARL C. KHARAS, MICHAEL G. HENK and HEINZ J. ROBOTA                                                                      
                                                           Appeal No. 95-4932                                                                           
                                                    Application No. 07/990,2161                                                                         
                                                                    ON BRIEF                                                                            
                 Before SOFOCLEOUS, CAROFF and WEIFFENBACH, Administrative                                                                              
                 Patent Judges.                                                                                                                         
                 CAROFF, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                   
                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                           

                          This decision on appeal relates to the final rejection of                                                                     
                 claims 1 and 3-12, all the claims remaining in the involved                                                                            
                          The claims relate to a multi-component catalyst for                                                                           
                 removing carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and especially                                                                                 
                 nitrogen oxides (NO ) from the exhaust gases of a lean-burn                                                                            

                          1Application for patent filed December 14, 1992.                                                                              

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