Ex parte ASHBY 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                was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                                               
                binding precedent of the Board.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 JAMES C. ASHBY and ROY G. TIEMANN                                                                 
                                                        Appeal No. 96-0308                                                                    
                                                    Application 07/854,1921                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      

                Before MARTIN, FLEMING, and CARMICHAEL, Administrative Patent                                                                 
                CARMICHAEL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                      

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    

                         This is an appeal from the final rejection of Claims 1-22,                                                           
                which constitute all the claims remaining in the application.                                                                 
                         We affirm in part.                                                                                                   

                         1Application for patent filed March 20, 1992.                                                                        

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