Ex parte HOLLSTEIN 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                was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not                                                               
                binding precedent of the Board.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. 38                              
                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                                               Ex parte ELMER J. HOLLSTEIN,                                                                   
                                                          JAMES T. WEI,                                                                       
                                                         and CHAO Y. HSU                                                                      
                                                        Appeal No. 96-0394                                                                    
                                                    Application 07/989,7291                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      

                Before KIMLIN, PAK and ELLIS, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                   
                PAK, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                             

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This is a decision on appeal from the refusal of the                                                                 
                examiner to allow claims 9 and 10, which are all of the claims                                                                
                remaining in the application.                                                                                                 

                         1Application for patent filed December 10, 1992.  According                                                          
                to appellants, this application is a continuation of Application                                                              
                07/686,713 filed April 17, 1991, now abandoned, which is a                                                                    
                continuation-in-part of Application 07/565,588 filed August 9,                                                                
                1990, now abandoned.                                                                                                          

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