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                                  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                         journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 19                          

                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                           Ex parte JOSEPH J. HEIJNEN, WILHELMUS A. A. KOEVOETS                                                               
                                                   and ROBERT J. ZOETEMEYER                                                                   
                                                        Appeal No. 96-0889                                                                    
                                                    Application 08/089,9441                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      

                Before SOFOCLEOUS, OWENS and WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                             
                SOFOCLEOUS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                      

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                                 This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 5                                                       
                and 8, all the claims remaining in the application.                                                                           

                         1Application for patent filed July 9, 1993.  According to                                                            
                appellants, this application is a division of Application                                                                     
                07/581,135, filed September 10, 1990, now U.S. Patent No.                                                                     
                5,230,794, issued July 27, 1993; which is a continuation of                                                                   
                Application 07/254,053, filed October 6, 1988, now abandoned.                                                                 

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