Ex parte KAMPS 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                         journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 16                                                                                                                  
                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
                     Ex parte RICHARD J. KAMPS, JANICA S. BEHNKE, FUNG-JOU CHEN,                                                              
                                   BERNHARDT E. KRESSNER and JANICE G. NIELSEN                                                                
                                                        Appeal No. 96-2630                                                                    
                                                    Application 08/259,8241                                                                   
                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      
                Before McCANDLISH, Senior Administrative Patent Judge, and                                                                    
                STAAB and McQUADE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                              
                McQUADE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                         

                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This appeal is from the final rejection of claims 23 through                                                         
                30.  Claims 32 through 48, the only other claims pending in the                                                               
                application, stand allowed.                                                                                                   
                         The subject matter on appeal pertains to a tissue sheet.                                                             
                Claims 23 and 26 are representative and read as follows:                                                                      

                         1Application for patent filed June 15, 1994.  According to                                                           
                the appellants, the application is a continuation of Application                                                              
                08/046,789, filed April 12, 1993, now abandoned.                                                                              

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