Ex parte LANGLAND - 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                         journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 27                         
                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                 
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                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                  
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                     
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                                                Ex parte GEORGE R. LANGLAND                                                                   
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                                                        Appeal No. 96-4007                                                                    
                                                Application No. 08/294,7691                                                                   
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                                                                ON BRIEF                                                                      
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                Before COHEN, FRANKFORT, and NASE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                              
                NASE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                            



                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                    
                         This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                                                               
                rejection of claims 1 through 7, 9, 16 and 17.  Claims 12 through                                                             
                15 have been withdrawn from consideration under 37 CFR  1.142(b)                                                             
                as being drawn to a nonelected invention.  Claims 8, 10 and 11                                                                
                have been canceled.                                                                                                           


                         1Application for patent filed August 23, 1994.  According                                                            
                to the appellant, the application is a continuation of                                                                        
                Application No. 08/066,047, filed May 25, 1993, now abandoned.                                                                





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