Ex parte MCLAUGHLIN 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          was not written for publication in a law journal and (2) is not              
          binding precedent of the Board.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. 23              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                        
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                    
                   Ex parte JAMES A. MCLAUGHLIN, JOHN M. ANDERSON                      
                                 and ERIC T. MCADAMS                                   
                                  Appeal No. 97-2739                                   
                               Application 08/210,7571                                 
                                       ON BRIEF                                        

          Before CALVERT, LYDDANE and FRANKFORT, Administrative Patent                 
          LYDDANE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
                    This is a decision on an appeal from the examiner's                
          refusal to allow claims 1, 5 and 7.  Claims 2 through 4, 6, 8 and            
          9, which are the only other claims pending in the application,               
          stand withdrawn from further consideration by the examiner                   

             Application for patent filed March 22, 1994.1                                                                       

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