Ex parte EDWARDS 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                   publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 31                                     
                                         UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                                  
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                                                BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                  
                                                                AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                   
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                                        Ex parte ROGER O. EDWARDS, GREGORY I. FOSTER,                                                                               
                                                  KEVIN H. GREEN, and GARRY M. MCKAY                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                 Appeal No. 1996-0575                                                                               
                                                              Application No. 08/219,5511                                                                           
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                                                                HEARD: August 5, 1999                                                                               
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                   Before CAROFF, GARRIS and ROBINSON, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                
                   ROBINSON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                           


                                                                DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                                  

                            This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner's final                                                        
                   rejection of claims 5-7, 9-11, 13-15, 17-48, and 50-69, which are all of the claims pending                                                      
                   in the application.                                                                                                                              


                            1Application for patent filed March 29, 1994. According to appellants, this                                                             
                   application is a continuation of Application 07/967,877, filed October 29, 1992, now                                                             
                   abandoned.                                                                                                                                       





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