Ex parte BERNTSEN - 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                     (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                                                               
                                                      BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                               
                                                                         AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                             
                                                                   Ex parte STEN BERNTSEN                                                                                              
                                                                     Appeal No. 1996-2012                                                                                              
                                                                   Application 08/146,0251                                                                                             
                                                                                  ON BRIEF                                                                                             

                     Before CAROFF, HANLON and WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                                    
                     CAROFF, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                                              

                                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                                             
                                This decision on appeal relates to the final rejection of                                                                                              
                     claims 7-15.  Subsequent to the final rejection, appellant                                                                                                        
                     canceled claims 7 and 10 while adding new claims 16-17.                                                                                                           
                     Accordingly, the claims before us on appeal are claims 8-9 and                                                                                                    

                                1Application for patent filed November 08, 1993.                                                                                                       

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