Ex parte CULLEN et al. - Page 1




                    THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                      
          The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was              
          not written for publication and is not binding precedent of                 
          the Board.                                                                  
                                                            Paper No. 20              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                                     __________                                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
                                     __________                                       
                              Ex parte JOHN S. CULLEN                                 
                                and GEORGE E. McKEDY                                  
                                     __________                                       
                                Appeal No. 1996-2901                                  
                               Application 08/072,879                                 
                                     __________                                       
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
                                     __________                                       

          Before JOHN D. SMITH, PAK, and WALTZ, Administrative Patent                 
          Judges.                                                                     
          WALTZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the                       
          examiner’s final rejection of claims 1 through 20, which are                
          the only claims remaining in this application.                              

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