Ex parte SENN 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                      (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 16                                                              
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                                     ____________                                     
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                                     ____________                                     
                     Ex parte DWAYNE R. SENN, LYLE R. KALLENBACH                      
                                  and BRENT J. BERTUS                                 
                                     ____________                                     
                                 Appeal No. 1996-3423                                 
                              Application No. 08/314,471                              
                                     ____________                                     
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
                                     ____________                                     
            Before WINTERS, WILLIAM F. SMITH and LORIN,                               
            Administrative Patent Judges.                                             

            LORIN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                       


                                    DECISION ON APPEAL                                
                      This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the                
            final rejection of claims 31, 32, 34, 37-39 and 46-51,                    
            all the claims pending in the application.                                


                 There are two independent claims, 37 and 46.  Claim                  






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