Ex parte GEBHARD 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          not written for publication and is not binding precedent of                 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. 23              


                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                                    _____________                                     
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                                    _____________                                     
                             Ex parte MATTHEW S. GEBHARD                              
                                 and ETHAN S. SIMON                                   
                                    _____________                                     
                                Appeal No. 1996-3867                                  
                             Application No. 08/153,239                               
                                   ______________                                     
                                      ON BRIEF                                        
                                   _______________                                    

          Before WILLIAM F. SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge,                       
          MCKELVEY, Senior Administrative Patent Judge, and PAK,                      
          Administrative Patent Judge.                                                
          PAK, Administrative Patent Judge.                                           

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is a decision on an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                  
          from the examiner’s refusal to allow claims 1 through 12 which              
          are all of the claims pending in the application.                           

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