Ex parte ERHART 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                     not binding precedent of the Board.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. 11                                          

                                               UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                                               
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                                                      BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                               
                                                                         AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                             
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                                       Ex parte RICHARD A. ERHART and RICHARD B. NELSON                                                                                                
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                                                                     Appeal No. 1997-0321                                                                                              
                                                                   Application 08/052,494                                                                                              
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                                                                                  ON BRIEF                                                                                             
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                     Before HAIRSTON, KRASS and LALL, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                                                    
                     LALL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                                                

                                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                                             
                                This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                                                                                                 
                     from the final rejection  of claims 10 to 15.       1                                                                                                             


                                1 An amendment after final was filed [paper no. 6] and its                                                                                             
                     entry was approved by the Examiner [paper no. 8].  The                                                                                                            
                     amendment, however, made no changes to the claims.                                                                                                                
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