Ex parte BRUNSVELD et al. - Page 1

          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          publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 11              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                 AND INTERFERENCES                                    
                            Ex parte GERRIT H. BRUNSVELD                              
                                 JOHANNES T. MINNIGH                                  
                                 Appeal No. 1997-1018                                 
                             Application No. 08/369,944                               
                                      ON BRIEF                                        

          Before HANLON, WALTZ, and KRATZ, 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 21 through 28, which are               
          the only claims remaining in this application.                              
               According to appellants, the invention is directed to a                
          surgical or medical dressing having a continuous, water vapor               
          permeable coating with a water vapor transmission rate (MVTR)               


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