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                                      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                                                            not binding precedent of the Board.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. 15                  

                                         UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                      
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                                                BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                      
                                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                                         
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                                                           Ex parte WILLIAM M. HEYN                                                                     
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                                                                Appeal No. 1997-1285                                                                    
                                                            Application No. 08/307,1531                                                                 
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                                                                       ON BRIEF                                                                         
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                 Before GARRIS, WARREN, and TIMM, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                         
                 TIMM, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                     


                                                              DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                        

                          This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the examiner's final rejection of claims                              

                 20 and 26 through 37, which are all of the claims pending in this application .            2                                           

                          1  Application filed September 16, 1994.  This application is a division of 08/135,655 filed                                  
                 October 14, 1993, which is a continuation of 07/741,235, filed August 5, 1991, which is a continuation                                 
                 of 07/451,811, filed December 18, 1989.                                                                                                
                          2The brief at page 2 states that claims 1 and 22-25 have been withdrawn from consideration                                    
                 and that claims 2-18, 19 and 21 have been canceled.  However, claims 1 and 22-25 have also been                                        
                 canceled.  See the amendment filed September 7, 1995 (paper no. 6).                                                                    





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