Ex parte CONCANNON 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          publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 15           
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                             Ex parte DAVID CONCANNON,                                
                                     JOHN VALA                                        
                                  and GERALD BANKS                                    
                                Appeal No. 1997-1560                                  
                               Application 08/257,813                                 
                                      ON BRIEF                                        

          Before HAIRSTON, JERRY SMITH and BARRY, Administrative Patent               
          HAIRSTON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                      

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 18                
          through 24.                                                                 
               The disclosed invention relates to a method of                         
          illuminating documents in a document-processing system.                     
               Claim 18 is illustrative of the claimed invention, and it              
          reads as follows:                                                           


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