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                                        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                                   was not written for publication and is not binding precedent of                                       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. 29                             

                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                            
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                                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                             
                                                       AND INTERFERENCES                                                                 
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                                                     Ex parte MARIO GROSSA                                                               
                                                   and MANFRED SONDERGELD                                                                
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                                                        Appeal No. 1997-1943                                                             
                                                        Application 08/254,335                                                           
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                                                              ON BRIEF                                                                   
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                Before DOWNEY, GARRIS and WARREN, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                          

                WARREN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                     
                                                   Decision on Appeal and Opinion                                                        
                        This is an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from the decision of the examiner finally rejecting                      
                claims 1 and 3 through 7.1                                                                                               
                        We have carefully considered the record before us, and based thereon, find that we cannot                        
                sustain the ground of rejection of the appealed claims under 35 U.S.C.  103 over Bauer set forth in the                 





                                                                                                                                         
                1  See specification, pages 17-18, and the amendment of February 23, 1996 (Paper No. 15).                                

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