Ex parte SMITH 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                    for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 12                        
                                         UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                      
                                               BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                       
                                                              AND INTERFERENCES                                                                         
                                                       Ex parte CURTIS P. SMITH,                                                                        
                                                                 JOHN W. REISCH                                                                         
                                                           and RICHARD J. FEEGEL                                                                        
                                                           Appeal No. 1997-2384                                                                         
                                                      Application No. 08/430,083                                                                        
                                                                      ON BRIEF                                                                          
                 Before WARREN, OWENS, and KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                         
                 KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                    

                                                             DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                         
                          This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                                                                        
                 rejection of claims 15 through 20, which are all of the claims                                                                         
                 pending in this application .                    1                                                                                     

                          1A preliminary amendment canceling claims 1-14 was                                                                            
                 presented at numbered item 5 of the transmittal letter that                                                                            
                 accompanied the filing of this application on April 27, 1995.                                                                          
                 This amendment has not been clerically entered.                                                                                        

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