Ex parte BRYNING 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                   publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 18              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
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                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
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                           Ex parte ZBIGNIEW T. BRYNING,                              
                                 BENJAMIN R. IRVIN,                                   
                                 HRAIR KIRAKOSSIAN,                                   
                                        and                                           
                                   EDWIN F. ULLMAN                                    
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                                Appeal No. 1997-2569                                  
                             Application No. 08/469,578                               
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                                      ON BRIEF                                        
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          Before KIMLIN, HANLON, and KRATZ, Administrative Patent                     
          Judges.                                                                     
          HANLON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is a decision on an appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                  
          from the final rejection of claims 3-5, 13, 23, 32-41 and 44.               
          Claims 43 and 45-50 are also pending in the application but                 
          have been allowed by the examiner.  The claims on appeal are                

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