Ex parte MANZ et al. - Page 1

         The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was          
         not written for publication and is not precedent of the Board.          
                                                           Paper No. 18          
                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                    
                       BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                        
                               AND INTERFERENCES                                 
                     Ex parte ANDREAS MANZ, D. JED HARRISON,                     
                             CARLO S. EFFENHAUSER1                               
                              Appeal No. 1997-3328                               
                           Application No. 08/226,605                            
                                    ON BRIEF                                     
         Before STONER, Chief Administrative Patent Judge, WALTZ and             
         LAZARUS, Administrative Patent Judges.                                  
         LAZARUS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                   

                               DECISION ON APPEAL                                
              This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final             
         rejection of claims 2-11 and 13-20, which are all of the                
         claims pending in this application.                                     
              We reverse.                                                        

              1 Appellants' declaration and the official filing receipt list the third
         inventor as "Effenhauser" and "Effenhauer", respectively.  During further
         prosecution before the examiner an appropriate corrected filing receipt should
         be provided.                                                            

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