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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          not written for publication and is not binding precedent of                 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. 36              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
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                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
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                 Ex parte JOSEPH S. SOLLERS, ROLAND N. FRACALOSSI,                    
                    WALTER V. V. GREENHOUSE and GEORGE J. TOLEN                       
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                                Appeal No. 1997-3383                                  
                             Application No. 08/310,052                               
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                                      ON BRIEF                                        
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          Before JOHN D. SMITH, PAK, and WALTZ, Administrative Patent                 
          Judges.                                                                     
          JOHN D. SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge.                                 

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
                This is an appeal pursuant to 35 U.S.C.  134 from the                
          final rejection of claims 1 through 9 and 11 through 13.                    
               Claim 1 is representative and is reproduced below:                     
               A process of separating and removing organic contaminants              

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