Ex parte DUESTERHOEFT 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                          journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 21                                                   

                                     UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                          
                                                             ________________                                                                           
                                            BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                          
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
                                                             ________________                                                                           
                                               Ex parte SCOTT S. DUESTERHOEFT,                                                                          
                                                      JAMES W. ROBERTSON, AND                                                                           
                                                              FRANCIS J. SHAY                                                                           
                                                             ________________                                                                           
                                                         Appeal No. 1997-3403                                                                           
                                                       Application 08/032,889                                                                           
                                                             ________________                                                                           
                                                                    ON BRIEF                                                                            
                                                             ________________                                                                           
                 Before THOMAS, FLEMING and LALL, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                         
                 LALL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                     


                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                           

                 This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                                                                                     
                 from the Examiner's final rejection  of claims 1 to 15.           1                                                                    



                          1An amendment after the final rejection was filed [paper                                                                      
                 no. 9], however, its entry in the record was not approved                                                                              
                 [paper no. 10].                                                                                                                        





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