Ex parte WATANABE - Page 1

                    THIS OPINION WAS NOT WRITTEN FOR PUBLICATION                      

           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                     publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 37         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                                Ex parte KOJI WATANABE                                
                                 Appeal No. 1997-3731                                 
                              Application No. 08/152,089                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before CALVERT, COHEN, and GONZALES, Administrative Patent                  
          COHEN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 1                 
          and 3 through 7, all of the claims remaining in the                         
               Appellant’s invention pertains to a dry etching apparatus              
          for etching an object.  A basic understanding of the invention              
          can be derived from a reading of exemplary claim 1, a copy of               

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