Ex parte ZIARNO - 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          (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 33              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                              Ex parte WITOLD A. ZIARNO                               
                                Appeal No. 1997-3968                                  
                               Application 08/318,914                                 
                                      ON BRIEF                                        

          Before HAIRSTON, KRASS, and TORCZON, Administrative Patent                  
          HAIRSTON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                      

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 1                 
          through 13 and 28 through 37.  In an Amendment After Final                  
          (paper number 13), claim 8 was amended.  According to the                   
          examiner (paper number 14), the amendment had the effect of                 


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