Ex parte QUARENDON - 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                 publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 24                             
                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
                                                      Ex parte PETER QUARENDON                                                                          
                                                          Appeal No. 1997-4052                                                                          
                                                       Application 08/479,8931                                                                          
                                                                    ON BRIEF                                                                            

                 Before URYNOWICZ, THOMAS and HAIRSTON, Administrative Patent                                                                           
                 URYNOWICZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                

                 Decision on Appeal                                                                                                                     
                 This appeal is from the final rejection of claims 21-39, all                                                                           
                 the claims pending in the application.                                                                                                 
                 The invention pertains to a method and apparatus for                                                                                   
                 generating a model of a 3-D region of an object.  Claim 21 is                                                                          
                 illustrative and reads as follows:                                                                                                     

                          1    Application for patent filed June 7, 1995.  According to appellant, the                                                  
                 application is a continuation of Application 08/030,509, filed March 12, 1993, now                                                     

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