Ex parte KANNER - Page 1

               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                    today was not written for publication and is not                  
                                   binding precedent of the Board.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. 11         

                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                           BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                         
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                               Ex parte ROWLAND W. KANNER                             
                                   Appeal No. 1998-0832                               
                              Application 08/496,760                                  
                              ON BRIEF                                                
          Before CALVERT, GONZALES and JENNIFER D. BAHR, Administrative               
          Patent Judges.                                                              
          CALVERT, Administrative Patent Judge.                                       
                                   DECISION ON APPEAL                                 
               This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 8 to              
          12, all the claims remaining in the application.                            
               The appealed claims are drawn to a process for forming a               
          tube construction, and are reproduced in the appendix of                    
          appellant's brief.                                                          
               The prior art applied in the final rejection is:                       
          Uba et al. (Uba)              4,259,419                Mar. 31,             


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