Ex parte RAJALA et al. - Page 1




                            The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written for publication and                
                                                         is not precedent of the Board.                                                   
                                                                                                              Paper No. 22                
                                    UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                             
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                                           BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                             
                                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                                 
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                        Ex parte GREGORY J. RAJALA, PAUL M. NIEMI and DANIEL J. OSHEFSKY                                                  
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                                                         Appeal No. 1998-0853                                                             
                                                      Application No. 08/381,364                                                          
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                                                      HEARD:  October 11, 2000                                                            
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                Before COHEN, NASE, and JENNIFER D. BAHR, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                   
                BAHR, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                        




                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                
                        This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's refusal to allow claims 1-10, 30 and                             
                68.  Claims 19-29, 31-37, 44-53 and 61-67, the only other claims pending in the application,                              
                stand withdrawn from further consideration under 37 CFR  1.142(b) as being directed to a                                 
                non-elected invention and, thus, are not involved in this appeal.1                                                        



                        1The appellants' indication on page 3 of the brief (Paper No. 14) that claims 19-29, 31-37, 44-53 and 61-67       
                stand rejected and are involved in this appeal is in error.                                                               
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