Ex parte OOMEN et al. - 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                                   publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 17                     
                                   UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                               
                                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                
                                                       AND INTERFERENCES                                                                   
                       Ex parte EMMANUEL W.J.L OOMEN and JOSEPH G. VAN LIEROP                                                              
                                                     Appeal No. 1998-1060                                                                  
                                               Application No. 08/433,664                                                                  
                                                              ON BRIEF                                                                     
                Before URYNOWICZ, FLEMING, and HECKER, Administrative Patent                                                               
                HECKER, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                       

                                                      DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                   
                        This is a decision on appeal from the final rejection of                                                           
                claims 5 through 9.  An amendment after final rejection (paper                                                             
                no. 8) canceled claim 9 and replaced it with claim 10.  Thus                                                               
                the claims on appeal are 5 through 8  and 10, all claims   1                                                               
                pending in this application.                                                                                               

                        1As noted by the Examiner, the appendix to the brief                                                               
                included a slight error in claim 8, i.e., “Al” had been                                                                    
                omitted from the claim.                                                                                                    

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