Ex parte TSENG - 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                   publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 13              

                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                       
                         BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                           
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                              Ex parte HORNG-HUEI TSENG                               
                                Appeal No. 1998-1100                                  
                             Application No. 08/720,645                               
                                      ON BRIEF                                        

          Before HAIRSTON, FLEMING, and LEVY, Administrative Patent                   
          HAIRSTON, Administrative Patent Judge.                                      

                                 DECISION ON APPEAL                                   
               This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims                   
          20 through 25.                                                              
               The disclosed invention relates to a storage electrode of              
          a capacitor for a DRAM cell on a semiconductor substrate.  The              
          storage electrode has an upright lower cylindrical portion,                 
          and a solid hemispherically-shaped upper portion that is                    


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