Ex parte NAKAMURA et al. - 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               journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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.31                            

                                  UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                        


                                       BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                          
                                                    AND INTERFERENCES                                                              

                     Ex parte YOSHITAKA NAKAMURA, SUMIO YAMADA and SEN MINEMURA                                                    

                                                     Appeal No. 1998-1467                                                          
                                                     Application 08/598,137                                                        

                                                     HEARD: June 8, 2000                                                           

               Before JERRY SMITH, BARRETT and FRAHM, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                

               FRAHM, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                 

                                                    DECISION ON APPEAL                                                             

                       Appellants have appealed to the Board from the examiners’ final rejection of claims 9 to 14,                

               which constitute all of the pending claims in the application before us on appeal.  Claims 1 to 8 have              

               been canceled.                                                                                                      


                       The subject matter on appeal is directed to a resonator-type surface-acoustic-wave (SAW)                    


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