Ex parte THOMPSON - 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                                      publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 16                        
                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
                                                    Ex parte PETER H. THOMPSON                                                                          
                                                          Appeal No. 1998-1795                                                                          
                                                   Application No. 08/485,682                                                                           
                                                                    ON BRIEF                                                                            
                 Before THOMAS, BARRETT and LALL, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                                         
                 LALL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                     
                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                           
                          This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                                                                        
                 from the final rejection  of claims 1 to 10, which constitute1                                                                                           
                 all the claims in the case.                                                                                                            
                          The invention is directed to a parking circuit for                                                                            
                 windshield wipers for a motor vehicle.  The parking circuit                                                                            
                 senses when the wipers reach their parked, stowed position,                                                                            
                 and then terminates power to the wiper motor, thereby causing                                                                          
                 the wipers to remain stationary in their parked positions.                                                                             

                          1There was an amendment after the final rejection as                                                                          
                 paper no. 11 whose entry was not approved by the Examiner                                                                              
                 [paper no. 12].                                                                                                                        

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