Ex parte RASMUSSEN - Page 1

           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           for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 17         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                               Ex parte PETER RASMUSSEN                               
                                 Appeal No. 1998-2240                                 
                              Application No. 08/443,058                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before ABRAMS, FRANKFORT, and GONZALES, Administrative Patent               
          ABRAMS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                 
          rejection of claims 1, 5, 7, 8, and 10-18, which are all of                 
          the claims pending in this application.                                     
               We REVERSE.                                                            
               The appellant's invention relates to a covering for a                  
          sphere or hemisphere.  An understanding of the invention can                
          be derived from a reading of exemplary claim 1, which appears               
          in the appendix to the appellant's Brief (Paper No. 15).                    

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