Ex parte KLINGER 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                     not binding precedent of the Board.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. 43                                          

                                               UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                                               
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                                                      BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                                               
                                                                         AND INTERFERENCES                                                                                             
                                                                                __________                                                                                             
                                       Ex parte ROBERT C. KLINGER and TROY E. BERGSTROM                                                                                                
                                                                                __________                                                                                             
                                                                     Appeal No. 1998-2490                                                                                              
                                                                   Application 08/434,263                                                                                              
                                                                               ___________                                                                                             
                                                                        HEARD: May 4, 2000                                                                                             
                                                                               ___________                                                                                             
                     Before JERRY SMITH, RUGGIERO and LALL, Administrative Patent                                                                                                      
                     Judges.                                                                                                                                                           
                     LALL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                                                

                                                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                                             
                                This is a decision on appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134 from                                                                                                
                     the final rejection  of all the pending claims, 22 to 25  and1                                                                           2                                         


                                1An amendment after the final rejection was filed as                                                                                                   
                     paper no. 25 and entry approved [paper no. 31].  However, the                                                                                                     
                     amendment made no changes to the claims.                                                                                                                          
                                2Claim 26 has been indicated as allowable if rewritten in                                                                                              
                     independent form.                                                                                                                                                 
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