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                     not binding precedent of the Board.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                                                                                               
                                                      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                                                                                                      
                     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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