Ex parte GILPATRICK - 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           for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 29         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                                     ____________                                     
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                                     ____________                                     
                            Ex parte MICHAEL W. GILPATRICK                            
                                     ____________                                     
                                 Appeal No. 1998-2551                                 
                              Application No. 08/787,624                              
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                                       ON BRIEF                                       
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          Before NASE, CRAWFORD, and GONZALES, Administrative Patent                  
          Judges.                                                                     
          NASE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                          



                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  
               This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                 
          rejection of claims 32, 33, 43, 44, 47 and 48.  Claims 34 to                
          38, which are the only other claims pending in this                         
          application, have been withdrawn from consideration under 37                
          CFR  1.142(b) as being drawn to a nonelected invention.                    








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