Ex parte WORLEY et al. - 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                               written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board                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. 27                     
                            UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                           
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                                BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                              
                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                   
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                                 Ex parte SHELBY D. WORLEY, GANG SUN,                                           
                                             WANYING SUN and                                                    
                                               TAY-YUAN CHEN                                                    
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                                            Appeal No. 1998-3042                                                
                                          Application No. 08/310,6571                                           
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                                                  ON BRIEF                                                      
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             Before SPIEGEL, SCHEINER, and GRIMES, Administrative Patent Judges.                                
             SPIEGEL, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                              



                                            DECISION ON APPEAL                                                  
                   Claims 2 through 12, 39 and 42 through 50 are pending.  Claims 2 through 12 and              
             44 through 47 have been indicated as allowable; and, claims 42 and 43 have been                    
                                                                                   2                            
             withdrawn from consideration under 37 CFR  1.142(b) by the examiner.   Accordingly,               



                   1Application for patent filed September 22, 1994.  According to appellants, this application 
             is continuation-in-part of application 08/282,154, filed July 28, 1994, now U.S. Patent 5,490,983, which
             issued February 13, 1996, which is a continuation of application 08/031,228, filed March 12, 1993, now
             abandoned.                                                                                         
                   2See the examiner's answer (Paper No. 22, mailed February 10, 1998, p. 2).                   





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