Ex Parte ECKEL 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                   for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 13         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                  
                       Ex parte HANS-GERD ECKEL and ANJA KUNKEL                       
                                 Appeal No. 1999-0527                                 
                              Application No. 08/801,837                              
                                       ON BRIEF                                       
          Before CALVERT, COHEN, and FRANKFORT, Administrative Patent Judges.         
          COHEN, Administrative Patent Judge.                                         

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                  

               This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims                   
          1 through 9, all of the claims in the application.                          

               Appellants’ invention pertains to a seal arrangement for a             
          shaft end.  A basic understanding of the invention can be derived           
          from a reading of exemplary claim 1, a copy of which appears in             
          the APPENDIX to the main brief (Paper No. 9).                               

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