Ex parte IGELMUND - 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                                                   not binding precedent of the Board.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. 22              
                                  UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                      
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                                        BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                       
                                                    AND INTERFERENCES                                                            
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                                              Ex parte DARRELL A. IGELMUND                                                       
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                                                      Appeal No. 1999-0653                                                       
                                                   Application No. 08/226,564                                                    
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                                                            ON BRIEF                                                             
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               Before STAAB, NASE, and BAHR, Administrative Patent Judges.                                                       
               BAHR, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                




                                                    DECISION ON APPEAL                                                           
                      This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's refusal to allow claims 1, 2, 6, 7, 9,                    
               13 and 15.  Claims 3, 4, 8 and 18 stand withdrawn from further consideration under 37 CFR                         
                1.142(b) as being directed to a non-elected invention.  Claims 5, 10-12, 14, 16 and 17 stand                    
               objected to as being dependent on rejected base claims.1                                                          


                      1According to the examiner's answer (Paper No. 12, pages 5, 12 and 13), all rejections of claims 10, 11    
               and 14 set forth in the final rejection (Paper No. 8) have been withdrawn.  However, a new ground of rejection of 
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