Ex parte CATES - 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                          journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 16                                          

                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
                                                           Ex parte RON CATES                                                                           
                                                          Appeal No. 1999-1038                                                                          
                                                        Application 08/602,125                                                                          
                                                                    ON BRIEF                                                                            
                 Before COHEN, McQUADE and GONZALES, Administrative Patent                                                                              
                 McQUADE, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                  

                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                           
                          Ron Cates appeals from the final rejection of claims 1                                                                        
                 through 15 and 18 through 22, all of the claims pending in the                                                                         
                 application.   We reverse.1                                                                                                                

                          1Claim 15 has been amended subsequent to final rejection.                                                                     

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