Ex parte OSHIRO et al. - 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           for publication in a law journal and (2) is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 20         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                      
                                     ____________                                     
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                          
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                   
                                     ____________                                     
                  Ex parte AKIO OSHIRO, KOJI NIIMI, TOMOMI NAKAMURA,                  
                         RYOUSUKE SAKAMAKI and MASANORI OISHI                         
                                     ____________                                     
                                 Appeal No. 1999-1533                                 
                              Application No. 08/666,948                              
                                     ____________                                     
                               HEARD:  January 27, 2000                               
                                     ____________                                     
          Before STAAB, NASE, 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 1, 2, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18 and 19.                     
          Claims 3-6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 17 and 20-25 have been withdrawn              
          from consideration under 37 CFR  1.142(b) as being drawn to a              
          nonelected invention.  No claim has been canceled.                          


               We REVERSE.                                                            







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