Ex parte LINDEN 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                          written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 19                            
                                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                                                        
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                                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                                                         
                                                            AND INTERFERENCES                                                                           
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                                  Ex parte BRADLEY LINDEN, DONALD F. PALME, II,                                                                         
                                           PAUL J. BUSCEMI and THOMAS J. HOLMAN                                                                         
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                                                          Appeal No. 1999-2789                                                                          
                                                    Application No. 08/805,633                                                                          
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                                                                    ON BRIEF                                                                            
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                 Before ABRAMS, FRANKFORT, and GONZALES, Administrative Patent                                                                          
                 Judges.                                                                                                                                
                 FRANKFORT, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                                                                


                                                           DECISION ON APPEAL                                                                           
                 This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                                                                                 
                 rejection of claims 94, 95, 104 and 140.  Claims 96, 97, 102,                                                                          
                 103, 105 through 113, 130 and 131, the only other claims still                                                                         
                 pending in this application, stand allowed.1                                                                                           

                          1It does not appear that the numbering of the claims in                                                                       
                 this application is in accordance with the requirements of 37                                                                          
                 CFR                                                                                                                                    
                  1.126.  We leave it to appellants and the examiner to treat                                                                          
                 this issue in any further prosecution of the application.  For                                                                         
                 purposes of this appeal, we will refer to the claims on appeal                                                                         
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