Ex Parte LeClear et al - Page 1

                        The opinion in support of the decision being entered today                         
                                  is not binding precedent of the Board.                                   

                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                                           
                             BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                                            
                                        AND INTERFERENCES                                                  
                      Ex parte DOUGLAS D. LECLEAR and CAROLYN L. SLONE                                     
                                            Appeal 2007-1802                                               
                                         Application 10/648,575                                            
                                         Technology Center 1700                                            
                                       Decided: September 5, 2007                                          
               Before THOMAS A. WALTZ, JEFFREY T. SMITH, and                                               
               LINDA M. GAUDETTE, Administrative Patent Judges.                                            
               SMITH, Administrative Patent Judge.                                                         

                                        DECISION ON APPEAL                                                 
                      This is an appeal from the final rejection of claims 1-5, and 7-9, the               
               only claims pending in the application.  We have jurisdiction under                         
               35 U.S.C.  6(b).                                                                           
                      We AFFIRM.                                                                           
                      The invention relates to a vacuum cleaner for a vehicle having a                     
               vacuum canister and a retractable hose fluidly connected to it.                             

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