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Appeal No. 2000-0511
Application No. 08/758,343
The appellant's invention relates to a device for holding articles. An understanding of
the invention can be derived from a reading of exemplary claim 1, which reads as follows:
1. A device for holding articles comprising:
a clamping member on said handle designed to at least partly surround
and grip an article, said clamping member being adjustable to the size of the
an anchoring member on said handle designed to abut and stabilize the
article, said anchoring member being movable from a retracted position to an
extended position independently of said clamping member.
The prior art references of record relied upon by the examiner in rejecting the appealed
Blue 2,917,338 Dec. 15, 1959
Bramming 2,942,910 Jun. 28, 1960
An additional reference of record relied on by this panel of the Board is:1
Polotti 4,667,359 May 26, 1987
A reference made of record by this panel of the Board is:
McLeod et al. (McLeod) 1,394,033 Oct. 18, 1921
The following rejections are before us for review.
1This reference was cited by the examiner in Paper No. 3 and a copy is of record in the application file.
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