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Appeal No. 1997-1164
Application No. 08/279,304
and they read as follows:
1. An optical display, comprising:
(a) a sheet of polymer-dispersed liquid crystal;
(b) lighting means for off-normal illumination of
the sheet; and
(c) different-colored filters, adjacent the sheet.
2. An optical display, comprising:
(a) liquid crystal material which can be placed
i) a transmissive state, by application of an
electric field; and
ii) a reflective state, by reduction of said
(b) color filters, of different colors, through
which light reflected in paragraph (a)(ii)
The references relied on by the examiner are:1
Nagase 3-166515 July 18, 1991
Kashima et al. (Kashima) 5-196940 Aug. 6,
Claims 2 and 4 through 6 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.
§ 102(b) as being anticipated by Nagase.
Claims 1 through 3, 7 and 8 stand rejected under 35
1Copies of the translations of the Japanese patent
publications are attached.
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