Ex parte LICHTENBERG - Page 2
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Appeal No. 1998-0649 Page 2
Application No. 08/309,323
The invention pertains to a pressure relief system for a
control system which houses electrical components.
Independent claim 1 is reproduced as follows:
1. A pressure relief system comprising a control system
which includes a housing, a housing chamber located in said
housing, and electrical equipment located in said housing
chamber, and a valve system having a pressure relief device,
wherein said housing chamber is connected via a connecting
device to said pressure relief device.
The examiner relies on the following reference:
Ruchser et al. (Ruchser) 4,345,620 Aug.
Additionally, the examiner relies on admitted prior art
[APA], related to an admission regarding gas dryers at page 5,
lines 15-24 of the specification.
Claims 1 through 4 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C. 102(b)
as anticipated by Ruchser. Claims 5 through 12 stand rejected
under 35 U.S.C. 103 as unpatentable over Ruchser in view of
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