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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for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.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. 17
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS
Ex parte YASUO HIMURO
Appeal No. 2001-0780
Application No. 08/997,368
Before GARRIS, WALTZ, and MOORE, Administrative Patent Judges.
GARRIS, Administrative Patent Judge.
DECISION ON APPEAL
This is a decision on an appeal from the refusal of the
Examiner to allow claims 1-10 as amended subsequent to the final
rejection. These are all of the claims in the application.
The subject matter on appeal relates to a pneumatic radial
tire for all-season passenger cars. With reference to the drawing
of the subject application, the tire comprises steeply slant
grooves 1, gently slant grooves 2, blocks 3 and sipes 6, wherein
blocks formed in the central zone TC are defined by circumferential
center groove 4 and steeply slant grooves 1 and are chamfered from
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