Ex parte HEE K. YOON, et al. - Page 2




                Appeal No. 96-1100                                                                                                            
                Application 07/836,032                                                                                                        



                         The appellants' invention is directed to an orthopaedic                                                              
                bandage having printing material on its surface.  The subject                                                                 
                matter before us on appeal is illustrated by reference to claim                                                               
                1, which reads as follows:                                                                                                    
                         1.  An orthopaedic bandage comprising:                                                                               
                                 a.  a fibrous substrate having a surface at least                                                            
                                 50% of the fibers on said surface having a                                                                   
                                 Young’s Modulus greater than 8 x 10  pounds per                  6                                           
                square inch;                                                                                                                  
                                 b.  printing material on said surface comprised of                                                           
                a plastisol and pigment; and                                                                                                  
                                 c.  a curable resin coating on said substrate and                                                            
                                 said printing material.                                                                                      
                                                           THE REFERENCES                                                                     
                         The references relied upon by the examiner to support the                                                            
                final rejection are:                                                                                                          
                Baron et al. (Baron)                              4,627,424                Dec.  9, 1986                                      
                Papp, Jr. (Papp)                                  4,935,019                June 19, 1990                                      
                Freeman et al. (Freeman)                          5,088,484                Feb. 18, 1992                                      
                Scholz et al. (Scholz)                            5,342,291                Aug. 30, 1994                                      
                                                           THE REJECTIONS                                                                     
                         Claims 1 through 8 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as                                                           
                being unpatentable over Freeman in view of Papp and Baron.2                                                                   

                         2A rejection based upon Papp in view of Freeman and Baron                                                            
                was not repeated in the Answer, and therefore is considered to                                                                
                have been withdrawn.                                                                                                          
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