Ex parte MORADI-ARAGHI - Page 2




          Appeal No. 94-3134                                                                
          Application 07/848,884                                                            


                The subject matter on appeal relates to a composition                       
          comprising (1) hexamethylenetetramine, (2) aminobenzoic acid                      
          or phenol, (3) a water soluble acrylamide-containing polymer,                     
          and (4) water.  This appealed subject matter is adequately                        
          illustrated by independent claim 1 which reads as follows:                        

                     1.  A composition comprising (1) hexamethylene-                        
          tetramine; (2) a crosslinking component selected from the                         
          group consisting of a water dispersible aminobenzoic acid                         
          compound and phenol; (3) a water soluble acrylamide-containing                    
          polymer; and (4) water.                                                           

                The references relied upon by the examiner as evidence of                   
          obviousness are:                                                                  

          Mumallah et al. (Mumallah)       4,799,548            Jan. 24, 1989               
          Moradi-Araghi et al.             5,043,364            Aug. 27, 1991               
          (Moradi-Araghi)                       (filed Mar. 15, 1990)                       

                All of the claims on appeal stand rejected under 35 USC                     
           103 as being unpatentable over Moradi-Araghi in view of                         
          Mumallah.                                                                         

                                          OPINION                                           

                The comments in the last sentence on page 4 and the first                   
          sentence on page 5 of the Answer suggest that the examiner may                    
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