Ex parte ANDREW R. KNEISEL - Page 3




          Appeal No. 94-3599                                                          
          Application 07/931,737                                                      


               Appealed claims 1-6, 8-15 and 17-20 stand rejected under               
          35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over the admitted prior art           
          in view of Hong.  Claims 7 and 16 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.            
           103 as being unpatentable over the admitted prior art and Hong,           
          further in view of Kano.                                                    
               Upon careful consideration of the opposing arguments                   
          presented on appeal, we concur with appellant that the examiner             
          has not made out a prima facie case of obviousness for the                  
          claimed subject matter.  Accordingly, we will not sustain the               
          examiner's rejections.                                                      
               We agree with appellant that Hong is non-analogous art and,            
          therefore, not properly combinable with the admitted prior art.             
          Hong is directed to an apparatus for sealing, or masking, the               
          inner surface of the flared portion of a cathode ray tube in                
          order to protect the surface from the spray-coating of carbon               
          material on the neck portion of the cathode ray tube.                       
          Manifestly, Hong is not pertinent to the field of endeavor of the           
          admitted prior art and appellant, viz., bonding a window to a               
          vehicle flange.  We also agree with appellant that Hong is not              
          reasonably pertinent to the particular problem solved by                    
          appellant, i.e., Hong is not concerned with the problems                    
          associated with masking the surface of a vehicle before painting,           


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