Ex parte DARR et al. - Page 2




          Appeal No. 95-0353                                                          
          Application 07/837,241                                                      


                             The Claimed Subject Matter                               
               The claims on appeal are drawn to a hollow four layered                
          plastic blow molded container.  Claim 1 is illustrative of the              
          claimed subject matter:                                                     

                    1.   A plastic blow molded container of a hollow                  
               construction, comprising:  a coextruded blow molding                   
               including a wall having:                                               
                    (a) an inner layer of virgin plastic that is                      
               contacted by a product received within the container;                  
                    (b) an inner intermediate layer of recycled                       
               plastic which has a first color;                                       
                    (c) an outer intermediate layer of an opaque                      
               plastic that visually hides the color of the recycled                  
               plastic layer; and                                                     
                    (d) an outer layer of a pigmented plastic of a                    
               lighter color than the inner intermediate layer of                     
               recycled plastic, and the darker color of the inner                    
               intermediate layer of recycled plastic being visually                  
               blocked by the opaque plastic of the outer intermediate                
               layer so as not to visually distort the lighter color                  
               of the pigmented plastic of the outer layer.                           

                                   The Rejections                                     
               The following prior art reference is relied upon by the                
          examiner to support the rejection of the claims for obviousness:            
          Bonis et al. (Bonis)          3,878,282           Apr. 15, 1975             
               Claims 1-6 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as obvious             
          over Bonis.  Claims 1-6 also stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                 

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