Ex parte ECKHARD WOLFGANG et al. - Page 3




          Appeal No. 95-0543                                                          
          Application 08/008,734                                                      


          17 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable               
          over the teachings of Potter.                                               
          Rather than repeat the arguments of appellants or the                       
          examiner, we make reference to the brief and the answer for the             
          respective details thereof.                                                 
          OPINION                                                                     
          We have carefully considered the subject matter on                          
          appeal, the rejections advanced by the examiner and the evidence            
          of anticipation and obviousness relied upon by the examiner as              
          support for the rejections.  We have, likewise, reviewed and                
          taken into consideration, in reaching our decision, the                     
          appellants' arguments set forth in the brief along with the                 
          examiner's rationale in support of the rejections and arguments             
          in rebuttal set forth in the examiner's answer.                             
          It is our view, after consideration of the record before                    
          us, that the disclosure of Potter fully meets the invention as              
          recited in claims 1 and 3.  We reach the opposite conclusion with           
          respect to claim 8.  We are also of the view that the teachings             
          of Potter and the level of skill in the particular art would have           
          suggested to one of ordinary skill in the art the obviousness of            
          the invention as set forth in claims 9 and 10.  We reach the                



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