Appeal No. 95-2598                                                          
          Application 08/021,230                                                      

          applicator assembly, or tape feed and applying cartridge (21)               
          removably mounted on the mounting seat of the head beam (col. 4,            
          lines 23-26).  While the examiner has indicated (answer, page 3)            
          that the cartridge (21) of Warshaw includes knife means (76) for            
          severing the tape, and first (34a) and second (42a) spring-                 
          mounted levers for supporting applicator rollers (122, 123) for             
          applying tape to the boxes, the examiner has not otherwise                  
          pointed out where each of the other individual components or                

          units of the tape feed assembly recited in appellant's claim 1              
          are found.                                                                  

                    On pages 6-8 of the answer, the examiner additionally             
          provides an explanation of why the roll (132) of tape, carried by           
          the arm (133), in Warshaw is considered to be mounted to and part           
          of the tape feed assembly (6).  We agree with the examiner's                
          reasoning, noting that Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings in                   
          Warshaw, as well as the disclosure incorporated by reference from           
          the co-pending application Ser. No. 05/645,718 (now U.S. Patent             
          4,039,367), at column 1, lines 8-17 of the reference, clearly               
          indicates that the arm (133) is mounted to the cartridge                    

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