Ex parte MATHIOWITZ - Page 3




                 Appeal No. 95-2876                                                                                                                     
                 Application 07/906,403                                                                                                                 


                          (3) Claims 20 and 22 through 24 under 35 U.S.C.  103 as                                                                      
                 being unpatentable over the disclosure of Appelgren ; and                                   2                                          
                          (4) Claim 25 under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable                                                                      
                 over the disclosure of Beck.                                                                                                           


                                                                   DISCUSSION                                                                           


                          Rather than reiterate the conflicting viewpoints advanced                                                                     
                 by appellants and the examiner in support of their respective                                                                          
                 positions, reference is made to the Brief and the Answer for                                                                           
                 the full exposition thereof.                                                                                                           
                          For the reasons set forth below, we will sustain only the                                                                     
                 last three rejections indicated above and, pursuant to the                                                                             
                 provisions of 37 CFR  196(b), will enter a new ground of                                                                              
                 rejection against claims 20 through 23.                                                                                                


                                                         1. Preliminary Matter                                                                          




                          2The examiner has withdrawn the rejection of claim 21                                                                         
                 under 35 U.S.C.  103 over the disclosure of Appelgren.  See                                                                           
                 page 2 of the Answer.                                                                                                                  
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