Ex parte BETTCHER et al. - Page 3




          Appeal No. 95-3940                                                          
          Application 08/206,022                                                      

                    The following reference is relied on by the                       
          examiner:                                                                   
          Kolmes et al. (Kolmes)        4,838,017                June 13,             
          1989                                                                        
                                   THE REJECTIONS                                     
                    Claims 54, 55, 58, 60 and 61 stand rejected under 35              
          U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Kolmes.                             
                    The appellants have indicated that all the claims                 
          stand or fall together (Brief at page 4).                                   
                    Rather than reiterate the entire arguments of the                 
          appellants and the examiner in support of their respective                  
          positions, reference is made to appellants' brief (Paper No.                
          10) and reply brief (Paper No. 12), and the examiner's answer               
          (Paper No. 11) for the full exposition thereof.                             
                                       OPINION                                        
          In reaching our conclusions on the issues raised in                         
          this appeal, we have carefully considered appellants'                       
          specification and claims, the applied reference, and the                    
          respective viewpoints advanced by the appellants and the                    
          examiner.  As a consequence of our review, we have made the                 
          determination that the rejection of claims 54, 55, 58, 60 and               

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