Ex parte UMEZAWA et al. - Page 3




          Appeal No. 95-4588                                                          
          Application 08/127,123                                                      



          frictional material containing lubricating oil and also in-                 
          clude an oil-containing cavity (30) formed in the lining                    
          itself                                                                      
                    so that the oil contained in the lining                           
                    itself and the oil held in the cavity 30                          
                    both flow as indicated by arrows S, thereby                       
                    dispersing the frictional heat.  Therefore,                       
                    in this case, a higher cooling effect can                         
                    be achieved than in the conventional brake                        
                    band  (specification, page 5).                                    


                    Independent claim 10, one of two independent claims               
          on appeal, is representative of the claimed subject matter and              
          a copy of that claim, as it appears in the Appendix to appel-               
          lants' brief, is attached to this decision.                                 


                    The references of record relied upon by the examiner              
          in a rejection of the appealed claims under 35 U.S.C.  103                 
          are:                                                                        
          Smith                           1,464,142          Aug.  7,                 
          1923                                                                        
          Bousquet                        1,510,825          Oct.  7,                 
          1924                                                                        
          Rogers et al. (Rogers)          3,347,345          Oct. 17,                 
          1967                                                                        


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