Ex parte NORBERT C. VOLLMANN - Page 2

          Appeal No. 95-4595                                                          
          Application 07/927,783                                                      

          Claims 30 through 34 and 39 through 46, the only other claims               
          remaining in the application, stand allowed.                                

               A basic understanding of the invention before us on appeal             
          can be derived from a reading of exemplary claim 12 which                   

                    12.  In a recording/reproducing apparatus for use                 
                    with a magnetic tape cassette, a locating pin                     
                    having a conical portion extending from a free                    
                    end, said conical portion having an outer surface                 
                    and longitudinally extending recesses extending                   
                    along a portion of said outer surface such that in                
                    cross-section transverse to its length dimension                  
                    said conical portion of said locating pin has the                 
                    shape of a four-pointed star.                                     

               As evidence of obviousness, the examiner has relied upon the           
          references listed below:                                                    

          Tomita et al             4,492,995                Jan.  8, 1985             

          Teragaki                 57[1982]-103105          Jun. 26, 1982             
          (Kokai Patent Application)                                                  

               The following rejection is before us for review.                       


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