Ex parte VALA et al. - Page 9




         Appeal No. 95-4814                                                        
         Application 07/935,507                                                    


         cylinder, which we consider would have been obvious in view of            
         the partially circular cross section in Figure 3 of Martino.              
         The obviousness rejection of claims 3, 4, 18 and 19 is                    
         reversed because Martino's illumination system 87 is not a                
         cylinder, which we consider to require a mostly full outer                
         surface.  The obviousness rejection of claims 5 and 21 through            
         25 is reversed because Martino's aperture is too wide to be               
         fairly considered a slit.  The obviousness rejection of claims            
         8 through 15 is reversed because Martino does not disclose a              
         camera means.  The obviousness rejection of claims 16 and 17              
         is reversed because Martino does not disclose lamp means                  
         outside the walls of the illumination system 87.                          
                                     DECISION                                      
                   The decision of the examiner rejecting claims 1                 
         through 5 and 18 through 25 under the second paragraph of 35              
         U.S.C.  112 is reversed, and the decision of the examiner                
         rejecting claims 1 through 25 under 35 U.S.C.  103 is                    
         affirmed as to claims 1, 2, 6, 7 and 20, and is reversed as to            
         claims 3 through 5, 8 through 19 and 21 through 25.                       
         Accordingly, the decision of the examiner is affirmed-in-part.            


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