Ex parte LARIVIERE - Page 4




          Appeal No. 96-0324                                                          
          Application 08/045,747                                                      



                    tube.  An angulated washer may be used to                         
                    accommodate the curvature of the fender to                        
                    the head of the screw.  A two inch section of                     
                    hollow chrome tubing may be used to hide the                      
                    screw threads.                                                    

                    Claims 1, 7 and 18 are representative of the subject              
          matter on appeal and a copy of those claims, as reproduced from             
          the Appendix attached to appellant's brief, is appended to this             
          decision.                                                                   


                    The prior art references of record relied upon by the             
          examiner in rejecting the appealed claims are:                              
          Clark                    1,995,796               Mar.  26, 1935             
          Schwinn                  2,160,034               May   30, 1939             
          Moulton                  3,208,767               Sept. 28, 1965             
          Smith                    4,037,855               July  26, 1977             
          Georgiev                 4,480,848               Nov.   6, 1984             
          Isaac                    4,565,383               Jan.  21, 1986             
          Fuller                   5,165,712               Nov.  24, 1992             


                    Claims 1, 2, 7 and 8 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.               
           102(b) as being anticipated by Smith.                                     


                    Claims 3 through 6 and 9 through 16 stand rejected                
          under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Smith in view              
          of Clark, Isaac and Fuller.                                                 

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