Ex parte ISHIMARU - Page 3




                 Appeal No. 96-0439                                                                                                                     
                 Application 07/956,497                                                                                                                 


                 Nakatani et al. (Nakatani)                                     2,145,561                           Mar. 27,                            
                 1985                                                                                                                                   
                 (UK Patent Application)                                                                                                                
                 Ozaki                                                          2-131281                            May  21,                            
                 1990                                                                                                                                   
                 (Japanese Patent Application)                                                                                                          
                          Claims 1 and 2 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as                                                                        
                 being unpatentable over Appellant’s admitted prior art shown                                                                           
                 in Figures 9 and 10 and Nakatani.  Claim 3 stands rejected                                                                             
                 under 35 U.S.C.                                                                                                                        
                  103 as being unpatentable over Appellant’s admitted prior                                                                            
                 art shown in Figures 9 and 10 and Nakatani in further in view                                                                          
                 of Ozaki.                                                                                                                              
                          Rather than reiterate the arguments of Appellant and the                                                                      
                 Examiner, reference is made to the briefs  and answer for the             2                                                            
                 respective details thereof.                                                                                                            
                                                                     OPINION                                                                            




                          2Appellant filed an appeal brief on February 7, 1995.  We                                                                     
                 will refer to this appeal brief as simply the brief.                                                                                   
                 Appellant filed a reply appeal brief on July 7, 1995.  We will                                                                         
                 refer to this reply appeal brief as the reply brief.  The                                                                              
                 Examiner stated in the Examiner’s letter dated October 19,                                                                             
                 1995 that the reply brief has been entered.  The Examiner                                                                              
                 provides no further response.                                                                                                          
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