Ex parte HAMMER - Page 3

          Appeal No. 96-1870                                                          
          Application 08/088,570                                                      

               (d)       a pair of toothed wheels mounted onto said                   
                         second member, said toothed wheels being                     
                         connected to each other through a flexible                   
                         connector, said toothed wheels engaging said                 
                         first and said second racks such that said                   
                         first and third members move together in                     
                         opposite directions.                                         
               The references relied upon by the examiner as evidence of              
          anticipation are:                                                           
          Young                         2,835,527           May  20, 1958             
          Luhrs                         3,094,007           June 18, 1963             
          Vranish et al. (Vranish)      4,707,013           Nov. 17, 1987             

               The claims on appeal stand rejected as follows:                        
               a) claim 5 under 35 U.S.C.  112, first paragraph, as being            
          based on a specification which is objected to as “failing to                
          provide an adequate written description of the invention”                   
          (answer, Paper No. 19, page 3); and                                         
               b) claim 3 under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as being anticipated by            
          Young, Luhrs or Vranish.                                                    
               With regard to the rejection of claim 5, the examiner                  
          considers that the appellant’s specification fails to provide               
          an adequate written description of the invention because                    


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