Ex parte POTTER - Page 5




          Appeal No. 96-1881                                                          
          Application No. 08/095,476                                                  


               Claims 40, 51, 53 and 54 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                
           103 as being unpatentable over Bolla in view of Casey and Rudy            
          '250.                                                                       


               Claims 47 and 52 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as               
          being unpatentable over the references as applied to claims 37,             
          40 and 45 above, and further in view of Rudy '945.                          


               Rather than reiterate the conflicting viewpoints advanced by           
          the examiner and the appellant regarding the  103 rejections, we           
          make reference to the examiner's answer (Paper No. 34, mailed               
          August 8, 1995) for the examiner's complete reasoning in support            
          of the rejections, and to the appellant's brief (Paper No. 33,              
          filed May 8, 1995) and reply brief (Paper No. 35, filed October             
          20, 1995) for the appellant's arguments thereagainst.                       


                                       OPINION                                        
               In reaching our decision in this appeal, we have given                 
          careful consideration to the appellant's specification and                  
          claims, to the applied prior art references, and to the                     
          respective positions articulated by the appellant and the                   
          examiner.  Upon evaluation of all the evidence before us, it is             

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