Ex parte KURAWAKI et al. - Page 3




          Appeal No. 96-2475                                                          
          Application 08/319,473                                                      


          Ohma                          2 112 877           July 27, 1983             
          (U.K. Patent Application)                                                   
          Tanaka                        3-136996            June 11, 1991             
          (Japan)                                                                     
          Kurawaki et al. (Kurawaki)    3-136994            June 11, 1991             
          (Japan)                                                                     



                                   THE REJECTIONS                                     
               Claims 1 and 2 through 15 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.               
           102(a) as being clearly anticipated by Tanaka.                            
               Claims 1 and 2 through 15 also stand rejected under 35                 
          U.S.C.  102(a) as being clearly anticipated by Kurawaki.                   
               Claims 16 through 20 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as           
          being unpatentable over Tanaka in view of Ohma.                             
               Claims 16 through 20 also stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.               
           103 as being unpatentable over Kurawaki in view of Ohma.                  
               Claims 21 and 22 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as               
          being unpatentable over Tanaka in view of Knapp.                            
               Claims 21 and 22 also stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103             
          as being unpatentable over Kurawaki in view of Knapp.                       
               The rejections are explained in the Examiner's Answer.                 
               The opposing viewpoints of the appellants are set forth in             
          the Brief.                                                                  


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