Ex parte ALTSCHULER et al. - Page 3




          Appeal No. 96-2635                                                          
          Application 07/993,050                                                      



          Independent claims 1, 14 and 21 are representative of the claimed           
          subject matter and a copy of those claims, as they appear in the            
          Appendix to appellants' brief, is attached to this decision.                


                    The references of record relied upon by the examiner in           
          rejections of the appealed claims under 35 U.S.C.  103 are:                
          Anderson                        3,826,243          July 30, 1974            
          Settle et al. (Settle)          4,013,068          Mar. 22, 1977            
          Ross et al. (Ross)              4,800,893          Jan. 31, 1989            
          Prichep                         5,083,571         Jan. 28, 1992             


                    While the examiner on pages 2, 3 and 4 of the answer              
          (Paper No. 20) has listed some 21 references as "relied upon in             
          the rejection of claims under appeal," we note that only the four           
          references listed above are applied in the rejections of claims 1           
          through 5, 7 through 17, 21 and 22 set forth on pages 4-7 of the            
          examiner's answer.  Accordingly, it is to those four references             
          that we have directed our attention in deciding this appeal.                


                    Claims 21 and 22 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103             
          as being unpatentable over Ross in view of Settle.                          




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