Ex parte CAMPO et al. - Page 4




          Appeal No. 96-3555                                                          
          Application No. 08/297,021                                                  


               Rather than reiterate the conflicting viewpoints advanced by           
          the examiner and the appellants regarding the  103 rejection, we           
          make reference to the examiner's answer (Paper No. 11, mailed               
          June 26, 1996) for the examiner's complete reasoning in support             
          of the rejection, and to the appellants' brief (Paper No. 10,               
          filed April 1, 1996) and reply brief (Paper No. 12, filed August            
          2, 1996) for the appellants' arguments thereagainst.                        


                                       OPINION                                        
               In reaching our decision in this appeal, we have given                 
          careful consideration to the appellants' specification and                  
          claims, to the applied prior art references, and to the                     
          respective positions articulated by the appellants and the                  
          examiner.  Upon evaluation of all the evidence before us, it is             
          our conclusion that the evidence adduced by the examiner is                 
          sufficient to establish a prima facie case of obviousness only              
          with respect to claim 51.  Accordingly, we will sustain the                 
          examiner's rejection of claim 51 under 35 U.S.C.  103.  We will            
          not sustain the examiner's rejection of claims 18 through 20, 23,           
          26, 27, 29, 30, 52 and 53 under 35 U.S.C.  103.  Our reasoning             
          for this determination follows.                                             



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