Ex parte RING - Page 7




          Appeal No. 96-3968                                                          
          Application No. 08/117,669                                                  


          VI, Parts B and D of the brief (pp. 6-8 and 11) are all addressed           
          to limitations not present in claims 15 through 17 and 21.                  
          Accordingly, the appellant has not specified any error in the               
          rejection of claims 15 through 17 and 21.                                   


               For the above reasons, we will sustain the examiner's                  
          rejection of claims 15 through 17 under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being            
          unpatentable over Nakamura and the examiner's rejection of claim            
          21 under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Nakamura in             
          view of Hageman.                                                            


               We will not sustain the examiner's rejection of claim 20               
          under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Nakamura in view           
          of Jones.   We agree with the appellant's argument (brief, p. 11)           
          that Jones does not teach or suggest driving the transport belts            
          at a third speed slightly higher than the first speed of the slow           
          speed rolls, but not as great as the second speed of the high               
          speed rolls as recited in claim 20.  While Jones does disclose a            
          double conveyor belt unit 46-55 for conveying bags from nip rolls           
          40, 41 to folder rolls 56-58, Jones does not teach or suggest the           
          step of driving transport belts at a third speed as recited in              
          claim 20.  Since the limitations of claim 20 is not taught or               

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