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          Appeal No. 97-1025                                                          
          Application No. 08/183,571                                                  


          an artisan to be "at least one connecting member positioned                 
          internally relative said gripping member connecting said gripping           
          member with a steering column."  Accordingly, we do not sustain             
          the rejection of claims 1 to 8, 10 to 15, 20 to 33, 35, 37, 38              
          and 40 to 44 under 35 U.S.C.  112, second paragraph.                       


                               The anticipation issue                                 
               To support a rejection of a claim under 35 U.S.C.  102(b),            
          it must be shown that each element of the claim is found, either            
          expressly described or under principles of inherency, in a single           
          prior art reference.  See Kalman v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 713               
          F.2d 760, 772, 218 USPQ 781, 789 (Fed. Cir. 1983), cert. denied,            
          465 U.S. 1026 (1984).                                                       


          Kato                                                                        
               We do not sustain the rejection of claims 1 to 3, 6, 8, 10             
          to 15, 20, 38 and 40 to 44 under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as being                
          anticipated by Kato.                                                        


               Kato does not disclose a plurality of control pads                     
          positioned in a separate "open at one side recess" as set forth             
          in independent claims 1, 3 and 6 and dependent claim 43.                    

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