Ex parte PARADA - Page 13




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


          window controls and windshield wipers as set forth in independent           
          claims 4, 6, 23 and 35.                                                     


               For the above reasons, the rejection of independent claims             
          1, 3, 4, 6, 23 and 35, as well as their dependent claims 2, 5, 7,           
          8, 10 to 12, 20, 21, 25 to 33, 37, 38, 43 and 44, as being                  
          anticipated by Niemeyer is not sustained.                                   


          Rose                                                                        
               We do not sustain the rejection of claims 1, 2, 5 to 7, 20             
          to 33, 37 and 38 under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as being anticipated by           
          Rose.                                                                       


               Rose does not disclose a plurality of control pads                     
          positioned in a separate "open at one side recess" as set forth             
          in independent claims 1, 6 and 23.  Additionally, Rose does not             
          disclose that the devices being controlled being selected from a            
          group consisting of a radio, air conditioning, heater, defroster,           
          window controls and windshield wipers as set forth in independent           
          claims 6 and 23.                                                            




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