Ex parte PARADA - Page 15




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


          Scheibert                                                                   
               We do not sustain the rejection of claims 1, 2, 6, 7, 20 to            
          33, 35, 37 and 38 under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as being anticipated             
          by Scheibert.                                                               


               Scheibert 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, 23 and 35.  Additionally, Scheibert             
          does not disclose (1) the control means positioned on the                   
          connecting member as set forth in independent claim 35, (2) the             
          control pads which do not project beyond the gripping surface as            
          set forth in independent claims 1 and 23, and (3) 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, 23 and              
          35.                                                                         


               For the above reasons, the rejection of claims 1, 6, 23 and            
          35, as well as their dependent claims 2, 7, 20 to 22, 24 to 33,             
          37 and 38, as being anticipated by Scheibert is not sustained.              




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