Ex parte CARY R. CHAMPLIN - Page 3




          Appeal No. 97-2111                                                          
          Application 08/158,345                                                      


          Gamache et al. (Gamache)      5,202,991          Apr. 13, 1993              
          Burchard                      5,222,068          June 22, 1993              
          Claims 20-31 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103.  As                      
          evidence of obviousness the examiner offers Burchard in view of             
          Gamache.                                                                    
          Rather than repeat the arguments of appellant or the                        
          examiner, we make reference to the brief and the answer for the             
          respective details thereof.                                                 
          OPINION                                                                     
          We have carefully considered the subject matter on                          
          appeal, the rejection advanced by the examiner and the evidence             
          of obviousness relied upon by the examiner as support for the               
          rejection.  We have, likewise, reviewed and taken into                      
          consideration, in reaching our decision, the appellant’s                    
          arguments set forth in the brief along with the examiner's                  
          rationale in support of the rejection and arguments in rebuttal             
          set forth in the examiner's answer.                                         
          It is our view, after consideration of the record before                    
          us, that the collective evidence relied upon and the level of               
          skill in the particular art would have suggested to one of                  
          ordinary skill in the art the obviousness of the invention as set           
          forth in claims 20 and 26.  We reach the opposite conclusion with           


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