Ex parte BAIL - Page 8




          Appeal No. 2000-0007                                       Page 8           
          Application No. 08/586,919                                                  


          ultrasonic wave sending vibrator 64) transmits ultrasonic                   
          signal from the vehicle rather than to the vehicle.  Second,                
          the claimed "ultrasonic position finder means for determining               
          the direction and distance of the transmitter means through                 
          said ultrasonic signals from said transmitter [means] when the              
          vehicle is within said predetermined distance" is not readable              
          on the  ultrasonic anti-collision circuit 14 disclosed by                   
          Suyama.  In that regard, the ultrasonic anti-collision circuit              
          14 of Suyama does not determine the direction and distance of               
          the transmitter means since his ultrasonic transmitter (i.e.,               
          ultrasonic wave sending vibrator 64) is on the vehicle rather               
          than being remote from the vehicle.                                         


               Since all the limitations of claim 13 are not found in                 
          Suyama for the reasons set forth above, the decision of the                 
          examiner to reject claim 13, and claims 14 to 17, 20 and 25                 
          dependent thereon, under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as being                        
          anticipated by Suyama is reversed.                                          












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