Ex parte KANNER et al. - Page 6

          Appeal No. 2000-0104                                                        
          Application No. 08/850,647                                                  

          reinforces our conclusion that the claimed expression “for                  
          preventing removal of the catalyst member from said coupler”                
          means that the catalyst member cannot be removed from the                   
          coupler.  The claims are therefore not anticipated by Cerola,               
          since Cerola specifically discloses, as discussed above, that               
          catalyst member 62 or 90 is easily or readily removable.                    
               Accordingly, the rejection of claims 2 to 8 and 11 will                
          not be sustained.                                                           

               The examiner’s decision to reject claims 2 to 8 and 11 is              


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