Ex parte ITO - Page 7

          Appeal No. 2000-1347                                                        
          Application No. 08/740,283                                                  

          layers 21, 23 disposed between each power supply ring and the               
          neighboring bushing/bearing assembly) have a height (L2) of                 
          slightly more than 2 mm.  Given the lack of any other relevant              
          teaching in Kogure’s specification, the examiner’s related                  
          determination that Kogure meets the limitations in claim 1                  
          relating to L1, L2 and L3 necessarily depends on the relative               
          dimensions shown in Kogure’s Figure 10.  Kogure, however, does              
          not indicate that the drawings are to scale.  Under this                    
          circumstance, it is well established that patent drawings do                
          not define the precise proportions of                                       
          the elements shown therein and may not be relied on to show                 
          particular sizes if the specification is completely silent on               


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