Ex parte HOTTA et al. - Page 13




          Appeal No. 2000-1356                                                        
          Application 07/979,772                                                      




          do not sustain the obviousness rejection over Lee of                        
          independent claims  120, 130, 138, 173 and 174, and their                   
          dependent claims 121 through 129 and 183, 131 through 137, 139              
          through 146, and 184.                                                       
               In summary, we have sustained the obviousness rejection                
          over Lee of claims 38, 40 to 64, 91, 92, 181 and 182, but not               
          of claims 120 to 146, 173, 174, 183 and 184.                                
               Accordingly, the decision of the Examiner rejecting                    
          claims 38, 40 to 64, 91, 92, 120 to 146, 173, 174, and 181 to               
          184 is affirmed-in-part.                                                    
               No time period for taking any subsequent action in                     
          connection with this appeal may be extended under 37 CFR                    
           1.136(a).                                                                 
                              AFFIRMED-IN-PART                                        



                         MICHAEL R. FLEMING            )                              
                         Administrative Patent Judge   )                              
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                         JOSEPH F. RUGGIERO            )  BOARD OF PATENT             
                         Administrative Patent Judge   )  APPEALS AND                 
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