Ex parte CORRY - Page 2

          Appeal No. 1996-3597                                       Page 2           
          Application No. 08/050,825                                                  

          the steps of; (1) inserting a model into a container so that                
          the lower portion of the model contiguously overlays a floor                
          member of the container; (2) pouring a curable liquid polymer               
          composition into the container for encapsulating the model;                 
          (3) inserting a pair of handle members into the curable liquid              
          composition; (4) curing the liquid polymer composition having               
          the handle members embedded therein to form a solid flexible                
          mold; (5) removing the so formed solid flexible mold from the               
          container; and (6) displacing the handle members to release                 
          the model from the solid flexible mold to form a cavity                     
          therein having a reverse image of the outer contour of the                  
          model.  A further understanding of the invention can be                     
          derived from a reading of exemplary claims 1 and 20, which are              
          reproduced in an Appendix to the brief.                                     
               The prior art references of record relied upon by the                  
          examiner in rejecting the appealed claims are:                              
          Hyde                          2,779,058                     Jan.            
          29, 1957                                                                    
          Mutch                    3,674,302                     Jul. 04,             
          Frahme                   4,313,789                     Feb. 02,             
          Adiletta                 4,578,826                     Apr. 01,             

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