Ex parte FAIRBANKS - Page 7




               Appeal No. 1996-4089                                                                                                
               Application 08/227,293                                                                                              


                                                         CONCLUSION                                                                

                       The decision of the examiners rejecting claims 17 and 18 under 35 U.S.C.  103 over Watkins                 

               in view of Varma is reversed.                                                                                       

                       The decision of the examiners rejecting claims 20 to 25 under 35 U.S.C.  103 over Watkins in               

               view of Lipton, Yoshida, Omoda, or Binoeder is reversed.                                                            

                       The decision of the examiners rejecting claim 26 under 35 U.S.C.  103 over Watkins in view                 

               of Varma and Lipton is reversed.                                                                                    

                                                          REVERSED                                                                 





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