Ex parte CASTEEL et al. - Page 2




          Appeal No. 1997-0074                                                        
          Application No. 08/123,092                                                  


          manufacturing a composite plastic article having an integral                


          handle.  The claims on appeal have been reproduced in an                    
          appendix to the brief.                                                      
                                   THE REFERENCES                                     
               The references relied upon by the examiner to support the              
          final rejection are:                                                        
          Hunt                          2,656,294                     Oct.            
          20, 1953                                                                    
          Wilfert                  3,068,044                     Dec. 11,             
          1962                                                                        
          Michel                   4,016,230                     Apr.  5,             
          1977                                                                        
          Ashtiani-Zarandi et al. 4,890,877                      Jan.  2,             
          1990                                                                        
          (Ashtiani-Zarandi)                                                          
          Mills                    5,252,164                     Oct. 12,             
          1993                                                                        


                                   THE REJECTIONS                                     
               Claims 1-5, 7, 8, 11 and 14-16 stand rejected under                    
          35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Ashtiani-Zarandi in              
          view of Wilfert, Mills and Michel.                                          
               Claims 6, 12, 13 and 17-20 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.              
           103 as being unpatentable over Ashtiani-Zarandi in view of                
          Wilfert, Mills, Michel and Hunt.                                            
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