Ex parte KIRKPATRICK II - Page 3




          Appeal No. 1997-0272                                                        
          Application No. 08/277,388                                                  

          Ohata et al.        3,895,221                Jul. 15, 1975                  
          (Ohata)                                                                     
          Borer               3,944,920                Mar. 16, 1976                  
          Sieverin            4,371,837                Feb.  1, 1983                  
          Mount               5,159,277           Oct. 27, 1992                       
          Kostal (German)     DE 3827606          Mar.  2, 1989                       
               The examiner also relies on appellant’s admitted prior                 
          art [APA] shown in Figures 2 and 3.                                         
               Claims 1 through 20 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  112,              
          second paragraph, and, in a new ground of rejection entered in              
          the answer, under 35 U.S.C.  112, first paragraph, as relying              
          on a nonenabling disclosure.                                                
               Claim 1 stands further rejected under 35 U.S.C.  102(b)               
          as anticipated by either one of Sieverin or Kostal.                         
               Claims 1 stands still further rejected under 35 U.S.C.                
          103 as unpatentable over APA in view of Mount.                              
               Finally, claims 2 through 20 stand further rejected under              
          35 U.S.C.  103 as unpatentable over APA in view of Mount in                
          view of either one of Rao or Borer or Ohata.                                





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