Ex parte KIRKPATRICK II - Page 5




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

               We find the examiner’s challenge to the sufficiency of                 
          disclosure and allegation of indefiniteness to be unreasonable              
          and we will not sustain either rejection under 35 U.S.C.                   
          112.                                                                        
               While we would agree that it does take some time and                   
          effort to sift through the specification and drawings to                    
          determine how the drawings are interrelated and what comprises              
          the temperature sensitive resistor, after a thorough review of              
          the instant disclosure, we find no inadequacy of disclosure                 
          nor any indefiniteness in the claims for essentially the                    
          reasons set forth by appellant, at pages 6 through 24 of the                
          principal brief.  As explained therein, Figures 4-7 are the                 
          more general illustrations for the detailed circuitry shown in              
          Figures 9-14, with Figure 9 showing the overall diagram of the              
          circuit.  Also, as is made clear on page 29 of the                          
          specification and Figure 12, epitaxial resistor R44 is the                  
          preferred temperature sensitive resistor which is connected                 
          within the Hall effect element circuit in a manner which                    
          prevents changes in the first output signal from affecting a                
          voltage potential across the temperature sensitive resistor,                
          as claimed.                                                                 

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