Ex parte YUAN - Page 3




          Appeal No. 1997-0461                                                         
          Application 08/267,683                                                       

               Claim 31. A                                                             
               lubricant and coolant consisting essentially of                         
               molybdenum disulfide powder and a liquid in which the                   
               molybdenum disulfide powder is dispersed to form a liquid               
               suspension, said liquid consisting essentially of                       
               kerosene, chloroparaffin, and carbon tetrachloride.                     


                                       OPINION                                         
                                    THE REFERENCES                                     
               The references of record which are being relied on by the               
          examiner as evidence of obviousness are:                                     
          Fujii et al. (Fujii '521)           5,116,521                May             
          26, 1992                                                                     
          Fujii et al. (Fujii (A1))     Published European Patent                      
          Application                                                                  
          0 412 788 A1, published February 13, 1991                                    
                                    THE REJECTIONS                                     
               Claims 23 through 31 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103               
          as being unpatentable over either Fujii et al. (U.S. Patent                  
          Number 5,116,521) or Fujii et al. (European Patent Application               
          0 412 788 A1) . We shall affirm these rejections with respect2                                                               
          to claims 23 through 27 and 30 but reverse the rejections as                 

           The rejection on Fujii et al. (European Patent2                                                                       
          Application          0 412 788 A1) was entered by the examiner               
          in her Answer as         a new ground of rejection. See Paper                
          Number 12.                                                                   
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