Ex parte WEBB - Page 5




          Appeal No. 1997-1232                                                        
          Application No. 08/182,035                                                  


                                       OPINION                                        
               We have carefully considered the subject matter on                                                                    
          appeal, the rejections advanced by the Examiner, the arguments              
          in support of the rejections, and the evidence of anticipation              
          relied upon by the Examiner as support for the rejections.  We              
          have, likewise, reviewed and taken into consideration, in                   
          reaching our decision, Appellant’s arguments set forth in the               
          Briefs along with the Examiner’s rationale in support of the                
          rejections and arguments in rebuttal set forth in the                       
          Examiner’s Answers.                                                         
               It is our view, after consideration of the record before               
          us, that neither the disclosure of Weber nor that of Carmon                 
          fully meets the invention as recited in claims 1, 2, and 23.                
          Accordingly, we reverse.                                                    
               We consider first the rejection of claims 1, 2, and 23                 
          under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as being anticipated by Weber.                     
          Anticipation is established only when a single prior art                    
          reference discloses, expressly or under the principles of                   
          inherency, each and every element of a claimed invention as                 
          well as disclosing structure which is capable of performing                 
          the recited functional limitations.  RCA Corp. v. Applied                   
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