Ex parte SEXTL et al. - Page 4




          Appeal No. 1997-1549                                                        
          Application No. 08/208,143                                                  


               The examiner argues that “it is not clear how limitations              
          drawn to a method for manufacturing the molded body imparts a               
          positive step in the claimed method for removing organic                    
          material from exhaust air or why it is critical to recite                   
          limitations drawn to a method for making a molded body in a                 
          claim directed to removing organic material from exhaust gas”               
          (answer, pages 3-4).                                                        
          The examiner, however, does not explain why the claim                       
          language, as it would have been interpreted by one of ordinary              
          skill in the art in light of appellants’ specification and the              
          prior art, fails to set out and circumscribe a particular area              
          with a reasonable degree of precision and particularity.                    
          Consequently, we reverse the rejection under 35 U.S.C.  112,               
          second paragraph.                                                           
                           Rejection under 35 U.S.C.  103                            
               Gloffre discloses a method for essentially eliminating                 
          odors of certain odorous organic compounds by use of                        
          aluminosilicate molecular sieves which can be dealuminated                  
          zeolite Y (page 3, lines 15-21; page 5, lines 14-19).  The                  
          molecular sieves can be incorporated into products such as                  
          body powders and sprays, cat litter, diapers, hand creams,                  
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