Ex parte JEZEQUEL et al. - Page 2

                 Appeal No. 1997-1663                                                                                     Page 2                        
                 Application No. 08/448,053                                                                                                             

                 can be derived from a reading of exemplary claim 1 , which is                             1                                            
                 reproduced below.                                                                                                                      

                          1.       A method of producing thin silver halide grains                                                                      
                          providing a mixer having including an inlet surface and                                                                       
                 an outlet surface and at least one flow channel extending from                                                                         
                 the inlet surface to the outlet surface;                                                                                               
                          rotating the mixer;                                                                                                           
                          introducing a silver nitrate solution at the inlet                                                                            
                 surface of the mixer; and                                                                                                              
                          introducing a halide salt solution at the inlet surface                                                                       
                 of the mixer within 30 mm of the introduction of the silver                                                                            
                 nitrate solution wherein silver halide grains having a maximum                                                                         
                 thickness of 0.145 Ám are produced.                                                                                                    

                          The prior art references of record relied upon by the                                                                         
                 examiner in rejecting the appealed claims are:                                                                                         
                 Frame et al. (Frame)                                  3,415,650                                    Dec. 10,                            
                 Mumaw                                                 4,539,290                                    Sep.  3,                            
                 Saito                                                 5,096,690                                    Mar. 17,                            
                 Saitou                                                5,424,180                                    Jun. 13,                            

                          1We note that "including" (claim 1, line 3) is                                                                                

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