Ex parte ANDERSON - Page 8




          Appeal No. 1997-2036                                                        
          Application No. 08/335,991                                                  


          drawings as a long and narrow pathway, similar to elements 82               
          and 83, which are                                                           


          also labeled as channels and which the examiner has applied                 
          against the claimed channels.  Further, Brown's element 81                  
          appears in the drawings similar to appellant's channels, which              
          have been plainly distinguished from chambers above.                        
          Therefore, Brown's element 81 clearly cannot be a chamber as                
          recited in claim 4.  Accordingly, Brown does not include                    
          plural chambers connected by channels, but rather at best                   
          includes one chamber (element 66) with three connected                      
          channels.  Since Brown does not disclose every element of the               
          claim, Brown does not anticipate claim 4.  Consequently, we                 
          must reverse the rejection under 35 U.S.C.  102.                           
               As to the obviousness rejection of claims 1 through 3,                 
          the examiner submits (Final Rejection, page 4) that it would                
          have been obvious to replace Brown's system of channels and                 
          chambers inside the disk drive with the same chambers and                   
          channels, "but placed on the exterior of the disk drive and                 
          laid completely on a plane parallel to the disk drive wall to               
          which the cover was connected as the one disclosed by Blanks."              
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