Ex parte ANDERSON - Page 9

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

          The examiner's rationale for modifying Brown's system is "to                
          reduce the number of components inside the disk drive and to                
          allow reduction of its size, as well as to allow possible                   
          access to the channels without disturbing the interior of the               
          disk drive."  The examiner                                                  

          proposes (Final Rejection, page 5) further modifying Brown by               
          forming the channels on the disk drive housing rather than on               
          the cap, "as part of a routine structure optimization process               
          aimed to minimize the number of steps involved in the                       
          fabrication of the disk drive."                                             
               As thoroughly discussed above, Brown does not include                  
          plural chambers as required by the method of claim 4.  Claims               
          1 through 3 define a structure with the same limitation of                  
          plural chambers, with plural channels interconnected between                
          the chambers.  Accordingly, Brown lacks the plural chambers                 
          required for claims 1 through 3.  The examiner's statements                 
          notwithstanding, Blanks discloses a channel 12 and no                       


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