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                  Appeal No. 1997-2056                                                                                                                    
                  Application No. 08/019,798                                                                                                              


                  teachings of the three references to achieve the claimed invention as set forth in the                                                  
                  language of claim 17 as the examiner maintains.  Therefore, we will not sustain the                                                     
                  rejection of claims 17 or 27 and dependent claims 18-26 and 28-36.                                                                      
                                                                  CONCLUSION                                                                              

                           To summarize, the decision of the examiner to reject claims 17-36 under 35 U.S.C.                                              
                   103 is REVERSED.                                                                                                                      
                                                                    REVERSED                                                                              




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