Ex parte PECK et al. - Page 8




          Appeal No. 1997-2164                                                        
          Application No. 08/277,468                                                  


          an aluminum oxide feedthrough plate with several holes.  Pins               
          are brazed into these holes and the ceramic plate is brazed to              
          the vacuum enclosure.  These limitations are found in claim                 
          19;                                                                         

               an aluminum oxide feedthrough plate . . . vacuum package               
               enclosure structure sized to receive the feedthrough                   
               plate . . . a pin bore through the feedthrough plate for               
               each feedthrough pin . . . a metallic brazed joint                     
               between each feedthrough pin and its respective bore . .               
               . a second metallic brazed joint between the vacuum                    
               package enclosure structure and the feedthrough plate.                 

          Thus, the scope of claim 19 includes an aluminum oxide                      
          feedthrough plate brazed directly to a vacuum package                       
          enclosure, where the feedthrough plate has several pins brazed              
          into holes through the plate.                                               
               Next, we consider the rejection of claims 1 through 4, 9,              
          11 through 16, 18 and 19 under 35 U.S.C.  103 based upon                   
          Mizuhara and Oeschger.  On page 2 of the Examiner's answer                  
          (answer), the Examiner identifies that Mizuhara teaches a                   
          ceramic feedthrough plate where there are holes to accept                   
          pins, and each pin is brazed to the ceramic plate.  The                     
          Examiner also identifies that "Mizuhara et al lacks an                      
          enclosure and brazing the feed- through plate to the                        
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