Ex Parte MORRISON et al - Page 2




          Appeal No. 1997-2252                                                        
          Application No. 08/225,965                                 Page 2           


          (specification, p. 1).  A copy of the claims under appeal is set            
          forth in the appendix to the appellants' brief.                             


               The prior art references of record relied upon by the                  
          examiner in rejecting the appealed claims are:                              
          Kozlowski et al.              4,692,199           Sept. 8, 1987             
          (Kozlowski)                                                                 
          Swenson et al.                4,793,793           Dec. 27, 1988             
          (Swenson)                                                                   
          Spengler et al.               4,923,539           May   8, 1990             
          (Spengler)                                                                  
          Alesi, Jr. et al.             5,401,456           Mar. 28, 1995             
          (Alesi)                  (effective filing date Oct. 7, 1987)               



               Claims 1 to 10 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being           
          unpatentable over Spengler in view of Alesi or Kozlowski in                 
          further view of Swenson.                                                    


               Rather than reiterate the conflicting viewpoints advanced by           
          the examiner and the appellants regarding the above-noted                   
          rejection, we make reference to the answer (Paper No. 15, mailed            
          January 22, 1997) for the examiner's complete reasoning in                  
          support of the rejection, and to the brief (Paper No. 14, filed             










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