Ex Parte MORRISON et al - Page 4

          Appeal No. 1997-2252                                                        
          Application No. 08/225,965                                 Page 4           

          and In re Lintner, 458 F.2d 1013, 1016, 173 USPQ 560, 562 (CCPA             

               The appellants argue (brief, pp. 4-7; reply brief, pp. 2-3)            
          that the applied prior art does not suggest the claimed subject             
          matter.  We agree.                                                          

               Claim 1 (the sole independent claim on appeal) recites a               
          method of forming a panel having an undercut edge comprising,               
          inter alia, the following seven steps: (1) providing a die pair,            
          one of said die pair having a cavity; (2) positioning a ring                
          including a cut out portion in said cavity; (3) loading a blank             
          into said cavity over said ring; (4) closing said die pair                  
          together over said blank; (5) adding a substrate into said cavity           
          onto said blank; (6) molding said substrate and blank into a                
          panel; and (7) removing said panel from said cavity.                        

               Spengler discloses a method of manufacturing trim panels               
          which are made of several trim components or trim materials, such           
          as door trim panels of automobiles.  A vinyl cover film (12) is             
          formed, trim inserts (10, 11) are laminated onto the cover film             
          with the aid of a nesting die (8a, 8b), soft touch inserts (26)             

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