Ex parte KEASLING et al. - Page 8




                  Appeal No. 1997-2755                                                                                                                    
                  Application 08/311,426                                                                                                                  



                  5 through 7 under 35 U.S.C. 103.  Similarly, since claims 3, 8 and 9 all depend from                                                   
                  independent claim 1, we reverse the examiner’s rejection of claims 3, 8 and 9 under                                                     
                  35 U.S.C. 103.                                                                                                                         


                                                               REVERSED                                                                                   



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                  Richard Aron Osman                                                                                                                      
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