Ex parte MIYAZAWA et al. - Page 7




          Appeal No. 1997-3279                                       Page 7           
          Application No. 08/240,702                                                  


          of the stator magnetic elements 28 and 29 by an electric angle              
          of B/4 to 3B/4."  (Appeal Br. at 6.)                                        


               Because the examiner admits that Fujitani doesn't show                 
          magnetic poles at regular intervals, and the appellants                     
          observe that the reference offsets one of its stator magnetic               
          elements, we are not persuaded that Fujitani discloses the                  
          claimed limitations of "a stator having a stator yoke with a                
          plurality of magnetic poles alternately disposed at regular                 
          intervals in the circumferential direction on the stator yoke               
          ...."  The absence of this disclosure negates anticipation.                 
          Therefore, we reverse the rejection of claims 21 and 28 under               
          35 U.S.C.  102(b) as anticipated by Fujitani.  Next, we                    
          address the nonobviousness of claims 21 and 28.                             







                            Nonobviousness of the Claims                              










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