Ex parte EICKEN et al. - Page 11




              Appeal No. 1997-3589                                                                                            
              Application No. 08/117,013                                                                                      




                                                         Observation                                                          

                      In the event of further prosecution of this application, we note that both claims 11 and 19 refer       

              to “the” blocks A) and B) without proper antecedent basis.  This discrepancy should be resolved upon            

              further prosecution.                                                                                            



                                                         Conclusion                                                           

                      To summarize, the decision of the examiner to reject claims 11, 12, 16-18 under 35 U.S.C.               

              102(b), claims 13-15 under 103(a) over Yanai and claims 19-28 under 103(a) over Fujita in view of              

              Yanai is Reversed.                                                                                              



















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