Ex parte MUELLER - Page 4




                 Appeal No. 1997-3814                                                                                     Page 4                        
                 Application No. 08/601,461                                                                                                             


                 Perez    3                                   1,047,276                                             Dec. 14,                            
                 1953                                                                                                                                   
                                                              (France)                                                                                  
                 D'Avignonet et al.               4                    2,397,793                                             Feb.                       
                 16, 1979                                                                                                                               
                 (D'Avignonet)                                (France)                                                                                  
                 Caggiano       5                             0 488 447                                             June  3,                            
                 1992                                                                                                                                   
                                            (European Patent Application)                                                                               
                 In addition, the examiner also relied upon the appellant's                                                                             
                 admission of prior art found on page 1 of the specification.                                                                           



                          Claims 1, 2 and 4 to 8 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                                                                        
                 103 as being unpatentable over appellant's admission of prior                                                                          
                 art as further evidenced by Stump in view of Collier further                                                                           
                 in view of Perez, D'Avignonet, Hodska and Caggiano, further in                                                                         
                 view of Zabriskie, further in view of Chamberlain and Wheless.                                                                         



                          3In determining the teachings of Perez, we will rely on                                                                       
                 the translation provided by the PTO.  A copy of the                                                                                    
                 translation is attached for the appellant's convenience.                                                                               
                          4The examiner has referred to this reference as                                                                               
                 "Reference L."  In determining the teachings of D'Avignonet,                                                                           
                 we will rely on the translation provided by the PTO.  A copy                                                                           
                 of the translation is attached for the appellant's                                                                                     
                 convenience.                                                                                                                           
                          5The examiner has referred to this reference as                                                                               
                 "Unilever."                                                                                                                            







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