Ex parte KADOWAKI - Page 4




          Appeal No. 1997-3965                                                        
          Application No. 08/389,069                                                  


          (Japanese Patent Publication)                                               
          Hanagata4                JP  2-281486                  Nov. 19,             
          1990                                                                        
          (Japanese Kokai Patent Publication)                                         
               Claims 1 through 5, 7, 8, and 10 stand rejected under                  
          35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Toensing in view of              
          Yamada and either Kuroda or Ono, and for claim 8, further in                
          view of Hanagata.                                                           
               Reference is made to the Examiner's Answer (Paper No. 30,              
          mailed November 22, 1996) and the Supplemental Examiner's                   
          Answer (Paper No. 33, mailed April 11, 1997) for the                        
          examiner's complete reasoning in support of the rejections,                 
          and to appellant's Brief (Paper No. 29, filed October 1, 1996)              
          and Reply Brief (Paper No. 32, filed January 24, 1997) for                  
          appellant's arguments thereagainst.                                         
                                       OPINION                                        

               As a preliminary matter we note that appellant indicates               
          on page 7 of the Brief that all of the claims are to stand or               
          fall together.  Accordingly, we will treat all of the claims                


               The examiner refers to this reference as NEC Corp.  Further, our4                                                                     
          understanding of this reference is based upon a translation provided by the 
          Translations Branch of the Patent and Trademark Office.                     
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