Ex parte RITTER - Page 3




          Appeal No. 1997-4279                                                        
          Application No. 08/486,702                                                  


               Claims 1 through 5, 7, 11 through 13, and 27 through 30                
          stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable                  
          over the German reference in view of Klebanow.                              


               Claim 14 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being                
          unpatentable over the German reference in view of Klebanow, as              
          applied above, further in view of Pulskamp.                                 


               Claim 15 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being                
          unpatentable over the German reference in view of Klebanow, as              
          applied in the first rejection above, further in view of                    
          Wahnschaff.                                                                 


               The full text of the examiner's rejections and response                
          to the argument presented by appellant appears in the answer                
          (Paper No. 16), while the complete statement of appellant's                 
          argument can be found in the brief (Paper No. 15).                          


               In the brief (page 3), appellant indicates that all                    
          claims stand or fall together with respect to the rejection of              
          claims 1 through 5, 7, 11 through 13, and 27 through 30.  In                
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