Ex parte ANDERSON et al. - Page 3




              Appeal No. 1998-0160                                                                                      
              Application No. 08/529,330                                                                                


              Schmidt et al. (Schmidt ‘757)      3,464,757            Sep.  2, 1969                                     
              Traeger et al. (Traeger)           4,260,217            Apr.  7, 1981                                     
              Godfrey et al. (Godfrey)           4,422,758            Dec. 27, 1983                                     
              Schmidt (Schmidt ‘905)             4,626,905            Dec.  2, 1986                                     
              Hatfield, Jr. (Hatfield)           5,025,149            Jun. 18, 1991                                     
              Owen                               5,497,266            Mar.  5, 1996                                     
              Japanese Kokai Patent Application 61-132901, Jun. 20, 1986  (Iizuka)1                                     
              R. A. Buchroeder, Tilted-Component Telescopes. Part I: Theory, Applied Optics, Vol. 9,                    
              No. 9, pp. 2169-71, Sep. 1970  (Buchroeder)                                                               
                     Claims 1-4, 6, 7, 9, 14, and 15 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being                      
              unpatentable over Schmidt ‘757, Godfrey, Traeger, and Buchroeder.                                         
                     Claims 5-7 and 9 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over                   
              Schmidt ‘757, Godfrey, Traeger, Buchroeder, and Owen.                                                     
                     Claims 10-12 and 16-26 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being                               
              unpatentable over Schmidt ‘757, Godfrey, Traeger, Buchroeder, Schmidt ‘905, Iizuka, and                   
              Hatfield.2                                                                                                
                     We refer to the Final Rejection (Paper No. 4) and the Examiner's Answer (Paper                     
              No. 9) for a statement of the examiner's position and to the Brief (Paper No. 8) for                      
              appellants’ position.                                                                                     



                     The USPTO translation branch has provided an English translation of the Japanese1                                                                                                 
              application, dated December 1997.  A copy of the translation is attached to this decision.                
                     2A previous rejection under 35 U.S.C.  112 has been withdrawn, subsequent to entry of             
              an amendment after the Final Rejection.  (See Answer, page 2.)                                            
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