Ex parte WONG - Page 3




          Appeal No. 1998-0338                                                        
          Application No. 08/350,865                                                  


          electrically coupled to said first metal plate and said                     
          second metal plate.                                                         
               The references relied on by the Examiner are as follows:               
          Nishimoto           5,289,036           Feb. 22, 1994                       
          Brugge         5,412,250           May   2, 1995 (filed Sep.                
          24, 1993)                                                                   
          Appellant’s Admitted Prior Art, Figure 2 (APA)                              
               Claims 12 through 14 and 16 through 18 stand rejected                  
          under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as being anticipated by APA.                       
               Claims 1 through 4, 6 through 8, 10, 19 and 22 stand                   
          rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over APA               
          in view of Nishimoto.                                                       
               Claim 5 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being                 
          unpatentable over APA and Nishimoto and further in view of                  
          Brugge.                                                                     
               Claim 15 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being                
          unpatentable over APA in view of Nishimoto.                                 
               Claims 20 and 21 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as               
          being unpatentable over APA in view of Nishimoto.                           
               Rather than repeat the arguments of Appellant or the                   
          Examiner, we make reference to the brief, reply brief, answer               
          and supplemental answer for the details thereof.                            


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