Ex parte WONG - Page 14




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


               Thus, we are not convinced by the Examiner that it would               
          have been obvious to have made slits in APA, based on                       
          Nishimoto.  Accordingly, we will not sustain the rejection of               
          claim 1, and likewise claims 2 through 8 and 10 which are                   
          dependent from                                                              
          claim 1 and contain the same unmet limitation.  Similarly, we               
          will not sustain the Examiner’s rejection of claim 19 which                 
          also requires an opening in the lower conductive plate.                     
          Claims 20 through 22 depend from claim 19, thus we will not                 
          sustain the rejection of these claims.                                      
               In view of the foregoing, the decision of the Examiner                 
          rejecting claims 1 through 8, 10 and 19 through 22 under                    
          35 U.S.C.  103 is reversed; additionally, the decision of the              
          Examiner rejecting claims 14 through 16 under 35 U.S.C.  102               
          is reversed;  however, the decision of the Examiner rejecting               
          claims 12, 13, 17 and 18 under 35 U.S.C.  102 is affirmed.                 









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