Ex parte KLAS et al. - Page 4

          Appeal No. 1998-0512                                                        
          Application No. 08/477,238                                                  

               Claim 11 recites "reversing positions of portions of said              
          second and third paths."  None of the drawings of Brownell                  
          show reversing the locations of the second and third                        
          conductive paths.  Brownell discloses in Figure 12 four                     
          primary and four secondary terminals connected by conductive                
          paths wherein the positions of the first and fourth conductive              
          paths are reversed between the two sets of terminals to couple              
          the second and fourth and the first and third conductive                    
          paths.  However, the second and third conductive paths remain               
          in the same positions.                                                      
               Claim 11 further recites spacing sections of the first                 
          and third paths and also the second and fourth paths "with                  
          solid dielectric material to form a ... capacitive coupling                 
          therebetween."  Although the conductive paths of Brownell                   
          inherently are capacitively coupled, all of the conductive                  
          paths are on the same side of the substrate.  In other words,               
          Brownell does not disclose placing the conductive paths on                  
          both sides of a dielectric substrate (as implied by "spaced                 
          with solid dielectric material") to capacitively couple them                
          through the substrate.                                                      


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