Ex parte IGARASHI et al. - Page 4




          Appeal No. 1998-0884                                       Page 4           
          Application No. 08/084,642                                                  


          Krause et al. (Krause)             5,091,782           Feb. 25,             
          1992.                                                                       

               Claims 2, 8, 32, 43, 56, and 58 stand rejected under 35                
          U.S.C.  102(b) as anticipated by Krause.  Rather than repeat               
          the arguments of the appellants or examiner in toto, we refer               
          the reader to the briefs and answers for the respective                     
          details thereof.                                                            


                                       OPINION                                        
               In reaching our decision in this appeal, we considered                 
          the  subject matter on appeal and the rejection advanced by                 
          the examiner.  Furthermore, we duly considered the arguments                
          and evidence of the appellants and examiner.  After                         
          considering the totality of the record, we are persuaded that               
          the examiner erred in rejecting claims 2, 8, 32, 43, 56, and                
          58.  Accordingly, we reverse.                                               


               We begin by noting the following principles from Rowe v.               
          Dror, 112 F.3d 473, 478, 42 USPQ2d 1550, 1553 (Fed. Cir.                    
          1997).                                                                      









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