Ex parte TAGUCHI et al. - Page 4

          Appeal No. 1998-0907                                                        
          Application 08/121,365                                                      

          discloses, expressly or under principles of inherency, each                 
          and every element of a claimed invention."  RCA Corp. v.                    
          Applied Digital Data Systems, Inc., 730 F.2d 1440, 1444, 221                
          USPQ 385, 388 (Fed. Cir. 1984), cert. dismissed, 468 U.S. 1228              
          (1984), citing Kalman v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 713 F.2d 760,                
          772, 218 USPQ 781, 789 (Fed. Cir. 1983).                                    
               Appellants argue (brief-pages 3 and 4) that Ragland                    
          teaches all supporting members as being parallel to the frame,              
          as opposed to that recited in claim 7 wherein:                              
               at least two opposed ones of said supporting members                   
               extending away from said frame in a direction                          
               perpendicular to the plane of said face plate                          

               The Examiner responds:                                                 
                    Further, it is noted that it is clear from Fig.                   
               3 that the support members include portions (see for                   
               example portions 62 and 64 in Fig. 3) that extend                      
               away from the frame in a direction perpendicular to                    
               the plane of the face plate. [Answer-page 4.]                          
               As pointed out by our reviewing court, we must first                   
          determine the scope of the claim.  "[T]he name of the game is               
          the claim."  In re Hiniker Co., 150 F.3d 1362, 1369, 47 USPQ2d              
          1523,1529 (Fed. Cir. 1998).  It is clear from Ragland’s Figure              

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