Ex parte LUCEY - Page 7

          Appeal No. 1998-0912                                                        
          Application 08/413,521                                                      

               me[m]brane can be placed anywhere in the tank wall.                    
                    This means that when liquid is used in Bolton, port               
          13 must be kept above the liquid, thus severely limiting                    
          container orientation.  Nor can port 13 be eliminated.  Column              
          3, lines 20-32 indicate that sealing port 13 would weaken the               
          tensile strength of the kraft paper from 90% of its initial                 
          strength to 70%.                                                            
                    Furthermore, if Bolton’s air space were used in                   
          Chardine, Chardine’s purpose would be destroyed.  Chardine                  
          totally fills its container with liquid to make the circuit                 
          “capable of resisting significant [external] pressures”                     
          (translation-page 2).  An air space would detract from this                 
          pressure capability.  Moreover, Chardine provides for liquid                
          thermal expansion via elastic deformation of the container.                 
          Note page 5 of the translation wherein it states, “a variation              
          if the volume of the fluorocarbon due to a later temperature                
          variation will be absorbed by an elastic deformation of the                 
          hood.”  Thus Chardine already provides for thermal expansion                
          of the liquid.                                                              


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