Ex parte SHINOHARA - Page 4




          Appeal No. 1998-1097                                                        
          Application No. 08/557,484                                                  

          evidence of anticipation relied upon by the Examiner as                     
          support for the rejections.  We have, likewise, reviewed and                
          taken into consideration, in reaching our decision,                         
          Appellant’s arguments set forth in the Brief along with the                 
          Examiner’s rationale in support of the rejection and arguments              
          in rebuttal set forth in the Examiner’s Answer.  Only those                 
          arguments actually made by Appellant in the Brief have been                 
          considered in this decision.  Arguments which Appellant could               
          have made but chose not to make in the Brief have not been                  
          considered [see 37 CFR  1.192(a)].                                         
               It is our view, after consideration of the record before               
          us, that the disclosure of Senuma fully meets the invention as              
          recited in claim 1, but does not meet the invention as set                  
          forth in claims 2, 4, 7, and 8.  We are also of the view that               
          Miwa does not fully meet the invention as recited in claims 2-              
          8.  Lastly, it is our opinion that Ito fully meets the                      
          invention as recited in claims 9 and 10, but does not meet the              
          invention as set forth in claims 11 and 12.  Accordingly, we                
          affirm-in-part.                                                             
               We first consider the rejection of claims 1, 2, 4, 7, and              
          8 under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as being anticipated by Senuma.                  

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