Ex parte ARCHIBALD et al. - Page 2

                     Appeal No. 1998-1289                                                                                                                                              
                     Application 07/906,492                                                                                                                                            

                          of the claims pending in the application.   We affirm-in-                                1                                                                   

                                                                             THE INVENTION                                                                                             

                                     The invention relates to “a method for producing a                                                                                                
                          full face wheel wherein a dual rim preform is produced by                                                                                                    
                          known rim rolling techniques and the rolled preform is                                                                                                       
                          split to produce two rims for use in producing wheels”                                                                                                       
                          (specification, page 4).  Claims 24 and 31 are                                                                                                               
                          illustrative and read as follows:2                                                                                                                           

                                     24.  A method of producing a wheel for mounting a                                                                                                 
                          tire having two sealing beads, said method comprising the                                                                                                    
                          steps of:                                                                                                                                                    
                                     (1) forming a double rim member having a sealing                                                                                                  
                          bead seat at both axial ends and a double well portion at                                                                                                    
                          a center position;                                                                                                                                           

                                1 Claims 34 and 35 have been amended subsequent to final                                                                                               
                                2 The record (see, for example, Paper No. 5) indicates                                                                                                 
                     that claims 24 and 25 were added to the instant application to                                                                                                    
                     provoke an interference with U.S. Patent No. 5,027,508 to                                                                                                         
                     Cissell II.                                                                                                                                                       


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