Ex parte REINER et al. - Page 2




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                   Appeal No. 1998-1373                                                                                                                             
                   Application No. 08/377,473                                                                                                                       


                                                                      BACKGROUND                                                                                    
                            The appellants’ invention relates to an apparatus for filtering the particulate material                                                
                   from bags that have been charged for further material handling.  An understanding of the                                                         
                   invention can be derived from a reading of exemplary claim 1, which appears in the                                                               
                   appendix to the appellant's Brief.                                                                                                               
                            The prior art references of record relied upon by the examiner in rejecting the                                                         
                   appealed claims are:                                                                                                                             
                   Heyl                                            4,889,452                                       Dec. 26, 1989                                    
                   Clark                                           5,141,706                                       Aug. 25, 1992                                    
                   Jelich et al. (Jelich)                          5,348,572                                       Sep. 20, 1994                                    
                   Hough                                           5,397,371                                       Mar. 14, 1995                                    
                                                                                               (filed Dec. 16, 1993)                                               

                            Claims 1-3, 7-13, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26 and 27 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103                                                        
                   as being unpatentable over Heyl in view of Clark.                                                                                                
                            Claims 4-6 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Heyl                                                         
                   in view of Clark and Jelich.                                                                                                                     
                            Claims 22 and 25 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable                                                             
                   over Heyl in view of Clark and Hough.1                                                                                                           



                            1A rejection of claim 5 under 35 U.S.C.  112, first paragraph, was withdrawn by the                                                    
                   examiner in the Answer.                                                                                                                          







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