Ex parte GILLIG et al. - Page 3




                 Appeal No. 1998-1491                                                                                     Page 3                        
                 Application No. 08/654,502                                                                                                             


                          Martiny et al.                                        4,131,851                           Dec.                                
                          26, 1978                                                                                                                      
                          (Martiny)                                                                                                                     
                          Dinkins                                      4,659,878                  Apr. 21, 1987                                         
                          Bhagat et al.                                4,747,122                           May  24, 1988                                
                          (Bhagat)                                                                                                                      
                          Kinoshita                                             4,790,000                           Dec.                                
                          6, 1988                                                                                                                       
                                                                                (filed Dec. 10, 1986)                                                   
                          Sasaki et al.                                5,040,204                           Aug. 13,                                     
                          1991                                                                                                                          
                                                                                (filed Oct.  2, 1987)                                                   
                          Nonami                                       5,054,052                           Oct.  1,                                     
                          1991                                                                                                                          
                                                                                (filed July  6, 1989)                                                   
                          Hofmann      11German Offenlengungsschrift DE 3444989                                                                         
                          A1                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                  June 12, 1986.                                        


                          Claims 30-57 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as                                                                          
                 obvious over Dinkins in view of Martiny, Bhagat, Sasaki, or                                                                            
                 Nonami.  Claims 30-57 also stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                                                                             
                 103 as obvious over Kinoshita in view of Martiny, Bhagat,                                                                              
                 Sasaki, or Nonami.  Claims 30-57 further stand rejected under                                                                          

                          1A copy of the translation prepared by the U.S. Patent                                                                        
                 and Trademark Office is attached.  We will refer to the                                                                                
                 translation by page number in this opinion.                                                                                            







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