Ex parte CAMERON et al. - Page 2

          Appeal No. 1998-1970                                                        
          Application No. 08/587,134                                                  

          with a manual pump providing flush water to the toilet.  Of                 
          importance to appellants is the fact that the manual pump has               
          a piston that is in a clearance relation with the cylinder,                 
          thereby reducing the force required for operating the pump.  A              
          copy of appealed claims 13 and 14, as they appear in the                    
          Appendix of appellants’ brief, is attached to this decision.                
               The sole prior art reference of record relied upon by the              
          examiner in rejecting claims 13 and 14 is:                                  
          Tarnawski                    971,803                 Oct. 4,                
          1910      Claims 13 and 14 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                   
          102(b) as being anticipated by Tarnawski.                                   
               Rather than reiterate the examiner’s explanation of the                
          above-noted rejection and the conflicting viewpoints advanced               
          by the examiner and appellants regarding the rejection, we                  
          make reference to the examiner’s answer (Paper No. 18, mailed               
          November 12, 1997) for the reasoning in support of the                      
          rejection, and to appellants’ brief (Paper No. 17, filed                    
          September 29, 1997) and reply brief (Paper No. 19, filed                    
          January 15, 1998) for the arguments thereagainst.                           
               In reaching our decision in this appeal, we have given                 

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