Ex parte PLOMER - Page 3




          Appeal No. 1998-2275                                       Page 3           
          Application No. 08/428,253                                                  


                                     BACKGROUND                                       
               The appellant's invention relates to a method and system               
          for coating a traveling material web (specification, p. 1).  A              
          copy of the claims under appeal is set forth 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:                              
          Hartog et al.                 4,448,818                May  15,             
          1984                                                                        
          (Hartog)                                                                    
          Elvidge et al.                     5,376,177                Dec.            
          27, 1994                                                                    
          (Elvidge)                                                                   
          Korhonen                      5,397,601                Mar. 14,             
          1995                                                                        
          Alheid et al.            GB 2, 103,115            Feb. 16, 1983             
          (Alheid)                                                                    



               Claims 14-18, 24 and 26 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                 
           102(b) as being anticipated by Hartog.                                    


               Claim 25 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being                
          unpatentable over Hartog.                                                   








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