Ex parte NELSON et al. - Page 2




          Appeal No. 1998-2294                                       Page 2           
          Application No. 08/546,298                                                  


               The appellants' invention relates to a removable battery               
          compartment cap having a one piece contact assembly                         
          (specification, p. 1).  A copy of the claims under appeal is                
          set forth in the appendix to the appellants' brief.                         


               The prior art of record relied upon by the examiner in                 
          rejecting the appealed claims is:                                           
          White                    1,215,757                     Feb. 13,             
          1917                                                                        
          Schulte                  1,286,800                     Dec.  3,             
          1918                                                                        
          Edwards et al.                5,108,847                     Apr.            
          28, 1992                                                                    
          (Edwards)                                                                   
          Kelly et al.             5,186,665                     Feb. 16,             
          1993                                                                        
          (Kelly)                                                                     

               The examiner also relied upon the appellants' admission                
          of prior art set forth on pages 1-4 of the specification and                
          shown in Figures 1A-1C of the drawings (Admitted Prior Art).                


               Claims 1-6, 10-15 and 19-22 stand rejected under 35                    
          U.S.C.                                                                      
           103 as being unpatentable over the Admitted Prior Art in                  
          view of Schulte, White, Edwards and Kelly.                                  







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