Ex parte KAWANA et al. - Page 4




                 Appeal No. 1998-2493                                                                                                              
                 Application No. 08/658,120                                                                                                        


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                         The examiner relies on the following reference:                                                                           
                         Hamachi et al. [Hamachi]                    4,974,102                 Nov. 27, 1990                                       
                         Additionally, the examiner relies on appellants’ admitted prior art [APA] as                                              
                         presented at page 1, line 6 through page 6, line 2 of the specification and in                                            
                         Figures 1A, 1B, 1C and 2.                                                                                                 
                         Claim 1 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as unpatentable over APA in view                                            
                 of Hamachi.                                                                                                                       
                         Reference is made to the briefs and answer for the respective positions of                                                


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