Ex parte HUSTON et al. - Page 6




          Appeal No. 1999-0172                                                        
          Application 08/334,733                                                      


               Claims 1 through 3 and 5 through 7 stand rejected under                
          35 U.S.C.  103(a) as being unpatentable over Rudnicki in view              
          of Mansell or Bickley.                                                      


               Claims 1 through 3 and 5 through 7 stand rejected under                
          35 U.S.C.  103(a) as being unpatentable over Burns in view of              
          Mansell or Bickley.                                                         


               Claims 1 through 3 and 5 through 9 stand rejected under                
          35 U.S.C.  103(a) as being unpatentable over Welles in view                
          of Mansell or Bickley.                                                      


               Claims 1 through 3, 5 through 7, 10 and 27 through 31                  
          stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103(a) as being unpatentable               
          over Alesio in view of Mansell or Bickley.                                  


               Attention is directed to the appellants’ main and reply                
          briefs (Paper Nos. 16 and 21) and to the examiner’s substitute              
          answer (Paper No. 20) for the respective positions of the                   




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