Ex parte BERENDS et al. - Page 7




          Appeal No. 1999-0195                                                        
          Application 08/507,424                                                      


          claimed wheel block movement.                                               
               We therefore will not sustain the standing rejection of                
          claim 14, or claims 15 and 16 that depend therefrom.                        
                    New rejections pursuant to 37 CFR  1.196(b)                      
               Pursuant to our authority under 37 CFR  1.196(b), we                  
          enter the following new rejections.                                         
               Claim 1 is rejected under 35 U.S.C.  102(b) as being                  
          anticipated by Cone.  Using claim 1 as a guide, Cone discloses              
          a wheel blocking device comprising an elongated guide means 23              
          arranged upon a ground surface A, and a wheel block carrier 59              
          guided slidably in a lengthwise direction of the guide means                
          (column 6, lines 19-23).  The wheel block carrier includes                  
          wheel blocks 27, 29 guided for movement by linkage 73-81                    
          transverse (i.e., crosswise) to the lengthwise direction.                   
          Cone further discloses control and drive means (hydraulic                   
          cylinder 33 and the hydraulic control circuit of Figure 4) for              
          moving wheel block carrier 59 relative to guide means 23                    
          (column 7, lines 40-47) and for moving wheel blocks 27, 29                  
          relative to wheel block carrier 59 (column 7, lines 33-40).                 
          Since each and every element of the claim finds response in                 


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