Ex parte DAWLEY et al. - Page 3




          Appeal No. 1999-0231                                                        
          Application No. 08/472,354                                                  


          examiner in rejecting the appealed claims are:                              
          Fellows        4,030,415                               Jun. 21,             
          1977                                                                        
          Smith          4,056,057                               Nov. 01,             
          1977                                                                        
          Fischer                  4,589,339                     May  20,             
          1986                                                                        
          Tittgemeyer              4,913,048                     Apr. 03,             
          1990                                                                        

          Vrotacoe                 5,245,923                     Sep. 21,             
          1993                                                                        
                                                  (Filed Jul. 07, 1992)               
          Arkell                   1,401,695                     Jul. 30,             
          1975                                                                        
          (British)                                                                   
               The appealed claims stand finally rejected under 35                    
          U.S.C.                                                                      
           103(a) on the following grounds:                                          
          (1) Claims 1 through 3, 5 and 7, unpatentable over Fellows in               
          view of Arkell, Tittgemeyer, Vrotacoe and Fischer; and                      
          (2) Claim 6, unpatentable over Fellows in view of Arkell,                   
          Tittgemeyer, Vrotacoe and Fischer, as applied to claim 5, and               
          further in view of Smith.                                                   
               The full text of the examiner's rejections and response                
          to the arguments presented by the appellants appears in the                 
          answer (Paper No. 25), while the complete statement of the                  

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