Ex parte KREMSMAIR et al. - Page 2




          Appeal No. 1999-0721                                                        
          Application No. 08/683,826                                                  


          canceled.                                                                   


          Appellants’ invention is directed to a method of                            
          manufacturing a flat friction ring.  Claim 5 is representative              
          of the subject matter on appeal and a copy of that claim                    
          appears in the Appendix to appellants’ brief.                               

          The prior art references relied upon by the examiner in                     
          rejecting the appealed claims are:                                          
          Taylor                   2,037,440                Apr. 14, 1936             
          Winter                   2,046,988                Jul. 07, 1936             
          Nels                          4,260,047                Apr. 07,             
          1981                                                                        
          Bauer                    4,878,282                Nov. 07, 1989             

          Claims 5 and 6 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103(a) as                   
          being unpatentable over Bauer in view of Taylor or Winter.                  

          Claims 7 and 8 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103(a) as                   
          being unpatentable over Bauer in view of Taylor or Winter as                
          applied above and further in view of Nels.                                  

          Reference is made to the examiner’s answer (Paper No. 14,                   




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