Ex parte KREMSMAIR et al. - Page 6

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

          various unrelated and disparate teachings of the Bauer and                  
          Taylor or Winter patents in an attempt to arrive at the                     
          claimed subject matter.  In this regard, we consider that the               
          examiner’s proposed modifications of the particular method of               
          forming the flat friction ring structure of Bauer in view of                
          either of the methods disclosed in Taylor or Winter for making              
          a gear or pulley are                                                        
          based on hindsight reconstruction of the claimed subject                    
          matter using appellants’ own teachings and disclosure.  In                  
          addition, we note that the examiner’s proposed modification of              
          Bauer, i.e., by                                                             
          eliminating the connecting rims (8) of Bauer in favor of the                

          strips seen in Taylor or Winter, would destroy the capability               
          of the Bauer reference to form a flat friction ring like that               
          seen in Figure 2 of Bauer where there are continuous oil                    
          grooves (4) that are open at both ends. As for the examiner’s               
          treatment of claim 6 on appeal, we are in agreement with                    
          appellant’s arguments set forth in the paragraph bridging                   
          pages 13-14 of the brief.                                                   


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