Ex parte MARTIN - Page 5

          Appeal No. 1999-1057                                                        
          Application No. 08/848,719                                                  

               We procedurally reverse each of the rejections on appeal               
          for the reasons articulated below.                                          

               Claim 18 is drawn to a method of making a brake disk for               
          a motor vehicle, comprising, inter alia, discrete ribs                      
          unreleasably connecting two individual friction rings (from a               
          material selected from the carbon group) with each other in a               
          form-locking and force-locking manner to form the brake disk                
          with internal ventilation.                                                  

               Claim 19 sets forth a disk for a vehicle disk brake,                   
          comprising, inter alia, generally radially extending ribs for               
          form-lockingly force-lockingly connecting individual carbon                 
          friction rings with each other and configured to form air                   
          ducts for internal ventilation.                                             

               We are unable to comprehend the meaning of the language                
          "in a form-locking and force-locking manner" (claim 18) and                 
          "form-lockingly force-lockingly" (claim 19) in the context in               
          which each recitation is used in the respective claims.  Each               
          of these recitations does not appear in the original                        

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