Ex Parte FORBES et al - Page 12




          Appeal No. 1999-2775                                                        
          Application No. 08/549,847                                                  


          In summary: the decision of the examiner to reject claims 13                
          and 15 through 17 under 35 U.S.C.  103 based on the collective             
          teachings of Lubbering '242 and Peter or the Vortec Catalog is              
          affirmed, while the examiner's decision to reject claims 1, 2,              
          5 through 7 and 14 on the same statutory basis is reversed.                 
          Accordingly, the decision of the examiner is affirmed-in-part.              


          No period for taking any subsequent action in connection                    
          with this appeal may be extended under 37 CFR  1.136(a).                   


                                  AFFIRMED-IN-PART                                    






                         NEAL E. ABRAMS                )                              
                         Administrative Patent Judge )                                
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                                                       )) BOARD OF PATENT             
                         CHARLES E. FRANKFORT          )     APPEALS                  
                         Administrative Patent Judge )       AND                      
                                                       )  INTERFERENCES               
                                                       )                              
                                                       )                              
                         JOHN F. GONZALES              )                              
                         Administrative Patent Judge )                                



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