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Appeal No. 1996-1427
adjusting the slip frequency as a function of the comparison output to progressively increase the
slip frequency as the electromotive force of the motor approaches the power supply voltage.
The following references are relied on by the examiner:
Cornell 4,041,361 Aug. 9, 1977
Danz et al. (Danz) 4,543,520 Sep. 24, 1985
Muscovac et al. (Muscovac) 4,727,305 Feb. 23, 1988
Claims 1 to 7 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C. § 103. As evidence of obviousness, the
examiner relies upon Cornell or Muscovac in view of Danz.
Rather than repeat the positions of appellant and the examiner, reference is made to the Brief
and the Answer for the respective details thereof.2
In reaching our conclusion on the issues raised in this appeal, we have carefully considered
appellant’s specification and claims, the applied references, and the respective viewpoints of appellant
and the examiner. As a consequence of our review, we are in general agreement with appellant (Brief,
pages 5 to 8) that the claims on appeal would not have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art at
the time the invention was made in light of the collective teachings of the applied references. We find
2We note that the after final remarks submitted December 12, 1994, have been considered by the examiner
as indicated in the Advisory Action. We also note that the supplemental Reply Brief which provided the "Real Party
In Interest" and "Related Appeals and Interferences" information, was received September 22, 1997.
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