Ex parte BRUCE R. BOWMAN et al. - Page 2

          Appeal No. 96-0935                                                          
          Application 08/157,737                                                      

          and claims 12, 13/12 and 14/13/12 would be allowable if recast in           
          independent form.  As a result, claims 10, 11, 13/10, 13/11,                
          14/13/10 and 14/13/11 are before us on appeal.                              
               The appellants' invention is directed to a method of                   
          monitoring the respiration of a patient.  The subject matter                
          before us on appeal is illustrated by reference to claim 10,                
          which reads as follows:                                                     
               10. A method of monitoring respiration of a patient                    
               a.   monitoring the respiration of a patient;                          
               b.   detecting whenever said respiration being monitored is            
               c.   giving an alarm whenever said respiration of said                 
          patient is irregular;                                                       
               d.   sensing the presence of non-physiologically induced               
          electromagnetic interference; and                                           
               e.   providing a second alarm whenever said sensing step               
          identifies said presence of said non-physiologically induced                
          electromagnetic interference.                                               

                                   THE REFERENCES                                     
               The references relied upon by the examiner to support the              
          final rejection are:                                                        
          Brownlee et al. (Brownlee)    4,091,818           May  30, 1978             
          Howson et al. (Howson)        4,235,242           Nov. 25, 1980             
          Bowman                        4,803,997           Feb. 14, 1989             


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