Ex parte MOTTI et al. - Page 5

                 Appeal No. 1997-1479                                                                                                                   
                 Application No. 08/418,579                                                                                                             

                 August 8, 1996, the undated declaration of Susan Coffland                                                                              
                 filed August 16, 1996, and the respective viewpoints of                                                                                
                 appellants and the examiner.  As a consequence of our review,                                                                          
                 we make the determination which follows.                                                                                               

                          We reverse the examiner’s rejection of appellants’                                                                            

                          Independent claim 15 addresses an automatic defibrillator                                                                     
                 simulator and claim 16 sets forth a method for enabling an                                                                             
                 instructor to train a subject in learning steps and conditions                                                                         
                 of a defibrillation procedure comprising the step of providing                                                                         
                 an automatic defibrillator simulator.  In each of claims 15                                                                            
                 and 16, it is required that the simulator eliminate any danger                                                                         
                 of electrical shock to the subject being trained otherwise                                                                             
                 incidental to a working automatic defibrillator.2                                                                                      

                          2As best as we can discern from the underlying                                                                                
                 disclosure, an automatic defibrillator simulator is configured                                                                         
                 such that it can not effect pulses of energy at electrode                                                                              

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