Ex parte SAVAGE et al. - Page 7




          Appeal No. 1997-3089                                       Page 7           
          Application No. 08/577,839                                                  


          teaching of damping vibration from yet another reference, i.e.,             
          choosing bits and pieces from various references, and then                  
          haphazardly throwing together these pieces, using appellants’               
          disclosure as a blueprint, in order to arrive at the instant                
          claimed subject matter.  For these reasons, we find the                     
          examiner’s combination to be untenable even in view of the                  
          great breadth of independent claim 1.                                       
               Similarly, with regard to independent claim 5, the claim               
          calls for a conductive loop through which flux passes and                   
          generating a current in the loop when a first flux occurs so as             
          to generate a second flux which opposes the change in the first             
          flux.  Again, we find no teaching or suggestion in the applied              
          references of these limitations.                                            
               Simpson was applied, in combination with Persson, King and             
          Allegre, with regard to dependent claims 7 and 13 through 15                
          but we find nothing in Simpson which would supply the                       
          deficiencies noted supra regarding independent claims 1 and 5.              
          Accordingly, the rejection of claims 1, 2, 5, 6 through 10, 12,             
          13 and 15 under 35 U.S.C.  103 is reversed.                                
               We reach a different result with regard to independent                 
          claim 3.  In our view, this claim is so broad as to read on                 







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