Ex parte HEIMBURGER et al. - Page 3

              Appeal No. 1997-3501                                                                                       
              Application No. 08/253,232                                                                                 

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                     In reaching our decision in this appeal, we have given careful consideration to the                 
              appellants’ specification and claims, to the applied prior art, and to the respective                      
              positions articulated by the appellants and the examiner on the record before us.   As a                   
              consequence of our review, we make the determinations which follow.                                        

                                               DECISION ON APPEAL                                                        
              Claim Interpretation                                                                                       
                     Our appellate reviewing court stated in Panduit Corp. v. Dennison Mfg. Co.,                         
              810 F.2d 1561, 1567-1568, 1 USPQ2d 1593, 1597 (Fed. Cir.), cert denied, 481 U.S.                           
              1052 (1987):                                                                                               


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