Ex parte AVITALL - Page 2




          Appeal No. 1998-1045                                                        
          Application 08/482,674                                                      


               We REVERSE.                                                            


               The subject matter on appeal is directed to a catheter                 
          tip control system.  Claim 38, the only independent claim, is               
          illustrative of the subject matter on appeal and is reproduced              
          in the “Appendix” attached to the brief.                                    
               The prior art references of record relied upon by the                  
          examiner in rejecting the appealed claims are:                              
          Narula         4,882,777                               Nov. 21,             
          1989                                                                        
          Jackowski                4,920,980                     May   1,             
          1990                                                                        
          Takahashi                     5,014,685                     May             
          14, 1991                                                                    
          Gould et al. (Gould)     5,055,109                     Oct.  8,             
          1991                                                                        
                   Claims 38, 39 and 44 through 46 stand rejected under              
          35 U.S.C.  103(a) as being unpatentable over Gould in view of              
          Jackowski.                                                                  
               Claim 40 stands rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103(a) as                   
          being unpatentable over Gould in view of Jackowski, as applied              
          above to claim 38, and further in view of Narula.                           
               Claims 41 through 43 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                   
          103(a) as being unpatentable over Gould in view of Jackowski,               

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