Ex parte JUNGMANN et al. - Page 8

          Appeal No. 1998-1642                                       Page 8           
          Application No. 08/541,894                                                  

          222 and 224 are cammed inwardly with respect to slot 202 so                 
          that the members 218, 222 and 224 enter respective recesses of              
          the blade and hold the same against movement out of the slot.               
          (Col. 8, lines 19 to 22).  However, Hoffman does not disclose               
          that a force is exerted by the balls on the blade which causes              
          the blade to move toward any of the balls.  As such, it is our              
          view that the blade is not pulled tight against the first                   
          member 218 or 220 and 222 as recited in claim 41.                           
               In addition, as depicted in 7a and 7b, Hoffman discloses               
          that the blade is held at hole 192 by pin 178 and that ball                 
          188 frictionally engages the blade.  While the ball 158 and                 
          pin 178 may cause the blade to move toward the ball 158 or pin              
          178, the examiner has not established that this is necessarily              
          the outcome of the actions of ball 158 and pin 178.                         
               In view of the foregoing, we will not sustain the                      
          examiner’s rejection of claim 41.                                           

               In summary, the examiner’s rejection as it is directed to              
          claims 24 through 28, 30, 32, 35 and 41 is not sustained.  The              


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