Ex parte O'GROSKE et al. - Page 2

          Appeal No. 1998-2368                                       Page 2           
          Application No. 08/443,217                                                  

          a coaxial cable, includes an insulated conductor surrounded by              
          an electromagnetic shield formed using a foil wrapper and                   
          braided wire.  Unfortunately, such a conventional cable                     
          affords incomplete shielding.  Furthermore, bending or other                
          moving spreads the wire braid and foil wrapper, thereby                     
          degrading the integrity of the shielding.                                   

               The appellants' shielded cable includes insulated                      
          conductors; a flexible, seamless covering surrounding the                   
          conductors; and an outermost jacket surrounding the covering.               
          In turn, the flexible, seamless covering comprises a                        
          conductive layer bonded to an insulating layer, where the                   
          conductive layer forms a seamless, electromagnetic shield.                  
          Because the conductive layer is seamless and has a thickness                
          much less than the thickness of the insulating layer, the                   
          inventive shielded cable purportedly provides enhanced                      
          shielding while remaining flexible.                                         
               Claim 1, which is representative for our purposes,                     
               1.   A flexible shielded bulk cable, comprising:                       

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