Ex Parte Suzuki et al - Page 3


                Appeal No. 2007-0464                                                                                                   
                Application 09/964,874                                                                                                 

                C. Summary of the Decision                                                                                             
                        Applicant has not shown error in the anticipation rejection of claim 24.  Applicant has                        
                shown error in the obviousness rejection of claims 10-11.  Applicant has shown error in the                            
                obviousness rejection of claims 12-13 and 26-27.  Applicant has not shown error in the                                 
                obviousness rejection of claim 25.                                                                                     
                D Findings of Fact (Referenced as FF.  No.)                                                                           
                        1. The invention is directed to an optical disk drive which records information onto                           
                and reproduces information from an optical disk, and is more particularly directed to how the                          
                disk drive handles the setting of a focus offset, a tracking offset, or a laser output value.                          
                (Specification, Page 1, Lines 5-12).                                                                                   
                        2. In the pertinent art, it was known to set the focus offset, the tracking offset, and                        
                the laser output value, at the time of startup of the optical disk drive.  (Specification, Page 2,                     
                Lines 21-23).                                                                                                          
                        3. It was known to set the focus offset of the disk drive to a value at which an RF                            
                signal is maximized.  (Specification, Page 2, Lines 5-6).                                                              
                        4. It was known to set the tracking offset of the disk drive to a value at which a                             
                tracking error signal obtained in an on-track state comes to the center of a tracking error signal                     
                obtained in an off-track state.  (Specification, Page 2, Lines 6-11).                                                  
                        5. It was known to set the laser output value such that a data error rate would be                             
                minimized.  (Specification, Page 2, Lines 18-19).                                                                      






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