Ex parte CAROL E. BASSETT - Page 2

          Appeal No. 95-4957                                                          
          Application 07/950,979                                                      

          This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                      
          from the examiner's rejection of claims 1-6, 8, 10-19, 22, 24,              
          26-29, 34 and 35, which constituted all the claims remaining in             
          the application.  An amendment after final rejection was filed on           
          September 26, 1994 and was entered by the examiner.  This                   
          amendment cancelled claim 26 so that it is not part of this                 
          The claimed invention pertains to an apparatus and method                   
          for retrieving data from a system memory during a burst mode of             
          operation of a microcomputer.                                               
          Representative claim 1 is reproduced as follows:                            
               1.  A microcomputing system comprising:                                
               a host bus;                                                            
               a microprocessor, coupled to the host bus, the                         
          microprocessor having a burst mode in which the microprocessor              
          engages in high speed consecutive data transfers;                           
               a system memory, coupled to the host bus, the system memory            
          being in electrical communication with said microprocessor                  
          through the host bus, the system memory including a plurality of            
          system memory data busses coupled to a plurality of bidirectional           
          latching transceivers, each system memory data bus being directly           
          coupled to the host bus through an associated bidirectional                 
          latching transceiver from the plurality of bidirectional latching           
          transceivers; and                                                           
               system memory controller means, coupled to the host bus and            
          to the system memory, for generating control signals and for                
          generating second addresses corresponding to data storage                   
          locations to be accessed in the system memory during the burst              
          mode after receipt of a first host address from the                         

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