Ex parte CAROL E. BASSETT - Page 8

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

          record in this case but appears to be an erroneous finding as               
          well.  The only plural data busses in Kronstadt are those busses            
          between the memory banks 16 and the d-cache 24.  These busses,              
          however, would not be considered system data busses as used in              
          the claim because they are internal to the external memory.                 
          Additionally, whether the single data bus of Kronstadt functions            
          equivalently to the claimed plurality of system data busses is              
          not a valid basis per se to assert obviousness.  Thus, the                  
          examiner’s finding that Kronstadt teaches the claimed plurality             
          of system memory data busses is not supported by the record in              
          this case.                                                                  

          Appellants also argue that Kronstadt does not teach the                     
          claimed plurality of bidirectional latching transceivers as                 
          recited in claim 1.  According to appellants, Kronstadt teaches             
          only a single latch [26] as shown in FIG. 4.  The examiner argues           
          that the latch of Kronstadt is “equivalent to the connectivity of           
          element 32 [sic] of Figure 3 of the present invention”                      
          [supplemental answer, page 10].  The examiner also asserts that             
          individually associated latches would be inherently present in              
          Kronstadt.  We agree with appellants for basically the same                 


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