Ex parte BROWN - Page 4




          Appeal No. 95-1955                                                          
          Application 08/109,982                                                      

               Note also that claim 12's steps (g) and (h) appear to be               
          duplicative to each other.  The appellant or the examiner may               
          want to take up this matter upon return of the application to the           
          examining group upon termination of this appeal.                            
                                       Opinion                                        
               The appellant's reply brief (Paper No. 37) was not entered             
          by the examiner (See Paper No. 38).  Therefore, it is not a part            
          of the record in this appeal and has not been considered.                   
          The rejection under                                                         
          35 U.S.C.  112, first paragraph                                            
               We do not sustain the rejection of claims 10-12 under                  
          35 U.S.C.  112, first paragraph, as being without adequate                 
          written description support in the specification.                           
               Claim 10 recites the step of "calculating and storing an               
          associated CRC for only those data stores having said respective            
          first data in a first state in each of said buffers of said                 
          respective non-volatile memories wherein said CRC has a first               
          state representing a good data store buffer and a second state              
          representing a bad data store buffer."  Essentially the same                
          feature is recited in claims 11 and 12 as well.  The acronym                
          "CRC" is defined on page 8 of the specification and it means                
          "cyclic redundancy code."                                                   
               According to the claimed invention, the CRC is not                     

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