Ex parte NEUHAUS - Page 3




          Appeal No. 95-3411                                                          
          Application 08/040,960                                                      

                              The Rejections on Appeal                                
               Claims 1-8 stand finally rejected under 35 U.S.C.  112,               
          second paragraph as being indefinite for failing to point out and           
          distinctly claim that subject matter which the appellant regards            
          as his invention.                                                           
               Claims 1-8 stand finally rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as             
          being unpatentable over Bado and well known cook books.                     
               However, only the rejection of claims 4-8 has been appealed            
          (Br. at 2).  Accordingly, only the rejection of claims 4-8 is               
          before us in this appeal.                                                   
                                    The Invention                                     
               The invention is directed to a hierarchical, computerized              
          cooking instruction system whereby a user may branch through                
          multiple paths to access cultural information, menu category,               
          ingredients and cooking methods entailed and involved in the                
          preparation of a variety of dishes to be prepared.  In one aspect           
          of the claimed invention (claim 4), a video memory means is used            
          which supplies cooking information in animated form.  In another            
          aspect of the invention, an audio memory means is used which                
          supplies cooking information in audio form (claim 7).                       
               Representative claims 4 and 7, the only independent claims             
          on appeal, are reproduced below:                                            


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