Ex parte NEUHAUS - Page 5




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

                    at least one speaker operatively connected to                     
                    said processing means for providing audio                         
                    perception of cooking information accessed by                     
                    said processing means;                                            
                    input means operatively connected to said                         
                    processing means for instructing said                             
                    processing means regarding types of cooking                       
                    information to be accessed; and                                   
                    said at least one memory library comprising                       
                    an audio library memory means connected to                        
                    said processing means, said audio library                         
                    memory means being accessible by said                             
                    processing means to supply cooking                                
                    information in audio form.                                        
                                       Opinion                                        
               We do not sustain the rejection of claims 4-8 as being                 
          indefinite under 35 U.S.C.  112, second paragraph.                         
               We also do not sustain the rejection of claims 4-8 under               
          35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Bado and well known              
          cookbooks.                                                                  
          The rejection of claims 4-8 under                                           
          35 U.S.C.  112, second paragraph                                           
               The test for compliance with 35 U.S.C.  112, second                   
          paragraph, is:                                                              
               [W]hether the claim language, when read by a person of                 
               ordinary skill in the art in light of the                              
               specification, describes the subject matter with                       
               sufficient precision that the bounds of the claimed                    


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