Ex parte TAYLOR et al. - Page 2




          Appeal No. 95-4722                                                          
          Application 07/946,226                                                      


          This is a decision on the appeal under 35 U.S.C.  134                      
          from the examiner's rejection of claims 1-24, which constitute              
          all the claims in the application.  An amendment after final                
          rejection was filed on December 21, 1994 and was entered by                 
          the examiner.  This amendment overcame a rejection of the                   
          claims under the second paragraph of 35 U.S.C.  112 [Advisory              
          Action, Paper #15].                                                         
          The claimed invention pertains to a method and                              
          apparatus for producing a depth image of a scene based on a                 
          plurality of two-dimensional views of the scene.                            
          Specifically, the depth image is created by processing the                  
          apparent viewing positions of the various two-dimensional                   
          views in a manner which changes the apparent viewing positions              
          of these views.                                                             
          Representative claim 1 is reproduced as follows:                            
               1.  A method of producing a depth image, comprising                    
          the steps of:                                                               
          (a) capturing views of a scene from various positions using                 
          convergent perspective axis imagers producing apparent viewing              
          positions;                                                                  
          (b) processing the views changing the apparent viewing                      
          positions; and                                                              
          (c) creating the depth image from the views.                                
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