Ex parte TAHARA - Page 5

          Appeal No. 96-0553                                                          
          Application 08/020,993                                                      

          Macro blocks.  Although it is true as argued that the Bcont                 
          represents the amount of the code remained in the code memory               
          74 of Figure 1, which relates to a memory store for a frame of              
          information to be transmitted out on terminal 89, the quanti-               
          ation is performed by using a predetermined step size with                  
          respect to a first to an (n-1)th Macro block.  The entire                   
          transmission frame 87 is outputted through this code memory                 
          portion 74.  This represents the transmission frame of                      
          information or the claimed preceding frame.  The above noted                
          portions also indicate that the value of n is chosen to be 12.              
               Although the examiner appears to rely upon portions of                 
          columns 19 and 20 as the primary basis for the examiner’s                   
          statement of the rejection, this portion of the reference                   
          relates to the second embodiment described in Figure 4.  How-               
          ever, corresponding locations are present with respect to the               
          first embodiment in Figure 3 in earlier portions beginning at               
          column 14.  It is further noted that each of the respective four            
          embodiments in corresponding Figures 3 through 6 essentially                
          repeat everything that has been previously recited with respect             
          to any earlier embodiment with variations in accordance with the            
          variations in the respective figures.                                       


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