Ex parte TAHARA - Page 8

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

          essentially what corresponds to the setting operation of the                
          above quoted portion of claim 1 to set the effective width of the           
          quantization portion 115 in Figure 3.                                       
               As noted earlier, we do not agree with the examiner’s                  
          reasoning beginning at page 3 of the answer relating to the                 
          quantization class information as corresponding to the key                  
          information of the first clause reproduced of claim 7 above.                
          Notwithstanding this, the other positions advocated by the                  
          examiner in the statement of the rejection relied upon in the               
          final rejection and the other reasoning in the responsive                   
          arguments portion of the answer appear to be pertinent to meet              
          the issues raised by appellant in the brief.                                
               Appellant appears to admit in the first sentence at the                
          top of page 8 of the brief that there is interframe coded data              
          present in a correlation sense between blocks in two successive             
          frames.  The position that “the amount of code in code memory 74            
          in Tanaka merely represents that code that has not yet been                 
          transmitted at a particular transmission rate at the time a block           
          of video data is to be quantized, which primarily depends on the            
          amount of code of one or more previous blocks of video data that            
          have already been quantized” at the top of page 8 of the brief is           
          misplaced.  If this is so, it is also clear that because the                


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