Ex parte TAHARA - Page 11

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

          of prior Figure 1, it must be on a corresponding block-by-block             
          basis with respect to the frame being transmitted to the current            
          frame being processed in the circuit in Figure 6.  If this were             
          not so, corresponding color problems would have been clearly                
          evident to the viewer, a highly undesirable interpretation.                 
               Since claim 18 corresponds in an apparatus format to method            
          claim 7, claim 18 also falls with our understanding of claim 7.             
          Similarly, since no arguments have been presented with respect to           
          dependent claims 16, 17, 27 and 28, they also fall with their               
          respect parent claims 7 and 18.                                             
               We reverse the rejection of all remaining claims as                    
          indicated earlier.  We generally agree with appellant’s arguments           
          in the brief and reply brief as they apply to the specific                  
          recitation that the broad correlation of representative indepen-            
          dent claim 7 is specifically recited in representative dependent            
          claim 8 as being determined from a difference of powers between             
          the corresponding blocks of the current and preceding frame.                
          There is simply no such determination in any of the four embodi-            
          ments in Tanaka from what we can discern.  The noted portions               
          the examiner relies upon clearly do not teach this as appellant             
          points out.  As we noted earlier, the variance of each of the               


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