Ex parte MATSUSHITA - Page 3




          Appeal No. 96-1463                                                          
          Application 08/048,181                                                      


          as to interlock with the deformation of said polygon, which is              
          displayed on said simple images, and                                        
               vi) a rotation means for rotating the polygons, which are              
          displayed on said other simple images.                                      
               The references relied on by the examiner are:                          
          Hernandez et al. (Hernandez)   4,686,522           Aug. 11,                 
          1987                                                                        
          Iwasaki et al. (Iwasaki)       4,992,781           Feb. 12,                 
          1991                                                                        
          Chiu et al. (Chiu)             5,019,976           May  28,                 
          1991                                                                        
               Claims 1 through 5 and 9 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                
           103 as being unpatentable over Iwasaki in view of                         
          Hernandez.                                                                  
               Claims 6 through 8 and 10 through 12 stand rejected under              
          35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Iwasaki in view                  
          of Hernandez and Chiu.                                                      
               Reference is made to the briefs and the answer for the                 
          respective positions of the appellant and the examiner.                     
                                       OPINION                                        
               We have carefully considered the entire record before us,              
          and we will reverse the obviousness rejection.                              
               It is the examiner's position that Iwasaki discloses                   
          everything set forth in claims 1 through 5 and 9, except for                

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