Ex parte MATSUSHITA - Page 6

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

          operates in accordance with the requirements of claims 1 and                
          9.  This deficiency in the teachings of Iwasaki is in addition              
          to the deficiencies noted supra by the examiner.  We also note              
          that Iwasaki lacks a polygon deformation means as required by               
          both claim 1 and claim 9.                                                   
               For teachings lacking in Iwasaki, the examiner turned to               
          Hernandez for teachings of polygon shifting, polygon                        
          deformation, and polygon rotation (Answer, pages 3 and 4).                  
          Hernandez discloses a method of editing graphic objects in an               
          interactive draw graphic system.  As illustrated in Figure 2                
          of this reference, polygonally shaped graphic objects 21                    
          through 23 are displayed on screen 20 of display 10.  In an                 
          edit operation, the rectangular polygon 23 is moved from the                
          bottom of the screen to the top of the screen (Figures 3                    
          through 6).  When the object editing mode is entered, the                   
          printing cursor 25 (Figure 3) appears on the screen, and an                 
          edit menu 27 (Figure 4) is brought up adjacent the cursor.                  
          The edit action MOVE is selected, and the cursor is thereafter              
          positioned adjacent the rectangular polygon 23 (Figure 5).                  
          The rectangular polygon is then carried from the lower portion              


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