Ex parte ANDERSON - Page 6

          Appeal No. 96-2372                                                          
          Application 08/278,676                                                      

          therein any teaching or suggestion of a "means for displaying the           
          options on the viewscreen in a non-closed, curved band" as set              
          forth in independent claim 1 on appeal and as set forth, in                 
          somewhat different language, in independent claim 22 on appeal.             
          In each instance in Callahan (e.g., Figures 2, 4, 5 and 7), the             
          menu items (options) seen in the menu displayed on the viewscreen           
          are distributed so as to occupy the entire 360E of the pie menu             
          and to establish wedge-shaped or sector-shaped activation regions           
          like that shown, for example, in Figure 5.  There is simply no              

          disclosure or teaching in Callahan of the particular type of non-           
          closed, curved band menu display formats disclosed and claimed by           
          appellants in the present application.  As for the arbitrarily              
          shaped windows seen in Figure 16 of the Callahan article, we note           
          the total lack of any description of such menu displays and again           
          note our failure to find anything therein which teaches or                  
          suggests "means for displaying" non-closed, curved band menu                
          formats like those required in appellants' claims on appeal.                

                    Further, like appellants, we observe that Callahan                
          fails to teach or suggest "corresponding areas," as set forth               


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