Ex parte DUKE-MORAN et al. - Page 2




          Appeal No. 97-0628                                                          
          Application 07/992,428                                                      

                         References Relied on by the Examiner                         
          Reed et al.   (Reed)               5,241,671      Aug. 31, 1993             
          Biles                              5,369,763      Nov. 29, 1994             
                                                       (filed May 26, 1992)           
          Kucera et al. (Kucera)             4,868,750      Sep. 19, 1989             
          Chang et al.  (Chang)              5,321,833      June 14, 1994             
                                                  (filed August 29, 1990)             
          Morita                             5,297,042      March 22, 1994            
                                                  (filed October 5, 1990)             
          Miyamoto et al. (Miyamoto)         4,943,933      July 24, 1990             
          Hung et al.    (Hung)              5,325,465      June 29, 1994             
                                                  (filed March 4, 1992)               
                                  The Rejection on Appeal                            
               Claims 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16-20 and 30 stand rejected                
          under 35 U.S.C.  103 as being unpatentable over Reed in view of            
          either Chang or Morita, and Biles and Kucera.                               
               Claims 8, 14 and 15 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103 as            
          being unpatentable over Reed in view of either Chang or Morita,             
          and Biles and Kucera, and further in view of either Miyamoto or             
          Hung.                                                                       
                                    The Invention                                     
               The invention is directed to a method for searching media              
          articles for reviewing the information content thereof and then             
          categorizing the subject matter according to predetermined                  


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