Ex parte HORNE et al. - Page 9

          Appeal No. 97-1784                                                          
          Application 08/011,068                                                      

          gross adjust network 58 which provides the gross adjustments.               
          However, we fail to find any teaching or suggestion of using a              
          propagation through the lock window circuit to measure the amount           
          of needed adjustments of the delay elements to converge on the              
          period of the time signal.  Furthermore, we fail to find that               
          Rubinstein and Collins teach or suggest a digital clock wave-               
          form generator comprising a delay chain, a lock window unit, a              
          control unit and a clock synthesis circuit as recited in claims 8           
          through 11.                                                                 

                    We have not sustained the rejection of claims 1 through           
          20 under 35 U.S.C.  103.  Accordingly, the Examiner's decision             
          is reversed.                                                                

                         JAMES D. THOMAS              )                               
                         Administrative Patent Judge  )                               


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