Ex parte WEBB - Page 4




                 Appeal No. 1997-1232                                                                                                                   
                 Application No. 08/182,035                                                                                                             


                          recovery of timing information from only the parts of the                                                                     
                 signal so identified.                                                                                                                  
                          The Examiner relies on the following prior art:                                                                               
                 Weber                                        4,520,492                                             May  28,                            
                 1985                                                                                                                                   
                 Carmon                                       5,200,981                                             Apr. 06,                            
                 1993                                                                                                                                   
                                                                       (Effectively filed Aug. 07,                                                      
                 1990)                                                                                                                                  
                          Claims 1, 2, and 23 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                                                                           
                 102(b) as being anticipated by Weber.   Claims 1, 2, and 23        3                                                                   
                 further stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.  102(e) as being                                                                               
                 anticipated by Carmon.4                                                                                                                
                          Rather than reiterate the arguments of Appellant and the                                                                      
                 Examiner, reference is made to the Briefs  and Answers for the            5                                                            
                 respective details thereof.                                                                                                            

                          3As correctly noted by Appellant on page 1 of the Brief,                                                                      
                 the third word “of” in the preamble of claim 1 was                                                                                     
                 inadvertently omitted in the amendment filed January 6, 1995.                                                                          
                          4The 35 U.S.C.  102(e) rejection based on Carmon was set                                                                     
                 forth as a new ground of rejection in the Examiner’s Answer.                                                                           
                          5The Appeal Brief was filed October 3, 1995.  In response                                                                     
                 to the Examiner’s Answer dated February 8, 1996, a Reply Brief                                                                         
                 was filed April 4, 1996.  The Examiner entered the Reply Brief                                                                         
                 and submitted a Supplemental Examiner’s Answer on July 11,                                                                             
                 1996.  A Supplemental Reply Brief filed by Appellant on July                                                                           
                 31, 1996 was acknowledged and entered by the Examiner without                                                                          
                 further comment on October 30, 1996.                                                                                                   
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