Ex parte DAILY et al. - Page 6

          Appeal No. 1998-0621                                                        
          Application No. 08/323,288                                                  

               We agree with the Examiner that MacKay "clearly shows"                 
          the claimed non-overlapping data windows, and Price’s screen                
          image 33, which is not dependent on screen size 31, reads on                
          the "independent size" recitation.  (Answer-page 8.)                        
               Appellants argue that the references are from non-                     
          analogous arts, and therefore not combinable.  Appellants                   
          contend that Price is designed for use by aircraft pilots, and              
          MacKay is designed for use in coordinating multi-media                      
          systems, such as film editing.  (Brief-page 10.)  We note that              
          Appellants have not alleged an art area for their own                       
               The Examiner responds that the arts are analogous in that              
          both references utilize eye goggle displays (answer-page 10).               
          We agree with the Examiner even more generically, in that both              
          references deal with displaying computer generated                          
          information.  Additionally, we note Appellants’ own                         
          specification states:                                                       

               Numerous computer systems and data display systems                     
               can benefit from the virtual screen of the present                     
               invention.  This includes air traffic control (both                    
               operations and training), heterogeneous database                       
               visualization, multi-media database visualization,                     


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