Ex parte SHIOIRI - Page 5

          Appeal No. 1998-0745                                                        
          Application 08/216,842                                                      

          would have been obvious over Verdooner.  Verdooner moves images             
          relative to each other utilizing correlated landmarks or reference          
          points on the images in order to ensure that corresponding                  
          features were being compared in the images, but there is no                 
          evidence that the specific processing (image movement for                   
          alignment of images) claimed by appellant utilizing a correlation           
          table was known in the prior art.                                           
          Whereas we will not sustain the rejection of claim 8, the                   
          sole independent claim, as obvious over Verdooner, we will not              
          sustain the rejection of dependent claims 9, 10 and 12 as obvious           
          over Verdooner                                                              

          or the rejection of claims 13 and 14 as obvious over Verdooner in           
          view of Mayer.                                                              


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