Ex parte PETTAZZI et al. - Page 3




          Appeal No. 1998-0882                                                        
          Application 08/598,416                                                      


                    c)   means, within said single image processor, for               
          concurrently spatially transforming each said sampled portion               
          of said image pixel data in sequence while said means for                   
          sampling is sampling a subsequent portion of image pixel data;              
          and                                                                         
                    d)   second means, within said single image                       
          processor, for transferring each said spatially transformed                 
          portion of said image pixel data to a pixel display memory for              
          display.                                                                    
                    The Examiner relies on the following reference:                   
          Matsumoto                5,404,445                Apr. 4, 1995              
                                        (filed Oct. 31, 1991)                         
                    Claims 1, 4 through 7 and 10 through 12 stand                     
          rejected under 35 U.S.C.  103(a) as being unpatentable over                
          Matsumoto.                                                                  
                    Rather than reiterate the arguments of Appellants                 
          and the Examiner, reference is made to the brief and answer                 
          for the respective details thereof.                                         
                                       OPINION                                        
                    After a careful review of the evidence before us, we              
          will not sustain the rejection of claims 1, 4 through 7 and 10              
          through 12 under 35 U.S.C.  103.                                           
                    The Examiner has failed to set forth a prima facie                
          case.  It is the burden of the Examiner to establish why one                


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