Ex parte PETTAZZI et al. - Page 6

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

          means for sampling is concurrently sampling a previously                    
          transferred portion...”  (Emphasis added.)  The cited passage               
          of Matsumoto recites nothing about sampling or transferring,                
          not to mention concurrently.                                                
                    Likewise, we find nothing regarding the claimed                   
          “concurrently spatially transforming each said sampled                      
          portion...” (emphasis added) in the cited column 10, lines 14-              
          25 of Matsumoto.  This portion of Matsumoto relates to                      
          generating addresses so that data can be either read from or                
          written to a memory.                                                        

                    The Examiner responds that sampling is implied by                 
          the cited portion of Matsumoto, and that spatially                          
          transforming is met by Matsumoto’s address generating scheme                
          when considering a conventional 90-degree rotation.  (Answer-               
          page 4.)                                                                    
                    We see no implied sampling.  We do agree with the                 
          Examiner that a 90-degree rotation would be a spatial                       
          transformation, but we see no mention of such in the cited                  
          portion of Matsumoto.                                                       


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