Apple Computer Inc. v. Burst.com, Inc.

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Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Apple Computer Inc. v. Burst.com, Inc. Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 1 of 30 Doc. 76 Att. 5 S e r i a l No. 289776 A r t Unit \ ' - 8- 235 See M . P . E . P . I 822. D a l y e t a1 , Dunlap e t a l . and Glorlilflau f u r t h e r sho~athe s t a t e o f t h e art. . 1 Any i n q u i r y c o n c e r n i n g t h i s conininnication s h o u l d be d i r e c t e d t o W . D a n i e l Swayze a t t e l e p h o n e number ( 7 0 3 ) 557-8002. WQ d / / ,. -_ ! . . . . . . APBU-00000206 Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 2 of 30 T O SEPARATE, HOLP TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES, SNAP-APART AND DISCARD CARBON P S TO PAPER NUMBER JRM PTO.892 '(EV. 3-78) US. DEPARTMENT O F COMMERCE PATENT A N 0 TRADEMARK OFFICE , No. ART .' ,NOTICE OF REFERENCES CITED APPLICkNTlS) 0.7/3(/7 629 23s' * ATTACHMENT \ I U S . PATENT DOCUMENTS 19N cr-)LING D A T E IF \PPROPRIATE.. I r FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS OTHER REFERENCES (Including Author, Title, Date, Pertinent Pages, Etc.) IR IT lu I/ * A copy of this reference is not being furnished with this office action. (See Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, section 707.05 (a).) . & . - .. , .. APBU-00000207 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 3 of 30 NOTICE OF PATENT D13AVilllUGS OBJECTION 7. Paper Poor. 12. a Solid Black Objuctionahlo. h i a d u in a G c o r J b n c a w i t h t L o a t t a c h e d letter. APBU-00000208 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 4 of 30 I N THE . OFFICE R F B I ; F ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ N I T ETRADEMARK STATES PATENT AND D G Ftt`:r[J 13 2:x Richard A. Lang CASE SERIAL NO. FILED 211 (M914US) 07/347.629 May 5, 1989 Examiner W. Daniel Swayze 'EXprcu M a U " m d i n g L a b d n u m ~ DaieolIkpc4i May 7, 1 B91130857 3 7 I \ SUBJECT AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDER/TRANSCEIVER THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS ' WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: PETITION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME UNDER 37 C.F.R. - ---_-- 1.156 I t i s r e s p e c t f u l l y requested t h a t an extension o f t i m e o f two months be granted i n accordance w i t h t h e p r o v i s i o n s o f 37 C.F.R. 1.136 t o t a k e t h e a c t i o n r e q u i r e d i n t h e a p p l i c a t i o n i d e n t i f i e d i n c a p t i o n , as r e f l e c t e d by t h e papers submitted herewith. A check i n t h e amount o f $90.00 (small e n t i t y ) i s enclosed h e r e w i t h i n payment o f t h e processing f e e associated w i t h t h i s p e t i t i o n . R e s p e c t f u l l y submitted, Richard A. Lang BY W i l l i a m E. Hein Patent A t t o r n e y #26,465 May 7, 1990 Love1and , Colorado (303) 667-6741 `090 TL 05/21/90 07347629 1 216 90.00 CK APBU-00000209 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 5 of 30 ART UNIT 235 R i c h a r d A. Lang CASE SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT 211 (M914US) 07/347,629 May 5 , 1989 AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDER/TRANSCElVER THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: LC*I --LETTER TO THE \ OFFICIAL DRAFTSMAN S u b j e c t t o t h e a p p r o v a l o f t h e Examiner, p l e a s e amend F i g u r e 2 o f t h e d r a w i n g s i n t h e a b o v e - i d e n t i f i e d p a t e n t a p p l i c a t i o n t o c o r r e c t an e r r o r i n s p e l l i n g , as i n d i c a t e d i n r e d on t h e a t t a c h e d copy o f t h a t drawing f i g u r e . R e s p e c t f u l l y submitted, %a f 3 W i l l i a m E Hein . P a t e n t A t t o r n e y #26,465 May 7, 1990 ( 3 0 3 ) 667-6741 Love1 and, Colorado APBU-00000210 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 6 of 30 I- c (3 0 LL 3 3 0 m a ts (2: c i :j I ' I i I 1 APBU-00000211 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 7 of 30 IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE ART UNIT 235 SERIAL NO. 07/347,629 May 5, 1989 AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDER/TRANSCEIVER FILED rf SUBJECT I >* :j ., yj .' a ? . \ , THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: -Amendment "A" *. I n response t o t h e Office Action mailed December 6 , 1989,' please amend t h e above-identified patent application as indicated by t h e following: In t h e drawings Please amend Figure 2 as indicated i n red on t h e enclosed photocopy of t h a t drawing f i g u r e t o c o r r e c t a typographical e r r o r in t h e s p e l l i n g o f t h e word " c o n t r o l l e r " on one of t h e blocks. In the speci f i c a t i on Page 1, l l n e 1, cancel t h e present t i t l e and s u b s t i t u t e t h e r e f o r the 4. a,' new t i t l e - AUDIO/VIDEO TRANSCEIVER APPARATUS INCLUDING COMPRESSION MEANS, RANDOM ACCESS STORAGE M A S , AND MICROWAVE TRANSCEIVER M N EN ES Am 1 APBU-00000212 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 8 of 30 I n t h e claims JCancel f o r t h b e l ow: 26. An a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r appar c l a i m s 1-25 p r e s e n t l y on f i l e , and add new c l a i m s 26-30, as s e t i n p u t means f o r r e c e i v i n g a u d i o / v i d e o h a v i n g an a s s o c i a t e d t i m e p e r i o d t e r than a t i m e period associated i n f o r m a t i o n ; and t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus; s a i d i n p u t and o u t p u t mean icrowave t r a n s c e i v e r means, microwave l i n k . APBU-00000213 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 9 of 30 o u t p u t means, c o u p l e d t o s a i r e c e i v i n g t h e t i m e compressed a u d i o random access s t o r a g e means t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus. for t r a 28. An a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i i n p u t means f o r r e c e i v i n g au compression means, c o u p l e d t a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o h a v i n g an a s s o c i a t e d t i m e p e r i o d t h with a r e a l time representation o f sai random access s t o r a g e means, s t o r i n g t h e t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t i n f o r m a t i o n , s a i d random access s t o o u t p u t means, c o u p l e d t o s a i r e c e i v i n g t h e t i m e compressed a u d i o `V AI random access s t o r a g e means f o r t r a t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus. h W 29. An a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e apparatus comprising: r e c e i v i n g t h e t i m e compressed a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n s t o r e d i n s a i d I 3 APBU-00000214 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 10 of 30 i n p u t means f o r r e c e i v i n g a L d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n as a t i m e d o u t p u t means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d random access s t o r a g e means, f o r o v e r s a i d microwave l i n d . 4 APBU-00000215 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 11 of 30 REMARKS S u b m i t t e d h e r e w i t h i s a document e x e c u t e d by t h e s o l e i n v e n t o r i n t h e a b o v e - i d e n t i f i e d p a t e n t a p p l i c a t i o n r e v o k i n g a l l p r e v i o u s powers o f a t t o r n e y and a p p o i n t i n g t h e u n d e r s i g n e d a t t o r n e y as h i s new a t t o r n e y i n t h i s application. A l s o s u b m i t t e d h e r e w i t h i s a L e t t e r t o t h e O f f i c i a l Draftsman and a copy o f F i g u r e 2 o f t h e drawings as o r i g i n a l l y f i l e d , r e q u e s t i n g t h e c o r r e c t i o n of a m i n o r t y p o g r a p h i c a l e r r o r i n t h a t drawing f i g u r e . E x a m i n e r ' s a p p r o v a l o f t h i s c o r r e c t i o n i s r e s p e c t f u l l y requested. A l s o s u b m i t t e d h e r e w i t h , a t t h e Examiner's request, a r e c o p i e s o f t h e r e f e r e n c e s c i t e d a t page 6, l i n e s 15-25 o f t h e s p e c i f i c a t i o n . A p p l i c a n t is i n The t h e p r o c e s s o f o b t a i n i n g a copy o f t h e E l e c t r o n i c E n g i n e e r i n g Times a r t i c l e c i t e d a t page 7 , l i n e s 20-25 o f t h e s p e c i f i c a t i o n and e x p e c t s t o t r a n s m i t t h a t copy w i t h i n t h e n e x t few days. The t i t l e o f t h e a p p l i c a t i o n has been o b j e c t e d t o as n o t b e i n g descriptive. A c c o r d i n g l y , a p p l i c a n t has amended t h e t i t l e t o m?ke i t d e s c r i p t i v e o f t h e claimed subject matter. Claims 1-25 have been canceled, and new c l a i m s 26-30, h e r e w i t h , have been added. p,resented New c l a i m s 26-30 a r e b e l i e v e d t o p r e s e n t s u b j e c t in m a t t e r n o t c l a i m e d i n copending p a r e n t a p p l i c a t i o n s e r i a l no. 07/289,776 b e t t e r form, w i t h more s p e c i f i c i t y , p a r t i c u l a r i t y , and c l a r i t y t h a n o r i g i n a l c l a i m s 1-25. New c l a i m s 26-29 a r e d i r e c t e d t o an a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r h a v i n g t h e a b i l i t y t o r e c e i v e a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n o v e r a microwave l i n k , compress t h e r e c e i v e d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o a t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n t h e r e o f , s t o r e t h e t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f t h e a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n i n a random access s t o r a g e t h a t may v a r i o u s l y c o m p r i s e a b u b b l e memory, d i g i t a l paper o r a m a g n e t i c d i s k , and t h e n t r a n s m i t t h e t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f t h e a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n t h a t i s s t o r e d i n t h e random access s t o r a g e t o a d e s t i n a t i o n d e v i c e v i a a microwave 5 APBU-00000216 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 12 of 30 t r a n s c e i v e r and an a s s o c i a t e d microwave l i n k . New c l a i m 30 i s s i m i l a r l y d i r e c t e d t o an a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r , i n c l u d i n g a microwave t r a n s c e i v e r coupled, v i a a microwave l i n k , t o a v i d e o l i b r a r y i n which a m u l t i p l i c i t y o f i t e m s o f a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n a r e s t o r e d i n a t i m e compressed d i g i t a l f o r m a t f o r s e l e c t i v e r e t r i e v a l , i n a b u r s t t i m e p e r i o d , o v e r t h e microwave l i n k , and i n which a t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f a u d i o / v i d e o i n f o r m a t i o n s t o r e d i n a random access s t o r a g e may be t r a n s m i t t e d o v e r t h e microwave l i n k i n a b u r s t t i m e p e r i o d . These f e a t u r e s o f - a p p l i c a n t ' s s p e c i f i c a l l y c l a i m e d i n v e n t i o n a r e n o t shown o r suggested by any o f t h e c i t e d r e f e r e n c e s , taken a l o n e o r i n any combination. F o r example, Workman teaches an apparatus and method f o r - t r a n s m i t t i n g a d i g i t a l image o v e r a l i m i t e d bandwidth communications channel i n which a block transformation technique i h v o l v i n g transform c o e f f i c i e n t s i s employed. N i c h o l s e t a l . teaches a m u l t i p l e - s c r e e n e d i t i n g system t h a t Parker e t a l . teaches an permits quicker e d i t i n g o f recorded information. a p p a r a t u s and method f o r r e p i d l y c r e a t i n g a custom t a p e o f m u s i c a l p i e c e s s e l e c t e d f r o m a music l i b r a r y . F a b r i s e t a l . i s d i r e c t e d t o a (ideo t e l e c o n f e r e n c i n g system i n w h i c h t e l e c o n f e r e n c i n g cameras a r e r e m o t e l y c o n t r o l l e d by p a r t i c i p a n t s o f t h e t e l e c o n f e r e n c e . It i s r e s p e c t f u l l y s u b m i t t e d t h a t a p p l i c a n t ' s new c l a i m s 26-30 a l l f u l l y comply w i t h t h e p r o v i s i o n s o f 35 U.S.C. 112 and a r e a l s o p a t e n t a b l e o v e r Favorable a l l o f t h e c i t e d r e f e r e n c e s , t a k e n a l o n e o r i n any combination. action is accordingly solicited. Respectfully submitted, R i c h a r d A. Lang W i l l i a y E. t i e i n P a t e n t A t t o r n e y #26,465 May 7, 1990 (303) 667-6741 Loveland, Colorado ' 6 APBU-00000217 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 13 of 30 ART UNIT 235 Examiner W. Daniel Swayze Richard A. Lang CASE 211 07/347,629 SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT May 5, 1989 AUDIO/ViDEO RECORDER/TRANSCEIVER THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: REVOCATION OF POWER OF ATTORNEY AND APPOINTMENT OF SUBSTITUTE ATTORNEY The undersigned s o l e inventor named in the above-identitied patent a p p l i c a t i o n hereby revokes a l l previous powers of attorney and appoints i n their stead William E. Hein, Registration No. 26,465, P.O. Box 335, Loveland, Colorado 80539, as h i s a t t o r n e y , with f u l l power o f s u b s t i t u t i o n and revocation, t o prosecute s a i d a p p l i c a t i o n , t o make a l t e r a t i o n s and amendments t h e r e i n , t o receive t h e L e t t e r s Patent, and t o t r a n s a c t a l l business i n t h e U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in connection therewith. Please forward a l l f u t u r e w r i t t e n communications t o : William E. Hein Attorney a t Law P.O. Love1 and, Colorado 80539 Please d i r e c t telephone c a l l s t o William E. Hein a t (303) 667-6741. Respectfully submitted, Box 335 I May 3, 1990 W7 ". Richard A. L n .... ---- ~ - I - -- -- -.---I .... .. .. . .. . .. APBU-00000218 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 14 of 30 6 CZ00000-fl8dV I Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 15 of 30 ART UNIT 235 Examiner W. /t D a n i e l Swayze R i c h a r d A. Lang CASE SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT (211) M914US 07/347,629 May 5, 1989 . AUDIO/VIDEO TRANSCEIVER APPARATUS INCLUDING COMPRESSION MEANS, RANDOM ACCESS STORAGE MEANS, AND MICROWAVE TRANSCEIVER MEANS. THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: T r a n s m i t t a l o f P r i o r A r t Reference , F u r t h e r t o a p p l i c a n t ' s Amendment "A" f i l e d on May 7, 1990, i n t h e a b o v e - i d e n t i f i e d p a t e n t a p p l i c a t i o n , enclosed i s a photocopy o f t h e E l e c t r o n i c E n g i n e e r i n g Times r e f e r e n c e c i t e d a t page 7, l i n e s 20-25 o f t h e s p e c i f i c a t i o n . A copy o f t h i s r e f e r e n c e was r e q u e s t e d b y t h e Examiner i n t h e O f f i c e A c t i o n m a i l e d December 6, 1989. Respectfully submitted, W i l l i a m E. Hein P a t e n t A t t o r n e y #26,465 May 17, 1990 (303) 667-6741 Love1 and, Colorado I4om certifythat this correspondenceis being depositad with ttmtoited States postal service as first class mail in atl +mvelope a d d r w d to: Commissioner 0% Patents and Trade marks. Washington, D.C. -1, 17 1 Q Q n e b @ -t ! APBU-00000220 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 16 of 30 ,. . TH E. LEELS VEN, MORRILL, MACPHERSUN, LIN & FRIEL TRU DRIVE, STE 700 USE, CR 95110 DATE MAILED This 1s a mmmunleQtlOnfrom me examlner In charge of your upplicaaon. COMMISSIONEROF PATENTS ANDTRADEMAFIKS 09/04/90 -&This appllcatlon has been examlned , [M Responsive to communlcatlon filed on c Thls actlon Is made flnai. ] A shortened statutory perlod for response to thls actlon Is set to explra+ month(& Failura to respond wlthin the perlod for responsewillcause the appllcatlon to become abandoned. Part I THE FOLLOWING ATTACHMEHT(8) ARE PART OF THIS ACTION: - from the date of thls letter. days 35 U.S.C. 133 1 . 3. 5. @ Notice of References Cltad by Examlnar, PTO-892. 0 Notlca of Art Chad by Applicant, PTO-1448. 0 SUMMARY OF ACTION Information on How to Effect Drawlng Changes, PTO-1474. 2 4. 8. 0 Notlce of Informal Patent Application, Form PTO-152. c ] c Notice re Patent Drawlng, PTO-948. ] Part It I. Claims zb- 30 are pendlng In the eppllcetlon. ara wlthdrawn from conslderatlon. have been cancelled. are allowed. Of the above, clalms 2. 0 Cielms t3 3. 4. 0 Claims I 2 Claims . 26- q era reJected. ara oblected to. are sublact to rastrlctlon or electlon requlrament. 5. 0~ ~ a- m s ~ 0 0 Claims E . 7 . 8. 9. Thls appllcatlon has been flled with Informal drawings under 37 C.F.R. 1.85 whlch ara acceptable foi examlnatlon purposes. c Formal drawlngs Bra raqulred In response to thls Offlce actlon. ] 0 Under 37 C.F.R. 1.84 these drawing8 The corrected or substltute drawings have been received on ara 0 acceptable. 0 not acceptable (seeexplanatlon or Notlca ra Patent Drawlng, PTO-948). . 10. 0 0 0 The proposed addltlonal or subslltu18 sheet($) of drawings, flled on ] examlner. c dlsapproved by the exemlner (see axplanatlon). The proposed drawing correctlon, flled on has (have) been 0 approved by the , 1. 1 1. 2 , has been c approved. 0 ] 0 :fllad on disapproved (see axplanatlon). baen recejved Acknowledgment 18 made of the clalq for prlorlty under U.S.C. 119. The certlfled copy has I '. 13. 0 been flled in parent appllcatlon. aerlal no. accordance wlth the practlce under Ex parte Quayla, I 0 not been racelved 0 Slnce thls appllcatlon appears to be In condltlon for allowance except for formal matters. prosecutlonas to the merlts Is closed In 14. 0 Other APBU-00000221 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 17 of 30 . Serial Number 347,629 Art Unit 235 -2- In response to the Applicant argument in paper no. 07 May 1990, the following action is taken. 1 . 8, dated Claim 2 8 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 15 112, second paragraph, as being indefinite for failing to particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter which applicant regards as the invention. Claim 2 8 is confusing. The Examiner is uncertain the Does it refer to a kind of / meaning of the term "Digital paper". punched card for storing data? 2. The following is a quotation of 35 U.S.C. 5 103 which forms the basis for all obviousness rejections set forth in this Office action: A patent may not be obtained though the invention is not identically disclosed or described a s set forth in section 102 of this title, if the differences between t'he subject matter sought to be patented and the prior art are such that the subject matter as a whole would have been obvious at the time the invention was made to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which said subject matter pertains. Patentability shall not be negatived by the manner in which the invention was made. Subject matter developed by another person, which qualifies as prior art only under subsection ( f ) or ( g ) of section 102 of this title, shall not preclude patentability under this section where the subject matter and the claimed invention were, at the time the invention was made, owned by the same person or subject to an obligation of assignment to the same person. 3. al. Claims 26, 30 are rejected under 35 U . S . C . 5 103 as being unpatentable over Southworth et a1 in view of Lambert and Fox et Southworth et a1 discloses the video input 27; the APBU-00000222 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 18 of 30 . ... I . , Serial Number 3 4 7 , 6 2 9 Art Unit 235 -3- compressor means 2 5 (Fig. 1); the random access storage means 50 (Fig. 2 ) ; the output means 31 (column 2, lines 4 4 - 4 5 ) . Southworth et a1 does not disclose microwave transceiver means; microwave link; and the video library. Lambert disclose the microwave transceiver means and the microwave link (column 2 , lines 4 4 - 5 1 ) . lines 4 7 - 5 3 ) . Fox et a1 discloses the video library (column 5, It would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to modify Southworth et a1 with the microwave transceiver means of Lambert and the video library as dfsclosed by Fox et a1 in order to increase density of information data transmitted, and to selectively access an interested program or viewing. 4. Claims 27-29 are rejected under 3 5 U.S.C. 103 as being unpatentable over Southworth et a 1 in view of well known in the art. Southworth et a1 discloses the input means; the compressor means; the random access storage means; the output means as stated in the paragraph 3 above. Southworth et a1 does not disclose the random access storage means comprising bubble memory of claim 2 7 , digital paper of claim 28; magnetic disk of claim 29. The use of digital paper, bubble memory and magnetic disk or storing information data is well known in the art and Official notice is taken thereof. It would be obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to modify Southworth et a1 with the APBU-00000223 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 19 of 30 .--_ Serial Number 347,629 Art Unit 235 " . -4- bubble memory, digital paper and magnetic disks in order to increase the data density stored and to retrieve fnformation data when needed because selection from a plurality of equivalent memory (storage devices) is considered obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art. 5. Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications from the examiner should be directed to Huy Nguyen whose telephone number is (703) 557-1944. , Any inquiry of a general nature or relating to the status of this application should be directed to the Group receptionist whose telephone number is (703) 557-2878. / ' I H. Nguyenlmb August 15, 1990 & ..._ APBU-00000224 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 20 of 30 TO SEPARATE. H"I 0 TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES, SNAP-APART A N D nlSCARD CARBON R M PTO-892 EV. 3-78) U S . DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PATENT A N D TRADEMARK OFFICE SERIAL NO. lGRoUPART UNIT 3.976257 235' ATTACHMENT TO PAPER NUMBER /o NOTICE OF REFERENCES CITED ' US. PATENT DOCUMENTS DOCUMENT NO. DATE, NAME CLASS SUBCLASS F I L I N G D A T E IF APPROPRlATE FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS OTHER REFERENCES (Including Author, Title, Date, Pertinent Pages, Etc.) * A copy of this reference is n o t being furnished with this office action. (See Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, section 707.05 (a).) APBU-00000225 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 21 of 30 IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE ART UNIT 235 GimurJ 23c) I-_- Richard A. Lang CASE SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT 211 (M914US) 07/347,629 May 5, 1989 AUDIO/VIUEO TRANSCEIVER APPARATUS INCLUDING COMRESSSION MEANS, RANDOM ACCESS STORAGE MEANS, AND MC O A E TRANSCEIVER MEANS IRWV THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS , WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: PETITION FOR EXTENSION ------ C.F.R. OF TIME UNDER 37 granted i n accordance with t h e provisions o f 37 C.F.R. - 1.135 I t i s r e s p e c t f u l l y requested t h a t a n extension of time of one month be 1.136 t o take the action required i n t h e a p p l i c a t i o n i d e n t i f i e d in caption, as r e f l e c t e d by the papers submitted herewith. A check i n t h e amount o f $50.00 (small e n t i t y ) i s enclosed herewith i n payment of the processing f e e a s s o c i a t e d with t h i s p e t i t i o n . Respectful l y subrni t t e d , Richard A. Lang ' 060 (IC 01/15/91 07347629 January 4, 1991 (303) 667-6741 Love1 and, Colorado 1 215 50.00 CK William E. H e p Patent Attorney #26 ,465 APBU-00000226 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 22 of 30 Examiner Huy Nguyen R i c h a r d A. CASE SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT Lang 211 (M914US) 07/347,629 May 5, 1989 "Expms Mail" mailirrgkbrlnumbcrRR1F(8719(391_ Dateor heretfy acnlfy i h u Ihh p"crr or I L being deposited with ' hc P i t e d Stat- P o d si "eXpreu M d Post Ofice 40 1 trln'tkc" ECNICR untlor 37 CFI I.1U op1 da~r indicntcd above ~d in nddrcucd IO the C n s & &d PsaoUe a d T* w& r-irlo,.Warhingon, D.C.Kl%%I. rnw-4.- AUDIO/VIDEO TRANSCEIVER APPARATUS INCLUDING COMRESSSION MEANS, RANDOM ACCESS STORAGE MEANS, AND MICROWAVE TRANSCEIVER MEANS ' I >\ I;!;: '\" / THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS ' WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: ,' >>\' ; -. ( , .I. 1 > 1 ; AMENDMENT "B" / I n response t o t h e O f f i c e A c t i o n m a i l e d September 4, 1990, p l e a s e amend t h e a b o v e - i d e n t i f i e d p a t e n t a p p l i c a t i o n as i n d i c a t e d by t h e f o l l o w i n g : I n the c ---l a i m s Please amend c l a i m s 26-30 as fnUnw. / & (amended)) ' / i n p u t means ...- ---- An a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r 'apparatus c o m p r i s i n g : for r e c e i v i n g audio/video source information, s a i d m o t i o n v i d e o programs; a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n c o m p r i s i n g a m u l t i p l i c i t y o f v i d e o frames i n 5' t h e form of one o r more --------- f u l l 1'1 compression means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d i n p u t means, f o r compressing s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o a t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n t h e r e o f h a v i n g an a s s o c i a t e d t i m e p e r i o d t h a t i s s h o r t e r t h a n a t i m e p e r i o d a s s o c i a t e d w i t h a r e a l t i m e r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n ; )'/ random access s t o r a g e means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d compression means, f o r APBU-00000227 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 23 of 30 s t o r i n g t h e t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n ; and 1'1 o u t p u t means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d random access s t o r a g e means, f o r r e c e i v i n g t h e t i m e compressed a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n s t o r e d i n s a i d random access s t o r a g e means f o r t r a n s m i s s i o n away from s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus; c o u p l e d t o a microwave l i n k , f o r r e c e i v i n g s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n o v e r s a i d microwave l i n k and f o r t r a n s m i t t i n g s a i d t i m e compressed a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n s t o r e d i n s a i d random access s t o r a g e means o v e r s a i d microwave l i n k . 1'' s a i d i n p u t and o u t p u t means c o m p r i s i n g microwave t r a n s c e i v e r means, 2 /(amended))An l audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus comprising: I i n p u t means f o r r e c e i v i n g a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n , s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n c o m p r i s i n g t h e f o r m o f one o r more --------- f u l l d multiplicity of v i d e o frames i n m o t i o n v i d e o programs; )'/ compression means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d i n p u t means, f o r compressing s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o a t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n t h e r e o f h a v i n g an a s s o c i a t e d t i m e p e r i o d t h a t i s s h o r t e r t h a n a t i m e p e r i o d a s s o c i a t e d w i t h a r e a l t i m e r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o l v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n ; s t o r i n g t h e t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n , s a i d random access s t o r a g e means c o m p r i s i n g a b u b b l e memory; and I" random access s t o r a g e means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d compression means, f o r )'I o u t p u t means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d random access s t o r a g e means, f o r r e c e i v i n g t h e t i m e compressed a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n s t o r e d i n s a i d random access s t o r a g e means f o r t r a n s m i s s i o n away f r o m s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus. *? / :/ (4mended))An a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r a p p a r a t u s c o m p r i s i n g : i n p u t means f o r r e c e i v i n g a u d i o j v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n , s a i d audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n comprising -___--__.--- 5 multiplicity of v i d e o frames i n t h e f o r m o f one o r more f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs; I 2 APBU-00000228 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 24 of 30 a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o a t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n t h e r e o f h a v i n g an' a s s o c i a t e d t i m e p e r i o d t h a t i s s h o r t e r t h a n a t i m e p e k i o d a s s o c i a t e d fl compression means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d i n p u t means, f o r compressing s a i d , . w i t h a r e a l t i m e r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n random access s t o r a g e means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d compression means, f o r s t o r i n g t h e t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o s u u r c e information, s a i d random access s t o r a g e means c o m p r i s i n g d i g i t a l paper and 1'1 o u t p u t means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d random access s t o r a g e means, f o r , r e c e i v i n g t h e t i m e compressed a u d i o l v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n s t o r e d i n s a i d random access s t o r a g e means f o r t r a n s m i s s i o n away f r o m s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus. __---(amended).>An a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus c o m p r i s i n g : , ?@ 11, i n p u t means f o r r e c e i v i n g audio/video, source i n f o r m a t i o n , s a i d audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n comprising _--_._---- 2 multiplicity o f v i d e o frames i n t h e f o r m o f one o r more f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs; \ 'I compression means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d i n p u t means, for campressing s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o a t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n t h e r e o f h a v i n g an a s s o c i a t e d t i m e p e r i o d t h a t i s s h o r t e r t h a n a t i m e p e r i o d a s s o c i a t e d w i t h a r e a l t i m e r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n ; s t o r i n g t h e t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n , s a i d random access s t o r a g e means c o m p r i s i n g one o r more m a g n e t i c d i s k s ; and 19 { random access s t o r a g e means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d compression means, f o r 7 o u t p u t means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d random access s t o r a g e means, f o r r e c e i v i n g t h e t i m e compressed a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n s t o r e d i n s a i d random access s t o r a g e means f o r t r a n s m i s s i o n away f r o m s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n sce iv e r apparatus ; ST%('an&ded) /',!input An a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus c o m p r i s i n g : means f o r r e c e i v i n g a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n as a t i m e compressed d i g i t a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n t h e r e o f , s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n 3 APBU-00000229 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 25 of 30 c o m p r i s i n g a m u l t i p l i c i t y o f v i d e o frames i n t h e f o r m o f one o r more f u l l -- programs, motion video s a i d t i m e compressed d i g i t a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n b e i n g r e c e i v e d o v e r an a s s o c i a t e d b u r s t t i m e p e r i o d t h a t i s s h o r t e r than a r e a l time p e r i o d associated w i t h s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n ; random access s t o r a g e means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d i n p u t means, f o r s t o r i n g fj\ t h e t i m e compressed d i g i t a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n r e c e i v e d b y s a i d i n p u t means; and 3` \I\ o u t p u t means, c o u p l e d t o s a i d random access s t o r a g e means, f o r r e c e i v i n g t h e t i m e compressed d i g i t a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n s t o r e d i n s a i d random access s t o r a g e means f o r t r a n s m i s s i o n away from s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus; 1'1 s a i d i n p u t and o u t p u t means c o m p r i s i n g microwave t r a n s c e i v e r means said video l i b r a r y storing coupled, v i a a microwave l i n k , t o a v i d e o l i ' b r a r y , a m u l t i p l i c i t y o f [ i t e m s o f a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n ] f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs i n s a i d t i m e compressed d i g i t a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n f o r s e l e c t i v e r e t r i e v a l , i n s a i d a s s o c i a t e d b u r s t t i m e p e r i o d , o v e r s a i d microwave l i n k , s a i d microwave t r a n s c e i v e r means b e i n g f u r t h e r o p e r a t i v e f o r transmitting, s a i d b u r s t time per ----i o d , 2 s a i d t i m e compressed d i g i t a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n s t o r e d i n s a i d random access s t o r a g e means o v e r s a i d microwave l i n k . I I ...., , 4 . ' APBU-00000230 .- Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 26 of 30 Remarks A p p l i c a n t n o t e s t h a t t h e o u t s t a n d i n g O f f ce A c t i o n i n t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n was d i r e c t e d t o t h e p r e v i o u s a t t o r n e y o f r e c o r d whose power was r e v o k e d i n a It i s paper accompanying a p p l i c a n t ' s Amendment "A" f i ed on May 7, 1990. I ,,I: .. a g a i n r e s p e c t f u l l y r e q u e s t e d t h a t a l l f u t u r e correspondence i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n be d i r e c t e d t o a p p l i c a n t ' s d u l y a p p o i n t e d , u n d e r s i g n e d a tt o r n e y . Claims 26-30 have been amended t o improve t h e c l a r i t y o f t h e c l a i m language and t o d i r e c t them more s p e c i f i c a l l y t o t h e s u b j e c t m a t t e r t h a t a p p l i c a n t r e g a r d s as h i s i n v e n t i o n . C l a i m 28 has been r e j e c t e d under 35 U.S.C. 112, second paragraph, as b e i n g i n d e f i n i t e f o r f a i l i n g t o p a r t i c u l a r l y p o i n t o u t and d i s t i n c t l y c l a i m t h e s u b j e c t m a t t e r w h i c h a p p l i c a n t r e g a r d s as t h e i n v e n t i o n . Specifically, t h e Examiner has s t a t e d t h a t he i s u n c e r t a i n as t o t h e meaning o f t h e t e r m " d i g i t a l .paper". R e c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f t h i s r e j e c t i o n i s r e s p e c t f u l l y requested. / Enclosed f o r t h e E x a m i n e r ' s b e n e f i t i s a c o p y o f page 102 o f t h e February 13, 1989, e d i t i o n o f t h e w i d e l y known p u b l i c a t i o n E l e c t r o n i c E n g i n e e r i n g Times. T h i s page c o n t a i n s t h e a r t i c l e e n t i t l e d Back t o Paper T a p e - D i g i t a l Paper, which e x p l a i n s t h e c o n c e p t of d i g i t a l paper as b e i n g a form o f d a t a s t o r a g e u s i n g o p t i c a l media. It i s r e s p e c t f u l l y s u b m i t t e d t h a t t h i s t e r m i s w e l l u n d e r s t o o d b y t h o s e person h a v i n g o r d i n a r y s k i l l i n t h e a r t and t h a t i t s use by a p p l i c a n t i n h i s s p e c i f i c a t i o n and c l a i m s i s t h e r e f o r e p e r m i t t e d under 35 U.S.C. 112. Claims 26 and 30 have been r e j e c t e d as b e i n g u n p a t e n t a b l e under 35 U.S.C. 103 o v e r Southworth e t a l . i n v i e w o f Lambert and Fox e t a l . Claims 27-29 have been r e j e c t e d as b e i n g u n p a t e n t a b l e under 35 U.S.C. Southworth e t a l . i n v i e w o f u n s p e c i f i e d a r t . 103 o v e r These r e j e c t i o n s a r e as r e s p e c t f u l l y t r a v e r s e d , . p a r t i c u l a r l y w i t h r e s p e c t t o c l a i m s 26-30, p r e s e n t l y amended. C l a i m 26, as amended, s p e c i f i c a l l y c a l l s f o r "An i n p u t means f o r r e c e i v i n g audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus comprising: 5 APBU-00000231 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 27 of 30 -_ a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e information.. .comprising a m u l t i p l i c i t y o f v i d e o frames i n t h e f o r m of one or more f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs; compression means...for compressing s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o a t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n t h e r e o f h a v i n g an a s s o c i a t e d t i m e p e r i o d t h a t i s s h o r t e r t h a n . a . t i m e p e r i o d associated w i t h a r e a l time representation o f s a i d audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n ; random access s t o r a g e means...for compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n ...; and o u t p u t means...; storing the time s a i d i n p u t and o u t p u t means as amended, c a l l c o m p r i s i n g microwave t r a n s c e i v e r means...." Claims 27-29, f o r s u b s t a n t i a l l y t h e same s t r u c t u r e r e c i t e d above and f u r t h e r s p e c i f i c a l l y r e c i t e t h a t t h e random access s t o r a g e means comprises a b u b b l e memory, d i g i t a l paper, and one o r more m a g n e t i c d i s k s , r e s p e c t i v e l y . C l a i m 30, as amended, s p e c i f i c a l l y c a l l s f o r "An a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus c o m p r i s i n g : i n p u t means f o r r e c e i v i n g a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n as a t i m e compressed d i g i t a l representation t h e r e o f , said audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n comprising a m u l t i p l i c i t y o f v i d e o frames i n t h e form o f one o r more f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs, s a i d t i m e compressed d i g i t a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o s o u r c e i n f o r m a t i o n b e i n g r e c e i v e d o v e r an a s s o c i a t e d b u r s t t i m e ' p e r i o d s h o r t e r than a r e a l t i m e p e r i o d associated w i t h s a i d audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n ; random access s t o r a g e means. ..for s t o r i n g t h e t i m e compressed that i s d i g i t a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n r e c e i v e d b y s a i d i n p u t means; and o u t p u t means...; s a i d i n p u t and o u t p u t means c o m p r i s i n g microwave t r a n s c e i v e r means coupled, v i a a microwave l i n k , t o a v i d e o l i b r a r y , s a i d v i d e o l i b r a r y s t o r i n g a m u l t i p l i c i t y o f f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs i n s a i d t i m e compressed d i g i t a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o n f o r s e l e c t i v e r e t r i e v a l , i n s a i d associated b u r s t t i m e period. ..." The a b o v e - r e c i t e d important structural f e a t u r e s of a p p l i c a n t ' s i n v e n t i o n s e t f o r t h i n amended c l a i m 26 p r o v i d e an a u d i o / v i d e o t r a n s c e i v e r h a v i n g t h e c a p a b i l i t y o f r e c e i v i n g a u d i o / v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n i n t h e f o r m o f a one o r more f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs o v e r a microwave l i n k , compressing t h e one or more f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs i n t o a t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n t h e r e o f h a v i n g an a s s o c i a t e d t i m e p e r i o d t h a t 6 __ . . . .. .- . .- I _--.... .___ . .. , ~ ~ ~ , . " ,_,.. ,- - . ., .. .- -. -- -- -. - . . .. . APBU-00000232 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 28 of 30 i s s h o r t e r than a time period associated with a real time representation of t h e one or more f u l l motion video programs, s t o r i n g t h e time compressed representation of t h e one or more f u l l motion video programs i n a random access s t o r a g e , a n d then t r a n s m i t t i n g the time compressed representation of t h e one or more f u l l motion video programs s t o r e d i n t h e random access storage t o a d e s t i n a t i o n device via a microwave link. Similarly, the important s t r u c t u r a l f e a t u r e s s e t f o r t h i n claims 27-29, a s amended, provide an audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r having t h e c a p a b i l i t y of receiving audio/video source information i n t h e form o f a one or more f u l l motion video programs, compressing t h e one or more f u l l motion video programs i n t o a time compressed representation thereof having an associated time, period t h a t i s s h o r t e r than a time period associated with a real time representation of t h e one or more f u l l motion video programs, s t o r i n g the time compressed representation of t h e one o r more f u l l motion video programs in a random access s t o r a g e , and then t r a n s m i t t i n g t h e time compressed representation of t h e one or more f u l l motion video programs stored i n t h e random access storage t o a d e s t i n a t i o n device. In accordance with the above-recited important s t r u c t u r a l f e a t u r e s o f a p p l i c a n t ' s ihvention s e t f o r t h i n amended claim 30, t h e audioJvideo source information i s provided by a video l i b r a r y t h a t s t o r e s a m u l t i p l i c i t y of f u l l motion video programs a s time compressed d i g i t a l representations thereof f o r s e l e c t i v e r e t r i e v a l by t h e claimed t r a n s c e i v e r , in a burst time period, over a microwave l i n k . The time compressed representation of each r e t r i e v e d f u l l motion video program i s stored i n a random access s t o r a g e and may then be transmitted t o a d e s t i n a t i o n device over a microwave l i n k in t h e same burst time period. These s p e c i f i c a l l y claimed f e a t u r e s of a p p l i c a n t ' s invenion a r e simply n o t shown or suggested by any of t h e c i t e d references, taken alone or i n any combination. Southworth e t a l . teaches a siow-scan t e l e v i s i o n system f o r freezing a s i n g l e frame o f a t e l e v i s i o n signal a n d then t r a n s m i t t i n g t h a t s i n g l e frame or s t i l l p i c t u r e using communication mediums o f l i m i t e d bandwidth, such a s 7 APBU-00000233 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 29 of 30 t e l e p h o n e l i n e s , r a d i o waves, e t c . Southworth e t al., As s e t f o r t h a t column 2, l i n e s 59-65 o f t r a n s m i s s i o n o f a t y p i c a l s i n g l e frame ( s t i l l p i c t u r e ) of v i d e o i n f o r m a t i o n r e q u i r e s f r o m 8.25 t o 74 seconds, depending upon t h e b a n d w i d t h o f t h e chosen communications medium. This i s t o t a l l y u n l i k e a p p l i c a n t ' s c l a i m e d t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus w h i c h r e c e i v e s a n d / o r t r a n s m i t s an e n t i r e f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o program, c o m p r i s i n g t e n s o f thousands o f v i d e o frames, i n a b u r s t t i m e p e r i o d t h a t i s s h o r t e r t h a n t h e t i m e p e r i o d s t a u g h t b y Southworth e t a l . f o r t r a n s m i s s i o n o f a s i n g l e frame o f v i d e o i n f o r m a t i o n . In f a c t , slow-scan t e l e v i s i o n systems, as t y p i f i e d by t h e t e a c h i n g s o f S o u t h w o r t h e t al., a r e s i m p l y i n c a p a b l e o f t r a n s m i t t i n g f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs. This i n h e r e n t l i m i t a t i o n may be u n d e r s t o o d w i t h r e f e r e n c e t o page 16-6 o f The ARRL O p e r a t i n g Manual and t o pages 14-34 and 14-35 o f t h e 1984 e d i t i o n o f The Radio Amateur's Handbook, b o t h o f w h i c h a r e p u b l i c a t i o n s o f t h e American Radio Relay League. A copy o f t h e c i t e d pages o f each o f t h e s e p u b l i c a t i o n s i s e n c l o s e d F u r t h e r , t h e v i d e o compressor 25 o f Southworth e t a l . o p p r a t e s t o f o r t h e Examiner's b e n e f i t . r e c e i v e a composite v i d e o s i g n a l i n d i c a t i v e o f a s i n g l e frame o f v i d e o i n f o r m a t i o n c o r r e s p o n d i n g t o a f r o z e n t e l e v i s i o n p i c t u r e and t o p r o v i d e a slow-scan o u t p u t s i g n a l i n d i c a t i v e t h e r e o f . T h i s f u n c t i o n i s accomplished w i t h i n v i d e o compressor 25 by d i g i t i z i n g t h e s i n g l e frame o f v i d e o i n f o r m a t i o n , w r i t i n g t h e s i n g l e frame d i g i t i z e d i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o a d i g i t a l memory, and t h e n r e a d i n g o u t t h e s i n g l e frame d i g i t i z e d i n f o r m a t i o n s t o r e d i n t h e memory t h r o u g h a d i g i t a l - t o - a n a l o g c o n v e r t e r a t a slow-scan r a t e . No t i m e compression whatsoever t a k e s p l a c e i n v i d e o compressor 25 or i n any o t h e r p o r t i o n o f t h e a p p a r a t u s o f Southworth e t a l . This i s t o t a l l y unlike a p p l i c a n t ' s c l a i m e d i n v e n t i o n i n which h i s compression means i s o p e r a t i v e f o r p r o v i d i n g a t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n of a m u l t i p l i c i t y o f v i d e o frames i n t h e f o r m o f one o r more f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs and i n w h i c h h i s random access s t o r a g e means i s o p e r a t i v e f o r s t o r i n g t h a t t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f a m u l t i p l i c i t y o f v i d e o frames. I n s h o r t , Southworth e t a l . 8 APBU-00000234 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 76-6 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 30 of 30 c o n t a i n s a b s o l u t e l y no r e c o g n i t i o n o f t h e need f o r t r a n s m i t t i n g a n d / o r r e c e i v i n g f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs a t an a c c e l e r a t e d r a t e as t h e r e s u l t o f t i m e compression o f t h o s e f u l l m o t i o n v i d e o programs, l e t a l o n e o f a p p l i c a n t l s s p e c i f i c a l l y claimed s t r u c t u r e f o r accomplishing t h a t r e s u l t . N e i t h e r Lambert n o r Fox e t a l . adds a n y t h i n g t o t h e t e a c h i n g s o f Southworth e t a l . so as t o i n any way r e n d e r a p p l i c a n t ' s s p e c i f i c a l l y c l a i m e d i n v e n t i o n obvious over t h a t combination o f references. Lambert i s d i r e c t e d t o an apparatus f o r a u t o m a t i c a l l y i n s e r t i n g a d v e r t i s i n g s p o t s a t d e s i r e d p o i n t s i n o r d i n a r y t e l e v i s i o n programming. The a p p a r a t u s o f Lambert cannot be combined i n an o p e r a t i v e way w i t h t h a t o f Southworth e t a l . s i n c e Lambert r e l a t e s t o o r d i n a r y fast-scan, f u l l motion t e l e v i s i o n transmission w h i l e Southworth e t a l . r e l a t e s t o slow-scan t r a n s m i s s i o n o f a s i n g l e t e l e v i s i o n frame o r s t i l l p i c t u r e , a t o t a l l y d i f f e r e n t a r e a of t h e a r t , as d i s c u s s e d i n d e t a i l above. Fox e t a l . i s d i r e c t e d t o an i n t e r a c t i v e c a b l e t e l e v i s i o n n e t w o r k i n w h i c h a w i d e r range o f t e l e v i s i o n and/or v i d e o channels t h a n was p r e v i o u s l y p o s s i b l e i s p r o v i d e d f o r r e a l t i m e access by t h e c a b l e t e l e v i s i o n subscriber. L i k e Lambert, and f o r t h e same reason as s e t f o r t h above, t h e a p p a r a t u s o f Fox e t a l . c a n n o t b e o p e r a t i v e l y combined with t h a t o f Southworth e t al. For t h e reasons s e t f o r t h i n d e t a i l above, i t i s a p p l i c a n t ' s p o s i t i o n t h a t t h e r e f e r e n c e s a p p l i e d by t h e Examiner cannot b e combined i n an o p e r a t i v e way and, even i f t h e y c o u l d be so combined, would s t i l l f a i l t o y i e l d a p p l i c a n t ' s s p e c i f i c a l l y claimed invention. s u b m i t t e d t h a t c l a i m s 26-30, It i s t h e r e f o r e r e s p e c t f u l l y as amended, a r e p a t e n t a b l e o v e r a l l o f t h e c i t e d r e f e r e n c e s , t a k e n a l o n e o r i n any c o m b i n a t i o n , and t h a t t h i s a p p l i c a t i o n i s now i n c o n d i t i o n f o r allowance. Favorable a c t i o n i s accordingly s o l i c i t e d . Respectfully submitted, R i c h a r d A. Lang n W i l l i a m E. H e i n P a t e n t A t t o r n e y #26,465 January 4, 1991 (303) 667-6741 Love1 and, Colorado 9 APBU-00000235

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