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

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EXHIBITS re 74 Declaration in Support, filed byApple Computer Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit L Part 1# 2 Exhibit L Part 2# 3 Exhibit L Part 3# 4 Exhibit L Part 4# 5 Exhibit L Part 5# 6 Exhibit L Part 6# 7 Exhibit L Part 7# 8 Exhibit L Part 8)(Related document(s) 74 ) (Brown, Nicholas) (Filed on 12/9/2006)

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Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Apple Computer Inc. v. Burst.com, Inc. Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 1 of 40 Doc. 79 Att. 4 .. . Serial Number: 071976,542 Art Unit: 2615 -5- Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications from the examiner should be directed to Huy Nguyen whose telephone number is (703) 305-4775. A n y 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) 305-4700. , APBU-00000512 Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 2 of 40 - TO SEPARATE. HOLD TOP A N D BOTTOM EDGES, SNAP-APART AND DISCARD CARBON :ORM P10-892 (REV. 2-92) US. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE SER1dL No. ROWPARTUNIT ATTACHMENT TO PAPER NUMBER APPLICANT(5) NOTICE OF REFERENCES CITED I ' 3 US. PATENT DOCUMENTS DOCUMENT NO. DATE NAME J CLA5s SUB. CLAS5 FILING DATE I F APPROPRIATE FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS OTHER REFERENCES (including Author, Title, Date, Pertinent Pages, Etc.) R S I1 T U. XAMINER DATE Rr z/5/@& . .. . .. .+.._ _ _ ... . . ~ "_ ._-._ "... '. APBU-00000513 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP . w.r- Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 3 of 40 .:. IN UNITED STATES PATENT ART UNIT 2615 ' I Examiner H. Nguye Richard A. Lang ii I CASE , i . '\<I FILED SUBJECT November 16, 1992 / BURST TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO INFORMATION (AS A M E N U E U ) THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS WASHINGTON, D.C. SIR: PETITION - EXTENSION ------ C.F.R. FOR OF TIME UNDER 37 be granted i n accordance with t h e provisions o f 37 C.F.R. 1.136 20231 I t i s r e s p e c t f u l l y requested t h a t an extension of time of t h r e e months 1.136 t o take t h e a c t i o n required i n the 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 t h e papers submitted herewith. A check i n t h e amount of $420.00 (small e n t i t y ) , i s enclosed herewith i n payment of t h e processing f e e associated with t h i s p e t i t i o n . Respectful i y submitted, Richard A. Lang - July 1 2 , 1994 (303) 667-6741 Love1a n d , Col orado William E. Hejn Patent Attorney #26,465 ~ ~ ~ * ~ ~ C ~ T B 0 6 6 acniQ that rhi paper ot tn is king deporfad vltbr I !Unkd htul k r r d B C r v l C C "Hxprcrl . d ra MRoe p. k Ul 4dd&rc" m k o under $7 CFR 1.10 on dare indicnml rbovr rad ia rrklmral w the Cornmhsionar of Pairnu 4T W wu W d i n D.C.10231. l, I APBU-00000514 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 4 of 40 Richard A. Lang CASE SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT 284 07/976,542 / November 16, 199/ 2 BURST TRANSF4ISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO INFORMATION (AS AMENDED) THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: AEIENDIIENT "B" I n response t o t h e O f f i c e A c t i o n mailed February 10, 1994, please 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 the f o l l o w i n g : I n t h e claims --- \ 1 3 1 h - 5 , 2 6 , h , 139, 141, 150, 157, 160, 162, 167, 169, 171, and 106b.90, \ \ \ 114, and 130, w i t h o u t p r e j u d i c e , and \\ \\ \\ 72, 74, 79, 81, 83, 105-109, h5, 117-122, \ \ h, \ \ \ \ \ --s;1- as i n d i c a t e d by t h e f o l l o w i n q : t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus [as i n c l a i m 26 f u r t h e r ] comprising: --~ .- audio/video source information; audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n storage _ _ _ ~ - means, coupled_t o compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n --i d aud\o/video of s a %-i compressing s a i d - t o a time compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n t h e r e o f ; s ' d compression means, f o r s t o r i n g t h e time source information; [and] ----- APBU-00000515 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 5 of 40 means, coupled t o s a i d s t o r a g e means, f o r receiving t h e time ------'compressed re?yesentation of s a i d audio/video source information -- i n stored said stora --g e me -- A-- s and f o r s e r i a l l y t r a n s m i t t i n g s a i d time compressed -- &/ representation o f b a i d a u d i o h i d e 0 source information t h a t is shorter t h j a b u r s t time period n - c i a t e d w i t h real time viewing of s a i d ---__I-- torage means, f o r e d i t i n g t h e time /video source information s t o r e d i n e d i t e d time compressed representation i n s a i d s t o r a g e means; being [is] operative f o r receiving t h e f s a i d a u d i o h i d e 0 source information i s s i o n away from s a i d audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus. 29. (amended) An audio/video wherein s a i d output means comprises transmission l i n e . - us as i n claim C261 2 u p l i n g s a i d audio/video wherein s a i d storage means s a s i n claim [261 27 apparatus a s i n claim C261 27 wherein: s a i d audio/video so information; s a i d audio/vide comprises anal og audi o/vi deo source e d i g i t a l converter m r converting s a i d analog audio/video source 2 APBU-00000516 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 6 of 40 i n f o r m a t i o n t o corresponding d i g i t a l audio/video source informa s a i d compression means i s operative f o r compressing d i g i t a l audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o a d i g i t a l representation thereof; and information. zx wherein: source information; ge means i s o p e r a t i v e f o r s t o r i n g s a i d d i g i t a l time An audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus [as i n c l a i m 42 --- 33 ----------- -shorter ----- source i n f o r m a t i o n being rece than a time p e r i o d ed over b u r s t time p -A+-- an associated -----e r i o d t h a t i s ----__.- -- r e a l time viewing o f s a i d audio/video source information; storage means, ~ - -coupled - to o f sa compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n --i d s a i d i n p u t means; and ---output means, coupled t o s a i d ---_______ compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d audio/video means, f o r s t o r i n g ----- t h e time i n f o r m a t i o n received by for r e c e i v i n g -t h e time stored i n -- 3 APBU-00000517 . . Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 7 of 40 t r a n s m i t t i n g s a i d time compressed -- -- source information --away from s a i d comprising a f i b e r o p t i c i n p u t port; dnd t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus a s i n claim C421 43 tus, s a i d video l i b r a r y s t o r i n g ' a 45. (amended) An audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus f u r t h e r comprising: - - compressed representation of R" i d audio/video source information[ , I and f o r i v e l y decompressed time compressed representation of information i n s a i d s t o r a g e means. audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus as i n claim [261 7 4 APBU-00000518 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 8 of 40 information stored i n s a i d storage means; Candl source information. f u r t h e r comprising: infordtion. Qc t 6,. .`: -( o f said audio/video storage means onto said removable recordins medium. 74. (twice amended) An audio/v deo transceiver apparatus a s i n claim [26] - f u r t h e r comprising: 27 J 1 decompression means, decompressing the time information stored i n means, f o r s e l e c t i v e l y of s a i d audio/video source 5 APBU-00000519 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 9 of 40 stored i n wherein: transmitter. further comprising external video further comprising external vide means, coupled t9 said o u t p u t further comprising: APBU-00000520 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 10 of 40 s a i d storage means. 106. (amended) An a u d i o h i d e t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus a s i n claim E261 27 - wherein s a i d input and output means coupled t o a microwave l i n k , f o r r e over said.microwave l i n k and f o r t r representation o f s a i d audio/video means over s a i d microwave l i n k . a 107. (amended) An a u d i o h i d e wherein s a i d storage means comprise 108. (amended) An audio/vide wherein s a i d storage means comprise 109. (amended) An audio/vide wherein s a i d storage means comprises d i g i t a l papek. 'f15( Ab 1 \ \ 115. (amended) A method a s i n claim 114 fuhherl _r handling fo. audi'o/video source information, receiving compressing the compressed representation thereof; L\ he method comprising t h e steps of: information --- a time into r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d audio/video source ,-. information; --- s t o r i n g the time compressed r a,- s e r i a l l y transmitting ---source information; ---I---- 'source information [stored i n s a i d storage s t o r i n g the edited time compressed source information [ i n s a i d storage means]; an o f said audio/video 7 APBU-00000521 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 11 of 40 away from s a i d audio/vi o t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus. laim E1141 - wherein t h e step of 115 117. (amended) A m t r a n s m i t t i n g compri ses s a i d audi o/video source 118. (amended) A t r a n s m i t t i n g comprises audio/video source i n f o 119. (amended) A s t o r i n g comprises s t o r i audio/video source i n f o 120. (amended) A s t o r i n g comprises s t o r i audio/video source i n f o 1,21. (amended) A method a s i n s a i d audio/video source i n f o informa t i o n ; s a i d method f u r t h e r comprise audio/video source information t o c information; s a i d step of compressing com d i g i t a l audio/video source informat representation t h e r e o f ; and s a i d s t e p o f s t o r i n g compris representation o f s a i d corresponding d i g i t a l a;\dio/video source information. source information; s a i d s t e p of compressing comprises 8 .. - ~ -.- APBU-00000522 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 12 of 40 a(( , ,$it r e p r e s e n t a t i o n of s a i d ; d i g i t a l audio/video source information. , 131. (amended) Ak:od [as i n claim 130 wherein] - handling for audio/video source inform t i o n , __-. t h e method comprising: receiving audio/vid representation t h e r e o f , s a i d audio/video source information comprising 5 -----A- m u l t i p l i c i t y --- frames i of video programs, s a i d time compressed &presentation --i d audio/video source of s a information b e i n g received over audio/video source information; storing the --- time compressed a s s o c i a t e d ----burst time period t h a t i s with r e a l time s h o r t e r --than a time period a s s o c i a v ---viewing --i d of s a -4-\ source information a s a time compressed the form of one _-_------ o r more f u l l motion video of s a i d audio/video source information received --- i n p u t by s a i d s e r i a l l y t r a n s m i t t i n g -said 1' representation 0 ' said -audio/video apparatus; source information said audio/video transceiver s a i d audio/video source information received from a video l i b r a r y , s a i d video programs, each of s a i d programs comprising the form o f a f u l l motion video program, e s a i d time compressed representation f o r s e a s s o c i a t e d burst time period, over a f i b e r - user. 132. (amended) A method [as i n c l a i audio/video source information, -method comprising: the receiving audio/video source information representation thereof, 3~ a time \,ompressed \ said audio/video source information comprising a m u l t i p l i c i t y - -- n -__ - -- -- o t i o n 7 of video frames - t h e form of one o r more f u l l k i video programs, s a i d time compressed representation of s a i d audio/vi eo source information being received --an associated --- o d k h a t i s over b u r s t time p e r i shorte --___-r than a time period a s s o c i a t e d with real time viewing of s i d . \ 2 +- t 9 \ APBU-00000523 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 13 of 40 audio/video source information; o f sa s t o r i n g the ~- ime compressed representation --i d audio/video source 133. (amended) A method representation of said audio/ steps of: s e l e c t i v e l y decompressing said time compressed representation o f s a i d audio/video source information; \ 10 APBU-00000524 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 14 of 40 135. (amended) A method steps o f : selectively decompressin E1141 - further comprising the 115 time compressed representation o f $ [stored in said storage means]; meansl. e-- selectively decompressin [stored in said storage means]; and for selective viewing by a user. of: selectively decompressi representation o f said digital storage means]; digital audio/video source information; and \ 11 APBU-00000525 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 15 of 40 s t o r i n g t h e e d i t e d decompr t i m e compressed representation s e l e c t i v e l y decomprssing t representation o f s a i d d i g i a t l au storage means]; and v i sua1 1y d i splaying the decomp representation o f s a i d d i g i t a l audio/vi&o i g i t a l time compressed source i n f o r m a t i o n f o r s e l e c t i v e i n f o r m a t i o n [stored i n s a i d decompressing t h e stored time co audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n [ s t o r e d resenta ti on o f s a i d orage means]; and 131 f u r t h e r comprising t h e Y compressed representation thereof; \ \ APBU-00000526 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 16 of 40 s e r i a l l y t r a n s m i t t i n g s i d stored time compressed representation o f a than a time p e r i o d source information; o f s a i d audio/video means] onto a removable recording plediu 5 . h adk step o f recording the stored t i m p 8\c%@ ssed representation o f s a i d s e l e c t i v e l y decompressing s a i d audi o / v i deo source i n f o r m a t i on time compressed representation o f steps o f : information; and a t i o n o f s a i d audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n [ i n s a i d storage mea 13 \ APBU-00000527 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 17 of 40 time compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n i n s a i d storage means] i s source i n f o r m a t i o n [stored , -wherein 115 a bubble memory. said time i n f o r m a t i o n i s stored i n wherein s a i d time i n f o r m a t i o n is stored on one o r more magnetic disks. wherein s a i d time i n f o r m a t i o n i s stored on d i g i t a l paper. 14 APBU-00000528 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 18 of 40 Remarks Applicant notes w i t h appreciation the specifically recited allowance o f claims 55-68, 85-104, 113, 143-156, 175-185, and 194 and the presumed allowance or allowability o f claims 33-40, 79-84, 105, 161, 163, 170, 173, and 174, which stand neither rejected nor objected to. Claim 162 has been rejected under 35 U.S.C. 112, second paragraph, as being i n d e f i n i t e f o r f a i l i n g t o particularly p o i n t o u t and d i s t i n c t l y claim the subject matter which applicant regards as the invention. Specifically, the Examiner has stated t h a t there is no antecedent basis f o r the phrases "said storage means" and "random access storage means" a t l i n e s 3 and 5. It i s believed t h a t claim 162, as amended, now f u l l y complies w i t h the requirements of 35 U.S.C. the Examiner s comments. Claims 26, 29-32, 41-42, 76-78, 106-112, 114, 117-129, 130, 142, 157, 160, 164-169, and 187-193 have been rejected as being unpatentable under 35 112 and i s therefore allowable, i n accordance w i t h U.S.C. B.). 103 over Keith e t a l . (reference A ) i n view of Arnon e t a l . (reference T h i s rejection i s believed moot i n view of applicant's present amendment, i n which the rejected claims have variously been cancelled o r amended t o depend from allowed claims or claims indicated a s being allowable i f rewritten i n independent form. Accordingly, rejected base claims 26, 42, Claims 27, 29-34, 43- 69, 114, and 130 have been cancelled without prejudice. 47, 72, 74, 78, 79, 81, 83, 105-109, 115, 117-122, 131-135, 136, 138, 139, 141, 150, 157, 160, 162, 167, 169, 171, and 186-190 have been variously amended t o incorporate the limitations o f the cancelled base claims and any intervening claims and t o change t h e i r dependencies so as t o place them i n condition f o r allowance. Specifically, claim 27 has been amended t o Claims 29-34 have incorporate the subject matter of cancelled base claim 26. been amended t o make them dependent on claim 27. Dependent claim 43 has been Claim amended t o incorporate the subject matter of cancelled base claim 42. 44 has been amended t o make i t dependent on claim 43. Claims 45-47 have been 15 . ... ._ , ..... .. . . .. .. . , .. ......_-_I __ ... . . . . ,.,. - _. . . .I .. . , .I.. . I ~ . . ,... .. .. . . , ,.. ."- APBU-00000529 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 19 of 40 amended t o make them dependent on claim 27. Claim 72 has been amended t o make i t dependent on claim 43. claim 27. Claim 74 has been amended t o make i t dependent on Claim Claim 78 has been amended t o make i t dependent on claim 43. Claim 81 has been 79 has been amended t o make i t dependent on claim 27. amended t o make i t dependent on claim 43. i t dependent on claim 27. dependent on claim 27. Cla-im 8 3 has been amended t o make Claims 105-109 have been amended t o make them Claims 110-112, among several claims on which the outstanding Office Action is s i l e n t , a r e believed allowable as depending from allowed claim 55. Claim 115 has been amended t o incorporate t h e s u b j e c t Claims 116-122 have been amended t o make matter of cancelled base claim 114. them dependent on claim 115. Claims 131 and 132 have been amended t o Claims 133-135 incorporate t h e s u b j e c t matter o f cancelled base claim 130. have been amended t o make them dependent on claim 115. Claims 157, 167, 171, Claim 162 and 186-190 have been amended t o make them dependent on claim 115. has been amended t o incorporate t h e s u b j e c t matter of cancelled base claim 114 and t o c o r r e c t the deficiency under 35 U.S.C. 112 noted above. Claim 169 has been amended t o make i t dependent on claim 131. Claims 191-193, on which the outstanding Office Action i s a l s o silent, a r e believed allowable as depending from allowed claim 143. In view of t h e foregoing amendment and remarks, i t i s believed t h a t claims 27-41, 43-68, 70-113, 115-129, and 131-194, a s variously amended, a r e p a t e n t a b l e t o a p p l i c a n t and t h a t t h i s case i s now i n condition 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, Richard A. Lang ' Patent Attorney #26,465 J u l y 11, 1994 (303) 667-6741 Loveland, Colorado 16 APBU-00000530 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 20 of 40 ..... .. . AMENDMENT TRANSMITTAL LEl7ER ,plication Number Docket Number (Optional) 284 Group Art Unit Filing Date Examiner 07/976,542 venlion Tltle 11/16/92 H. Nguyen 7h15 IURSTTRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO INFORMATION TO THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS Transmitted herewith is an amendment Inathe. above MentHied application. (AS AMENDE - 0 No additional fee Is required. 0 A verified statement to establish Small Entity status under 37 CFR 1.27 is enclosed. The fee has been calculated as shown below: Small Entity status of this application has been established under 37 CFR 1.27 by a verified 'slatemen1 previously submitted. CLAIMS AS AMENDED tl the entry in column t Is less than the entry in column 2, wrlte '0' in column 3 ' tl the highest number previously paid lor IN MIS SPACE is less than 20, snler '20'. * tl the highest number previousiy paid for IN MIS SPACE I less than 3, anterr. s he 'highesl number prevlourly paid l o r (mtai or ~nbpendenl) the highest number bund in ttm appropriate b o x In OOlUmn 1 IC 0 Please charge Deposit AccountisNumber A duplicate copy of this sheet enclosed. c] In the amount of $ c Any additional filing fees required under 37 CFR 1. I 6 ] Any palent application processing fees under 37 CF 00 blG 07i'i0/514. 07976542 J u l y 12; 1994 Dele to cover the filing fee is enclosed A second ch A check in the amount o! $ 74.00 i n t h e amountcof $420 t o cover t h e p r o c e s s i n f e e i s . a l s o enclosed. The Commissioner is hereby authorlzed to charge payment oythe following fees associated with this communication or credd any overpayment to Deposit Acccunl Number A duplicate copy of this sheet is enclosed n agnatup- P a m and Tradanark ofiice; U.S. DEPARTMW OFCOMMER' APBU-00000531 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 21 of 40 I SERIAL NUMBER I Address: COMMISSIONEROF PAlENTS AND TRADEMARKS Weehlngtnn. D.C. 20231 FILING DATE UNITED GTATE5DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office 1 FIRST NAMED INVENTOR I ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. I Thls is a communlcatlonfrom the examlner In charge of your appilcation. COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS Thls appllcation has been examlned Responslvelo communlcatlonflled o s month(s), ------days from the dato of thls letter. A shortened statutory psrlod for response to thls actlon I set to explre Fallure to respond wlthln the perlod for responsewill cause the appllcatlonto become abandoned. 35 U.S.C. 133 part I THE FOLLOWING ATlACHMENT(S) ARE PART OFTHIS ACTION: Notlce of ReferencesCited by Examlner. PTO-892. Notlce o Art Clted by Appllcant, PTO-1449. f Informalon on How to Effect Drawing Changes, PTO-1474.. Notice of Draftsman's Patent Drawlng Revlew, PTO-948. Notice of InformalPatent Appllcation. PTO-152. 0-2 \x-8 z/. Thls action is made flnal. Pari II SUMMARY OF ACTION I . Claims I - I ~ /'/ 1 - / '70.- I/? . -- 94 are pending In the applicatlon. .' are withdrawn from wnslderatlon. Of the above, clalms 2 . Claims 76./,7 , 6'7 77 b I //+ @ & J . / . Z 0 have been cancelled. ere allowed. 3 . 0 Claims 4 . g Claims 5 . 0 Claims +!i 9 5 - 6 ~ ~-//,??K 5 / Z & / ! W ~ -&? .$ are reJected. 7 /0 are objected to. ere subJectto restrlclon or election requlrement. 6 . 0 Claims 7 . 0 Thls appllcatlon has been flied with Informal drawlngs under 37 C.F.R. 1.85 whlch are acceptablefor examlnaUon purposes. Formal drawlngs are requlred In response to thls Offlce actlon 8.Q . Under 37 C.F.R 1.84 these drawlngs 9 . 0 The corrected or subslllule drawlngs have been received on ate 0amptable; 0 not acceptable (see explanatlon or Notice of Draftsman's Patent Drawlng Review, PT0-946). l 0 . m The proposed addltlonal or substitute sheet($ of drawlngs, filedon examlner; 0disapproved by the examlner (see explanation). . has (have) b6en Oappmved by the 1 1 . 0 The proposed drawlng correction, flled ,has been Uapproved; dlsapproved(see explanation). 12.m Acknowledgement Is made of the clalm for prlorlty under 35 U.S.C. 119. The cerllfled copy has 0 been flied In parent appllcatlon, serial no. ;filed on 13. 17 been recelved 0 not been recelved Slnce thls application apppears to be In condltion for allowance except for formal matters. prosecutlon as to the rnerlls I cloied In s accordance with the pracllce under Ex parte Quayie, 1935 C.D. 11; 453 O.G. 213. 1 4 . 0 OIher EXAMINER'S ACTION APBU-00000532 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 22 of 40 Serial Number: 07/976,542 Art Unit: 2615 Claims 43, 61, 74, -99, 105, 115 -2- 1. nd 187 are rejected under 35 U.S.C. '5 112, second paragraph, as being indefinite for failing to particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter which applicant regards as the invention. Claim 43, line 2, is "video library" is the same or different from Ifvideolibrary" recited at line 40 of claim 43. Claims 61 and basis. Claim 99, lines 2-10, what is the cooperative structural relationship between the means recited in claim 99 and the means recited in claim 85.. Thus claim 99 is rejected as being incomplete for omitting essential structural cooperative relationships of elements, such omission amounting to a gap between the necessary structural connections. MPEP 5 706.03(f). Claim 105, lines 2-5, what is the difference between "editing means" and "editing means" recited in claim 27, lines 14-17. Claims 115 and 187 are indefinite because they are dependent on the canceled claim 114. 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 Offi'ce action: 74, lines 3-4 and 9,respectively, the phrase'lsaid random access storage means" lack an antecedent A patent may not be obtained though the invention is not identically disclosed or described as set forth in section 102 of this title, if the differences between the 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 APBU-00000533 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 23 of 40 Serial Number: 07/976,542 Art unit: 2615 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. -3- Subject matter developed by another person, which qualifies 9 as prior art only under subsection (E) or ( ) 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. Claims 27-41, 43-68,70-113,115-129 and 131-194 are rejected under 35 U.S.C. al. 103 as being unpatentable over Izeki et a1 in view of the admitted prior art in the specification and kggers et Regarding claims 27, 43, 85, 105, 115, 131, 132, 143, 148, 158-161, 162, 169, 170, 172, 173, 176, 186, 189, 192 and '194, Izeki et a1 discloses and a video and audio apparatus, Figs 1-5, for receiving audio /video information and compressing the audio and video information and storing the compressed audio/video information in a storage means for later selectively retrieving f o r transmitting the audio/video information to another audiolvideo apparatus comprising input means (43 and 44) for receiving audio and video signals ; compressing means (46) for compressing the audiofvideo information to produce the compressed video and audio and video information; means (53,52, 110)) for storing the compressed audio/video information; means for retrieving the compressed audio and video information; and editing means (47) for editing the compressed audio and video APBU-00000534 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 24 of 40 Serial Number: 071976,542 Art Unit: 2615 -4- signals from and for storing the edited audio or video sigma in the storage means; and output means (80) for output the edited audio/video information away from the audio and video apparatus to a another audio/video apparatus. Izeki et a1 fails to specifically teach the compressed audio/video information is the time compressed audio/video information as recited in claims 27,43,55,85, 105, 115, 131, 132, 143, 162, 173 and 194. However employing means for time cornpressing audiolvideo information so that the compressed audio/video information can transmitted at high speed (in flash or burst period) and increasing the capacity of a storage medium is well known in the art and available in market at the time the invention was made that is admitted by the applicant in the specification , page 7 and 8. Therefore it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to employ means for time compressing audio/video information as alternative compressing device for the compressing means of Izeki et a1 to time compress the audio/video information of Izeki et a1 in order to increasing the speed transmission of the audiolvideo signals as well as increasing the capacity of means. Further for claims 43, 44, 55, 60, 131, 132 and 148, Izeki et a1 fails to teach that the input audiolvideo information are storing the audio/video information of the storing APBU-00000535 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 25 of 40 Serial Number: 071976,542 Art Unit: 2615 -5- compressed video motion.programs from a video library. However, it is noted that audiolvideo information comprising compressed motion video programs from a video library ( video on demand) or from broadcast via a tuner and compressed motion video information are well known in the art. For example Eggers et a1 teach a video library which stores the motion video programs. Therefore it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to use the audiolvideo apparatus of Izeki et a1 to receive the compressed motion video programs as alternative video source information for the audio/video information of Izeki et a1 to process and store the motion video program for later viewing. Regarding claims 105, 48, 50, 51, 62, 83, 133, 138, 134, 135 and 136 Izeki et a1 fails to specifically teach the use of decompress means for decompressing the stored compressed audiofvideo information. However, it is noted that employing a decompressing means to reverse the compressed signal to the original signal is well known in the art and as as admitted by the applicant the specification . Therefore it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to employ decompressing means into Izeki et a1 device to reverse the stored compressed audiolvideo information of Izeki et a1 to the original audio/video information to accommodate with receiving devices such as television monitor or recorder device. APBU-00000536 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 26 of 40 Serial Number: 071976,542 Art Unit: 2615 -6- Regarding claims 28, 49, 53, 71, 75, 116, 135, 137, 138, 140, 141, Izeki et a1 further discloses monitor(48) for monitoring the editing and the stored audio/video information. Regarding claims 29, 30,37,38,39, 41, 56, 57, 77- 78,95, 96, 97, 98, 117, 118, 124, 126, 127,,fi142, 144, 145, 166, 183-185 and 187, Izeki et a1 fails to teach the use of fiber optic telephone and microwave lines to couple to the input or the output port for receiving the audio/video information from a tuner or cable channel and for transmitting audio/video , information. However, it is noted that employ fiber optic, telephone and microwave for transmitting information is well known in the .art. Therefore it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to employ the teaching of Pocock into Izeki et a1 by using fiber optic,telephone and microwave line lL4, , for receiving audio/video information a t the input port or transmitting the audio/video information from the output port. Regarding claims 31, 32, 59, 65, 67, 68, 91, 92, 9 3 , 102, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 119, 120, 146, 147, 154, 155, 156, 164, 165, 179, 180, 188, 190, 191 and 193, Izeki et a1 fails to specifically teach that the storage means comprising a optical disc, or a WORM memory, a semiconductor memory, or a bubble memory, or a erasable optical disc, or a CDROM or digital paper. However, it is noted that employing a optical disc, semiconductor memory, bubble memory, erasable APBU-00000537 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 27 of 40 Serial Number: 07/976,542 Art Unit: 2615 -7- optical disc, CD-ROM or a digital paper for storing information is well known in the art (see Izeki et a1 column 7, lines 23-31) and as admitted by applicant in the specification. Therefore it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to employ a optical disc, semiconductor memory, erasable optical disc, CD-ROM, WORM memory or a digital paper as alternative storage device or the storage means of Izeki et a1 to store the audiojvideo information of Izeki et al. Regarding claims 33,34 and further for claims 85, 172, Izeki et a1 teaches means for converting the input audiolvideo information into digital audio/video information and for stored digital audiojvideo information (column 3, lines 39-43) and means for converting the digital audio/video information into analog audiojvideo information (column 5, lines 40-51). Regarding claims 36, 54, 94, 182 Izeki et a1 fails to teach that the audio/video information is taken from a tape recorder. However, it is noted that a tape recorder which capable of producing audiojvideo information is well known in the art. Therefore, it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to use the input means of Izeki et a1 to receive the audio/video information from a tape recorder as an alternative audiojvideo information source for the audio/video apparatus of Izeki et al. , / . APBU-00000538 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 28 of 40 Serial Number: 07/976,542 Art Unit: 2615 Regarding claims 35 and 123, Izeki et a1 teaches that the input audio/video information from a video camera (column 3, lines 37-40). -8- Regarding claim 40 and 128, Izeki et a1 fails to specifically teach that the input audio/video information receive from a computer. However, it is noted that audiojvideo information which are generated by a computer is well known in the art. Therefore, it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in tHe art to supplying the generated audiojvideo information from a computer as alternative the audiojvideo information source of Izeki et al. Regarding claims 61, 63, 70, 73, 75, 79, 80, 81, '82, 84, 84, 88, 89, 90, 149, 150, 151, 152, 157, 158, 159, 162, 163, 167, 168, 177, 178, Izeki et a1 further teach a removable recorder such as tape recorder (54) for storing the audiojvideo information from the storage means. Regarding claims 86 and , Izeki et a1 further discloses character generating means for generating title by a user which is associated with audiolvideo information but fails to specifically that the title is indicating timing information. However it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to employ the character generating means of Izeki et a1 for generating character indicating the date or time, considered as the claimed timing information, of receiving the audio/video APBU-00000539 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 29 of 40 Serial Number: 071976,542 Art Unit: 2615 information of Izeki et a1 through the input by a user (key board)(column 2, lines 65-68. -9- Regarding claim 99 and 100, Izeki et a1 further disclose an digital control unit means (41, 56) for controlling editing functions but including a memory for storing instruction to perform editing functions but fails to specifically teach that the memory is a ROM. However, it is noted that employ a ROM for storing necessary instruction in a control device to perform the control of a apparatus is well known in the art. Therefore it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to employ a ROM in the digital control unit of Izeki et a1 for storing the necessary instruction as alternative memory for the memory (56) of Izeki et a1 in order to accurately edit audio/video audio information. 4. Claims 101 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 0 103 as being unpatentable over Izeki et a1 as applied to claims 98 above, and further in view of Muramoto et al. Izeki et a1 fails to teach a RGB converter for converting the stored information into RGB format. However it is noted that employing a RBG converter for Converting information into RGB format is well known in the art. For example, Muramoto et a1 disclose a RGB converter for converting stored information. Therefore it would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art to employ the well known RGB converter as taught by ' APBU-00000540 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 30 of 40 Serial Number: 071976,542 Art Unit: 2615 Muramoto et a1 for converting the stored information into RGB -10- format and for outputting the RGB format in order to reproducing the 5. RGB format on an appropriate monitor. The prior art made of record and not relied upon is considered pertinent to applicant's disclosure. Bennet discloses and apparatus in which the audiofvideo information is trasmitted by a microwave link. Way teaches the audiofvideo information are transmitted by optical fiber. McCalley et a1 teach the use of telephone line for transmitting information. Takuechi et a1 teaches the use of a key board for generating timing information. 6. Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications from the examiner should be directed to Huy Nguyen whose telephone number is (703) 305-4775. H.N February 20, 1995 APBU-00000541 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 31 of 40 TO SEPARATE. HP. 0 TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES, SNAP-APART A N D DISCARD CARBON NOTICE OF REFERENCES CITED :ILING D A T E IF APPROPRIATE I J K FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS DOCUMENT NO. DATE R s T. UXAMINER DATE APBU-00000542 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 32 of 40 UNITED STATES Examiner H . h g & ~ < ~ Richard A. Lang CASE 284 07/976,542 November 16, 1992 BURST TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO INFORMATION (AS AMENDED) r;? c 3 SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT u1 r,o rri x-u THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 c z -- $.) xrr .XI 73 g ; 1 3 4 . : c3 :x 2 1 h , r--2 sin: PETITION EXTENSION OF TIME UNDER 37 C.F.R. M ------ 'I.136 I t i s r e s p e c t f u l l y requested t h a t an extension of time of t h r e e rnoshs be granted i n accordance w i t h t h e provisions o f 37 C.F.R. , 1.136 t o t a k e the action required i n t h e application i d e n t i f i e d in caption, a s r e f l e c t e d by the papers submitted herewith. A check i n t h e amount of $435.00 (small e n t i t y ) i s enclosed herewith i n payment of t h e processing fee associated with t h i s p e t i t i o n . Respectfully submitted, Richard A. Lang ,I r August 28, 1995 c r (303) 667-6741 Coveland, Colorado %" . I -, I , 1 APBU-00000543 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 33 of 40 :.> -v' ,u/ ., ,,\ I N THE ;f*y UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE ART UNIT 2615 Examiner H. Nguyen CB- 4 -aQ-tis Richard A. Lanq 284 07/976,542 . CASE SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT November 16, 1992 BURST TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO INFORMATION (AS AMENDED) THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Pursuant t o the p r o v i s i o n s of 37 CFR 1.56, h e r e w i t h are copies o f applicant's attention. references are c i t e d . R e s p e c t f u l l y submitted, Richard A. 'Lanq Six 1.97, and 1.98: enclosed U.S. p a t e n t references t h a t have r e c e n t l y come t o Enclosed i s one sheet o f Form PTO-1449 on which these August 28, 1995 (303) 667-6741 Love1and, Col orado 1 - - ............ .. .-_. ..... . .. ... I - APBU-00000544 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 34 of 40 . (Use several s h e e t s i f necesr;a;y) AND OTIIER INFORMATIO D I S C L O S E D BY nF'PLIbA&-@S4 I ''9 I SheetA T T Y . DOCKET NO. SERIAL NO. 1 of -. 1 APPLICANT Richard A. L~~~ GROUP F I L I N G OAT November 16, 1992 2615 U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS AI AJ AK I DOCUMENTNUMBER DATE FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS COUNTRY CLASS I SUBCLASS . rEs . NO AL AM AN A0 AP -~ OTHER DOCUMENTS (Including Author, T i t l e , D a t e , Psrttnent P s g e s . E l c . ) AR AS AT EXAMINER I I I kwy -Initial NG-ZyEd - DATE C2t45tfzMc-OA ///rq y s MPEP 609; D r a w llna through c i t a t l o n i t not 'EXAMINER: If relorence considered, whether or n o t c i t a t i o n i s i n canformonce w i t h i n conformance and not conaidored. Include copy of this form with n e x t communication to applicant. - APBU-00000545 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 35 of 40 I N THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE +I7 E ART UNIT 2615 R i c h a r d A. CASE SERIAL NO. FILED SUBJECT Lang 284 07/976,542 November 16, 1992 BURST TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUDIO/VIDEO INFORMATION (AS AMENDED) THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS WASHINGTON, D.C. 20231 SIR: AMENDMENT "C" C* 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 F e b r u a r y 27, 1995: R e a s 6 a q q d -;*I 22 .r 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 following:f\,> cn I n the claims Please amend c l a i m s ~ . ~ 7 __I \ 27. ( t w i c e amended) An a u d i o l v i d e o t r a d e i v e r a p p a r a t u s c o m p r i s i n g : information, said i n p u t means f o r _ . - t h e f o r m o f one o r more f u l l m o t i o n v deo programs; s a i d i n p u t means, f o r compressing s a i d t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n thereof, f a u d i o / v i d e o source s a i d t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n a t i o n h a v i n g 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 ~ t i m e e r i o d associated w i t h r e a l time viewing o f s a i d p audio/video source i n f o r m ion; s t o r a g e means, co 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 1 ., . . ,.-~ . ._. , . . .. .. . APBU-00000546 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 36 of 40 , 4 L compressed representation o f s a i d audio/video source informatipll; output means, coupled t o s a i d storage means, compressed representation o f s a i d audio/video source s a i d storage means and f o r s e r i a l l y t r a n s m i t t i n g s a i d time compressed /' representation o f s a i d audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n away Prom said audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus i n [a] saifl'burst t i m e p e r i o d t h a t i s shorter than [a] t i m e period assocf&with i audi o / v i deo source i nformati on; and e d i t i n g means, coupled t o sq'd storage means, f o r e d i t i n g t h e time o/video source information stored i n e d i t e d time compressed representation i n said storage means; ve f o r r e c e i v i n g t h e e d i t e d t i m e o/video source Information stored i n ay from s a i d audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r / r e a l time viewing o f s a i d i s shorter than a t i m e p e r i o d associated 43. ( t w i c e amended) An audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus compris 7 g: audio/video source information; s a i d i n p u t means; and 2 . .. - . _... . ... . . .. . - ._ . .. .. . , -, . . .. . . , . .. _- APBU-00000547 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 37 of 40 compressed representation o f s a i d s a i d storage means and f o r s e r i a l l y t r a n s m i t t i n g s a i d representation o f s a i d audio/vi de audiolvideo t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus; [said i n p u t means comprisi s a i d i n p u t means being coupled, v i a a communica transmission l i n e ] , t o a remotely s t o r i n g a m u l t i p l i c i t y o f program m u l t i p l i c i t y o f video frames i n t o f s a i d programs being stored i n rl - s e l e c t i v e r e t r i e v a l , i n s a i d asso communication 3[Fiber / o p t i c transmission l i n e ] , by t h e user. t r a n s c e i v e r apparatus as i n claim 43 o p t i c i n p u t p o r t and wherein s a i d l i n e t o s a i d remotely coupLed v i a a communic#ion 1ink]. 1, 1ine \, cancel "random access"; 3 , cqncel \ "random access"; > 99. (amended) An f u r t h e r comprising: 3 WKi- c o n t r o l u n i t means comprising : .. , I__.__.......,_._..r_..... . , _-... ". ,...,.. - .. ,. , .... APBU-00000548 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 38 of 40 e d i t i n g f u n c t i o n s ; and E3 -CR read-only memory e d i t i n g functions. apparatus as i n c l a i m 27 [ F u r t h e r comprising e d i t i n g mean said -e d i t i n g means i s f u r t h e r a i d storage means,] wherein *q r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d audio/ ormation b e f o r e i t i s s t o r e d i n -storage said means and f o r t h r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f s a i d audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n i n s a i d storage means. \ 4 APBU-00000549 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 39 of 40 Remarks Claims 43, 61, 74, 99, 115, and 187 have been r e j e c t e d under 35 U.S.C. 112, second paragraph, as being 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 subject m a t t e r which a p p l i c a n t regards as t h e invention. S p e c i f i c a l l y , t h e Examiner has questioned whether t h e reference t o "video l i b r a r y " a t l i n e 2 o f c l a i m 42 i s t o t h e same element r e c i t e d a t l i n e 40 o f c l a i m 43. Since l i n e 2 o f c l a i m 42 does n o t c o n t a i n t h e r e c i t a t i o n noted by t h e Examiner, a p p l i c a n t assumes t h a t t h e Examiner intended t o c i t e l i n e 2 o f c l a i m 44. Assuming t h a t t o be t h e case, a p p l i c a n t has amended b o t h ~ claims 43 and 44 t o remove any p o s s i b i l i t y o f ambiguity with respect t o t h i s terminology. The Examiner has a l s o s t a t e d t h a t claims 61 and 74, l i n e s 3-4 and 9, r e s p e c t i v e l y , l a c k antecedent basis f o r t h e phrase " s a i d random access storage means." antecedent basis. Accordingly, these claims have been amended t o p r o v i d e proper The Examiner has questioned t h e cooperative s t r u c t u r a l and t h e means r e l a t i o n s h i p between t h e means r e c i t e d i n c l a i m 99, l i n e s 2-10, r e c i t e d i n c l a i m 85. Accordingly, c l a i m 99 has been amended t o s p e c i f i c a l l y r e c i t e t h e s t r u c t u r a l i n t e r c o n n e c t i o n between t h e claimed elements, i n accordance w i t h t h e requirements o f MPEP 706.03(f). The Examiner has questioned t h e d i f f e r e n c e between t h e " e d i t i n g means" r e c i t e d i n c l a i m 105, l i n e s 2-5, and t h e " e d i t i n g means" r e c i t e d i n c l a i m 27, l i n e s 14-17. Accordingly, c l a i m 105 has been amended t o c l a r i f y t h a t b o t h r e c i t a t i o n s are t o t h e same element. F i n a l l y , claims 115 and 187 have been deemed by t h e Examiner t o be i n d e f i n i t e because they are dependent on c a n c e l l e d c l a i m 114. The Examiner i s r e s p e c t f u l l y r e f e r r e d t o a p p l i c a n t ' s Amendment "8" f i l e d J u l y 12, 1994, i n which c l a i m 115 was amended t o be independent i n form and i n which c l a i m 187 was amended t o be dependent on c l a i m 115. For the f o r e g o i n g d e t a i l e d reasons, i t i s r e s p e c t f u l l y submitted t h a t claims 43, 61, 74, 99, 105, 115, and 187, as v a r i o u s l y amended, a l l f u l l y comply w i t h the requirements o f 35 U.S.C. Claims 27-41, 112, second paragraph. 70-113, 115-129, and 131-194 have been r e j e c t e d ' 43-68, 5 - APBU-00000550 Case 3:06-cv-00019-MHP Document 79-5 Filed 12/09/2006 Page 40 of 40 under 35 U.S.C. 103 as being unpatentable over I z e k i e t a l . i n view o f the This r e j e c t i o n is a d m i t t e d p r i o r a r t i n t h e s p e c i f i c a t i o n and Eggers e t a l . r e s p e c t f u l l y traversed, p a r t i c u l a r l y w i t h respect t o these claims, as v a r i o u s l y amended. Claim 27, as amended, f o r example, i s s p e c i f i c a l l y d i r e c t e d t o an audio/video t r a n s c e i v e r having t h e a b i l i t y t o r e c e i v e audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n i n t h e form o f one o r more f u l l motion video programs, compress t h e received audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o a time compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n t h e r e o f having an associated 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 t h e t i m e r e q u i r e d t o e f f e c t r e a l t i m e viewing o f the audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n , s t o r e the 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 j v i d e o source i n f o r m a t i o n , and then t r a n s m i t t h e stored, t i m e compressed r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f t h e audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n away from t h e t r a n s c e i v e r i n t h e associated b u r s t t i m e period. Remaining independent claims 43, 55, 85, 113, 115, 131, 132, 143, 162, 173, and 194 c o n t a i n s u b s t a n t i a l l y t h e same l i m i t a t i o n s . These very important s p e c i f i c a l l y r e c i t e d f e a t u r e s o f a p p l i c a n t ' s claimed i n v e n t i o n a r e simply n o t shown o r suggested by any o f t h e c i t e d references, taken alone o r i n any combination. The I z e k i e t a l . reference teaches an audio/video e d i t i n g system whose primary purpose i s t o f a c i l i t a t e p r o d u c t i o n o f a new master tape c o n t a i n i n g t h e e d i t e d information. I z e k i e t a l . c o n t a i n s a b s o l u t e l y no showing o r suggestion whatsoever o f compressing audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n i n t o a t i m e compressed represenation t h e r e o f having an associated 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 t h e time r e q u i r e d t o e f f e c t r e a l time viewing o f the audio/video source i n f o r m a t i o n , as s p e c i f i c a l l y t a u g h t and claimed by applicant. Element 46 o f I z e k i e t al., c i t e d by t h e Examiner, i s a conversion u n i t t h a t does n o t h i n g more than convert t h e i n p u t t e d video and/or audio data i n t o a p r e s c r i b e d format (see column 2 , l i n e s 47-56 and column 7, l i n e s 3-14 o f I z e k i e t al.). While I z e k i e t a l . mentions data compression as one t y p e o f conversion process, t h i s i s n o t t h e e q u i v a l e n t by any means o f a p p l i c a n t ' s s p e c i f i c a l l y claimed t i m e compression. I z e k i e t al. c o n t a i n s a b s o l u t e l y no ' 6 APBU-00000551

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