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          The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not              
          written for publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.              
                                                                                         
                       UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                          
                                       __________                                         
                           BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                             
                                   AND INTERFERENCES                                      
                                       __________                                         
                                Ex parte JON D. PEARSON                                   
                                       __________                                         
                                  Appeal No. 2006-1667                                    
                               Application No. 10/775,634                                 
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                                        ON BRIEF                                          
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          Before OWENS, CRAWFORD and BAHR, Administrative Patent Judges.                  
          OWENS, Administrative Patent Judge.                                             

                                   DECISION ON APPEAL                                     
               This appeal is from a rejection of claims 1-18, which are                  
          all of the pending claims.                                                      
                                      THE INVENTION                                       
               The appellant claims an apparatus and method for adjusting                 
          the firmness, support or sag of a mattress.  Claims 1 and 13 are                
          illustrative:                                                                   
               1. Apparatus for adjusting firmness, support, or sag of a                  
               mattress, comprising:                                                      
               a) a substantially convex cross-sectional shape that is                    
                     thicker in the center region and gradually thinner                   
                     toward the edges;                                                    




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