Ex Parte STEPHENSON - Page 1

          The opinion in support of the decision being entered today was not written for
                    publication and is not binding precedent of the Board.          
                                                           Paper No. 30             
                      UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE                     
                          BEFORE THE BOARD OF PATENT APPEALS                        
                                  AND INTERFERENCES                                 
                            Ex parte STANLEY W. STEPHENSON                          
                                 Appeal No. 2005-0175                               
                              Application No. 09/241,700                            
                                       ON BRIEF                                     
         Before WARREN, KRATZ and DELMENDO, Administrative Patent Judges.           
         KRATZ, Administrative Patent Judge.                                        

                                  DECISION ON APPEAL                                
              This is a decision on appeal from the examiner's final                
         rejection of claims 9-12 and 14, which are all of the claims               
         pending in this application.                                               
              Appellant’s invention relates to a wearable panoramic                 
         imager.  An understanding of the invention can be derived from a           
         reading of exemplary claim 9, which is reproduced below.                   
                   9. A user wearable apparatus for forming a                       
              panoramic digital image, comprising:                                  
                   a user wearable flexible garment worn below the                  
              head and made of fabric;                                              

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