Title:
Combined vented closure and capped straw
United States Patent D324824


Inventors:
Hansen, Randall (Redondo Beach, CA)
Application Number:
07/456281
Publication Date:
03/24/1992
Filing Date:
12/26/1989
Assignee:
Sip Top Marketing, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
215/388, 215/902, 220/705, 220/709, D07/300.2, D09/435, D09/446, D09/447
Field of Search:
D9/434, D9/435, D9/436, D9/444-447, D9/449, D7/300.2, D12/114, 239/33, 215/229, 224/3A, 224/3R, 224/32R, 224/32A, 224/35, 224/37
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US Patent References:
D303197Buoyant advertising strawSeptember, 1989Turner, Jr. et al.D7/300.2
4448316Straw-equipped liquid drink containerMay, 1984Hiroshige220/90.2
4134494Combination straw and stirrerJanuary, 1979WongD7/300.2
D193121N/AJune, 1962WickmanD9/446
2958439Container and closureNovember, 1960Yochem220/339
2789734Dropper cap for a bottleApril, 1957BiedermanD9/447
2613988Beverage dispensing deviceOctober, 1952Jarbeau239/33
1236029N/AAugust, 1917Williams239/33



Other References:
Better Homes and Gardens; Nov. 1988; p. M-2; Gravy Master Ribbed Closure.
Primary Examiner:
Ansher, Bernard
Assistant Examiner:
Simone, Dominic
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a combined vented closure and capped straw, asshown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of a combined vented closure and capped straw showing my new design, the straw broken away to show indefinite length;

FIG. 2 is a front perspective view of the vented closure, shown separately for ease of illustration;

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of FIG. 1, in an assembled condition, the difference residing in the ribbed sides;

FIG. 4 is a front elevational view of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is a rear elevational view of FIG. 3;

FIG. 6 is a right side elevational view of FIG. 3, the left side being a mirror image;

FIG. 7 is a top plan view of FIG. 3;

FIG. 8 is a bottom plan view of FIG. 3;

FIG. 9 is a reduced side elevational view of FIG. 3, the container shown in broken lines for illustrative purposes only;

FIG. 10 is a perspective view of a third embodiment of FIG. 1, the difference residing in the shape of the cap and the vented closure; and,

FIG. 11 is a perspective view of a fourth embodiment of FIG. 1, the difference residing in the shape of the cap and the vented closure.