Title:
Storage container
United States Patent D381512


Inventors:
Green, Patrick M. (Maryville, TN)
Application Number:
29/047472
Publication Date:
07/29/1997
Filing Date:
12/05/1995
Assignee:
Rubbermaid Office Products Inc. (Maryville, TN)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D03/273, D09/424
Field of Search:
D9/424, D9/425, D9/423, D3/294, D3/272, D3/273, 206/508, 206/511, 206/503, 206/518, 220/241, 220/242, 220/380, 220/675, 220/376, 220/334, 220/335, 220/337, 220/350, 220/354, 220/355, 220/356
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US Patent References:
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Primary Examiner:
Hyder, Philip S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
O'planick, Richard B.
Riedesel, Lisa B.
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a storage container, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a top right front perspective view of a storage container showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a left side elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view thereof.