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Title:
Air deflector for a semi-trailer
United States Patent D415085
Inventors:
Fitzgerald, James P. (Buena Park, CA)
Scullin, Jan M. (Charlotte, NC)
Application Number:
D/085630
Publication Date:
10/12/1999
Filing Date:
03/27/1998
Assignee:
Nose Cone Manufacturing Co. (Buena Park, CA)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
D12/181, D12/182, D12/190, D12/96, 296/180, 296/183
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US Patent References:
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Primary Examiner:
Coles, Doris V.
Assistant Examiner:
Sinuik, Stacia
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for an air deflector for a semi-trailer, as shown anddescribed.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a side view of the air deflector for a semi-trailer, showing our new design, shown in its position of use;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the air deflector for a semi-trailer;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged front elevation view thereof;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged top plan view thereof;

FIG. 5 is an enlarged bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 6 is an enlarged left side view thereof;

FIG. 7 is an enlarged right side view thereof; and,

FIG. 8 is an enlarged rear elevational view thereof.

The broken line showing of environment is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.