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Title:
Sheet tie-down device
United States Patent D445625
Inventors:
Smith, Preston J. (600 Churchill Rd., Knoxville, TN, 37909)
Application Number:
D/127303
Publication Date:
07/31/2001
Filing Date:
08/01/2000
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
D6/595, D6/596, D6/601, D6/602, D6/603, D6/606, D6/607, D6/608, 5/482, 5/483, 5/484, 5/485, 5/489, 5/490, 5/491, 5/492, 5/495, 5/496, 5/497, 5/498, 5/499, 5/500, 5/501, 5/502, 5/503.1, 15/208, 15/209.1, 15/210.1, 24/343, 24/357, 24/459, 24/72.5, D11/212, 2/303
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US Patent References:
6006406Polymeric grommetDecember, 1999Chung247/136
5940942Fabric holderAugust, 1999Fong24/459
5692272Clip for gripping sheet materialDecember, 1997Woods24/459
5655271Pinless clothing attachable image holder buttonAugust, 1997Maxwell-Trumble et al.24/459
5557830FastenerSeptember, 1996Davis24/459
5182827Sheet-mattress retainerFebruary, 1993Carrier et al.5/498
5168605Method and apparatus for securing a tarpDecember, 1992Bartlett24/519
5099531Button alignment and stabilizing system for beddingMarch, 1992Shmier5/46
5092010BedclothesMarch, 1992Wong5/496
5046222Clasp device for fabrics, films and sheet materialsSeptember, 1991Byers et al.24/343
4916766Bed sheet and mattress attachment meansApril, 1990Grandy5/496
4899407Waterbed sheet fastenersFebruary, 1990McCue5/508
4829617Bedding attachment devicesMay, 1989Dameron5/508
4660240Device for attaching sheets to a waterbedApril, 1987Hutton et al.5/451
4646375Bed sheet fastenerMarch, 1987Parker5/498
D288162Bedclothes fastener for a waterbedFebruary, 1987Hutton et al.D6/606
3066321Bedding retaining meansDecember, 1962Kintner5/498
0697808N/AApril, 1902Chauvet24/459
Primary Examiner:
Coles, Doris V.
Assistant Examiner:
Albert, Elizabeth A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Pitts & Brittian, P.C.
Claims:
1. The ornamental design of a sheet tie-down device, as shown and described.

Description:

FIG. 1 is a top view thereof with a sheet shown in phantom for purposes of environment only;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a bottom view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a an exploded front view thereof a back view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 6 is a right side view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a left side view thereof.

The broken lines showing of indicia in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3 are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.