Title:
Domed inner cover for a container
United States Patent D449528


Inventors:
Buck, Frederick Allan (Neenah, WI)
Kuo, Andrew (Appleton, WI)
Hammonds, Yvette Lynn (Fond du Lac, WI)
Amundson, John David (Crawley, GB)
Application Number:
29/121018
Publication Date:
10/23/2001
Filing Date:
03/30/2000
Assignee:
Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. (Neenah, WI)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D03/318
Field of Search:
D9/420, D9/422, D9/423, D9/424, D9/425, D9/440, D3/273, D3/294, D3/295, D3/318, D3/302, 220/326, 220/335, 220/337, 221/33, 221/45, 221/52, 221/56, 221/40, 221/41, 206/812, 206/210
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US Patent References:
6182858Wet towel dispenserFebruary, 2001Hartog221/63
6164442Multi-part, multi-fold, multi-compartment portable carrying and storage caseDecember, 2000Stravitz206/223
D414637Container for wipesOctober, 1999Amundson et al.D6/518
D412439Container for impregnated wipesAugust, 1999CormackD9/423
5908138Dispensing lidJune, 1999Vlahakis et al.221/63
5785179Container for wet wipes having an improved closure mechanismJuly, 1998Buczwinski et al.206/494
D395952ContainerJuly, 1998Buczwinski et al.D3/294
5729955Method of manufacturing packet with wet tissuesMarch, 1998Yamada53/412
5704471Packet for wet tissueJanuary, 1998Yamada206/207
5542567Moist tissue package construction and tissueAugust, 1996Julius221/63
5368188Folded product with indicator for facilitating removalNovember, 1994Twardowski221/50
4848575Resealable dispenser-container for wet tissuesJuly, 1989Nakamura et al.206/449
4784290Apparatus for dispensing wet wipesNovember, 1988Howard221/63
4289262Structure of dispenser for dispensing web-like materialSeptember, 1981Finkelstein
4180160Wet tissue containerDecember, 1979Ogawa et al.
3994417Towelette dispenserNovember, 1976Boedecker221/48
3868052MOIST TISSUE DISPENSINGFebruary, 1975Rockefeller
3836044BULK PACKAGE INCORPORATING MOVABLE DISPENSER INSERT FOR INDIVIDUAL DISPENSING OF SUBSTANTIALLY WET SHEETS FROM STACKSeptember, 1974Tilp et al.221/55
3780908BULK PACKAGE FOR INDIVIDUAL DISPENSING OF SUBSTANTIALLY WET SHEETS FROM STACKSDecember, 1973Fitzpatrick et al.



Foreign References:
EP0068722April, 1988Article suitable for wiping surfaces.
EP0331027January, 1992A resealable dispenser-container for wet tissues.
EP0744357November, 1996Package for tissues comprising a flexible pouch and a re-usable dispensing device
EP0644130May, 1998Upright facial tissue carton.
Other References:
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Designation: D 412--98a "Standard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension.sup.1 " pp. 43-55, published Aug. 1998.
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Designation: D 790--99 "Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials.sup.1 " pp. 150-158, published Feb. 2000.
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Designation: D 2240--97.sup.e1 "Standard Test Method for Rubber Property--Durometer Hardness.sup.1 " pp. 400-403, published Mar. 1997.
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Designation: D 6125--97 "Standard Test Method for Bending Resistance of Paper and Paperboard (Gurley Type Tester).sup.1 " pp. 885-889, published Feb. 1998.
Primary Examiner:
Hyder, Philip S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Croft, Gregory E.
Bendel, Michael J.
Claims:
1. We claim the ornamental design for a domed inner cover for a container, asshown and described.

Description:

The ornamental design of this invention is a domed inner cover for a container. The dispensing opening within the domed inner cover comprises a flexible material with one or more slits through which sheets, such as wet wipes, are dispensed. The domed inner cover is preferably pitched slightly toward the front of the container and with an oval-shaped window of a flexible material having a star-shaped slit configuration.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a domed inner cover for a container showing our new design.

FIG. 2 is a top view of the domed inner cover for a container.

FIG. 3 is a bottom view thereof.

FIG. 4 is a left side view thereof.

FIG. 5 is a right side view thereof.

FIG. 6 is a front view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a rear view thereof.

Phantom lines depict the environment and form no part of the claimed invention illustrated.