Title:
Fan blade
United States Patent D476729


Inventors:
Moody, John F. (Moro, IL)
Mudd, Douglas T. (O'Fallon, MO)
Application Number:
29/153674
Publication Date:
07/01/2003
Filing Date:
01/10/2002
Assignee:
Emerson Electric Co. (St. Louis, MO)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
D23/379, D23/413, 416/210R, 416/5, D23/411, D23/385, D23/377
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US Patent References:
D306643Ceiling fan bladeTaylor, III
D309183Ceiling fan bladeTaylor, III
D313467Combined slow speed vertical air circulating fan and light fixturesFrampton
D325436Ceiling fan bladeTaylor, III
D325778Ceiling fan bladeTaylor, III
D326149Ceiling fan bladeTaylor, III
D329285Ceiling fan bladeTaylor, III
D329286Ceiling fan bladeTaylor, III
D329896Ceiling fan bladeTaylor, III
D336513Ceiling fan bladeJunkin et al.
D341419Ceiling fan bladeTaylor, III
D424190Ceiling fan bladeTang
D432640Fan bladeFrampton
D433118Fan bladeFrampton
D433119Fan bladeFrampton
D433498Fan bladeFrampton
D433747Fan bladeFrampton
D433748Fan bladeFramptonD23/413
D433749Fan bladeFrampton
D434134Fan bladeFrampton
D437047Fan bladeFramptonD23/413
D437406Fan bladeFramptonD23/377
D438610Fan bladeFrampton



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Winnower Fan Co., Inc., Advertising Brochure, p. 20, Ceiling Fan A, top of page, Mar. 1986.
Fanimation, ;Fanimation, Unique Ceiling, Wall & Floor Mounted Fans, Catalog, Jan. 1990. ;Fanimation, Unique Ceiling, Wall & Floor Mounted Fans, Catalog, Jan. 1990. ;, Catalog, Jan. 1990.
Clem Labine's Traditional Building, A fan-tastic Ceiling Accessory, magazine article, Nov./Dec. 1997. ;, magazine article, Nov./Dec. 1997.
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Primary Examiner:
Lichtenstein, Lisa
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Scott J. Garber (Howrey Simon Arnold & White, LLP 750 Bering Drive Houston TX 77057-2198)
Claims:
1. The ornamental design for a fan blade, as shown and described.

Description:
FIG. 1 is a view of a first flat side of the fan blade;

FIG. 2 is a view of a second flat side of the fan blade, opposite the first side;

FIG. 3 is a back view of the fan blade; viewed from the connection end of the blade;

FIG. 4 is a front view of the fan blade, opposite the connection end of the blade; and,

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the first side of the fan blade.

The fan connection portion shown in FIGS. 1,2, and 5 in broken lines is not an integral part of the disclosure and claimed design, and is hereby disclaimed from the present application. Also, the back framing shown in FIG. 2 in broken lines is not an integral part of the disclosure and claimed design, and is hereby disclaimed from the present application.

The surface shading on the illustrated fan blade, including the stippling on the blade's outer frame, is intended only to show the character and contour of the surface and not surface indicia.