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Title:
Sign
United States Patent D491609
Representative Image:
Sign
Inventors:
Linko Sr., William James (Monee, IL)
Application Number:
D/188504
Publication Date:
06/15/2004
Filing Date:
08/20/2003
Assignee:
Funk Forging Company (Chicago Heights, IL)
Primary Class:
Field of Search:
D20/17, 52/736.1, D20/99, 40/612, D20/22, 40/607.13, 40/606.18, 40/642.01, D20/10, 248/156, D20/15, 40/611.05, D20/13, 40/606.19, D20/39-42, D25/126, 248/511, 40/549, 40/651, 40/299.01, D20/28-29, 40/624, D25/128, 40/584, 362/812, 248/530, D20/27, 40/330, D12/193
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US Patent References:
5983543Outdoor menu display deviceHillstrom
4802296Architectural sign systemKovalak, Jr.40/607.02
4758195Elastomeric foam building unitsWalsh
4408407Panel signBloom et al.40/611.05
4298292Traffic delineatorSweeney
4269534Replaceable guide postRyan
3250032Selectively positionable signVon Gal, Jr. et al.
2683907Sealing deviceLovasik
1697025Street signSearle
1489694Method of and means for burning tilesBrown
0915287N/AHaase
0909715N/ATroegeler
0535809N/ABlanchard
0429041N/ALynch
D051997N/AVaughn
D308078Advertising sign adapted for installation at a check-out counterDallal et al.
D308448Exhibit display panelBeaulieuD6/332
D324701Combined advertising sign and tee marker for golf course teeing areasCapps
D330568Directory standRoberts et al.
D343199House number signKunzer
D355791Remote control holderBriley
D382910Internally illuminated yard address signGreenfield
D386202PrinterTakada
D386208Vehicle signCaulk
D395677Information panelGongora et al.
D403360Contour post for signsCobb et al.
D407266Food bowl protectorSilva
D408864SignLinko, Sr.
D409768PostSchiess
D413633Sign postLinko, Sr.
D416333Post memberStansfield
D416946Emergency communications stanchionGluck et al.D20/41
D431659Trellis postBouchard
D434451Sign support structureGrimshaw
D450776Portable signAlbrechtD20/10
D457918SignLinko, Sr.
D470892SignLinko, Sr.
D471934Sign postLinko, Sr.
D478936Sign postLinko, Sr.
D481419Advertising pillarDixonD20/39
Other References:
Funk Forging Company—The Pole Manufacturer (Brochure) (Undated)
Drawing Depicting Cross Section of a Sign Post, 478 BN, Feb. 23, 1996; Sign Post publicly available Jul. 1996.
Primary Examiner:
Spear, Robert M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Wallenstein, Wagner & Rockey, Ltd.
Claims:
1. I claim the ornamental design for a sign, as shown and described.

Description:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a sign, incorporating the new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevation view of the sign of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a side elevation view of the sign of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a top view of the sign of FIG. 1;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of an alternative embodiment of the sign;

FIG. 6 is a front elevation view of the alternative embodiment of FIG. 5;

FIG. 7 is a side elevation view of the alternative embodiment of FIG. 5; and,

FIG. 8 is a top view of the alternative embodiment of FIG. 5.

The underside of the sign is plain and unornamented. The broken lines are shown for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.