Portable easel
United States Patent D502964

Cziraky, David A. (Bethlehem, PA, US)
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Binney & Smith Inc. (Eaton, PA, US)
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International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 1906
Field of Search:
248/460-461, D19/81-85, D19/91, D19/35, 434/88, D19/78, D19/86-88, 248/450-452, D19/90, 434/85, 434/424, D19/99, 434/425, D19/65, 434/87, D19/36, 434/408-410, 248/441.1, D19/100, 434/414-420, 434/91, D19/52, 434/90, D19/59, D21/469, 434/81, 434/98, 434/84
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US Patent References:
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Foreign References:
AUB-7006687May, 1990A47B097/04
DE3931478April, 1991F16B007/00
GB1396310June, 1975A47B097/04
Other References:
Photocopies of the box and the assembly instructions for the Sesame Street My First Easel, Avalon Industries, Inc., Division of Craft House Corporation, Toledo, Ohio ©1984, ©1986, ©1991 Children's Television Workshop.
Eight (8) photographs of product (with drawer/tray in extended and unextended positions) and packaging and photocopy of Instruction Sheet for Activity Easel by Rose Art Industries, Inc., Orange, New Jersey © 1993.
Five (5) photographs and copies of packaging for Crayola Activity Kit, Mix-Up Magnet Easel Case, Binney & Smith Inc. © 1997.
Four (4) photographs and copies of packaging for RoseArt Super Activity Easel, RoseArt Industries, Inc. © 1994.
Copy of packaging for Comet Easel Kit, Comet-Montrose, Ltd. © 1997.
Primary Examiner:
Holtje, Martie K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
1. The ornamental design for a portable easel, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a portable easel in the closed position.

FIG. 2 is a front perspective view of the portable easel in the opened position.

FIG. 3 is a rear perspective view of the portable easel in the opened position.

FIG. 4 is top plan view of the portable easel in the closed position.

FIG. 5 is rear elevational view of the portable easel in the closed position.

FIG. 6 is a front elevational view of the portable easel in the closed position.

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view of the portable easel in the closed position.

FIG. 8 is a first side elevational view of the portable easel in the closed position.

FIG. 9 is a second side elevational view of the portable easel in the closed position.

FIG. 10 is a front elevational view of the portable easel in the opened position.

FIG. 11 is a top plan view of the portable easel in the opened position.

FIG. 12 is a rear elevational view of the portable easel in the opened position.

FIG. 13 is a first side elevational view of the portable easel in the opened position; and,

FIG. 14 is a second side elevational view of the portable easel in the opened position.