United States Patent D518728

Frantz, Steven K. (14270 Woodmount Dr., Brookfield, WI, US)
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Other Classes:
D09/454, D09/518, D09/551
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 0901
Field of Search:
D9/500, 99/450, D28/7, D28/76, D28/82, D7/362, D9/551, 206/524.4, D28/73, D28/8, D28/88-91, D7/327, D7/331-332, D28/85, D9/416, D7/416-417, 206/524.6, D9/449-450, D7/337, D9/447, D7/350.1, 99/467, D9/502-505, D7/354-355, D9/529, D9/518, D9/454, D9/513, 99/482-483, 239/136, D9/516, 206/525, 99/399
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Foreign References:
WODM048147June, 1999
Other References:
Freund Can Company, “Small Slip Cover Cans (Ointment Boxes)”, 4022 series, 1964 Catalog, p. 26, top center.
Antique Tine, “Sterling Marshmellows”, book by Fred Dodge, © 1995 , tin by Redel Candy Corp., p. 295, top left corner.
Primary Examiner:
Rademaker, Carol
Assistant Examiner:
Sipos, Dana
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.C.

1. The ornamental design for a container, as shown and described.


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of my invention;

FIG. 2 is a top view thereof, shown at a reduced scale;

FIG. 3 is a bottom view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front, elevation view thereof, the rear, left and right side elevation views being identical thereto;

FIG. 5 is an exploded perspective view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of my invention

FIG. 7 is a top view thereof, shown at a reduced scale;

FIG. 8 is a bottom view thereof;

FIG. 9 is a front, elevation view thereof, the rear, left and right side elevation views being identical thereto; and,

FIG. 10 is an exploded perspective view thereof.