United States Patent D549778

Kent, Michael (Cumberland, RI, US)
Hester, William D. (Meriden, CT, US)
D'angelo, David Gerard (Mendon, MA, US)
Application Number:
Publication Date:
Filing Date:
Staples the Office Superstore LLC (Framingham, MA, US)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D19/914, D19/918
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 1906
Field of Search:
D19/41-51, 401/104-109, 24/11P, 401/192, 401/99, 362/118, 401/100, 401/195, 24/11R, D19/54-57, 401/52, 24/11F, D19/35-36
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Foreign References:
EP0006370-0001February, 2007Preparation of water-soluble polymers usable as flocculants.
Other References:
The Staples' Sonix Retractable Ballpoint Pen, as shown on www.staples.com, viewed Jun. 1, 2007 (2 pages).
Quill Xeno Retractable Ballpoint Pens , Internet printout www.quillcorp.com, Oct. 18, 2005.
Primary Examiner:
Albert, Elizabeth A.
Assistant Examiner:
Eldridge Powers, Karen E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

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


FIG. 1 is a side, top, perspective view of the pen;

FIG. 2 is a left side view, the right side view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 3 is a top view;

FIG. 4 is a bottom view;

FIG. 5 is a front view; and,

FIG. 6 is a rear view.