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United States Patent D276,402
Daenen ,   et al. November 20, 1984

Food storage container or the like

Claims


The onamental design for a food storage container or the like, substantially as shown and described.
Inventors: Daenen; Robert H. C. M. (Hekelgem, BE), Conti; Rino (Stoughton, MA)
Assignee: Dart Industries Inc. (Northbrook, IL)
Appl. No.: 06/356,602
Filed: March 9, 1982

Current U.S. Class: D7/602 ; D7/614; D9/418; D9/425
Field of Search: D9/377,425,403,404,412,413,418,399,424,432 D7/79,81,76,77,16,17,3,18

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D4757 April 1871 Kirchner
D112656 December 1938 Hirschland
D124756 August 1940 Wright
D175202 July 1955 Tupper
D210067 February 1968 Abe
D212678 November 1968 Swett
D237861 December 1975 Rossi
D238137 December 1975 Swett
D257107 September 1980 Daenen et al.
D258037 January 1981 Conti
D269315 June 1983 Conti
2590149 May 1948 Burdett
3133662 May 1964 Seidler

Other References

Tupperware Cat., .COPYRGT.1982, p. 4, Item A-35 Classic Sheer Shelf Savers Set, Translucent Canisters with Transparent End Windows, top left panel. .
American Handicrafts by Carbone, 2-12-1943, p. 21, center panel, Oval Vases shown "WE 129". .
Buchsteiner brochure dated Jul., 1979; products Art. Nr. 3320 and 3322, lower right. .
Sarvis brochure (date unknown), Oblong Covered Storage Canisters with Opaque Covers and Transparent Containers, 2 pages included. .
Copco catalog (1982) pp. 6 and 7, Food Savers, Various Sizes of Canisters with Opaque Covers and Transparent Containers, Rectangular Shapes..

Primary Examiner: Herrmann; Winifred E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Doninger; John A.

Description



FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a food storage container or the like showing our new design;

FIGS. 2-5 are top perspective views of modifications of the food storage container of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a top plan view of FIG. 1, it being understood that the size and proportions of the top plan of FIGS. 2-5 is identical hereto;

FIG. 7 is a side elevational view of FIG. 1, the side opposite being identical thereto;

FIGS. 8-11 are side elevational views of FIGS. 2-5 respectively, the sides opposite being identical thereto;

FIG. 12 is a bottom plan view of FIG. 1, it being understood that the size and proportions of the bottom plan of FIGS. 2-5 is identical hereto;

FIG. 13 is a left or right end elevational view of FIG. 1; and

FIGS. 14-17 are left or right end elevational views of FIGS. 2-5 respectively.

The stippled shading on the design represents a frosted (opaque or translucent) material and the end walls thereof are shaded to represent a semi-transparent material.

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