Easy To Use Patents Search & Patent Lawyer Directory

At Patents you can conduct a Patent Search, File a Patent Application, find a Patent Attorney, or search available technology through our Patent Exchange. Patents are available using simple keyword or date criteria. If you are looking to hire a patent attorney, you've come to the right place. Protect your idea and hire a patent lawyer.

Search All Patents:

  This Patent May Be For Sale or Lease. Contact Us

  Is This Your Patent? Claim This Patent Now.

Register or Login To Download This Patent As A PDF

United States Patent D422,778
Yang April 18, 2000



The ornamental design for a boot, as shown and described.
Inventors: Yang; Liping (Evanston, IL)
Assignee: ZM International (Evanston, IL)
Appl. No.: D/106,964
Filed: June 24, 1999

Current U.S. Class: D2/899 ; D2/897; D2/898; D2/909
Current International Class: 0204
Field of Search: D2/896,897,899,900,909,910,911,920 36/112,45,50.1,54,50,7.1R,4,11.5

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D116634 September 1939 Stuart
D181761 July 1957 Thielen
D224183 July 1972 Straub et al.
D224184 July 1972 Straub et al.
D259296 May 1981 Meyer
D260447 September 1981 Greenblatt et al.
D282213 January 1986 Valori
D282214 January 1986 Valori
D282309 January 1986 Valori
D282310 January 1986 Valori
D283942 May 1986 Valori
D290062 June 1987 Valori
D296032 June 1988 Valori
D357793 May 1995 Loader
3319360 May 1967 Nadler
Foreign Patent Documents
1009642 Jan., 1983 GB

Other References

Times-Herald, Advertisememt for shoes. From the shoes, No page #, Dec. 1949 ..

Primary Examiner: Zarfas; Louis S.
Assistant Examiner: Andoll; G.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Lee, Mann, Smith, McWilliams, Sweeney and Ohlson


FIG. 1 is a top and front perspective view of the boot.

FIG. 2 is a right side elevational view of the boot; and,

FIG. 3 is a top plan view of the boot.

The drawings are lined for color. The solid black shading indicates the color black.

The surfaces of the article not shown in the drawing or described in the specification form no part of the claimed design.

* * * * *

File A Patent Application

  • Protect your idea -- Don't let someone else file first. Learn more.

  • 3 Easy Steps -- Complete Form, application Review, and File. See our process.

  • Attorney Review -- Have your application reviewed by a Patent Attorney. See what's included.