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United States Patent D426,153
Sagel ,   et al. June 6, 2000

Tubular food container

Claims


The ornamental design for a tubular food container, as shown and described.
Inventors: Sagel; Joseph P. (Lewisville, TX), Croft; Robert J. (Jersey City, NJ)
Assignee: Recot, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA)
Appl. No.: D/092,901
Filed: August 28, 1998

Current U.S. Class: D9/428 ; D9/422
Current International Class: 0907
Field of Search: D9/414,422,415,428,429,456,457,337,338 206/303,445,96 211/59.1,49.1 229/125.12,125.125,116.1,162,23BT,4.5 220/345.1,351,8,4.31,4.32 D7/637

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D363218 October 1995 Mann
1457770 June 1923 Dodge
1707841 April 1929 Broadfoot
1713129 May 1929 Hope
2481302 September 1949 Fogel
3942668 March 1976 Eberie et al.
4467940 August 1984 Little
4967995 November 1990 Burgess
5620109 April 1997 Madden
5829591 November 1998 Lyons
Primary Examiner: Deshmukh; Prabhakar
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Kurz, P.C.

Description



FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tubular food container showing my new design; with the inner tray partially received in the container body; the broken line showing of a tear strip is for illustrative purpose and forms no part of the claimed design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof; shown in fully assembled condition; the rear elevational view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 3 is a left side elevational view of FIG. 2; the right side elevational view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 4 is a top plan view of FIG. 2;

FIG. 5 is a bottom plan view of FIG. 2;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of an inner tray; shown separately for clarity;

FIG. 7 is a left side elevational view of FIG. 6; the right side elevational view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 8 is a front elevational view of FIG. 6;

FIG. 9 is a rear elevational view of FIG. 6;

FIG. 10 is top plan view of FIG. 6;

FIG. 11 is a bottom plan view of FIG. 6;

FIG. 12 is a typical elevational view of a second embodiment of a tubular food container;

FIG. 13 is a top plan view of FIG. 12;

FIG. 14 is a bottom plan view of FIG. 12;

FIG. 15 is a left side elevational view of the inner tray of FIG. 12; shown separately for clarity; the right side elevational view being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 16 is a front elevational view of FIG. 15;

FIG. 17 is a rear elevational view of FIG. 15;

FIG. 18 is a top plan view of FIG. 15;

FIG. 19 is a bottom plan view of FIG. 15; and,

FIG. 20 is an enlarged scale partial perspective view of FIG. 12; showing an inner tray partially received in the container body.

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