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United States Patent D434,428
Krieck November 28, 2000

Welding wire feeder


The ornamental design for a welding wire feeder, as shown and described.
Inventors: Krieck; Daniel G. (Appleton, WI)
Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc. (Glenview, IL)
Appl. No.: D/113,637
Filed: November 9, 1999

Current U.S. Class: D15/144.2
Current International Class: 1509
Field of Search: D15/144,144.1,144.2 219/6R,61,74,75.14,125.11,137.2,137.7,137.71,136,137PS,76.14,137.31,137.9 242/128

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
2833912 May 1958 Royer
2880305 March 1959 Baird
5370296 December 1994 Brinck et al.

Other References

Mac Tools, Inc., "Owner's Manual", Owner's Manual for MW 175 wire feeder which includes the PF 175 unit, pp. 1-25, Jun. 1995. .
Mac Tools, Inc., "Innovative Designs for Greater Shop Productivity", Product Description, pp. 1-2, Jan. 1995. .
2 photos of Mac Tools welding wire feeder Model PF 175. Manufacturer is Mac tools, Inc. Personal photographs taken by applicant in Nov. 1999. No date given on unit depicted in photograph. .
Daihen Corporation, "OTC Owner's Manual for CM-2302", Owner's Manual for the OTC CM-2302 welding wire feeder, pp. 1-24, Apr. 30, 1997. .
5 photos of OTC welding wire feeder Model CM-2302. Manufacturer is Daihen Corporation. Personal photographs taken by applicant in Nov. 1999. Date stamped on unit depicted in photograph is 1997. .
2 photos of Panasonic welding wire feeder Model YW-501F K4. Manufacturer is Matsushita Industrial Equipment Co., Ltd. Personal photographs taken by applicant in Nov. 1999. Year of manufacture stamped on unit depicted in photograph is 1993..

Primary Examiner: Davis; Antoine Duval
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Byrne; Joseph W.


FIG. 1 is a left front perspective view of the welding wire feeder;

FIG. 2 is a left side view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a right side view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front end view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a rear end view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom view thereof.

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