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United States Patent D436,861
Sagel ,   et al. January 30, 2001

Tubular food container


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/119,090
Filed: February 23, 2000

Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent NumberIssue Date
092974Aug., 1998D426153

Current U.S. Class: D9/428 ; D9/422
Current International Class: 0903
Field of Search: D9/414,222,428,429,456,337,338 206/303,445,96,764,765,361,15.2,15.3,385,407,493 229/125.12,125.125,116.1,162,23BT,93,4.5,5.5 220/345.1,351,8,4.31,4.32,475,735,736

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D157258 February 1950 Hertzberg
D363218 October 1995 Mann
1527386 February 1925 Barnard
2630912 March 1953 Warner et al.
3132653 May 1964 Gazdik
4752146 June 1988 Buckle
5611448 March 1997 Chen
5661865 September 1997 Humphrey
Primary Examiner: Deshmukh; Prabhakar
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tubular food container showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view of an outer container body; shown separately for clarity;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view of FIG. 2;

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

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of an inner support bar; shown separately for clarity;

FIG. 6 is a side elevational view of FIG. 5;

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view of FIG. 5; and,

FIG. 8 is a top plan view of FIG. 5.

The broken line showing of food chips is for illustrative purpose only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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