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United States Patent D484,031
Ellis ,   et al. December 23, 2003

Captive screw

Claims


The ornamental design for a captive screw, as shown and described.
Inventors: Ellis; Thomas J. (Wilmington, DE), McCormack; Edward A. (Chadds Ford, DE), Dickerson; Harry L. (Downingtown, PA), Frame; William R. (Brookhaven, PA), Lubeck; Steven M. (Aldan, PA)
Assignee: Southco, Inc. (Concordville, PA)
Appl. No.: D/170,528
Filed: November 7, 2002

Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent NumberIssue Date
120902Mar., 2000D472797
107132Jun., 1999
089913Jun., 1998

Current U.S. Class: D8/387
Current International Class: 0808
Field of Search: D8/387,310,312,347,382,394,397 411/107,108,349,350,352,353,5,103,222,366,367,500 248/501 16/110.1,111.1,412,413,414,417,422,430

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Primary Examiner: Heflin; Clare E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Paul & Paul

Description



FIG. 1 is a side elevation of a captive screw showing our new design, all remaining sides being identical;

FIG. 2 is a perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a top plan view thereof showing a six lobed driver recess;

FIG. 5 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined six lobed/slotted driver recess;

FIG. 6 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a slotted driver recess;

FIG. 7 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 8 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined slotted/Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 9 is a side elevation of a captive screw showing a second embodiment of our new design, all remaining sides being identical;

FIG. 10 is a perspective view thereof;

FIG. 11 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 12 is a top plan view thereof showing a six lobed driver recess;

FIG. 13 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined six lobed/slotted driver recess;

FIG. 14 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a slotted driver recess;

FIG. 15 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 16 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined slotted/Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 17 is a side elevation of a captive screw showing a third embodiment of our new design, all remaining sides being identical;

FIG. 18 is a perspective view thereof;

FIG. 19 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 20 is a top plan view thereof showing a six lobed driver recess;

FIG. 21 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined six lobed/slotted driver recess;

FIG. 22 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a slotted driver recess;

FIG. 23 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 24 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined slotted/Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 25 is a side elevation of a captive screw showing a fourth embodiment of our new design, all remaining sides being identical;

FIG. 26 is a perspective view thereof;

FIG. 27 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 28 is a top plan view thereof showing a six lobed driver recess;

FIG. 29 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined six lobed/slotted driver recess;

FIG. 30 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a slotted driver recess;

FIG. 31 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 32 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined slotted/Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 33 is a side elevation of a captive screw showing a fifth embodiment of our new design, all remaining sides being identical;

FIG. 34 is a perspective view thereof;

FIG. 35 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 36 is a top plan view thereof showing a six lobed driver recess;

FIG. 37 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined six lobed/slotted driver recess;

FIG. 38 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a slotted driver recess;

FIG. 39 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 40 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined slotted/Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 41 is a side elevation of a captive screw showing a sixth embodiment of our new design, all remaining sides being identical;

FIG. 42 is a perspective view thereof;

FIG. 43 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 44 is a top plan view thereof showing a six lobed driver recess;

FIG. 45 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined six lobed/slotted driver recess;

FIG. 46 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a slotted driver recess;

FIG. 47 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 48 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined slotted/Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 49 is a side elevational view of the captive screw showing a seventh embodiment of our new design, the remaining views appearing the same as those of the sixth embodiment;

FIG. 50 is a side elevation of a captive screw showing an eighth embodiment of our new design, all remaining sides being identical;

FIG. 51 is a perspective view thereof;

FIG. 52 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 53 is a top plan view thereof showing a six lobed driver recess;

FIG. 54 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined six lobed/slotted driver recess;

FIG. 55 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a slotted driver recess;

FIG. 56 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 57 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined slotted/Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 58 is a side elevational view of the captive screw showing a ninth embodiment of our new design, the remaining views appearing the same as those of the eighth embodiment;

FIG. 59 is a side elevation of a captive screw showing a tenth embodiment of our new design, all remaining sides being identical;

FIG. 60 is a perspective view thereof;

FIG. 61 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 62 is a top plan view thereof showing a six lobed driver recess;

FIG. 63 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined six lobed/slotted driver recess;

FIG. 64 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a slotted driver recess;

FIG. 65 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 66 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined slotted/Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 67 is a side elevational view of the captive screw showing an eleventh embodiment of our new design, the remaining views appearing the same as those of the tenth embodiment;

FIG. 68 is a side elevation of a captive screw showing a twelfth embodiment of our new design, all remaining sides being identical;

FIG. 69 is a perspective view thereof;

FIG. 70 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 71 is a top plan view thereof showing a six lobed driver recess;

FIG. 72 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined six lobed/slotted driver recess;

FIG. 73 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a slotted driver recess;

FIG. 74 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a Phillips driver recess;

FIG. 75 is an alternate top plan view thereof showing a combined slotted/Phillips driver recess; and,

FIG. 76 is a side elevational view of the captive screw showing a thirteenth embodiment of our new design, the remaining views appearing the same as those of the twelfth embodiment.

It is understood that for each alternate top plan view in each embodiment in the drawings, the bottom plan, perspective and side elevations are identical to those shown.

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