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United States Patent D507,020
Mueller ,   et al. July 5, 2005

Tape dispenser

Claims


The ornamental design for a tape dispenser, as shown and described.
Inventors: Mueller; Gerald E. (Eagan, MN), Marquardt; Terry W. (Hudson, WI)
Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company (St. Paul, MN)
Appl. No.: D/175,042
Filed: January 29, 2003

Current U.S. Class: D19/69 ; D19/67
Current International Class: 1902
Field of Search: D19/53,65,66,67,68,69,89,95,99,100 225/7,9,11,12,19,25,34,45,56,57,65,77,89 156/327,523,527,577 242/588,588.1-588.6,590

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Other References

2003 Staples Contract Division Supply Catalog, cover pages and pp. 432, 433, 435 and 437, published prior to Jan. 17, 2003. .
2002 Office Depot Business Services Division Office Supply Catalog, Publication date: Jul. 10, 2002, cover page and pp. 3, 239, 240, 241 and 242. .
ULINE Fall/Winter 2002-2003 Shipping Supply Specialist Supply Catalog, cover and cover page, back page and pp. 232, 233, 235, 248 and 253, published prior to Jan. 17, 2003. .
Excell Tape Dispenser Catalog, pp. 41, 42, 65, 66, 67, 68, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, published prior to Jan. 17, 2003. .
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Primary Examiner: Holtje; Martie K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Jonas; George W.

Description



FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a tape dispenser showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a bottom plan view thereof.

The structure depicted by means of broken lines is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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