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United States Patent D539,554
Palasini April 3, 2007

Tree stand

Claims


CLAIM I claim the ornamental design for a tree stand, as shown and described.
Inventors: Palasini; Guido A. (LeLand, MS)
Appl. No.: D/230,953
Filed: May 27, 2005

Current U.S. Class: D6/362
Current International Class: 0601
Field of Search: D6/334-336,362,367,368,379,380,500-502 182/187,188 224/155 297/4,16.1,130,255,256.15,331

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Other References

US. Appl. No. 29/230,954, Palasini. cited by other .
Pages from treesuit.com website showing treesuit tree stand searched Date of references #21-30 is Jul. 11, 2005. cited by examiner .
Pages from treelounge.com website showing showing Tree Lounge tree stand. cited by examiner .
Photographs of Anderson Tree Sling. cited by examiner .
Photographs of tree harness manufactured in 1977. cited by examiner .
Pages from cabelas.com website showing Trophy Line Tree Saddle. cited by examiner .
Pages from cabelas.com website showing Summit Trophy Chair Strap-on Seat. cited by examiner .
Pages from cabelas.com website showing Big Game Swivel Tree Seat. cited by examiner .
Pages from trophylineusa.com website showing Tree Saddle. cited by examiner .
Pages from Redhead 2003 Fall Hunting Catalog showing tree stands secured with straps. cited by examiner .
Photographs of seat. cited by examiner.

Primary Examiner: De; Mimosa
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Speed; Lea H. Brewer; Peter L.

Description



FIG. 1 provides a perspective view of the tree stand. The tree stand is shown folded out and placed against a tree. The tree and a support strap are shown in broken lines and do not form a part of the claimed invention.

FIG. 2 shows a top view of the tree stand of FIG. 1, again in its folded out position. In this view, the tree and support strap are not shown. A forked support bar is shown in broken lines and does not form a part of the claimed invention.

FIG. 3 presents a first side view of the tree stand of FIG. 1, once again in its folded out position.

FIG. 4 presents a second opposing side view of the tree stand of FIG. 1 in its folded out position.

FIG. 5 is a bottom view of the tree stand of FIG. 1 still in its folded out position. The support bar is again shown in broken lines.

FIG. 6 provides a rear view of the tree stand of FIG. 1. The tree and support strap are not shown.

FIG. 7 provides a front view of the tree stand. In this view, the tree and support strap are not shown.

FIG. 8 presents a rear view of the tree stand of FIG. 1. Here, the tree stand is in a folded position. The tree stand is strapped onto an individual, shown in broken lines. The individual's profile, of course, forms no part of the claimed invention; and,

FIG. 9 demonstrates a rear view of the tree stand of FIG. 6. In this view, the tree stand is again shown folded out and placed against a tree for use. The tree and support strap are shown in broken lines and do not form a part of the claimed invention.

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