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United States Patent D540,732
Metros ,   et al. April 17, 2007

Vehicle wheel

Claims


CLAIM The ornamental design for a vehicle wheel, as shown and described.
Inventors: Metros; Craig (Bloomfield, MI), Schiavone; Patrick J. (Birmingham, MI), Blake; Tyler Jon (Dearborn, MI)
Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC (Dearborn, MI)
Appl. No.: D/190,217
Filed: September 19, 2003

Current U.S. Class: D12/211
Current International Class: 1216
Field of Search: D12/204-213 301/37.101,64.101,65

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Primary Examiner: Cadmus; Stacia
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Porcari; Damian

Description



FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a vehicle wheel, showing our new design; and,

FIG. 2 is an enlarged front view thereof.

The wheel is intended for attachment to a vehicle, and the broken lines in the drawings are not part of the claimed design. The bottom, back, top and side views of the wheel are not part of the claimed design.

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