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United States Patent D591,344
Tanaka ,   et al. April 28, 2009

Binder

Claims


CLAIM The ornamental design for a binder, as shown and described.
Inventors: Tanaka; Kanji (Oska, JP), Arai; Hiroshi (Osaka, JP), Nakano; Hiroshi (Osaka, JP)
Assignee: Lihit Lab, Inc. (Osaka, JP)
Appl. No.: D/247,129
Filed: June 1, 2006

Foreign Application Priority Data

Dec 02, 2005 [JP] 2005-035608

Current U.S. Class: D19/32
Current International Class: 1904
Field of Search: 402/60,3,4,26,31,41,70,73,8R D19/26-28,65,32-33,99-100 281/15.1,21.1,22,27.1,27.2,27.3,28,45

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D382593 August 1997 To
D392673 March 1998 Whaley
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D424106 May 2000 Ko
D433445 November 2000 To
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2003/0026643 February 2003 To
Primary Examiner: Albert; Elizabeth A
Assistant Examiner: Donnelly; Kelley A
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Keating & Bennett, LLP

Description



FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a binder according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a front elevation view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevation view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a right side elevation view thereof;

FIG. 8 is a left side elevation view thereof;

FIG. 9 is an enlarged sectional view, taken along the line 9--9 in FIG. 4;

FIG. 10 is an enlarged fragmentary view, taken along line 10--10 in FIG. 4, showing only a portion thereof;

FIG. 11 is an enlarged sectional view, taken along the line 11--11 in FIG. 7;

FIG. 12 is a top plan view of a ring portion thereof, showing a state in which the ring is opened;

FIG. 13 is an enlarged front elevation view of a ring portion shown without the rest of the binder for convenience, showing the state in which the ring portion is closed;

FIG. 14 is an enlarged front elevation view of a ring portion shown without the rest of the binder for convenience, showing a state where the ring is opened;

FIG. 15 is a front perspective view of a second embodiment of FIG. 1;

FIG. 16 is a rear perspective view thereof;

FIG. 17 is a front elevation view thereof;

FIG. 18 is a rear elevation view thereof;

FIG. 19 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 20 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 21 is a right side elevation view thereof;

FIG. 22 is a left side elevation view thereof;

FIG. 23 is an enlarged sectional view, taken along the line 23--23 in FIG. 18;

FIG. 24 is an enlarged fragmentary view, taken along line 24--24 in FIG. 18, showing only a portion thereof;

FIG. 25 is a top plan view of a ring portion thereof, showing a state in which the ring is opened;

FIG. 26 is an enlarged front elevation view of a ring portion shown without the rest of the binder for convenience, showing a state in which the ring is closed;

FIG. 27 is an enlarged front elevation view of a ring portion shown without the rest of the binder for convenience, showing a state in which the ring is opened; and,

FIG. 28 is a reference view thereof, showing a state in which the binder is used.

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