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United States Patent D769,083
Harris ,   et al. October 18, 2016

Food cutting apparatus


CLAIM The ornamental design for a food cutting apparatus, as shown and described.
Inventors: Harris; E. Mark (McHenry, IL), Sudmalis; Roland (Park Ridge, IL)
Name City State Country Type

Columbia Insurance Company



Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company (Omaha, NE)
Appl. No.: D/512,259
Filed: December 17, 2014

Current U.S. Class: D7/673; D7/693
Current International Class: 0704
Field of Search: ;D7/372-375,381-386,638,672-674,693 ;99/484,485,493,509-511,537 ;219/443.1,450.1,764,771 ;241/168,169,199.12 ;269/87.2 ;366/96,242,244 ;83/745,870

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Other References

Pampered Chef, Close & Cut, Publication Date Unknown, [Site Visited Jan. 4, 2016], Available From the Internet URL: <https://www.pamperedchef.com/shop/Cook%27s+Tools/Mandolines%2C+Slicer- s+%26+Choppers/Close+%26+Cut/1118>. cited by examiner .
Pampered Chef. "Close and Cut." YouTube. YouTube, Mar. 2, 2015. Site visited Jan. 6, 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xTcuZiJksw>. cited by examiner .
U.S. Appl. No. 29/512,260, filed Dec. 17, 2014; title: Food Cutting Apparatus; Inventor(s): E. Mark Harris et al. cited by applicant .
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Primary Examiner: Asch; Jeffrey D
Assistant Examiner: Reinholdt, Jr.; S. Bryan
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the food cutting apparatus of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a first side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a second side elevational view thereof, opposite from the first side elevational view;

FIG. 6 is a front elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a rear elevational view thereof.

The broken lines in the drawings illustrate portions of the food cutting apparatus that form no part of the claim. The interior surfaces, within the almond-shaped openings at the top, form no part of the claimed design.

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