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United States Patent D770,895
Brown November 8, 2016

Beverage can end with large opening aperture


CLAIM The ornamental design for a beverage can end with large opening aperture, as shown and described.
Inventors: Brown; McKay C. (Kennesaw, GA)
Name City State Country Type




Assignee: Novelis Inc. (Atlanta, GA)
Appl. No.: D/510,674
Filed: December 2, 2014

Current U.S. Class: D9/454; D7/900; D9/434; D9/435
Current International Class: 0907
Field of Search: ;D3/202 ;D7/300,316,317,391,392.1,396.1,396.2,397,398,509,510,511,531,538,541,549,553.2,601,602,605,619,629,703,900 ;D9/434,435,436,438,440,447,448,449,450,453,454,502,503,504,529,763,767,772,779,780,903,906,907 ;D24/121,127,199,224 ;54/492 ;220/212,254.1,256.1,270,271,272,273,276,366.1,367.1,906 ;206/216,219,541,222,221,220 ;215/200,228,305,306 ;222/81,83,519,153.01,158,192,205,530,533,556

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Bigstock, "Closeup of Aluminum Soda Can on White," http://www.bigstockphoto.com/image-41860000/stock-photo-closeup-of-alumin- um-soda-can-on-white, 2 pages, available at least as early as May 19, 2014. cited by applicant .
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Primary Examiner: Johannes; Thomas
Assistant Examiner: Posthauer; Catherine
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a beverage can end with large opening aperture.

FIG. 2 is another top perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is another top perspective view thereof;

FIG. 4 is another top perspective view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a bottom perspective view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a side view thereof, with all other side views being a mirror image thereof;

FIG. 8 is a bottom view thereof;

FIG. 9 is a cross sectional view thereof, taken in the direction of line 9-9 of FIG. 6; and,

FIG. 10 is a cross sectional view thereof, taken in the direction of line 10-10 of FIG. 6.

The broken lines form no part of the claimed design.

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