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United States Patent D794,832
Gomes ,   et al. August 15, 2017

Building block

Claims


CLAIM The ornamental design for a building block, as shown and described.
Inventors: Gomes; Francisco Henning (Austin, TX), Gomes; Dabney Staub (Austin, TX)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

Board of Regents, The University of Texas System

Austin

TX

US
Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX)
Appl. No.: D/556,139
Filed: February 26, 2016

Current U.S. Class: D25/114
Current International Class: 2501
Field of Search: ;D21/484-486 ;D25/102,112-118 ;52/503-505,574,575,596,600-605 ;404/29,30,34,37,41,42 ;405/284,286

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Other References

Inglesby, Tom "Pass the Post, Please" Sep. 16, 2002, Mason Contractors Association of America, 4pp. cited by applicant .
National Concrete Masonry Association, "NCMA TEK 3-14", Construction (2002). cited by applicant .
National Concrete Masonry Association, "NCMA Tek 14-20A", Construction (2002). cited by applicant .
Ostag, William peter "Post-Tensioned Single Wythe Concrete Masonry Walls" May 1986, A Thesis in Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, The Graduate School, Department of Architectural Engineering. cited by applicant .
Co-pending U.S. Appl. No. 14/465,421, filed Aug. 21, 2014 and its file history. cited by applicant.

Primary Examiner: Hattan; Susan Bennett
Assistant Examiner: Was-Englehart; Leanne
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC

Description



FIG. 1 is a rear perspective view of a top surface of a building block showing our new design, according to one implementation.

FIG. 2 is a rear perspective view of a bottom surface of the building block in FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a front perspective view of the top surface of the building block in FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a front perspective view of the bottom surface of the building block in FIG. 1.

FIG. 5 is a top view of the building block in FIG. 1.

FIG. 6 is a bottom view of the building block in FIG. 1.

FIG. 7 is a front view of the building block in FIG. 1.

FIG. 8 is a rear view of the building block in FIG. 1.

FIG. 9 is a right side view of the building block in FIG. 1.

FIG. 10 is a left side view of the building block in FIG. 1.

FIG. 11 is a cross sectional view of the building block shown in FIG. 1 as taken through the 11-11 line.

FIG. 12 is a cross sectional view of the building block shown in FIG. 1 as taken through the 12-12 line.

FIG. 13 is a rear perspective view of a top surface of a building block showing our new design, according to another implementation.

FIG. 14 is a rear perspective view of a bottom surface of the building block in FIG. 13.

FIG. 15 is a front perspective view of the bottom surface of the building block in FIG. 13.

FIG. 16 is a front perspective view of the top surface of the building block in FIG. 13.

FIG. 17 is a top view of the building block in FIG. 13.

FIG. 18 is a bottom view of the building block in FIG. 13.

FIG. 19 is a front view of the building block in FIG. 13.

FIG. 20 is a rear view of the building block in FIG. 13.

FIG. 21 is a right side view of the building block in FIG. 13.

FIG. 22 is a left side view of the building block in FIG. 13.

FIG. 23 is a cross sectional view of the building block shown in FIG. 13 as taken through the 23-23 line.

FIG. 24 is a cross sectional view of the building block shown in FIG. 13 as taken through the 24-24 line.

FIG. 25 is a rear perspective view of the building block of FIG. 1 shown in an assembled wall having a plurality of building blocks; and,

FIG. 26 is a front perspective view of the building block of FIG. 1 shown in the assembled wall shown in FIG. 25.

The break lines depict the boundaries of the claim. The area between the break lines forms no part of the claimed design.

The broken lines, consisting of only short dashes and showing the remaining portions of the building block and its environment, form no part of the claimed design.

The broken lines consisting of dot-dot-dash are boundary lines that show that the claimed design extends to the boundary line.

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