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United States Patent D844,375
Hundley ,   et al. April 2, 2019

Hopper cover for food dispenser


CLAIM We claim the ornamental design for a hopper cover for food dispenser, as shown and described.
Inventors: Hundley; Jill (Sheboygan, WI), Koehl; Richard (Sheboygan Falls, WI), Wetenkamp; Ken (Plymouth, WI)
Name City State Country Type

The Vollrath Company, L.L.C.



Assignee: The Vollrath Company, L.L.C. (Sheboygan, WI)
Appl. No.: D/624,153
Filed: October 30, 2017

Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent NumberIssue Date
29553959Feb 5, 2016

Current U.S. Class: D7/391
Current International Class: 0799
Field of Search: ;D3/272,273,302,304,310,313,315,319,901 ;D6/512,515-525 ;D7/396.1,505,550.1,553.1,553.2,553.4,554.3,554.5,602,611,701,323,354,391,392,392.1,503,552.1,554.1,586,600.1,614,704 ;D9/414,432,455,456,756,757,758,791,762,418,420-426,427,431,433,434,435,517,737,739,740,741,744,745 ;D19/106 ;D23/280 ;D26/121

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Primary Examiner: Rivard; Jennifer
Assistant Examiner: Posthauer; Catherine S
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Foley & Lardner LLP


FIG. 1 is a bottom perspective view of a hopper cover for food dispenser, showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a top perspective view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a bottom view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a top view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a left view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a right view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a front view thereof; and,

FIG. 8 is a rear view thereof.

The ornamental design which is claimed is shown in solid lines in the figures. The evenly broken lines are shown for the purpose of illustrating parts of the article that form no part of the claim. The evenly broken lines and the dash-dot broken lines immediately adjacent to shaded surfaces form a boundary of the claim. The drawings include symbolic break lines. The appearance of any portion of the article between the break lines forms no part of the claimed design.

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