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United States Patent D378,971
Cruz April 29, 1997

Toaster

Claims


The ornamental design for a toaster, as shown and described.
Inventors: Cruz; Anthony V. (Richmond, VA)
Assignee: Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc. (Glen Allen, VA)
Appl. No.: D/033,642
Filed: January 17, 1995

Current U.S. Class: D7/330
Field of Search: D7/323,328-330,390 99/372,385,389

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D154535 July 1949 Epstein
D167908 October 1952 Pulliam
D169233 March 1953 Willman
D176275 December 1955 May
D177503 April 1956 Hunt
D185076 May 1959 Ernest et al.
D300798 April 1989 Tow
D315272 March 1991 Moore et al.
D338368 August 1993 Naft
2257906 October 1941 Gough
2367044 January 1945 Newell
2368026 January 1945 Jepson
2567075 September 1951 Lindberg
Foreign Patent Documents
58993 Jul., 1987 CA

Other References

Two Photographs of Toaster Shown to Retailer More Than One Year Prior to Jan. 17, 1995. .
WKM Advertisement Published Feb. 1987, Koln, Germany..

Primary Examiner: Gandy; James M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Dybvig; Roger S.

Description



FIG. 1 is a perspective view as seen from the top, front and left side of a toaster showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a left side elevational view of the toaster of FIG. 1, the right side being a mirror image of the left side;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view of the toaster of FIG. 1 ;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view of the toaster of Fig. 1;

FIG. 5 is a top plan view of the toaster of FIG. 1;

FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view of the toaster of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is a perspective view as seen from the front, top and left side of a toaster showing a second embodiment of my design;

FIG. 8 is a left side elevational view of the toaster of FIG. 7, the right side being a mirror image of the left side;

FIG. 9 is a front elevational view of the toaster of FIG. 7;

FIG. 10 is a rear elevational view of the toaster of FIG. 7;

FIG. 11 is a top plan view of the toaster of FIG. 7; and,

FIG. 12 is a bottom plan view of the toaster of FIG. 7.

The broken lines in FIGS. 1 through 6 showing a toast color knob, toast slots, depressions on the toast release handle, toast release handle connector slots, a power cord, a power cord notch, portions of a crumb tray, and a bottom plate having feet, a power cord depression, a crumb tray housing, and several vents are used for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design.

The broken lines in FIGS. 7 through 12 showing a toast color knob, toast slots, a toast release handle, toast release handle connector slots, a power cord, a power cord notch, a crumb tray, and a bottom plate having feet, a power cord depression, a crumb tray housing, and several vents are used for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design .

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