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United States Patent D423,772
Cooper ,   et al. May 2, 2000

Hinged container


The ornamental design for a hinged container, as shown and described.
Inventors: Cooper; Martin R. (Cincinnati, OH), Akata; William K. (Nanuet, NY)
Assignee: Cooper Designs, Ltd. (Cincinnati, OH)
Appl. No.: D/103,266
Filed: April 12, 1999

Current U.S. Class: D3/218 ; D3/201; D3/215
Current International Class: 0301
Field of Search: D3/201,215,218 220/4.23,4.24 D9/424

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
D287336 December 1986 Roehrig
D355657 February 1995 Scheid et al.
D401763 December 1998 Wolff
1268064 May 1918 Johnson
2687157 August 1954 Cowan
4615464 October 1986 Byrns
5505328 April 1996 Stribiak
Primary Examiner: Zarfas; Loius S.
Assistant Examiner: Weingart; Monica A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a hinged container showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a top perspective view of the container of FIG. 1, shown in opened condition;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a bottom plan view thereof,

FIG. 6 is a left end elevational view thereof;

FIG. 7 is a right end elevational view thereof;

FIG. 8 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 9 is a top plan view of another alternate embodiment of a hinged container embodying our new design, illustrating a top portion having either an embossed or debossed central portion and an attachment ring at an opposite end (the attachment ring can be at either or both ends as desired);

FIG. 10 is a front elevational view of the embodiment of FIG. 9, illustrating the debossed central portion of the top surface;

FIG. 11 is a rear elevational view of yet another embodiment of a hinged container embodying our new design, showing a modified hinge device; and,

FIG. 12 is a top plan view of an embodiment of the present invention similar to that shown in FIG. 1, illustrated with optional transparent walls.

The broken line showing of a circular indentation on top of FIG. 1 and 14, and an attached cord in FIGS. 1-5, 8, 10-12, and 14, is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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