Hamper

- Rubbermaid Incorporated
Description

FIG. 1 is a top right front perspective view of a hamper showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a bottom plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a right side elevational view thereof; the left side elevational view being a mirror image.

The surface pattern, which is fragmentally shown, is understood to repeat uniformly and continuously across the entire indicated surface.

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Patent History
Patent number: D362933
Type: Grant
Filed: Dec 14, 1994
Date of Patent: Oct 3, 1995
Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated (Wooster, OH)
Inventor: Randall W. Calmeise (Oakwood Village, OH)
Primary Examiner: A. Hugo Word
Assistant Examiner: Robin V. Taylor
Attorneys: Richard B. O'Planick, Lisa B. Riedesel
Application Number: 0/32,176
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