- Sara Lee Corporation

FIG. 1 is a front perspective view of a purse showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is an end elevational view thereof, the opposite end elevational view being a mirror image;

FIG. 3 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof with one of the purse straps shown in cross-section to illustrate its placement at the rear of the purse;

FIG. 5 is a top view thereof; and,

FIG. 6 is a bottom view thereof.

The broken lines shown on the purse represent conventional stitching. The strap is only partially shown in FIGS. 2-6 for convenience of illustration .

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D144557 April 1946 Graham
D158513 May 1950 Schlessinger
D258098 February 3, 1981 Norinsky
D287428 December 30, 1986 Knoepke
D314274 February 5, 1991 Jantzen
D341939 December 7, 1993 Zelcer
D343951 February 8, 1994 Petty et al.
D354619 January 24, 1995 Soukeras
1760681 May 1930 Barol
Other references
  • Coach Scooter Bag #9893, believed to be prior art. Coach Murphy Bag #9930, believed to be prior art. Coach USOC Tourist Pouch, believed to be prior art.
Patent History
Patent number: D396554
Type: Grant
Filed: Oct 16, 1995
Date of Patent: Aug 4, 1998
Assignee: Sara Lee Corporation (Winston-Salem, NC)
Inventor: Lee Barton Roeder (New York, NY)
Primary Examiner: Louis S. Zarfas
Assistant Examiner: Monica A. Weingart
Law Firm: Rhodes, Coats & Bennett, L.L.P.
Application Number: 0/45,273
Current U.S. Class: D/3243; D3/232
International Classification: 0301;