Refuse container


FIG. 1 is a front, top, right side perspective view of a refuse container showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a left side elevational view thereof, the right side elevational view being identical to FIG. 3;

FIG. 4 is a top plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 5 is a bottom plan view thereof.

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Patent History
Patent number: D420479
Type: Grant
Filed: Mar 15, 1999
Date of Patent: Feb 8, 2000
Assignee: Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC (Winchester, VA)
Inventor: Paul E. Delmerico (Winchester, VA)
Primary Examiner: Susan J. Lucas
Assistant Examiner: Cynthia E Ramirez
Law Firm: Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber
Application Number: 0/101,945
Current U.S. Class: Refuse Or Trash Equipment (D34/1)
International Classification: 0909;