Portion of a saddlebag filler strip

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FIG. 1 is a rear perspective view of a saddlebag filler strip embodying the present invention mounted on a motorcycle.

FIG. 2 is a rear view of the saddlebag filler strip shown in FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a side view of the saddlebag filler strip shown in FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 4 is a rear view of an alternative embodiment of the present invention, the only difference being the broken boundary lines along the bottom of the rear surface.

The present application is directed to the design illustrated in the drawings. The other features of the drawings, such as the motorcycle and portions of the mounting bracket shown in FIGS. 1-4, are not considered part of the design sought to be patented, and have accordingly been shown in broken lines.

The broken lines which define the boundaries of the claimed design form no part thereof.

The side view opposite FIG. 3 is a mirror image of FIG. 3.

The design sought to be patented is not visible in the bottom and front views. Accordingly, these views have been omitted.

The top view of the design is not visible in its normal or intended use because it is substantially obscured by the saddlebag and other portions of the motorcycle. Therefore, the top view is not a matter of ornamental concern, and has been omitted from the drawings.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D247775 April 25, 1978 Watson-O'Hara
D370002 May 21, 1996 Miller
2771305 November 1956 Buegeleisen
4096980 June 27, 1978 Clow
Other references
  • Two Polaroid photographs of prior art saddelbag filler strips publicly known prior to Feb. 27, 1997.
Patent History
Patent number: D424507
Type: Grant
Filed: Feb 27, 1998
Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
Assignee: Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Milwaukee, WI)
Inventors: Tom Parsons (Dousman, WI), Steve Ausloos (Cedarburg, WI), Michael Kecman (West Allis, WI), Todd Manifold (New Berlin, WI)
Primary Examiner: Alan P. Douglas
Assistant Examiner: Linda Brooks
Law Firm: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Application Number: 0/84,264
Current U.S. Class: Bracket Or Support (41) (D12/223)
International Classification: 1206;