Tea ball

- Wilton Industries, Inc.
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FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the tea ball of the invention;

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 side elevational view thereof, the opposite side of which is an identical mirror image; and,

FIG. 6 is a bottom plan view thereof.


The ornamental design for a tea ball, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited
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Patent History
Patent number: D449960
Type: Grant
Filed: Nov 23, 1999
Date of Patent: Nov 6, 2001
Assignee: Wilton Industries, Inc. (Woodridge, IL)
Inventors: Jenel Durbin (LaGrange, IL), Michael Thuma (LaGrange, IL)
Primary Examiner: M. N. Pandozzi
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe
Application Number: 29/114,475
Current U.S. Class: D7/400; D7/667; D7/399
International Classification: 0799;