Gripping structure of a closure

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FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a gripping structure of a closure showing our new design, the lower portion of the closure being illustrated in broken lines for purposes of full disclosure in respect of one form that the bottom portion could have and that forms no part of our claimed design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof; and,

FIG. 3 is a side elevational view thereof.


The ornamental design for a gripping structure of a closure, as shown and described.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D354914 January 31, 1995 Newman
D367228 February 20, 1996 Woods
5941404 August 24, 1999 Charrette
6253942 July 3, 2001 Elias
D472947 April 8, 2003 Wu
Foreign Patent Documents
3001343 February 2002 GB
Patent History
Patent number: D491063
Type: Grant
Filed: Apr 14, 2003
Date of Patent: Jun 8, 2004
Assignee: Seaquist Closures Foreign, Inc. (Crystal Lake, IL)
Inventors: Marge M. Hicks (Eagle, WI), James W. Hammond (North Prairie, WI), Alan P. Hickok (Waukesha, WI)
Primary Examiner: Louis S. Zarfas
Assistant Examiner: Gregory Andoll
Attorney, Agent or Law Firm: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
Application Number: 29/179,716
Current U.S. Class: D9/443; D9/453
International Classification: 0907;