Glow-in-the-dark dial assembly

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Description

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a first embodiment of a dial assembly for a gauge showing a dial face of the dial assembly. The black portions of the dial face indicate the color black. The dial face is evenly recessed about its perimeter from a transparent cover;

FIG. 2 is a front view of the dial assembly of FIG. 1. The black portions of the dial face indicate the color black;

FIG. 3 is a rear view of the dial assembly of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a top elevational view of the dial assembly of FIG. 2. The bottom elevational view of the dial assembly of FIG. 2 is a mirror image of the view shown in FIG. 4;

FIG. 5 is a left side elevational view of the dial assembly of FIG. 2. The right side elevational view of the dial assembly of FIG. 2 is a mirror image of the view shown in FIG. 5;

FIG. 6 is a perspective view of a second embodiment of a dial assembly for a gauge showing a dial face of the dial assembly. The black portions of the dial face indicate the color black. The dial face is evenly recessed about its perimeter from a transparent cover;

FIG. 7 is a front view of the dial assembly of FIG. 6. The black portions of the dial face indicate the color black;

FIG. 8 is a rear view of the dial assembly of FIG. 6;

FIG. 9 is a top elevational view of the dial assembly of FIG. 7. The bottom elevational view of the dial assembly of FIG. 7 is a mirror image of the view shown in FIG. 9; and,

FIG. 10 is a left side elevational view of the dial assembly of FIG. 7. The right side elevational view of the dial assembly of FIG. 7 is a mirror image of the view shown in FIG. 10.

The broken lines indicate structure that is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design. The stippled shading in FIGS. 1, 2, 6, and 7 is used to indicate an opaque material that is white in color and has phosphorescence.

Claims

The ornamental design for a glow-in-the-dark dial assembly, as shown and described.

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Other references
  • Advertisement for gauge dials by Rochester Gauges, Inc.; p. 37 of the LPGas magazine; Mar. 2011; 1 page.
Patent History
Patent number: D666933
Type: Grant
Filed: Apr 8, 2011
Date of Patent: Sep 11, 2012
Assignee: Marshall Excelsior Company (Marshall, MI)
Inventors: Alex L. Hoffman (Bellevue, MI), Frederick W. Blanchard (Battle Creek, MI)
Primary Examiner: Antoine D Davis
Attorney: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
Application Number: 29/389,332
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