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Publication numberUSD336592 S
Publication typeGrant
Application numberUS 07/394,187
Publication dateJun 22, 1993
Filing dateAug 15, 1989
Publication number07394187, 394187, US D336592 S, US D336592S, US-S-D336592, USD336592 S, USD336592S
InventorsGary DeGrow
Original AssigneeAladdin Synergetics, Inc.
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tray top for a food service tray
US D336592 S
Abstract  available in
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  1. The ornamental design for a tray top for a food service tray, as shown and described.

FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a tray top for a food service tray showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a rear elevational view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 6--6 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 7--7 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 8--8 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 9 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 9--9 of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 10 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 10--10 of FIG. 1.

The broken line showing of the lower portion of the food service tray is for illustrative purposes and forms no part of the claimed design.

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U.S. ClassificationD07/396.1, D07/553.5, D07/555